Bainbridge Community Calendar | July 9

Wednesday 9

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

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.

City Council: The Bainbridge Island City Council will hold a regular/special meeting at 6 p.m. July 9 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes 2009 Capital Facilities Plan Update; Sands Avenue Well Dispensing Station; Inter-Local Agreement with Kitsap County Regarding Revisions to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan; Margaret Klockars, Hearing Examiner Pro Tem; Winslow Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project; Federally Funded Transportation Projects; Amending Fee Schedule, Third Party Geo-tech Review; Disposition of Surplus Property; Marine Critical Areas Ordinance; Engagement of High School Students in City Government; and Benchmarking Study Implementation. Info:

Fire Board:The regular July 9 meeting of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department Board of Commissioners has been canceled. Info:

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: or

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

Thursday 10

George Shannon: At 10 a.m. July 10, author and storyteller George Shannon presents “Stories that Dance.” Children ages 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. Info:

Sound Adventure: Join teacher Bridgette Carney for a hands-on science class at 10:30 a.m. July 10 at Kids Discovery Museum. Make discoveries and play sound games inspired by the current exhibit:, Blue Man Group – Making Waves. Recommended for ages: 4 and up. Sign-up encouraged as space is limited. Info: 855-4650 or

chamber Open House: The BI Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. July 10 at the newly completed Wyatt Way Courtyard office complex, 271 Wyatt Way. Enjoy food and beverages and tours of the island’s newest office complex. Free and open to the public. Info:

Park Board: The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District will hold a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. July 10 at the Strawberry Hill Mini-Gym, 7666 High School Rd. Agenda includes shoreline restoration update; 2008 district goals; board retreat recap; and director’s report. Info: 842-2306.

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: 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:

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.

Second Friday: Because the first Friday of July fell on July 4, many island galleries, including Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Roby/King Galleries, The Island Gallery, and A is for Artist, will hold their exhibition receptions from 6-8 p.m. July 11.

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:

Pegasus Tunes: Folk duo Soul Distraction,, plays at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

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

Saturday 12

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

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: or Race Director Steve Bennett, or 524-1496.

Farmers Market: See the products grown by the folks who devote themselves to raising fresh, organic produce. The season is in full swing now, with carrots, beets, and even tomatoes showing up along with the greens. See the mayor this weekend, too. The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12 and every Saturday at the town square near City Hall. Info:

Paradigm Shifters: Paradigm Shifters will meet frm 9:30 a.m. to noon July 12 at Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd. Free. An evening video meeting will follow from 7-9 p.m. July 14 at the same location. The group is associated with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, sharing an interest in shifting world consciousness and integrating science and spirituality. Info: 780-9417 or

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.

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

northwest Puppet Theatre: 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:

Leif Enger: Author Leif Enger reads from “So Brave, Young & Handsome,” his 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. Cost: $350. Registration:

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:

Pegasus Tunes: Americana-folk duo Bill and Kate Isles play at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Swing Dance: Educated Feet will host a a swing workshop from 7:30-8:15 p.m. July 12, then dance from 8:15-10:30 p.m. No pre-registration or partner necessary. Cost: $5/teens; $10/adults. Info:

Peter Spencer: Blues-man 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 the featured act. Play or pay for $5; children are free. Info: or call Larry Dewey, 842-5099.

Summer Jazz: The Island Gallery continues its Summer Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the gallery, 100-106 Madison Ave. Bainbridge Island’s own Gypsy Jazz band plays in the upbeat style created by European string players who embraced American jazz. Admission: $20/$10. Information:

Sunday 13

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.

Intro to Painting Horses: Learn to capture the beauty of horses. The introductory class, which runs from 1-3 p. July 13 at Kids Discovery Museum, will be the first in a series designed especially for beginner artists by award-winning watercolor painter Michele Soderstrom. Recommended ages: 7-10. Cost: $30 per class for members, $35 for, non-members, all materials included. No parental supervision required. Sign up for the whole series by Aug. 17 to receive a 10 percent discount. Registration and info: 855-4650.

Onyx Chamber Players: The Onyx Chamber Players will play 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:

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. July 13 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Monday 14

MENTAL ILLNESS HELP: Family members and friends of people who suffer from serious mental illness are invited to attend a support group from 7-8:30 p.m. July 14 and the second Monday of each month at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Info: Jane Cartmell, (206) 898-6092 or Joan Pearson, 842-5324.

DFA Meetup: Kitsap-Bainbridge Democracy for America will meet from 7-9 p.m. July 14 at the Commons/Senior Center, 370 Brien Dr. Our second “Evening with 2008 Candidates” is with Washington State Auditor Walt Washington. All welcome. Contact: Sally Adams, 780-7888.

Tuesday 15

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.

Coming Up

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 supplied. Prepare to get slightly messy! Info:

Chamber Luncheon: The Chamber of Commerce will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 p.m. July 16 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. A local panel of experts will discuss “What’s Happening with Bainbridge Island’s Real Estate Economy?” Cost: $15. Registration and info: 842-3700. Advance registration appreciated.

ACE: The next meeting of Adult Children of Elders will be at 3 p.m. July 16 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. No specific topic but an opportunity for all to share their situation and worries and get some help. Contact: Beulah Downing, 780-8008.

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