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Aging Well: Join the Aging Well Coffee Hour at 9 a.m.

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Aging Well: Join the Aging Well Coffee Hour at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 in the Kallgren Room of the Senior Center. Denise Hughes from Kitsap County Mental Health Services will speak about depression and be available to answer questions. Info: 842-1616.

Warriors Fans: Eagle Harbor Book Co. will hold a book group for fans of Erin Hunter’s “The Warriors” series at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

City Council: The City Council will hold a special meeting from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 20 in Council Chambers, City Hall for a workshop on the 2009 – 2010 Capital Facilities Plan. Additional agenda items include Resolution 2008-23, Expansion of Winslow Sewer Service Area and Granting Sewer Service, Fort Ward Hill Realignment Project Acceptance and Final Change Order, 2007 Storm Event, Misc. Repairs Project Acceptance, Professional Services Agreement Amendment for the Reservoir Safety Upgrade, and SR 305 Lift Station Modification Project. The Council will also consider the appointment of Kathy Cook as Director of Planning and Community Development. Info: Roz Lassoff, City Clerk, rlassoff@ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us or visit www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.

Capital Facilities Plan Workshop: The Special meeting of the City Council will include a Workshop on the 2009-2014 Capital Facilities Plan, with the goal of reaching agreement on the projects and sources of funding for the city’s 2009-2014 Capital Facilities Plan. A second reading and public hearing on the Plan are scheduled for Nov. 12. The Workshop is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 20 at Council Chambers, City Hall. Info: Roz Lassoff, City Clerk, 780-8624.

Adult Children of Elders: The next meeting of Adult Children of Elders will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. No specific topic, just a chance to share your situation and worries and get some help. Info: Beulah Downing, 780-8008.

Ferry Farm Stand: Pick up some locally-grown veggies right at the ferry terminal! From 4:20 pm to 6:20 p.m. every Wednesday, the Ferry Farm Stand offers produce from several local farms in convenient $5 bags. Tomatoes, corn, potatoes, basil, berries and more! Located between the ferry terminal and the buses. Sponsored by Sound Food; information at www.soundfood.org.

Grandparents’ Adventure: Take a Grand Adventure with your grandchild. On Aug. 20, travel to Point Defiance Park. We’ll add a craft, some time to play and enjoy a picnic lunch and ice cream. Cost: $40/pair, includes transportation, admissions and activities. A child’s counselor will accompany the group with games, activities and a keepsake craft. For adventurers age 6 and older. 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 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. Cost: $20. Space limited; RSVP at 855-4300 or www.islandwood.org.

Concerts in the Park: 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.

Thursday 21

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 ages 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. Recommended ages: 5 and up. Included with all-day admission or membership. Call to reserve a spot; space is limited. Info: 855-4650.

Friday 22

Senior Softball: On Aug. 22, bring your pom-poms and cowbells for Senior Softball at Rotary Field! Transportation/info: email eileen@biseniorcenter.org.

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

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

music at the Market: This Friday’s featured musician at the free “Music at the Market” concert is Hollin Gammage from Atlanta, Ga. She’ll play, “Southern acoustica with a little electric kick” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 on the deck above the flower shop at T&C. Information: www.musiccommunityresources.com/T&C.htm.

Pegasus Tunes: Christopher Brant Anderson, www.myspace.com/christopherbrantanderson, plays at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Saturday 23

Great Cross Sound RAce: Join Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing & Paddling Club for the annual Great Cross Sound Race at 9 a.m. Aug. 23. This race is open to all human powered boats. Mass start; 7.6 mile course begins and ends at the Alki swimming Beach, proceeds west towards and around Blakely Rocks off of Bainbridge Island, then south to the Decatur Reef Buoy, then back east to Alki Beach. Mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 a.m. Directions/info: www.soundrowers.org.

Farmers Market: Fresh, local, corn is at the Bainbridge Farmers Market, so bring an extra bag! And if you haven’t tried heirloom tomatoes, fresh from the farm, now is your chance. Different varieties are available and these are tomatoes as they’re supposed to taste. Beans, potatoes, onions and peppers and squash are in abundance as well as the usual greens and flowers. And if you’ve got visitors in town, the craft booths are perfrct. The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 and every Saturday at the green by City Hall. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

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. Cost: $10 for adults. Info: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 842-5601.

Here comes the Band: Celebrate the art of music and sound at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Kids Discovery Museum. Award-winning songwriter, guitarist and composer Stephen Cohen will give an interactive performance of songs from his critically acclaimed children’s album “Here Comes the Band.” Perfect for the whole family. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Tango Workshop: Educated Feet presents an Argentine tango workshop from 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 23 at Island Fitness, 190 Nadison Ave. Geared toward beginning to intermediate level dancers. Pre-registration necessary; minimum number required. Registration: 842-5720.

Rolling Bay 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. Information: 842-4288 or www.islandchurch.org.

New to Bainbridge Group: Looking to make new friends and have fun on Bainbridge? A “New to Bainbridge Island” group was recently formed and will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Pegasus Coffee House. Information: http://groups.google.com/group/new-to-bainbridge-island or email newtobainbridgeisland@gmail.com.

Movies in the Park: Catch the Bainbridge Downtown Association’s showing of “The Wizard of Oz” at 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Waterfront Park. The evening starts with entertainment and themed costume and trivia contests with prizes. Arrive at 8:30 p.m. with your favorite lawn chair or blanket. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Sunday 24

Pegasus Tunes: Enjoy a special Sunday afternoon matinee concert with The Blackberry Bushes, playing bluegrass/indie/acoustic strings at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

St. Cecilia Recital: As part of preparations for the St. Cecilia Festival, St. Cecilia Catholic Church will present a recital series culminating in the May 2011 performance of “Magnificate” by Patrick Stoyanovich. The next recital is at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Recommended donation: $10/$5. Info: 842-3594 or through the St. Cecilia Festival artistic director Elizabeth Stoyanovich, metrocitymusic@qwest.net.

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. Information: 842-2773.

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Information: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

Monday 25

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. Call 842-4657 for times and information.

Tuesday 26

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. 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 Septembe. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. All ages welcome. Reserve a spot: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

Coming Up

Boardwalk art: Kids ages 8-12, join Pegge Ashcroft at Eagle Harbor Book Co. at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 for art on the boardwalk. Prepare to get slightly messy! All materials will be supplied. Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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. Info: 842-1616.

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

School Stories: At 10 a.m. Aug. 28, author and storyteller George Shannon returns to Eagle Harbor Book Co. with a selection of back-to-school stories for children ages 3 and up. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

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