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Calendar, March 12
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. 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, at the Jewel Box Theatre. 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, at the Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge, 18824 3rd Ave. NW, Poulsbo. Dinner is corned beef with cabbage and all the trimmings genuine Irish soda bread, all served 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. Info: Lions Club member June Cotner at email@example.com or (360) 697-9497.
LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Do you have a lap band or are you thinking of getting one? Join others to connect and support each other at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Poulsbo Library Meeting Room on Main Level, 700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo. Info: Susan Hancock at (360) 440-4799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU TESTING: The U.S. Census Bureau will be testing and taking job applications for census takers for the 2010 Census at 10:30 a.m. March 16 at Little Boston Library, 31980 Little Boston Road NE; 1 p.m. March 17 at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue No. 81, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston; and 1 p.m. March 18 at Suquamish United Church of Christ, Stuart Hall, 18732 Division Avenue NE. To sign up, call (866) 861-2010 or go to www.2010censusjobs.gov.
NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 Liberty Road. Dick Pilling, Clallam County Republican chair, will speak about his experiences living and working in Saudi Arabia for 18 years. He will talk about cultural differences and the Saudi Arabian way of life. Pete DeBoer, Candidate for 23rd District representative and current Kingston port commissioner, also will be addressing the group.
4H CAMP BENEFIT: A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, at the Silverdale Grange Hall 12535 Clear Creek Road. Suggested donation $5. Children younger than 5 eat for free. Families of five or more are $20. Info: Toni Blanchard (360) 440-1077.
CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and over to a St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on Wednesday, March 17. Lunch will be at noon at the North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo. The menu is pears, corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, country trio vegetables, raisin bread and a sugar cookie. Suggested donation is $3. Reservations are required by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16. (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 from Bainbridge and Kingston.
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 email@example.com.
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.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS: The League of Women Voters of Kitsap is having a luncheon and public meeting on “Health Care: What’s Happening in Kitsap County and the State?” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale. The speakers, Scott Bosch, chief executive officer of Harrison Medical Center, and Barbara Malich, Director of Peninsula Community Health Services, will discuss the status of health care in the county and state, budgeting issues and the impact of possible national health care reform. The cost of lunch is $25 for salad, quiche and dessert. Reservations required by Wednesday, March 17, with checks payable to LWV Kitsap to Pam Hamon, 17056 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Info: (360) 598-3508.
MOAA ANNUAL MEETING: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will hold its Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday, March 26, at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon. Jeff Gale, executive director of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, will speak. Association membership is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, NOAA, or their surviving spouses. Persons interested in attending should RSVP Capt. Larry Gudbranson SC USN (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 by March 22.
PLAY READING: The Jewel Box Theatre is proud to offer script-in-hand performances for you in a new and accessible form. At 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, the Jewel Box Theatre 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 Theatre is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo. For information, call (360) 697-3183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale fundraiser to benefit the Logan Foster Cancer Relief Fund (a 3-year-old with a rare form of brain cancer) will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Doctors Clinic parking lot, 19245 7th Ave. Donations are being accepted. Info: email@example.com
POULSBO HISTORIC SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historic Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 Liberty Road. Retired Fire Chief Jim Shields will speak on the history of the Poulsbo Fire Station. Info: poulsbohistory.org.
CHILDREN OF THE NATIONS: Henery’s Hardware in Kingston is accepting donation checks for Children of the Nations and Hansville Community Church through March 26th. Contributions of $5 will purchase a 12 x 10 tarp and weather resistant rope to make a temporary shelter for families in Haiti. Checks should be made out to “COTN.”
SEEKING ARTISTS: The newly opened Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo is an artists cooperative currently looking for 3D artists. Specifically they are interested in glass blowers or stained glass, fiber artists and basketry, metalworks and sculpture. If interested in applying for the jury process please contact Patty Watson at firstname.lastname@example.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.
TOPS: Do you have some weight to lose? Join TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Finn Hill Lutheran Church. Info: (360) 271-8775.
VETERANS SERVICES AVAILABLE: Veteran Service Officers from American Legion Post 245 are available at the Poulsbo City Hall, every Thursday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist any veteran with their applications for VA benefits, Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund screening and veteran’s widows benefits. Info: (360) 779-5456.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: A new group for survivors of suicide will meet monthly in Bremerton to offer a setting for family members or friends who have lost someone to suicide. The group is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.
A HOLY JOURNEY: “Living with Illness, loss and death” will be held the first Tuesday of each month. (First session at 5 p.m., following sessions from 7-9 p.m.) Explore and transform the difficulties and disappointments that come with disease and loss with retired hospice nurse Cathy Cuenin. Program held at Suquamish UCC, 18732 Division St. $10 donation and pre-registration requested. Info: www.soundspirit.org or (360) 598-4434.
BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: Caring Clowns International, an all-volunteer, charitable nonprofit, is now recruiting board members. Info: Duffy (360) 697-3546 or email@example.com.
OPTIMIST CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimist Club meets at 5:50 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites. Info: Constance Gooding at (360) 779-6478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUP GATHERING: A Course in Miracles group gathers from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday at Unity Center, 26011 Ohio Ave, Kingston.
JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or email@example.com.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com.
WOMEN’S BOOK DISCUSSION: A women’s book discussion group focusing on Norwegian authors meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Info: Torbjorg at (360) 779-9826.