Bainbridge Island events calendar


Flower Portraits: In celebration of a long awaited spring, Madoka Restaurant presents an exhibit of flower portraits by local artist Stephen Stolee. Featuring vibrant impressions of flowers found in random perambulations around the island, the show will hang through June. Info: 842-8284.

Furrytale Camp: Furrytale Farm will hold a series of week-long summer camp sessions to help kids ages 9-14 learn what it really means to take responsibility for an animal. They’ll learn to feed, clean, groom, medicate, rehabilitate, and communicate, and help reduce abuse. Sessions run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, Aug. 11-15, Aug. 18-22 and Aug. 25-29 at the farm, 7988 Lovgreen Rd. Cost: $200 per session. Info/registration: 842-1944 or

Creative Grounds: Some of the island’s most beloved artworks have sprung spontaneously from the inspiration and initiative of community members. The island’s Public Art Committee, drawing inspiration from local landmarks like Frog Rock, has create a community/neighborhood art opportunity in this tradition. The application for “Creative Grounds” funding of up to $8,000 is at 5 p.m. June 2. Find the project description, guidelines and application form posted at (Programs/Services – Public Art). Questions? Contact Kelly Davidson,, or Klaas Hesselink,

Grand Old Fourth: Street Fair, parade and classic car show applications for Bainbridge Island’s Grand Old Fourth of July Celebration are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 590 Winslow Way, or online at This year’s parade theme is Celebrating the Fabulous 1950s. Contact: Elizabeth Gadbois, 842-3700 or (206) 819-3618.

Chinese Mandarin Lessons: Doing business with or traveling to China? Or just wish to learn a beautiful language? Offered by nonprofit organization Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center and taught by native Chinese speaking teachers. Adult lessons are offered from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Hyla Middle School. Info: 842-3928 or

Tuesday Cruise-In: The second annual potluck car cruise-in will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church parking lot, intersection of SR-305 and Madison Avenue. A barbecue will be available for grilling. All donations benefit Helpline House’s Project Backpack. Information:

Commodore Artwork: Students of Commodore Options School’s Odyssey Middle School and Eagle Harbor High School are displaying their artwork at the Bainbridge Public Library meeting room until May 30, with a reception and awards ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. May 14. Contact: Emily Grice, 855-0452 or

Ring of Life: The Gallery at Grace presents “Ring of Life,” new works in pen and ink by Elizabeth Reed Smith. The show will be up through June 30 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Rd. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday and by appointment Information:

Karaoke Saturdays: Karaoke has moved to 7-11 p.m. Saturday nights at the Mud Puddle Coffee House. Enjoy singing your favorite songs in a non-alcoholic atmosphere. Over 1,000 music selections, from the 1930s through today including children’s and Spanish songs. Fun for the whole family. Info: 780-8844.

Call to Artists: Final Call to Artists for Second Annual Art & Music Expo, to be held Aug. 2-3, the same weekend as Farmstock concert (both events will be marketed as the Farmstock Festival). Prospectus and application:, or call Elizabeth Gadbois, event coordinator at (206) 819-3618. Deadline: May 31.

Race for the Cure: For the 14th consecutive year, Town and Country will sponsor the all-community “Team T & C” for the Race for the Cure, to be held on June 21 at Qwest Field. Funds are raised at a grassroots level in the effort to improve detection, treatment and scientific study in the eradication of breast cancer. 75 percent of funds raised remain in the Puget sound area. On-site sign-ups will be held from 11-3 p.m. May 31 and June 6-7 at T & C and Central Market.The event is family friendly, and open to walkers and runners of all ages, shapes and sizes. Come join us! Contact: Kay Jensen,

Sustainable Fundraising: Register now for the nonprofit fundraising workshop “Building a Sustainable Fundraising Model” with Susan Howlett, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at Bethany Lutheran Church. A nationally acclaimed speaker, Howlett will lead us through the basics of creating a fundraising model for your nonprofit organization. Space limited to three people per organization. Register by sending a $10 check with name, organization, phone, email and address to: Bainbridge Community Foundation, Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West #305, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Information: or 842-0433.

relay Volunteers: Relay for Life of Bainbridge Island needs volunteers to help at this year’s event, to be held July 19 and 20. We can use your talents. Contact: Terri at or 842-8633. Also visit our website at

May at BAC: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts presents “Baskets,” a group show of woven sculpture, through June 3. Also on display through May are mixed-media abstract works by Marilyn Bergstrom. The work of High School Spring Arts Festival award winners will also be shown through June 3 with a reception from 4-6 p.m. May 23 at the gallery. Information: 842-3132.

