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Youth Soccer: Registration is now open for Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer this fall. Info/registration: www.biysc.com.

Winter Studio Tour: Applications are now available for the 25th annual Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, which will take place Dec. 5-7. Regional artists are invited to share their work at various Island artist studios and halls. Applications are at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or at www.bistudiotour.com. Deadline: July 31. Info: Dinah Satterwhite, 842-0504 or bistudiotour@earthlink.net.

Senior Dental Care: Washington State Smile Partners, a local nonprofit, has opened a Kitsap County preventive dental care clinic at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. Licensed dental hygienists screen for dental disease, clean teeth, apply fluoride sealants, and provide gum care. Anyone 60 years and older may use the service. All insurance accepted, including Medicaid. For low-income clients without insurance, fees are reduced below already-low rates. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Info/appointments: (206) 909-1365 or (360) 689-3338.

IVC Volunteers: Volunteers are urgently needed for Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, a nonprofit committed to assisting the elderly and those temporarily in need with the common tasks of daily living. A volunteer may drive people to important medical appointments, grocery shop or run errands, read to a blind person, clean and/or organize, etc. Volunteers do as much or as little as they like and choose their own areas of service. Especially needed are Seattle drivers and volunteers who live in the Poulsbo area. Call 842-4441 or email ivc@bainbridge.net.

Storytimes: Come to story time at the Bainbridge Public Library. Toddler storytime, for ages 18 months-3 years, is on Mondays from 10:30-11 a.m., July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Preschool storytime, for ages 3-6 years, is on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m., July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Info: 842-4162.

Summer Reading Programs: Read with us at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, located on 1310 Madison N. Come on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. On July 8 we’ll read Cowboy Buck; on July 22 it’s Reptile Man. Info: 842-4162.

Jump Rope Camp: Join the Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers at Summer Jump Rope Camp, which runs 9 a.m. to noon July 7-10 at Woodward Gym. Cost: $105. Open to kids entering 1st grade and up. All abilities welcome. Single rope, jump rope games and double-dutch too. Info/registration: biropeskippers@hotmail.com.

Reading Friends: Preschoolers and their families are invited to drop by to hear stories read by our Reading Friends volunteers. Come on Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: 842-4162.

Family Films: We’ll pop the popcorn. Come in from the heat for family films at the Bainbridge Public Library all summer long. Join us July 11 for “James and the Giant Peach,” or July 25 for “Charlotte’s Web”. 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Friends of Tom Ritchie: Seeking stories and memories for a documentary being made by Tom Ritchie’s daughter. Please contact Meghan Ritchie at (347) 218-2971 or meghanritchie@yahoo.com, or call Robin Storey, (360) 297-2342.

BITV Summer Camps: Bainbridge Island Television’s summer camps include Kids Animation, Teen Filmmaking, Kid’s Broadcasting and TV Fusion. Completed projects will air on BITV. Also, those interested in TV journalism can learn how to report, write, shoot and edit your own segment, possibly appearing on BITV News this summer. Summer classes are filling up fast! Info: bitv.org or 780-2980.

Maureen Bydalek: Original work by artist and personal trainer Maureen Bydalek is now on display at Bainbridge Athletic Club, 11700 Meadowmeer Circle. The show is “Mood swings” – a lot of moods, a lot of paint, changing direction and finding a new balance between art and fitness. Information: 842-5661.

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.

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. Information: http://islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm.

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. Information/registration: 842-1944.

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. Information: 842-3928, 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 km@kidimu.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.

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 tsegad2607@aol.com or 842-8633. Also visit our Web site at www.events.cancer.org/rflbainbridgeislandwa.

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.

Berit Ringo: Grace Church will host artist Berit Ringo’s exhibit My Many Houses through 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 Rd. Info: Ann Strickland, 842-9997.

