Community

Community Calendar of Events 3-1-08

SATURDAY 1

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 per person or $5 per family will be accepted at the door. All proceeds go to support the Poulsbo Historical Society. Info: Joanne Graves at (360) 779-9979.

FOOD DRIVE: Boy Scout Troop 1555 will have a food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the Kingston Albertsons. Food will go to the Kingston Food Bank. Info: 297-4102.

HOME BUYER CLASS: Register for a free class that will cover how to shop for a lender as well as a home. This is an unbiased class held March 1 at the North Kitsap Fire Station intended to familiarize attendees with the home-buying process. Instructors are trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Certificates are given after the class is completed and are good for two years. Info: (360) 662-2092.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Lupus Support Group will meet March 1 at Harrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Street, Bremerton. The meeting will be held in the conference room on the main floor. Family and friends are invited. Info: Teri (360) 613-2538; Jill (360) 698-0186; Deborah (360) 598-1570.

MONDAY 3

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Poulsbo Library on March 3. Refreshments will be served. Guests and new members are welcome.

SHOE DRIVE: Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids Shoe Drive begins March 3 and will run through April 13. Donations of new shoes will be accepted at any Sleep Country USA store. For more information on the location of the nearest store, please use the Sleep Country store locater at www.sleepcountry.com or call 1-888-88-SLEEP.

TUESDAY 4

ROTARY AUCTION: The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club will kick off its inaugural online auction March 4 at http://poulsborotary.cmarket.com. 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. The auction runs until April 18.

CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition and American Red Cross will present 3 Days 3 Ways, A Disaster Preparedness program to seniors 60 or older prior to a Chuckwagon Lunch at 11:15 a.m. at the Kingston Community Center March 4. Reserve your space by calling 360-377-8511 or 888-877-8511. Reservations for lunch required one day in advance by 2:30 pm.

UPCOMING

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. $30 registration fee includes lunch. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register online, go to www.toroic.com, click on the Online Store tab, and go to Store Items. Info: (360) 697-1058 or dan@toroic.com.

CRAFTERNOONS: Crafternoons at the Little Boston Library will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Bring handwork projects and look at the library’s craft book collection. Info: (360) 297-2670.

KNIT FOR LOVE: The Poulsbo Library will hold Knit for Love from 6-8 p.m. March 6. Bring knitting projects or learn to knit on simple pieces that can be donated to charity. The event is for all ages and experience levels. Instruction, patterns, ideas and a support forum will be provided. Info: (360) 779-2915.

OPEN HOUSE: The Carden Country School will have an open house and information night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 6. CCS is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian 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.

NATIVE AMERICANS OF KITSAP COUNTY: Leonard Forsman, Suquamish council chairman, will present an overview of the “Native Americans of Kitsap County,” with special focus on the Suquamish at the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum at 6:30 p.m. March 7. Topics, covering thousands of years of history, include the aboriginal lifeways of Kitsap’s first peoples, their first contact with outside cultures, treaty negotiations, and a description of reservation history. Info: (360) 749-6226.

AUCTION: Tickets are now on sale for Vinland Elementary School’s seventh annual PTSA auction. The event, which has a Backyard Barbecue theme, will feature silent and live auctions, and dinner by Fat Rascal’s BBQ at 6 p.m. March 7. Items for sale include a mountain cabin getaway and a week’s stay at a Hawaiian condo. Proceeds from the auction will support Vinland’s sports field improvements, before- and after-school activities and school assemblies. Cost is $25 per person. Info: Jennifer Silvernale (360) 779-6927 or jensilvernale@earthlink.net

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 p.m. learn how a nature movie is made. No charge for admission.

GARDEN CLUB: The Poulsbo Garden Club will meet March 8 in the Poulsbo Library Meeting Room (lower level) at 9:30 a.m. Dennis Crossland will give a presentation on Bird Houses. Info: (360) 697-1172 or (360) 779-5030.

SPRING RECITAL: Martha & Mary will be hosting a Music Recital at 2 p.m. March 8 in the Chapel. The music will be provided by Janice Parker-Peterson on piano and Joanna Robertson on cello. Seating is limited and tickets are $10 at the door. Info: Shelli Lauderdale at (360) 394-4065.

GARDENING EVENT: Together for the first time on the Olympic Peninsula, local gardening rock stars Ciscoe Morris and Ann Lovejoy will join forces at the Silverdale Costco from 3-4 p.m. March 8. This is a don’t-miss opportunity to meet two people who have shaped the way gardening is done in the Northwest and get a signed copy of two essential tomes for any gardener’s shelf, Gardening with Ciscoe, and the newly updated edition of The Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Gardening.

