Community Calendar | January 6-21
By CONNIE MEARS
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
January 5, 2012 · Updated 5:22 PM
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: For Bainbridge meeting times and locations go to www.bainbridgeaa.com or call 855-8366.
Overeaters Anonymous: OA meets at 9:15 a.m. Saturdays in the Singer Room at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. A Wednesday meeting starts at 5 p.m. at Island Terrace Apts. Community Room, at High School Rd. and Ferncliff. Info: Call 780-0121.
Grief Support Group: Support for anyone who has lost a loved one is on the second and fourth Thursdays, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers; contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 360-698-4939.
Support Group for Women with Cancer: A group meets on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-3539. This group is hosted by RBPC.
Multiple Sclerosis: The North Kitsap MS self-help group, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Northwest Chapter, meets on the second Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the fire station at 8895 Madison Ave. Info: Call Claire at 780-4459.
Field’s End Winter Classes: Registration is underway for three Field’s End winter classes “The Art of Research, “ led by Wendy Call; “Marketing Your Book to Agents or Publishers” with Alice B. Acheson; and “Writing Your Memoir” with Corbin Lewars. Register soon; classes begin in January. Info: www.fieldsend.org or 842-4162.
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: www.kidimu.org or 855-4650.
Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s Performing Arts Academy is now enrolling youth performers of any experience level for its winter session, PETER PAN. Session starts Jan 24. Recommended for 8-12 year-olds. Todd Hulet will lead the class in a musical adaptation of the J.M. Barrie classic. The class culminates in a sharing with parents and friends on March 8. Classes taught at Ovation!’s Classroom Studio on Ericksen on B.I. Scholarships available. For information, visit www.ovationmtb.com, email email@example.com or call 206-842-0472.
Weed Warriors: The next Weed Warrior/BI Park event is from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6-7 at Pritchard Park. Help save the revegetation projects before the “baby butterfly killer bush” buddleia takes over. Volunteers needed both days. Park on the east side, off of Creosote Pl. on Friday, and the main lot on Eagle Harbor Dr. just past Taylor on the left on Saturday. Info: call Jeannette at 855-0911.
First Friday Art Walk: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, downtown galleries, Bainbridge Public Library, BPA and eateries showcase the work of Bainbridge and regional artists from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4. Info: visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Holiday Tree Recycling: Keep your car clean and the Island green by having Boy Scout Troop 1564 recycle your holiday tree on Saturday, Jan. 7. A tradition for 15 years, it’s easy and it’s green to turn your holiday tree into mulch for use on Bainbridge Island. To schedule a pick-up, sign up at www.treerecycle.net or call 780-2722 and leave a message. A $10 donation is requested. Attach cash or a check to BSA Troop 1564 in a plastic bag on the tree and leave at the curbside by 8 a.m. Bainbridge Island addresses only. Your donation has helped Troop 1564 accomplish a number of community service projects, build equipment, and participate in scout experiences.
Library Speakers Forum: The Bainbridge Public Library Speakers Forum presents “Our Future, Our Kids: K-12 Public Education” from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 7 in the library’s meeting room. In the third forum of the series on education, “The Community in the Schools” looks at ways the community can support schools in Washington state. Christine Rolfes will share her perspective – as a Bainbridge mom with kids in our public schools, and as a Bainbridge Island legislator. And you’ll learn what various Bainbridge organizations – the PTSO, Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Bainbridge Youth Services, The EduCulture Project , Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, the Just Know Coalition - are doing to enhance our schools’ efforts; and the opportunities for community members to volunteer and support our kids’ education and development. Free. Info: call 842-4162 or visit www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org.
BAC Gallery Talk: Larry Ahvakana discusses his work at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the gallery. Info: visit www.bacart.org.
Homecoming: Come greet Cpl. Jordan Williams, 2008 BHS grad, from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 7 at Island Church on Sportsman Club Rd. This is his first visit home since his body took the brunt of an IED explosion in Afghanistan in April. All are welcome to rejoice with him at this free homecoming event. Info: Call 842-4288.
