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BAC Goes Botanical: Plants offer rich possibilities to artist, a huge range of beautiful structures and colors, as well as an endless source of ideas and metaphors. In June, BAC artists explore botanical imagery in paintings, prints, photography, glass, and ceramics. The show runs June 6 – July 1, with an exhibition reception from 6-8 p.m. June 6 at the gallery. Also don’t miss a talk from 4-5:30 p.m. June 26 by Susan Bird Olds on “Decoding the Blossom: Flower Symbolism in Art History.” Admission: $15. Info: 842-3132.
KiDiMu Summer Camps: Kids Discovery Museum offers a variety of summer camps for children ages 3-10, featuring music, science, cooking, literacy, theater and imaginary play adventures. By popular demand, registration for a Dinosaur Camp, “Dino Dig,” has opened for Aug. 12 – 15. Sign up now; camps are filling up quickly. Info: 855-4650.
Click! Computer Classes: Free computer classes will be offered at the Bainbridge Public Library in June. Internet 101 will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. June 10. Designed for the novice computer user, this hands-on class gives you the skills to begin navigating the Web. E-mail Open Lab will be held from 10-11:30 p.m. June 17. Need an e-mail account or help using your existing email account? Library volunteers can help you tackle the basics of using email in this open lab. And Internet 201 will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. June 24. Designed for the experienced computer user, this hands-on class provides you with searching strategies to help you find reliable information on the Web. Info: 842-4162.
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: http://islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm.
BIFD Volunteers: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Web site at www.bifd.org. Your response before June 6 is encouraged.
Flower Portraits: In celebration of 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 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.
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 www.bainbridgechamber.com. 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 www.bainbridgemandarinlc.org.
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 available. Come even if you don’t have a car! All donations benefit Helpline House’s Project Backpack. Information: www.bainbridgeclassicrides.com or Jim Peek, (206) 817-5879.
Volunteer at KiDiMu: The Kids Discovery Museum offers opportunities for adults and teenagers 14 and older to assist with special events, summer camps, day-to-day operations and more. Short-term and long-term commitments are welcome. Make friends, make a difference, help the kids and get experience for your college application or just for fun! Info: 855-4650 or email@example.com.
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: www.gracehere.org.
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.
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 842-8633. Also visit our Web site at www.events.cancer.org/rflbainbridgeislandwa.
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.
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.
BI Junior Football: Fall 2008 registration is currently under way for BI Junior Football. Open to children grades 2-8. Program highlights, fees: www.bainbridgefootball.org. Deadline: June 30.
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 and hold a candle or flower, which we’ll provide. Contact: Beverley West, 842-5400.
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. 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 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 with proceeds going to the foundation to improve district reading programs. RSVP: 855-0530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council: The City Council will hold two special meetings on June 4 in Council Chambers, City Hall. The first will be a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. regarding the Capital Facilities Plan. The second will be held from 7-8:20 p.m. Agenda includes Code Update Project, Amending Professional Services Agreement Scope of Work; Capital Improvement Project Spending Reductions AB 08-0053; Factor of Safety in Geologically Hazardous Areas; Federally Funded Transportation Projects – Prioritization for New Funds and Possible Reprogramming AB 08-0099; and Ordinance No. 2008-08, 2009 Capital Facilities Plan Update AB 08-0098 Schedule 2nd Reading/Public Hearing for June 11. Info: www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.
KiDiMu’s Free: Enjoy a free admission day at KiDiMu, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the amazing new exhibits: Blue Man Group – Making Waves and Under the Sea. And from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., make artistic creations in the art studio featuring whales and straw painting. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.
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. Info: www.bifriends.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sound Adventures Science Class: Kids Discovery Museum presents Musical Fridays through June, where the youngest visitors are welcome to join us for a variety of sound discoveries. The first adventure starts with teacher Bridgette Carney and her hands-on science class at 2 p.m. June 6. Class Included with all-day admission. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.
PEGASUS TUNES: The Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet plays modern, straight-ahead jazz in the bop, post-bop, and hard-bop style at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725, www.geordiekelly.com,
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: www.theislandgallery.net.
Farmers Market: Only on Bainbridge can you do your weekly shopping and have a chat with the mayor. Meet her at the Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 in the town square near Cit Hall. Lettuce is in its prime and spinach is abundant. Pea vines and garlic spears are appearing now. And the farmers will be glad to give you cooking tips. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 www.ovationmtb.com. Info: 842-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
PEGASUS TUNES: Bret Philips and Jon Wesley play at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725, www.myspace.com/bretalainphillips, www.myspace.com/jonwesleymusic.
History Potluck: The Bainbridge Island Historical :Society will hold its annual summer potluck at noon June 8 at the museum grounds, 215 Ericksen Ave. Free. All are invited: old-timers, newcomers and everyone in between. Bring a dish and stories to share, and learn a about your Bainbridge home. Info: 842-2773 or email@example.com.
Declassified Series: 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: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. June 8 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Contact: Bill Biscomb, 842-6905.
BIRW: Bainbridge Island will welcome Rob McKenna, the Attorney General for Washington State, as guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. June 11 at Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Cost of the luncheon is $15. Both men and women guests in the community are invited. Reservations: 842-8420.
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. Info/transportation: 842-3551.
Understanding Mental Health: learn more about mental illness at the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers’ spring training, from 10 a.m. to noon June 12 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Presenters will be Dean Lierle and Nancy Sias of Helpline House. Individuals and families will share their journeys towards mental wellness. Info/registration: 842-4441 or email@example.com.