"Events, meetings and activities in and around North Kitsap. "

” SUNDAY 7 POULSBO LIBRARY GRAND RE-OPENING: The grand re-opening will be celebrated at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting. An open house will follow from 1 to 5 p.m., at the library on Lincoln Ave. in Poulsbo. For information, call 779-2915. TRAVELOGUE: Ken Creed will narrate a film titled The New River, about the second oldest river on earth at a travelogue hosted by Kiwanis of Greater Poulsbo, at 2 p.m. at North Kitsap auditorium, across the from the high school on Hostmark. Admission is $5. Information, call 779-5158. MONDAY 8 WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS: North Kitsap Widow and Widowers will hold their Jan. meeting at JoeÕs Diner, 2901 Perry Ave. in East Bremerton at 6 p.m. Call 360-297-7568 for more information. TUESDAY 9 HOMESCHOOLING: Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap Independent Homeschooling Families will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in Poulsbo at the Liberty Ridge Apartments’ lodge meeting room. The apartments are on Bond Road, next to the North Kitsap Medical Center. Newcomers are welcome. Information, call Joyce 360-394-3620 or Marty at 206-842-8582. HOME BUYERS: A free course on the home buying process, sponsored by the Kitsap Housing Coalition and the State Housing Finance Commission, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 11 at the Poulsbo Fire Station meeting room, 911 Liberty Rd. The five-hour class (both nights) must be completed to obtain a certificate required for some first-time buyer loan programs. Reservations required. Contact class coordinator Laura Paton at 360-535-6153 or 800-693-7070 x 6153 or WELCOME BACK: Catholics who have been away from the church are invited to Welcome Back, a parish program at St. Olaf’s designed to help people return to the sacraments and to the parish family. The program begins Jan. 9 and continues through the first week of February. Sessions will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Religious Education building across from the church. For more information, call Diane Roza at the parish office (360) 779-4291. COMPUTING CLASSES: Kitsap Computing Classes will be offered at Kingston Junior High beginning Jan. 9. Classes include beginning and intermediate level courses. For information, call Grace at 779-8704. SATURDAY 13 DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY: Nina Grieg Lodge #40 of the Daughters of Norway will meet at 10 a.m. at Cedar Glen Recreation Center, 16300 Hwy. 305 NE, Poulsbo. For further information, call 360-779-1936. UPCOMING RAINBOWS: Meetings of a group of children, youth and parents who are coping with divorce or death of a loved one will be held every Thursday evening for eight weeks beginning Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Religious Education Building at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, 18943 Caldart Ave. Trained volunteers lead separate groups for different age groups. The program is free. To register or obtain information, contact Kathy Warcup at St. Olaf’s, 779-4291. WEST SOUND ACADEMY: Neil Simon’s comedy, The Good Doctor will be presented by West Sound Academy at the Bainbridge Island Playhouse (across from Bainbridge Cinema on Madison Avenue), Jan 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $8, $6 for seniors and children. Information, call 360-598-5954. BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be held at St. Olaf parish church hall from 1 to 7 p.m., Jan. 25. For information, call 1-800-398-7888. CHILDREN’S MUSIC CLASSES: A new session of music and movement classes for children ages 1-1/2 to seven will begin on Jan. 30 at the Kindermusik Studio of Judy Lawrence in Kingston. Call 297-7892 or 297-7355 for details. BOATSMART COURSE: The Agate Pass Power Squadron will offer a Boatsmart course beginning Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Phelps Road Fire Station on Bainbridge Island. The course runs for four consecutive Thursday nights and costs $25 for course materials. The next course begins March 29 at the Liberty Road Fire station in Poulsbo. Boating Safety for Kids will be offered in conjunction with the Boatsmart course. Information, call 206-842-5514 (9 to 5) or 360-297-7606. “