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Project Backpack: It’s time for Project Backpack registration! Call Helpline House 842-7621 for assistance with back to school needs. Donation drop-off is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri at Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way.

Barkitecture: Benefitting PAWS of Bainbridge Island, Barkitecture, first held in 1999, returns bigger and better. The gala dinner/auction features locally designed and built doghouses and fine feline furniture, as well as many wonderful silent and live auction items. The event will be held on Oct. 25 at Kiana Lodge. Tickets, $95, are now on sale at

Library Storytime: Join us in August for storytimes at the Bainbridge Public Library. Toddler storytime, ages 18 mos. to 3 years, is 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; preschool storytime, ages 3-6 years, is from 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Info: 842-4162.

Fall Soccer: Don’t forget to go to to sign your child up for the Bainbridge Metro Parks and Recreation District’s fall soccer programs. We have Soccer Fun Time for 2- and 3-year olds and fall soccer leagues for 4-8 year-olds. Space is limited and going fast. Deadline to register is Aug. 8. Info: 842-2306.

BLAZERS XC: Join the Bainbridge Blazers Cross Country Running Team for boys and girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. Practices Mon, Wed and Thurs, 3:15-4:30 p.m., starting Sept. 8. at Woodward Middle School Track. Focus on fun and fitness and compete against other area teams. Cost $180. Some scholarships available. Sign-up at or call the Park District Office at 842-2306. Info: Head coach Jim Whiting,

BAC in August: Remember playing with clay as a kid? It was cool because it did anything you asked of it. At Bainbridge Arts and Crafts this month, artists Wally Bivins, John Ellefson, Larry Halvorsen, Liza Halvorsen, and Laurel Lukaszewski take clay and carve it, flatten it, squeeze it, fold it, shape it, mold it, and extrude it (think pasta machine). Info:

Jewish Sunday School: Chavurat Shir Hayam is currently accepting applications for September enrollment. Pre-K thru teen. B’nai Mitzvah tutoring also available. Info: 855-7924 or

Animation Class: Kids ages 10-15, this is your chance to learn animation. Take part in and create animated TV projects at a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-14 at BITV. Completed animations will appear on BITV. Fee: $295. Info:

Art On the Trail: Every August, thanks to the Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts offers workshops taught on the trail. Aug. 3 is David Sessions, The Art of Looking; Aug. 10 is Ellen Miffitt, The Watercolor Journal; Aug. 17 is Elizabeth Moga’s Don’t Blink: Capturing the Light; and Aug. 24 is Elizabeth Smith, Patterns in Nature. Tuition for each workshop is $45 members/$50 non-members. Workshops are from 1-4 p.m. Sign-up/info: 842-3132.

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.

All-Comers: 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,,, or 295-0337.

Music at the Market: Town and Country Market in association with Music Community Resources presents 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:

Youth Soccer: Registration is now open for Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer this fall. Info/registration:

Reading Friends: Preschoolers and their families are invited to drop by the Bainbridge Public Library to hear stories presented by our Reading Friends volunteers. Story times are 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Info: 842-4162.

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.

Chinese Lessons: Fall classes are forming for youth and adults, starting Sept. 7. For registration information and fees, visit or call 842-3928. One-on-one private lessons are also available.

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.

Saturday 2

Farmers Market: August is here, and the hot weather crops are loving it. Potatoes, tomatoes, raspberries, basil, onions are coming on strong; cukes are ripening, and fresh herbs are in their prime. The Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 and every Saturday in the green near City Hall. Join us, and be part of your island community. Info:

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 are available at Winslow Contemporary Arts or Glass Onion CD & Tapeworks. Complete information:

PEGASUS TUNES: The Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet,, plays at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

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:

Sunday 3

Amazing Insects: Explore the amazing world of insects, some of the tiniest and often unseen creatures in our gardens. WSU Extension’s Peg Tillery and the WSU Master Gardeners of Kitsap County will delight adults and children alike as we learn more about insect populations. Meet at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. Piano available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Monday 4

Parkinsons Support: The Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Day Road Fire Hall. Information: Lana Gillis, (360) 779-7178.

Wednesday 6

Ferry Farm Stand: Pick up some locally-grown veggies right at the ferry terminal! From 4:20 to 6:20 p.m. July 30 and every Wednesday between the ferry terminal and the busses, the Ferry Farm Stand offers produce from several local farms in convenient $5 bags. Salad greens, potatoes, carrots, berries and more. Sponsored by Sound Food. Info:

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: or

Thursday 7

LOCALLY GROWN SEAFOOD: Sustainable Bainbridge and the Community Shellfish Garden Project present an educational session on how local shoreline property owners like Bloedel Reserve and potentially you can grow fresh, delicious shellfish on safe sandy beaches on our shoreline. Meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Commons, Brien Drive. Open to the public. No charge. Contact: Lisa Macchio, or 842-4439.

