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SATURDAY 7

FISHLINE SALE: The North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank is having a half-price sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. today at the thrift shop. All merchandise will be at least half-off. The Fishline Thrift Shop carries items such as office/household furniture, small decor, linens, kitchen, and clothing. Donations of quality used items are gladly accepted. All proceeds support the non-profit Fishline food bank and client services. Info: (360) 779-5190.

BOOK SALE: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will host a book sale today from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library. Books are catagorized to more easily find choices. Hardbacks and large paperbacks are $1. Pocketbooks are 50 cents and all young people’s and children’s books are 25 cents. Gently used books are welcomed and may be donated at the Poulsbo Library.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: Renowned British naturalist Alice Fulton will speak on sea anemones at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center at 1 p.m. today. Following, Robert Johnston will present on regional bays and their currents, tides and pollution at 2 p.m. Kids are welcome to come view the new octopus, experience the center and adopt a critter. Center hours will be extended to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for June 6, 7 and 8. Info: poulsbomsc.org.

BACKYARD HABITAT CLASS: Bobbie Morgan, Natural Landscapes Project, will teach how to create or improve the habitat in your backyard and how to become certified by the National Wildlife Federation from 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston. Cost for the family fun project is $15 per household. Pre-register at (360) 297-2876.

PIANO RECITAL: The Friends of Miller Bay will host a classical piano recital to benefit the Cowling Creek Forest Preserve at 7:30 p.m. today in Suquamish. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For information, call (360) 598-6564, (360) 440-4651 or (360) 697-3504.

UPCOMING

COMPUTER CLASS: Kitsap Regional Library’s computer literacy program will offer Internet 101 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. June 11. Designed for the novice computer user, this hands-on class will teach the skills to begin navigating the Web. The class is designed for new computer users who already have basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Register at the Poulsbo Library at (360) 779-2915. Class is limited to four students.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center offers classes for new and prospective volunteers. The class will provide an overview of the marine animals and is required for all docents and anyone considering volunteering. Next class: From 6-7:30 p.m. June 12. Info/ RSVP: Call Denise Bauman (360) 689-9183 or e-mail denise.bauman@gmail.com

CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and over to attend a special Father’s Day Lunch at noon on June 12. The meal will be served at locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Kingston, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. Call for reservations and location information. Lunch will include sunshine salad, beef stroganoff over noodles, winter mix vegetables, whole wheat roll and a brownie. Reservations are required by 2:30 pm Wed. June 11. $3 suggested donation.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on June 17 at the Poulsbo Fire Station at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers will be Jan Angel, Marlyn Jensen, Brad Ghering and Randy Neatherlin. Info: call Brenda at (360) 871-2200.

SENIOR EXCURSION: North Kitsap residents are invited to join the Poulsbo Seniors on an excursion to Sequim on June 19 at 11 a.m. A scheduled lunch stop at the 7 Cedars Casino, a visit at Sequim Senior Center and a tour of the lavender fields is being arranged through Agate Pass Charters. For information and to reserve a spot on the bus, call Dee @ (360) 697-6430 or Sheri at (360) 598-4101, by June 10.

MONSTERS IN GARDEN BEDS: Learn about recent ornamental escapees that are threatening our watersheds from Dana Coggon, Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control program coordinator, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 21. at the Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston. Cost is $30 per person, $45 for couple. Pre-register at (360) 297-2876

OPTIMIST CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimist Club is hosting a “Treasure Chest of Pampering” raffle at 4 p.m. in conjunction with their second annual garage sale. Proceeds will help send more than 4,000 books to a village school in Kenya. Purchase tickets in advance at Cedarwilde, Synergy Healing or the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be sold during the garage sale. Info: Tracy at (360) 697-4749.

NK CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW: The Kingston Lumber Relay for Life team will host a car and motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 in the Kingston Lumber District Yard. The event is free to the public, donations will be accepted. Entries are now being pre-registered. Info: Carla at (360) 638-1600 or carlacetnarowski@yahoo.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Eglon Community Church will host a vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 23-27. Kids 4 years old to eighth grade are welcome. Info: (360) 638-2020.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Portraying the Plant classes are offered through Poulsbo Parks & Recreation June 24-Aug. 5 from 7-9:30 pm at the Recreation Center. Beginners and more experienced artists welcome; students will learn observation & measurement skills, watercolor washes, and dry brush technique to render realistic leaves, flowers, and other botanical subjects. Supplies may be purchased through the instructor, Kathleen McKeehen, freelance illustrator and botanical artist. Cost is $118 for the 7-week course. Info: (360) 779-9898.

