ONe Book, One Community: As part of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” series, Bainbridge Public Library will exhibit “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 3 following the performance of “Inherit the Wind.” (Part of KRL “One Book, One Community”) Information: 842-4162

Menu for the Future: Care about world hunger, fair trade, organic food or local farms? Join Cedars Universal Unitarian Church and Eagle Harbor Congregational Church for a new course from NW Earth Institute called Menu for the Future. This six-week course will begin Oct. 6 at EHCC and Oct. 9 at Cedars UUC. Registration is ongoing. Cost: $20.00. For EHCC, call Madelyn at 842-5360; for UUC, call Leslie at 855-0881.

Restorative Yoga: Join restorative yoga classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday at the Bainbridge Commons. Through modification of traditional yoga poses by use of “props” and breath work, participants are guided in supported postures that relax and restore. Instructor: Judith Bardsley. Info: 842-1616.

The Big One: Small earthquakes happen every day and go largely unnoticed, but Pacific Northwesterners all remember the “Big One,” the Nisqually earthquake of 2001. Can it happen again? The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display through Dec. 31 at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, demystifies the terrifying power of earthquakes in our region. Info:

Living Library: The Bainbridge Library seeks volunteer “living books” for a Living Library, to be displayed from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. At a Living Library, community members are invited to “check out” a conversation with a person who may seem very different from themselves. Typically, books represent groups or individuals who feel they are the target of stereotyping or misunderstanding or who hold a controversial or little-known viewpoint. To apply, email or phone 842-4162 ext. 9802.

Art Committee: The city’s Public Art Committee is looking for new members. In addition to knowledge of visual arts, the committee is looking for members with experience in technology, contracting, project management, art conservation, architecture, planning, education, community engagement or graphic design. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Program Manager Janice Shaw at before Sept. 30. Additional info:

Speak Japanese: Madrona School is offering community Japanese language classes for children and adults, taught by Madrona School’s accomplished Japanese teacher, Aiko Shimada. Japanese for adults meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays; Japanese for grades 1-8 meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes held at Madrona School’s Finch House, 219 Madison Ave. Cost: $20 per class/$200 for a 12-week series, starting this fall. Info:

Toastmasters: Speak with confidence – join the Bainbridge Island Toastmasters Club in a series of meetings from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Winslow Arms, 220 Parfitt Way. Info about the Thursday meeting: Tim Longley, For the Wednesday meeting: Elena Brenna, (360) 821-9543 or

Young Singers: Bainbridge Chorale’s Young Singers Program has openings for new voices in our youth choirs for grades 2 and up. The program offers fun vocal instruction and performance opportunities. We are also offering a new music exploration class for kindergarten-1st graders. Info: 780-2467.

Music Classes: Island Music Guild’s fall semester of weekly evening classes, offering a variety of Perfomance Ensembles, Music Theory and Music Technology, begins the week of Sept. 21. Info: 780-6911 or visit

Barkitecture: Benefitting PAWS of Bainbridge Island, Barkitecture, first held in 1999, returns bigger and better. The gala dinner/auction features locally designed and built doghouses and fine feline furniture, as well as many silent and live auction items. The event will be held on Oct. 25 at Kiana Lodge. Tickets, $95, are now on sale at

Exploring Childhood: This Bainbridge High School class, taught by Susan Nielsen, operates a preschool two days a week from 1-3 p.m. Sept.-June. Contact: teacher Jeanne Hanson, 780-1394.

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. 8. Info/application:, or contact Amy Curran, (206) 579-7252. Applications are also available at the Park District office. Deadline: Sept. 27.

Storytime: Bring your young ones to story time in October 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 Tuesdays 7-7:30 p.m.; and preschool storytime (3-6 yrs.) is Wednesdays 10:30-11 a.m. Info: 842-4162.

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. Info:

Banned Books Week: Eagle Harbor Books is celebrating Banned Books week from Sept. 27-Oct. 4. Opportunities to support Banned Books Week include purchasing the new FREADOM gift cards; by purchasing and proudly wearing a Banned Books Week bracelet (in adult and child sizes featuring cover art from banned books); and by donning this year’s version of the fabulous FREADOM T-shirt. Info:

October at BAC: BAC’s theme from Oct. 3-Nov. 4 is simply “WORD.” What happens when meaning and look overlap? BAC asked artists to explore this territory between the arbitrary sign and its connection to human experience, and they have responded with philosophy, wit, and just a little silliness. Information:

Kidimu Art: Registration is open at the Kids Discovery Museum for fall classes with award-winning watercolor painter Michele Soderstrom. Students will create equestrian art and learn about skills and tools used by professional artists. Intro class: Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m.; $30 and $35. Advanced series: Oct. 11 and 25, November 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; $90 and $105. Call to register: 855-4650. Info:

