ARTS FESTIVAL: The Kitsap Arts & Crafts annual festival will be held July 28 and 29 at Port Gamble. The festival will feature local artists and wares. Information: (360) 297-2490, email@example.com or www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.
FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: The U.S. DOL Women’s Bureau and American Marine Bank will host a “Credit in a Money World” workshop from 1-4 p.m. July 28 at American Marine Bank, 26563 Lindvog Road in Kingston. Workbooks will be provided, the first 10 attendees will receive a free gift certificate. Reservations are needed. Information: Sharon Kirkpatrick at (360) 649-3409.
CONCERT IN THE PARK: The 26th annual concert in the park will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28 at Buck Lake Park. Five different bands will perform. There will be a car show and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews on scene, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and soda.
OPTIMIST MEETINGS: The North Kitsap Optimists Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 at the Poulsbo Inn. The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
GARDEN TOUR: The Hansville Ladies Aid will host a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets are $10. Information: Julie at (360) 638-2705 or Jenny at (360) 638-2062.
GARDEN TOUR: The Indianola-based Trillium School will be hosting a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 in Indianola. The tour will feature eight gardens. Tickets are $15, children under 12 are free. Information: (206) 947-2000 or visit www.trilliumschool.org.
POLAR BEARS: Stillwaters Environmental Center will host “Where Will the Polar Bears Go?” a discussion of climate change affecting polar bears at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters, 26442 Miller Bay Road. The presenter will be Dr. James Overland. Cost is a $10 donation, attendees must pre-register. Information: Joleen Palmer at (360) 297-2876.
RUMMAGE SALE: The Poulsbo Nazarene Church will host a rummage sale Aug. 11 at the church. Donated items will be accepted before Aug. 3. Information: (360) 779-7759.
POWWOW: The Point Casino and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will be hosting an Elders Powwow at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the casino. This year’s theme and purpose is the youth honoring the elders. There will be dancing, ceremonies and the youth and residents will present expressions of their gratitude. The public is welcome.
RUMMAGE SALE: The Greater Hansville Area annual rummage sale will take place Aug. 11-12 at the Greater Hansville Community Center, on Buck Lake Road.
BLOOD DRIVE: Electronic Data Systems will host a community blood drive from noon to 3 p.m. and 3:45-6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Poulsbo Fire Station. Information: (360) 297-2813.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS: The Point Casino is hosting the 2007 Battle of the Bands Sept. 7-8 at the casino, on Hansville Road. There will be prizes awarded, and a performance by last year’s winners “Coldnote.” Information: Emily Hill at (360) 297-0070 ext. 107.
TABLES AVAILABLE: The Kingston Lumber Relay for Life team is looking for vendors to buy table space for its pre holiday arts, crafts and gifts show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Greater Hansville Community Center. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Information: Carla at (360) 638-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road. Information: Mari Schielke at (360) 779-0050 or Susan Hancock at (360) 297-2247.
BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting BINGO at 6:30 every Wednesday night, early birds at 6 p.m.
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. Information: (360) 297-5133.
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 Poulsbo Inn.
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. Information: 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.
TROUT UNLIMITED: The North Kitsap Salmon Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the community room of the Poulsbo Library. Information: Al Miller at (360) 297-2490 or Dennis Lytle at (360) 394-2088.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: The Kingston Al-Anon Family Group will be meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Kingston Unity Church, 26011 Ohio Ave. Information: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.
WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society is once again hosting walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Information: (360) 440-7354 or email@example.com.
WAL-MART WALKERS: The Wal-Mart Walkers group meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Poulsbo Wal-Mart parking lot near the tire store. Information: Maria Marsala (360) 271-8418.
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. Information: 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 at the Magnolia Cafe in downtown Poulsbo for networking, business education and fellowship. Information: 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. Information: Jane at (360) 297-4886.
KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It is open to members and the public and features open face sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $8 per person.
CHOICE: The CHOICE support group will meet at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Learn how to make healthy choices in your life by learning boundaries, skills and self-awareness. Information: (360) 779-5515.
NOON LIONS: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at the First Lutheran Church social hall. Information: (360) 779-3684.
