BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Portraying the Plant classes are offered through Poulsbo Parks & Recreation Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19, from 7-9:30 p.m. at North Kitsap High School. Beginners and more experienced artists welcome; students will learn observation and 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.


RUMMAGE SALE: The North Kitsap Eagles No. 3586 Auxiliary is holding a Rummage Sale on Oct. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4230 NE Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-7272.

GHOULSBO: Kids Day in historic downtown Poulsbo will be held Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several booths will be set-up on Front Street with free kids activities to celebrate the Halloween Spirit. Come in costume and participate in pumpkin decorating, mask making, coloring sheets and more. Vote on your favorite scarecrow, store decorations and halloween spirit. This is a fundraiser for the Marine Science Center. Info call (360) 697-3366.

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.


SALSA DANCING: Malo and Rose Castro offer salsa dancing classes in Poulsbo, including the meringue, salsa, and the cha-cha. Singles or couples welcome. Classes are offered every Thursday now through Nov 20. Sign up for one or more classes; fee per person for each class date is $10. The last class of the month will focus on intermediate/advanced skills. Info: (360) 779-9898.

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.

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