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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 silent and live auction items. The event will be held on Oct. 25 at Kiana Lodge. Tickets, $95, are now on sale at www.pawsbainbridge.org.

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. 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: Go to www.biparks.org 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 www.biparks.org or call the Park District Office at 842-2306. Info: Jim Whiting, jimruns3@gmail.com.

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: www.bacart.org.

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 www.shirhayam.org.

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: www.bitv.org.

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 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, www.jimwhiting.com.

Magic club: A Magic: The Gathering Club is forming for kids and teens to provide opportunity for fun tournaments. Beginners welcome. Info: contact Walker Ranson at walkerranson@yahoo.com.

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

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. 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 www.bainbridgemandarinlc.org or call 842-3928. 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.

Farmers’ Market: National Farmers’ Market Week is August 3-9, as proclaimed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Gov. Christine Gregoire. Government agencies now acknowledge the benefits of farmers’ markets to buyers and producers alike. Visit the market for hot coffee, pastries, bread, and local food and goods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 18 at Bainbridge City Hall Green. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

Wednesday 6

Marine Science: Join certified science teacher Joyce Nishimura at Kidimu from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 6-7 to learn all about the secret life of sharks and how to befriend a sea star! Discover all the colors of marine fauna and flora through hands-on science and art activities crafted especially for beginner specialists in marine biology. Cost: $125 members, $145 non-members. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Ferry Farm Stand: Pick up some locally-grown veggies right at the ferry terminal! From 4:20 to 6:20 p.m. Aug. 6 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: www.soundfood.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.

Thursday 7

City Council: The City Council will convene for a special meeting from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6. Agenda items include discussion of the budget policy, city finances and trends, and a petition for the city regarding outdoor playfields.

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. Open to the public. No charge. At 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Commons on Brien Drive in Winslow. The program will last 60-90 minutes. Information: Barry Peters, earth.justice@gmail.com or (206) 963-7701.

Free Kidimu Day: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7 to enjoy a free admission day. Explore amazing outdoor and indoor exhibits Blue Man Group – Making Waves and Dino Dig. Discover the mysteries of sound, be a paleontologist and cool off at the water tables or dive into Under the Sea to become a pirate, a lobster or a marine biologist! At 10:30 a.m. join Briana Whitehead for a feet-on discovery of sound and dance. Where does the sound come from and how do tap dancers make it happen? Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

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.

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: www.bistudiotour.com.

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: www.revelada.net.

Saturday 9

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.

PEGASUS TUNES: Love + Angst + Girl + Guitar = Mona Sterling, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725 or www.monasterling.net.

Freedom 5K: Join the Freedom 5K, a run/walk to benefit two nonprofit organizations (Not For Sale Campaign and the Tronie Foundation) which are working to combat human trafficking in Seattle. The race starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Winslow Green. After the race, speakers including local author Dan Allender, food, drinks, jewelry for sale, and local band Jubilee. Info: Jana Otte, (360) 621-7902 or jlotte6@gmail.com.

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: www.bifriends.org.

Koi Tour: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish & Water Garden Club will hold its ninth annual pond and water garden tour Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience beautiful ponds, beautiful fish, and beautiful gardens! Tickets: $5 adults, children free when with an adult; available at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Rd. NW, Poulsbo. Info: Roadhouse Nursery, (360) 779-9589, or Charles Frohman, (360) 830-4141.

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.

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: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

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.

PEGASUS TUNES: Jack Brown, a singer-songwriter from Idaho, performs original acoustic folk music from the heart and soul, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725 or www.jackbrownmusic.com.

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: www.educatedfeet.net.

Sunday 10

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 armsaroundbainbridge@gmail.com. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit go to islander Kristi Rudolph. Deadline: Aug. 8. Complete information: www.armsaroundbainbridge.com.

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

Sound of Music: Join a special sing-along version of the 1965 Julie Andrews classic “The Sound of Music” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. There’ll be a special appearance by Charmian Carr, a.k.a. “Liesl.” Admission: $12. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

Monday 11

MENTAL ILLNESS HELP: On the second Monday evening of each month the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill sponsors a monthly support group from 7-8:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Family members and friends of people who suffer from mental illness are invited to attend. Info: call Jane Cartmell at 898-6092 or Joan Pearson at 842-5324.

Tuesday 12

Dino Dig: Join Guy Sidora at Kidimu from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 12-15 to dig into the world of dinosaurs in this adventurous camp! This camp will approach the world of dinosaurs in a fun and theatrical way, including dinosaur games, creations, activities, and movement. Cost: $125 members, $145 non-members. Information: 855-4650.

Roaring Dino: On Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m., come to Kidimu to make a special prehistoric creature which comes to life with each roar. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. Included with all-day admission or membership. Call to reserve a spot. Space limited. Info: 855-4650.

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, City Hall to discuss proposed changes to the Land Use Code. This meeting will specifically address “uses” and “districts”; available for review at www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us/land_use_code_update.

Coming Up

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.

Ice-Cream Making: What’s better than ice cream? Churning it yourself. Meet Dana Gargus at Kidimu at 11:30 a.m. August 14 for expert advice and a special hands-on presentation. Included with all-day admission or membership. Call to reserve. Info: 855-4650.

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: www.bifriends.org.

Golf Scramble: 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. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or www.bainbridgechamber.com.

