July 15, 2008 · Updated 2:15 PM
Jewish Sunday School: Chavurat Shir Hayam is currently accepting applications for September enrollment. Information: 855-7924 or www.shirhayam.org.
Teen Filmmaking: BITV will hold a teen filmmaking workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28-31. 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. Cost: $295. Info: 780-2980 or bitv.org.
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 21 and 28. Preschool storytime, for ages 3-6 years, is on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. 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 22 and 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Info: 842-4162.
Relay Volunteers: Relay for Life of Bainbridge Island needs volunteers to help at this year’s event, to be held July 19 and 20. Contact: Terri at email@example.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. 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.
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 through July and August at the farm, 7988 Lovgreen Rd. Cost: $200 per session. Info/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.
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.
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 a.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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. 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.
Into the Woods: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge presents the modern classic “Into The Woods,” a fractured fairy-tale musical by Stephen Sondheim, now 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 at www.ovationmtb.com.
Pegasus Tunes: Lindsay Tomasic, www.myspace.com/lindsaytomasic, plays roots music at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.
Farmers Market: The Bainbridge Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 and every Saturday at the City Hall green. Today we continue an island tradition with the Sweet Pea Contest. Bring your best home grown Sweet Pea bouquet; entries will be on display from 9 a.m. to noon with a prize for Best of Show. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
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: Volunteers are welcome for the Kids Up “paint party,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at the Battle Point Park playground. Shifts will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Safeway and T&C will provide food. Info: email@example.com. Also appreciated: help or contact from artists who originally contributed to the playground.
BHS 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: 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 and information: 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. Information and donations: www.events.cancer.org/rflbainbridgeislandwa.
Jazz Orchestra: At 7 p.m. July 19, 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. 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. Reservations recommended, 780-9500.
Island Theatre: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pegasus Tunes: Local band Manabozho, www.myspace.com/manabozho, plays acoustic alternative folk at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.
Git Hoan: The Git Hoan (People of the Salmon) Dance Group will perform at 8:30 p.m. July 20. The group of 12 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. Admission: $32. Info: 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 20 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com
Estate Planning: The Bainbridge Public Library Board announces the 7th annual Retirement and Estate Planning Speakers Series, to begin at 9 a.m. July 22 and continuing through the summer and fall. The six-talk series will cover range of planning issues; this month, get a series overview, information about advance planning for health care, and long-term care decisions. Speakers are physician Greg Keyes and atorney George Edensword-Breck. Free. Information: 624-3718.
Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the ibrary. Information: www.bifriends.org
Reptile Man: Read with the Reptile Man at 10:30 a.m. July 22 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Information: 842-4162.
Undersea Crafts: On Tuesdays in July, make sea-inspired crafts at KiDiMu 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 limited; sign-up encouraged. Info: 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 explain USPS intent, answer questions and receive comments and suggestions.
Warriors series: Calling fans of Erin Hunter’s The Warriors Series: Meet at 10 a.m. July 23 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. for trivia, giveaways, sneak previews, and discussion Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.
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. Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.