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Calendar Sept. 11

Upcoming

POULSBO AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at Raab Park in Poulsbo. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Info: www.poulsbomusicfestival.com.

WATER AND FLOWERS: Painter Patty Watson and ceramicist Caralyn Kieckhaefer collaborate in the three-part show, “Water and Flowers” through Oct. 4 at the Kingston Art Gallery. They will be featured at the monthly Second Saturday Gallery Night reception from 5 - 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Find the fine Art Gallery just up the hill from the ferry dock on Highway 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info: patwat@gmail.com.

NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Poulsbo Fire Station. The guest speaker will be North Kitsap School Superintendent Rick Jones. Info: Brenda at (360) 871-2200.

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE: Scandinavian folk dance classes begin the week of Sept. 14 at the Sons of Norway. Classes are 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Dance partners not necessary. The Sons of Norway is located at 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 779-2460.

NORWEGIAN DANCE: Norwegian dance classes begin the week of Sept. 14 at the Sons of Norway. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays. The Sons of Norway is located at 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Info: Stan at (360) 779-2460.

OPEN HOUSE: Poulsbo Parks & Recreation is hosting an open house from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept 12, at 19540 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9898.

KIWANIS FOOD SALE: The Poulsbo Kiwanis Food Wagon will be at the Poulsbo Americana Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at Raab Park in Poulsbo selling hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue chicken sandwiches to benefit Stand Up For Kids.

‘COFFEEHOUSE ANGEL’: Local writer Suzanne Selfors will celebrate the release of her fourth novel, “Coffeehouse Angel,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Hot Shots Java in downtown Poulsbo. The story takes place in Poulsbo and one of the leading characters is a member of the Suquamish Tribe. “Coffeehouse Angel” is recommended for ages 12 and up.

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS: Dance Ensemble Northwest of Poulsbo is holding open auditions for the Nutcracker ballet on Sept. 13. Male and female dancers welcome, ages 6-10 from 1-2 p.m. and ages 10 and above from 2:30 -4 p.m. Performance dates Nov. 27-29. Info: Liberty Bay Danceworks at (360) 697-7090.

NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 in the Poulsbo Library meeting room. Guests and new members are welcome. A program will be presented and refreshments served.

FUNDRAISER FOR ADULT DAY SERVICES: Elder and Adult Day Services, a nonprofit organization which provides relief to caregivers by offering day health programs focused on frail seniors and developmentally disabled adults, will hold a fundraising dinner to benefit its Kitsap County Center. The fundraiser will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hood Road NE, Poulsbo. Info: Cindy Sharek at 206-859-5708 or csharek@eadscares.

NATIVE PLANT SALE: Stillwaters Environmental Center will have a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19-20. Stillwaters is located at 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. Cost: $35 per week, or $160 for all five weeks. Info: (360) 297-2876.

POULSBO ART WALK: This month at Verksted Gallery and Poulsbo Art Walk, local arts co-operative will be participating in the Poulsbo Art Walk on Sept. 25 with a book signing by pencil artist Eileen Sorg at the gallery. The Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St NE, Poulsbo. Featured works include Sanae Goveas’s pressed flower art work; Eileen Sorg’s renderings; Susan Hornseth’s sterling silver jewelry and Jerry Lyman’s antler objects. Dog Days photo contest winners will be on display through Sept. 15. Info: (360) 697-4470 www.verkstedgallery.com.

SCAC OPEN HOUSE: Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee is hosting its third annual open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the House of Awakened Culture, the new Community House in downtown Suquamish. Info: Larry Goodwin at (360) 598-4000 or Larry@suquamishauto.com

POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: A docent/volunteer training class will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Center. This class is a requirement for all volunteers. To sign up, email denise.bauman@gmail.com or phone her at (360) 689-9183.

ONGOING

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.

NATURE PHOTO CONTEST: Sponsored by Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. Nature photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate in a Nature Photo Contest, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston. This summertime contest ends Sept. 15. Contest categories will include various ages and all skill levels. Prizes will be awarded at a celebration and show in October. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org/contest.php.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. On Aug. 15, the market will host Touch a Tractor, in which attendees can sit in a tractor and have their pictures taken. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.

SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET: Is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Ave, across from the Shell Station.

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Is located at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston Marina from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October. Vendors offer fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Local artisans bring wonderful handmade art and crafts and local musicians play live music. Info: kingstonfarmersmarket.com.

PORT GAMBLE SUNDAY MARKET: Will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through September in Port Gamble. Local handmade and homegrown products are available everything from kiddie teepees and fused glass jewelry to potted flowers and pit barbecue. Info: www.portgamble.com.

HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.

THE POULSBO ARTISTS LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year-old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.

WOODCARVING SUPPORT: A woodcarving support group meets from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Info: Ken Green at (360) 697-2835.

NORDIC NEEDLEWORKERS: A needleworkers support group meets from noon to 2 p.m. Info: (360) 779-2460.

WOMENS BOOK DISCUSSION: A women’s book discussion group focusing on Norwegian authors meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesdays. Info: Torbjorg at (360) 779-9826.

POULSBO KIWANIS: Poulsbo Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Busby’s Burgers and Q, 19424 7th Ave, Ste A. Poulsbo. Info: Jeff Mead, president, (360) 620-4676.

FREE MEAL: First Lutheran’s family dinners will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave. NE. Info: (360) 779-2622.

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION: The Creating Soul Connections discussion group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse at 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo and from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Poulsbo library, in the West Reading Room upstairs. Topics include reincarnation, quantum healing, group meditation and near-death experiences, among others. Info: (360) 830-0193 or lorilinda12@aol.com.

POULSBO KIWANIS: Poulsbo Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. at Busby’s Burgers and Q. 19424 7th Ave, Ste A. Poulsbo every Friday. Info: Jeff Mead, president, at (360) 620-4676.

VENTURING CREW 42: Has your high school son or daughter lost interest and dropped from Boy Scouting or Girl Scouting, or did they miss the opportunity when they were younger? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, the newest program for young men and women, ages 14 to 21. Info: www.crew42.org.

FLAG CEREMONY: If you need to dispose of a flag, bring it to First Lutheran Church 18920 4th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, any weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Lutheran’s Scout Troop 1591 has a flag depository at the church. The Troop will dispose of old and worn flags in the prescribed manor.

GRUPO AL-ANON DE POULSBO: El grupo de Poulsbo Al-anon hace juntas gratis para ayudar a las personas que tienen miembros de familia con problemas de drogas o de alcohol. Nos reunimos todos los martes de 7-8 p.m. en la Iglesia de St. Charles 20295 Little Valley Road NE. Para más información llama a Maria (360) 697-3062.

ALA-TEEN POULSBO GROUP: An effort is being made to form a group in the Poulsbo area, if you are interested in belonging or forming a group, please call Keshna at (360) 473-7549 or email at keshnade@yahoo.com.

BRIDGE CLUB: The Indianola Beach Improvement Club has a new, weekly ACBL-sanctioned bridge club that meets 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. It meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of the Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

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

FISH PARK: The monthly work parties at Poulsbo’s Fish Park will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. 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 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays 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 from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. Park in the back and come in through the kitchen. Info: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.

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-faced sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.

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 second Saturday of the month in the West Reading Room 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: The Little Norway Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: contact@littlenorwaytm.com.

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: The Great Nor-Westerns Toastmasters Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month 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.

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. Info: (360) 779-7272.

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.

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.

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.

WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society hosts walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Info: (360) 440-7354 or info@poulsbohistory.org.

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. 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. Info: www.oa.org.

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. Info: Call Daina at (360) 697-1537.

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