Community Calendar | January 13-23


Volunteer gardeners needed: The Senior Center will be moving plants in front of the center to the east wing. Help is needed if you are knowledgeable about moving plants or if you are willing to help with the work. Call Jane at 842-1616 or e-mail at

Helpline House drive: A community food/toiletries drive for Helpline House runs until Feb. 13. Drop off donations of non-perishable food items or toiletries for Helpline House at Bainbridge Storage, 9300 Sportsman Club Rd. All donations go to Helpline House. Enter to win a prize.Loving Kindness Coloring Contest for kids ages 12 and under. Entries due by 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Info: Call 855-6080.

Speak Chinese: Learn to speak, read and write Chinese, and be exposed to the magnificent culture of China with Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center.  New semester classes start on January 23.  Classes will be held at Bainbridge schools and Poulsbo schools.  For class information and registration form, please visit  Info: email or call 888-799-6668.

Field’s End Winter Classes: Registration is under way 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: 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: or 855-4650.

Theatre Class: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s Performing Arts Academy is enrolling youth performers of any experience level for, “Peter Pan.” Session starts Jan 24. Recommended for 8-12 year-olds. 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. Info: visit, email or call 842-0472.

Friday 13

Teen Gaming: Come and play the Wii and PS3 from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Games rated teen and under. Grades 7-12. Info: call 842-4162 or visit

The Outsiders: BPA presents “The Outsiders” Jan. 13-22. based on S. E. Hinton’s book. 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. 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

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 or

Saturday 14

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

FRIENDS OF THE FARMS WORK PARTY: Friends of the Farms continues the removal of invasive species and old Christmas Trees from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at M & E Tree Farm, at the north end of Charles Place off of Lovgreen Road, east of SR-305. This project will prepare the site for pasture and for growing food. Help preserve island farmland while enjoying a catered  lunch at noon. Info: contact Bart at or 842-7547.

Peter and the Wolf: BSO Screening of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 11 a.m. 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, and stringed instruments represent a boy overcoming his fears. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: call 842-8569 or visit

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

Auditions: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will hold auditions for the comedy “The Pirates of Penzance“ from 3-8 p.m. 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, call 842-0472 or visit

Shamanism lecture: Lora Jansson, Bainbridge Island resident and faculty for The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, is offering a free lecture on core shamanism on Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m. at Sacred Groves, Bainbridge Island. Go to for directions. There’ll be lots of times for discussion. Info:

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, Ph.D. astronomer, explores where we might want to go, and the technologies that could take us there.  Info: 842-9152 or visit

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.

Seabold Second Saturday: Matt Price and Harmonious Bosh, Rebecca Cohen with Robin McGillveray, perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 14  at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. (sign-ups at 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 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: and

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. Cost: $20 includes workshop. and live music. Doors open 7:15 pm. Info: or

Sunday 15

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 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

Tuesday 17

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 16-25, and rehearsals extend January - March. Prepare one 1- to 2-minute memorized monologue. Appointments: Email Deirdre Hadlock at (preferred) or 842-4560. Info/ details: Visit

Community Solar Project: A public meeting is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium, 100 Ravine Lane.Community Energy Solutions (CES) is hosting a public meeting on the City Hall Community Solar Project, what will be the first community solar project on Bainbridge Island. Information on community solar will be provided, as well as terms of the lease agreement with the city. Ideas and feedback from the public are most welcome as we work to shape this community-based project as a model for others to follow. The event is free, but because seating is limited, reservations are requested. Info/RSVP:

PTSD: Parenting Teens with Sanity and Dignity - a support group for parents with challenging teens will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17  at Island Educational Services,  724 Erickson Ave., Suite 101. Info: email or call Sally Kidder Davis 206-451-7203.

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., Jan. 17, at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Free; open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: or 842-4162.

