Community Calendar of Events 2-13-08


TODDLER STORY TIME: The Poulsbo Library will host Toddler Story Time, for ages 10 months to 3 years old, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the library, 700 Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-2915.

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Kitsap Arts & Crafts is holding an open meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Kingston Fire Station. Come help create scholarships for the youth of North Kitsap. Info: (360) 297-2828.

GAME NIGHT: Residents are invited to a Family Game Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Little Boston Library, 31980 Little Boston Road. All ages are welcome, and there will be cards, puzzles and board games. Info: (360) 297-2670.


FREE MASSAGE: Kitsap Running & Walking Co. will hold Be Sweet to your Feet from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 14 at its Front Street location in Poulsbo. Free foot massages will be available, refreshments will be provided. Info: (360) 697-4296.

CHUCKWAGON: Seniors age 60 and over are invited to a Valentine’s Day Lunch at noon Feb. 14 at dining locations in East Bremerton, Silverdale, Kingston, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island & Port Orchard. Call for exact locations. The luncheon includes carrot-raisin salad, orange glazed chicken breasts, red potatoes, Japanese vegetables, oat bran muffin & strawberry shortcake w/ whipped topping. Reservations are required by 2:30 p.m. at least one day in advance. A donation of $3 is suggested. Info: (360) 377-8511.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive for Western Washington hospitals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at North Kitsap High School. Info:

AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14 in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library. Jaye Moore of Northwest Raptor Center in Sequim will be the guest speaker. She will bring some feathered friends, perhaps some other critter(s). Kids and the public are welcome. Info: (360) 692-8180 or

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: The Poulsbo Library will host Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 6 years old, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, 22 and 29 at the library, 700 Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-2915.


IT’S RAININ’ QUILTS: The Kitsap Quilters will present their 23rd Annual Quilt Show, “IT’S RAININ’ QUILTS!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at Presidents’ Hall, at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton. There will be 320 quilts on display, 24 quilt vendors and hourly demonstrations as well as a cafe and boutique. Admission is $4, parking is free. Children under 10 are free. Info:


FILM SCREENING: The Kitsap chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Pride Foundation will host a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Inlaws & Outlaws, at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. The film, a collection of true stories about love and marriage, will be shown at the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton. The screening is free, donations will be accepted. Light refreshments will be provided and the filmmaker will be attending.

BOOK SALE: The Poulsbo Library will host a book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the library, 700 Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-2915.

GARDEN CLUB: The Suquamish Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Suquamish Elementary School Library. Guest speaker and local artist Shari Walker will discuss Suquamish in a presentation entitled “The Suquamish Landscape with an Artist’s Eye”. The public is invited. Info: Jan or Doug at 360-394-1930, or Bob or Aggie at 360-394-3941.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Stella’s Pizza & Pasta in Poulsbo. Trent England will be speaking. Info: Brenda at (360)871-2200.

BOOK GROUP: The Poulsbo book group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Lincoln Road. The group will discuss “The Children’s Blizzard” by David Laskin. Info: (360) 779-2915.

FAREWELL RECEPTION: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library is having a reception for KRL Poulsbo Branch Manager Susan Lavin from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Poulsbo Library. Lavin is transferring to the Kingston Library. Her replacement will be Bainbridge Island Assistant Branch Manger Sharon Lee. The NKFOL will offer cake and coffee for patrons who want to wish Lavin good luck and to thank her for her service.

OPTIMISTS CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimists Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbo Inn. On Feb. 20 Fish Park steering committee chair Tom Nordlie will be the guest speaker.

GFWC MEETING: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club will hold its February meeting Feb. 21 at the West Bremerton Subway Party room on Kitsap Way. Dinner is at 6 pm and the meeting will start at 7 pm. Members will be working on a “recycling art” project. Women interested in community service are invited to attend. Info:

AUCTION: Poulsbo Cooperative Preschool will hold its 7th annual “Growing Together” live and silent auction from 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Sons of Norway lodge. The evening will include live music, themed basket raffles, food and beverages. Info: 779-4104 or

ISLAM WORKSHOP: The Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host an Islam workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at 4418 Perry Avenue, Bremerton. The workshop will address Islamic beliefs and culture from both historical and modern perspectives. Cost is a $15 donation, which includes lunch. Info: (360) 377-4724.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous will host a “Unity Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road in Poulsbo. There will be a speaker, writing workshop, meditation meeting, open sharing and gift shop. Cost is a suggested $5 donation. Info: (360) 417-1570 or (888) 301-3363.

