- About Us
Community Calendar, Aug. 20-26
CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS: The Suquamish Tribe will host Chief Seattle Days Friday through Sunday 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.
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 boxes; 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.
ONE SHOT MOLLY: Summer Nights at the Bay presents One Shot Molly for a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Liberty Bay Waterfront Park. Info: Call Poulsbo Parks & Recreation at (360) 779-9898.
POUSLBOPALOOZA: Poulsbopalooza will showcase eight local bands from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Raab Park on Saturday, Aug.28. Safari, Thresh and Faithful Sinners Workshop are headlining the show, which includes two live jam sessions where musicians and bands can sign up to play a song or two.
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.
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 meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Sons of Norway Hall.
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: Call Craig at (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 meet at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Loft in downtown Poulsbo. Info: John Teising, president, (360) 731-0791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, a program for men and women, ages 14 to 21. Info: www.crew42.org.
NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The NK Friends of the Library meets 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 at (206) 842-5491.
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.
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: The Little Norway Toastmasters Club Now meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Martha and Mary on Front Street in Poulsbo. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: email@example.com.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer’s Association provides free information and a support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. The groups are for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Info: Cyd Wadlow at (360) 613-3537.GNW TOASTMASTERS: The Great Nor’Westerns Toastmasters Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Design Center on State Route 305 in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 620-8037.
SCIENCE CENTER: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center on Front Street is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday.