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Community Calendar, Aug. 27-Sept. 2
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.
RUMMAGE SALE: The North Kitsap High School band boosters will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Northwest Design Center at the corner of Hwy 305 and Hostmark Street. Money raised will help pay for the band’s upcoming performance at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
SOAP BOX DERBY: The Kitsap Soap Box Derby Association begins a new season Saturday, Aug. 28, on Dauntless Drive in Poulsbo. Races will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. New racers ages 8 to 17 are welcome to join the association. Info: David Walters at email@example.com.
SILENT AUCTION: St. Charles Anglican Church in Poulsbo will host a silent auction to benefit the North Kitsap Clothing Closet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will be held in the Herrold Hall of the church, at 20295 Little Valley Road. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Info: Lis Morris at (360) 779-9472.
KINDERMUSIK STARTS: New fall classes for Kindermusik start Sept. 7 in Poulsbo and Kingston. Kindermusik is a music and movement class for children who are infants to 7 years old. Info: Judy Lawrence at (360) 297-7892 or www.missjudy.com.
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.
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: (360) 479-0522 or 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.