Bainbridge Community Calendar | June 25

Wednesday 25

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Bring family, friends and neighbors for an Ice Cream Social from 2-4 p.m. June 25 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. We’ll have sundaes, root beer floats and banana splits. If the weather cooperates we’ll gather on the back patio. Info: 842-1616.

Island Theater Auditions: Actors wanted for a staged reading of the classic American play Inherit the Wind. Auditions will be held June 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. To schedule: call Diane at 842-2595, or visit

City Council: The City Council will meet from 6-9 p.m. June 25 at City Hall. Agenda items include a harbor management plan update, amending the 2008-2009 budget plan, and consideration of grants regarding Pritchard Park and Sportsman’s Club Road. Public comment open at 7:30 p.m.

Student Dance Performance: Bainbridge Dance Center presents its 27th annual student performance June 25-28 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. Tues.-Sat., with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets: $16/$12, at 842-8569.

Thursday 26

After Hours: The Chamber of Commerce’s next After Hours will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. June 26 at Edna’s Beach Cafe, 4734 Lynwood Center Rd. Public welcome. No reservations necessary. Info: 842-3700.

Park Board: The Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on June 26 at the Strawberry Hill Mini-Gym. Items on the agenda include a final review and update of the island’s Comprehensive Plan, which covers the vision for Bainbridge. Contact: 842-2306.

Plan Comm: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. June 26 at City Hall. Agenda includes two study sessions, on 2008 Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Affordable Housing: Inclusionary Housing. Info: 842-2552

Garth Stein: Novelist Garth Stein will present his new book, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Free. Info:

Friday 27

Musical Friday: Wiggle and giggle with camp instructor and BPA performing artist Guy Sidora. He’ll lead a morning of active fun with music and movement at 10:30 a.m. June 27 at Kids Discovery Museum. Perfect for ages: 2 and up. Free with all-day admission. Info: 855-4650

Rotary Auction: The 48th annual Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale begins with a silent auction and rummage sale preview from 4-7 p.m. June 27 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Rd. The rummage sale follows from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. June 28. Donations accepted through 8:30 p.m. June 25. On sale day, free shuttles will run from Bethany Lutheran Church, Ordway Elementary and First Baptist Church. Info:

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

PEGASUS TUNES: Check out the songwriting duo, Bruce and Debora Jakola, performing “On Foreign Soil”, 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Saturday 28

Farmers’ Market: Summer is here, and so are hostas, lily-like Asian plants which are perfect for the Northwest. Find them at the Bay Botanicals booth on Saturday. Also, get your questions answered by the Master Gardeners and 4-H, and find gifts, granola, and fresh goat milk yogurt. Come on June 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Island City Hall green.

Trail Work: The park district will hold a trail work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28 at Gazzam Lake. Follow the signs from Lynwood Center road at Opal Ridge Lane (private) to the work site. Contact: Dan Hamlin, 842-3373 or at

PEGASUS TUNES: Adam Foley and Friends, alternative folk,, 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Hank and Patsy: Rick Latin Dance: Educated Feet presents Latin Night at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. Latin lesson goes until 8:15 p.m. followed by DJ’d Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Tango music until 10:30 p.m. Cost: $5/teens; $10/adults, includes lesson and dance. Info: or

Star Gazing: Observe “The Glorious Globular Clusters of Summer” at 8 p.m. June 28 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. These “fuzzy blobs,” only visible in summer, have long intrigued backyard astronomers. Improved observational equipment revealed them to be densely-packed star clusters, which show up gloriously in the Ritchie Observatory telescope. Information at:

Sunday 29

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, a demonstration bee hive, the Bat Man, and more. Snacks provided. Contact: Bobbie, 842-5955.

Vineyard Tour: Soak up Gerard Bentryn’s blend of viticulture and philosophy as he leads a stroll through his vineyards to illustrate the connections among ecology, sustainability, beauty and food. The walk will be followed by wine and cheese in the cellar. Meet at 2 p.m. June 29 at the vineyard, 8989 East Day Rd. Info: 842-9463.