Gary Groves: Island photographer and printmaker Gary Groves presents his retrospective, “A Look Back – 1978-2008,” at Arts Studio, 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd. Open by appointment, 842-1294 or 842-7154. A closing party will be held from 5-8 p.m. May 31 at the gallery.

Russian Oils: The work of Russian painter Yuri Volkov is on display now at Director’s Gallery, 126 Madrone Lane. Volkov, widely collected throughout Russia and Europe, stayed on Bainbridge for four months and during that time produced island- and Seattle-inspired oils. Info: 842-6000 or

HHHS Applications: Applications for 2009 funding for nonprofits providing health, housing and human services to Bainbridge Island residents are available now at Bainbridge Island City Hall and are due at City Hall no later than 4 p.m. May 14. Info: 842-9335.

Kauai Photos: Digital photographer Katherine Shulock experienced the radiant beauty of Kauai while living and working on the island last year. Her collection, “Kauai Untouched,” hangs through June 5 at the Treehouse Cafe at Lynwood Center. Info: (360) 201-8525.

The Figure: Roby King Galleries presents “The Figure,” a group show of seven artists who excel in portraying the figure including Lynn Brofsky, Mary Carlton, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Stephen MacFarlane, Mary Powell, Helene Wilder and Randena Walsh. Through May. Info:

Fogliano/Gimlin: Gallery Fraga hosts the debut show of island artists Peggy Fogliano along with Beverly Gimlin through May. Info:

Roof Beam: Raise High the Roof Beam! The BIAHC announces a series of conversations about community based facilities. Topics include Structures and Partnerships (May 20) and Sustainability: Maintenance and Operations (June 3). Sessions take place from 8:45-11 a.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. RSVP:

BI Junior Football: Fall 2008 registration is currently under way for BI Junior Football. Open to children grades 2-8. Program highlights, fees: Deadline June 30.

Youth Football: Love Youth Football? Volunteer coaches and referees needed for BI Junior Football. Visit Deadline June 1.

Cultural Funding: Through the Cultural Funding Program, the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council allocates public dollars to island cultural organizations. BIAHC is now accepting applications, which are available in the Executive Department at City Hall or electronically by contacting Six completed copies due at City Hall no later than 4 p.m. May 23. Contact: Zon Eastes, BIAHC Executive Director, 842-7901 or

Peace Vigil: Women in Black stand silently for peace every Friday evening from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on the southwest corner of 305 and Winslow Way near the Chamber of Commerce. We wear dark, not necessarily black, clothes. We hold a candle or flower which we’ll provide. Join us for as long as you can. Information: Beverley West 842-5400.

Wednesday, May 28

City Council: The Bainbridge City Council will hold a special/regular meeting on May 28. A swearing-in and life saving award will take place from 4:30-5 p.m. followed by an executive session from 5-5:45 p.m., both at the Bainbridge Police Department. Executive session topics are property acquisition RCW 42.30.110(1)(b); property disposition RCW 42.30.110(1)(c); and current litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). The regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes introduction of Washington State Ferries representatives; committee reports; mayor’s report; consent agenda; Blakely Harbor Park shoreline restoration project and Strawberry Plant shoreline restoration project; Resolution No. 2008-16, preliminary plat approval, Koken Lands LLC; Ordinance No. 2008-10, fire code update; Harbor Commission apointments of John Peters and Dave Ullin; and deferment of biennial budget implementation until 2011-2012. Info:

Thursday, May 29

Earthquake relief: Help Sichuan earthquake victims on May 29 when you work out at Ubbe’s Fitness Studio. All proceeds from that day’s training, hypnotherapy, and life coaching will be donated to Mercy Corps to help survivors rebuild their lives. Small groups run on the hour from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Sign-up: 780-8408.

