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LUTEFISK: The 96th Annual Lutefisk Dinner at the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo will be held today. Seatings start at 11:40 a.m. and will be every 20 minutes until 5 p.m. The Cloverblossom Band will be performing from 1:30- 2:30 p.m., with the Leikarringen Dancers to perform while the band takes their break.
YACHT CLUB: The Poulsbo Yacht Club will host its thirrd annual food and gift fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. A variety of vendors will offer holiday goods, gifts, crafts and sweets. Admission is free.
PLANT SALE: The Cross Sound District of Garden Clubs will be having a plant sale today, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Hall on 10020 Central Valley Road. Poulsbo, Bainbridge, Long Lake, Evergreen and Central Valley Clubs will all be involved. There will be a selection of perennials, herbs, grasses, shrubs, trees, houseplants and more. Info: call Marie Ennaro at (360) 275-5763.
NORWEGIAN TUNES: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will host a small group of Nordic Musicians on Oct. 20. They will play for the lodge’s folk dancers. The public is welcome. Cost is a $2 donation per person.
WOMEN VOTERS: The League of Women Voters in North Kitsap will be holding a discussion group meeting on Early Learning on Oct. 22. The guest speaker will be Joanna Carlson, Director of Children’s Services, Martha and Mary Child Care Center. Non members are welcome to attend. Call (360) 598-3508 for information and directions.
DOCENT CLASS: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center will host a training class for new volunteers on Oct. 25, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. This overview of marine life is required for all docents, and anyone interested in volunteering is invited. Info or to RSVP: Denise Bauman at email@example.com or (360) 689-9183.
CRAFTERS: Calling all crafters! The North Kitsap Eagles Auxiliary No. 3586 Holiday Bazaar will be on Nov. 15. We are looking for crafters. Table or space is $20 for the day. Info: (360) 471-4516.
BIZ BUILDERS: The Poulsbo Dynamic chapter of Biz Builders has moved its meeting location to Emily¹s Bistro on Powder Hill in Poulsbo. The group now meets at Emily¹s every Tuesday from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. for business networking and to participate in professional development discussions and presentations. Guests are always welcome and potential new members are encouraged to visit the group before joining. Info: (360) 710-1374.
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 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. The group works to collect stories and preserve pictures of Kingston and its vicinity. Visitors are welcome.
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. Bag lunch or purchase your own at Central Market. Info: Al Miller at (360) 297-2490.
BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting BINGO at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, early birds at 6 p.m.
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. It sings barbershop style and welcomes women of all ages who like to sing. Info: 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, Silverdale. 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 in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 620-8037.
SCIENCE CENTER: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center on Front Street in Poulsbo is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to explore the center.
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, no partners necessary. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036.
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. It is 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.
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 sixth 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 meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.