AMERICAN LEGION: Post No. 245 of Poulsbo meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Poulsbo Armory, 19133 Jensen Way. All veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Services are welcome to attend the meetings. Sons of veterans are welcome to join Sons of Legion. Wives, widows and daughters of veterans and active duty service members are welcome to join the Ladies Auxiliary. Information: (360) 697-1578.
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Information: (360) 271-5336.
KRA: The Kingston Revitalization Association meets 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month. Call Karen Ross at (360) 297-0316 for the meeting location.
HOSTMARK GRANDPARENTS: Seniors at the Hostmark Apartments are preparing goodie boxes for servicemen and women serving in Iraq. To donate goods or money contact Ann Clark, service coordinator at (360) 779-4607.
NEEDLEWORK BEE: The Kingston Needlework Bee meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Kingston Library in the community center. People interested in taking up one or more needle arts are encouraged to attend. Library materials and help are provided. Bring craft projects to share with the group. Information: Susan Thorsteinson, (360) 297-3330.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Kingston Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month. Information: Bill Reynolds, (360) 297-4010.
SING-A-LONG: There will be a hymn sing-a-long at the Hostmark Recreation Center every third Sunday of the month. There will be a potluck from 1-2 p.m., followed by singing, sharing testimonies and playing instruments. Bring an instrument if you play one. Everyone is welcome.
MASONS MEET: The Warren G. Harding Lodge No. 260 holds its stated communications at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the lodge at 18824 3rd Ave. in Poulsbo. Information: Ken Wilson, (360) 297-8959.
SENIOR POTLUCK: The Poulsbo Senior Center hosts a potluck for members and visitors at noon on the second Tuesdays of each month. The center is located at 18972 Front Street. Information: (360) 779-5702.
HOMESCHOOLING: Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap Independent Homeschooling Families meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesdays of each month at Liberty Ridge Apartments Lodge in Poulsbo. Information: Joyce Fiess, (360) 394-3620.
LOVE AND LOSS: Love and Loss Ministry grief support ministry meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in room 272 in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo. Everyone welcome. Information: (360) 779-5515 or (360) 394-1932.
NEEDLE WORKERS: The Nordic needle workers are at the Sons of Norway lodge every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Most of the ladies are working on hardanger embroidery, a type of pulled thread embroidery from the Hardanger region of Norway. Information: Grace Overby, (360) 779-2460, or Marianne, (360) 779-5209
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Poulsbo-NK Historical Society meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Viking Room at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway. Information: Darlene Oulton, (360) 697-4186.
RUNNING AND WALKING: Armstrong Fitness is offering a free running and walking program. For all abilities — everyone is welcome. The workouts are very user friendly and based on participants’ current fitness level. AF covers training, injury prevention and rehab, nutrition and weight loss and offers individual assessments including footwear advice. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Armstrong Fitness. Information: Dave Steffens (360) 697-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECTIONS: The Pinnacle Business Connections of North Kitsap will be holding its meetings from 11:32 a.m. to 12:47 p.m. at Bayside Broiler in Poulsbo the first and third Tuesday of each month. PBCNK is a local networking group created to help businesses 18 months or older “profit by networking.” Guests are always welcome and membership is open to one business of each category. Information: Ellen Dougherty, Membership Chair, (360) 697-5724 or visit www.pbcnk.com.
NORDIC FOLK DANCING: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will offer Nordic folk dancing instruction from 7-9 p.m. Mondays through mid June at Grieg Hall, 18891 Front Street. There will also be a dance party with music by the Clover Blossom Band the third Monday of each month. Beginners are welcome and it is not necessary to come with a partner. Information: Fred, (206) 780-8036 or Stan, (360) 779-2460.
NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers Norwegian language classes for beginners 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, for beginners 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, for intermediate from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays and for advanced from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. All classes are held at Grieg Hall, 18891 Front Street, in downtown Poulsbo. Information: Stan at (360) 779-2460.
