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Community Calendar, June 4
SENATE CANDIDATE FORUM: The Republican Women of Kitsap are sponsoring a Senate candidate forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4 at the Silverdale Community Center on Silverdale Way. The event is open to the public. Jack Hamilton will moderate the forum.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: On Saturday, June 5, the Poulsbo Trails Committee will celebrate National Trails Day at the pavilion at 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 Pavilion 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.
SUMMER KIDS FAIR: Poulsbo Parks & Recreation is hosting a free Summer Kids Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Zone Sportsplex in Poulsbo. Poulsbo Fire Department will be on hand for bicycle helmet fittings and kids can use the giant bounce house. For more information call Poulsbo Parks & Recreation at (360) 697-8559.
POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo Historical Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, in the lower level of the Sons of Norway Hall. Guest speaker will be Sonja Wellington, representing the Kitsap County Historical Society.
AD/HD SUPPORT: “The Potential Risks of Not Treating AD/HD” will be presented by Harlan Gephart, MD, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, to Kitsap CHADD, the local Attention Deficit Disorder support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and pre-registration is not necessary. The group meets at Group Health Cooperative Classroom in Silverdale, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: Call Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.
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.
CLASS OF 1980: North Kitsap High class of 1980’s 30-year reunion is planned for the weekend of June 26 and 27. The main event will be Saturday night, June 26 at the Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish. Friday night social mixer and Sunday family picnic events in Poulsbo are also planned. Info: http://northkitsap1980.schools.officelive.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MID-SOMMER FESTIVAL: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway and Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association present the St. Hans/Mid-sommer Festival from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Poulsbo's Waterfront Park. Musicians will come by boat and process the maistång (mid-sommer pole); after the rising of the maistång there will be games and dancing. Vikings will have a torchlight procession and light the bonfire. Info: Poulsbo Sons of Norway, (360) 550-6049.
FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Sasha, Igor and Arto from Russia will perform a program of Karelian, Finnish and Russian folk music at 7 p.m., Monday, June 28, at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo. A gammeldans follows the performance. A donation of $5 is requested from attendees; no admission charge for school-aged children. Info: Grace (360) 779-2460.
CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT: First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave. , Poulsbo, will host an acclaimed chamber choir from Tromsø, Norway, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The choir also will perform at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 27. Info: (360) 779-2622.
CLASS OF 1975: North Kitsap High School’s class of 1975 is planning a 35-year reunion 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 email@example.com or Mike Driscoll, Driscoll92@comcast.net no later than June 15. Info: Karin Lawlis (360) 961-2331.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Harrison Medical Center Annex, 750 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Info: Cheryl Denton at (206) 842-0113.
OPEN AIR MARKET: An open air market will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday at 16298 State Route 305 in Poulsbo/Suquamish. Vendors are sought. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: (360) 479-0522 or 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. 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 Faith Communities Food 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., the first and 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 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.
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: 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.
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 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? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, a program for 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 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.
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 reactions to perfumes, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, etc. 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.