Saturday 5

Farmers’ Market: Stop by the Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5 and every Saturday at the town square near City Hall. We’ll have freshly picked island strawberries, broccoli, lettuces and greens, and abundant basil. Also, look for local eggs, low-sugar jams, pastries, flowers and hand-made arts and crafts. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

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

MudUp: Join a low-tide beach walk, guided by naturalists, called “Brilliant Colors of the Beach” from 12-2 p.m. July 5 at Fort Ward State Park. Bring the family, explore tidepools, and look for creatures. Information: www.mudup.org.

Arts Potluck: From 5-8 p.m. July 5, the Arts Studio/Gallery will hold a potluck for the “almost-closing” of its exhibit of Mark Lovejoy’s work. Info: adgrice@comcast.net.

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

Monday 7

Parkinsons Support: The Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. July 7 at the Day Road Fire Station Hall. Elizabeth Mayor, speech therapist, will be the guest speaker. Info: Lana Gillis, 360-779-7178.

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.

Park Board Retreat: At 5 p.m. July 8, the Parks and Recreation board will embark on its semi-annual board retreat to discuss goals and plans for the future. Info: 842-2306.

OSC: The Open Space Commission will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 8 in the Council Chamber Conference Room, City Hall. Agenda includes TPL Survey; report on trail easements in progress; discussion of the sale of surplus properties; report on the Open Space Survey; Land Use Code revision – OSC role and involvement; 2008 work plan; and final report update. Info: 842-2545 or openspace@ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.

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.

Wednesday 9

Alison Webb: At 10 a.m. July 9, Eagle Harbor Book Co. will host Alison Webb, manager of the Children and Young Adult Departments at Eagle Harbor Books, for an overview of the best in summer reading. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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.

Port Madison Boaters: Come at 7:30 p.m. July 9 to a COBI presentation and public question session about proposed anchoring and mooring regulations. The meeting will occur at 8427 Hidden Cove Rd. Info: Sheri Ley-Mackey (780-2444), or office@subseapropeller.com.

Thursday 10

George Shannon: At 10 a.m. July 10, author and storyteller George Shannon presents “Stories that Dance”. Children aged 3 and up are invited to join George at Eagle Harbor Books for an active storytime featuring his favorite books with lots of rhythm and movement.

Plan Comm: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at City Hall. Agenda items include a public hearing on 2008 comprehensive plan amendments and a study session on inclusionary housing. Info: 842-2552.

Friday 11

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.

Theatre School: View the first chapter of the original play series DragonSphere at 3:30 or 7 p.m. July 11. Cost: $10 per person; may be purchased at 842-8569 or from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at BPA. Also, join students grades 1-2 for The Legend of Captain Blye and the Pirates Curse at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Donations benefit the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund.

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.

Coming Up

Y-Guide Campout: A Blake Island campout on July 12 is open to all dads with kids from kindergarten through 4th grade. Experience the fun and learn more about Bainbridge Island Tyee Nation (Y-Guides). Transportation is provided. Info: Scott Isenman, 780-0701 or www.tyeenation.com.

Bainbridge Marathon: On July 12, row 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. Info: www.soundrowers.org or Race Director Steve Bennett, 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 Cinderella features hand-carved puppets, elaborate costumes, ornate scenery, and magical special effects. Admission: $15/$10.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: 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 10-12.30 p.m. July 12 to help kids get their stories on paper. Cost: $10 for Boys & Girls Club Members, $20 for non-members. Registration and information: 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: www.bainbridgecreativitycenter.org.

Rouge: Rouge will take the Bloedel Reserve stage at 7 p.m. July 12 for a performance blending French cabaret music à la Edith Piaf. Admission: $32. Information: www.bloedelreserve.org.

Swing Dance: Educated Feet will host a a swing workshop from 7:30-8:15 p.m., then dance from 8:15-10:30 p.m. No pre-registration or partner necessary. Cost: $5/teens; $10/adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

Peter Spencer: Blues-man extraordinaire Peter Spencer performs on July 12 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. Acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups from 6:30-7), followed by our featured act. Play or pay for $5; children are free. Information: www.peterspencer.com or call Larry Dewey at 842-5099.

