Community Calendar | Oct. 21-30

Help for Pets: Through Oct. 29, when you drop off donations of dog food, cat food, doggie snacks or kitty litter to Bainbridge Storage at 9300 Sportsman Club Rd., your name will be entered to win prizes. All donations go to Helpline House. Office hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Info: call 855-9500.

Farmers’ Market: The Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications for Winter Market Saturdays, Nov. 19 - Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Info: email or call (206) 200-9414.

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 Ave., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

Halloween Costume Exchange: Join KiDiMu and in a national costume swap through Oct. 30 at KiDiMu. Donate 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. through 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, 215 Ericksen Ave., is free on the first Thursday of each month. 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.


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.

Built-Green Open House: Come see energy efficient and green building features in action from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at 10912 and 10918 Sunrise Dr.  The home tour is hosted by Rolling Bay Land Co. Info: contact Lisa Martin at 780-8366.

Pumpkin Walk: Bainbridge Gardens presents its 18th annual Pumpkin Walk, a fun, festive, family-oriented event from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Gardens, 9415 Miller Rd. Free but donations for attractions benefit the Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club.Walk along the nature trail, lit with 300 carved pumpkins; Kids can wind through the Harvest Hay Maze and jump in the bounce house. Have your picture taken with the ‘Great Pumpkin’ or listen to “Strings Du Jour.” Dress for the weather.  Costumes are optional. Facepainting available. Look for signs on Miller Rd. for shuttle locations. Info: call 842-5888 or visit

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. Cost: $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers at 842-8569. Info:


Farmers’ market: The Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Butler Green Farm will have pork chops, pork sausage, pork roasts and ground beef. All Island-grown, grass-fed and USDA approved.Ranger & the Re-Arrangers will play and Carrie West will present, ‘Tastes of the Market’ -  samplings of fruits and vegetables you can buy directly from our farmers. Find the freshest produce, plants, flowers, delicious specialty foods, beautiful crafts and much more. Info: visit

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

The Unspooky Show: Celebrate the season with a not-so-scary storytelling and musical adventure for the whole family at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. See animal puppets come to life as  acclaimed storyteller Susy Irwin shares whimsical stories and songs, filled with Halloween spirit. Dave Webb will open the show with a selection of American folk songs for kids. All ages. Free. Info: Call 855-4650 or 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

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.

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

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, 14450 Komedal Rd. 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.    Bring clean-soled shoes leaving no black marks. $10/adults; $5/teens includes lesson and dance.  Info: email at or visit.

Music of India: The Classical Experience, the beauty of classical Indian music is 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.


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.

IslandWood’s HOWL-o-ween: Transform your pumpkins into wacky and fascinating characters as IslandWood’s celebrated kitchen team share their own techniques and inspirations from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at IslandWood. The 17th annual HOWL-O-Ween event features scary (and not-so-scary) tales by the fire in the Great Hall; a haunted pumpkin patch trail on your way to our Welcome Center; activities. Pre-registration is required for this free event. Info: contact Christina Doherty at 855-4384 or visit

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.

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


Auditions for The Women: BPA’s late winter production of “The Women” offers roles for children, teens, and adults, ages ten and older. Rehearsals run from November to February, and run dates are Feb. 9-26. Auditions are from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at BPA. Visit online at for full audition details. Appointments: Email Deirdre Hadlock at (preferred) or 842-1464.

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 and Winslow Way). Free. The 2005 film on the history of the U.S. Forest Service, will be followed by a panel discussion. The panel includes Gifford Pinchot III, president of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and grandson of Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info:


Book Sale: Friends of the Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25  at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: Call 842-4162 or visit

Recreational 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

Reiki Circle: Reiki Circle meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. New to Reiki? No problem. Classes and attunements available. Call Mary at 206-384-7081.


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

Dungeness Lighthouse: Hear about the history, restoration, and preservation of a local treasure, New Dungeness Light Station in Sequim at a free presentation by Marcia Bromley, New Dungeness board member at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bainbridge Commons. Find out how you can stay as a keeper for a week, and be part of that history. Info: visit

Bainbridge Library Book Group: This month discuss “The Big Burn, Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America” by Timothy Egan from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library.  Egan, author of the award-winning “The Worst Hard Time,” spins a tremendous tale of the 1910 blaze that burned across Montana, Idaho and Washington and put the fledgling U.S. Forest Service through a veritable trial by fire. Free. Info: visit

4-H Information night: An information meeting and enrollment opportunity for new 4H members will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Commodore Building on High School Rd. Info: call 780-0698.

City Council Meeting: A City Council meeting – executive session is Oct. 26 in Council Chambers, at City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. Executive session 6:30 p.m. Business meeting 7 p.m. Archeology Month (presentation), Winslow Way reconstruction project (information); Resolution No. 2011-21, closed record meeting on Tawresey Cave Avenue SUB 15353 preliminary subdivision (consider approval); Public hearing/second Reading: Ord. No. 2011-02, Code update (conduct public hearing/receive public comment); Ord. No. 2011-20, relating to police Civil Service Commission (receive public comment/consider approval), budget deliberations; first reading Ord. Nos. 2011-15, 2012-2017 Capital Facilities Plan, 2011-16, 2012 property taxes and 2011-19, 2012 budget (schedule second reading/public hearings for Nov. 19, 2011), 2012 accountability agreement (third quarter status and update). Agenda items subject to change due to publishing deadlines. Info: Visit or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624,


Port of Bainbridge island Forum: A public forum regarding a Port of Bainbridge Island is from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bainbridge Commons 370 Brien Dr. Port of Bainbridge Island: There will be opportunity for Q&A. Learn about the community benefits of having a Port of Bainbridge Island and meet the candidates for the five Port Commissioner positions.  Info:


Your Worst Frightmare: A haunted event by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District is from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at Battle Point Park. Join the brave souls who will dare to make it through the dark basement of the Transformer building. This annual experience is rated PG-13 and not recommended for younger children. A lights-on, no gore, no scare “Monster Matinee” will be offered for those younger or feint of heart from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct.29.  Cost: $5 per person, or $10 re-entry bracelet. Please contact Shannon Buxton at 842-2306 ext 25. Info: visit

Wilkes Halloween Carnival: The 26th annual carnival will be from 12:30 - 5 p.m. Oct. 29, and will feature games for young and old, prizes, cake walk, face painting and the famous Haunted House, created by Wilkes fourth graders. Tickets are 50 cents each or $20 for wristband -- $15 for each sibling -- which gets you in all the games. All proceeds go toward funding the 4th grade Outdoor Education program. Info: contact Karen West at or call 780-5774.

Island Theatre: Final reading of “The Guys” is from 7:30-9 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. Info: visit

Logging Camp Folksongs: Folksinger Bob Nelson of the Pacific Northwest Folksong Society, will present a free family-style concert of Pacific Northwest Logging Camp Folksongs at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info:


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