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Calendar, March 26

FRIDAY

BRAIN INJURY, PTSD AND DEPRESSION: A demonstration for veterans and active military on craniosacral therapy, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, at North Peninsula Unity Center, 26011 Ohio Avenue NE, Kingston. Info:(360) 297-1654 or sarafoster888@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

MEET THE AUTHOR: The Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way Keyport, will welcome for the third time author Brad Matsen at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on Saturday, March 27. Matsen will discuss his newest book, “Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King.” The museum store will have the book available, and following the presentation, Matsen will sign copies and chat with attendees. Info: (360) 396-4148.

PLAY READING: The Jewel Box Theatre is proud to offer script-in-hand performances for audiences 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 jewelboxtickets@gmail.com. Visit www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

SUNDAY

KOI INFO DAY: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club will have a Pond Information Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo, to answer questions about ponds and provide practical advice.  The classes are free. Info: (360) 779-9589.

TUESDAY

BLOOD DRIVE: The Poulsbo Lions are sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Poulsbo Village.

RELAY FOR LIFE: The next North Kitsap Relay for Life Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Columbia Bank in Kingston. Info: (360) 271-6711.

THURSDAY

CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and older to a special Easter Lunch Thursday, April 1. Lunch will be served at noon at the Kingston Community Center, North Kitsap Senior Center and Poulsbo Senior Center. On the menu: corn salad, ham slice with raisin sauce, red potatoes, green beans, raisin bread and Waldorf salad. $3 suggested donation. Reservations required by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Info: (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 from Kingston.

UPCOMING

DAHLIA SALE: The Kitsap County Dahlia Society is having its annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, at the Crystal Range at 2160 Paulson Road in Central Kitsap. Tubers also will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club at 1470 Saddle Club Road, Port Orchard. Info: Call Pat at (360) 698-0123 or go to www.kitsapdahlias.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: babynakomas@hotmail.com.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: A training class, required of all new volunteers, is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Marine Science Center on Front Street in Poulsbo. Advance registration required. Info: denise.bauman@gmail.com or (360) 689-9183.

KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Poulsbo Library lower level. The program will be “Running with Whales,” with guest speaker Nancy Woodman, author/illustrator/adventurer, who has been on expeditions in remote corners of the world. Her presentation will be about Chattam Straight, Alaska. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 394-5635.

KITSAP CHADD: “AD/HD & Meds: What is There? What’s New? What Works for What?” will be presented by Terry Douglass, ARNP, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 Kitsap CHADD, the local Attention Deficit Disorder support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign-up needed. The group meets in the Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.

POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical 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.

BARK FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. The North Kitsap Bark for Life will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 18, in Port Gamble. Info: barkforlifeofnorthkitsap.org.

RED CROSS BENEFIT: The Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586, located at 4230 Lincoln Hill Road, and the Buz Whiteley Big Band present an evening of music and dancing at the Eagles Hall from 7:30-11 p.m.on Saturday, April 24. There will be no admission charged but a donation would be appreciated; all the proceeds go to the Red Cross for the benefit of the Haitian people who have been devastated by the recent earthquake. For tax deductions make checks, that bear your address, payable to American Red Cross. Info: (360) 598-4432.

ONGOING

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteer stewards to help monitor Foulweather Bluff preserve, a nature preserve in northern Kitsap County near Hansville. Our stewards visit the preserve during busy summer months and keep us informed of activities there. Shifts are two hours, twice per month. A spring kick-off potluck and training session is planned for May 1. Info: Barbara French at bfrench@tnc.org or (206) 343-4345 ext 361.

COMMUNITY GARDEN SPOTS: There are three large and 11 small plots available at the Community Garden (P-Patch) at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Large plots (10x20) rent for $45, small ones (10x10) are $35. Poulsbo residents receive a $5 discount. Water, some tools and compost are provided. Gardeners commit to working six hours per season in the common areas. Info: (360) 779-9898.

FREE CLOTHING BANK: St. Charles Anglican Church offers a free clothing bank from 3-6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month and 9-11 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at 20295 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo, Info: (360) 297-0078.

COMMUNITY MEALS: The North Kitsap Food Coalition and Faith Coalition offers free meals to help the homeless and build connections in the community —

• 5-7 p.m. , last Monday of every month, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1700 NE Lincoln, (360) 779-4746.

• 5-7 p.m., last Wednesday of the month, Suquamish UCC, 18732 Division Ave. NE, Poulsbo, (360) 598-4434.

• 6 p.m., first Friday of the month, Christ Memorial Church, Pearson Fellowship Hall, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, (360) 779-5515.

• 4-6 p.m., first and fourth Tuesday, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo, (360) 779-4689.

• 5-6:30 p.m., every Thursday, First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave., Poulsbo, (360) 779-2622.

CHILDREN OF THE NATIONS: Henery’s Hardware in Kingston is accepting donation checks for Children of the Nations and Hansville Community Church through March 26. Contributions of $6 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 patwat09@gmail.com.

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 duffy@caringclownsinternational.org.

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 cgooding@comcast.net.

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 jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.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. 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.

POULSBO KIWANIS: Poulsbo Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Loft in historic Poulsbo. Info: John Teising, president, (360) 731-0791 or teisinginstruction@comcast.net.

VENTURING CREW 42: Has your high school son or daughter lost interest and dropped from Boy Scouting or Girl Scouting, or did they miss the opportunity when they were younger? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, the newest program for young men and women, ages 14 to 21. Info: www.crew42.org.

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