Community Calendar | February 3-11


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.


Oyster Lovers: Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm is now accepting 2012 Community Supported Aquaculture (CSA) memberships.  Harvest dates begin in May and end in September.  Membership is available on a first-come, first-served basis and all proceeds benefit water quality improvement projects around Bainbridge Island. Info: contact the Puget Sound Restoration Fund at 780-6947 or email or visit

TAX HELP: Free income tax assistance and electronic filing is available for low-to-middle income and senior taxpayers at the B.I. Public Library, Feb. 1-Apr. 15.  Hours are MW 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., and Fridays 1:30-4 p.m. Bring all pertinent forms and last year’s tax return.  Volunteers are trained and sponsored by the IRS and AARP.  Info: 780-0931.

Vendors/Musicians: The Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is now accepting farm, processor and craft vendor applications for the 2012 season. Deadline for application submission is March 1. Applications and rules can be downloaded at or sent by request to The market is also booking musical groups for the season, April 14 - Nov. 10. Interested musicians may inquire by email, to

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 Jan. 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 Field’s End winter class, “Writing Your Memoir” with Corbin Lewars, for anyone writing or planning to write a memoir. Class is from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Lewars is the author of “Creating a Life: The Memoir of a Writer and Mom in the Making” (2010), which was nominated for the 2011 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and Washington State Book awards. Class fee is $120. Register online at or call the library at 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.

Friday 3

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

Jewel Box Theatre: Directed by Island Theatre cofounder Steve Stolee, “The Fourth Wall,” by A.R. Gurney opens for a run  through Feb. 12 at the Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo.  “The Fourth Wall” is a tongue-in-cheek satire of art and American politics during the recent era of the George W. Bush administration, set in the suburban upstate New York home of an upper middle class couple. At its center is the tale of a frazzled suburban woman who rebels against the complacency of her friends, marriage, the government—even her living room furniture.  Cast includes Island Theatre veteran, Fred Saas. Info: visit

Saturday 4

Aqua Zumba Classes: The Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center offers Aqua Zumba class at 7:30 a.m.  Feb. 4 in the Don Nakata Memorial Pool.  Start out right every Saturday with this low-impact, calorie-burning dance fitness party that makes working out a splash. No pre-registration required. Water shoes are recommended. Cost: $6 or Pool Exercise Pass. Info: Call 842-2302 or visit

Madrona Open House: A rescheduled open house is from 10 a.m.-noon at Feb. 4  at the school, 105 Winslow Way. Come meet our teachers and explore Kitsap County’s only school offering Waldorf education featuring parent-child classes through eighth grade.

Great Decisions: The stimulating foreign affairs speaker series moves from its regular venue to IslandWood to accommodate the screening of the documentary “Ocean Frontiers” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 4.  Enjoy coffee, an 80-minute documentary, and a post-film discussion moderated by Karen Anspacher-Meyer, executive director of Green Fire Productions, and Bainbridge Islander James Brennan, marine habitat specialist at the University of Washington and an advisor to Washington Sea Grant. Free. Info: visit or call BIAHC at 842-7901.

Weed Warriors: Join Weed Warriors from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Strawberry Plant Park, just off Weaver, which is perpendicular to Wyatt. Info: contact Jeannette at or 755-8461 or Mike at or 206-245-7317.

Occupy Bainbridge: Join a community conversation from 6 - 9 p.m. Feb. 4 at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church,  105 Winslow Way. A potluck dinner will be followed by a panel including David Korten, Sarah van Gelder, chaplains and a camper from Occupy Seattle. Event is free but donations are accepted. Register with Norm or Judy Brown 842-3772.

Chocolate Festival: Enjoy awesome chocolate delicacies from island residents and shops from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Bainbridge Commons, Brien Dr. Proceeds support the new BI Warming Center. Admission is $15 which also includes a chance to win one of two baskets that would make wonderful Valentine gifts. Get tickets at BISCC or Winslow Drugs. Only 250 will be sold. Additional raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Need not be present to win. Info: visit

The EDGE Improv: An evening of improv comedy starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at BPA. Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. Tickets: $16 adults, and $12 seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info:  842-8569 or visit

Jazz Canvas: The art/music fusion event is proud to feature Kitsap’s own Dave Carson on saxophone  at 7 p.m. Feb.4 at The Island Music Center. Carson is one of the most well-known saxophonists in the Northwest. He has played with many greats, including Mel Torme and Smokey Robinson just to name a few. $20, $10 for students. Info: visit

Poulsbohemian Armchair Poetry Series: Connie Mears, Jeannine Hall Gailey, and Ronda Broatch read their work beginning at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo. Brief open-mic to follow. Info: call Nancy Rekow at 842-4855.

Sunday 5

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.

Gallery at Grace: Photographer Jay Trinidad shows water-related images from Feb. 5- March 30 at Grace Church. Info:

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.

Monday 6

Sustainable First Monday: West Sound Time Bank Informational meeting and potluck is from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr.  The free presentation will explain the basic principles of a time bank, a form of currency community currency that is based on time rather than dollars. Requests (withdrawals) are made from a selection of available services offered by other members. Learn how the Bainbridge time bank, a new initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge, will work. Bring a potluck dish to share and earn your first time credit. Info: or 842-7904.

ScandInavian Dance: Enjoy Nordic Scandinavian folk dance to live music at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. The optional potluck supper begins at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m.  Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for teenagers. Info: 842-4055.

Open Mic Science: February’s topic, at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Treehouse Café, will be “Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Facts and Fallacy.” Vaccines are considered to have had the greatest impact on public health of any health care intervention, yet are treated with suspicion by a large percentage of the community. Vaccination has led to the elimination of smallpox, is on the brink of eliminating polio and has saved the lives of many millions of people. This presentation will focus on the history of vaccine development with particular emphasis on efficacy and safety concerns. Open Mic Science features discussions by leading local scientists on first Mondays.

