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Calendar, March 5
IMPROV COMEDY: Saddle up for “The Man From Dogfish Creek,” a full-length improvised show in the genre of the “Singing Cowboy” movies of long ago. Two nights, two different shows, both at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Jewel Box Theatre, 223 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-3183 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
FAMILY DAY: The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport will host family day Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. The topic is Women’s History. Make a cookie diver and test it in the water table and tour the Women’s Divers exhibit. For ages pre-school to 12. Info: http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org.
WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION: at the Naval Undersea Museum will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Poulsbo Elementary teacher and former Navy Chief Barbara Paxton will give Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. Folksinger Linda Allen will present a 45-minute multimedia presentation featuring a sing-a-long, images, stories, and readings. Also meet Spokane’s Helga Estby and Rosie the Riveter.
KITSAP CHADD: “Modifications/Accommodations for Students with AD/HD,” will be presented by Russ Bragg, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, Bremerton School District at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Group Health Cooperative classroom, 10452 Silverdale Way, to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.
POULSBO HISTORIC SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society membership meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 in the lower level of the Sons of Norway Hall in Poulsbo. Speaker Joan Carson will present the program: "Writing and Publishing Your Family History." Info: Hildur Gleason (360) 930-0046.
KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Poulsbo Library lower level. The program will provide a sneak preview of the Great Washington State Birding Trail, Puget Loop. The guest speaker will be Christi Norman, who started and runs Audubon’s Great Washington Birding Trail Program. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 692-8180.
SECOND SEASON: Second Season will host its grand opening at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11. Second Season offers quality clothing, jewelry, décor, housewares, furniture, collectibles and more. All proceeds support North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank and emergency services. The sale runs March 10-13. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and located in Old Town Poulsbo on the waterfront at 18825 Anderson Parkway.
SONGWRITERS’ CONVERSATIONS: Peter Spencer’s “Songwriters’ Conversation” series returns to the Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo Friday, March 12 with special guest Yellowtail Records recording artist Matt Price. Price’s smooth, comfortable songs belie the fierce intelligence below their amiable surface. Each is a complete work, carefully structured for maximum emotional impact. The Jewel Box remains the West Sound’s best music venue, an intimate, PA-free, 100-seat nest that is everything the name promises. Join the discussion with one of the Northwest’s most erudite and charming songwriters. Tickets are $12.50. For more information go to jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Poulsbo Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at the Poulsbo Library meeting room on the lower level. Gail Larson of Dancing Raven Design, will present a program on fruit and vegetable growing and using a garden coach. Guests and new members are welcome.
POULSBO LIVE: Series two of “Poulsbo Live” begins with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Part open-mic, part talent show, “Poulsbo Live” is where you show off your artistry. The performances can be almost anything — all you need is your own equipment and a desire to entertain your family, friends and strangers. Each week the audience will choose a different winner by applause, so bring your friends to create your own fan base. All ages welcome. Tickets are $5 at the door. Performers enter for free. The Jewel Box is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo. For information, call (360) 697-3183, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club will host their second annual St. Patrick’s dinner celebration from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday,March 13 the Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge, 18824 3rd Ave. NW, Poulsbo. Dinner includes corned beef with cabbage and all the trimmings including genuine Irish soda bread baked by a genuine Irish Lion, all served to you by North Kitsap High School and Kingston High School Leos. The cost of the dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bayside Engravers in downtown Poulsbo, Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry in Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, Liberty Bay Auto, from any Lions Club member, and at the door. All proceeds support Lions community service projects. Info: Lions Club member June Cotner at email@example.com or (360) 697-9497.
CONTEMPLATIVE WORSHIP: Saint Charles Anglican Church will host “Still,” a contemplative ecumenical worship service with singing and prayer on March 17 and 24. “Still” is a meditative style of service founded in Taize, France, that blends music, words and silence. The songs are written by local musicians. Saint Charles Church is located at 20295 Little Valley Road NE in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-3524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NONPROFIT WORKSHOP: Maria Marsala will host “Nonprofit roadmap to success,” a workshop to teach nonprofit organizations to reach their goals, from 1:27-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at Poulsbo Inn & Suites, 18680 State Route 305, Poulsbo. Info/reservations: (360) 271-84189.
PLAY READING: The Jewel Box Theatre is proud to offer scrip-in-hand performances for you in a new and accessible form. At 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, the Jewel Box will present the second play of The Play Reading Series, “Mere Mortals and Others” by David Ives and directed by Fred Saas. The evening will include six one-act plays from Ives, considered the king of short one-act plays. There will be few if any props. Costumes will be suggested. Lighting and other production values will be basic. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The Jewel Box is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo. For information, call (360) 697-3183 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program has immediate openings for volunteers to serve meals on Fridays at the NK Senior Center in Poulsbo. The time commitment is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Craig at (360) 377-8511.
SEEKING ARTISTS: An established art gallery is moving to Front Street in downtown Poulsbo in March. It is currently jurying for artists in metalworks, all glass and fiber arts, wood turning and furniture, jewelry, sculpture, garden art and basketry. Info: Patty Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOTTY GIRLS: Poulsbo’s Verksted Gallery is hosting a quilt exhibit featuring the Knotty Girls Quilting Challenge. Knotty Girls was formed seven years ago to share knowledge and new techniques in quilting. The exhibit showcases the results of a group challenge, to use several patterns and techniques radiating out from the center to the borders of each quilt. The Verksted Gallery is a fine arts and crafts cooperative, open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.