Summer Music Camps: Island Music Guild is now taking registration for its summer music camps: Piano Camp, July 7-11; Chamber Camp Aug. 4-8; and Rock Camp Aug. 11-15. Registration: 780-6911. Info:

BIFD Volunteers Wanted: The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has initiated a strategic and long-range planning process and is creating an external users group. The process will include four to six evening meetings over a 9- to 12-month period. If you are a Bainbridge Island resident or business owner interested in participating and providing input in the planning process, contact Carol Mezen at, or visit our Web site at Your response before June 6 is encouraged.

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. Information/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 due 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 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. BBQ will be availalble. All donations benefit Helpline House’s Project Backpack. Information:

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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday and by appointment. Info:

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,

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 Web site at

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

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.

Roof Beam: Raise High the Roof Beam! The BIAHC completes its series of conversations about community based facilities with a conversation on “Sustainability: Maintenance and Operations” from 8:45-11 a.m. June 3 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.

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.

Saturday 31

Farmers Market: Stop by the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 and 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:

Gary Groves: Photographer and printmaker Gary Groves will hold a closing party for his retrospective, “A Look Back – 1978-2008,” from 5-8 p.m. May 31 at Arts Studio, 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd. Information: 842-1294 or 842-7154.

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:

Pegasus Tunes: Soul Distraction, a great band from Vancouver, Wash., plays at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: or

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 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

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals poems and readings at MCR Open Mic, from 7-9:30 p.m. June 1 at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Monday 2

Parkinson’s Support: The Young at Heart Parkinson’s support group will meet at 1 p.m. June 2 at the Day Road Fire Hall. Contact: Steve Bohannon, 842-0226 or Ron and Lana Gillis, (360) 779-7178.

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 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 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. Contact: Kelly Dickson, 780-3725 or

Wednesday 4

Cafe Magpie: Ladies, please join us for coffee and chat time at Cafe Magpie, from 10-11:30 a.m. June 4 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center. Make some new friends and enjoy conversation with familiar faces. Free. Info: 842-1616.

Living Fully: Living Fully, a mindfulness group for those living with chronic illness and challenging life situations, meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and each Wednesday beginning June 4. Sponsored by Helpline House. Info: Sue Anderson, 780-1580.

Schools Foundation 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

Thursday 5

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

Friday 6

Horse Show: The 26th Bainbridge Classic Horse Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6-8 at Battle Point Park. This fun hunter/jumper competition will feature over 100 local riders and is great for spectators. Food is available from J’etaime Crepes of Kingston and the Bainbridge Island Pony club. Contact: Mollie Bogardus at 842-7776 or Leigh Manheim at 842-9480.

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. Information: 842-3132.

Summer Jazz: The Island Gallery presents its Summer Jazz Series with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Bainbridge Island’s own gypsy jazz band, performing at 8 p.m. June 6 at the gallery. Fiddling phenomenon Ranger Sciacca fronts this sizzling hot fivesome as they play award-winning originals, swing standards and traditional Gypsy tunes. Tickets $20/$10, at 780-9500. Information:

Coming Up

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 sand spit. Great stuff, great walk, great time. Overflow parking at Fay Bainbridge State Park. Contact: Connie Golon, 842-4096.

Weed Warriors: Bainbridge High School students join forces with Weed Warriors to beautify the trail from Waterfront Park to the ferry and also the area near the fence surrounding the old gas station. Meet from 10 a.m. to noon June 7; park in the lot across from the Senior Center on Brien Drive. Bring gloves and clippers. Service credit and extra credit for students. Information: 855-0911 or

Mark Lovejoy Photographs: New work by Mark Lovejoy, “Photographs Strange and Different,” will hang June 7-July 6 at Arts Studio/Gallery, 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd., with an opening potluck from 5-8 p.m. June 7. The gallery is open by appointment, 842-1294, 842-1606 or

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. Information:

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. June 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 head shot or a current picture. Request an audition slot with stage manager Deirdre McCollom at or (206) 714-5766.

Masons: Renton Lodge #29, F&AM, will hold a regular stated meeting on June 9 at the Masonic Hall, located directly across the street from Bainbridge High School. This will be our annual “informal dress” night (no tuxedos) with a picnic style dinner at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Any and all Masons are cordially invited. Also welcome at the dinner are any men interested in knowing more about Masonry. As always, families are also encouraged to attend our dinners. For further directions or questions, call Bill Biscomb, 842-6905.

VIP: At June’s meeting of the Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge Island support group, Julie Stone from the Housing Resources Board will speak about the Independent Living Program. We’ll also hear reports from last month’s Senior Fair. Meet from 1-3 p.m. June 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Information/transportation: 842-3551.

