Community Calendar | October 14-24

L. to R., Evelina Svensson as Demeter, Alex MacKay as Munkustrap, Lisa Mandelkorn as Jellylorum/Griddlebone and Shannon Dowling as Bombalurina on the prowl.  - Steven Fogell/Courtesy Photo
L. to R., Evelina Svensson as Demeter, Alex MacKay as Munkustrap, Lisa Mandelkorn as Jellylorum/Griddlebone and Shannon Dowling as Bombalurina on the prowl.
— image credit: Steven Fogell/Courtesy Photo


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: For Bainbridge meeting times and locations go to or call 855-8366.

Overeaters Anonymous: OA meets at 9:15 a.m. Saturdays in the Singer Room at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. A new Wednesday meeting starts at 5 p.m. at Island Terrace Apts. Community Room, corner of High School Rd. and Ferncliff. Info: Call 780-0121.

Grief Support Group: Support for anyone who has lost a loved one, will begin in September and meet on the second and fourth Thursdays, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church.  Sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers; contact or 842-4441.

Caregivers Support Group: Anyone caring for a loved one who is ill is invited to meet on Tuesdays, from 2-3:30 p.m., at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church; sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Contact or 842-4441.

Support Group for Men: Men who have an illness of any kind meet on Mondays, from 11 a.m. – noon at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church; supported by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Contact Tom at or 360-698-4939.

Support Group for Women with Cancer: A group continues to meet on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church.  Contact or 842-3539.  This group is hosted by RBPC.


HELPLINE HOUSE: Donations are being accepted for Project Wishbone at Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 842-7621 or come in to sign up for the makings of a Thanksgiving meal if you are in need. Info: call  Robin Denis,, 842-6480 for questions/clarification.

The Gallery at Grace: An exhibit of works by Elizabeth Van Duine runs through November at the Gallery at Grace. 8595 Day Rd. An artist’s reception is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 30 and from 6-8 Nov. 4 during First Friday Art Walk.  Van Duine creates her unique pieces using a Japanese paper cutting technique called Kirie. Info: visit or call  842-9997 or email

School advisory committees: The Bainbridge Island School District is currently seeking volunteers to participate on advisory and program review committees, which include: Title VII Indian Education Parent Committee; Multicultural Advisory Council; Health Education Advisory Committee; Special Education Program Council; Highly Capable Education Advisory Committee; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Advisory Board Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee. All of these district-level groups have parent, community and school instructional staff member representation and meet on a regular basis during the school year. For information, or to apply, contact Judy Kornbau at 780-1071 or email at, or by mail to Bainbridge Island School District, 8489 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

HalLoween Costume Exchange: Join KiDiMu and in a national costume swap through Oct. 30 at KiDiMu.  Save money, clean out your closet and make the world a little greener by donating gently used Halloween costumes, pieces or accessories and exchange them for something new to you. Free with admission or membership. Info: visit or call 855-4650.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt: Bloedel Reserve is hosting a Scavenger Hunt for kids and families on open days, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October and November at Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Dr. Children admitted free, regular cost for adults, seniors and students. Info: visit

BI Historical Museum: Admission to the prize-winning Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is free on the first Thursday of each month. Currently it is featuring an exhibit by photographer Ansel Adams which documents the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWll. 215 Ericksen Ave. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Tuesday. Info: 842-2773

KiDiMu: The award-winning museum is now open for fun seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays from noon - 4 p.m. Info: or 855-4650.

Friday 14

CATS at BPA: There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS which runs Oct. 14 – 30. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays  and at 3 p.m. Sundays. A Pay-What-You-Can Preview is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Opening Night Reception is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Cost: $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers at 842-8569. Info:

IMC Folk Fridays: IMC and Dew-Mue Folk Friday Productions presents Christopher Brant Anderson with his new CD, “Gravity & Time” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Island Music Center, 10598 NE Valley Rd. Brant will be accompanied by veteran players from his trio and recording studio including: Lance DeMers on drums and percussion, Keith Pasculli on bass. Joining the roster will be Ed Bates on keyboards and Kevin Veatch on guitar. Info: visit

