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Wednesday 2

Senior Nutrition: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and up to attend a picnic style lunch at noon July 2. Lunch will include Rainbow Pasta Salad, Gourmet Beef Burger, Country Vegetables, Canteloupe & a Brownie. Reservations were required by 2:30 p.m. July 1. Suggested donation: $3. Info and reservations: (888) 877-8511.

City Council: The City Council will meet from 6-7 p.m. July 2 at City Hall. Agenda items include discussion of the Pritchard Park restoration project, the Sportsman’s Club separated pathway, and engagement of high school students in city government. Info:

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

Thursday 3

Book Sale: Friends of the LIbrary will host a book sale from 1-4 p.m. July 3 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 842-4162.

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, shaved 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 remain closed until 8 p.m. on July 4th. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

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.

Wings: Dreams of flight inspire artists in many ways. Bainbridge Arts and Crafts’ show from July 3-29 will range widely through images, mediums, and ideas. Our artists have made kites and books; geese and pigs; birdbaths and elegant gentlemen in dinner jackets, flying by night. If they fly, they’ll be in the Gallery in July. Please join us on our July 11 reception from 6-8 p.m. and meet the artists.

Translate the Landscape: From July 3-26, five artists at the Roby King galleries explore and interpret the landscape in a variety of mediums. From Realism to Abstract, in oil, mixed media, pastel and acrylic, each artist “translates the landscape” into a unique and distinctive vision. Join us for either or both opening receptions from 7-9 p.m. July 3 or 6-8 p.m. July 11.

Friday 4

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. There’ll be music at the Waterfront Park stage. Also returning this year is the Classic Car Show and the Beer Garden, complete with a Hank Williams Jr. cover band and dancing. Because main roads will be blocked, alternate parking is available at Kitsap Bank, Ace Hardware, Woodward Middle School, and Sakai Intermediate School. Shuttle service will pick up and drop off at the police department. For a schedule of events, booth, parade and car show applications, visit www.BainbridgeChamber.com, or call 842-3700.

Recycling: Bainbridge High School’s Earth Service Corps, Sharon Negri, the Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Disposal, and others will be helping Bainbridge recycle on July 4. Clearly marked green 80-gallon toters and smaller blue bins will be set up. Citizens who wish to help can donate at the Chamber of Congress booth to help with the purchase next fall of the Earth Bin composter, which is part of the club’s plan to reduce waste on the BHS campus by 50 percent by 2010. To volunteer or for more info: 780-2654 or CynthiaRFoley@msn.com

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.

Kol Shalom Falafel: Congregation Kol Shalom will offer authentic, handmade falafel at the Grand Old Fourth Celebration. This Israeli specialty, always a crowd favorite on the Fourth, is handmade by members of Kol Shalom and provides a healthy, tasty snack or meal. Stop by to enjoy a bit of the Middle East and learn more about Bainbridge Island’s Jewish community.

Bohemian Village: Local artists, including include Cynthia Dice, Gayle Bair, Cleopatra’s Treasures, Kathy Fuerst Duboise, and Mesolini Glass, will sell their works on July 4 at the Grand Old Fourth’s Bohemian Village. Also enjoy entertainment on the Gazebo, poetry reading at noon, and, at 2:30 p.m. the Sound of Music Choir performing songs from the 1950s. Be there or be square! Info:

Beat Poetry: At noon on July Fourth at the Winslow Green Gazebo, Bainbridge Island’s coolest poets will don their sunglasses and berets for a tribute to the Beat poets of the 1950s. Featured poets are followed by an open mic: bring your favorite Beat poem to read, appropriate for all ages (sorry, Allen Ginsberg fans). Goatees optional. For info or to sign up: 842-7901 or admin@artshum.org.

Teen Takeover: Army Corp of Architects will perform at Winslow Mall on July 4, right after the parade. Runners up in the EMP Sound Off! Competition, Army Corp has become one of the Island’s most beloved underage bands. Also performing is Lumberjak (which consists of recent grads from Woodward Middle School). A pie-eating contest and a turbo-bike obstacle course will also take place on Winslow Way.

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: wilocastillo@hotmail.com.

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 zode@aol.com.

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 lastbassetstanding@yahoo.com or 855-8771.

Saturday 5

Farmers’ Market: Stop by from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5 for freshly-picked island strawberries, broccoli, lettuces and greens, and abundant basil. Also, look for local eggs, low-sugar jams, pastries, and flowers!

Car Wash: On July 5, BHS Vocal Boosters will hold a car wash at Chevron from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support ongoing BHS choral events and activities. Suggested donation: $10. Info: nhhoughton@msn.com

PEGASUS TUNES: The Lindsay Kids, a jazz trio including Tyler, age 13, on piano and trumpet, Ryan, age 11, on bass, and Christina, age 8, on drums, will perform at Pegasus at 7:30 p.m. July 5 at Pegasus Coffee House. The Lindsays were featured in HBO Family’s “The Music in Me”. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.

