Community Events, Week of September 17

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Tonight, September 18 — Kitsap Community Resources presents “The Psychology of Spending” — Learn the hidden influences on spending and how to have a healthy approach by learning from Kitsap Credit Union presenters, 5:30 to 7 pm.  Note that this will be at the new South Kitsap Site, 3200 SE Rainshadow Crt, Port Orchard, WA.

On Wednesday, September 19Suquamish Church of Christ will host a community dinner between 5-7pm. This is a weekly event. All are welcome. 

On Thursday, September 20, First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo will host a community dinner between 5-6pm. This is a weekly event. All are welcome. 

On Saturday, September 22, Gateway Fellowship Church in Poulsbo will also host a community lunch, from 11:30 to 1pm. This is a weekly event and all are welcome. 

This weekend, September 22 & 23, North Kitsap Soccer will be hosting their annual food drive at each of their game locations throughout the day. Bins for food donation will be available at Strawberry Field, North Kitsap HS Stadium, Kingston Middle School, and Wolfe Elementary.  

Donation Station: Don’t forget — on Saturday, the Fishline van will be at Albertson’s in Poulsbo to collect food and clothing donations from 11am to 1pm. This is a weekly event until October.  

Planning ahead:  Richard Lemieux, the author of Breakfast at Sally’s will be the main speaker at Breakfast with Fishline on October 6, 9 to 10:30am at the Gateway Fellowship Hall, Gateway Church in Poulsbo.  In addition, former clients of Fishline will also talk about their experiences with Fishline services.  A modest breakfast will be provided.

Tickets available NOW at Fishline, Second Season, or Marina Market. 
$20 – General Admission
$10 – Seniors and Students
$ 5 – Fishline Clients


Read more on this event here. 
Contact NK Fishline to add your event to our calendar! Want to plan ahead? Visit our website to review the events calendar.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: In Her Own Words

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The economy hit a major low, and I was feeling depressed about how it was affecting so many people, myself included. That’s when I remembered my parents saying “Don’t think about yourself, serve others and you’ll feel better in no time.” That statement is so true, and I became a North Kitsap Fishline food bank volunteer. 

I work as a volunteer sorting produce and placing the chosen produce in the market for our clients. As a produce sorter, we are trained to present the best possible products to our clients on a daily basis. We also fill the request for emergency boxes, that include various items clients receive once each month. 

Being a volunteer has been most rewarding. I work with a group of wonderful people who spend their time at Fishline filled with laughter and work. Working with these ladies weekly creates a strong and positive environment that seems to keep all of us coming back. This is the feeling all the volunteers and staff generate. 

Fishline is truly “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. When I am through volunteering for the day, I feel truly thankful and grateful for all the fine, hard-working people who make up this organization and the opportunity to participate.

Written by Carmen Hassold, Tuesday Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here to visit our online application or email our volunteer coordinator.


Sponsor a Child: Be a Backpack Friend

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You can be a very special part of a child’s life — by becoming a Backpack Friend, you can assure local children the nutrition they need.  Read more about the Food for Thought program here.

 Click here to sponsor a child for one month: $25
 Click here to sponsor a child for one semester: $100
 Click here to sponsor a child for one year: $250
 Click here to commit to a one month-long sponsorship for an entire school : $1000
 Click here to make a donation in any amount to the Food for Thought program.

When asked to enter “special instructions”, you can let us know that you would like to sponsor a child and if you would like to let the child you are helping know of your support by name, or remain anonymous. Either way, you will gain the satisfaction of knowing you have helped a child grow into his/her potential and invested in a community where all have the basics of life.

You can also mail your donation to NK Fishline, 18916 NE Third Ave, Poulsbo, WA  98370.


“Breakfast at Sally’s” Author to Speak on October 6th

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“One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man’s resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living “the vehicular lifestyle” in Washington state, LeMieux chronicles his journey from the Salvation Army kitchens to his days with “C”—a philosopher in a homeless man’s clothing—to his run-ins with Pastor Bob and other characters he meets on the streets. Along the way, he finds time to haunt public libraries and discover his desire to write. 

LeMieux’s quiet determination and his almost pious willingness to live with his situation are only a part of this politically and socially charged memoir. The real story of an all-too-common American condition, this is a heartfelt and stirring read.”

Richard Lemieux, the author of Breakfast at Sally’s will be the main speaker at Breakfast with Fishline on October 6, 9 to 10:30am at the Gateway Fellowship Hall, Gateway Church in Poulsbo.  In addition, former clients of Fishline will also talk about their experiences with Fishline services.  A modest breakfast will be provided.

Tickets available at Fishline, Second Season, or Marina Market.
$20 – General Admission
$10 – Seniors and Students
$ 5 – Fishline Clients

This book is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles in Silverdale.


Poulsbo Kids Day

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Join Fishline on the third annual Poulsbo Kid’s Day for a fun lunch of hot dogs, chips, and a coke for $4.  Additional hot dogs are only $2.  The event will be held in the College Marketplace (near the Home Depot parking lot) on Saturday, September 15th 10am – 3pm.  
It will be a full day of family fun with food, games, prizes and more.
  • See what the City Parks and Recreation Dept has to offer (i.e. gymnastics)!
  • Get creative at the Home Depot® craft booth!
  • Have a blast at the bike rodeo obstacle course!
  • All things safety: bike helmet fittings, car seat inspections and Internet safety how-to’s.
  • Explore real fire trucks and police cars – even a police boat!
  • Pet adoptions through the Humane Society®.
  • Free electronic fingerprinting and DNA kits!
  • Help your community: donate 3 non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the “Food for Thought” program
  • Meet McGruff, the crime fighting dog
  • See K-9 Unit demonstrations (attack and take-down)
  • Have your face painted
  • Play with the “Caring Clowns”