Carol Cassella: Bainbridge Island author Carol Cassella presents her riveting debut novel, “Oxygen,” at 3 p.m. June 29 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info:

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. The family-friendly event will feature summer fare from Mike’s Four Star Barbecue and a kid-friendly raffle and mini-auction. Festivities will also include entertainment by The EDGE Improv. Tickets: $50/$25, at 842-8569. Info:

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7 -9:30 p.m. June 29 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Tuesday 1

Kennewick Man Exhibit: The Bainbridge Island Historical Society welcomes the traveling Exhibit “Kennewick Man on Trial” starting July 1 at the museum, 215 Ericksen Ave. Information:

Coming Up

Bainbridge Island Reading Group: Join our discussion of Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers at 7 p.m. July 2 at the Bainbridge Library. 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Library Book Sale: Look for new books from 1-4 p.m. July 3 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Berit Ringo: Grace Church will host the artist Berit Ringo’s exhibit My Many Houses from July 3-Aug. 31. Her artwork incorporates colors, faces, figures, sacred texts, creation, snatches of hymns and poems, and the imagination. Take a look on Tuesday-Friday from 9-2 and on Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon at Grace Episcopal Church: 8595 Day Road. Info: Ann Strickland, 842-9997.

Street Dance and BBQ: With face painting, food, live music and more inflatable rides than you can shake a stick at, Winslow Way rarely sees so much densely packed evening action as the annual July Third Street Dance and BBQ. The party runs from 6-11 p.m. July 3 along Winslow Way. Highlights include music by perennial faves The Original Fenderskirts; a children’s craft tent; inflatable rides for children plus face painting, sidewalk chalk, a dress-up photo booth and a climbing wall; cotton candy, shave ice, BBQ, and the Winslow Oasis, where adults can enjoy a glass of wine or frosty beer. Winslow Way will close from Ericksen to Madison starting at 3 p.m. July 3 and will remain closed until 8 p.m. on July 4th. Info: 842-2982 or

Evening Healing Prayer: Open your heart to a healing presence at a quiet, contemplative service combining ritual and prayer. Services are at Grace Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Info: 842-9997.

Children’s Book Fair and Sale: Games, crafts, and stories with children’s author George Shannon, held outside in the library parking lot before the parade. Join us from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 4 at the Bainbridge Library: 1270 Madison Ave. Info: 842-4162.

Grand Old Fourth: The 41st annual Grand Old Fourth of July celebrates a tribute to the Fabulous Fifties. The day’s activities will include its centerpiece, “the Zaniest Small Town Parade in America.” The Street Fair on Bjune Street and Waterfront Park boasts 120 vendors with an eclectic mix of items. There’ll be music at the Waterfront Park stage. Also returning this year is the Classic Car Show and the festive and fun Beer Garden, complete with a Hank Williams Jr. cover band and dancing. For a schedule of events, booth, parade and car show applications, visit, or call 842-3700.

Grand Old Game: Bainbridge Island Little League presents a return to the glory days of yesteryear with a celebration of our national pastime. The Grand Old Game begins at 9 a.m. July 4 at Bainbridge High School. Suggested donation: $5. Information:

WESTIES AND CAIRNS: Join the Bainbridge Island Westie and Cairn Walkers, right behind the Scottish Highland Bagpipers, in this Fourth of July parade. Meet between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. in front of the Island Health & Rehab Center at 835 Madison Ave. Sign up at Skookum. Info: Stephanie Ager Kirz, 842-4592 or

Basset Brigade: The 60th – that’s dog years – annual Bainbridge Island Basset Brigade will appear during the Grand Old Fourth Celebration, beginning at 1 p.m. in downtown Winslow. Dogs and their people who wish to participate are asked to assemble at around 12:30 p.m. July 4 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Please let organizers know in advance whether you’ll be joining the brigade by emailing or 855-8771.

The EDGE: Bainbridge Performing Arts presents The EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. July 5 at BPA. Each month, Ken Ballenger directs a troupe of multi-talented performers in a totally improvised evening of comedy and song, all from audience suggestions. Tickets, $15/ $10 are at 842-8569 or at the box office. Information:

Conversation with Mark Lovejoy: Arts Studio/Gallery presents new work by Mark Lovejoy, Photographs Strange and Different, and a conversation with the artist at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the studio, 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd., four driveways south of High School Road. Open by appointment. 842-1294, 842-1606, pr 842-8938 evenings; or

Bainbridge in Bloom: Mark your calendars now: the 20th annual Bainbridge in Bloom tour 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 Little & Lewis’s garden will be open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to see it. Details and ongoing updates:

Into the Woods: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge presents the modern classic “Into The Woods,” a fractured fairy-tale musical by Stephen Sondheim, July 11-27 at the Bainbridge High School Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $13-$20, are available at Winslow Drug, at the door, by phone at 842-0472 or online at

Library Book Sale: Check it out from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12 at the Bainbridge Library: 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Leif Enger: Author Leif Enger reads from “So Brave, Young & Handsome,” his expansive follow-up to “Peace Like a River,” at 1 p.m. July 12 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info:

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 this ancient art form. Supplies and equipment are included. Cost: $350. Register:

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