Saturday 15

Farmers’ market: The Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Winter Squash! Thick tough shells protect rich, sweet deliciousness. Come check out butternut, pumpkin and buttercup just to name a few of the many great varieties. The market will be open through Nov. 12 at the City Hall Site. Local favorite, Chele’s Kitchen, returns to play their monthly market gig and Charles Schaffer will be ready to buzz about all things bees. Find the freshest produce, plants, flowers, delicious specialty foods, beautiful crafts and much more. Info: visit

Friends of the Farms: A work party is from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Morales Farm. This is a biannual sprucing up of the Morales farmhouse/greenhouse area. Bring your clippers, weed eaters, lawn mowers and rakes and we will make the place shine. Catered lunch at noon. Info: call Bart Berg at 842 -7547 or 380- 5327 or

Solar Workshop: A Solarize Bainbridge Now! orientation and workshop is from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. (across from Waterfront Park). Info: call (360) 643-3080 or visit

Aqua Zumba Launch: Aqua Zumba classes are fun, calorie-burning Latin dance routines that are easy to follow for all ages. Saturdays begining Oct. 15 a family class is offered from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Don Nakata Memorial Pool and an adult-only class is from 1-1:45 p.m. in the Ray Williamson Pool. Classes are every Saturday at the same times through Nov. 19. No pre-registration required. Your first class is free. Cost: Adult, senior or family exercise Pass. Info: 842-2302 or

Arts Studio: Russell Schlosser shows “Totems, Wagons and Objects From A Dead Planet” in October. An artist’s reception is from 6-9 p.m. Oct 15. 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd. Info: 842-1294.

Island Theatre: As part of the Kitsap Regional Library’s “One Book, One Community” reading of “The Big Burn” by Pulitzer Prize winning-author Timothy Egan, Island Theatre presents a staged dramatic reading of “The Guys,” by Anne Nelson, at all nine Kitsap Regional Library branches. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct.15-16 at the Bainbridge Public Library and closes with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This 90-minute two-person drama is based on the true story of eight firefighters who lost their lives in the Twin Towers - ordinary men who, like the firefighters in “The Big Burn,” showed extraordinary bravery and self-sacrifice. Info: visit

Sunday 16

Resurrection Talk: The Rev. Dr. Frank Spina, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Seattle Pacific University, will be speaking on Resurrection in a pan-Biblical perspective at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 in the Fellowship Hall. Info: 842-3098 or

YOGA FOR EVERYONE: Paul King leads yoga class at 11 a.m. Sundays at the The Grange, 10304 Madison Ave. Cost: donation. Info: (206) 459-6898.

DRUM CIRCLE: A drum circle led by Dennis Pryor is at 2 p.m. Sundays at The Grange, 10304 N. Madison Ave. All levels welcome. Bring a drum or borrow one. Cost: $10 donation. Info: (360) 598-2020.

Greg Atkinson reads: Bainbridge author Greg Atkinson reads from “At the Kitchen Table: The Craft of Cooking at Home” at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info: visit

Monday 17

COBI Ethics: The COBI Ethics Board will hold its regular meeting from 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Commons Conference Room.

Squeaky Wheels: A presentation, “Safe Roads For All: Imagine Them * Build Them”  will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Commons. The presentation will show what has been done to improve road safety and what needs to be done in the near future, along with long range plans. The second half of the evening will be a Q&A session.  Info: visit

Tuesday 18

Winslow Way Closure: The road will be closed between Ericksen Ave. and SR-305 from 5 a.m Oct. 18 until 9 p.m. Oct. 20. Ferry commuters are asked to use High School Road through November.

Senior Center Book Discussion: This Month:  “The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed” by John Vaillant will be discussed from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Dr.  A spectacular and celebrated giant golden spruce becomes the victim of an unprecedented act of ecovandalism in British Columbia. (Non-fiction).  Copies available at the Bainbridge Library. Free and open to everyone. Info: call 842-4162 or visit

City Ward Meetings: Beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 18, City Council members will meet with the public; North Ward at Seabold Hall; Central  Ward at City Hall; South Ward at Lynwood Commons; and At-Large at Vineyard Lane Community Room. Info: 842-2545.