Summer Jazz Series: The Island Gallery continues its Summer Jazz Series 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.

Benefit car wash: Support Bethany Lutheran’s youth mission trip to build homes in Mexico by attending a car wash from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13 at the Chevron gas station in the Island Village area. Information: 842-4241.

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.

MENTAL ILLNESS HELP: On the second Monday evening of each month, join a monthly support group from 7-8:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Family members and friends of people who suffer from serious mental illness are invited to attend for support and education. Info: Jane Cartmell, (206) 898-6092 or Joan Pearson, 842-5324.

Field’s End: Sheila Rabe and a panel discussion will cover “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.

Boardwalk art: At 10 a.m. July 16 at Eagle Harbor Books, Pegge Ashcroft leads children aged 8-12 in making fern-smashed pencil holders. All materials will be supplied. Prepare to get slightly messy!

Friends of the Library: FOL will meet at 4 p.m. July 16 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Find us in the lower floor in the Friends’ room. Info: 842-4162.

Tune Stranglers: Bring your family’s dancing shoes to hear some honkytonk and Western swing by the Tune Stranglers. This outdoor, family-friendly concert will run from 7-8:30 p.m. July 16 at the Waterfront Park; rain stage at the Commons. Info: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

don’t let the pigeon drive the bus: At 10 a.m. July 17, a driver from Kitsap Transit will be at Eagle Harbor Books to read from Mo Willems’ award-winning book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Children ages 3 and up are invited to ask questions about buses and join a tour of a Kitsap Transit Coach.

Genealogy: Warren Read, author and teacher, discusses his book, “The Lyncher in Me,” from 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Teen Mystery Night: A crime has been committed. Think you can figure out Who-Dun-It? Pre-registration required, costumes encouraged. Help us solve the mystery at the Bainbridge Library at 7 p.m. July 18.

Odeonquartet: The classical string group the Odeonquartet will continue Bloedel Reserve’s music series at 7 p.m. July 18 on the Reserve’s grounds. The performance will include music by Brahms and several South American composers. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org.

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. Cost: $230. Registration: www.bainbridgecreativitycenter.org.

Relay for Life: Celebrate loved ones lost; remember our survivors; fight back at Relay. Those words constitute the call to action for Relay for Life of Bainbridge, a now-annual summer fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. The event runs from 4 p.m. July 19 to 10 a.m. July 20 at Woodward Middle School, with a survivor lap at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and a luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. Info/donations: www.events.cancer.org/rflbainbridgeislandwa.

Jazz Orchestra: On July 19 at 7 p.m., the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra will make their second appearance at Bloedel Reserve. Their high-intensity music showcases mainstream jazz composers and arrangers including their musical director, Daniel Barry. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org.

Island Theatre at Your House: Theater at its coziest. Island Theatre at Your House, a.k.a. “YoHo,” presents a reading of Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” on July 19. Bring a dish to share; no need to read if you’d just like to listen. For start time and directions to the host’s home, see www.islandtheatre.org.

Git Hoan: The Git Hoan (People of the Salmon) Dance Group will perform at Bloedel Reserve at 8:30 p.m. July 20. The group of twelve dancers, drummers and storytellers is dedicated to preserving the culture of the Native Alaskan Tsimshian tribe. The performers wear masks created by David Boxley of Kingston, whose work is in the collections of the king and queen of Sweden, the emperor of Japan, Microsoft, and Walt Disney World. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org

Book Sale: Hunt for new books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 at the Bainbridge Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 842-4162.

Warriors series: Calling fans of Erin Hunter’s The Warriors Series from ages 8-12: meet at Eagle Harbor Books for trivia, giveaways, sneak previews, and discussion at 10 a.m. July 23.

