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Bainbridge Community Calendar | July 26
Farmers Market: Interested in raising your own chickens? Come to the Farmers’ Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 for the first annual Poultry and Eggshibition and find out what you need to know. The market opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday at the green by City Hall. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
Trail Work: A park district trail work party will run from 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. 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 at 2 p.m. July 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.
Bluegrass: The third annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival & Family Fun Fair, featuring eight top-notch bluegrass bands, will knock your socks off. Also enjoy kids’ games, jam sessions, food and merchandise. The fest runs noon-8 p.m. July 26 at Battle Point Park. Cost: $7 individual/$15 family. Info: www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com.
Elvis Benefit: Dust off your blue suede shoes for the third annual Elvis Fundraiser, from 6-9 p.m. July 26 at The Island School, 8553 Day Rd. 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. Vocalist Cilette Swann and guitarist Roman Morykit blend soft rock, traditional Celtic folk, and a bit of blues. Admission: $32. Info: www.bloedelreserve.org.
Into the Woods: Don’t miss the final weekend of Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s acclaimed production of “Into The Woods.” The show runs at 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 3 p.m. July 27 at the BHS Theatre. Tickets, $13-$20, are at Winslow Drug, at 842-0472 and at www.ovationmtb.com.
PEGASUS TUNES: Sean Garcia plays indie/acoustic/pop with an alternative edge at 7:30 p.m. July 26 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.
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. Info: 842-9152.
Community Singers: Join the Community Singers from 1-1:45 p.m. July 27 at the Island Health & Rehabilitation Center, 835 Madison Ave. Info: www.communitysingers.org.
OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. July 27 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
Paradigm Shifters: Paradigm Shifters will meet from 7-9 p.m. July 28 at Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd. Free. 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. Info: www.globalsourcenetwork.org or 780-3528.
Sea-Themed Art: 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. Sign-up encouraged: 855-4650.
Corbett and Joliff: Don’t miss up-and-coming roots music players Wes Corbett and Jake Joliff, playing at 8 p.m. July 29 at Island Music Guild. They’re moving at lightning speed – catch them while they’re on the island. Tickets: $15. Reservations: Call Wendy, (206) 669-3931.
Baseball and Boardwalk Fun: Learn fascinating facts about baseball – and some trivia – at 10 a.m. July 30 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Ann Combs and Jane Bowman will share the best in baseball books. Kids ages 3 and up can also enjoy crafts on the boardwalk with Pegge. Participants will complete and take home a special project. All materials provided. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.
City Council: The Bainbridge Island City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding Ordinance 2008-12, Marine Critical Areas, as part of this special City Council meeting at 7 p.m. July 30 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Comments may be submitted prior to the meeting date. The City Clerk will accept hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts in the Park: 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. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. It’s a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Tickets, $15, are at 842-8569 or at the box office. Information: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
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.
Spanish Book Club: We will be discussing “Pedro Paramo” by Juan Rulfo (Mexico) at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.
Winter Studio Tour: Applications for the 25th annual Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, which will take place Dec. 5-7, are due July 31. Regional artists are invited to share their work at various Island artist studios and halls. Applications at the BI Chamber of Commerce or www.bistudiotour.com. Information: Dinah Satterwhite, 842-0504.
Teen Rock: Be a rock star, no instruments required! On July 31 at 8 p.m., the Bainbridge Public 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? Info: 842-4162.
Farmstock Concerts Begin: Farmstock Concerts, to raise awareness of historic farmland, presents The Drews at 5 p.m. and Army Corp of Architects at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Bottoms Up Farms. Details: www.farmstockfestical.com.
More Farmstock: Aug. 2 is the grand opening of Farmstock Festival of the Arts at Bottom’s Up Farm. The day begins with the second annual Art & Music Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include invitational art exhibits, a juried art show, live music, speakers, workshops, demos, a kids creativity and play area, food, and fun. Starting at 4:30 p.m., Farmstock Concerts begins, with acts continuing through the evening including Cat Loves Crow, Peter Spencer and Friends, and the Dan Tyminski Band (of Alison Kraus and Union Station). Aug. 3 acts include Ranger and the ReArrangers, followed by Pearl Django and then the Hadley Caliman Quartet. Tickets available at Winslow Contemporary Arts or Glass Onion CD & Tapeworks. Complete info: www.farmstockfestival.com.
Ethiopia Evening: Enjoy an evening of slides, live music, ethnic food and handmade items from Ethiopia from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 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.
‘Breaking Dawn’: 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 release. Info: 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. See “Peter Pan” (2003) at 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Waterfront Park, preceded by entertainment and movie-themed costume and trivia contests with prizes. Arrive at 8:30 p.m. with your favorite lawn chair or blanket. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Concerts in the Park: 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.