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Community Calendar, April 2

FRIDAY

DAHLIA SALE: The Kitsap County Dahlia Society is having its annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, at the Crystal Range at 2160 Paulson Road in Central Kitsap. Tubers also will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club at 1470 Saddle Club Road, Port Orchard. Info: Call Pat at (360) 698-0123 or go to www.kitsapdahlias.org.

SATURDAY

RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale fundraiser to benefit the Logan Foster Cancer Relief Fund (a 3-year-old with a rare form of brain cancer) will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Doctors Clinic parking lot in Poulsbo, at 19245 7th Ave. Donations are being accepted. Info: babynakomas@hotmail.com.

NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM FAMILY DAYS: Every First Saturday of the month families with children pre-school to age 12 are invited to Family Day from October through May. On April 3, the project will be soda bottle submarines. This month we will build a submarine and test it in our tubs. The tour will feature a look at our submarine models and the submarine control room.

TUESDAY

LIVING WITH ILLNESS, LOSS, AND DEATH: Explore and transform the difficulties and disappointments that come with disease and loss. This is an open and ongoing support group led by retired hospice nurse Cathy Cuenin. The next meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Suquamish UCC Church, 18732 Division St., Suquamish. Info: (360) 598-4434 or www.soundspirit.org.

WEDNESDAY

NKTA: The North Kitsap Trail Association will host community presentations that promote a series of connected hiking and biking trails in North Kitsap. Presentations (15-30 minutes) will be to the Kingston Community Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. April 7 at the Miller Bay Fire Station; to the Greater Hansville Community Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. April 13 at Buck Lake; and to the Kitsap Co. Parks and Rec. Advisory Board, at 5 p.m. April 21 at the Kingston Community Center.

THURSDAY

KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Poulsbo Library lower level. The program will be “Running with Whales,” with guest speaker Nancy Woodman, author/illustrator/adventurer, who has been on expeditions in remote corners of the world. Her presentation will be about Chattam Straight, Alaska. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 394-5635.

UPCOMING

POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: The Poulsbo Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Poulsbo Library meeting room. Kay Kauffman of Arranger’s Guild will present a program of Ikebana and other flower arranging.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: A training class, required of all new volunteers, is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Marine Science Center on Front Street in Poulsbo. Advance registration required. Info: denise.bauman@gmail.com or (360) 689-9183.

KITSAP CHADD: Kitsap CHADD, the local Attention Deficit Disorder support group , will host “AD/HD & Meds: What is There? What’s New? What Works for What?” presented by Terry Douglass, ARNP, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign-up needed. The group meets in the Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.

POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 Liberty Road. Retired Fire Chief Jim Shields will speak on the history of the Poulsbo Fire Station. Info: poulsbohistory.org.

BARK FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. The North Kitsap Bark for Life will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 18, in Port Gamble. Info: barkforlifeofnorthkitsap.org

RED CROSS BENEFIT: The Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586, located at 4230 Lincoln Hill Road, and the Buz Whiteley Big Band present an evening of music and dancing at the Eagles Hall from 7:30-11 p.m.on Saturday, April 24. There will be no admission charged but a donation would be appreciated. All proceeds go to the Red Cross for the benefit of the Haitian people who have been devastated by the recent earthquake. For tax deductions make checks, that bear your address, payable to American Red Cross. Info: (360) 598-4432.

ONGOING

SEEKING DOCENTS: The Naval Undersea Museum is currently recruiting for the Youth Docent Volunteer Program. The program offers young people work experience in a museum. Volunteers work five hours a day three days a week during the busy summer months as well as a few hours monthly during the winter months. Work begins as soon as school is out in the spring. Teens must be between the ages of 13-17 to participate. Youth Docents serve as educational aides and curatorial assistants. They will research, design and build an exhibit. Students will also design, build and test an underwater remotely operated vehicle. Volunteers are accepted on a first come basis. Email Joyce.Jensen@navy.mil or phone (360) 396-5547 for an application or more information.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteer stewards to help monitor Foulweather Bluff preserve, a nature preserve in northern Kitsap County near Hansville. Our stewards visit the preserve during busy summer months and keep us informed of activities there. Shifts are two hours, twice per month. A spring kick-off potluck and training session is planned for May 1. Info: Barbara French at bfrench@tnc.org or (206) 343-4345 ext 361.

COMMUNITY GARDEN SPOTS: There are three large and 11 small plots available at the Community Garden (P-Patch) at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Large plots (10x20) rent for $45, small ones (10x10) are $35. Poulsbo residents receive a $5 discount. Water, some tools and compost are provided. Gardeners commit to working six hours per season in the common areas. Info: (360) 779-9898.

FREE CLOTHING BANK: St. Charles Anglican Church offers a free clothing bank from 3-6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month and 9-11 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at 20295 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo, Info: (360) 297-0078.

