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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.

Farmers’ Market: National Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 3-9, as proclaimed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Gov. Christine Gregoire. So visit our very own Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 and every Saturday at the green near City Hall, for hot coffee, pastries, bread, and local food and goods. Info:

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

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:

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,, 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:

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

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

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:

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 Tom Hanks in “Big” 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 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 All proceeds from this year’s event benefit go to islander Kristi Rudolph. Deadline: Aug. 8. Complete information:

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:

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. Information:

Monday 11

MENTAL ILLNESS Support: From 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and the second Monday evening of each month, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill sponsors a support group at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Family members and friends of people who suffer from mental illness are invited to attend. Contact: Jane Cartmell, (206) 898-6092 or Joan Pearson, 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. This adventurous 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. Info: 855-4650.

Vacation Bible School: Children ages 5 through grade 6 are welcome to enjoy a week of fun at Island Church’s Outrigger Island VBS from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 12-22. Hear Bible stories, make cool crafts, move to music and eat some fun snacks at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive. Receive your music CD when you register - $20/child or $35/family. Info: 842-4288 or 

The Intelligent Body: From 10:45-11:45 a.m. Aug. 12, bring your curiosity and intelligent body to the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. Led by Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Charlene Moore. Info: 842-1616.

Roaring Dino: On Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m., come to Kidimu to make a special prehistoric creature that 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

Wednesday 13

Fantasy Readers: At 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, Paul Hanson presents favorite science fiction and fantasy books that cross over from the middle reader to adult sections of our store and are appropriate for readers ages eight and 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.

Thursday 14

Gallery Tour: On Aug. 14, join Victoria Josslin for a visit to Seattle art galleries. On the ferry, Victoria talks about exhibitions in the area, and introduces the galleries that we’ll be visiting. Many of the galleries provide us with our own private introduction to their shows. Wear your walking shoes! Tuition: $10. Info and signups: 842-3132.

Pirate Fun: Join us at Eagle Harbor Books at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 as Andrew Maiers and Brinn and Jan Healy combine forces to present a rollicking program of pirate stories and humor. Wear your pirate outfit. Avast ye mateys!

Ice-Cream Making: What’s better than ice cream? Churning it yourself. Meet Dana Gargus at Kidimu at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 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:

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

Friday 15

Genealogy:The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library for a workshop focusing on researching the “black sheep” of your family. Mentors are available. Info: or 842-6059.

Minimu Sing-Along: Young music fans are invited to the Kids Discovery Museum at 10:45 Aug.15 for a melodic adventure with 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

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.

Fashion and Tea: At 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Senior Center, marvelous models will show off beautiful garments from the BISCC Thrift Shop.  Bargain priced clothing for all seasons is available for purchase.  A delicious traditional tea and goodies will be served after the show. Cost: $3 donation.

Coming Up

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:

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 watercolor painter Michele Soderstrom. Recommended ages: 7-10. Members: $30 per class. Non-members: $35. Registration and info: 855-4650 and

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.

Oldtimers’ Picnic: Everyone in Eagledale is invited to attend the Eagledale Oldtimers’ Picnic on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be at Eagledale Park on Rose Ave. Bring your favorite dish to share and stories to tell. We look forward to seeing you. Information: Vicki Jacobsen, 842-6251.

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. Information:

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. Information:

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: or 842-4162.

Aging Well: Join the Aging Well Coffee Hour at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 in the Kallgren Room of the Senior Center. The speaker for August is Denise Hughes from Kitsap County Mental Health Services, who will speak about depression and be available to answer questions.

Warriors Fans: Eagle Harbor Books will hold a book group for fans of Erin Hunter’s The Warriors series at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Join us for trivia, giveaways and sneak previews as well as discussion.

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

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

Boardwalk Crafts: Back by popular demand! Come to Eagle Harbor Books at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 for crafts with Pegge on the boardwalk. Participants aged 3 and up will complete and take home a special project.

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

Senior Softball: On Aug. 22, bring your pom-poms and cowbells to Rotary Field! If you need a ride to the field, email Eileen at

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.

Olympic Musical Festival: Come to the Olympic Musical Festival at the Bainbridge Commons on Aug. 23. Hear Turina’s Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67, Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat, Op.1, No. 1. Cost: $45.

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

Luau: Come to Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 23 for an evening of traditional Hawaiian food, music and storytelling with Hawaiian entertainer Keale. His heartwarming music is loved and appreciated by adults and children in Hawaii. Info: 842-4288 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.

Super Suppers: Do you find yourself dining alone, but wished you had company? Would you like to meet some of your neighbors? Is the money tight towards the end of the month? Come to Super Suppers Aug. 25-29 at Eagle Harbor Church for wonderful meals.

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

Boardwalk art: Kids ages 8-12, join Eagle Harbor Books at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 for art on the boardwalk with Pegge Ashcroft and prepare to get slightly messy! All materials will be supplied.

Ice Cream Social: From 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27, bring the grandkids, family, friends and neighbors for a good old fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Bainbridge Commons.  We’ll have sundaes, root beer floats and banana splits.  If the weather cooperates, we’ll gather on the back patio. Cost: $3 adults, $1.40 children under 13.

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.

School Stories: At 10 a.m. Aug. 28, author and storyteller George Shannon returns to Eagle Harbor Books with back to school stories for children 3 and up.

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.

Blood Drive: Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a final Bainbridge blood drive at St. Cecilia’s Church from 12-6 p.m. Sept. 3. Meet in Conger Hall. Info:

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:

Historic Bainbridge: Reid Hansen takes you down memory lane on Sept. 5.  As you see it today, he will have pictures and stories as it was “back then.”  A stop at Fay Bainbridge State Park for a box lunch (price included in the cost).  Don’t miss this.  Last year we did two trips because of the waiting list, so sign up early. Cost: $25 (includes lunch).

T’ai Chi: Come to the Senior Center from 10:15-11 a.m. Wednesday mornings Sept. 10-Oct. 29 to learn the 20 easy moves from instructor and long time practitioner, Donna Moore. Sign-up deadline: Sept. 3. Cost: $30. Info: 842-1616.

Scenic Drive: On Sept. 10, the Senior Center offers a leisurely drive through the forests of Mount Rainier to Paradise. Stop at several viewpoints along the way for photos. An optional 1.2 mile hike at Paradise is available after lunch on your own. You can dine in the restored Lodge, at the Henry M. Jackson visitor center, or brown bag it. Cost: $34. Info: 842-1616.

Hot Springs: On Oct. 7, we at the Senior Center are bringing back this popular trip to Sol Duc Hot Springs. Enjoy the great views, the hot springs and an optional hike to the waterfalls. There is a deli or bring your own lunch.  Bring your Golden Pass, if you have one. Be sure to bring a water bottle and a bathing suit. Cost: $38 (includes entrance to the spa). Info: 842-1616.

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