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:

Friday 8

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. Information:

Library Movies: Join us at 3 p.m. for a screening of “Ratatouille” at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free, and we’ll pop the popcorn. Info: 842-4162.

Revelada: The Revelada art, music and motion program will hold a series of launch activities on Aug. 8 at Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Rd. Leader/adult training is from 10:30 a.m. to noon; children 7-12 meet from 12:30-2 p.m.; students with special needs (ages 16+) meet from 2:30-4 p.m.; and an artist reception and piano concert with Thollem McDonas are at 6:30 at 7:30 p.m. Registration: Contact Return to Creativity, (800) 844-2168. Information:

Coming Up

Boating Course: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 48-North Kitsap presents America’s Boating Course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Bainbridge Island Commons, 402 Brien Dr. This is an eight-hour introductory course for the new boater, those thinking of buying a boat and for boaters who need the Boater’s Education Card. A wide range of topics are covered to help all boaters, experienced or inexperienced, to become safer and more knowledgeable boaters. This course meets the mandatory boater education requirements of the State of Washington for the Boater Education Card. Cost: $35/person, $50/couple. Contact: Grant Winther, 842-5862.

Freedom 5K: Join the Freedom 5K, a run/walk 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, and local band Jubilee. Info: Jana Otte, (360) 621-7902 or

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

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,, or Len 780-2111.

The EDGE: Each month at BPA, Ken Ballenger directs a troupe of multi-talented performers in a totally improvised evening of comedy and song, all from audience suggestions. See them at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $15/$10, are at 842-8569 or at the box office. Info:

Seabold Second Saturdays: Groove with soft-jazz wizard Chris Anderson & Friends at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. Acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups from 6:30-7 p.m.), followed by the featured act. Play or pay $5, children free. Hot drinks, bottled water and cookies for sale. Contact: Larry Dewey, 842-5099.

Saturday Dance: Join Educated Feet for dance on Aug. 9 at Island Center Hall. Salsa workshop runs from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by DJ’d salsa, Latin and swing until 10:30 p.m. No pre-registration or partner necessary. Pay at the door, $10/$5, includes workshop. Info:

Arms Around Bainbridge: Embrace the challenges within our island family as we swim to raise money for a friend or neighbor who faces the financial obstacles that accompany medical treatment. It’s the second annual Arms Around Bainbridge, happening Aug. 10. Experienced long-distance cold water swimmers, small power boaters and kayakers are welcome to participate. If interested, email All proceeds from this year’s event benefit go to islander Kristi Rudolph. Deadline: Aug. 8. Complete information:

Land Use Code Update: The City of Bainbridge Island will hold a public meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss proposed changes to the Land Use Code. This meeting will specifically address “uses” and “districts”; proposed changes are available for review on the city’s Land Use Code update Web site,

VIP: The next meeting of Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge Island will be an ice cream social. We’ll meet from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info or transportation: 842-3551.

Genealogy: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Mentors will be available. Info: 842-4162.

Taste of Tibet: Join author Naomi Rose on a journey into the culture of Tibet through storytelling, a slide show, costumes, and craft. Presentation begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Information: 842-4162.

Island Theatre: See an Island Theatre reading of Craig Wright’s “Recent Tragic Events” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: 842-4162.

Field’s End: Physician and island author Carol Cassella discusses the topic “How do we find time to write?” at the next Field’s End writers’ roundtable, to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Field’s End is free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: or 842-4162.

Golf Scramble: Ladies and gentlemen, dust off your clubs and support your local Chamber of Commerce, which presents its 12th Annual Summer Golf Scramble on Aug. 14 at Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Player applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or at

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

Little & Lewis: The final Little & Lewis Garden Open at their current garden gallery will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16, 1940 Wing Point Way. Info: or call 842-8327.

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:

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. Info:

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:

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.

Healing in Nature: IslandWood and the Bloedel Reserve present Sally Schauman, former chair of the UW Landscape Architecture Department, in a presentation showcasing a collection of true stories about professionals who use nature therapy to generate wellness. The talk is from 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at IslandWood, 44450 Blakely Ave., followed by refreshments from 8-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Space is limited; RSVP at 855-4300 or

Handful of Luvin: Come to another outdoor family concert and dance to some rock/pop by Handful of Luvin. The show runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Waterfront Park. Info: or

Library Movies: Join us at 3 p.m. for a screening of “Over the Hedge” at 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free, and we’ll pop the popcorn. Info: 842-4162.

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.

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 842-4162.

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