GIRLFRIENDS AFTERNOON: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter will host a Girlfriend’s Afternoon from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish. The event will raise funds for the shelter, and will include a Fab Flip Flop Fashion Pageant. Cost is $100, of which $70 is tax-deductible and must be purchased by Feb. 15. Info: (206) 842-6027.

RHODODENDRON SOCIETY: Peggy Tillery, Horticulture Educatior from WSU Extension Kitsap will speak on rhododendron diseases and conditions at the Kitsap Chapter American Rhododendron Society at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island. She will also talk about Horticulture Education outreach programs in Kitsap County as well as share slides of rhodies in her own garden. Non members are encouraged to attend. Info: (360) 779-9272.

TREE SEMINAR: The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will host a tree seminar from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Poulsbo Fire Station. Topics will include: hazard tree I.D., tree solutions, fallen branches, wood utilization and what trees to plant under power lines. Jim Trainer, Katy Krokower and Dr. Olaf Ribeiro will speak. Info: (360) 307-5870.

BREIDABLIK AUCTION: Breidablik Elementary School’s PTSA will host its annual fund-raising auction at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Plaza Ballroom on Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. There will be a live and silent auction, dinner, dessert, wine and dancing. Tickets are $30 per person, and must be purchased by Feb. 12. Info: Andrea Tellinghuisen at (360) 779-7834 or

GARDEN GRANTS: As part of its mission to foster knowledge and interest in gardening and promote civic beauty, the Poulsbo Garden Club is offering grants to organizations and individuals in the North Kitsap area. The deadline for applications is March 1. Funds will be distributed to individuals pursuing horticultural education or wishing to promote civic beauty in the North Kitsap. Receive an application by calling 598-2318 or e-mail

DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Poulsbo Leikarringen youth folk dancers will be performing from 2-4 p.m. March 1 at the Sons of Norway Hall. The Leikarringen dancers perform traditional Scandinavian folk dances. A suggested donation of $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family will be accepted at the door. All proceeds go to support the Poulsbo Historical Society. Info: Joanne Graves at (360) 779-9979.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Applications are due March 1 for the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market, which takes place at Town Square in City Hall park. The Markets opens on April 12 and runs through October 18. Only hand-made, home-made, or home-grown products produced or harvested by the vendor may be sold at the Market. For detailed information on the membership guidelines, rules of the Market, and a vendor application, visit or call the Market phone line at 855-1500.

ROTARY AUCTION: The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club will kick off its Inaugural Online Auction March 4 at Bid on exciting items including an autographed Ichiro Suzuki jersey, a 2008 Indy 500 Experience for Two, and a golfing trip of a lifetime to St. Andrews in Scotland through April 18, 2008.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Toro Insurance Consultants will offer the Bull Stops Here seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5 at Stella’s Restaurant in Poulsbo. Lunch is included in the $30 registration fee. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register online, go to, click on the Online Store tab, and go to Store Items. Info: (360) 697-1058 or

OPEN HOUSE: The Carden Country School will hold an open house and information night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 6. CCS is a non-profit, interdenominational Chirstian school located on a working farm in the heart of Bainbridge Island, serving grades K-8. The public is welcome to attend. Info: (206) 842-6510.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: Two local award-winning nature videographers, John Williams of Stillhope

Productions and Nancy Sefton of Unicorn Studios, will share their experiences capturing wildlife March 8 at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center. At 1 p.m. go underwater in Puget Sound; at 2 pm learn how a nature movie is made. No charge for admission.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Naval Undersea Museum will host speaker John Clear in the Mary Bonning room at 2 p.m. March 8. Clear is a retired submariner, historian, and researcher. During his talk “Silent Service Speaks”, he will speak of the days of the diesel submarine fleet. Info: (360) 396-5548.

NETWORKING: A Businesswomen Networking Together event will be held on from 7-9 p.m. March 10 at a location in downtown Poulsbo. Enjoy this introductory to our “soon to be” monthly Women’s Financial Book Club meeting. This event is also open to executives and managers. Cost is a refreshment or snack. Info: Event coordinator Maria Marsala at (360) 271-8418.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: A volunteer training class will be held at 10 a.m. at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center March 15. Info: (360) 689-9183.

