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Community Calendar, Aug. 13-19
SECOND-TIME AROUND SALE: Redeemer United Methodist Church of Kingston will host its "second-time around sale" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, 14 and 15, at the church. The church is located at 11081 NE Main Ave., Kingston. Info: Jacque Thorton at (360) 638-2644 or Pat Menge at (360) 297-3482.
POND AND WATER GARDEN TOUR: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish & Water Garden Club will host its 11th annual Pond and Water Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The ponds are located throughout Kitsap County at club members' homes. Tickets are $5 for adults (cash or check, only). Children younger than 18 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo. Info: Roadhouse Nursery at (360) 779-9589, or Jerry Hames, club president, at (360) 871-0301.
MARINE SCIENCE FUNDRAISER: Twilight Dinner on the Waterfront, a fundraiser for the Poulsbo Marine Science Center and NW Kiwanis camp, will be from 5:30-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the Loft, 18779 Front St. in Poulsbo. Tickets for the five-course winemakers' dinner and auction are $60 per person. Info/tickets: Darwin Dunker, (360) 930-0725 of the Loft, (360) 626-0224.
NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women's August meeting will be a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Henden residence at 25742 Pyramid Lane NW in Poulsbo. Local candidates are invited, so this will be a great opportunity to ask questions about their position on key issues. Info: (360) 779-3889
CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS: The Suquamish Tribe will host Chief Seattle Days Friday through Sunday from Aug. 20-22. The festival features a salmon bake, art, canoe races, a pow-wow and traditional dancing. Info: www.suquamish.nsn.us
CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and older to a luau lunch at noon on Friday, Aug. 20, at the North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo. The menu includes oriental green bean salad, Hawaiian-style roast pork, brown rice pilaf, oriental vegetables, whole wheat roll and tropical fruit salad. $3 suggested donation. Reservations required by 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19. Info/RSVP: (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 from Bainbridge and Kingston.
POULSBO AMERICANA FESTIVAL: A free summer concert with kids games, food and a wine and beer garden will be from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Raab Park. Proceeds benefit a North Kitsap nonprofit social services organization and the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. Info: (360) 779-4848 or www.poulsbomusicfestival.com.
POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society will not meet during the month of August. The next regular membership meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Sons of Norway Hall.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: North Kitsap Fishine is accepting donations of new school supplies through Aug. 20. Donations can be dropped off at the food bank, Curves of Poulsbo, Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, City of Poulsbo, or Edward Jones offices — Glenn Anderson and Carol Glad: 19032 Jensen Way NE; Pat McFadden: 19740 7th Ave. NE, Suite F; Donna Strep: 202 Front St., Suite 102; Todd Tidball: 18887 State Highway 305 NE, Suite 100. More than 350 backpacks, with supplies, are expected to be passed out this year. The items needed for the school supply drive include backpacks, pocket folders, children's scissors, looseleaf paper — college and wide rule — Pee Chees, rulers (12-inch metal); pencil pouches; plastic supply box; pens (red, blue and black); erasers (pink); color markers; glue sticks; No. 2 pencils; crayons (24 count); and colored pencils. Info: Kathy Smith, (360) 779-5190.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: A Women’s Wealth Book Club will meet from 5-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Avenue NE, Poulsbo. The book club begins Sept. 9. Cost is $10 per month and includes dinner. WWBC’s purpose is to bring high-achieving business women and independent professionals together in discussion, learning and networking. Toiletries and accessories are collected for donations to local women’s shelters at each meeting.
HANDS-ON GARDENING FOR KIDS: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 16, crafts and hands-on gardening experiences are offered for parents and children at the Youth Garden at Frank Raab Park in Poulsbo. Donations are welcome.
WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP: Peninsula Cancer Center, 19917 7th Ave., Poulsbo, is sponsoring a wellness support group from 4-5:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month. The topics of the group include stress reduction and relaxation. Info: (360) 697-8000.
FREE FITNESS CLASS: Kitsap Aikido is offering a free drop-in fitness class to the public from 6-6:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 650 NW Bovela Lane No. 5 in Poulsbo. The class emphasizes stretching, flexibility and core strength training. This is an informal class so shorts or sweats are acceptable. Info: (360) 598-1520 or visit www.kitsapaikido.org.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Harrison Medical Center Annex, 750 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Info: Cheryl Denton at (206) 842-0113.
OPEN AIR MARKET: A Sunday afternoon barbecue, craft fair and flea market will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week through the summer at 16298 State Route 305, Poulsbo, between Poulsbo and the Agate Pass Bridge. The flea market features Native American items, collectibles, cookbooks, yard art and more. Info: Corinne at (360) 697-1933.
CLOTHING AND SHOES NEEDED: The YWCA WRAPS Clothing Closet is in need of gently used/new clothing, shoes and personal care items for women, men and children. Clothing can be donated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the YWCA Community Center, 905 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: Call (360) 479-0522 or go to www.ywcakitsap.org.
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. Shifts are two hours, twice per month. Info: Barbara French at bfrench@tnc. org or (206) 343-4345 ext 361.
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 Faith Communities Food Coalition offers free meals to help the homeless and build community connections—
• 5-7 p.m., last Monday of every month, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo, (360) 779-4746.
• 5-7 p.m., the first and last Wednesday of the month, Suquamish UCC, 18732 Division Ave. NE, Suquamish, (360) 598-4434.
• 4-6 p.m., first and fourth Tuesday, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo, (360) 779-4689.
• 5-6 p.m., every Thursday, First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave., Poulsbo, (360) 779-2622.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program has immediate openings for volunteers to serve meals on Fridays at the North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo. Info: Craig at (360) 377-8511.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 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.
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. A $10 donation and pre-registration requested. Info: www.soundspirit.org or (360) 598-4434.