Fields End: Author Janée J. Baugher discusses the topic, “Visual Arts in the Literary Arts: How and Why We Write Ekphrastically,” at the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 18, at the Bainbridge Public Library. Baugher is the author of a collection of ekphrastic and travel poems, “Coordinates of Yes.” This event is free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: or 842-4162.

P.T.S.D.: Parenting Teens with Sanity and Dignity - a support group for parents with challenging teens will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at a new location, Island Educational Services, 724 Erickson Ave, NE, Suite 101. Info: email or call 206-451-7203.

Community Exchange: Find out about two new complementary local trading systems that are starting up in greater North Kitsap/Bainbridge Island. An informational meeting about time banks and alternate currencies is from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at OfficeXpats on the second floor of the Pavilion.  A Time Bank exchange - where everyone’s hours are valued equally - is being explored by a group on the Island.  Fourth Corner Exchange is already up and running, and provides an existing local currency for trading goods and services.Info: Contact: Chuck Estin at or call 206-551-8496

Financial Life Planning Workshop: An interactive, hands-on workshop where you will use tools to create your own financial life-plan that integrates your goals and values is at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at OfficeXpats, on the second floor of the Bainbridge Pavilion.

HIV/Curriculum: Bainbridge Island School District invites parents of grades 5-12 to a presentation of the district’s HIV/AIDS curriculum and a preview of the instructional materials used. The presentation will be from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Woodward Middle School Library. As stipulated in the Washington State RCW #28A.230.070, attendance at this meeting is mandatory if a parent/guardian is considering having their child excused from the lesson when it is given in their classroom. Info or clarification: call Judy Kornbau at 780-1071.

Guterson Reads: Author of “Snow Falling on Cedars,”  David Guterson, will launch his new novel “Ed King” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info: visit

RECREATIONAL SINGING: Sing with a group from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Island Music Guild.  Led by David Webb using his song book “Sing Along Alive,” the group will be singing traditional American folk songs.  No experience required.  Info  visit

Wednesday 19

Candidates Forum: Chamber of Commerce luncheon will feature the eight City Council candidates in an event moderated by businessman John Ellis Each. The event, which will focus on the island's economic issues, will feature candidate statements and a Q&A period. 11:30 at Wing Point Country Club. Cost $15; RSVP 842-3700 or at

Time Bank: A exploratory group meets at noon Wednesdays at OfficeXpats upstairs in the Pavilion.

Hearing Loss: A presentation, “Hearing Loss: Beyond Hearing Aids” about assistive technology by  Laura Cummings from the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bainbridge Commons.  She will bring sample equipment (i.e. amplified phones, alarm clocks, TV listening devices) and provide demonstrations.  She can also provide resources for where to purchase similar items and discount programs for those with low-income. Free. Info: visit

4-H enrollment night: Re-enrollment for current 4H members will be held at 6.30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Yeomalt Cabin. Info: call 780-0698.

City Council Meeting: A City Council Study Session/Staff Intensive is Oct. 19 in Council Chambers, at City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. Staff Intensive (7 p.m.): 2012 budget deliberations, Civil Service Commission.  Emerging Issues (7:15 p.m.): Utilities update, Stormwater issues and code enforcement, LTAC funding, committees and commissions, Shoreline Master Plan update.   Agenda items subject to change due to publishing deadlines. Info: Visit or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624,

Travelogue: A presentation, “Around the World with a Backpack and a 10-year old,” is from 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bainbridge Library. Debbie Hinman, an educational specialist and a recent Bainbridge transplant after living overseas, has tales to tell of voyaging around the world with her young son: teaching, learning, backpacking, volunteering, hostelling, WWOOFing and working. Debbie’s advice for parents and families is to “go for it” and she will tell you how! Info: call 842-4162 or visit

Thursday 20

BI women’s Club: The Bainbridge Island Women’s Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Bethany Lutheran Church.  The meeting is open to all women interested in hearing a presentation by Lisa Williams, a travel specialist from Bainbridge Travel, who will speak to us about interesting travel destinations with special emphasis on Iceland and Costa Rica.  Info: call Karen Sjolseth at 206-201- 3203

Parks Board meeting: The BI Metro Park and Recreation District will hold its board meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. Agenda includes Gazzam update, Hilltop lease with BI Land Trust, dog parks and dog education, 2012 budget first reading, BI Parks Foundation grant applications, trails vision plan, Battle Point Park trail parking lot, review 2011 district staff goals and review 2011 district board goals. Info: Call 842-2306.

