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Calendar, May 22

FRIDAY

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE: North Peninsula Unity Center, 26011 Ohio Avenue in Kingston, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23. There will be books, clothes, bedding, housewares and various items. No early birds please.

SATURDAY

DKA GARAGE SALE: The Downtown Kingston Association will host a garage sale in various locations throughout the community beginning at 9 a.m. May 23. Maps are available at the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, American Marine Bank, Windermere Real Estate, and John L. Scott offices. Info: (360) 731-9619 or deb@debboardman.com.

UPCOMING

MEMORIAL DAY SILENT HONORS: The second annual Memorial Day silent honors ceremony will be 10 a.m. May 24 at Vinland Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. After the ceremony, families and children will decorate veteran graves with flowers. Info: (360) 297-0439 or jbcn@earthlink.net.

RAFFLE TICKETS: The Poulsbo Evening Pride Branch Club, a branch of the Poulsbo Noon Lions, is selling raffle tickets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 and May 31 at Poulsbo Wal-Mart. The raffle tickets are for a chance to win a cruise. Proceeds will benefit the community through Lion-supported projects. Info: (360) 779-3774.

KC DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The next regular meeting of the Kitsap County Democratic Women will be at 11:30 a.m. May 27 at the AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Avenue, Bremerton. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. A no-host buffet luncheon will be followed by a program featuring Christy Lewis discussing how to create a healthy indoor environment through the wise choice of household and personal products. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

UNDERWATER NEIGHBORHOODS: Join underwater videographer John Williams for a breathtaking journey through our water wilderness and a discussion about how art, science, education, and recreation are involved in protecting and preserving the health of Puget Sound at 6 p.m. May 28 at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 598-4152.

SURVIVING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: A program on Strategies for Surviving the Economic Downturn in Kitsap County will be from 3-5:30 p.m. May 30 in the meeting chamber of the Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton. The Kitsap County Democratic Women are sponsoring the event, and State Rep. Larry Seaquist (26th LD) will be a featured speaker. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

AD/HD OR ASPERGER'S: AD/HD versus Asperger's and Related Disorders, will be presented by Victoria Crescenzi, M.D., developmental pediatrician, at Naval Hospital Bremerton, at 7 p.m. on June 9 at Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign up needed. Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.

PARK CLEANUP: The Poulsbo Tree Board and the city of Poulsbo are hosting a clean up at American Legion Park from 9 a.m. to noon May 30. All ages are encouraged to help. Bring a pair of gloves, clippers and small saws if you have them. Info: Mary McCluskey at (360) 779-9898.

ONGOING

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer for The Nature Conservancy’s Foulweather Bluff preserve near Hansville. Weekend volunteers needed to help monitor preserve. Walk the preserve once per week during the summer months and enjoy this special protected landscape. No experience necessary, all training provided. Info: Barbara French at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361 or bfrench@tnc.org.

KITSAP COMPUTING SENIORS: Kitsap Computing Seniors sponsors Mac Lab — open to all Macintosh users — each Wednesday afternoon at the Silverdale Community Center “A” Frame Building. There are hands-on operations, presentations, and question and answer sessions regarding operating Mac computers. Info: Warren Beauchene at (360) 697-6681.

KMUG: Kitsap Macintosh Users Group meets at 10:30 a.m., the third Thursday of each month at All Star Lanes (Restaurant) Solarium Room on Myhre Road, Silverdale. There are presentations, and a question and answer period. Info: Roy Kauffroath at (360) 377-1715.

BRIDGE CLUB: The Indianola Beach Improvement Club has a new, weekly ACBL-sanctioned bridge club. 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 are looking for new members. The group supports the library by helping to provide some of the extras like summer reading programs and magazine subscriptions. It meets on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Martha & Mary Health Center, 19160 NE Front St., Poulsbo. Info: Lora Lehner at (360) 649-6793.

CYCLE CLUB: West Sound Cycling Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Round Table Pizza in Silverdale at 7 p.m. Information about the club and weekly public rides is on the Web site westsoundcycling.com.

DV RECOVERY: A class on domestic violence recovery for women is offered. Info: (866)262-9284.

ARTISTS’ LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Artists’ League meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Vinland Lutheran Church at 2750 NW Finn Hill Road. Info: Mike Clayton at (360) 692-3901. Kitsap Way, in the Subway Party room in Bremerton. Info: Dave Harris at (360) 478-7089.

FOLK DANCING: Classes are being held at the Sons of Norway lodge in Poulsbo on Monday nights, from 6-7 p.m. for adult beginners, 7-8 p.m. for continuing dancers. No partners needed. Info: call Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 550-6049.

FISH PARK: The monthly work parties at Poulsbo’s Fish Park will be the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: (360) 779-9898.

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 (206) 842-5491.

POULSBO Al-ANON: Meets Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of St. Charles at 20295 Little Valley Rd. in Poulsbo. Contact: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.

KINGSTON AL-ANON: Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. Park in the back and come in through the kitchen.

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-face sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.

BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, early birds at 6 p.m.

OPTIMISTS CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimists Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn.

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the last Monday of the month 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, housing, safe products and friendship. Info: (360) 697-6168.

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: contact@littlenorwaytm.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Kitsap County Schools are looking for tutors to help students in all grades in the areas of math, reading, science, history and social studies. Middle and elementary schools also need volunteers to read with students. Info: Jana at (360) 377-5511 or jbonny@lcsnw.org.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer’s Association provides free information and support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the 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: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Great Nor-Westerns Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the first and third Thursdays at noon 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. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to explore the center.

BINGO: The North Kitsap Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586 will host bingo at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the aerie, 4230 Lincoln Road. The public is welcome, and the snack bar will open at noon. Info: (360) 779-7272.

FOLK DANCING: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will hosts folk dancing lessons at 18891 Front Street. Beginners are welcome, and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 779-2460.

POULSBO LIONS: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall. 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 Street. Info: Dorothy Walsh, (360) 779-5188.

LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone with a lap band, or thinking of getting one, is invited to Lap Band Support Group meetings from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Poulsbo Library. Info: Mari Schielke at (360) 779-0050 or Susan Hancock at (360) 297-2247.

ARTISTS INVITED: Kingston Art Gallery is inviting local artists to be juried to become possible showing partners with the cooperative. Applications available at the gallery. Info: (360) 297-5133.

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.

AWANA: Children ages 3 years through sixth grade are invited to join the AWANA Clubs at Kingston Christian Church. The club times are from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Parents may stay or drop off registered children starting at 6:15 p.m. each night. Info: Ron Cody at (360) 297-6558 or the church office at (360) 297-2551.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: The Kingston Al-Anon Family Group meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Kingston Unity Church, 26011 Ohio Ave. Info: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.

WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society is once again hosting walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Info: (360) 440-7354 or info@poulsbohistory.org.

TEAM SURVIVOR: Team Survivor Northwest, a women’s cancer survivor walking group, meets from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Port Gamble General Store. Info: www.tsnw-pt.org or Dr. Melanie McGrory at (360) 379-4767.

BUSINESS ALLIANCE: The Bayside Business Alliance, a group of business people from North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island, meets from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Wednesdays for networking, business education and fellowship. Info: Karen Cochrane at (360) 509-9199 or Lori Morgan at (206) 842-1255.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: Jane at (360) 297-4886.

CHOICE: The Choice support group meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Info: (360) 779-5515.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is searching for weekday volunteers. Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Schedules are flexible each month. Base access not necessary. Store personnel receive a discount on all purchases. The museum is located at 1 Garnett Way, Keyport. Info: Call Daina, Naval Undersea Museum store manager, at (360) 697-1537.

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