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Wednesday 11

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: Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge will meet from 1-3 p.m. June 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library. 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. Info/transportation: 842-3551.

School Board: The Bainbridge Island School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. June 11 in the library at Sakai Intermediate School, 9343 Sportsman Club Rd. Agenda includes social studies review update; citizen presentation on fields; prelminary general fund budget; increase in school meal rates; a BHS 200 buidling project change update; and approval of Resolution 08-07-08, VEBA III BIESPA. Info:

City Council: The Bainbridge Island City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. June 11 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes Res. 08-15, Declaration of Suzuki Property as Surplus and Authorize Sale; Wing Point Way Alternative Selection and Winslow Way Reconstruction Project; Heery International Contract for Design Reconciliation; Historic Preservation Commission Re-appointments; Res. 07-19 Amending Budget Calendar for 2009 Budget Process; Trust for Public Lands Conservation Survey; and First Reading of Ord. 08-11, Amending Biennial Budget Process. Info: Roz Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624,

Voices of Abu Ghraib: Eagle Harbor Congegational Church will show the award-winning HBO documentary “Voices of Abu Ghraib” at 7 p.m. June 11 at the church, 105 Winslow Way. Open to the public. Part of EHCC’s participation in Torture Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Info: 842-4657.

Thursday 12

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. Info/registration: 842-4441 or

Plan Comm: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. June 12 at City Hall. Agenda includes site plan review, Wyatt Place Amendment; 2008 Comprehensive Plan amendments study session; below grade parking lot coverage study session; and affordable housing: inclusionary housing study session. Info: 842-2552.

Park Board: The Bainbridge Park District will hold a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. June 12 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Rd. Agenda includes Comprehensive Plan: Selection of elements; community tennis court proposal; Strawberry Hill Park playground Renovation; and Little League Brick fundraiser. Info: 842-2306.

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.

Friday 13

Streetscape Update: Join city staff and members of the BI Downtown Association for coffee and an update on the Winslow Way Streetscape Design and project plan, at 8 a.m. June 13 at Council Chambers, City Hall. Info: 780-3718 or

Music at Minimu: In June the Kids Discovery Museum presents Musical Fridays for the youngest visitors. Enjoy a Minimu Sing Along with Linda Slater at 10:45 a.m. June 13. Families can enjoy live music and everybody’s favorite songs. Recommended ages: 18 mos. to 5 years. Included with all-day admission. Info: 855-4650 or

Inlaws and Outlaws: The award-winning film “Inlaws and Outlaws” will be screened at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Lynwood Theatre, with additional screenings at 5 p.m. June 14 and 15. It is a beautiful and moving film about loving relationships, told by real couples in our area. The director will be on hand to talk about the film. Sponsored by Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church. Info:

Pegasus Tunes: Ryan David Orr,, plays indie at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Saturday 14

America’s Boating Course: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the 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 information and instruction including safety equipment, boat handling, trailering and federal and state requirements. $35 registration fee covers materials. Registration/information: Grant Winther, 842-5862.

Farmers Market: Come and get your daily bread! New to the market this season are the Briggs sisters, Kate and Robin, with their beautiful array of artisanal breads, which are available only at the Bainbridge Farmers Market. They’re selling out each week, so come early to get your pick. The marke runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 and every Saturday at the town square near City Hall. Info:

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. To benefit the Konzak Cancer Challenge Fund and the Park Foundation’s Yeomalt Cabin Fund. Donations taken Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 842-4164.

Paradigm Shifters: Under the umbrella theme “Evolving Consciousness,” Paradigm Shifters will hold three June meetings: the first will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 14; a video meeting will run from 7-9 p.m. June 16; an an evening discussion meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. June 23. All meetings take place at the Virginia Villa apartments, 200 High School Rd. Free. Information: 780-9417 or

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Bainbridge Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

Ikebana: Aiko Ii will teach Japanese flower arranging (ikebana) from 10 a.m. to noon June 14 at the Senior Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. Contact: Barbie Brooking, (360) 297-2901.

Seabold Second Saturday: This month we’re all-acoustic open mic. Gather on June 14 at the Seabold Community Club. Sign-up is from 6:30-7 p.m.; songs begin at 7:30 p.m. Donation: $5, with performers and kids free. Directions:

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. Info:

PEGASUS TUNES: Folk/Bluegrass/Americana band “Rockin’ Chair Money,”, plays at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Sunday 15

Orphanage Update: Mama Zipporah, founder of the Huruma Children’s Home orphanage in the Ngong Hills of Kenya, will offer a presentation about the 145-orphan facility from 3-5 p.m. June 15 at Island Center Hall. The reception will include slides, videos, discussion, song and refreshments. Information: 842-2905.

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. June 15 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Tuesday 17

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

Coming Up

Chamber Luncheon: At the next Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Steve Bauer, a Kitsap Commissioner, will discuss the goals and aspirations of the Puget Sound Partnership. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. June 18 at the Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Cost: $15. Registration/info: 842-3700.

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.

ACE: Adult Children of Elders will meet at 2 p.m. June 18 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. No specific topic, just an opportunity for all to share their situations and worries. Contat: Beulah Downing, 780-8008.

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. The workshop will focus on using electronic resources to support genealogical research. Visitors are welcome and mentors are available. Info: or 842-6059.

Day of Mindfulness: Enjoy a day of mindfulness with Rodney Smith from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at Seabold Hall, 14451 Komedahl Rd. The day will include teachings, sitting and walking meditation and opportunities to ask questions about meditation practice. Suggested donation: $10 - $20. Info: (360) 930-8900 or

Photo Etching: 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. Registration/info:

Cesar Medel: Nationally-known recording artist Cesar Medel will perform at 5 p.m. June 21 at Bethany Lutheran Church. His latest CD, “Eternal Light,” is a collection of Christian music and hymns. This event kicks off the new 5 p.m. Saturday evening service that will feature special musical sounds throughout the summer. Info: 842.4241.

Bella: A cappella trio Bella, featuring Georgia Browne, Susan Welch and Emily Groff, will perform their eclectic repetoire, and intricate arrangements at 7 p.m. June 21 at Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Rd. Admission: $8 at the door.

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