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 an improvised evening of comedy and song, all from audience suggestions. Tickets, $15/ $10 are at 842-8569 or at the box office. Information: www.bainbridgepeformingarts.org.

Sunday 6

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. July 6 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com

Tuesday 8

Grandchild Adventure: Sign up by July 8 for a Grand Adventure with your grandchild! On July 14 we’ll depart from Winslow Arms at 9:15 a.m. for a journey to the Seattle Center. Once there, you’ll spend time together in the amazing exhibits, create some art in the colorful Imagination Studio and listen to a Story Time with a talented museum storyteller. Cost: $30 (includes round trip ferry, museum admission and activities; bus fare and lunch are your own). Information: 842-1616.

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, or 842-8938 evenings; or adgrice@comcast.net.

Coming Up

VIP Meeting: Attorney Linda Poh will talk about legal planning issues of interest to Visually Impaired Persons from 1-3 p.m. July 9. This month’s VIP meeting will take place at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-3551.

Anzanga: Enjoy an outdoor family concert with Anzanga’s marimba and percussion from 7-8:30 p.m. July 9 at Waterfront Park. In case of rain, come listen at the Bainbridge Commons. Info: georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

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: www.gardentour.info.

Tangoheart Quartet: Bloedel Reserve’s summer music series opens at 7 p.m. July 11 with a performance by the Tangoheart Quartet. The group will play music by famed tango composer Astor Piazzolla, including his suite “The Four Seasons,” which was inspired by the climate and the moods of the people of Buenos Aires. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org.

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 www.ovationmtb.com.

Bainbridge Marathon: On July 12, take a stab at the 26th annual Bainbridge Marathon. The long course begins and ends at Fay Bainbridge State Park, while the short course begins at Fort Ward. Non-members welcome. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. with a mandatory pre-race meeting for all participants at 8:45 a.m. at Fay Bainbridge. For directions, go to www.soundrowers.org. Info: contact Race Director Steve Bennett at bennett_seattle@yahoo.com or 524-1496.

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m .to 3 p.m. July 12 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 842-4162.

Cinderella Puppets: At 1 p.m. July 12 at the Bloedel Reserve, there will be a special show for children and adults by the renowned Northwest Puppet Theatre. This version of the familiar tale of “Cinderella” features hand-carved puppets, elaborate costumes, ornate scenery, and magical special effects. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org

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: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Youth Writers Workshop: Calling all aspiring young authors! The Boys & Girls Club is proud to present a monthly Youth Writers Workshop for kids ages 8 to 11. Author Gary Kinder will be joining us from 1-3 p.m. July 12 to help kids get their stories on paper. Cost: $10 for Boys & Girls Club Members, $20 for non-members. Registration: 855-8486, or contact Linda at Lhinman@positiveplace.org

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. Cost: $350. Registration and information: www.bainbridgecreativitycenter.org.

Rouge: The group Rouge will take the Bloedel Reserve stage at 7 p.m. July 12 for a performance blending French cabaret music à la Edith Piaf with original numbers and traditional folk melodies. Rouge is known internationally for its great audience rapport and appeal to all musical tastes. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Information: www.bloedelreserve.org

Peter Spencer: Blues-man extraordinaire Peter Spencer performs at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on July 12. An acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 (sign-ups from 6:30-7), followed by our featured act. Play or pay $5, children free. Hot drinks, bottled water and cookies for sale. Information: www.peterspencer.com or call Larry Dewey at 842-5099.

Summer Jazz Series: The Island Gallery continues its Summer Jazz Series Ranger and the Re-Arrangers at 7:30 p.m. July 12. Bainbridge Island’s own Gypsy Jazz band plays in the upbeat style created by European string players who embraced American jazz. Admission: $20 adults, $10 students/seniors. Info: www.theislandgallery.net.

Onyx Chamber Players: The Onyx Chamber Players will hold a concert of music by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms at 4:30 p.m. July 13 at Bloedel Reserve. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Information: www.bloedelreserve.org

Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable: Enjoy a panel discussion and Sheila Rabe: “What’s the Best Way to Get Your Words on the Page?” at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Information: 842-4162.

Sustainable Living: Global Source is holding two summer programs for K-12 teachers and interested community members. From July 15-17, embark on a retreat to learn about sustainable schools. From July 28-31, attend the Summer Institute to learn about food, farming, culture and education. For teachers, clock hours are available. Information: www.GlobalSourceNetwork.com.

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