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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.

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

Wednesday 27

Spa Day Benefit: Get some pampering while you support an Island family. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27, Stellar Skin and Chris Kelly will host a spa day benefit for Alyssa Chamberlin, injured in a bicycle accident earlier this month. You’ll have six 15-minute services to choose from including brow shaping, spray tan, bikini wax, polish, tropical foot soak or chair massage, with a donation of $25 or more per service. We’re located at 241A Ericksen Ave., next to the Bainbridge Historical Museum. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to help Alyssa and her family. Appointments: 780-2381.

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:

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.

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 Sound Food 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. Info:

Weed Warriors: All are invited to a Weed Warrior planning meeting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Viking Bank on Hildebrand Ave. No brawn work involved – just brainwork! If you have an item for the agenda, or an event or work site to promote, call Jeannette: 855-0911.

City Council: The City Council will meet from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda items include re-appointments of Michael Piraino and Susan Buckles to the Ethics Board; Second Reading and Public Comment on Ord. 08-25, 2008 Limited Tax General Obligation Bond for Multiple Capital Projects; and Interlocal Agreement with Kitsap County regarding revisions to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. Info: Roz Lassoff, city clerk, 780-8624 or

Thursday 28

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, island author and delightful storyteller George Shannon returns to Eagle Harbor Book Co. with a selection of back-to-school stories for children ages 3 and up. Information:

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. Aug. 28, explore Blue Man Group – Making Waves and Dino Dig exhibits before they leave on Sept. 1. At 10:30 a.m. join educator Linda Slater for a free demonstrational music and movement class. Information: 855-4650 or

SCHOOL BOARD: Bainbridge Island School District’s board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Woodward Middle School Library on Sportsman Club Road. Items to be discussed include the Master Plan Phase II, academic test results for 2008 and the communications plan for the 2008-09 school year.

After Hours: Chamber of Commerce After Hours will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Blue Ocean Café, 360 Knechtel Way (by the Meridian Condos). Enjoy the new facility, nosh food and beverage and network with business friends and associates. No reservations, free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.

Planning Comm: The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at City Hall. Agenda items include a review of new and old business and a study session on affordable housing. Info: 842-2552.

Susan Wiggs: Bainbridge fave Susan Wiggs will launch her latest novel, “Just 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, Calif., simply by reading “Just Breathe.” Information: or

Bluefish Tango: Bainbridge Island’s own Bluefish Tango will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club in Bremerton. The show will include a short lesson. This is a great opportunity to listen to some of the best tango music by Astor Piazzolla, and to watch some incredible tango dancing by Julio and Mirabai, who are professional dancers and instructors from Buenos Aires staying in Indianola for a month.

Friday 29

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.

Music at the market: From 5-7 p.m. Aug. 29, the featured musician at T&C’s final event in this music series is Eddie Williams. For more information on the artist, see aspx?ArtistID=86.

saturday 30

Farmers Market: Tuna returns to the market Aug. 30 with local fisherman Paul Svomich. Also, come find your favorite crafts, produce, berries, flowers, coffee, and music. Keep in mind that the annual Zucchini Races are coming on Sept. 13!

Bubble Festival: Get “blown away”! At 11 a.m. Aug. 30, 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: Aug. 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.

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers: At 7:30 Aug. 30, the Island Gallery presents the fifth concert in its new Summer Jazz Series with a performance by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. Fiddling phenomenon Ranger Sciacca fronts this sizzling hot fivesome of violin, mandolin, bass, percussion and rhythm guitar as they play their award-winning originals, swing standards, and traditional Gypsy tunes. Cost: $20 adults, $10 students/seniors.

sunday 31

Operation Filmmaker: Celluloid Bainbridge presents a special free screening of, “Operation Filmmaker” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. The film will be followed by a Q & A with documentary filmmakers Lucy Ostrander, John Jeffcoat, and John Sinno on the challenges of documentary filmmaking. Free. Info: Kathleen Thorne, dthorne@ix.netcom com or 842-0985.

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Family to Family: The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders. Classes begin Sept. 2 at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church Education Center, 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo. Classes run 7-9:30 p.m. Contact: Co-teachers Jim Decker, (360) 779-4291 and Jane Cartmell, (206) 898-6092.

Coming Up

BSO Auditions: On Sept. 3, Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Classical Music Program will hold auditions for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. Strings, woodwinds, brass players and percussionists are encouraged to apply. Info and scheduling: call 855-9774 or email Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Manager at Submit name, phone number, instrument, mailing address and email address to receive an audition form.

Cafe Magpie: Get together with other women at the Senior Center to relax and chat from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 3. Bring a friend along or just plan to make new friends over coffee and goodies.

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

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). Call Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 842 6087.

The EDGE: Edge Improv will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets: $15/$10, at 842-8569. Info:

Blessing of Students: On Sept. 7, we will be blessing all students and teachers from the community at our 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Seabold United Methodist Church, 894 Seabold Church Rd. Please join us to receive a blessing. Info: 842-3622.

