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Bainbridge Community Calendar | July 12

ONGOING

Teen Filmmaking Workshop: BITV will hold a teen filmmaking workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. In this introductory filmmaking course, students will write scripts, prepare storyboards and shoot a project. Completed films will be premiered at the end of the week to family and friends, and each student will take home a DVD copy Cost: $295. Info: 780-2980 or bitv.org.

A Clear Space: A Clear Space, featuring licensed and certified yoga instructor Derek Krois, is currently forming groups to learn meditation and inward body movement. Classes will be held at 8 p.m. in the Winslow Arms. Reservations: (206) 354-YOGA. Donations will be accepted for local charities.

Saloutos at the Library: Bainbridge photographer Pete Saloutos will exhibit a collection of photographs entitled “Images of China” during the month of July in the meeting room at the Bainbridge Public Library. Each print is available for purchase, and all proceeds will be donated to the library. Info: 842-4162 or www.petesaloutos.com.

All-Comers Meets: Bainbridge All-Comers track meets will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 25, at the Woodward Intermediate School track. We’ll have 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 meters, 4x100 meter relay and the joggers’ mile. Shorter races are divided into heats by age and sex. Free. Info: Jim Whiting, www.jimwhiting.com, jimruns3@gmail.com, or 295-0337.

Music at the Market: Town and Country Market in association with Music Community Resources prsents a free, eight-week outdoor concert series, “Music at the Market.” Concerts are from 5-7 p.m. every Friday on the deck above the flower shop. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com/T&C.htm.

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 14, 21, and 28. Preschool storytime, for ages 3-6 years, is on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. July 16, 23, and 30. Info: 842-4162.

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

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: 855-4650.

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.

Summer Music Camps: Island Music Guild is now taking registration for Chamber Camp Aug. 4-8 and Rock Camp Aug. 11-15. Registration: 780-6911. Information: http://islandmusic.org/music_camps.htm.

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.

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.

Berit Ringo: The Gallery at Grace Church hosts Berit Ringo’s “My Many Houses” through Aug. 31, with a reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 13. Ringo’s artwork incorporates colors, faces, figures, sacred texts, creation, snatches of hymns and poems, and the imagination. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon. Contact: Ann Strickland, 842-9997.

Saturday 12

Bainbridge in Bloom: The 20th annual Bainbridge in Bloom tour continues July 12-13. 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. Tickets available at local outlets; details, updates and tickets are also available at www.gardentour.info.

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.

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: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

Paradigm Shifters: Paradigm Shifters will meet frm 9:30 a.m. to noon July 12 at Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd. Free. A 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: www.paradigm-shifters.net.

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 a.m. to 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.

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: www.bloedelreserve.org

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: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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: 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.

Into the Woods: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge presents the modern classic “Into The Woods,” a fractured fairy-tale musical by Stephen Sondheim, through July 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.

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: www.educatedfeet.net.

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. followed by the featured act. Play or pay for $5; children are free. Info: www.peterspencer.com 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: www.theislandgallery.net.

Sunday 13

car wash: Get your car washed, and support Bethany Lutheran’s youth mission trip to build homes in Mexico. Runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 at the Chevron station. 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 information: 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: www.bloedelreserve.org.

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: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

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. Information: 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

Puppets Under the Sea: On Tuesdays in July, Kids Discovery Museum will show youngsters how to make sea-inspired crafts. This week’s project, at 11:30 a.m. July 15, features pirate and mermaid puppets, perfect for play in our Under the Sea exhibit. Presented are by staff and volunteers. All ages welcome. Space is limited; sign-up encouraged, 855-4650.

Field’s End: A panel of local literati including Paul Hanson, Ann Combs, Margaret Trent and Elsa Watson 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. Field’s End writers’ roundtables are free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: 842-4162.

Wednesday 16

Aging Well: The monthly Aging Well coffee hour will be held at 9 a.m. July 16 in the Kallgren Room at the BI Senior Community Center. Linda Hayes of Helpline House will speak on the resources available to seniors. Info: 842-1616.

Boardwalk art: At 10 a.m. July 16 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., Pegge Ashcroft leads children ages 8-12 in making fern-smashed pencil holders. All materials supplied. Prepare to get slightly messy! Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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.

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.

Thursday 17

Pigeon and 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.” Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Sound Science: Join teacher Bridgette Carney for a hands-on science class at 10:30 a.m. July 17 at the Kids Discovery Museum. Together, make discoveries and play sound games inspired by the current exhibit, Blue Man Group – Making Waves. Recommended ages: 4 and up; sign-up encouraged. Information: 855-4650.

Friday 18

Senior Softball: On July 18, the Senior Softball tam will play Bremerton at Lion’s Field. Bring your pom-poms and cowbells! If you would like to ride on the bus, email Eileen at eileen@biseniorcenter.org. General info: 842-1616.

Genealogy: At its next meeting, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will hosts Warren Read, author and teacher, as he discusses his book, “The Lyncher in Me,” from 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Minimu sing: Little music fans are invited to the Kids Discovery Museum for a melodic adventure with Linda Slater, Kindermusik educator and KiDiMu summer camp instructor. At 10:45 a.m. July 18, enjoy live music and everybody’s favorite songs. Recommended ages: 18 mos. to 5 years. Music Camp Registration open after class (based on current availability). Information: www.kidimu.org.

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). Information: www.bloedelreserve.org.

Coming Up

Spanish Communion: Chilean guitarist Cesar Medel will be featured in a worship service held in Spanish and English at 5 p.m. July 19 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Medel’s music ranges from classical to traditional and contemporary hymns. He has released three CDs which will be available during a reception after the service. This bilingual service will feature a lively new Lutheran liturgy sung in English and Spanish and led by visiting pastor Mitch Watney along with Carlos Valenzuela and other members of Bethany’s Latino community. Info: 842-4241.

