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Community Calendar, July 30
ART FAIRE: Fine art, cards, and hand woven Indian baskets will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, at the North Peninsula Unity Center.
ROCK FEST: A youth concert, Rock Fest, featuring The New Divide, Friday at the Lake, Quiet by Ten, Talk Jonny and others will be from noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Calvary Chapel Poulsbo, 23300 Stottlemeyer Road NE. Admission is $10 and $7 after 5 p.m.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The Poulsbo Police Department is hosting National Night Out, an anti-crime event for Poulsbo residents from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Waterfront Park/Anderson Parkway. This family event gives Poulsbo residents a chance to meet Poulsbo police officers and learn about safety, crime prevention and neighborhood watch programs. Refreshments will be provided, along with games and giveaways. There will be police cars and police boats on display. Live music, provided by Freckles Brown Band, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Info: (360) 779-3113.
CANDIDATE FORUM: The North Kitsap Republican Women will be hosting a candidate forum from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 at the Poulsbo Fire Station on State Route 305. Candidates who have agreed to participate include Pete DeBoer, running for State Rep. Leg District 23, Position 1 against Sherry Appleton; and James Olsen and Aaron Winter, both running for State Rep. Leg District 23, Position 2 against Christine Rolfes. The public is invited.
FOLK DANCE PROGRAM: Well-known Norwegian dance instructor Karin Brennesvik and her daughter Arnhild will perform intricate country dances from Telemark and Neumedal, Norway, at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo. Tom Lovli and his son, Vette also are in the group. The program will be followed by a gammaldans. There will be two workshops at 3:30 p.m.: one for the halling and one for the Bygedans. Requested donation is $5. Admission for school-aged children is free. Info: (360) 779-5209.
POND AND WATER GARDEN TOUR: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish & Water Garden Club will host its 11th annual Pond and Water Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The ponds are located throughout Kitsap County at club members' homes. Tickets are $5 for adults (cash or check, only). Children younger than 18 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo. Info: Roadhouse Nursery at (360) 779-9589, or Jerry Hames, club president, at (360) 871-0301.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: A Women’s Wealth Book Club will meet from 5-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Avenue NE, Poulsbo. The book club begins Sept. 9. Cost is $10 per month and includes dinner. WWBC’s purpose is to bring high-achieving business women and independent professionals together in discussion, learning, and networking. Toiletries and accessories are collected for donations to local women’s shelters at each meeting.
HANDS-ON GARDENING FOR KIDS: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 16, crafts and hands-on gardening experiences are offered for parents and children at the Youth Garden at Frank Raab Park in Poulsbo. Donations are welcome.
WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP: Peninsula Cancer Center, 19917 7th Ave., Poulsbo, is sponsoring a wellness support group from 4-5:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month. The topics of the group include stress reduction and relaxation. Info: (360) 697-8000.
FREE FITNESS CLASS: Kitsap Aikido is offering a free drop-in fitness class to the public from 6-6:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 650 NW Bovela Lane No. 5 in Poulsbo. The class emphasizes stretching, flexibility and core strength training. This is an informal class so shorts or sweats are acceptable. Info: (360) 598-1520 or visit www.kitsapaikido.org.
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: A Sunday afternoon barbecue, craft fair and flea market will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week through the summer at 16298 State Route 305, Poulsbo, between Poulsbo and Agate Pass Bridge. The flea market features Native American items, collectibles, cookbooks, yard art and more. Info: Corinne at (360) 697-1933.
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 VOLUNTEERS: The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteer stewards to help monitor Foulweather Bluff preserve, a nature preserve in northern Kitsap County near Hansville. 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.
• 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.
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: 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.
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.
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. 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. 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 is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday.