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ARTS AND CRAFTS: The Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for the 2009, 50th anniversay event. The general meeting will be on Nov. 12 at the Kingston Fire Station (26642 Miller Bay Road). at 6:30 pm. Volunteers are needed. For info, call Evy @ (360) 297-2828.
AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Poulsbo Library. The public is welcome.
LUTEFISK: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway Annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner will be held from noon to p.m. Nov. 15. Cost for adults is $18, children under 10 eat for $9. Tickets are available at the door. The Leikarringen Dancers will be performing. Lefsa, krumkaka, pickled herring, cookbooks and coffee mugs will be for sale. For more information, call (360) 779-5209.
5K RUN: A Veteran’s Day 5K Run for Cancer benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Kitsap Memorial State Park. Registration is $10; children 8-years-old and younger run free. More info: Ellen Dougherty at (360) 697-5724.
SILENT AUCTION: Kingston Co-op Preschool is having its annual Silent Auction at Wolfle Elementary on November 15 from 1-3:30 p.m. All are invited to come find great bargains on gifts and prizes that will help fund the preschool’s needs this year.
SO BAZAAR: North Kitsap Eagles Auxiliary No. 3586 Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo (at the amber flashing light). Crafters, Bake Sale with lunch available. For info: call (360) 598-5591 or (360) 471-4516.
KARELIAN DANCERS: The Karelian Folk Ensemble will be performing at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway lodge at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Prior to the performance there will be a Finnish folk dance workshop conducted by Fred Aalto at 4:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door. Families are welcome.
GOING DUTCH: Little Norway’s European food store Marina Market will host a Dutch open house for area residents of Dutch origin and lineage on Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. Eat Dutch and Indonesia food in historic downtown. For more information, visit www.marinamarket.com or call (360) 779-8430.
RELAY FOR LIFE: Relay for Life of North Kitsap 2009 invites you to join them at the next organizing committee meeting on Nov. 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Poulsbo Middle School library. There are several chair positions open. For info: call Kim Poole at (360) 535-8099.
FISHLINE AUCTION: North Kitsap Fishline’s gala wine tasting and auction event will be held Nov. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Fishline Thrift Store. To donate auction items or for more information, call (360) 779-5190.
SALMON TOURS: Celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap County streams. See salmon and learn from salmon experts at Fish Park in Poulsbo. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Biologists will be presenting. All ages are welcome. This is a free event. For directions and more information visit www.wsg.washington.edu and click on “Salmon Viewing” or call Kitsap County Open Line at (360) 337-5777.
ENTERTAINERS: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteer entertainers to perform during the holidays at Chuckwagon mealsites throughout the county. The time commitment is from 11 a.m. to noon. If you have a talent you would like to share, call Nancy at (360) 377-8511.
BIZ BUILDERS: The Poulsbo Dynamic chapter of Biz Builders has moved its meeting location to Emily’s 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.
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. 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.
POULSBO Al-ANON: Meets Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of St. Charles at 20295 Little Valley Rd. in Poulsbo. Contact: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.
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 Woodfire Pizza 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.
KINGSTON AL-ANON: Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. (It Looks like a house; park in the back and come in through kitchen.)
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.
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.
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 attend. Info: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 in 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. Info: (360) 620-8037.