Calendar Sept. 18

FREE MILITARY RETIREE MEETING: A Military Retiree Seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, in the Cinema Plus Theater. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. to allow attendees time to speak with exhibitors. The seminar is free of charge. Military retirees and their spouses from all branches of U.S. uniformed services are invited and encouraged to attend. Info: Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs at (360) 627-4031.

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION: The Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County will meet from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Harrison Silverdale, 1800 NW Myhre Road. Dick Meyers, owner of Pure Direct Sound, will discuss audio (induction) loops. Learn how to hear better with your hearing aids using this inexpensive assistive technology. No advance reservations are required. We use amplification and individual assistive listening devices. Info: (360) 871-0997 or or go to

KITSAP POLIO SUPPORT GROUP: The Kitsap Polio Support Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station 56, 6470 Seabeck Highway NW. Info: Bob Miller at (360) 692-1381.

NKHS BAND BOOSTERS: The North Kitsap Band Boosters will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Charles Anglican Church at State Route 305 and Forest Rock Road (by Central Market).

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.

INDIANOLA COMMUNITY TRAILS MEETING: A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Indianola Clubhouse. Trails in and around Indianola will be discussed, including the White Horse Public Trail and trails in North Kitsap Heritage Park and Olympic Property Group option property, Indianola preserves, and proposed right-of-way trails in Indianola. All interested are invited. Representatives of the North Kitsap Trails Association, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and Kitsap County will be present to provide information and answer questions. Info: Dave Haley at (360) 633-5652.

KITSAP COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: Kitsap County Democratic Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at the AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Avenue, Bremerton. A no-host buffet luncheon will be followed by a program featuring a representative from Washington Families Standing Together discussing Referendum 71 which will be on the ballot in November, and a representative from Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade's office will discuss current issues. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

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 p.m. at the House of Awakened Culture, the new Community House in downtown Suquamish. Info: Larry Goodwin at (360) 598-4000 or

NORTH KITSAP OPTIMISTS: Installation of new officers/potluck at the Gooding household at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Info:

OPEN HOUSE: The Olympic Radio Control Association will host an open house at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the club field near Port Gamble. Spectators are welcome. A computer flight simulator as well as "buddy box" controls will be available for anyone who would like to try flying an electric or glow fuel powered model airplane. Attendance at the event is free, donations accepted. Info: Paul Below at (360) 779-2961 or

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. Info: (360) 697-4470

CANDIDATE FORUM: A Poulsbo Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum, hosted by the League of Women Voter of Kitsap, will be from 7-9 p.m., Sept. 29 in the Poulsbo City Council Chambers, 19050 Jensen Way. Mayoral candidates Becky Erickson and Kathryn Quade, and city council candidates Ed Stern, Dale Rudolph, Kim Crowder and Jim Henry will be in attendance. The forum is being videotaped and broadcasted by Bremerton Kitsap Access TV. It will broadcast at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, 3 p.m. Oct. 3 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

KRL WANTS PUBLIC INPUT: Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) is now in the process of creating the strategic plan for 2010-2015 and will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Poulsbo branch, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-2915.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The North Kitsap Eagles invite crafters and vendors to take part in their annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 7. Eight-foot table spaces are $20. Info: Kathy Hogan at (3600 471-4516.

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 or phone her at (360) 689-9183.

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. Find the fine Art Gallery just up the hill from the ferry dock on Highway 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info:


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

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:

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. Info: 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. Info:

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:

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 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:

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

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:

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

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

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:

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

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

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:

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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