DOCENT CLASS: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center will host a training class for new volunteers from 10 a.m. to noon today. This overview of marine life is required for all docents, and anyone interesed in volunteering is invited. Info or to RSVP: Denise Bauman at or (360) 689-9183.

RUMMAGE SALE: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway annual rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The public is welcome.


TOPS OPEN HOUSE: Poulsbo TOPS No. 1052 will host an open house Sept. 29 from 6-7 pm at Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, 18561 HWY 305 NE in Poulsbo. There will be presentations and BMI calculations. Info: Cheryl McDonald at (360) 373-6450.

BKAT BROADCAST: BKAT (Bremerton Kitsap Access TV), Channel 12, will broadcast the League of Women Voters’ 23rd Legislative District candidates’ “Education-Focused” forum on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m., Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

NATIVE PLANT CLASS: A hands-on workshop will be held at the Stillwaters Enironmental Center Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. with native plant expert Fay Linger. She’ll show how to start native plants from cuttings. Cost is $25. Pre-register at (360) 297-2876.

BOOK SALE: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will hold its legendary book sale on Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library meeting Room. Books are divided into categories to make locating titles easier. Hardbacks and large paperbacks are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents; children’s books are 25 cents.

CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Greater Hansville Community Center Board and the Kitsap League of Women Voters will co-sponsor a “Meet the Candidates Night” on Oct. 3 at the Greater Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake Park. Coffee and homemade pie will be served at 6:30 p.m. providing an opportunity for you to personally meet and speak with the candidates. The official program will begin at 7 p.m. with statements from the candidates followed by a question and answer period.

NKFOL: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will meet Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Poulsbo Library meeting room. The program will feature Jeff Compton of the Nature Conservancy, who will talk about their mission to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Guests and new members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

THE ARTIST’S WAY: Creating Joy with “the Artist’s Way”, a 13-session group to focus on self recovery and self discovery to remove any blocks to leading the life we would enjoy, will meet every other Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 13 and ending March 30. Meetings take place at 225 NW Lindvig Way, No. 9 in Poulsbo, and are facilitated by Georgann Falotico, LMHC. Cost is $20 per session. Call (360) 405-6860 for information and registration.


FOLK DANCING: Classes are being held at the Sons of Norway lodge in Poulsbo on Monday nights, from 6-7 p.m. for adult beginners and 7-8 p.m. for continuing dancers. No partners are needed. Info: call Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 550-6049.

FISH PARK: The monthly work parties at Poulsbo’s Fish Park will be the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 20. The public is welcome to join in to help this nature park grow into an urban experience for all to enjoy. A variety of tasks will be available each month, including eradicating noxious weeds, blackberry removal, park clean up, the planting of trees and shrubs, and more. Info: (360) 779-9898.

MAKE HISTORY: The committee of the new Poulsbo history book is searching for local residents older than 80 who were born in Poulsbo and still live here. Make yourselves known by calling (360) 697-3033 or dropping off a note to the committee at the Book Stop in downtown Poulsbo. The committee would like to know the year you were born, and a little about your life in the community. Please leave your phone number or address.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for people with Lyme disease meets from 3-5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on Bainbridge Island. Contact for meeting location and info: Barb (206) 842-5491.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Oncology room at Harrison Medical Center at 2520 Cherry Avenue, Bremerton. Info: Barbara Rodgers or Nancy Lorber at (360) 792-6880.

BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Waterfront Professionals, Poulsbo’s core group of BNI Western Washington, meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bayside Broiler, 18779 Front St. NE in Poulsbo. The group is 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 $9 per person.

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.

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

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the last Monday of the month at the Poulsbo Library. 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.

BUSINESS NETWORKING: A new Business Networking International chapter is under way 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 Thursdays at the Hostmark meal site. Info: Nancy at (360) 377-8511.

TROUT UNLIMITED: Trout Unlimited planning committee meets at noon every second Monday of each month at Central Market to discuss and plan upcoming youth and TU member fishing and community events. Info: Al Miller at (360) 297-2490.

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