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.

Evening Healing Prayer: A contemplative service blending song, story, ritual and prayer with the intention of opening our hearts, mind and bodies to a healing presence. Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland. Held the first Thursdays of every month at Grace Episcopal Church. Info:

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. 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. 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.

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 Toastmasters. Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month and 7-8:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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:

October at BAC: BAC’s theme through 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, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $90 and $105. Call to register: 855-4650. Info:

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. Oct. 4 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 Dancers. Info: Jessie, 842-4055.

Michaelmas Festival: Madrona School invites the community to join in the seasonal festival of Michaelmas from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Waterfront Park. We’ll have plenty of challenges for children of all ages; crafts; a dragon bread display; a picnic dinner; and a dramatic story to end the day. We want to fill the park with fire colors; please come wearing reds, oranges, and yellows and bring a picnic dinner and picnic blanket for your family. Info: 842-4164 or .

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

Hand Full of Signs: Those who have some hearing loss or their friends/family can learn “A Hand Full of Signs” and find out what a fantastic bridge it builds between family, friends and others. The program is at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Bainbridge Senior Community Center.Instructor: Stacy LeBahn. Info: 842-1616.

Parkinson’s Support: The Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Phelps Road Fire Hall. Information: Steve Bohannon, 842-0226.

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, a water bottle and a bathing suit. Cost: $38 (includes entrance to the spa). Info: 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:

Sea Scouts: At the next Coast Guard Auxiliary boater information meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bainbridge Commons, hear scout master Joe Skeen speak on Sea Scouts. Info: (360) 779-1657.

Ethics Board: The Bainbride Island Ethics Board will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Council Conference Room, City Hall. Agenda includes request for advisory opinion AO 2008-01; request for advisory opinion AO-2008-02; biennial budget and work plan; update on “wiki” method of soliciting public input; City Council training on Dec. 10 – discussion of proposed case study; re-appointment of Michael Piraino and Susan Buckles; review of recommendations for short-term changes to ethics program; discussion with Mark and/or Paul regarding expanding “covered persons” in the ethics code to include department heads and other nonunion employees; discussion with Paul regarding city policy and the submission and signature on op-ed letters; Ethics Board retreat. Info:

Wednesday 8

Meet Arthur: Meet Marc Brown’s Arthur in person at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at Kids Discovery Museum. Shake his hand, take a photo! Info:

bIRW: Bainbridge Island Republican Women will host a luncheon with guest speakers, John Clark, candidate for Kitsap County Auditor, and Larry Cooney, candidate for representative of the 23rd District, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Luncheon cost: $18. Republican women and men in the community are invited. Reserve soon: 842-0900, or

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.

Book Discussion: Seniors, join Kitsap Regional Library’s discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird” with librarian Julie O’Neill at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Senior Center’s Kallgren Room. Free. Info: 842-1616.

City Council: The City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes a workshop and presentations on Waterfront Park planning and the recently-completed Open Space study; committee reports; mayor’s report; public comment; items over $100,000 including Winslow Way Reconstruction, Subsurface Investigation Agreement, Interlocal Agreement with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District for Construction of Natural Grass or Turf Soccer Fields at Battlepoint Park. Info: 780-8624.

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.

Thursday 9

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.

Book Discussion: Join reference librarian Julie O’Neill in a discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Part of the KRL “One Book, One Community” focus this month on the classic Harper Lee novel. Information: 842-4162

Just Connect:The second in a monthly series of free events for new residents or anyone interested in learning about local businesses, services, volunteer opportunities, or simply networking, is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Blue Ocean Café, 360 Knechtel Way. Free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.

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 at IslandWood 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.

Friday 10

Autumn Fun: Explore outdoor autumn fun at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at Kids Discovery Museum. Join Lynn Brunelle, local award-winning author of “Camp Out,” as she demonstrates cool hands on activities like creating leaf critters, branch weaving, and other fun autumn projects. Free with admission or membership. Info:

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.

Coming Up

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.

Solar Tour: The 13th annual Kitsap County Solar Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at homes throughout Kitsap including three on Bainbridge. Solar tours provide helpful, real-world examples of costs and how to save money with federal, state, and local incentives. Contact: Stan Brown, 842-1654 or

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 one buck per bulb. Other offers are also available. Information: or 842-3700.

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:

Harper Lee’s South: Bainbridge Islanders will discuss their experiences as Southerners in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. “Cotton, Southern Comfort, and Jim Crow: the Culture of Harper Lee’s South”will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Part of KRL “One Book, One Community” read of

To Kill a Mockingbird.” Information: 842-4162.

