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Bainbridge Island Review Community Calendar | July 19
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.
Canoe Journeys: The Suquamish-hosted 2008 Tribal Canoe Journeys will take place July 19 and 20 with events throughout the weekend. Canoes Begin arriving at Old Man House Park at approximately 3:30 p.m. July 19. Park at Suquamish Village; shuttles will be available. Complete info: www.suquamish.nsn.us/canoe_journey.html.
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. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Benefit BBQ: The Kruse-Cotton Family of South Africa will be leaving soon, and this is our last chance to help them, with a farewell that will last forever. A benefit BBQ will be held at 5 p.m. July 19 at 7279 Manual Rd. Enjoy food and live music. Donations will be accepted at the door –$15 or the desires of your heart. Info and directions: 842-6938.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 seventh 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 attorney 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 Library. Information: www.bifriends.org.
Reptile Man: Read with the Reptile Man at 10:30 a.m. July 22 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Info: 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.
Democratic Platform: Bainbridge Island for Obama will hold a “Create a Democratic Platform for Change” event from 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Together we will help write the next chapter in the history of the Democratic Party. Contact: Eric Rehm, (206) 354-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Concerts in the Park: Have a picnic and enjoy Celtic music by Golden Bough from 7-8:30 p.m. July 23 at Waterfront Park. Rain stage is at the Bainbridge Commons Info: email@example.com 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.
Little Woodstock 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 for infants and up. Information: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.
Chamber After Hours: The BI Chamber of Commerce sponsors July After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. July 24 at the Bloedel Reserve. Enjoy the grounds and take tours of this magnificent facility on the island’s north end. No reservations necessary; free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.
Plan Comm: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. July 24 at City Hall. Agenda includes Affordable Housing Ordinance: inclusionary housing and public hearings on below-grade parking lot coverage and 2008 Comprehensive Plan amendments. Information: 842-2552.
All About Lulu: Bainbridge native 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.
Charlotte’s Web: Bring the family to a movie afternoon. “Charlotte’s Web” will be shown at 3 p.m. July 25 at the Bainbridge Public Library. We’ll pop the popcorn. Info: 842-4162.
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
Planetarium Show: The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “Jupiter and its Moons” at 8:15 p.m. July 26 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. Take a tour of Jupiter and its moons in the planetarium, and then, if the sky is clear, go outside for a look at the real thing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers. Info: 842-9152.
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.
Sea-Themed Art: At the next KiDiMu Under the Sea Arts & Crafts Presentation, try your hand at making a Japanese Hanging Fish, perfect for play in your room or garden. Presented by staff and volunteers. At 11:30 a.m. July 29 at Kids Discovery Museum. Included with all-day admission or membership. Sign-up encouraged: 855-4650.
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!
Sound Adventures Science Class: Join teacher Bridgette Carney for the hands-on science class at 10:30 a.m. July 31 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: 855-4650.
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. I’ts a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Tickets, $15, are at 842-8569 or 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.
Ethiopia Evening: Enjoy an evening of slides, live music, ethnic food and handmade items from Ethiopia at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Island Center Hall. Proceeds will benefit Young Life of Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap, and there will also be opportunities to sponsor each of the 100 orphans living in the home we’re supporting. Info: Lance Klopp, (206) 396-0451 or Zach Fleury, (360) 509-0677.
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.
Freedom 5K: Join the Freedom 5K, a run/walk to benefit This is all to benefit two non profit organizations (Not For Sale Campaign and the Tronie Foundation) who are working to combat human trafficking in Seattle. The race starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Winslow Green. After the race, will be speakers including local author Dan Allender, food, drinks, jewelry for sale, andlocal band Jubilee. Info: Jana Otte, (360) 621-7902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 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.