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Calendar Oct. 23
WINE SOCIAL: A fundraiser to benefit the Greater Hansville Community Center, Wines of the World, will feature six wines and a dessert port from the Olympic Wine Shop in Poulsbo. There will be a silent auction of locally made items and locally presented services from the community. A special dinner with 100 Point wines will be an auction item. The event will be from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at GHCC at Buck Lake. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Hansville Grocery and Hansville Repair. Bring an appetizer to share.
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 through 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.
KITSAP DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The next meeting of the Kitsap County Democratic Women will be 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the AA China Buffet restaurant, 3583 Wheaton Way E., Bremerton. A no-host buffet luncheon will be followed by a program featuring a discussion of the pending health care legislation. Info : President Jo Fox Burr , (360) 613-4042.
KAPO: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners’ monthly dinner will host the discussion “Taking Back Our Land, Growth Management: Property Rights & Wrongs.” Brian Hodges, an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, E. Bremerton (across from McDonald’s). Cost for all you can eat dinner is $10.80. No reservations required. Info: Vivian (360) 710-8560 or email@example.com.
SAFETY FIRST: Cook Family Funeral Home is handing out free McGruff “Safety First” Halloween bags for the kids. Swing by any time in October, during regular business hours.
CELTIC EVENING BENEFIT: A tribute to Jerry Holland, a master of Cape Breton fiddling, will benefit the Celtic Arts Foundation Youth Musician Endowment. The tribute begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Island Music Center, 18598 Valley Road NE, Bainbridge. Musicians participating include Susan McCroskey Burke & Friends, Country Capers Trio and Celtic Magic. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 15 and younger. Info: Jane Landstra at (360) 697-6192.
MCTAKEOVER: The Kingston North Kitsap Pee Wee Football program will host a McTakeover from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Kingston McDonald’s. Proceeds will be used toward uniform, equipment and other program costs that involve more than 100 Kingston area youth ages 5 to 14. Info: www.nkpeewees.org.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: North Kitsap Eagles Auxiliary annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Eagles Hall at 4230 Lincoln Road. Crafters of all kinds, holiday bake sale and lunch available. Info: Kathy at (360) 471-4516 or Sue at 360-598-4612.
VETERANS’ DAY RUN: A 5K run is planned for 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at Kitsap Memorial State Park, 202 NE Park St., Poulsbo. Registration is day of and the fee is $12 per runner. Children 8 and younger run for free. Proceeds will benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and The Fisher House Foundation. Info: (360) 697-5724.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Poulsbo’s First Lutheran Church will host a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. The bazaar will have more than 40 tables of hand-crafted items and food concessions. Admission is free. The church is located at 18920 4th Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Info: Elaine Jukam at (360) 697-5683.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The North Kitsap Eagles invite crafters and vendors to take part in their annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 7. Eight-foot table spaces are $20. Info: Kathy Hogan at (360) 471-4516.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Redeemer United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be Nov. 20 and 21 at 9900 Shorty Campbell Road, Kingston. There also will be a silent auction. Info: Phyllis Wahlquist (360) 830-4227 or Mary Haynes at (360) 297-8158.
RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation has recreational volleyball leagues for girls in grades five through nine and adults this fall. Info: (360) 779-9898 or cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks_sports.htm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ave. and Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.
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: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com.
HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms.com 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 Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or email@example.com 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.
WOMEN’S BOOK DISCUSSION: A women’s book discussion group focusing on Norwegian authors meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. For info, call (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, Poulsbo. 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. Info: (360) 830-0193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, a 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. 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 to or forming a group, please call Keshna at (360) 473-7549 or email at email@example.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.