SENIOR CENTER: The North Kitsap Senior Center Lounge, 18972 Front Street, Poulsbo has continuing activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, depending on volunteer staff availability.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY: The Christ-centered 12-step program meets Fridays at the Activity Building behind Bayside Community Church on Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. Barbecue dinner starts at 6 p.m. and a group meeting starts at 7 p.m. Information: Barbara, (360) 297-2000.
IMPROV AUDITIONS: “What Happens Next?” The Jewel Box Theatre’s improv comedy troupe is now holding open auditions. The troupe is looking for team players. Prior improv/acting experience is not required. Information: (360) 275-0636.
CANCER SUPPORT: The Humble Abode Support Group for Women Living with Cancer meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in Poulsbo at St. Charles Anglican Church. Information: Karen Carson, (206) 842-3539 or Tina Leany, (360) 779-5282.
BOOK SALE: Local resident and Poulsbo Police Officer Nick Hoke’s book, “The Great Character Development Workbook,” is available for sale at Central Market, for $15. The workbook is designed for children of all ages. Tom Hall of Central Market is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Literacy Council of Kitsap County.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: YWCA ALIVE hosts a women’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships from 1-2:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Poulsbo. Information: (360) 551-3140.
BUSINESS CONNECTIONS: Kitsap Business Connections is a networking group aimed at growing member businesses through leads & referrals. Guests are welcome Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Mitzel’s Restaurant, 760 N.E. Liberty Road, Poulsbo. No meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Kitsap Business Connections membership is restricted to non-competitive businesses. Information: Tammy Gisclair, (360) 337-0121 or Dr. Christine Ahmed, (360) 698-4141.
NETWORKING: Business coach Maria Marsala will host a networking card party for women business owners from 6:30-11 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Bring an appetizer or dessert and plan to stay for the entire time. The event is in Poulsbo and RSVP is required. Information: Maria Marsala, (360) 598-3880 or via email email@example.com.
FARMERS MARKET: The Poulsbo Farmers Market Group meets from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at First Lutheran Church social hall. Information: Ann Pyles, (360) 598-1944 or go to http://groups.msn.com/poulsbofarmersmarket.
TOPS: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, 18561 State Route 305, in Poulsbo. Information: Valerie at (360) 297-1932 or Susan (360) 620-4903.
AIKIDO: Kitsap Aikido has opened two new beginner children’s classes, which will be Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. Kitsap Aikido is a non-profit organization located on Bovela Lane off Viking Way in Poulsbo. Children and adults are welcome to join the dojo at any time. Information: Instructor Dan Delaney at (360) 697-3772 or children’s instructor Jason Parker at (360) 297-6839.
OPEN MIC: The North Kitsap Eagles 3586 host open mic from 3-7 p.m. Sundays with Bob Landis. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. for $5 per person. Bring your acoustic guitar and join in the fun. Information: Mary Schaper at (360) 779-7272.
WISE WOMEN CIRCLE: An Authentic Movement Circle for women 50 and older meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Kanalowa, 22729 Clear Creek in Poulsbo. Information: Georgann at (360) 405-6860.
COMPUTER LABS: Free open labs are offered from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays (NK Mac Lab) at Poulsbo Junior High, room A2 and Thursdays (NK Lab) at North Kitsap High School, room A10. Information: Tom Anderson, (360) 697-3838 or Gwen Kauffroath (NK Mac Lab) (360) 377-1715.
GUIDE DOGS: North Kitsap guide dog raisers meet from 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Vinland Elementary. Information: Sharon Clegg, (360) 697-6578.
CUB SCOUTS: Pack 555 meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Gordon Elementary School. Information: Glen, (360) 779-0860.
SINGLE PARENTS ADOPT: A support group is forming in North Kitsap for single parents who have adopted children. Information: Carrie Gentile, (360) 697-9136.
WRITER’S COFFEE TALK: Local writers meet Monday nights at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse. All levels of experience welcome. Information: (360) 779-9199.
KINGSTON SENIORS: The Kingston Senior Citizens meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Kingston Community Center.
PPD VOLUNTEERS: The Poulsbo Police Department Volunteers meet at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Poulsbo Fire Department training room. Information: Officer Nick Hoke, (360) 697-8251.
