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Calendar Feb. 26

SATURDAY

KITSAP AUDUBON INTRO BIRD WALK: Fay Linger will lead a bird walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at the Poulsbo waterfront. Participants will see an impressive variety of marine birds – ducks, loons, grebes, scoters, mergansers and more — winter in the protected waters of Liberty Bay. Meet at the Kvelsted Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. There will be field guides and some extra binoculars. Space will be limited, so call early to reserve a place on this walk. Info: (360) 297-3855

BACKYARD FARMING OPEN HOUSE: Ever been interested in starting a small farm in your backyard? Do you keep chickens or bees or grow vegetables on your property? Environmental Center, located at 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston, is hosting a backyard farming open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27. Local people will have tables and will give short presentations about what they do. Suggested donation of $5- $10 at the door. Info/preregistration: (360) 297-2876

UPCOMING

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. March 5 and 6 at the Jewel Box Theater, 223 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-3183 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

KITSAP CHADD: "Modifications/Accommodations for Students with AD/HD," will be presented by Russ Bragg, Ph.D. a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist for the Bremerton School District at 7 p.m. 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.

KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. March 11 in the Poulsbo Library lower level. The program will provide a sneak preview of 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. March 11. Second Season offers quality clothing, jewelry, décor, housewares, furniture, collectables 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.

ONGOING

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 patwat09@gmail.com.

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.

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 Busby’s Burgers and Q, 19424 7th Ave, Ste A. Poulsbo. Info: Jeff Mead, president, (360) 620-4676.

FREE MEAL: First Lutheran’s family dinners will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave. NE. Info: (360) 779-2622.

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION: The Creating Soul Connections discussion group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse at 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo and from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Poulsbo library, in the West Reading Room upstairs. Topics include reincarnation, quantum healing, group meditation and near-death experiences, among others. Info: (360) 830-0193 or lorilinda12@aol.com.

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.

ALA-TEEN POULSBO GROUP: An effort is being made to form a group in the Poulsbo area, if you are interested in belonging or forming a group, please call Keshna at (360) 473-7549 or email at keshnade@yahoo.com.

BRIDGE CLUB: The Indianola Beach Improvement Club has a new, weekly ACBL-sanctioned bridge club that meets Tuesdays at the Indianola Clubhouse. Coffee and refreshments provided. Cost is $3 per session and $4 for periodic charity games. Info: Gene Alberts at (360) 297-4040.

NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The NK Friends of the Library are looking for new members. They meet at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of the Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for people with Lyme disease meets from 3-5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on Bainbridge Island. Contact for meeting location and info: Barb (206) 842-5491.

POULSBO AL-ANON: Meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Anglican Church of St. Charles at 20295 Little Valley Road in Poulsbo. Info: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.

KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s open to members and the public and features open-faced sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month in the West Reading Room at the Poulsbo Library. Info: (360) 697-6168.

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