Cherry Tree Celebration: The community is invited to a gathering to honor the history of the trees moved from Bainbridge High School to Sakai. This open house is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 29 at Sakai. Stop by to chat and for light refreshments. A short program will occur at 5p.m. The School District and Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community will be honored to welcome you. Info:

Planning Commission: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. May 29 at City Hall. Agenda includes a study session and public hearing on the 2009 Capital Facilities Plan. Information: 842-2552.

Friday, May 30

Madrona School Welcomes Lovejoy: Madrona School invites the public to welcome Ann Lovejoy as the school’s new administrative director from 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 30 at the school, located in the historic Eagle Harbor Congregational Church (no affiliation) at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue. A school tour will be held at 6 p.m. Info: 855-8041 or

Brass Performance: In advance of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s weekend shows, members of the BSO will present a free brass performance at 6 p.m May 30 at the flagpole at the ferry terminal, weather permitting. Info:

Spring Bird Festival: Enjoy A weekend of family fun exploring the world of our feathered-friends. The Spring Bird Festival runs May 30-June 1 at IslandWood. Friday kicks off the festival with a reception and presentation by a local bird expert. Begin Saturday and Sunday with an Early Bird Morning Walk, leaving from three different locations around Bainbridge Island. Workshops geared towards kids, families, and adults are scheduled throughout the weekend, including an Owl Exploration program on Saturday evening. Info:

Saturday, May 31

Farmers Market: Stop by the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 atn every Saturday through Oct. 18 at the town square outside City Hall. We’ll have fresh local produce including tomatoes, basil and lilacs plus art, crafts, food, live music and more. Info:

Little League Fundraiser: Come to “Casino Night,” this year’s fundraiser for Bainbridge Island Little League, from 6-11 p.m. May 31 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. The $75 ticket includes “$10K” worth of casino money, appetizers, one drink ticket and lots of entertainment. Tickets, info:

Michael Tomlinson: Join Michael Tomlinson for an evening of songs, stories and laughter at 7 p.m. May 31 at Island Center Hall. Advance Tickets: $25 at Contact/information:

Night at the Opera: The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale join for A Night at the Opera, at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and 3 p.m. June 1 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Works will include choruses from Verdi’s “La Traviata,” “Nabucco,” and the “Anvil Chorus” from “Il Trovatore as well as works by Mozart, Puccini, Schicchi and Bizet of “Carmen” fame. Get tickets, $15/10 at 842-8569. Info:

Planetarium Show: The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “The Wagon, the Bear, and the Dipper” at 8 p.m. May 31 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. We’ll look at the stories different cultures tell about the patterns of stars we see in the sky and learn some facts about the Big Dipper and other constellations. Information: 842-9152 or

Sunday, June 1

PAWS Dog Walk: Join PAWS of Bainbridge for a Dog Walk Festival from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at Battle Point Park. Vendors and exhibitors will be on hand, and participants can compete in contests such as best costume, frisbee, and waggiest tail. Info/registration: or 842-2451.

Suquamish Potluck: Neighbors of the Port Madison Reservation in Suquamish, Indianola, and surrounding areas are warmly invited to our annual potluck celebration from 4-7 p.m. June 1 at Camp Indianola’s Totem Lodge. Come celebrate, make new friends, share an abundance of good food and honor one the people and organizations selected because they give so much to the community. Info: Kathryn Keve, 780-3528.

Fiddler on the Roof: Don’t miss out on this “Tradition!” The third annual “Fiddler on the Roof” singalong will be held at 5 p.m. June 1 at the Lynwood Theatre. On-screen lyrics provided, along with a costume contest and bake sale. Suggested donation: $12 adults, $8 children/seniors. Proceeds benefit Congregation Kol Shalom. Info: 842-9010 or

Monday, June 2

Theatre School Shows: BPA Theatre School’s spring performances celebrate the theater stage musical. See “The Carnival of Animals (A Musical) at 5:30 p.m. June 2; “Pinocchio (The Musical) at 7 p.m. June 4 and 5. “Carnival” admission is free, with donations benefiting the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund. Pinocchio admission is $10. Call 842-8569 for tickets and information.

