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Calendar May 7-13
CHUCKWAGON: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and older to a Mother’s Day lunch at noon Friday, May 7, at the North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo. Menu: carrot raisin salad, honey lemon chicken breast, red potatoes, oriental spinach, raisin bread and strawberry shortcake w/whipped topping. $3 suggested donation. Reservations required by 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Info: (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 from Kingston.
KINGSTON SPRING CLEANUP: Kingston residents are sprucing up for spring with the community’s annual cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8. Participants should bring gloves. Safety vests and bags will be provided. Volunteers should meet up at the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Info: (360) 297-3813.
POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Poulsbo Garden Club Annual Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Design Center lot corner of State Route 305 and Hostmark Street.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Hansville’s Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club will host its annual garden sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8, at the Greater Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake County Park. A huge array of bargain-priced quality trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals and houseplants will be available. To reach the sale, follow the signs on Hansville Road to Buck Lake County Park. There’s plenty of free parking.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR: Local health care providers and service providers will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo Farmers Market on Saturday, May 8.
POULSBO HISTORIC SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, lower level of the Sons of Norway Hall. Discussion will include the plans for establishing a museum in the new City Hall. All members are encouraged to attend.
MEET YOUR COMMISSIONERS: Kitsap Conservation Voters will host its annual Meet Your Kitsap County Commissioners Forum from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Island Lake Community Center in Silverdale. The forum is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity to question your Kitsap County commissioners about their actions, policies and future plans on key environmental issues. In addition to questions from the audience, there will be questions about the new North Kitsap Legacy Partnership, legacy lots, farmland, preventing rural sprawl, and preserving the rural character of Kitsap County. Info: Ed Bass, KCV Chair, at (360) 779-6314.
KITSAP AUDUBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Jaye Moore, of the Northwest Raptor Center, will bring live birds of prey — a swainson’s Hawk, Western screech owl and a Barred Owl. She also will describe her work rehabilitating injured birds and preparing them for release back into the wild. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 692-8180.
A TIME TO GATHER: The Suquamish Foundation will host “A Time To Gather” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the House of Awakened Culture, located at 7235 NE Parkway in Suquamish. The evening will feature performances by world-renowned Navajo flautist R. Carlos Nakai and Slack key guitarist Keola Beamer. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5:30-7 p.m., and performances will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a free shuttle from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal to the House of Awakened Culutre. Admission is $50 and proceeds go toward building a new Suquamish Museum. Buy tickets at www.suquamishfoundation.org or call (360) 394-8453.
CHURCH RUMMAGE/TREASURES SALE: St. Charles Anglican Church will hold a sale to aid girls and women in Kenya’s Masai community from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The church is located across from the Central Market at 20295 Little Valley Road NE in Poulsbo. Lots of nice housewares, antiques, etc.
REMEDIAL YARD CLASS: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation is offering a gardening class starting Wednesday, May 19. Participants will meet on Monday and Wednesdays from 6-8:30 P.M. and you will visit each student’s yard together for a consultation. Learn from each other’s situation as well as the instructor’s knowledge and experience. Course fee is $38 and will meet for three or more weeks depending on the number of students registered. Please register at the Recreation Center, 19540 Front St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9898.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: On Saturday, June 5, the Poulsbo Trails Committee will be celebrating National Trails Day at the gazebo in Liberty Bay Waterfront Park. Join the Kitsap Volkssporters on their bimonthly walk. Choose between a 5 k (3.1 mile) route and a 10 k (6.2 mile) route. The 5K will go to American Legion Park, the boardwalk and Fjord Drive. The 10K walk will have a southern/eastern loop and then go through Fish Park, Nels Park and American Legion Park. The walk is free, but all walkers must register at the Kvelstad Gazebo in Liberty Bay Waterfront Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. the walk begins at 9:30 am. Maps and directions will be provided. Info: (360) 779-9898.
CALLING ALL CARS (AND MOTORCYCLES): A Father’s Day event, scheduled for Sunday, June 20, needs support from car and motorcycle enthusiasts and arts, crafts and food vendors. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: www.nkcarandmotorcycleshow.com.
CLOTHING AND SHOES NEEDED: The YWCA WRAPS Clothing Closet is in need of gently used/new clothing, shoes and personal care items for women, men and children. Clothing can be donated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the YWCA Community Center, 905 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: Call (360) 479-0522 or go to www.ywcakitsap.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, (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.