Golden Bough: Experience Golden Bough’s Celtic music at an outdoor family concert from 7-8:30 p.m. July 23. Join us at Waterfront Park, though w e’ll move inside to Bainbridge Commons in case of rain. Info: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

Stories About Dogs: Join Ranae Burdette, manager of the pet section at Eagle Harbor Books, and Nicky, the part-time bookstore dog, at 10 a.m. July 24 for a doggy-themed story time for children aged 3 and up. Special refreshments provided!

Johathan Evison: Bainbridge author and double Peabody Award-winner in his previous life as a syndicated talk show host, Jonathan Evison unveils his debut novel, “All About Lulu,” at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Theatre School: On July 25 at 11 a.m., join students grades 1–2 for The Dragons of Noma. Students grades 3-4 perform in Dragon Fire at 1:30 p.m. Donations benefit the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund. At 3:30 and 7 p.m. students from grades 5-8 present DragonSphere Chapter 2 - Trial of Ashes. Cost: $10 per person; purchase at 842.8569 or between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at BPA.

Latin Soul: Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto and vocalist Elspeth Savani will perform in a concert entitled Latin Soul at 7 p.m. July 25. Together they will play Brazilian, Cuban and other Latin American music infused with jazz. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org

Seattle Opera: Preview Verdi’s “Aida”, grandest of all grand operas, with Norm Hollingshead on at 2 p.m. July 26 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Bluegrass Festival and Family Fun Fair: The island’s all-day bluegrass music celebration and family fun fair is fast becoming a summer tradition. The event, which benefits the historic Transmitter Building at Battle Point Park, runs from noon to 8 p.m. July 26 on the park grounds. In addition to great music, the day includes food, kids’ games, merchant booths, jam sessions and a special children’s stage. Admission is $15/family, $7/person. Tickets are available at the entrance or in advance at www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com.

Gypsy Soul: The Bloedel Reserve concert series concludes at 7 p.m. July 26 with a performance by Gypsy Soul. This popular pair, vocalist Cilette Swann and guitarist Roman Morykit, blends soft rock, traditional Celtic folk, and a bit of blues. Cilette’s vocal range and style has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Alison Krauss. Admission: $32 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages). Info: www.bloedelreserve.org

Star Party and Planetarium Show: Observe “Jupiter and Its Moons” at 8 p.m. July 26 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. Jupiter will be near opposition – opposite from the Sun as seen from the Earth – and visible almost all night. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for a close look at the planet and its moons. Info: www.bpastro.org.

Community Singers: Join the island’s Community Singers from 1-1:45 p.m. July 27 in the dining room of the Island Health & Rehabilitation Center, 835 Madison Avenue. Information and a full list of singing opportunities are at www.communitysingers.org.

Bluegrass Festival: From 12-8 p.m. July 26 at Battle Point Park, experience all-day bluegrass music and a family fun fair including food, children’s games, merchant booths, jam sessions, and a bonus stage with music for children. Bring lawnchairs or a picnic blanket for the concert on the grass. Free shuttle service from the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal is provided by Kitsap Transit. Cost: $7, or $15 for family. Info: www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com.

Global Source Education: Attend the Food, Farming, Culture and Education-Summer Institute July 28-31 at Day Road Farms. What are the possibilities for teaching and learning about food and farming in elementary and secondary education? Info: www.globalsourcenetwork.org or 780-3528.

Baseball Fun: Learn fascinating facts about baseball (and some trivia) at Eagle Harbor Books at 10 a.m. July 30. Ann Combs and Jane Bowman will share the best in baseball books.

Boardwalk crafts: Join Pegge at 10 a.m. July 30 on the boardwalk at Eagle Harbor for art for children aged 3 and up. Participants will complete and take home a special project. All materials provided. Come prepared to make a bit of a mess!

Submotive: Rock on with Submotive at a concert from 7-8:30 p.m. July 30. Come to Waterfront Park or, if it rains, Bainbridge Commons. Info: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

Thoroughly Modern Millie: BPA Theatre School’s Camp Broadway collaborates with Bainbridge Dance Center in summer 2008 to stage the hit Broadway show “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which runs July 30-Aug. 3 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The story centers on young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s 1922 in New York, a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Tickets, $15/ $10, are at 842-8569 or in at the box office. Information: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Club de Lectores Iberoamericanos (Spanish Book Club): We will be discussing Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo (Mexico) on at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N. Info: 842-4162.