UPSCALE GARAGE SALE: Money Wise Women will hold their second annual Upscale Garage Sale March 8 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon March 7 at the Van Zee Building. Items should be clean and in good condition. Computers, computer monitors, furniture or clothing will not be accepted. Funds raised are for scholarships for women to attend Money Wise Women Conferences and to maintain the Money Wise Women blog.

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.

WOLFLE CARNIVAL: Wolfle Elementary School will be holding it’s March Madness Carnival from 5:30-8:00 March 8 in the Wolfle Elementary Gym. The cost of admission is free. Tickets for carnival games can be purchased prior to the carnival and at the door. Presale tickets are 5 for $1.00. Tickets at the door are 4 for $1.00. Hot dogs, soda, water, popcorn and ice-cream can be purchased at the event. Cake Walk, duck pond, fishing for books, and jewelry engraving are just a few of the planned booths. The community is invited to join in this fun event. Info: 394-6837.

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.

BUSINESSWOMEN NETWORKING: A Businesswomen Networking Together event will be held 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: Maria Marsala at 360-271-8418.

AD/HD PRESENTATION:”Intervention Strategies for the Family and Children with AD/HD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Other Anxiety Problems,” will be presented by John Rarick, Ph.D. at 7 p.m. March 11 to the Kitsap Branch of CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group.

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING: Life Line Screening will be at the Montclair Park in Poulsbo on March 12th. The site is located at 1250 NE Lincoln Road in Poulsbo. Appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m. Residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat which is a major risk factor for stroke. A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world. Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

GIRL SCOUTS: Girls 5-9 years old are invited to join Girl Scouts at the Kingston McDonalds at 6 p.m. March 12 to learn about Girl Scouts, the summer Daisy Head Start program, and summer camps. Girls can have fun playing at McDonalds and receive a free ice cream cone. Adults will be given information on forming partnerships to support the girls. Info: 800-767-6828.

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.

PRUNING ROSES: The Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County will present “Pruning Roses” with Ray Etheredge from 1-3 p.m. March 19. The WSU Master Gardener will demonstrate the best techniques to encourage disease free and healthy growth in roses. The event is free and will be held at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

EASTER EGG HUNT: The Kingston Co-op Preschool will host an Easter Egg Hunt March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Kola Kole Park. All participants will get a prize. Info: (360) 297-3220.

GEMS CONFERENCE: Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) is offering a half-day career conference at 8:30 a.m. March 22 for 5th - 8th grade girls to increase interest in careers that use math and science through hands-on experiences and meeting with women who work in careers in math and science fields. An adult workshop on the Ins and Outs of Financial Aid will also be offered. Info: (360) 475-7727.

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.

ONGOING:

SCHOLARSHIP FORMS: The 2008 Kitsap Arts & Crafts Scholarship forms will be available at the

Counselors Offices of North Kitsap High School, Kingston High School, Spectrum and West Sound Academy after March 1. These scholarships are for $2,000 annually and are renewable for three years. Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2008. Info: wntitus@centurytel.net.

BUSINESS NETWORK: A new Business Network International network will begin meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the new Taprock Northwest Grill, at 760 NE Liberty Road in Poulsbo. The first meeting will be held Feb. 27. Info: LouiseBarbee@remax.net.

P-PATCH GARDENING: Gardeners looking for a sunny location can rent a 10x10- or a 10x20-foot plot at the Raab Park Community Garden in Poulsbo. Water, the use of some garden tools and helpful materials

are free with the price of rent. A 10x10 plot costs $30 annually and a 10x20 plot is $40. The

gardening year starts April 1. Info: (360) 779-9898

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome attend. Info: contact@littlenorwaytm.com.

ROAD RACE TRAINING: Poulsbo Parks & Rec. is holding “Road Race 101,” a race prep class designed to help train participants for the 2008 Viking Fest Road Race. The program is fourteen weeks of progressive training designed for the beginner to intermediate walker and jogger interested in learning how to get started, avoid injury and train to successfully cross the Viking Fest 5-mile Road Race finish line this May. Training focused on race preparation, muscle flexibility, strength, pacing, form, cross training and nutrition as well as foot strike analysis, body fat testing, and much more. Classes meet twice weekly Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-9 a.m., February 16th - May 17th. Info: (360) 779-9898.

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Kingston Art Gallery cooperative will provide expanded space for fine artists and art teachers in their planned new classroom and gallery addition this spring. For interested artists and those interested in an operations manager position, contact Patty Watson Halfhill at pawsmac@mac.com or (360) 297-2095.

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 jbonny@lcsnw.org.

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 jbonny@lcsnw.org.

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 www.kitsappines.org.

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 www.poulsbolions.org.

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 info@poulsbohistory.org.

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: www.tsnw-pt.org 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 dave@soundrunning.com.

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 www.pbcnk.com.

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 news@coachmaria.com.

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 http://groups.msn.com/poulsbofarmersmarket.

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 briandjones@sprintmail.com.

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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