Seattle Opera Preview: Norm Hollingshead leads participants through “Attila” from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Bainbridge Public Library. The King of the Huns and his conquering hordes clash with cunning women warriors and a scheming Roman general in this dramatic work of historical fiction from the Italian master. Complete with assassination plots, dirty politics, and plenty of pomp and circumstance, this rousing showdown between good and evil boasts expressive melodies, glorious choral pieces, and stand-out arias. Free. Info: visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
The EDGE Improv: Kick off the New Year and calibrate your funny bone with an evening of improv comedy starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at BPA. Tickets: $16 adults, and $12 seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: 842-8569 or visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Poulsbohemian Armchair Poetry Series: Open Mic starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: call Nancy Rekow at 842-4855.
City Council retreat: A special City Council Meeting/Retreat will be from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan 8 at Bloedel Reserve, Education Center, 7571 NE Dolphin Dr. Info: visit www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mochi Tsuki: Celebrate 2012 with the 23rd anniversary of a Bainbridge Island Japanese American community tradition, Mochi Tsuki, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. Staff and volunteers will offer tours of the award-winning School in the Woods. The event is free and donations for mochi are welcome. Parking is limited at the site and nearby Blakley Elementary School; carpooling is strongly encouraged. Highlights include performances from the acclaimed Seattle taiko drum group Kokon Taiko, and to comply with fire safety laws, each of the three taiko drum performances will be limited to 175 seats. Free tickets for each performance will be available on a first come, first served basis. Info: visit www.islandwood.org.
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 Madison Ave. All levels welcome. Bring a drum or borrow one. Cost: $10 donation. Info: (360) 598-2020.
IMC Open Mic Band Showcase: Enjoy a sampling of bands from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 8 at Island Music Center. Performing bands include The Julie Duke Band, Alan Seltzer, Brian Barta Band, Down Goes Frazier, Country Capers, Psycho Sushi. Cost: $5 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit Island Music Center. Info: www.islandmusic.org.
First Sundays Concert: First Sundays at the Commons presents TangleTown Trio on Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. The trio, which is comprised of mezzo-soprano and composer Sarah Mattox, violinist Jo Nardolillo, and pianist Judith Cohen, is dedicated to the idea that the music of our own time should speak to us profoundly and connect with the audience. Their concert will present a program called “Song Nouveau,” which features newly composed art songs by Sarah Mattox and Mark Olivieri that combine elements of nature and life. The program also includes a Sonata by Aaron Copland performed by Cohen. Tickets, $20 per person, are available on line at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: Visit www.tangletowntrio.com or www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.
Women’s Schola Nova: Women’s choir sings Evensong on Sunday Jan. 8 at 6 pm, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Come receive the blessing of sung prayer and be refreshed for the week to come.
Toddler Storytime: Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Age guideline: 18 months - 3 years. Free. Info: visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
Teen Leadership Forum: The Bainbridge Library Teen Leadership Forum presents: “Introduction to Credit” from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bainbridge Library. This month’s topic is presented by Patricia Kelley from the Kitsap Credit Union. Participants will establish an awareness and understanding of healthy credit, the rights and responsibilities of using credit and learn how to manage credit. Space is limited, sign-up at the reference desk or email email@example.com.
Ethics Board: The COBI Ethics Board regular meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m., Jan. 9 at the Bainbridge Senior Center, 370 Brien Dr. Info: www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.
MENTAL ILLNESS HELP: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI-Kitsap sponsors a monthly support group from 7-8:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at the intersection of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue. Family members and friends of people who suffer from serious mental illness are invited to attend for support and education. Info: Call Jane Cartmell at (206) 898-6092 or Joan Pearson at 842-5324.
CLICK! Digital Download Class: Learn to download ebooks, audiobooks and music to your computer or portable device from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 10 at the Bainbridge Library. Free. Class size is limited. Pre-register at the library information desk or call the library at 842-4162. Info: www.krl.org.