MOMS CLUB: The MOMS Club of Poulsbo/Kingston will host its 4th annual Preschool Fair from 10 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Zone Sportsplex in Poulsbo. Representatives from a variety of North Kitsap preschools will be available to answer questions and provide information about their programs.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS:The Hansville Art & Craft Guild is inviting all local artists and crafters to join their annual Studio Tour April 25 and 26. The tour has become increasingly popular each year. Artists and crafters must create the work they are showing and selling at this event. For those intersted in participating, or perhaps hosting a site, contact Ardy Carey at 360-638-1770 or Marci Collins at 360-286-8290. Deadline for application and fees is March 10.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Kitsap County Schools are looking for tutoros to help students in all grades in the areas of math, reading, science, history and Social Studies. Middle and elementary schools also need volunteers to read with students. Info: Jana at (360) 377-5511 or

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and American Red Cross have partnered to develop a disaster preparedness presentation for seniors. The presentation teaches steps to take to prepare for various emergencies, and can range from a one-time event to a series of events depending on needs. They are offered at no cost. If interested in taking a class, call Jana at (360) 377-5511 or email

AIRCRAFT EXHIBIT: The Puget Sound Navy Museum will feature a winter exhibit on aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The exhibit contains information and artifacts on the 1,092-foot, 20-story ship. Info: (360) 396-5548.

SOLES 4 SOULS: Kitsap Running & Walking, Co. has teamed up with Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit agency, to bring new and slightly used shoes to children and adults in developing countries. Bring shoe donations to the store and they will be sent for you. Info: (360) 697-4296.

KITSAP PINES CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: The Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines is always looking for new members. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio Street in Bremerton. They sing barbershop style and welcome women of all ages who like to sing. For information, please call Kathy at (360) 297-8414, or visit

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer’s Association provides free information and support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way. 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: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Great Nor-Westerns Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the first and third Thursdays at noon at the Design Center on State Route 305. Info: (360) 620-8037.

SPANISH CLASS: There will be a Spanish class organizing in the afternoon Mondays and Thursdays at a residence on Clear Creek Road. Retired Spanish teacher Phil Davis will be the instructor. Interested residents are encouraged to sign up. Info: Marilyn Hoban at (360) 697-5909.

SCIENCE CENTER: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday on Front Street. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to explore the center, including the main tidepool, which is now operational.

BINGO: The North Kitsap Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586 will host bingo at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the aerie, 4230 Lincoln Road. The public is welcome, and the snack bar will open at noon. Info: (360) 779-7272.

FOLK DANCING: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will host folk dancing lessons from 7-9 p.m. at 18891 Front Street. Beginners are welcome, and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 779-2460.

COFFEE CLUB: Local Edward Jones financial advisor Pat McFadden will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Poulsbo Village office. The informal gathering will provide a venue to discuss the economy, interest rates, stocks and other investment topics. Info: Pat McFadden at (360) 779-6450.

POULSBO LIONS: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall. They are recruiting new members. Info: visit

OPTIMISTS CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimists Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn.

DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY: The Nina Grieg Lodge No. 40 meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at The Sons of Norway, Poulsbo, 18891 Front Street. Info: Dorothy Walsh, (360) 779-5188.

TROUT UNLIMITED: The North Kitsap Salmon Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the community room of the Poulsbo library. Info: Al Miller at (360) 297-2490 or Dennis Lytle at (360) 394-2088.

LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone with a lap band, or thinking of getting one, is invited to Lap Band Support Group meetings from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Poulsbo Library. Info: Mari Schielke at (360) 779-0050 or Susan Hancock at (360) 297-2247.

BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting BINGO at 6:30 every Wednesday night, early birds at 6 p.m.

ARTISTS INVITED: Kingston Art Gallery is inviting local artists to be juried to become possible showing partners with the cooperative. Applications available at the gallery. Info: (360) 297-5133.

HANSVILLE TOPS: The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 1239 of Hansville meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hansville Community Church. Newcomers are welcome.

