Bainbridge Community Calendar | Oct. 11

Saturday 11

boating Course: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 48-North Kitsap presents America’s Boating Course 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.

Farmers Market: The market goes on! We did not get blown away last weekend and will set up for the next two Saturdays. The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 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. 11 in the lot on Madrone Lane above Mora. Info/participation: 842-1250.

Breast Cancer Forum: Hear from the experts about the wonders leading to the hope and healing of breast cancer. A multidisciplinary panel of cancer experts will be present from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino. Free and open to the public. Registration: (360) 830-1400.

City council: The City Council will hold a special workshop, “Mayor and City Council Roles and Responsibilities,” facilitated by Stan Finkelstein from the Association of Washington Cities, at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at City Hall. Info:

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. Tuition: $115. Enroll: 842-3132.

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; other promotions available. Info: or 842-3700.

book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m .to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

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.

Meet the Governor: Gov. Christine Gregoire will be on the island at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 11 at the local Democrats’ office, 937 Hildebrand Ln., Suite 102.Free. Bring the kids and give the governor your support! Info:

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, $50, 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, followed by DJ’d dance until 10:30 p.m. Cost: $10/$5, includes workshop. Info:

Pegasus Tunes: Stanley Greenthal plays original songs and music from Brittany, Scotland, the Balkans and beyond at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: or 842-6725.

New to Bainbridge: The New to Bainbridge Island group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Spice Route Cuisine of India. Please join us for dinner and conversation. Email to let us know to expect you or for more information.

Sunday 12

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Monday 13

Garden Club: The Bainbridge Island Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at First Baptist Church. Following social time, we’ll field trip to Foxglove Greenhouse in Kingston. Bring lunch, dress for the weather. Public welcome. Info: 780-1314

Enlighten Up!: “Enlighten Up!” is comedian Vanda Mikoloski’s “spiritually incorrect” stand-up act about the journey to enlightenment – a hilarious experience of getting consciousness. See Mikoloski from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. Tickets: $20 door or $15 advance,

Masons: Renton Lodge #29, F&AM, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at its headquarters across from Bainbridge High School. This is a “step up” night, a time to prepare for the officer lineup for the next year. Refreshments to follow. All Masons cordially invited to attend.

Tuesday 14

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” (Norman Jewison, 1967) will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Join in a discussion of this classic film, based on the book by John Ball, after the showing. The showing and discussion are part of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” program of events. Info: 842-4162.

Madrona Experience: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Waldorf student? What form drawing is? What’s the connection between math and movement? Parents, grandparents and interested guests are encouraged to join us next from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 for a brisk round of class experiences. Free. Meet in the Fellowship Hall of Eagle Harbor Congregational Church (Winslow and Madison Ave.) Info: 855-8041 or

Wednesday 15

Budget Workshop: The City Council will hold a special meeting for a workshop on the proposed 2009 – 2010 budget, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes Procedural Agreement on Conduct of Meetings; Opening Statements ; Biennial Budget Process and Update on 2008 Forecast; 2009-2010 Funding Sources; and City Expenditures – Capital Facilities Plan: Financial Capacity Analysis, Project Selections and Financing Info: Kelly Jahraus, 780-8604 or

Aging Well: The next Aging Well coffee hour will 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: At this month’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon, on Oct. 15 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club, the Chamber will hold its annual Candidates Debate Forum. Registration at 11:30 a.m.; debates will begin at 12:10 p.m. Four races will be highlighted: 23rd District Representative Position 1 and Position 2; Kitsap County Auditor; and Superior Court Judge Court 1. Cost: $15. RSVP and information: 842-3700.

ACE: Adult Children of Elders will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. No specific topic, but an opportunity to share your situation and get 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.

Thursday 16

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

Friday 17

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room workshop focusing on using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) microfiche, which is available at the Family History Center. Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Information: or 842-6059.

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

Pumpkin WAlk: Bainbridge Gardens hosts one of Kitsap’s most popular Halloween traditions, the 15th annual Pumpkin Walk, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18. This non-scary family event, featuring the trail of pumpkins, harvest light displays, a harvest maze, and more, benefits the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club. Free; donation suggested for most attractions. Info:

Caleb Spencer: Spencer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Pegasus Coffee House, accompanied by Peter Spencer on second gutar. Come early; seating limited. Suggested donation: $5. Info:

Coming Up

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.

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

Medel’s last Island Show: Chilean classical guitarist Cesar Medel has been performing his wonderful pieces in the Seattle area over the past two years. Now Medel is relocating to run a Music & Arts Center in Granada, Spain. His last show here will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Rd. Admission: $12/$8. Info: 842-5485.

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.

Estate Planning: Bainbridge estate tax attorney Dorothy Foster will discuss relevant Washington laws, estate planning, estate taxation and charitable giving. at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at teh Bainbridg eCommons. Info: the Senior Center, 842-1616.

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.

HIV/AIDS Curriculum: Bainbridge Island School District invites parents of grades 5-12 to a presentation of the district’s HIV/AIDS curriculum and a preview of the instructional materials used, from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Woodward Middle School Library. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory if a parent/guardian is considering having their child excused from the lesson when it is given in their classroom. Contact: Judy Kornbau, 780-1071.

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.

Masks & Monsters: Boo! It’s Halloween storytime at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. Local authors Kathryn Galbraith and Deb Lund, along with our own George Shannon, will celebrate new books, spooky tales, and mask-making for Halloween. Info:

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.

EADS Open House: Elder and Adult Day Services will hold an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at its new Bainbridge location in The Birkenfeld Center, 9723 Coppertop Loop, Suite 101. EADS is a community-base program designed to meet the needs of adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments and chronic health conditions. RSVP: Cindy Sharek, (206) 859-5708.

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.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat: The Bainbridge Downtown Association presents the annual Winslow Trick-or-Treat! Downtown merchants invite all island families to the free event, from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 along Winslow Way. Come in costume and enjoy a safe, fun-filled evening with your community, complete wioth spooky tunes from the Eagle Harbor Church bell tower, free hot cider, and a hot dog and chili feed to benefit UNICEF from 4-7 p.m. Winslow Way will close at 3:30 p.m. Info:

EDGE Improv: Ken Ballenger directs the EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $15/$10, are at

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.

Snow White: BPA Theatre School students grades 1-4 present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” an original stage production based on the classic story by the Brothers Grimm. The show is at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Suitable for all ages. Free; donations benefit the Theatre School. Info:

Broadway Adventures: BPA’s song-filled Theatre School production class, “Broadway Musical Adventures,” cocludes with a presentation at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at BPA. Suitable for all ages. Free; donations benefit the Theatre School. Info:

Saving Juliet: Follow a modern teenage actress as she’s transported back to Verona to witness “Romeo and Juliet” first-hand. This BPA Theatre School production, based on the hysterical book by island author Suzanne Selfors and directed by Steven Fogell and Corey McDaniel, runs at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $10, are at

BSO: The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2008-2009 season opens with a program celebrating music inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, and Prokofiev. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Tickets, $18/$15, are at

Noises Off Auditions: Bainbridge Performing Arts will hold auditions for “Noises Off,” directed by Teresa Thuman, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. The show runs in February. For information and to schedule an audition, contact stage manager Deirdre McCollom, or (206) 714-5766.

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