SWERV: Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views presents John F. Williams, underwater videographer from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 10, at Filipino American Community Hall, 7566 High School Rd. Williams spent almost 20 years helping to map the ocean floor all over the world. Now he is turning his love for scuba diving into a new career making educational underwater movies with his production company, Still Hope Productions. Info: email Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Career Coaching: Schedule an appointment to have a professional career coach critique your resume or cover letter, improve your interview techniques, or talk with you about job search or career change. Appointments will last for half an hour. Drop-ins are welcome if time remains. Session is from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 10, at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
Republican Women: The Bainbridge Island Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Wing Pt. Golf & Country Club. Featured speaker is Marc Stewart, retired US Navy who will share material from Hillsdale College and conservative views. Cost: Lunch $17 members, $20 guests. RSVP/Info: 206-337-5543 or visit www.bainbridgeislandrepublicanwomen.org.
Passionate About Learning: Rotary's Passionate About Learning Society (PALS) invites everyone to attend it's January presentation on Tuesday Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Bainbridge Art Museum, corner Winslow Way and SR-305. January's presentation will be a panel discussion "Electing a President: Process & History". Panel members will be two B.I. expert educators (Amanda Ward & Larry Judd). All are welcome and admission is free. Info: call (206) 898-0767.
Girl Bullying: The Just Know Coalition offers a Community Conversation from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Jan.10 in room 301 at Bainbridge High School. Tara Murphy, Bainbridge Youth Services counselor will be on hand. We are all affected by bullying, directly and indirectly. What can we do as parents and friends to interrupt hurtful exchanges amongst our girl population? How do we intervene? What is our role when we witness bullying? Do we accept hurtful exchanges as “just the way kids interact in today’s world”? Is kindness the answer? Everyone is welcome. Free. Info: email@example.com
City Council Meeting: The Bainbridge Island City Council will meet for a Business Meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. Agenda includes a Public Hearing on right-of-way vacation for a portion of Point Monroe Drive. Agenda items subject to change due to publishing deadlines. Info: Visit www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glee and Voce’ in concert: Ovation!’s two music groups combine together for two performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12 at the Bainbridge High School Theatre. Cost: $15. Glee and Voce’ are under the direction of Ovation!’s Director of Music and Education, Todd Hulet. Info: visit www.ovationmtb.com.
Photo Club: The Bainbridge Island Photo Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Commons, 370 Brien Dr. The special subject of this meeting will be shadows. Visitors and interested photographers are welcome. Info: Call 360-297-2448 or 780-5926, www. biphotoclub.org.
Planning Commission: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at City Hall. This meeting will include a public hearing on the proposed Ericksen Design Guidelines (Ord. 2012-01) and a presentation on the proposed Point Monroe shoreline designation. Visit the city’s website for additional information: www.ci.bainbridge-wa.gov or call 780-3750.
GO! Bainbridge: A brainstorming meeting about sustainable transportation will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Marge Williams Center. We are looking for ways to increase transportation options on the island while reducing our carbon footprints. Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge. Info: Contact Dana Berg at email@example.com.
Patrick Snow Reads: Bainbridge Island author Patrick Snow reads from his book, “The Affluent Entrepreneur: 20 Proven Principles for Achieving Prosperity” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info: visit www.eagleharborbooks.com.
Audubon: The Kitsap Audubon Society meeting is from 7-9 p.m., Jan. 12, in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library. Program: Citizen Science and what the birds are saying about Puget Sound presented by Julia Parrish, the creator of Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). Julia will discuss with members and guests results from recent surveys. Info: www.kitsapauduon.org or (360) 692-8180.
Teen Gaming: Come and play the Wii and PS3 from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Games rated Teen and under. Grades 7-12. Info: call 842-4162 or visit www.krl.org.