Wednesday 1

Under the Sea:Come to the Kids Discovery Museum at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 to join Jan and Ray Peacoe, experienced scuba divers, for stories and photos of ocean fauna and flora. Check out a diver’s outfit and gear and get tips on how to get into underwater adventures and what could possibly happen when you do! Free with admission or membership. Information: 855-4650 or

Classic Books: Kitsap Regional Library’s fiction expert Martha Bayley speaks about some of the greatest works of fiction in “What Makes a Book a ‘Classic’?” To be held at 2 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public library. This continues the KRL “One Book, One Community” series. Information: 842-4162

Mama Mia: It’s “Mama Mia – the singalong version!” Join this benefit screening of the summer hit at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 1 at Bainbridge Cinemas. All profits from this show only will be donated to Helpline House and Hospice of Kitsap County. Please bring a donation of non-perishable food to Helpline if you are able. Cafe at the Pavilion will also donate a percentage of sales to the same charities. Come have fun and help us support these rwo local charities that help so many in our community. Advance tickets availalbe. Info:

City Budget: The public is invited to the mayor’s presentation of the Preliminary 2009-2010 Budget to the City Council and community, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Council Chambers, City Hall. Information: 842-2545 or

Bainbridge Island Democrats: It’s a meet and greet with Leah Julius from the Chris Gregoire Campaign. Come talk about the issues and hear the latest about other local, state and national campaigns from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Dems’ office, 937 Hildebrand between the paint store and Modern Pie. Info: 842-1872 or

ARTS FUNDING: All applicants intending to apply for financial support from the 2009 Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Fund must attend the application and work sample workshop from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Bainbridge High School, Room 302. Applicants may register by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, 842-7901. Applications are only considered from individuals and organizations that have sent their grants writer to the workshop. Deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 30. Additional nformation and registration forms:

Thursday 2

Songwriters Workshop: Peter Spencer will teach an eight-week songwriters’ workshop at the Island Music Guild, beginning Oct. 2. Students will write a new song every week and perform it for the discussion of the class. The focus of discussion will be the combination of melody and lyrics to create a finished artistic whole. A piano will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own guitars. Info: or 780-6911.

Kidimu First Thursday: From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2, enjoy a free-admission day at Kids Discovery Museum. Explore Under the Sea and the new Arthur’s World exhibit based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS show. A series of imaginative environments invite kids to join Arthur and his friends in the Library, at a Backyard Sleepover, in the Read Family Kitchen, and in Mr. Ratburn’s Classroom. Arts and crafts available all day in the Art Studio. Info: 855-4650.

Book Sale: Come to the Friends of the Library sale from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2. Info:

Quilt Guild: The Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and the first Thursday of each month at the Wyatt House. Quilters of all levels are welcome. Info: 842-7358.

Evening Healing Prayer: Enjoy a quiet service blending song, prayer and ritual to invite a healing presence. The next service is at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Grace Episcopal Church. Info:

Friday 3

Arthur Story Time: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 for a special reading adventure. Listen to stories about Arthur and his friends and learn about the world created by Marc Brown through activities and hands-on exhibits. Info: 855-4650 or

Printmaking: From Oct. 3-Nov. 1, the annual invitational printmaking exhibition returns to Roby-King Galleris. Monotypes, lino-cuts, etchings,and reductive wood cuts all original printmaking techniques. The first Friday reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Artists include Anne Belov, Lynn Brofsky, Ruth Hesse, Trish Hurley, Peter Juvonen, Stephen MacFarlane, Keith Mallet, Patty Rogers, Robert Schlegel, and Helene Wilder. Info:

Inherit the Wind: Island Theater presents “Inherit the Wind” in a traveling production of staged readings opening at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bainbridge Public Library, and touring for three weekends through KRL branches. In this drama, a high school teacher is jailed for teaching Darwin’s famous book, “Origin of the Species,” and two of the most famous lawyers in the country are brought in to represent the opposing sides, making this case the trial-of-the-century. Cost: by donation. Info:

PEGASUS TUNES: Appalachia/Americana songwriter Ben Gilmer,, plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Saturday 4

Farmers Market: The final three weeks of the Farmers Market are here. Produce is plentiful including local appples from Sundown Farms. Support your local growers and artists! The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the green near City Hall. Info:

Youth Market: The Bainbridge Youth Market and Garden Exchange runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the lot on Madrone Lane above Mora. Info/participation: 842-1250.

First Saturday Dance: Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley and Charlie Pilzer will perform on Oct. 4 at Island Center Hall. Potluck begins at 6 p.m.; performance with open dancing begins at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Smooth-soled shoes recommended. Cost: $7/$3.50, non-dancing children free. Sponsored by Old Time Nordic Dacers. Info: Jessie, 842-4055.

