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Parks Foundation: Projects and groups who meet the criteria of the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation will be eligible for the annual grant funding giveaway, scheduled for Oct. 8th. Info/application: www.biparks.org/bi_parks_/bipf.htm, or contact Amy Curran, (206) 579-7252. Applications also available at the Park District office. Deadline: Sept. 27.
Story time: Bring the young ones to story time in September at the Bainbridge Public Library. toddler storytime (18 mos-3 yrs) is Mondays 10:30-11 a.m.; baby storytime: (infants to 18 mos) is Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.; pajama storytime (2-8 yrs) is Thursdays 7-7:30 p.m.; preschool storytime (3-6 yrs) is Wednesdays 10:30-11 a.m. Info: 842-4162.
Revelada: On exhbit through Sept. 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library is “Experience Revelada,” a showcase of work by artists with special needs. Info: 842-4162.
ADVENTURE GUIDES: Join this YMCA-sponsored program to promote bonding between dads and their K-5th grade kids. Individual groups are now meeting; the first major activity of the year, Camp Orkila, is planned for the last weekend of September. Info: www.tyeenation.com or (206) 464-2643.
Ken Sellen: Islander Ken Sellen has created a group of portraits, “People I Know,” that document some of Bainbridge Island’s familiar faces. At Grace Episcopal Church through October, with an opening reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 14. Info: www.gracehere.org.
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. Speakers will be Mark Lowe, candidate for State Representative, and Connie Lord, candidate for State Senate of the 23rd District. Cost: $18. Reserve/info: 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.
Ferry Farm Stand: Pick up some locally-grown veggies right at the ferry terminal. From 4:20 pm to 6:20 pm every Wednesday, the Ferry Farm Stand offers produce from several local farms in convenient $5 bags. Sponsored by Sound Food. Info: www.soundfood.org.
Fire Board: The Board of Commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Station 21 HQ, 8895 Madison Ave. See www.bifd.org.
City Council: The City Council will meet ta 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes Ordinance No. 2008-25, 2008 Limited Tax General Obligation Bond; Ordinances/public hearing, 2009 Comprehsive Plan amendments; and Resolution No. 2008-23 concerning sewer service.
Photo Club: The public is invited to the next 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.
Good Yarn: Join the library knitting and needlework group – bring your work in progress. We look at new knitting books and discuss what we’ve been reading. Meet from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.
Patriot Day: Colin Hyde Post #172 will host a Patriot Day Remembrance service from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Post Hall, 7880 Bucklin Hill Rd. The pubilc is invited for a program; refreshments will follow the service. Info: 842-6839.
Just Connect: A new monthly series of free events for new residents or anyone interested in learning about local businesses, services, volunteer opportunities or networking, “Just Connect” is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Blue Ocean Café, 360 Knechtel Way. Info: 842-3700.
Theta Healing: A free introduction to Theta Healing 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 then 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: $350. Info: 842-8662 or email@example.com.
singers wanted: Women singers wanted for a community chorus to perform in a benefit concert Sept. 28. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Info: 855-0671.
PEGASUS TUNES: Deb Seymour plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.
Enviro Conference: The eighth annual Environmental Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at IslandWood. Following the theme “Positive Energy: How to conserve, produce and use energy efficiently,” the event will include group discussions, speakers and even electric cars. For late registration information, contact Connie Waddington, firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-9483.
Youth Market: The Bainbridge Youth Market gets under way at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 and each Saturday until Oct. 11 in the lot on Madrone Lane above Mora Ice Cream, just steps from the Farmer’s Market. Area youth are invited to sell their arts and crafts, produce, and plants. Adults are invited to bring plant divisions and excess produce – strictly for trade – should they wish to participate in the Youth Market’s Garden Excess Exchange. Inquire/participate: 842-1250.
Farmers Market: September is fresh fish month; get Victor Cramer’s salmon and Paul Svornich’s tuna at the farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 on the green near City Hall. And don’t miss the 23rd annual Zucchini Race; registration runs 10-11 a.m., race starts at noon. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
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.
Bark in the Park: Bring your dog to Battle Point Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 for an afternoon of companionable fun including competitive events and a free agility training seminar. Sponsored by Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound. Info: 842-1015 or www.spiritualenrichmentcenter.org.
Taste lynwood: Experience a slice of authentic island life with the first annual Taste of Lynwood, which runs noon-10 p.m. at Lynwood Center. The fun includes a block party with live music, food and a beer garden; a wine tasting at Walt’s at 7 p.m.; and live music and dancing at Edna’s from 7-10 p.m. Info: 842-3700.
Open Studio: Woodcut artist Gary Groves and furniture maker Robert Spangler will host an Open Studio from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 13 at 8495 Oddfellows Rd. Info: email@example.com.
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. Information: Susan Sivitz, 842-4560.
Dance 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 production features choreography and performance by BDC faculty and companies they direct. Tickets, $18/$10, at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
PEGASUS TUNES: Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.
Saturday Dance: Join Educated Feet for a swing workshop, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd, followed by DJ’d swing, Latin and ballroom until 10:30 p.m. Cost: $5$10. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Information: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com
Picture your pet: Sept. 15 is the entry deadline for the third annual “Picture Your Pet” photo contest to benefit PAWS of Bainbridge Island. Photo display an voting will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 20, in the Town & Country parking lot in conjunction with T&C’s annual mustard tasting and hot dog BBQ to benefit PAWS. Rules, entry forms at www.pawsbainbridge.org.
‘Mattress’ Tryouts: Bainbridge Performing Arts will hold auditions for “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)?” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: www.fieldsend.org.
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.