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Calendar Oct. 2

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.

4-H EVENT: 4-H will host its annual welcome event from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the President's Hall at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in hands-on learning experiences that aim to make their best better. 4-H is open for enrollment for youth 5 years of age and in kindergarten through 12th grade. Info: Kelly Fisk at kfisk@co.kitsap.wa.us or (360)337-7162.

GARAGE SALE: North Point Church Youth Fellowship will be hosting a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at 1779 Hostmark St.

CLICK COMPUTER CLASSES: Kitsap Regional Library offers computer literacy classes on Wednesdays at the Poulsbo Library. Internet 101, for novice computer users, will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7. Internet 201 focuses on finding reliable information using Web directories and the library's subscription databases. It will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 14. Both lessons are designed for students who have basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Classes are limited to four students. Info: (360) 779-2915.

KCAC: The Kingston Citizen Advisory Council's monthly meeting is scheduled for Oct. 7, at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters on Miller Bay Road. Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer is the featured speaker. Info: KCAC Co-chair Greg Platz at (360) 509-3181.

KITSAP AUDOBON SOCIETY: Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Poulsbo Library. The program is Our Underwater Neighborhood, presented by underwater videographer John Williams.  Info: (360) 692-8180 or www.kitsapaudubon.org.

DAY TRIPS: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation is offering several day trips for seniors in the next few weeks. On Oct. 8 we travel to the Naval Undersea Museum in Bremerton. On Nov. 4 we will be visiting a variety of consignment stores in Kirkland; and Nov. 9 we are off to the Federal Reserve Bank and then to Ikea. Space is limited on our trips and prices vary. Info: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898 or www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks.

UPCOMING

RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation has a recreational volleyball league for girls in grades five through nine and adults this fall. Info: (360) 779-9898 or cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks_sports.htm.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: The Marilyn Duvall Orthopedic Guild will host its ninth annual arts and crafts fundraiser to benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road.

ARTIST CLASSES: Creating Joy with The Artist’s Way, a 13-week group to focus on self recovery and self discovery will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday beginning on Oct. 20 and ending Jan. 19 at 225 NW Lindvig Way, No. 9 in Poulsbo. Cost is $20 per session with a commitment to all sessions. No artistic experience or ability is necessary.Info: (360) 405-6860.

WINES OF THE WORLD: A fundraiser to benefit the Greater Hansville Community Center, Wines of the World, will feature six wines at an average price of $15. The event will be from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the GHCC. Tickets can be purchased through Hansville Grocery or Hansville Repair. Info: Dody Solaas, (360) 638-2444.

SAFETY FIRST: Cook Family Funeral Home is handing out free MCGruff "Safety First" Halloween bags for the kids. Swing by anytime in October, during regular business hours, and pick up yours. Also available at The Bainbridge Performing Arts Center, Bainbridge Cinemas and The Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo Chamber offices and Chamber Events! They’ll also be available at the Annual Downtown Festivities on Halloween.

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 (360) 471-4516.

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 State Route 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info: patwat@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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: 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. 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.

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