AWANA: Children ages 3 years through 6th grade are invited to join the AWANA Clubs at Kingston Christian Church The club times are from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Parents may stay or drop off registered children starting at 6:15 p.m. each night. Info: Ron Cody at (360) 297-6558 or the church office at (360) 297-2551.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: The Kingston Al-Anon Family Group will be meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Kingston Unity Church, 26011 Ohio Ave. Info: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.

WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society is once again hosting walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Info: (360) 440-7354 or

TEAM SURVIVOR: Team Survivor Northwest, a women’s cancer survivor walking group, meets from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Port Gamble General Store. Info: or Dr. Melanie McGrory at (360) 379-4767.

BUSINESS ALLIANCE: The Bayside Business Alliance, a group of business people from North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island, meets from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Magnolia Cafe in downtown Poulsbo for networking, business education and fellowship. Info: Karen Cochrane at (360) 509-9199 or Lori Morgan at (206) 842-1255.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: Jane at (360) 297-4886.

KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It is open to members and the public and features open face sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $8 per person.

CHOICE: The CHOICE support group will meet at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Learn how to make healthy choices in your life by learning boundaries, skills and self-awareness. Info: (360) 779-5515.

AMERICAN LEGION: Post No. 245 of Poulsbo meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Poulsbo Armory, 19133 Jensen Way. All veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Services are welcome to attend the meetings. Sons of veterans are welcome to join Sons of Legion. Wives, widows and daughters of veterans and active duty service members are welcome to join the Ladies Auxiliary. Info: (360) 697-1578.

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Info: (360) 271-5336.

KRA: The Kingston Revitalization Association meets 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month. Call Karen Ross at (360) 297-0316 for the meeting location.

HOSTMARK GRANDPARENTS: Seniors at the Hostmark Apartments are preparing goodie boxes for servicemen and women serving in Iraq. To donate goods or money contact Ann Clark, service coordinator at (360) 779-4607.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Kingston Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month. Info: Bill Reynolds, (360) 297-4010.

SING-A-LONG: There will be a hymn sing-a-long at the Hostmark Recreation Center every third Sunday of the month. There will be a potluck from 1-2 p.m., followed by singing, sharing testimonies and playing instruments. Bring an instrument if you play one. Everyone is welcome.

MASONS MEET: The Warren G. Harding Lodge No. 260 holds its stated communications at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the lodge at 18824 3rd Ave. in Poulsbo. Info: Ken Wilson, (360) 297-8959.

SENIOR POTLUCK: The Poulsbo Senior Center hosts a potluck for members and visitors at noon on the second Tuesdays of each month. The center is located at 18972 Front Street. Info: (360) 779-5702.

HOMESCHOOLING: Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap Independent Homeschooling Families meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesdays of each month at Liberty Ridge Apartments Lodge in Poulsbo. Info: Joyce Fiess, (360) 394-3620.

LOVE AND LOSS: Love and Loss Ministry grief support ministry meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in room 272 in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo. Everyone welcome. Info: (360) 779-5515 or (360) 394-1932.

NEEDLE WORKERS: The Nordic needle workers are at the Sons of Norway lodge every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Most of the ladies are working on hardanger embroidery, a type of pulled thread embroidery from the Hardanger region of Norway. Info: Grace Overby, (360) 779-2460, or Marianne, (360) 779-5209

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo-NK Historical Society meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Viking Room at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway. Info: Darlene Oulton, (360) 697-4186.

RUNNING AND WALKING: Armstrong Fitness is offering a free running and walking program. For all abilities — everyone is welcome. The workouts are very user friendly and based on participants’ current fitness level. AF covers training, injury prevention and rehab, nutrition and weight loss and offers individual assessments including footwear advice. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Armstrong Fitness. Info: Dave Steffens (360) 697-3353 or

CONNECTIONS: The Pinnacle Business Connections of North Kitsap will be holding its meetings from 11:32 a.m. to 12:47 p.m. at Bayside Broiler in Poulsbo the first and third Tuesday of each month. PBCNK is a local networking group created to help businesses 18 months or older “profit by networking.” Guests are always welcome and membership is open to one business of each category. Info: Ellen Dougherty, Membership Chair, (360) 697-5724 or visit

NORDIC FOLK DANCING: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will offer Nordic folk dancing instruction from 7-9 p.m. Mondays through mid June at Grieg Hall, 18891 Front Street. There will also be a dance party with music by the Clover Blossom Band the third Monday of each month. Beginners are welcome and it is not necessary to come with a partner. Info: Fred, (206) 780-8036 or Stan, (360) 779-2460.

NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers Norwegian language classes for beginners 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, for beginners 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, for intermediate from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays and for advanced from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. All classes are held at Grieg Hall, 18891 Front Street, in downtown Poulsbo. Info: Stan at (360) 779-2460.

SENIOR CENTER: The North Kitsap Senior Center Lounge, 18972 Front Street, Poulsbo has continuing activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, depending on volunteer staff availability.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: The Christ-centered 12-step program meets Fridays at the Activity Building behind Bayside Community Church on Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. Barbecue dinner starts at 6 p.m. and a group meeting starts at 7 p.m. Info: Barbara, (360) 297-2000.

IMPROV AUDITIONS: “What Happens Next?” The Jewel Box Theatre’s improv comedy troupe is now holding open auditions. The troupe is looking for team players. Prior improv/acting experience is not required. Info: (360) 275-0636.

CANCER SUPPORT: The Humble Abode Support Group for Women Living with Cancer meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in Poulsbo at St. Charles Anglican Church. Info: Karen Carson, (206) 842-3539 or Tina Leany, (360) 779-5282.

BOOK SALE: Local resident and Poulsbo Police Officer Nick Hoke’s book, “The Great Character Development Workbook,” is available for sale at Central Market, for $15. The workbook is designed for children of all ages. Tom Hall of Central Market is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Literacy Council of Kitsap County.

WOMEN’S ISSUES: YWCA ALIVE hosts a women’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships from 1-2:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 551-3140.

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS: Kitsap Business Connections is a networking group aimed at growing member businesses through leads & referrals. Guests are welcome Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Mitzel’s Restaurant, 760 N.E. Liberty Road, Poulsbo. No meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Kitsap Business Connections membership is restricted to non-competitive businesses. Info: Tammy Gisclair, (360) 337-0121 or Dr. Christine Ahmed, (360) 698-4141.

NETWORKING: Business coach Maria Marsala will host a networking card party for women business owners from 6:30-11 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Bring an appetizer or dessert and plan to stay for the entire time. The event is in Poulsbo and RSVP is required. Info: Maria Marsala, (360) 598-3880 or via email

FARMERS MARKET: The Poulsbo Farmers Market Group meets from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at First Lutheran Church social hall. Info: Ann Pyles, (360) 598-1944 or go to

TOPS: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, 18561 State Route 305, in Poulsbo. Info: Valerie at (360) 297-1932 or Susan (360) 620-4903.

AIKIDO: Kitsap Aikido has opened two new beginner children’s classes, which will be Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. Kitsap Aikido is a non-profit organization located on Bovela Lane off Viking Way in Poulsbo. Children and adults are welcome to join the dojo at any time. Info: Instructor Dan Delaney at (360) 697-3772 or children’s instructor Jason Parker at (360) 297-6839.

OPEN MIC: The North Kitsap Eagles 3586 host open mic from 3-7 p.m. Sundays with Bob Landis. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. for $5 per person. Bring your acoustic guitar and join in the fun. Info: Mary Schaper at (360) 779-7272.

WISE WOMEN CIRCLE: An Authentic Movement Circle for women 50 and older meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Kanalowa, 22729 Clear Creek in Poulsbo. Info: Georgann at (360) 405-6860.

COMPUTER LABS: Free open labs are offered from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays (NK Mac Lab) at Poulsbo Junior High, room A2 and Thursdays (NK Lab) at North Kitsap High School, room A10. Info: Tom Anderson, (360) 697-3838 or Gwen Kauffroath (NK Mac Lab) (360) 377-1715.

GUIDE DOGS: North Kitsap guide dog raisers meet from 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Vinland Elementary. Info: Sharon Clegg, (360) 697-6578.

CUB SCOUTS: Pack 555 meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Gordon Elementary School. Info: Glen, (360) 779-0860.

SINGLE PARENTS ADOPT: A support group is forming in North Kitsap for single parents who have adopted children. Info: Carrie Gentile, (360) 697-9136.

WRITER’S COFFEE TALK: Local writers meet Monday nights at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse. All levels of experience welcome. Info: (360) 779-9199.