Teen Rock Tournament: Be a rock star, no instruments required! On July 31 at 8 p.m., the Bainbridge library will provide Rock Band and you can sing, drum or guitar your heart out. Compete against teens at other KRL branches to find out who dominates Rock Band in Kitsap County. Besides, when else can you come to the library and make this much noise?!

‘Breaking Dawn’ Release Party: Celebrate the release of Stephanie Meyers’ latest in the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn.” Starting at 9 p.m. Aug. 1, Eagle Harbor Book Co. will show a movie and have door prizes, refreshments and trivia contests as they count down to the midnight book release. Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Movies in the Park: When the sun goes down, the screen goes up with The Bainbridge Downtown Association’s annual Movies in the Park series. The screening gets started around 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Waterfront Park, preceded by entertainment and movie-themed costume and trivia contests with prizes. Food is available for purchase. For film details, check www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Art & Music Expo: The Bainbridge Island Art & Music Expo, now in its second year, presents live musical performances and artist demos on Aug. 2 and 3 at Bottom’s Up Farms. At night, the venue will give way to the Farmstock Concerts, to raise awareness of historic farmland on Bainbridge Island. Headliners for the concerts include Dan Tyminski Band, Hadley Caliman Quartet, Pearl Django and many others. Tickets on sale now at www.FarmstockFestival.com. Info: contact Elizabeth Gadbois, event coordinator, at 819-3618, or visit www.FarmstockFestival.com

Trombanga: Enjoy some spicy Latin jazz with Trombanga from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Bring the family to Waterfront Park or Bainbridge Commons if it rains. Also, join us Aug. 13 at the same time to listen to some more music; the band is yet to be announced. Info: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php

Summer Studio Tour: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour offers a magical, self-guided, twice-yearly mix of art and commerce, as local fine artists and craftspeople display their wares at picturesque venues around the island. This year’s summer tour runs Aug. 8-10 and includes paintings, glass, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, whimsical art, fashions and accessories. Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

Island Theatre: Island Theatre at the Library presents a reading of Craig Wright’s “Recent Tragic Events” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. It’s a philosophical comedy about a blind date on an extraordinary evening – Sept. 12, 2001. Free. Information: www.islandtheatre.org.

Snapshots of Island Center: Bainbridge Island Historical Society with Bainbridge Gardens presents Snapshots of Island Center - An Old Fashioned Social. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bainbridge Gardens. Admission is by donation. Information: www.bainbridgehistory.org.

Summer Street Dance: Music Community Resources sponsors the fifth annual Summer Street Dance from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 17 at the town square by City Hall. Whozyamama will blow the lid off the courtyard with Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. Info: musiccommunityresources.com/streetdance.htm.

Handful of Luvin: Come to another outdoor family concert and dance to some rock/pop by Handful of Lovin. The show runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Waterfront Park. Info: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

Benefit Cruise: An around-the-island cruise from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 24 aboard the steamboat Virginia V benefits the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Early-day steamer landing sites of historical interest will be noted. Each passenger will receive a commemorative copy of “Bainbridge Landings”. The cost includes a box lunch, a silent auction, a commuter card table and a no-host bar. Tickets: $85. Info: 842-2773.

Susan Wiggs: Bainbridge fave Susan Wiggs will launch her latest novel, “Just Breathe,” in style at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Wiggs events are always packed with fun; in addition to a reading, book signing and refreshments, there will be a drawing for a lavish Just Breathe spa gift basket including an oxygen facial; another drawing entitles the winner to free admission to the Oct. 11 Field’s End event with storytelling master Michael Hauge. Also, learn how you can win a trip to Point Reyes, California, simply by reading “Just Breathe.” Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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