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North Kitsap Community Calendar | July 5
FISHLINE SALE: North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank is having a half-price sale on all clothing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the thrift shop. There will be other great reductions as well, including some furniture and baby accessories. All proceeds support the nonprofit Fishline food bank and client services. Info: (360) 779-5190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STRAWBERRY FEST: The 33rd annual Strawberry Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Indianola Living Hope Church. This year’s event will include a few “white elephants” as well the usual famous pies and baked treats. Info: (360) 297-2340.
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. today. 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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The Keyport Bible Church will host vacation Bible school program (VBS) from July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The school is free for kindergarteners through sixth-graders. Come and see what the “Power Lab” is cooking up. Info: (360) 779-4235.
WATER WONDERS DAY CAMP: Kitsap Public Utilities District and Kitsap County Surface and Storm Water Management will host 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.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT: All ages are welcome to an evening of cards, puzzles, and board games at the Little Boston Library family game night from 6-7:30 p.m. July 9. Play the library’s games or bring your own. Light refreshments served. Info: (360) 297-2670.
MCTAKEOVER: Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap will conduct a McTakeover from 6-8 p.m. July 9 at the McDonald’s on Poulsbo’s Viking Way. Funds raised will go toward raising awareness of the second annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser slated for October. Other information on the group will be available.
PLAY DATE: The Poulsbo Cooperative Preschool is hosting a preschooler play date at Lions Park in Poulsbo on July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet the teacher, other preschoolers and learn more about the school. Poulsbo Cooperative Preschool is located on the Vinland Elementary campus and is currently enrolling 2-5 year olds for the 2008-09 school year. Info: www.poulsbocooppreschool.org or (360) 779-4104.
NK GOP MEETING: The North Kitsap Republican Women will have their regular monthly meeting on July 15 at the North Kitsap Fire Station on Miller Bay Road in Kingston at 11:30 a.m. Guests will be Mark Lowe and Larry Cooney, candidates for state representative from the 23rd Legislative District; Tim Matthes, running for county commissioner in the 2nd Commissioner District; Bruce Danielson, non-partisan candidate for Superior Court; and Tim Ford, candidate for Court of Appeals. Info: Brenda Petrick (360) 871-2200.
CLASS REUNION: The North Kitsap High School classes of 1972, 1973 and 1974 will have a combined 35th class reunion at 7 p.m. on July 18 at the Suquamish Clearwater Hotel waterfront. On July 19, there will be a potluck at 3 p.m. at Raab Park. Info: SuAnn Seaman Skelley (360) 779-5650, Marilyn Howerton Wistrand (360) 697-2997 or e-mail email@example.com.
BOOK SALE: The Kingston Friends of the Library Booksale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19. at the Kingston Farmers Market.
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 Buck Lake 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of alumni.
BELLY DANCE and BELLYFIT: Belly dance and BellyFit classes will begin in Poulsbo on July 28. Belly dance classes run from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays; BellyFit classes are held Mondays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. A five-week session costs $74. To register, call Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898.
GREAT PENINSULA FUTURE FESTIVAL: Historic Port Gamble will be the setting for the greenest outdoor sustainability festival in Washington Aug. 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. 14 at Kiana Lodge starting at 5 p.m. Info: 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.
CRAFTERNOONS: Bring handwork projects and look at craft books during Crafternoons at Little Boston Library. Crafternoons are held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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 fourth 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.