Upton Reads: Bainbridge author Joe Upton will read from his adventurous “Bering Sea Blues” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info: visit

Song Circle / Jam Session: Join in an instrumental jam session at 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Stephens House, 191 Winslow Way West.  Hosted by Rick Barrenger and Diane Spengler. Info: visit

Coming up

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room for a program, “Collective Problem Solving in Genealogical Research.”  Share a success or get help with a challenge from members.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: visit or call 855-9457.

Go Solar Bainbridge: The first of three free solar workshops is from 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at OfficeXpats, second floor of the Pavilion, 403 Madison Ave. Learn about new opportunities in solar energy and meet the Go Solar team. Go Solar Bainbridge is a limited time campaign that offers bulk purchasing discounts, a pre-selected contractor based on pricing and qualifications and easy financing options. Sign up for a free solar site assessment. Ask questions about Community Solar. This campaign is brought to you by your local non-profit Community Energy Solutions. Upcoming workshops are from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov 2 at the Bainbridge Public Library and from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16 at OfficeXpats. Info: visit, or call Joe Deets at 855-4893.

Library seeks treasures: In preparation to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Bainbridge Public Library is seeking archival materials to visually represent its history. Photos, articles, documents, and memorabilia – old and more recent – will be digitally scanned and archived. Volunteers will scan your items and document the information you can share at two upcoming archiving events. You won’t have to part with the items. The archiving events are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 22 in the Bainbridge Library meeting room. Info: visit

IMC Concert: The Julie Duke Band is playing a benefit concert for Island Music Center from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22 at IMC. The JDB’s high energy revue mixes blues, classic soul, funk and rock. To listen, visit Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10. Advance tickets are available by calling 780-6911 or emailing There will be refreshments available by donation. Info: visit

Matinees That Matter: The film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” is 5 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. This full-length documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold illustrates how his vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people around the world today. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge and the Historic Lynwood Theatre. $9 all seats. Info: or 842-4439.

Salty Speaker: Brian and Mary Alice O’Neill share a multimedia presentation of their two-year Pacific circumnavigation aboard Shibiu from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bainbridge at  Glorious pictures, real life experiences and some adventures, including a typhoon. Potluck starts at 6pm at Bainbridge Commons. More info at

Planetarium Show: The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “Jupiter Rising” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is now rising in the eastern sky. BPAA President Steve Ruhl looks at the spectacular planet’s structure, its more than 60 moons, and its influence on other bodies in the solar system, including Earth. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Free to members, $2 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families. Info: 842-9152 or visit

Latin Night: Learn Latin-based dances with Gene and Sheila from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at Seabold Community Hall.  Dance to Latin DJ mix including salsa, cha cha, merengue, rumba, bachata, tango. No partner necessary.  A fun time with friendly people at all levels of dancing!  Finger foods welcome.    Please bring clean-soled shoes leaving no black marks. $10/adults; $5/teens includes lesson and dance. Location: Seabold Community Hall, 14450 Komedal Rd, Bainbridge Island. Info: email at or visit.

Piano Concert: A solo piano concert presented by Russian pianist Marina Lashkul will showcase Russian music at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Port Madison Lutheran Church, 14000 Madison Ave. N. Langlois Pianos will be providing a 7-foot grand piano for this concert. Info: visit

Music of India: The Classical Experience the beauty of classical Indian music  at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Grace Church, 8595 E. Day Rd. Concert features Steve Oda (senior desciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan) on the sarode and tabla playing by Ty Burhoe (disciple of Zakir Hussain). $12 online at or $15 at the door. Info: Call Jon Crane at 360-509-3389.

The Greatest Good: A screening of excerpts from “The Greatest Good - The Uses of Public Forest Lands Today” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 100 Ravine Lane (NW Corner of Highway 305 & Winslow Way) Free. The 2005 film on the history of the U.S. Forest Service, will be followed by a panel discussion. Info:

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