Wednesday 18

Hyla admissions night: All parents interested in Hyla Middle School are invited to attend this year’s Admissions Night from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 at the school.  Come meet the faculty and learn about Hyla’s curriculum. Hyla serves students in grades 6-8.  Financial aid is available. Info: Call 842-5988 or visit

City Council Meeting: The Bainbridge Island City Council will meet for a Study Session Jan. 18 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. Staff Intensive (5:30 p.m.) – Puget Sound Energy briefing; Unocal site park project update; KC SSWM interlocal agreement; Water/sewer comprehensive plan; Ord. 2012-03, relating to utility billing, ETAC re-appointments. Agenda items subject to change due to publishing deadlines. Info: Visit or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624,

Thursday 19

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.

Parks Board meeting: The BI Metro Park and Recreation District will hold its board meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. Agenda includes West Gazzam update; Hilltop acquisition celebration; Blue Grass Festival beer garden request; Senior Center agreement; King County aerial fly-over agreement. Info: Call 842-2306.

PLANNING COMMISSION: A special Planning Commission meeting is from 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. for a Shoreline Master Program update. This meeting will be study session #15, covering “Vegetation Management and Environmental Impacts” and “Nonconforming Development”.  Info: or contact  Ryan Ericson at 780-3767.

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 Thursdays 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, or visit

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

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 will share insights and photos, and discuss the arrest and 15-year prison sentence for American Alan Gross, a 61-year-old social worker who was helping Jewish Cubans download music and information. The program is free and open to the public. Info: or call 842-9010.

Coming up

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet at 10 a.m. 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 or call 855-9457.

School play: St. Cecilia Catholic School will present an all-school play at 7 p.m. Jan. 20-21 at Conger Hall. “DIG IT, A Musical Tale of Ancient Civilizations” will be performed by the students from grades one through eight. Admission is by donation. All are invited.

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. 10 a.m.-noon: John Adams, watercolors; Marcia Millican, collage, basic drawing, acrylics; Gillian Allard,    mosaics. 11:30 a.m.: Kitiera,    belly dance and dance    fusion demo. Noon – 2 p.m.: Gillian Bull, pastels; Dorothy    Matthews and Susan Callan, paint; Julie Hews Everett, stained glass. 2-4 p.m.: Sylvia Carlton, oils;    Susan Callan, book arts;  2:30 a.m.: Kitiera, belly dance and dance fusion demo. 3-4 p.m.: Jane Martin, jewelry. Info: Visit

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  Promoting Democracy. The discussion will be moderated by Bainbridge Islander David Harrison, a lecturer in policy analysis at the U.W. Evans School of Public Affairs. He was the founder and director the Northwest Policy Center, which for many years provided policy assistance on economic vitality issues to governmental leaders throughout the region, and had held several other public policy positions in the Seattle area. Free. Info: visit 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.  Jan. 21 at Bainbridge Athletic Club, 11700 NE Meadowmeer Circle. Hear the newest research from medical experts 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. RSVP to 842-5661.

Madrona Open House: Madrona School will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 21 at 105 Winslow Way W. (Eagle Harbor Congregational Church). Learn about Waldorf education and how your child can thrive at Madrona School. Classes are parent-child through eighth grade. Info: 855-8041 or

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

BEACH EXPLORATION: Bainbridge Beach Naturalists will explore the beach below the ferry dock at low tide (-2.0) from 8-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Wear boots to wade in and bring a strong flashlight. Dress warmly. Access via wooden bridge over creek at Waterfront Park, path along condos. Free. Info: 842-5133 or email

KISS: Kitsap Senior Singles will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday Jan. 22 on the first floor of the Willows Senior Apts, 3201 Pine Rd. in Bremerton. All seniors are welcome for a potluck (bring a dish to share) come and share your friendship, bring cards and games to play. Directions 360-479-8522. Info: call 360-275-3256 or 360-698-1175.

Poetry Celebration: The 10th annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration is at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Bainbridge Library. This annual community event honors William Stafford, beloved Northwest poet and winner of the National Book Award.  The program is moderated by Neil Baker and includes 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:

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