Swing Fever: Enjoy swing at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Bainbridge Commons. Swing Fever dedicated to the music of the Swing era, has been performing jazz of the 1930s and 1940s for 29 years. Cost: advance tickets $18, tickets at the door $20, youth tickets $10. Advance tickets are available at Glass Onion, Winslow Drug, or by calling the Park District office at 842-2306.

IMG Benefit: At 7 p.m. Oct. 4, the Eagle Harbor Jazz Club presents a benefit concert for Island Music Guild. The Jazz Club has all Bainbridge Island residents, with Rex Olsen on saxophone, Mike Sellman on trumpet, Chris Laughbon on trombone, Scott Lindquist on percussion, Gary Grout on guitar, and Trevor Brown on bass. Dave Bristow, renowned jazz pianist, is the guest artist. Food and beverages provided. Children and student admission is free: all others pay $10 at the door. Info: 842-7879.

EDGE Improv: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, Ken Ballenger directs The EDGE Improv in a totally improvised evening of comedy and song, all from audience suggestions. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: 842-8569.

PEGASUS TUNES: Michael Mucklow,, plays instrumental guitar stylings at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725.

Sunday 5

First Sundays Concert: First Sundays at the Commons presents classical guitarist Michael Partington in concert with the Kairos String Quartet at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bainbridge Commons. The program, “From Boccherini to the Beattles,” includes music by Boccherini, Paganini, Piazzola, Turina, Stephen Goss, and arrangements of music by the Beattles by Leo Brouwer. Admission is at the door (no advance ticket sales) $20/$15/$10. Info:

Painting Horses: From 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 5, at KiDiMu, capture the beauty of your favorite animal and learn basics of professional painting techniques. Cost: $30/ $35 per class, all materials included. Registration and info: 855-4650 or


poetry, Trees: Bainbridge Performing Arts presents “Paintings and Poetry Inspired by Trees,” with art by Steven Fogell and poetry by Bonnie Wallace. An opening reception will be from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at BPA. Info:

To Kill a Mockingbird: A screening of the 1962 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lynwood Theatre. The free presentation is sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library in conjunction with its “One Book, One Community” program. Info: 842-4162.

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. Info:

Monday 6

Sustainability in Action: From 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6, special guests from around Puget Sound will describe innovative, successful sustainability practices in their communities at the October Sustainable First Monday. Bring your own best practices to share. A Sustainable Bainbridge “Green October” event. Info: or 842-4439.

Tuesday 7

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). Information: 842-1616.

James Wellman: The Rev. Dr. James Wellman, Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion at the University of Washington, will discuss faith, politics and the “real world” from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Grace Episcopal Church. Information:

Coming Up

VIP: October’s meeting of the Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge Island support group will feature elder law specialist Linda Poh introducing the various “end of life” forms of particular interest to VIPs. Meet from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info/transpor: 842-3551.

Erev Yom Kippur: At 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Kol Nidre calls us as Chavurat Shir Hayam begins Yom Kippur Services with Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel. Info: 842-8453.

Yom Kippur: At 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, Chavurat Shir Hayam’s Yom Kippur services begin with Rabbi Siegel leading the morning service, followed by a lay-led meditation and Yizkor service in the afternoon, and concluding with a Jonah bibliodrama, Neilah service, and Break-the-Fast potluck. Info: 842-8453.

Audubon: On Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Idie Ulsh presents “Winged Architects: Fascinating World of Bird Nests” in the lower level of the Poulsbo public library. Info: or (360) 692-8190.

Knitting Group: A Good Yarn, the knitting and book group, meets from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Bring your work in progress. Info: 842-4162.

Richard LeMieux: Eagle Harbor Book Company hosts Richard LeMieux, speaking on his new book “Breakfast at Sally’s,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Info:

How Seattle Sustains: From 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 9, Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President, Board Member of YES! Magazine, and a founder of Sustainable Seattle, talks about Seattle’s innovative green initiatives and how Bainbridge can learn from them. He discusses promoting vibrant neighborhoods and sustainable communities, fighting climate change, and protecting the environment. Info: or 842-4439.

YWCA ALIVE Benefit: Join us at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Bremerton’s Norm Dicks Government Center for a celebration as art comes alive. Enjoy a bountiful selection of Northwest hors d’oeuvres and wines, experience visual and performing arts, and take part in the silent live art auction and marketplace benefiting the YWCA of Kitsap County ALIVE Shelter. Info/RSVP: (360) 479-0522.

boating Course: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 48-North Kitsap presents America’s Boating Cours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 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. Cost: $35/person, $50/couple. Contact: Joe Dunstan, 780-0523.