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 how to “build strong bones” in their artwork. Tuition: $115 Enroll: 842-3132.

Book Your Passage: The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation annual gala dinner and auction will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton. Tickets, $50, are at (360) 405-9127.

St. Cecilia Auction: St. Cecilia Catholic Church will hold a dinner auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Conger Hall. The theme: “Starry, Starry, Night – Provence on Bainbridge.” Join us for an elegant evening of fun, fellowship, fundraising and a taste of France. Dinner tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased before the event. Contact the parish office at 842-3594.

Seabold Tunes: 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. Info: or 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:

Enlighten Up!: “Enlighten Up!” is comedian Vanda Mikoloski’s “spiritually incorrect” stand-up act about the journey to enlightenment – a hilarious experience of getting conscious, providing “ah-as” and ha-has. See Mikoloski from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. Tickets: $20 door or $15 advance, at Information: see the website or call 842-1015.

Click! Computer Class: Learn the basics of the Internet in “Internet 101,” from 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Information/registration: 842-4162.

Film Discussion: “In the Heat of the Night” (1967) will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Join in a discussion of this classic film after the showing. The showing and discussion ar epart of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” program of events. Information: 842-4162.

Aging Well: Each month the Well-Being committee sponsors a talk on a positive age-related topic. The next Aging Well coffee hour wiill be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 in the Senior Center’s Kallgren Room. Alison Kneisl will speak on integrative medicine. Questions and discussion to follow talk. Free. Info: 842-1616.

Candidates Debate: The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Debate Forum on Oct. 15 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. The Chamber will highlight four races: 23rd District Representative Position 1 and Position 2; Kitsap County Auditor; and Superior Court Judge Court 1. The format will include a moderator, prepared questions from the Chamber, and questions from the audience. Cost: $15. RSVP: 842-3700.

ACE: ACE, Adult Children of Elders, will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. There will be no specific topic, but an opportunity for all to share their situation and worries and get some help. Contact: Beulah Downing 780-8008.

Travelogue: Helen Thayer presents “Walking the Gobi” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Traveler Bookstore. Info: 842-4162.

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. Info and tickets, $24/$18, at

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. This month: workshop with mentors. Info: 842-4162.

Blood Drive: Give blood between noon 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: Weed Warriors and the BI High Environmental Service Corps invite all to a “Broom Sweep”and tree planting at Battle Point 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,

Pamela Huteson: Author Pamela Huteson will tell stories from her Tlingit heritage at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Bring a dish for a potluck dinner and learn more about the culture of our close neighbors in the Northwest Indian communities. Pamela will discuss and explain some regalia. Local Tlingit resident Joe Bennett, will display his new Bear Clan dance robe and other ceremonial apparel. Info: 842-4241.

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.

Play Reading: Island Theatre presents “As Bees in Honey Drwon” by Douglas Carter Beane at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info:

What a Blessing: Seattle Pacific University professor Frank A. Spina will present a four session class at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on “The Nature and Function of Blessing in the Biblical Tradition.” Free; all are welcome. Classes are from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Oct. 19 and 26 an Nov. 2 and 9 at the church. Info: 842-3098.

Click! Computer Class: Jump beyond the basics of the Internet to “Internet 201,” from 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Learn browser shortcuts, strategies for Web navigation, and tips for locating quality, credible information. For computer users who already have some experience using the Internet browser, Web site addresses, and search engines. Free. Registration: 842-4162.

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

Field’S End: Robin Simons explores “So much material, where’s the real story?” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: or 842-4162.

Arthur Story Time: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum 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. At 11 a.m. Oct. 24. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650 or

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

Living Library: Check out a new point of view from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at the Bainbridge Public Library 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. Part of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” read of “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Info: 842-4162

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.

Speakers Forum: Mary Woodward presents “In Defense of Our Neighbors: the Walt and Milly Woodward Story” at 4 p.m. Oct 26. Part of the Library Speakers Forum series. Cost: $10/door; $40/series. Information: 842-4162.

Click! Computer Class: The next Click! class is an open lab, from 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Registration/info: 842-4162.

Estate planning: The next in the Bainbridge Public Library’s estate planning series is “Financial Planning for Retirement,” from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 30 at the library. Info: 842-4162.

David Guterson: Best-selling author David Guterson will discuss “Why do we (still) read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Part of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” read of Harper Lee’s classic novel. Information: 842-4162.

Spanish Book Club: Club de Lectores Iberoamericanos (Spanish Book Club) discusses “El pais bajo mi piel” by Gioconda Belli. Meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library’s Ihland Way Building. Info: 842-4162

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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