COMMUNITY MEALS: The North Kitsap Food Coalition and Faith Coalition offers free meals to help the homeless and build connections in the community —

• 5-7 p.m. , last Monday of every month, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1700 NE Lincoln, (360) 779-4746.

• 5-7 p.m., last Wednesday of the month, Suquamish UCC, 18732 Division Ave. NE, Poulsbo, (360) 598-4434.

• 6 p.m., first Friday of the month, Christ Memorial Church, Pearson Fellowship Hall, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, (360) 779-5515.

• 4-6 p.m., first and fourth Tuesday, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo, (360) 779-4689

• 5-6:30 p.m., every Thursday, First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave., Poulsbo, (360) 779-2622.

CHILDREN OF THE NATIONS: Henery’s Hardware in Kingston is accepting donation checks for Children of the Nations and Hansville Community Church through March 26. Contributions of $6 will purchase a 12 x 10 tarp and weather resistant rope to make a temporary shelter for families in Haiti. Checks should be made out to “COTN.”

SEEKING ARTISTS: The newly opened Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo is an artists cooperative currently looking for 3D artists. Specifically they are interested in glass blowers or stained glass, fiber artists and basketry, metalworks and sculpture. If interested in applying for the jury process please contact Patty Watson at patwat09@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program has immediate openings for volunteers to serve meals on Fridays at the NK Senior Center in Poulsbo. The time commitment is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Craig at (360) 377-8511.

TOPS: Do you have some weight to lose? Join TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Finn Hill Lutheran Church. Info: (360) 271-8775.

VETERANS SERVICES AVAILABLE: Veteran Service Officers from American Legion Post 245 are available at the Poulsbo City Hall, every Thursday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist any veteran with their applications for VA benefits, Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund screening and veteran’s widows benefits. Info: (360) 779-5456.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: A new group for survivors of suicide will meet monthly in Bremerton to offer a setting for family members or friends who have lost someone to suicide. The group is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: Caring Clowns International, an all-volunteer, charitable nonprofit, is now recruiting board members. Info: Duffy (360) 697-3546 or duffy@caringclownsinternational.org.

OPTIMIST CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimist Club meets at 5:50 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites. Info: Constance Gooding at (360) 779-6478 or cgooding@comcast.net.

GROUP GATHERING: A Course in Miracles group gathers from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday at Unity Center, 26011 Ohio Ave, Kingston.

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.

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. Info: Torbjorg at (360) 779-9826.

POULSBO KIWANIS: Poulsbo Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Loft in historic Poulsbo. Info: John Teising, president, (360) 731-0791 or teisinginstruction@comcast.net.

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.

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.

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 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. They meet at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of the Poulsbo Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

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 at (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. Info: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.

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.

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Saturday of each 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 and friendships. Info: (360) 697-6168.

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: The Little Norway Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Martha and Mary on Front Street in Poulsbo. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: contact@littlenorwaytm.com.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer’s Association provides free information and a support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each 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 hosts bingo at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the aerie, 4230 Lincoln Road. Info: (360) 779-7272.

LIONS CLUB: The Poulsbo Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall, 1820 4th Ave. NE. 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.

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.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: The Friday night Celebrate Recovery program at Bayside has moved to 7 p.m. Mondays in Poulsbo. It merged with the Celebrate Recovery program at Cornerstone Alliance Church at 15350 Cox Ave. NW in Poulsbo. Info: cornerstonealliance.com.

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets every second Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cut Off Road.

KINGSTON/NK ROTARY: Kingston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club, except for the first Wednesday, which is a breakfast meeting. Info: Dan Martin at danjmartin@mac.com.

KINGSTON KIWANIS: The Greater Kingston Kiwanis meets from 7-8 a.m. Thursdays at the Oak Table Cafe. Optional breakfast is $9.

THE POULSBO ARTIST 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.

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.

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.

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779-5909 or email libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: 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 at (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue at (360) 297-3713 for fiction.

WHISKEY CREEK RANCHHOUSE: In Poulsbo features Warren Lewis at piano every Thursday and Friday from 6-9 p.m. Georgia Brown and Rob plays from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays. The steakhouse is on the corner of NE Poulsbo Avenue and Washington Avenue. Info: (360) 779-3481.

REEL TIME CELTIC JAM: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second and fourth Fridays in Poulsbo led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

PLUS OR MINUS 50 SINGLES: Meet for a potluck every month on the second Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Meet at Cleo’s Landing, 11215 State Hwy 104 NE, Kingston. Bring meat to grill or a dish to share, and your own beverages. Info: (360) 297-4414

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Meets from 10-11 a.m. every Monday at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church Religious Education Building, 18943 Caldart St. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 394-5506, www.oa.org.

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