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Carnival rides, eating contests and horned helmets aside, Viking Fest is a celebration of cultural and historical significance to Norway’s descendants in Kitsap County. Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day — May 17, 1814 — when Norway declared itself an independent kingdom (it had been united with Denmark and, after the Napoleonic Wars, was trying to fend off being ceded to Sweden).
Community Events, May 2016
Lonnie Sharkey beamed a wide smile after his bright red 1966 Chevy II Nova completed the quarter-mile time trial in 9.68 seconds at 138 mph. “It was a good run,” said Sharkey, of Silverdale.
Arnie Sturham is a tough cookie. Normally, the Treehouse Café owner lives by two criteria for booking a gig: name recognition and a built-in following. The Bainbridge crowd can be picky — “discriminating,” is the kinder word Sturham uses on his website — and the Treehouse Café receives dozens of inquiries every day, so he takes his time curating a line-up.
2016 marks landmark anniversaries for some of the organizations that they founded to help each other survive and thrive in their new home: The Sons of Norway Lodge in Poulsbo celebrates its 100th; Martha & Mary celebrates its 125th; the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church is 130 years old.
Still making plans for New Year’s Eve? Here’s what’s scheduled in Kitsap. How about a dive adventure? Or a retro 1980s dance? Or an indoor beach party? Take a look at this sampling of events. These are just some of the reasons to celebrate the new year close to home.