Ethics Board: The Bainbridge Island Ethics Board will meet at 7 p.m. June 2 in the Planning Conference Room, City Hall. Agenda includes Mark Dombrowski, City Manager; preparation for June 25 City Council meeting; board development (discussion of “City of Santa Clara Ethics Program”); work plan and budget report; best practices pamphlet final draft. Info: 842-2545.

Tuesday, June 3

Waterfront Park Improvements: Join City staff for an open house on proposed shoreline restoration and trail improvements at Waterfront Park, at 6:30 p.m. June 3 in Council Chambers, City Hall. These improvements will implement a project funded through the state Recreation and Conservation Office Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account for a restoration and recreation project in Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park. Contact: Kelly Dickson, 780-3725 or

Coming Up

BSF Luncheon: Bainbridge Schools Foundation will host a “Leading Reading” luncheon on from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club, to celebrate Island authors and benefit the Bainbridge Island School District reading programs. A minimum donation of $150 per person is requested for attendance, with all proceeds going to the foundation to improve district reading programs. RSVP: contact the foundation, 855-0530 or

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 1-4 p.m. June 5 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Information:

Emergency Prep: Ed Call, the emergency preparedness coordinator for Bainbridge, will host a presentation on emergency disaster preparedness at 7 p.m. June 5 at Council Chambers, City Hall. Open to all who are interested in taking steps to better prepare their homes, neighborhoods and community. Contact: Ed Call, (206) 473-7818 or

BAC Exhibition: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Goes Botanical! Plants offer rich possibilities to artists – a huge range of beautiful structures and colors, as well as an endless source of ideas and metaphors. During June, BAC artists explore botanical imagery in paintings, prints, photography, glass, and ceramics. Come to an exhibition reception from 6-8 p.m. June 6 at the gallery. Info: 842-3132.

Learn to Row: Bainbridge Island Rowing will participate in National Learn to Row Day. Stop by at Eagle Harbor Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 for a taste of what rowing is all about. Please bring water shoes. Boats will go out every hour or so. Info: 780-1833.

ACS Garage Sale: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will hold a neighborhood garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 and 8 along the Point Monroe Drive sandspit. Great stuff, great walk, great time. Overflow parking at Fay Bainbridge State Park. Contact: Connie Golon, 842-4096.

Saturday Night Safari: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge invites the community to share in its fifth anniversary celebration at its first annual fun-raising event, Saturday Night Safari - Singers Gone Wild!, at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Commons. Fabulous food from Three Wells Catering, entertainment, silent auction and more. Cash bar available. Safari attire optional. Advance tickets are $50 ($65 at the door) and are available at Winslow Drug or online at Info: 842-0472 or email for more information.

The EDGE: Loosen up and get ready to laugh! The EDGE Improv performances are filled with spontaneous hilarity for everyone. See them at 7:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets: $15/$10, at 842-8569.

Declassified Chamber Music: Hear “Music From Britain & America” at the next Declassified Chamber Concert, at 3 p.m. June 8 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Gifted young Island musicians join older colleagues in a program of works by Elgar, Bridge, Copland, Gottschalk, Rzewski and Fine. The multi-media “prelude” to the two sections of the program will be presentations of Benjamin Britten’s “Night-Piece” and Aaron Copland’s “Midday Thoughts,” co-produced with Video Artist Steven Fogell and students from West Sound Academy. Tickets: $10 at 842-8569. Info:

Macbeth Auditions: “Something wicked this way comes…” Bainbridge Performing Arts auditions for “Macbeth” will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jun 9 and 10 at BPA. Steven Fogell directs this tale of a possessed king, which will run in October. Please prepare one 1½ - 2-minute Shakespeare monologue and bring a headshot or a current picture. Request an audition slot with stage manager Deirdre McCollom at or (206) 714-5766.

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