Kids Up Paint Party: Details here.

Class of 1983 Reunion: Take a night out to get caught up. Bainbridge High School class of 1983 will hold its 25th reunion at 7 p.m. July 19 at the Pyramid Brewery and Ale House on First Avenue in Seattle, near Safeco Field. Cost: $25. RSVP and info: Susan Allen, 842-4238.

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.

Summer Jazz: The Island Gallery continues its Summer Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. July 19 at the gallery, 100-106 Madison Ave. Geordie Kelly leads his group through the Great American Songbook – Gershwin & Hammerstein – and such jazz greats as Ellington, Parker, Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Admission: $20/$10. Seating is limited; reservations recommended, 780-9500.

Island Theatre at Your House: Theater at its coziest. Island Theatre at Your House presents a reading of Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” on July 19. Hosted by Sara Scribner and Pat Selby. Bring a dish to share; no need to read if you’d just like to listen. For reservations, call or email Pat, 855-2979 or patricia.selby47@gmail.com.

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.

Summer Reading: Read with the Reptile Man at 10:30 a.m. July 22 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Info: 842-4162.

crafts Under the Sea: On Tuesdays in July, Kids Discovery Museum will show youngsters how to make sea-inspired crafts. This week’s project, at 11:30 a.m. July 22, features the octopus, perfect for play in our Under the Sea exhibit. Presented are by staff and volunteers. All ages welcome. Space is limited; sign-up encouraged, 855-4650.

USPS Public Meeting: The United States Postal Service will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. July 22 at the Bainbridge Commons, 270 Bjune Dr., to collect public comment concerning the post office location on Bainbridge Island. Postal officials will expplain USPS intent, answer questions and receive comments and suggestions from customers.

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. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Music Together: Join Heather Scott of Little Woodstock Music Together at 10:30 a.m. July 24 at the Kids Discovery Museum for a family adventure with dance and songs, wiggling and giggling. Recommended ages: infants and up. Info: 855-4650.

Chamber After Hours: The BI Chamber of Commerce sponsors July After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. July 24 at the Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Dr. Enjoy the grounds and take tours of this magnificant facility on the island’s north end. No reservations necessary; free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.

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.

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Theatre School: BPA Theatre School presents students grades 1–2 for “The Dragons of Noma,” at 11 a.m. July 25 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Students grades 3-4 perform in “Dragon Fire” at 1:30 p.m. Donations for each show benefit the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund. Then at 3:30 and 7 p.m., students from grades 5-8 present “DragonSphere Chapter 2 – Trial of Ashes.” Tickets: $10 at 842-8569.

Senior BBQ Potluck: Enjoy a senior BBQ potluck extravaganza from 5-7 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Community Center. The foftball team will oversee the grill. Join us for good conversation and good food. Bring something to share or if you don’t like to cook, make a donation toward the cost of the dogs and burgers we provide. Sign up at the reception desk so we know how many to plan for. Info: 842-1616.

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.

Trail Work: This month’s Park District trail work party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at the Ollalie Road End. Park at the west entry of Battle Point Park; we’ll shuttle you to the work site at the end of Skinner Road. This work party is a joint effort of the Trail Advisory Committee and the city’s Road End Committee. Contact: Dan, (206) 245-7385.

Seattle Opera: Preview Verdi’s “Aida,” grandest of all grand operas, with Norm Hollingshead on at 2 p.m. July 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library. 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.

Elvis at the Island School: Elvis Lives! Dust off your blue suede shoes for the 3rd Annual Elvis Fundraiser, to be held from 6-9 p.m. July 26 at The Island School, 8553 Day Rd. Danny Vernon delivers the charm of Elvis that’s sure to make your toes tap and your hips swing. All ages welcome. Tickets at the door, $25/person, includes sandwiches and sodas. Proceeds benefit the school. Info: Sally Browning, 780-0428.

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.

Paradigm Shifters: Paradigm Shifters will meet from 7-9 p.m. July 28 at Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd. Free. The group is associated with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, sharing an interest in shifting world consciousness and integrating science and spirituality, under the umbrella theme of evolving consciousness. Info: 780-9417 or www.paradigm-shifters.net.

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, are at 842-8569 or in at the box office. Information: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

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.

Farmstock: The Bainbridge Island Art & Music Expo, now in its second year, presents live musical performances and artist demos Aug. 1-3 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 and info: stop by the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce 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.

Evening Healing Prayer: This quiet service blends song, prayer and ritual to invite a healing presence. Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland. The next service will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: www.gracehere.org.

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.

plant Preservation: Join ABC, Weed Warriors and others to preserve native plants in Winslow by removing weeds. Meet from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at the restored public viewpoint adjacent to Seabreeze condos, 840 Madison Ave. Info: Jeannette, jfranks@bainbridge.net, or Len 780-2111.

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.

Grandparents’ Adventure: This is the summer for a Grand Adventure with your grandchild. On Aug. 20, travel to Point Defiance Park and visit living history inside Fort Nisqually and then take a guided train ride at Camp 6. We’ll add a craft, some time to play and enjoy a picnic lunch. On the way home we’ll stop at Cold Stone Ice Cream. Cost includes transportation, admissions and activities. The trip was created especially for grandparents and grandchildren to experience together. A child’s counselor will accompany the group with fun games, related activities and a keepsake craft. For adventurers age 6 and older. Cost: $40 per pair. Info: 842-1616.

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.

Evening Healing Prayer: This quiet service blends song, prayer and ritual to invite a healing presence. Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland. The next service will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: www.gracehere.org.

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