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Farmers Market: Get fresh tuna with local fisherman Paul Svornich. 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. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
Property Assessments: Kitsap County Assessor Jim Avery will discuss how property assessments are made at an information session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Commons. Hosted by Rep. Christine Rolfes and City Council member Debbie Vancil. Information on appeals of property tax assessments will also be available. Info: John Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Writers: Start the school year off with a fun way to pull out those pencils and paper. Kids ages 8 to 11 are invited to come to the Boys & Girls Club to learn how to create a fantasy story from 1-3 p.m. Sept 6 at the Boys & Girls Club. Cost: $10 club members, $20 non-members. Register: 855-8486 or email@example.com.
Democrats’ Open: You are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Bainbridge Campaign Office, 23rd Legislative District Democrats, 937 Hildebrand Lane. Refreshments provided.Info: 842-1872
Art Talk: Sharon Strauss of Bainbridge island and Karin Schminke of Seattle will hold a conversation about their work at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Also on display at the gallery is Amy Roberts, who made the grand doors to the BI Public Library. Info: www.bacart.org.
The EDGE: Edge Improv will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets: $15/$10, at 842-8569. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
PEGASUS TUNES: Original compositions by Trevor Larkin, www.myspace.com/trevorlarkin, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.
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. Information: 842-3622.
Island School Dedication: At 2 p.m. Sept. 7, the Island School will dedicate its new Webster Hall, named in honor of the many years of generosity and support from Holt and Kate Webster. The dedication program will be followed with time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Parking is available across the street at Sage.
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. Information: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.
Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Information: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
Rupa: Rupa, the front-woman and composer for rising global pop band Rupa & the April Fishes, will be playing a unique intimate performance in duo with Polish cellist Pawel Walerowksi at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Mud Puddle Cafe. Cost: $5. Info: 780-8844.
Swim Club: With a new season starting Sept. 8, Bainbridge Island Swim Club welcomes prospective new swimmers to the team. Info: Coach Bob Miller, 842-2303 or stop by to ask for a tryout. BISC currently has 90 swimmers between the ages of 6 and 18.
Chorale’s Back: The Bainbridge Chorale board of trustees invites new and returning members and a guest to a welcome/registration/orientation/thank-you buffet dinner from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8. New member vocal assessments will be schedule for times prior to the dinner; call 780-CHOR or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Garden Club: Bainbridge Island Garden Club will have its first meeting this fall at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at First Baptist Church, corner of SR 305 and Madison Avenue. At 11:15 a.m., Bobby Morgan of the Natural Landscape Project will discuss “The Environment via Natural Lawn & Garden Care.” Visitors welcome. Info: 780-1314.
Parkinson’s Support: The Young at Heart Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Firehall on Phelps Road. Veronique Enose with the Michael J. Fox Foundation will be the guest speaker. Info: email@example.com.
Ethics Board: The Ethics Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Council Conference Room, City Hal. Agenda includes public comments; board development: “Wiki” approach to gathering public input to ethics program revision; request for Advisory Opinion AO 2008-01; request for Advisory Opinion AO-2008-02; biennial Budget and work plan; City Council Training Sept. 24; review of recommendations for short-term changes to ethics program; discussion regarding expanding “covered persons” in the ethics code to include department heads and other nonunion employees; discussion regarding city policy and the submission and signature on op-ed letters; and Ethics Board retreat. Info: 842-2545.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-0124.
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 longtime practitioner, Donna Moore. Sign up by 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. Cost: $34. Info: 842-1616.
LWV: The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will hold its Bainbridge unit meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at a member’s home. Topics will include 2008 lobbying accomplishments and a preview of the coming year. Public welcome. Directions: 842-3548.
BIRW: Bainbridge Island Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 for a luncheon at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Republican women and men in the community are invited to attend. Speakers will be Mark Lowe, candidate for State Representative, and Connie Lord, candidate for State Senate of the 23rd District. Cost: $18. Reservations and information: 842-0900 or mbs45@yahoo. com.
VIP: Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge Island will meet from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Al Hedstrom of Silverdale’s Lions Club will discuss what the club is doing to help those with vision and hearing loss. Information/ transportation: 842-3551.
Photo Club: The public is invited to the next regular meeting of the Bainbridge Island Photo Club, at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Commons. Digital images and large prints will be judged and critiqued. Learn about the upcoming digital imaging course using Adobe Photo Elements software. Info: www.biphotoclub.org or 842-2037.
Theta Healing: Learn about Theta Healing. A free introduction will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Virginia Villa Apartments community room, 200 High School Rd. The basic course will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 and 1-8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Winslow Arms Apartments, 220 Parfitt Way. Fee: $300 by Sept. 3; $350 after Sept. 3. Information: 842-8662 or email@example.com.
Audubon: Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Poulsbo Library, Lower Level. Local watercolor artist and photographer Crain Johnson and writer Joy Johnson will present. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org.
Women singers wanted: Join a community chorus to perform in a benefit concert Sept. 28th. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Info: 855-0671.
Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: www.bifriends.org.
Arts auction: This year’s Auction for the Arts will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at Wing Point Country Club. The annual benefit includes dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and dessert. It 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 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Ken Sellen: Longtime Islander Ken Sellen has created a group of portraits, showing at Grace Church starting Sept. 14 with a 10:30 a.m.-noon reception, that document some of Bainbridge Island’s familiar faces.Titled, “People I Know,” this exhibit reminds us of the significance of our shared community and the way art can connect us. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-noon.
PET PHOTO CONTEST: PAWS of Bainbridge Island will hold its third annual “Picture Your Pet” photo contest 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 www.pawsbainbridge.org or by calling 842-2451.
‘Mattress’ Tryouts: Bainbridge Performing Arts will hold auditions for Broadway musical “Once Upon a Mattress” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
FIELD’S END: Poet and writer Carolyne Wright discusses the topic “How to Move from Poetry to Prose (and Back Again)?” on Sept. 16, at the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. Free. Open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: www.fieldsend.org or 842-4162.
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. 16 and is designed and led by Ann Strickland. Cost: $125. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Lunch: The next Chamber of Commerce lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Topic: “State of Our Schools” with keynote speaker new district Supt. Faith Chapel. The talk will be preceded by a panel of local education professionals. Cost: $15. RSVP and info: 842-3700.
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 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org 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 email@example.com or call 842-0472. Prepare a song (musical theater preferred, no pop or acapella) and bring piano music in your key. Info: www.ovationmtb.com.
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 the tour. Reservations required; $5 for the tour and $25 for tour and dinner. Space is limited. Dress for the weather. Transportation provided by Kitsap Transit. Info and reservation: Sustainable Bainbridge, 842-4439.
Oliver! Auditions: Ovation! Musical Theatre will hold auditions for the musical “Oliver!” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 at the Bainbridge Commons. Audition appointment is required; mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 842-0472 to schedule an audition appointment. All parts are open. Info, including parts and vocal ranges: www.ovationmtb.com.
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: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
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 the Bainbridge Public Library. Ticket holders are invited to bring an antique or collectible object for a verbal, general market evaluation. Includes 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 http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/SecondStage.html or call 842-8578.
Hot Springs: On Oct. 7, the Senior Center brings 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.