Good Yarn: Join the library knitting and needlework group from 7-9 p.m. June 12 and the second Thursday of each month at the Bainbridge Public Library. Bring your work in progress. We look at new knitting books, and discuss what we’ve been reading, too. Info: 842-4162

America’s Boating Course: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its next America’s Boating Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 at the Bainbridge Island Commons Kalgren Room, 402 Brien Dr. This course offers recreational boaters a variety of boating information and instruction including safety equipment, boat handling, trailering and federal and state requirements for boating. $35 registration fee covers materials. Registration/information: Grant Winther, 842-5862.

Very Berry Good Benefit: Team Yeomalt will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 in the Berry Shed atop Strawberry Hill, 7566 High School Rd. The sale will benefit the Konzak Cancer Challenge Fund and the Park Foundation’s Yeomalt Cabin Fund. Donations will be taken Tuesday through Friday of that week from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 842-4164.

Saturday Dance: Dance with Educated Feet from 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 14 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. A salsa workshop will take place from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by DJ’d swing, salsa, blues, ballads, WC, hustle and ballroom. Cost: $10/$5, includes workshop. Info:

field’s End: At the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, Sheila Rabe explores “What makes a book funny?” Meet at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: www.fieldsendorg.

Intimacy Over 50: Hear “The Real Truth About Intimacy and Sexuality for Women Over 50” at 1 p.m. June 18 at the Commons, 402 Brien Drive. Presenter Leah Kliger will dispel commonly held myths and reveal the realities of mature women’s sexuality during this interactive session. Free. Co-sponsored by Virginia Mason Clinic. Pre-register online at the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation Web site, Activity #466001-01.

Board Game Night: Bring a game to share or play one of ours at Board Game Night, from 6:30-8 p.m. June 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library. All ages welcome. Info: 842-4162.

Genealogy: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon June 20 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Photo-Etching Class: Richard Nelson will lead a photo-etching workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at the Creativity Center, 9463 Business Park Lane. Discover how to transform any image into an etching without the use of harsh chemicals. Cost: $185. All skill levels welcome; class size limited to 8. Registration/information:

Island Theatre: Island Theatre presents a reading of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” at 7:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. The performance is free. Info:

Read to a Dog: School age children are invited to read to dog at 10:30 a.m. June 23 and 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library. The dogs are real, and they’re really friendly. Information: 842-4162.

Reading Friends: Preschoolers and their families are invited to drop by to hear stories read by the library’s Reading Friends. Meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 24 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Student Dance Performance: Bainbridge Dance Center presents its 27th annual student performance June 24-28 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, featuring original choreographic works by BDC instructors and showcasing more than 200 students, ages 4-18. Performances are at 7 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday @ and 2 p.m. Tickets: $16/$12, at 842-8569.

Andre Dubus: West Sound Reads (formerly Kitsap Reads) presents Andre Dubus, author of “House of Sand and Fog,” discussing his latest work, “Garden of Last Days,” at 7 p.m. June 27 at Island Center Hall. Information: 842-4162.

Backyard Habitat Fair: Enjoy family-friendly activities at this free event from noon to 4 p.m. June 29 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. We’ll have storytime, demonstration bee hive, the Bat Man, and more. Snacks provided. Contact: Bobbie, 842-5955.

Families on the EDGE: BPA’s second annual Theatre School benefit FUNdraiser, Families on the EDGE!, will be held at 5 p.m. June 29 at BPA. This family-friendly event will feature summer fare from Mike’s Four Star Barbecue and a kid-friendly raffle and mini-auction. The evening’s festivities will also include entertainment by The EDGE Improv. Tickets: $50/$25, at 842-8569. Information:

Bainbridge in Bloom: Mark you calendars now: the 20th annual Bainbridge in Bloom takes place July 11-13. July 11 is Patron Day, offering new highlights this year. Watch for special interest garden tours: photography in the garden, taught by a professional photographer; and more. This will be the last summer their garden will be open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to see it. Details and ongoing updates:

Batik Workshop: Nia Fliam and Agus Ismoyo will lead a two-day intensive batik workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12-13 at the Creativity Center, 9463 Business Park Lane, with a public presentation from 7-9 p.m. July 10, also at the center. Nia Fliam and Agus Ismoyo will introduce you to the tradition and technique of this ancient art form as they show you how to create your own vibrant detailed cloth. All supplies and equipment are included. Cost: $350. Info/registration:

Watercolor Workshop: Carole Hillsbery teaches “Watercolor on-the-Go!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the Creativity Center, 9463 Business Park Lane. Students will create completed watercolors from on-location sketches. Discover exciting new shapes, concepts and designs! Day one, do quick studies outdoors, sketching with contour line and ink. Day two, in the studio, add watercolor using sketches from the previous day. Create excitement and drama with new color combinations, layering techniques, rich saturated washes, glazing and negative shape painting. Fun and lively critique at the end. Cost: $230. Info/registration:

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