First Sundays Concert: The John Hansen Jazz Quartet will perform at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bainbridge Commons. John Hansen is regarded as one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in the Northwest. He will be performing with Alexy Nikolaev on tenor saxophone, Jon Hamar on bass and Phil Parisot on drums. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info:

Swim Club: With a new season starting Sept. 8, Bainbridge Island Swim Club welcomes prospective new swimmers to the team. Please contact Coach Bob Miller at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center at 842-2303 or stop by to ask for a tryout. BISC currently has 90 swimmers between the ages of 6 and 18.

Bainbridge Chorale: The chorale will hold new member vocal assessments on Sept. 8. Call 780-CHOR or email to schedule an appointment.

BIYO Auditions: The Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra will hold auditions from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Island Music Guild Hall. String players in grades 3-12 and high school wind players are invited to audition. Rehearsals are on Mondays with concerts in the fall and spring. To audition, contact Priscilla Jones: or 842-0124. Info:

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 bySept. 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. Cost: $34. Info: 842-1616.

Taste of Lynnwood: Taste of Lynwood, a free family-oriented event, will be from 12-6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lynwood Center. This block party will feature food selections from every local restaurant in Lynwood Center, live music, children’s fun fair, a wine and beer garden and vendor booths featuring local arts, crafts and services. Mini massages and skin consultations, performances by student musicians, and a live musical performance on the patio at Edna’s will also be featured. Request vendor booth applications at or at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. Info: contact Maggi Gruber, Event Coordinator, at (206) 658-3333 or

Arts auction: This year’s Auction for the Arts will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13 from at Wing Point Country Club. The annual benefit, including dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and dessert, supports four nonprofit cultural organizations: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Chorale, and Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. Info: Susan Sivitz, 842-4560.

Dance Faculty Showcase: On Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m., Bainbridge Dance Center presents its second Fall Faculty Showcase at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The diverse and entertaining production features choreography and performance by BDC faculty as well as companies they direct. Tickets, $18/$10, at

‘Mattress’ Tryouts: Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to hold auditions for Once Upon a Mattress from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. This beloved Broadway Musical. Info:

Chamber Lunch: The next Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Topic: “State of Our Schools” with keynote speaker Faith Chapel, new school superintendent. The talk will be preceded by a small panel of other local education professionals. Cost: $15. RSVP and info: 842-3700.

PET PHOTO CONTEST: PAWS of Bainbridge Island will hold the third annual “Picture Your Pet” photo contest on Sept. 20, in conjunction with Town & Country’s annual mustard tasting and hot dog barbecue benefit for PAWS. Deadline for entries is Sept. 15. Rules and forms are at or by calling 842-2451.

Music All Around: Parents (or caregivers) and their children (1-3 year-olds) can learn songs and rhymes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere every Tuesday from 11-11:30 a.m. at Grace Church. We’ll sit together in a circle singing, clapping and moving to old and new favorites like Little Liza Jane, Peace Like a River and Three Little Birds. The 10-week session begins Sept. 16th and is designed and led by Ann Strickland. Cost: $125. Info:

Night in Cuba: Bainbridge Travel presents A Night in Cuba – a festive evening with music, food, and dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The evening’s enticements include the nine-piece Salsa band Trombanga and Salsa lessons provided by Sheila Phillips. Tickets, $30, are at or 842-8569.

Oliver! Auditions: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will hold auditions for the musical “Oliver!” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bainbridge Commons. An appointment is required. Email or call 842-0472. Prepare a song (musical theatre preferred, no pop or a capella) and bring piano music in your key. Info:

Edible Garden Tour: Visit three Bainbridge Island “gardens with a purpose” from noon-3 p.m. Sept. 20. Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge, BI Watershed Council and Natural Landscapes Project. Optional farm dinner at Manzanita Creek Farm will follow. Reservations required; $5, or $25.00 for tour and dinner. Space is limited. Dress for the weather. Transportation provided by Kitsap Transit. Info and reservation: Sustainable Bainbridge, 842-4439.

Hail and Reign: Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to host the world premiere of “Hail and Reign,” a new musical by writer Colin Speer Crowley and Bainbridge Island composer Paul Lewis. Performances are Sept. 25-28, at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat and 3 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Steven Fogell. Tickets, $18/$15, are at 842-8569. Info:

Antique Affair: The Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique presents “An Antique Affair,” an antique and collectible evaluation event from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at teh Bainbridge Public Library. Ticket holders are invited to bring an antique or collectible object for a verbal, general market evaluation and enjoy an afternon of informative commentary by certified appraiser Kathleen Victor. Tickets, $15, are available at Bargain Boutique, 572 Winslow Way. Info: 842-5567.

Cabaret Singing: Starting Oct. 6, Judi Roth leads students aged 18 and over in “Rainbow Room” West: Female Songbirds with Style! Students will be encouraged and supported to discover their voice through song, and style a song with spirit in this introductory class. Download the Adult Class registration form online at or call 842-8578.

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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