Tuesday 7

Meditation: Discover the benefits for yourself:  stillness, clarity, contentment, healing, joy, energy, wholeness at a free intro series from 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays in February beginning Feb. 7 at Seabold Hall 14451 Komedal Rd. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Info:  email or call (206) 465-6819.

Agate Pass Exchange: The February Potluck Social is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at OfficeXPats, 403 Madison Ave. Suite 240 (in the Pavilion). Meet new Agate Pass Exchange members. Bring a potluck dish and/or beverage to share plus your own plates, cups, and utensils. This is a Marketplace Sale, so everyone bring one or more items to sell, such as crafts, cool stuff you have aroundthe house - art, books, food (like fruitcake, homemade jams, fermented preserves, etc.). Info: search Agate Pass Exchange on Facebook.

Wednesday 8

Madrona School: Observe classes in action at Day in the Grades from 8:30-11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Madrona School, EHCC, 105 Winslow Way. Parents only please.

Republican Women: Bainbridge Island Republican Women will host Kim Wyman, Thurston County auditor since 2001 and candidate for Washington‘s Secretary of State at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Wing Pt. Golf & Country Club. Members $17, guest $20, RSVP 206-337-5543. Info:

VIP: The Bainbridge Island Visually Impaired Persons support group meets from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Topic is “Independence is knowing when to ask for help,” by Marty Richards, MSW, LICSW, a social worker, teacher and writer, who will help us examine the idea of “independence” as we age and deal with visual and other limitations. Get the Review on flash drive by calling 780-2835. Info or transportation: call 842-1670.

Kindergarten orientation: Learn about the programs at Blakely, Ordway and Wilkes schools Feb. 8 in the Ordway Multipurpose Room. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. Info: email

City Council: The Bainbridge Island City Council will meet for a special/regular business meeting Feb. 8 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. Agenda includes. 6-7 p.m. Workshop: City manager recruitment process;  7 p.m. Ord. second reading/public comment (2012-03, relating to utility billing, Ord. 2012-02, Point Monroe right-of-way vacation); Utility Advisory Committee appointments; 2012 Community services contracts; 2012 Lodging Tax contracts. Agenda items subject to change due to publishing deadlines. Info: Visit or contact Rosalind Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624,

Thursday 9

Get Smart about Smart Phones: Do you have an iPad or a smart phone or want to learn more about them? Come to a presentation from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. This could be a one-time event or an ongoing club. Sign up ahead of time by calling 842-1616.

Shamanic studies: Learn about core shamanism at a casual, free lecture presented by Lora Jansson, Bainbridge Island resident and faculty for the Foundation of Shamanic Studies from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Bainbridge Island Library. She’ll be discussing how the most ancient practice of shamanism can serve you as a contemporary spiritual modality. Info:

BHS Theater: The Bainbridge High School Theater presents the student-directed “Winter One Acts for 2012” on Feb. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. at the LGI auditorium.  Cost: $7 students/seniors, $10 adults. Info: Barbara Hume, 855-0486 or e-mail:

PLANNING COMMISSION: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at City Hall. This meeting will include consideration of the Grow Village site plan review, file SPR 13551. Info: visit or call 780-3750.

Kitsap Audubon Society: The next Audubon meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Poulsbo Library.  Program: What Kitsap birders might like to know about Northwest bats, presented by Curt Black.  Both kids and adults will share a fun flight through video and audio that should challenge preconceptions about bats. Info: or 360-692-8180.

Coming Up

Book Sale: Friends of the Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: Call 842-4162 or visit

IMC Concert: Folk Friday at IMC features gifted songwriter and guitarist Valerie Markell Gallagher at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Island Music Center. With an indie/folk style laced with symbolic themes, she creates a rich and emotional tapestry through her evocative and powerful voice. $10. Info:

The Women: Bainbridge Performing Arts presents this hysterical, satirical classic Feb. 10-26, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, with a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, Feb. 11 and an opening night reception on Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets, info:

BILT Annual Meeting: The Bainbridge Island Land Trust annual membership meeting and potluck is from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Feb. 10 at Conger Hall at St Cecilia Church, 1310 Madison Ave. Enjoy amazing food, eclectic tunes, good news and fun. Bring your favorite dish to share and your own serving spoon, plate and utensils. The Phyllis Young award  will go to Ann Powel and the Volunteer of the Year award to Dave Thorne. Music by Mike Derzon and Agate Pass followed by a BILT presentation. Info: 842-1216 or visit

BAC Education: Colored Pencil Workshops with Susan Wiersema are from 10 a.m. – noon Feb. 11 for ages 9-15 and from 1-3:30 p.m. ages 16-adult. Explore this portable and affordable medium with the help of an enthusiastic teacher. This introductory workshop will also provide tips and tricks for the experienced artist. Cost for each session: $50, BAC members $40. Info: visit

Gazzam Walks: The Keep Gazzam Wild campaign will hold weekly walks at 1 p.m. Saturdays on the property it is working to acquire. The walks will depart from the Marshall Road entrance to the Gazzam Lake Preserve, rain or shine. The trail meanders through beautiful stands of big leaf maples and thick undergrowth. Walk participants should wear hiking boots or similar footwear and be prepared for an “unimproved” trail.Info: visit

Book Sale: Friends of the Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: call 842-4162 or visit

Madrona School Hearts & Crafts Fair: A community-wide celebration of crafts, music and food offered by Madrona School families is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the EHCC Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way. Info: visit

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