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UPCOMING

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: The Hansville Ladies Aid Holiday Home Tour (adults only) is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Price is $10 per person. Tickets are available at the Hansville Store. Call Jenny at (360) 638-2062 for futher information.

HOMESCHOOLING GROUP: The Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Independent Homeschooling Families group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Liberty Ridge Apartments lodge, located off Bond Road next to the North Kitsap Medical Center.Newcomers welcome, children can attend. Info: (360) 394-3620.

FRUITCAKE CONTEST: The Port Gamble Country Christmas is hosting its homemade fruitcake contest. Bring your fruitcakes to the Port Gamble Conference room on Dec. 13 by 1 p.m The contest will start at 1 p.m. Winner will be announced later that day. For more information: www.portgamble.com.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo will present its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Featured groups include the Cathedral Choir, Liberty Bells and more. A variety of songs will be performed and the audience will be invited to join in. There will be a freewill offering. Info: (360) 779-2622.

HOLIDAY TREE TRIM: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center will host a holiday tree trim for the kids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14. Kids are invited to help trim the “tree of the sea.” Materials provided, no admission fee.

DOCENT CLASS: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center docent training class will be Dec. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. The class is required of all new volunteers. Minimum age is 16, or must be accompanied by an adult. Register at: denise.bauman@gmail.com or (360) 689-9183.

WOMEN’S CLUB: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club will host a meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the China House, 3249 Perry Ave NE, Bremerton. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped Christmas Ornament to exchange. Women of all ages interested in making a difference in Kitsap County are invited to attend. GFWC Kitsap Peninsula is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) a volunteer community service organization that supports the arts, preserves natural resources, promotes education, encourages healthy life styles, stresses civic involvement, and works toward world peace and understanding. Info:www.orgsites.com/wa/gfwckitsap or e-mail gfwckitsap@hotmail.com

KINGSTON CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: The North Peninsula Unity Center in Kingston will host its annual Christmas candlelight service at 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 with guest musician, Peter Spencer. This event is open to the community and will be followed by light refreshments. The Unity Center is located at 26011 Ohio Street in downtown Kingston.

VICTORIAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS: Kingston Christian Church will host a Victorian Family Christmas at 6 p.m. on Dec. 21.

POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society will not meet in December. The speaker for the Jan. 13, 2009 meeting will be Jerry Deeter from the Kitsap County Health District. Membership meetings are held at the Sons of Norway Hall at 9:30 a.m. every second Tuesday except during the months of August and December.

ONGOING

DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP: Free faith-based domestic abuse recovery classes for women now being offered in Kitsap County. Info: (866) 262-9284.

FISHLINE: North Kitsap Fishline is now accepting applications for positions on the Fishline Board of Directors. Applications can be picked up at Fishline or found at www.nkfishline.org and are due no later than Dec. 10. They can be mailed to NKFL, PO Box 1570, Poulsbo, 98370, faxed to (360) 779-9516 or emailed to director@nkfishline.org.

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 Emily’s 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 Taprock Northwest Grill 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.

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: contact@littlenorwaytm.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 jbonny@lcsnw.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, and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 779-2460.

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.

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.

WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society is once again hosting walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Info: (360) 440-7354 or info@poulsbohistory.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 or Lori Morgan at (206) 842-1255.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: Jane at (360) 297-4886.

CHOICE: The CHOICE support group will meet at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Learn how to make healthy choices in your life by learning boundaries, skills and self-awareness. Info: (360) 779-5515.

AMERICAN LEGION: Post No. 245 of Poulsbo meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Poulsbo Armory, 19133 Jensen Way. All veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Services are welcome to attend the meetings. Sons of veterans are welcome to join Sons of Legion. Wives, widows and daughters of veterans and active duty service members are welcome to join the Ladies Auxiliary. Info: (360) 697-1578.

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Info: (360) 271-5336.

KRA: The Kingston Revitalization Association meets 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month. Info: Karen Ross at (360) 297-0316.

HOSTMARK GRANDPARENTS: Seniors at the Hostmark Apartments are preparing goodie boxes for servicemen and women serving in Iraq. Info: Ann Clark, service coordinator at (360) 779-4607.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Kingston Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month. Info: Bill Reynolds, (360) 297-4010.

SING-A-LONG: There will be a hymn sing-a-long at the Hostmark Recreation Center every third Sunday of the month. There will be a potluck from 1-2 p.m., followed by singing. Bring an instrument if you play one.

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