KINGSTON SENIORS: The Kingston Senior Citizens meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Kingston Community Center.

PPD VOLUNTEERS: The Poulsbo Police Department Volunteers meet at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Poulsbo Fire Department training room. Info: Officer Nick Hoke, (360) 697-8251.

KINGSTON SITTING GROUP: Zen Buddhist meditation from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Monday and once a month all-day meditation. Info: (360) 297-5509 or (360) 297-7220.

POETRY READING: The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse hosts poetry readings at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. The coffeehouse is located at 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9199.

INDIANOLA LAND TRUST: The group meets at 7:15 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Indianola Fire Station.

AMATEUR RADIO: The North Kitsap Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Viking Park clubhouse at Mesford Street. Info: (360) 638-1659.

HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT: LINK Homeschool Support group is a Christian parent support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through June. Info: Cindy at (360) 697-4393.

KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Mitzel’s restaurant in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. Info: (360) 697-4551.

INGEBORG NEVILL: The Ingeborg Nevill Auxiliary of The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center meets at 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of the month at Montclair Park. Info: Doreen Olson at (360) 437-9343.

WOLFLE READERS: Washington Reading Corps is looking for reading volunteers. Volunteers can come listen to second grade students read in the morning for as little as one hour or as much as 12 hours a week. Info: Karen Lemker at (360) 297-3611, ext. 460.

SENIOR NUTRITION: Volunteers are needed for Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Suquamish at the Community UCC Church, 18372 Division Ave. Info: (360) 377-8511 or toll free (888) 877-8511.

BOOK GROUPS: Daytime Book Club. Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo is offering a daytime book club that meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the downtown store. Info: (360) 779-5909.

POLICE ADVISORY BOARD: The Community Police Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Poulsbo Police Department.

LITTLE LEAGUE: The North Kitsap League Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Snider Park. Info: (360) 697-5449.

NORTH SOUND BUSINESS NETWORK: A group of Kitsap businessmen and women meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mitzel’s in Poulsbo. Only one member is allowed from each profession and there are currently openings for new members in several categories, including medical and automotive. Info: Brian, (360) 779-5566 or

GUIDE DOG RAISERS: Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills for Guide Dog puppies. Info: (360) 697-6578 or (360) 779-3414.

WRITING PRACTICE: Practice based on Natalie Goldberg writing practice techniques is at Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo from 2:15-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. No reservations needed, just drop in. Info: Nancy at (360) 297-7398.

AMERICAN HERITAGE: The American Heritage Party of Kitsap County (affiliated with the U.S. Taxpayer party) meets the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Baptist Church, 12035 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale. Info: Ann or Jim Almond, (360) 697-6905 or (360) 697-6922.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR: Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo hosts a children’s story time at 10:45 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Front Street store. All ages welcome. Info: (360) 779-5909.

ROLLING READERS: Volunteer to be a tutor to 1st and 3rd grade students. Share your love of readings by investing only one to two hours per week. Info: Angie Perrin at Poulsbo Elementary, (360) 598-1137; Alisa Cormier, Suquamish Elementary, (360) 598-4219, ext. 264; Marilyn Purdy at Gordon Elementary, (360) 297-8411, ext. 374; or Mary Cockerham at Pearson, (360) 697-6266, ext. 295.

SOUND WORKS: the Sound Works Job Center meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the agency center at 8th Avenue and Lincoln in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-1033.

FREE COMPUTER LAB: A free computer lab for anyone who owns a Macintosh computer meets from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays that school is in session in room A-2 at Poulsbo Junior High School. The lab is sponsored by North Kitsap School District and the Kitsap Computing Seniors.

4-H PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: Boys and girls from sixth through 12th grade are invited to join a 4-H photography project in North Kitsap. The group meets once a month for photography and once a month for the general club meeting. Info: James Oas, (360) 779-3436.

EAGLES BINGO: North Kitsap Eagles 3586 will host Bingo at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays at 4230 Lincoln Road in Poulsbo. The kitchen will be open. Info: (360) 779-7272.

GRANDMOTHER’S CLUB: Poulsbo Little Norway Grandmother’s Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month at First Lutheran Church on Fourth Ave., Poulsbo. New members welcome. Info: (360) 779-4064.

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