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Calendar Oct. 30
BOOK SALE: Breidablik Elementary is gearing up for its rain or shine annual "make-a-find" rummage and "hundreds-of-wonderful" book sale. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the school, 25142 Waghorn Road NW, Poulsbo. This allows all 5th grade students the opportunity to overnight, explore and learn at Islandwood on Bainbridge this spring.
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.
KCAC: The Kingston Citizen Advisory Council’s November meeting is scheduled for Nov. 4, at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters on Miller Bay Road. Kitsap Humane Society Executive Director Sean Compton is the featured speaker. Info: Greg Platz at (360) 509-3181.
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.
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.
NK OPTIMISTS: The North Kitsap Optimist Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites. Info: (360) 779-6478.
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. Crafts of all kinds, holiday bake sale and lunch available. Info: Kathy at (360) 471-4516 or Sue at 360-598-4612.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Poulsbo Noon Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner that includes salad, garlic bread, beverages and decadent brownies for dessert from 4:30-6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church Christian Center, 18920 4th Ave NE, Poulsbo. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bayside Engravers in downtown Poulsbo, Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry in Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, from any Lions Club member and at the door. All proceeds will support Pat Momany’s morale mission for wounded troops in Germany.
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.
POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Poulsbo Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Poulsbo Library meeting room on the lower level. West Sound Home and Garden Editor, Dee Coppola, will speak on the Hidden Garden Jewels of the Kitsap Peninsula. Guests are welcome. Info: Anne Thomas 779-5243.
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 at (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.
NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The NK Friends of the Library are looking for new members. The group 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 at www. 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 each 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. . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.