Michael Hauge: In a special event for writers of all kinds, Hollywood script and story consultant Michael Hauge will present his unique approach to mastering stories. The seminar, presented by Field’s End, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at Bainbrdge Cinemas. Cost: $75. Pre-registration preferred; day-of-event registration available. Info/registration:

Jonathan Talbot: Collage artist Jonathan Talbot returns to the island for a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11. “Dancing with Design” includes hands-on experiments with collage to explore principles of design, and teaches participants how to “build strong bones” in their artwork. Tuition: $115 Enroll: 842-3132.

Lightbulb Exchange: Puget Sound Energy, Ace Hardware and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for a Lightbulb Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ace Hardware on High School Road. Bring up to four incandescent bulbs and receive four 13-watt CFL bulbs for free; customers can also purchase another four CFL bulbs for a buck per bulb. Other offers available. Info: or 842-3700.

Southern Expats: Did you live in the South before or during the Civil Rights Era? The Bainbridge Library is looking for participants for a free community program entitled “Cotton, Southern Comfort, and Jim Crow: The Culture of Harper Lee’s South,” at 2 p.m. Oct. 11. The event is part of Kitsap Regional Library’s “One Book, One Community: To Kill a Mockingbird” program taking place in October. Contact: Kathleen Thorne, or 842-0985.

Seabold Saturday: Seabold Second Saturdays presents The Whateverly Brothers on Oct. 11 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd. Acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups 6:30-7 p.m.) followed by the featured act. Play or pay $5; children free. Refreshments available for sale. Info: or call Larry Dewey, 842-5099.

Saturday Dance: Join Educated Feet for an East Coast Swing workshop from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Oct. 11 at Island Center Hall. The workshop will be followed by DJ’d dance until 10:30 p.m. Cost: $10/$5, includes workshop. Info:

Macbeth: “Something wicked this way comes...” William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” directed by Steven Fogell, runs Oct. 16-26 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. with an opening night reception on Oct. 16 and a school outreach performance at 11 a.m. Oct. 23. Info and tickets, $24/$18, at

Blood Drive: Please give blood between 12 and 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Commons. The center will be closed from 3-3:45 p.m.

Electronic Recycling: From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 18, come to Woodward Middle School to recycle old electronics. This is a great opportunity to clear your garage of computers, TVs, cell phones, stereos, compact fluorescent lamps, and other electrical items in an environmentally sound way. A list of acceptable items, along with drop-off charges, can be downloaded from the Sustainable Bainbridge website at Info: Els Heyne at or 842-7939.

Weed Warriors: We invite all to a ‘Broom Sweep’ at Battlepoint Park from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 18. Park in the north parking lot, off of Frey Street. Bring gloves, tools, and rain gear. Info: Len Beil, 780-2111,

Good Food: Good Food, which premiered at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival, will show at Lynwood Theatre at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 29. This film introduces us to the local farmers, ranchers, stores, and restaurants that are building a sustainable food system. Producers/directors Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin will be present for both screenings and discussions afterward. Tickets: $8.75/$6.75. Info: or 842-4439.

Curious Souls: The Curious Souls Book Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 to discuss Robert Johnson’s Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth. Visitors are welcome. Our Nov. 18 book is Michael Meade’s The World behind the World. Call 842-1708 for directions or to receive email reminders.

Blood Drive: Please give blood between 12 and 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the American Legion Hall. The center will be closed from 3-3:45 p.m.

Nutcracker Screening: At 10 a.m. Oct. 25, Olympic Performance Group (OPG) presents a family screening of their 2007 production of “The Nutcracker” at Bainbridge Cinemas. Members of the OPG dance company will be in costume greeting attendees, and will be on-site after the screening selling tickets for the Dec. 2008 performances. Cost: $5 general admission, advance purchase recommended at 842-1205 or

Bob and Joni: At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, help us celebrate the music of two of the greatest American artists: Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Better yet, crack out your guitar, piano, ukulele, or hammer dulcimer and come on down to Seabold Community Club to play and sing us a tune or two by Bob or Joni! Kick your shoes off, do not fear; bring your body over here. To sign up to perform, call Mark Hoffman at 842-9916 or email

Brian Berman: Artist and former islander Brian Berman has been selected as one of 12 artists representing the United States at the Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts exhibition this December at the Louvre in Paris. Support Berman through a celebration and silent auction of his sculptures from 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. There will be food, drink, music, and a visual presentation. Tickets, $75, are at, or send checks to Brian Berman, box 975, Suquamish, WA 98392. Info: A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Compassionate Listening Project.

Tea and Fashion: Please join us at Wing Point Country Club from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2 for a unique, invitation-only event. For only $30 each, you and your friends will enjoy fine Churchmouse tea and delicious treats in the English “high tea” tradition. You’ll be entertained by a regal great horned owl and a vintage fashion show featuring clothes from the 1880s through the 1960s. All proceeds from this event will be used to save the lives of wild animal patients at West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Tickets: Individual - $30, tables of 8 - $210. Info: call Kol at 855-9057.

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