The Outsiders: BPA presents “The Outsiders” Jan. 13-22.: Based on S. E. Hinton’s book, “The Outsiders.” Though set in 1960s rural Oklahoma, this coming-of-age play — with its themes of family strife, class division and bullying — is immediate and relatable. Suitable for PG-13 audiences. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.; A Pay-What-You-Can preview is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 ; Opening Night reception is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Tickets: $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers are available by calling 842-8569 or at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Folk Friday IMC Concert: Folk Friday presents Pickled Okra from 7:30-10 p..m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Island Music Center. This group of acoustic string players from Seattle breathes life into a classic genre with fresh ideas and pure family charm. Cost: $10 in advance or at the door. Info: visit www.getokra.com or www.islandmusic.org.
Book Sale: Friends of the Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: Call 842-4162 or visit www.bifriends.org.
Peter and the Wolf: BSO Screening of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion. Pre-program activities begin at 10 a.m. Shake off the winter doldrums and enter the magical, musical world of Prokofiev, where French Horns play the part of a wolf that just might eat somebody, and stringed instruments represent a boy overcoming his fears. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: call 842-8569 or visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Auditions: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will hold auditions for the Gilbert & Sullivan comedy “The Pirates of Penzance“ from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. All parts are open. Prepare a song from musical theatre, opera or operetta (in English) and bring piano music in your key for the accompanist. A monologue is not required. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 842-0472 or visit www.ovationmtb.com.
Solarize Kitsap: Attend this free orientation workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 Lincoln Rd. in Poulsbo. Hear about the Solarize Kitsap program and learn how home solar energy systems can pay for themselves, and protect the environment. Info: call 206-484-9499 or go to www.solarizekitsap.com.
Planetarium Show: The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “Journey to the Stars: Rockets to Warp Engines” at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park. Earth has suffered through many extinction events, with more to come: humanity’s survival may depend on traveling to the stars. Dave Fong, PhD astronomer, explores where we might want to go, and the technologies that could take us there. Info: 842-9152 or visit www.bpastro.org.
BAIN-A-VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: Socialize once-a-month at a party thrown for you and friends at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Evenings include live music, dancing (dance coach available), hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, on-site kid care, and plenty of tables for socializing. From 7-10 p.m. Saturday nights, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 31. The Bain-a-Vista Social Club is supported by dues of just $20 per person per month. To join the Bain-a-Vista Social Club contact Debby and Alan 842-4120.
Live Swing Dance: BI Metro Park and Recreation sponsors Swing Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. The Swingin’ Foxtrot workshop is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. From 8:30-11 p.m. dance to Rude & Unprofessional Swing band, playing swing, foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, rumba and tango. No pre-registration or partner required Dressy casual; clean-soled shoes that leave no black marks. Cost: $20 includes workshop. and live music. Doors open 7:15 pm. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or http://www.biparks.org.
Seabold Second Saturday: Harmonious Bosh – Matt Price and Rebecca Cohen with Robin McGillveray – performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. (sign-ups 6:30-7), followed by featured act. Open-mic performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Play or pay $5, children admitted free. Hot drinks, bottled water, and cookies for sale. For info, check www.sites.google.com/site/seaboldmusic or call Larry Dewey at 842-5099.
IMC Concert: Julie Henigan will perform at Island Music Center Saturday, Jan. 14, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Info: 780-6911 between noon and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also see the following websites: http://islandmusic.org and www.juliehenigan.com.
IMC Concert: January Winds Concert, a benefit for Island Music Center, is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Performers include: Susan Anderson, Candy Kanter, Amy Duerr-Day, Patty Beasley, Zach Badzick, Janet See, Mary Grant, Dave Carson, Dave Carson Jr., The IMC Jazz Ensemble (Dave Carson, Susan Anderson, Chris Laughbon, Josh Mason, Neil Conaty, Alan Hashimonto), Ariel Lavari, and The IMC Flute Choir. Info: Visit www.islandmusic.org.
Field’s End Roundtable: Marcia Rudoff presents “Know Yourself to Know Your Characters” at the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Free; open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: www.fieldsend.org or 842-4162.
