Chinese Brush Painting: Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center


Chinese Brush Painting: Bainbridge Mandarin Learning Center offers its first Chinese culture enrichment class, Chinese Brush Painting, for youths and adults, from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Chinese Mandarin class registration continues, too. Info: or call 842-3928.

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. See for a complete program listing. Info: 842-4162.

Better Breathing: Learn “Better Breathing: at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at the Bainbridge Commons. Optimal breathing allows you to adjust your breath to the needs of the moment and eliminate unnecessary tensions. Info/signup: the Senior Center, 842-1616.

Call to Artists: The 15th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, Dec. 5-7, has a few openings left for artists in all media. Contact: Sharon Soames, 842-6883 or Info:

Inherit the Wind: As part of Kitsap Regional Library’s Month of the Book program, Island Theatre’s production of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s “Inherit the Wind” is traveling to KRL branches throughout October. Info/show times:

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 Thursday of every month at Grace Episcopal Church. Info:

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 Historical Museum, demystifies the power of earthquakes in our region. 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. 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

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. Advanced series: Oct. 11 and 25, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $90 and $105. Call to register: 855-4650. Info:

Wednesday 15

City Budget: 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.

Fire Board: The Board of Commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Station 21 Headquarters, 8895 Madison Ave. Info/agenda:

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

Meet Arthur: Arthur’s World, a new exhibit based on Marc Brown’s books and PBS series, is now open at the Kids Discovery Museum. Be sure to shake Arthur’s hand and take a photo at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at KiDiMu. Info and schedule:

Strawberry Open: The City and Park District will host a drop-in Open House from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd., to give the public an opportunity to review and comment on two design concept alternatives for a future waterfront park at the Strawberry Plant property. Public comment may also be directed by mail or email to Peter Namtvedt Best, City Planner, 780-3719,, or Perry Barrett, Park District Planner, 842-2306, Comments are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Design concepts are at and

Conversation Cafe: Participate in an open, public dialogue on this timely topic: “Local and personal views of impacts of the economic melt-down.” Make a date or just drop in from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Andante Coffee, 123 Bjune Dr. Info: 842-0223.

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.

Singalong: A Minimu sing-along will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Kids Discovery Museum. The youngest music fans are invited for a melodic adventure with Linda Slater, Kindermusik educator and museum camp instructor. Recommended ages: 1.5–5. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650

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:

CoolMom: Stop global warming. The new Bainbridge Island chapter of CoolMom will hold its next meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Cafe Trios. Info: or

Pegasus Tunes: Caleb 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: 842-6725.

Circle Dance: Join in the Dances of Peace, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Seabold Hall, Komedal Road. Together we do simple movements, chants and songs from around the world. Live music. No experience necessary. Love offering. Info: (206) 713-6263.

Saturday 18

Farmers Market: It’s not over yet! Thanks to our loyal customers who have visited through rain and shine (and snow!) this season, and due to an abundance of produce still being harvested, we are extending our season one more week. The farmers market runs 9-1 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 at the City Hall green. 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.

Electronic Recycling: From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 18, come to Bay Hay & Feed, 10355 Valley Rd., 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.

Pegasus Tunes: The Lindsay Kids Jazz Trio, featuring Tyler, age 13, on piano and trumpet; Ryan, age 11, on bass; and Christina, age 8, on drums, play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Pegasus Coffee House. The Lindsays were featured in HBO Family’s “The Music in Me.” Information: 842-6725.

Sunday 19

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.

OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:

Monday 20

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 the Bainbridge Commons. Info: 842-1616.

Tuesday 21

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.

Water Resources Open: Come learn about the city’s work to protect our water resources at the 3rd Annual Water Resources Open House on Oct. 21 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Presentations from the U.S. Geological Survey, consultants and city staff on the city’s groundwater, surface and stormwater programs at 7 pm; open house with displays and discussion at 8 p.m. Info:

Coming Up

Arthur Story Time: Listen to stories about Arthur and his friends and learn about the world created by Marc Brown through activities and hands-on exhibits. The fun begins at At 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Kids Discovery Museum. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650 or

Blood Drive: 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: 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:

Wilkes Halloween: The Wilkes Halloween Carnival takes place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 25 at Wilkes Elementary School, corner of Day Road and Madison Avenue. This island tradition features rooms of games and prizes plus the famous fourth grade haunted house. Activity admission by wristband ($20) or tickets, sold in 50-cent increments will also be available. Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Mud Puddle Coffee will be on hand with food and beverages. Presented by the Wilkes PTO. Info:

Galaxy Tour: Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “A tour of the Galaxies” at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. BPAA astronomers will examine new discoveries about our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and investigate the neighbors, including the nearest, Andromeda, which is on track to crash into our galaxy (in roughly four billion years). Info: 842-9152.

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. Information:

Boys Lacrosse: Members of the 2008 BHS Boys varsity lacrosse team will hold a free clinic from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Strawberry Hill Park football field. They’ll showcase the game and provide an opportunity for your children to get familiar with it, suit up and play a little. RSVP is not necessary but encouraged:, and include with your child’s name and grade. Information/contact: Sue Larkin, 855-4165.

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.

LWV: The League of Women Voters, Bainbridge Island Unit will hold a group meeting at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in a member’s home. Topic for discussion is Early Care and Education of Young Children, with guest speaker Ellen Carlsen, director of Island Co-op Preschool. Public welcome. Info/directions: 842-5360.

Code Update Meeting: A community meeting will be held to allow the public to comment on proposed updates to the city’s land use code, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Council Chambers, City Hall. This meeting will focus on development standards. The update is intended to reduce inconsistencies and complexity, creating a more “user friendly” code. Info: Kelly Dickson, special projects planner,, 780-3725.

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Info:

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. Financial planner Jeff Wortley will speak. Info: 842-4162.

Spiders!: Learn about spiders with Richard Brown, local spider enthusiast, at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at KiDiMu. Brown will share his collection of spiders along with interesting facts and tidbits. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650

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.

Cats and Bats: It’s cats and bats and Halloween fun at 11 a.m Oct. 31 at Kids Discovery Museum. Join in interactive songs and storytelling fun with Teacher Ellen from the Island Co-op Preschool. Free with admission or membership. After the class, explore the exhibit Arthur’s World. And don’t forget to trick or treat at KiDiMu from 4-6 p.m.! Info: 855-4650.

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:

Rhody Club: The Kitsap Chapter of the American Rhododendron Club will hold a hands-on rhododendron maintenance session at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church . Bring gloves and pruners. Contact: Carol, (360) 271-4409 or Lynn, 842-5464.

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

Christmas Market: It’s a Christmas Market with a Difference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7-8 in the Fellowship Hall of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Dr. Unique fair-traded handicrafts from around the world will be available primarily through SERRV International, whose mission is to promote social and economic progress and provide a life-sustaining income for people in developing countries. Info:

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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