Genealogy:The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 in the Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room for a workshop focusing on researching the ‘black sheep’ of your family. Mentors are available for beginners or for those researching other areas. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs or 842-6059.

Minimu Sing-Along: Young music fans are invited to the Kids Discovery Museum at 10:45 August 15 for a melodic adventure.th Linda Slater, Kindermusik educator and KiDiMu summer camp instructor. Be ready to wiggle and giggle. Minimu programs are created especially with the youngest museum visitors in mind. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

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.

Painting Horses: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 16 to capture the beauty of the majestic creatures and learn the basics of professional painting techniques. The introductory class will be the first one in a series designed especially for beginner artists by award-winning watercolor painter Michele Soderstrom. Recommended ages: 7-10. Members: $30 per class, Non-members: $35 per class (all materials included). Registration and info: 855-4650 and www.kidimu.org.Island Theatre: See an Island Theatre reading of Craig Wright’s “Recent Tragic Events” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: 842-4162.

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: www.littleandlewis.com.

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. Info: 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.

Turtle Shaker: Come at 11:30 Aug. 19 to get ready for Kidimu’s Saturday concert with this week’s fun musical project. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. Included with all-day admission or membership. Info: 855-4650.

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. Open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: www.fieldsend.org or 842-4162.

Adult Children of Elders: The next meeting of ACE, Adult Children of Elders, will be on Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. There will be no specific topic but all may share their situation and worries and get some help. Info: Beulah Downing MSW, 780-8008.

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 Dept., 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 www.islandwood.org.

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: Georgia@biparks.org or www.biparks.org/programs/specialevents.php.

Sound Detectives: Meet us at the Kids Discovery Museum at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 21 for a hands-on activity examining different aspects of sound. Join us for a sound scavenger hunt, experiment and explore! Activity presented by the KiDiMu staff and volunteers. Recommended ages: 5 and up. Included with all-day admission or membership. Call to reserve a spot. Space is limited. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Blood Drive: Puget Sound Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 12-3 p.m. and 3:45-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. Alternatively, one may donate from 12-3 p.m. and 3:45-6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the American Legion Hall. Info: Greg Supancheck, 1-888-475-5275 or gregs@psbc.org.

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.

Tribal Art: From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23, George Sterling will publicly display his private art collection from Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia, and native America for the first time. Funds raised will benefit the Mongolian Quilt Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Quilt Center offers unemployed and low-income women the opportunity to learn quilting to earn money. The center also will offer classes in health and nutrition and low cost or free legal assistance. The opening celebration is from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22, and, along with the showing, it will take place at Yonder, 15710 Euclid Ave. Cost: $100 for opening, $10 for adults at the showing. Info: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 842-5601.

Stephen Cohen: Here comes the band! Join in and celebrate the art of music and sound at the Kids Discovery Museum at 2 p.m. Aug. 23! Meet an award-winning songwriter, guitarist and composer Stephen Cohen for an interactive performance perfect for the whole family. The artist will perform songs from his critically acclaimed children’s album Here Comes the Band. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

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.

Kidimu Pinwheel: Join us at the Kids Discovery Museum at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26 for the last Tuesday craft presentation this summer. Create a craft which might come in handy in September… This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. All ages welcome. Included with all-day admission or membership. Call to reserve a spot. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Estate Planning: The Bainbridge Public Library presents “Basic Estate Planning for Modest Estates” from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library. This is the second in a series of six free programs. Info: 842-4162.

Kidimu Thursdays: On the last Thursday of each month you can enjoy all the fun of the Kids Discovery Museum for a whole 60 minutes longer than usual! From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. August 28, explore Blue Man Group – Making Waves and Dino Dig exhibits before they leave on September 1. At 10: 30 a.m. join educator Linda Slater for a free demonstrational music and movement class. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Susan Wiggs: Bainbridge fave Susan Wiggs will launch her latest novel, “Juswt 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.

Popsicle Party: Celebrate the end of another summer of reading with a cool treat in the garden behind the library. Meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Bubble Festival: Get “blown away”! On August 30 at 11 a.m., celebrate the end of the summer season at KiDiMu with award-winning children’s performer Garry Golightly and his magic. Bring the whole family to enjoy his fun and interactive one-man bubble festival. After the show experiment with bubble and face painting, and make a rain stick in the Art Studio. All ages welcome. Included with all-day admission or membership. Plan ahead for parking as space is limited. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Kidimu Exhibits: August 30 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. is your last chance to explore one of the most popular traveling children’s exhibits featuring sound and music, and to enjoy outdoor fun with the dinosaur excavation site. Art Studio presents bubble and face painting, and rain stick project. All-day admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children 12 months old or younger. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Family to Family: The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders. Weekly classes, which begin Sept. 2 at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church Education Center, 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo. Classes, which run 7-9:30 p.m., are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. Contact: Co-teachers Jim Decker, (360) 779-4291 and Jane Cartmell, (206) 898-6092.

Boating Class: “Introduction To Boating” starts September 3 at Martha & Mary (19160 Front St NE) in Poulsbo. The first class will start at 6:30 p.m., but the remaining classes will run from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks. Info: http://www.usps.org/localusps/agatepass/ or contact Marty Schwartz at apsnps@yahoo.com or (360) 697-5008. Pre-registration is not required but it is requested.

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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