Healing in Nature: IslandWood and the Bloedel Reserve

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

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

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

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

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. to 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

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. Reserve/info: 855-4650.

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

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:

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

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

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: or contact Marty Schwartz at 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:

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