Calendar, May 29


SURVIVING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: A program on Strategies for Surviving the Economic Downturn in Kitsap County will be from 3-5:30 p.m. May 30 in the meeting chamber of the Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton. The Kitsap County Democratic Women are sponsoring the event, and State Rep. Larry Seaquist (26th LD) will be a featured speaker. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

PARK CLEANUP: The Poulsbo Tree Board and the city of Poulsbo are hosting a clean up at American Legion Park from 9 a.m. to noon May 30. All ages are encouraged to help. Bring a pair of gloves, clippers and small saws if you have them. Info: Mary McCluskey at (360) 779-9898.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM: The Kitsap Water Blossoms will host a garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30 at the Northwest Design Center located at the corner of State Route 305 and NE Hostmark Street. Proceeds will help send the ager group swimmers to nationals in Gainesville, Fla.

INTRO TO BOATING: The Agate Pass Sail & Power Squadron presents an introduction to boating class starting June 1 at Martha & Mary, 19160 Front St NE in Poulsbo. The first class will start at 6:30 p.m. but the remaining classes will run from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks. Info: (360)638-2997 or contact Roland Malan at

REMEDIAL GARDENING: Avrelle Cary is offering Remedial Yard, a class for people who need gardening help. The class, sponsored by Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, meets from 6-8 p.m. twice a week and goes from June 1-10. Registration is $38. Register by May 30. Info/registration: (360) 779-9898.

MCTAKEOVER: Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap will host a McTakeover from 6-8 p.m. June 3 at the Viking Way McDonald’s. Proceeds will benefit the Bras for a Cause fundraiser, set to be in October.

KCAC: The Kingston Citizen Advisory Council June will meet from 7-9 p.m. June 3, at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters on Miller Bay Road. Kitsap County Commissioner Steve Bauer will attend for an open question and answer session. Info: Greg Platz at (360) 509-3181.

AD/HD OR ASPERGER'S: AD/HD versus Asperger's and Related Disorders, will be presented by Victoria Crescenzi, M.D., developmental pediatrician, at Naval Hospital Bremerton, at 7 p.m. on June 9 at Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign up needed. Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.

ART DOCENT CLASS: Poulsbo Marine Science Center will host an art docent class from 6-7:30 p.m. June 11 at the center for ages 16 and older or those who are accompanied by an adult. Class is required of all docent volunteers. Info/registration: (360) 689-9183 or

HISTORICAL VIDEO: Poulsbo Sons of Norway No. 44 will present a 59-minute video, “The Ensilage Harvester and the Farmall System,” at 2 p.m. June 14 in the Marine Room at the Sons of Norway, 18897 Front St. Info: (360) 779-5209.


BRIDGE CLUB: The Indianola Beach Improvement Club has a new, weekly ACBL-sanctioned bridge club. Tuesdays at the Indianola Clubhouse. Coffee and refreshments provided. Cost is $3 per session and $4 for periodic charity games. Info: Gene Alberts at (360) 297-4040.

NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The NK Friends of the Library are looking for new members. The group supports the library by helping to provide some of the extras like summer reading programs and magazine subscriptions. It meets on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

CYCLE CLUB: West Sound Cycling Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Round Table Pizza in Silverdale at 7 p.m. Information about the club and weekly public rides is on the Web site

DV RECOVERY: A class on domestic violence recovery for women is offered. Info: (866)262-9284.

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. Kitsap Way, in the Subway Party room in Bremerton. Info: Dave Harris at (360) 478-7089.

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, 7-8 p.m. for continuing dancers. 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. Info: (360) 779-9898.

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.

KINGSTON AL-ANON: Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. Park in the back and come in through the kitchen.

KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s open to members and the public and features open-face sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.

BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, early birds at 6 p.m.

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.

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.

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:

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

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 hosts folk dancing lessons 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.

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

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.

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

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: 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 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 meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Info: (360) 779-5515.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is searching for weekday volunteers. Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Schedules are flexible each month. Base access not necessary. Store personnel receive a discount on all purchases. The museum is located at 1 Garnett Way, Keyport. Info: Call Daina, Naval Undersea Museum store manager, at (360) 697-1537.

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