Auditions: The BPA auditions for “Private Eyes” is from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 19. The play offers roles for adults ages 20 and older. Run dates are March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, and rehearsals extend January - March 2012. Prepare one 1 - 2-minute memorized monologue. Appointments: Email Deirdre Hadlock for an appointment at email@example.com (preferred) or 842-4560. Performance dates are June 15-July 1. Info and full audition details: Visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Agriculture Class: WSU Kitsap County Extension will be offering an Ag Entrepreneurship Course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterprise beginning Jan. 19. The course will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 406 of the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton. Cost: $250, including materials. To register/info: contact Arno Bergstrom at 360-337-7225, ABergstr@co.kitsap.wa.us or Diane Fish at 360-337-7026, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://county.wsu.edu/kitsap/.
Women’s Club: The Bainbridge Island Women’s Club meets at 9:30 a.m Jan. 19 at Bethany Lutheran Church and will celebrate Chinese New Year. All women of the area are welcome to attend and enjoy this month’s presentation. BIWC meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Info: contact Karen at 206-201-3203.
Book Club Night: The EHBC annual Book Group Night is at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. It will include a presentation on upcoming book group titles from a publisher representative, a chat with other avid readers and a local author, and the results of the top book group books for 2011. Fun, food, and fabulous prizes. Info: Visit www.eagleharborbooks.com.
Current Jewish Issues Forum: The program “The Jews of Cuba," at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Congregation Kol Shalom, 9010 Miller Rd., will be led by attorney Filmore Rose. Rose has visited the Jewish community of Cuba and who will share insights and photos that he has taken. Of special interest will be the political status of the Cuban Jewish community in light of the arrest and 15-year prison sentence given to American Alan Gross, a 61-year-old social worker who was helping Jewish Cubans download music and information from flash drives to enable them to communicate with each other and with themselves. In Cuba on a US-AID contract, Gross was imprisoned for “subversive activities” against the state. Gross is reported to be in poor health, having lost more than 100 pounds while imprisoned. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 842-9010.
BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room. Topic is “Combining Social History and Genealogy: the UW Certificate Experience.” Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: Visit www.bigenealogy.org or call 855-9457.
Park District Arts Sampler: The BI Metro Park & Recreation District offers an Arts Sampler from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd: Meet the art and cultural instructors who will be offering classes this winter and spring. For a schedule of demos, contact 842-2306 #116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: Visit www.biparks.org.
Great Decisions: The stimulating foreign affairs speaker series returns from 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Enjoy coffee, a short film, and a discussion of a timely foreign affairs topic. First up is Mexico. Free. Info: visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
Women’s Wellness Event: “What Every Woman Needs to Know About All Those Other Hormones” is from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at Bainbridge Athletic Club, 11700 NE Meadowmeer Circle. Hear the newest research from medical experts and professionals who can address your questions and concerns in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Featured speakers are Drs. Kim Leatham, Robert Steiner, Ken Gross and Jillian Worth. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. Space is limited so call 842-5661 to save your place.
Django Birthday Party: Celebrate the stylistic compositions of gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt with an evening of music from 7-9:5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: There is no charge, but donations will be accepted at the door. Info: contact: Ranger Sciacca at email@example.com.
Poetry Celebration: The 10th annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration is at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Bainbridge Library. This annual community event honors William Stafford, a beloved Northwest poet and winner of the National Book Award. The program will be moderated by Neil Baker and include discussion of four of Stafford’s poems selected and read by Bainbridge Island poets Jennifer Hager, Gary Anderson, Marit Saltrones and David Stallings. Free. Info: www.krl.org.
Hebrew Scripture: Andrew Davis, Ph.D. from Seattle University will speak from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26in St. Cecilia Parish Faith Center. Concepts deep in the heart of Hebrew Scripture are important to understanding the message of the New Testament. What did Jesus’s words mean to those who listened? What does it mean to me? Cost: Donations at the door. Info: Call 842-3594.
Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Connie Mears at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 842-6613.