Community calendar May 14


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 Hawaiian 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 or call (360) 394-8453.


RUMMAGE SALE: St. Charles Church in Poulsbo will have a rummage sale to benefit a Kenya program for Maasai girls on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located across from Central Market at 20295 Little Valley Road NE. Antiques, housewares, plants and more will be available.


LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Do you have a lap band or you are thinking of getting one? Please join others to connect and support each other. The next meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, May 17 at the Poulsbo Library Meeting Room on the Main Level , 700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo. Info: Susan Hancock at (360) 440-4799 or email


NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The North Kitsap Republican Women’s May membership tea and potluck will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Ernst residence in Kingston. Mr. Kaj Ahlburg will be speaking about Al-Qaeda. Abby Burlingame, candidate for county commissioner, will also be speaking to the group. Info: Christina Ernst at (360) 297-0804.


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 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.


GFWC: New officers will be installed at the Thursday, May 20, meeting of General Federation of Womens Clubs Kitsap Peninsula. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the China House, 3249 Perry Ave, Bremerton with the meeting and installation following. Info: or


NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: On Saturday, June 5, the Poulsbo Trails Committee will celebrate 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:

NK CLASS OF 1975: North Kitsap High School’s class of 1975 is planning a 35th class reunion on July 24 in Suquamish. Festivities will be from 5-10 p.m. at the Clearwater Casino. Tickets cost $40 a person, which includes appetizers and a buffet dinner. Register by emailing or Mike Driscoll, no later than June 15. Info: Karin Lawlis (360) 961-2331.


OPEN AIR MARKET: An open Air Market will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday, beginning May 23, at 16298 State Route 305 in Poulsbo/Suquamish. Vendors are sought. Info:

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

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: 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 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 community connections—

• 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, Suquamish, (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.

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: 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

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

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 meet at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Loft in downtown Poulsbo. Info: John Teising, president, (360) 731-0791 or

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? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, a program for men and women, ages 14 to 21. Info:

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

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 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:

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.

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

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:

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

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 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: 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: or call (360) 779-2915.

PLUS OR MINUS 50 SINGLES: Meet for a potluck every month on the second Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. 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,

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