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Community Calendar, April 16
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County will meet from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Iris Room at Silverdale Harrison Medical Center, 1800 Myhre Road. The topic of discussion is “Risky Choices that Can Affect Your Hearing and Cause Hearing Loss.” Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or email email@example.com.
CLASSIC AMERICAN LOVE SONGS: A lecture and multimedia show with music from the 1930s and 40s written by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Richard Rogers, performed by Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road. Admission free to members; $5.00 to non-members. Refreshments served.
BARK FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a 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 or Ann Manning at (360) 620-1604.
NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Jack Hamilton, former Kitsap County Republican chair, will be the guest speaker for the North Kitsap Republican Women at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the Poulsbo Fire Station, Liberty Ave & Hwy 305, Poulsbo.Our guest candidate this month will be Pete DeBoer, who is running for the 23rd Legislative District position against Sherry Appleton.
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 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.
FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA: The Ivory Coast Medical Relief Team will be at a table at Central Market in Poulsbo to talk to people and get donations for mosquito nets in the fight against malaria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, which is International Malaria Awareness Day. Info: www.icmrt.org.
VILLAGE GREEN: A community celebration to commemorate the completion of Village Green community center’s (Boys & Girls Club, senior center, library) architectural drawings will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. There will be cake, cookies and non-alcoholic beverages. There also will be information about next steps for the Metropolitan Park District (MPD) to help you decide whether or not you might be interested in running for MPD commissioner and news about how 2010 is shaping up for the Village Green Community Park and the planned community center. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH KITSAP TRAILS: North Kitsap Trails Association will host two workshops to discuss trail networks. Workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m., April 22 in the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue station on Miller Bay Road and 7 p.m. April 28 in the Poulsbo Fire Station on Libetry Road. A trail survey can be submitted online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/northkitsaptrails.
HOOKED ON FISHING: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club and North Kitsap Future Farmers of America will host a Hooked on Fish Derby for children 11 and younger, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the horticulture pond behind Poulsbo Junior High. The event is free and bait is provided. Fishing poles are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so if children have poles, please bring them along. The pond will be stocked with about 500 rainbow trout. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each age category. Parents are encouraged to help, but not fish. This is a fun-filled family activity that can help children develop a lifelong passion for fishing. Complimentary fish cleaning will be provided by NKFFA.
SEEKING DOCENTS: The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport 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, first-served basis. Info: Joyce.Jensen@navy.mil or (360) 396-5547.
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 email@example.com or (206) 343-4345 ext 361.
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 Road, Poulsbo, (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.
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.
A HOLY JOURNEY: “Living with Illness, loss and death” will be held the first Tuesday of each month. (First session at 5 p.m., following sessions from 7-9 p.m.) Explore and transform the difficulties and disappointments that come with disease and loss with retired hospice nurse Cathy Cuenin. Program held at Suquamish UCC, 18732 Division St. $10 donation and pre-registration requested. Info: www.soundspirit.org or (360) 598-4434.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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. Info: www.portgamble.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Info: 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 meets 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 Road 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 Now 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
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 St. 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.org.