KINGSTON SITTING GROUP: Zen Buddhist meditation from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Monday and once a month all-day meditation. Information: (360) 297-5509 or (360) 297-7220.
POETRY READING: The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse hosts poetry readings at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. The coffeehouse is located at 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo. Information: (360) 779-9199.
INDIANOLA LAND TRUST: The group meets at 7:15 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Indianola Fire Station.
AMATEUR RADIO: The North Kitsap Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Viking Park clubhouse at Mesford Street. Information: (360) 638-1659.
HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT: LINK Homeschool Support group is a Christian parent support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through June. Information: Cindy at (360) 697-4393.
KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Mitzel’s restaurant in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. Information: (360) 697-4551.
INGEBORG NEVILL: The Ingeborg Nevill Auxiliary of The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center meets at 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of the month at Montclair Park. Information: Doreen Olson at (360) 437-9343.
WOLFLE READERS: Washington Reading Corps is looking for reading volunteers. Volunteers can come listen to second grade students read in the morning for as little as one hour or as much as 12 hours a week. Information: Karen Lemker at (360) 297-3611, ext. 460.
SENIOR NUTRITION: Volunteers are needed for Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Suquamish at the Community UCC Church, 18372 Division Ave. Information: (360) 377-8511 or toll free (888) 877-8511.
BOOK GROUPS: Daytime Book Club. Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo is offering a daytime book club that meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the downtown store. Information: (360) 779-5909.
POLICE ADVISORY BOARD: The Community Police Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Poulsbo Police Department.
LITTLE LEAGUE: The North Kitsap League Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Snider Park. Information: (360) 697-5449.
NORTH SOUND BUSINESS NETWORK: A group of Kitsap businessmen and women meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mitzel’s in Poulsbo. Only one member is allowed from each profession and there are currently openings for new members in several categories, including medical and automotive. Information: Brian, (360) 779-5566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUIDE DOG RAISERS: Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills for Guide Dog puppies. Information: (360) 697-6578 or (360) 779-3414.
WRITING PRACTICE: Practice based on Natalie Goldberg writing practice techniques is at Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo from 2:15-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. No reservations needed, just drop in. Information: Nancy at (360) 297-7398.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: The American Heritage Party of Kitsap County (affiliated with the U.S. Taxpayer party) meets the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Baptist Church, 12035 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale. Information: Ann or Jim Almond, (360) 697-6905 or (360) 697-6922.
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR: Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo hosts a children’s story time at 10:45 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Front Street store. All ages welcome. Information: (360) 779-5909.
ROLLING READERS: Volunteer to be a tutor to 1st and 3rd grade students. Share your love of readings by investing only one to two hours per week. Information: Angie Perrin at Poulsbo Elementary, (360) 598-1137; Alisa Cormier, Suquamish Elementary, (360) 598-4219, ext. 264; Marilyn Purdy at Gordon Elementary, (360) 297-8411, ext. 374; or Mary Cockerham at Pearson, (360) 697-6266, ext. 295.
AWANA: Children ages 3 years through 6th 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. Information: Jim Duwe, (360) 779-4451 or the church office, (360) 297-2551.
SOUND WORKS: the Sound Works Job Center meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the agency center at 8th Avenue and Lincoln in Poulsbo. Information: (360) 697-1033.
FREE COMPUTER LAB: A free computer lab for anyone who owns a Macintosh computer meets from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays that school is in session in room A-2 at Poulsbo Junior High School. The lab is sponsored by North Kitsap School District and the Kitsap Computing Seniors.
4-H PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: Boys and girls from sixth through 12th grade are invited to join a 4-H photography project in North Kitsap. The group meets once a month for photography and once a month for the general club meeting. Information: James Oas, (360) 779-3436.
EAGLES BINGO: North Kitsap Eagles 3586 will host Bingo at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 6:30 p.m. Fridays at 4230 Lincoln Road in Poulsbo. The kitchen will be open. Information: (360) 779-7272.
GRANDMOTHER’S CLUB: Poulsbo Little Norway Grandmother’s Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month at First Lutheran Church on Fourth Ave., Poulsbo. New members welcome. Information: (360) 779-4064.