ORCA TRIP: Poulsbo Parks & Recreation is offering an exciting day trip to San Juan Island on June 25. Participants will take a chartered coach to Port Townsend where they will board the Glacier Spirit. The boat trip includes an hour-long narrated tour and viewing of the Orcas. Once on San Juan, you can enjoy 2.5 hours of strolling Friday Harbor and lunch at a restaurant of your choice. The boat returns to Port Townsend at 5pm and the bus to Poulsbo at 6:30pm. The $89 fee includes all transportation costs while lunch and shopping are on your own. For more information and to register, call 779-9898.

LIVING WITH TOXINS: Learn about the toxins we live with daily and carry in our bodies that affect the natural systems that support our lives at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Kingston Fire Hall. Dr. Sunny Gill of Kingston Crossing Chiropractic will speak on the effects of toxins on the environment and on your health. Suggested donation of $10. Pre-register at (360) 297-2876.

LOW-TIDE BEACH WALK: Join a marine ecologist from Stillwaters Environmental Center to discover the area’s rich nearshore environment during the annual low-tide beach walk from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 5. Gathering starts at the Kingston Farmers Market. Event is fun for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear shoes or boots that can go over rocks and get muddy. Info: (360) 297-2876.

WATER WONDERS DAY CAMP: Kitsap Public Utilities District and Kitsap County Surface and Storm Water Management will hold a Water Wonders Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-10 at the Island Lake Community Center. Info: (360) 626-7723.

CLASS REUNION: The North Kitsap High School classes of 1992 and 1993 will be hosting a joint 15-year reunion July 19. The event will begin with a family picnic (potluck style) at Bucklake in the afternoon and then an adults-only gathering at the Clearwater Casino in Suquamish will be held that evening. Contact Amanda Cheatham or Kristin Chapple at nkhs93@yahoo.com to be added to the list of alumni.

GREAT PENINSULA FUTURE FESTIVAL: Historic Port Gamble will be the setting for the greenest outdoor sustainability festival in Washington August 2-3. The Great Peninsula Future Festival will mix interactive displays of green concepts, products and services with family entertainment, live music, food and hand-made crafts. Vendor info: Info@GreatPeninsulaFutureFestival.org. All other info: (425) 788-7496 or www.GreatPeninsulaFutureFestival.org.

CLASS REUNION: The North Kitsap High School class of 1958 is celebrating its 50th reunion on Aug. 14th at Kiana Lodge starting at 5 p.m. The group is currently seeking information about class members: Beverly Christofferson, Boyd Cooke, Jeanette Hammond, Virginia Mackie, Pete Madsen, Paul Petit and Terry Wheaton. Share any information with Bonnie Thomas at (360) 697-6131; Jeff Hahto at (206) 842-4326; Bob Alness at (253) 565-7559 or Jim Martin at (360) 779-7701.

ONGOING:

BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Waterfront Professionals, Poulsbo’s core group of BNI Western Washington, meets every Tuesday at the Bayside Broiler, 18779 Front St. NE in Poulsbo from

11-12:30 p.m. Currently seeking new members. BNI’s mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional program that enables long term relationships with quality business professionals. Info: Micki Peak at (360) 649-6589.

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.

CRAFTERNOONS: Bring handwork projects and look at craft books during Crafternoons at Little Boston Library. Crafternoons are held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Info: (360) 297-2670.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Kingston Historical Society meets in the Indianola Room of the Kingston Community Center at 10 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month from January to October. The group works to collect stories and preserve pictures of Kingston and its vicinity. Visitors are welcome.

ARTISTS’ LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Artists’ League meets every Wednesday at Vinland Lutheran Church at 2750 NW Finn Hill Road from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Info: Mike Clayton at (360) 692-3901.

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets monthly the last Monday of the month at the Poulsbo Library from 1-3 p.m. Members suffer severe reactions to perfumes, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, dryer sheets, building materials, etc. At the meetings, members explore health-improving ideas, employment, housing, safe products and friendship. Info: (360) 697-6168.

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

BUSINESS NETWORKING: A new Business Networking International chapter is underway and seeking new members. The group meets each Tuesday at Bayside Broiler in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 930-0380.

SENIORS HELPING SENIORS: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program currently needs volunteers to serve meals on Thursday’s at the Hostmark mealsite. The time commitment is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Nancy at 360-377-8511.

TROUT UNLIMITED: Trout Unlimited planning committee meets every second Monday of each month at noon upstairs in the second floor conference room at Central Market to discuss and plan upcoming youth and TU member fishing and community events. The public is welcome to attend. Bag lunch or purchase your own at Central Market. Info: Al Miller at (360) 297-2490.

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.

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 tutors 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.

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 5:30 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.

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.

AMERICAN LEGION 245: The American Legion Post 245 helps

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