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Bainbridge Island Review Community Calendar | Oct. 22

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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: www.bainbridgemandarinlc.org or call 842-3928.

BITV Classes: Register for November BITV Classes now! Classes include Mac Basics, Final Cut Pro 2, Moviemaking and more. Information: www.bitv.org.

Virtual Spiritual Journey: Join us for a three-week multimedia trip through the Interior Castle of St. Teresa of Avila. The class, led by poet Kent Chadwick, runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. on three Sundays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Follow the signs to the Adult Ed room. Info: 842-3098.

Digital Course: Bainbridge Island Photo Club offers a new public course, “Give Your Photos a Life” using Adobe Photo Elements 6. The course funs four Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21-Nov. 18 at the Bainbridge Commons. Fee: $75, limited enrollment. Info: www.biphotoclub.org. Registration: Don Ericson, (360) 779-5349.

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 www.krl.org 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 sharonrs@aol.com.

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: www.gracehere.org.

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 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: www.bainbrigehistory.org.

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: www.madronaschool.org.

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, tim.longley@eofficeinnovations.com. For the Wednesday meeting: Elena Brenna, (360) 821-9543 or http://uspeakeasy.freetoasthost.com.

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: www.pawsbainbridge.org.

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: www.gracehere.org.

October at BAC: BAC’s theme through Nov. 4 is simply “WORD.” 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: www.bacart.org.

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. 25, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $90 and $105. Call to register: 855-4650. Info: www.kidimu.org.

Wednesday 22

Meet Arthur: Come to Kids Discovery Museum at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 to meet the famous aardvark in person. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

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. The public is welcome. Information/directions: 842-5360.

City Council: The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Agenda includes committee reports; second reading/public comment: Ordinance No. 2008-14, IDDE; third reading: 2008 Comprehensive Plan amendments; first reading: Ordinance No. 2008-29, 2009 Property Tax Levy. Info: 780-8624.

Thursday 23

After Hours: This month’s Chamber of Commerce After Hours will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Kitsap Credit Union, 1050 Hildebrand Ln., #103. Enjoy food and beverages from Island Pizza along with some pre-Halloween fun, while you network with business friends and associates. After Hours is free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.

Park Board: The Bainbridge Park Board will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. Agenda includes Comprehensive Plan update; director’s report; and board member items. Info: 842-2306.

Hare Raisers 4-H: A new member meeting for the Hare Raisers 4-H Club will be at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sakai. Enrollment forms will be available. Info: hareraisers4h.blogspot.com.

Plan Comm: The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at City Hall. Agenda includes public hearing/recommendation on open space applications; discussion topic – Innovative Housing Ordinance; and new/old business. Info: 842-2552.

Friday 24

Arthur Stories: 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 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Kids Discovery Museum. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.

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

Kid Clinics: Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge presents the first two of three skill-builidng clinics for kids on Oct. 24 at Family Martial Arts. “Concentration Course” runs from 5-5:45 p.m.; “Kid Safe” runs from 6-6:45 p.m. Special guest Spiderman will help children learn practical and empowering techniques to increase focus, confidence, and safety. Space limited. Info: 842-4468.

Macbeth: “Something wicked this way comes...” William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” directed by Steven Fogell, runs Oct. 24-26 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets, $24/$18, at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

PEGASUS TUNES: Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725 or www.myspace.com/alimarcus.

Saturday 25

Farmers Market: Don’t miss the last farmers market of the season, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the City Hall green. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

Youth Market: The Bainbridge Youth Market and Garden Exchange runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 in the lot on Madrone Lane above Mora. Info/participation: 842-1250.

Living Library: Stop by the Bainbridge Public Library from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 for a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer “Living Book,” who is likely to have a lifestyle, occupation, culture, or viewpoint different from your own. There will be numerous “Book” titles, including a Muslim, U.S. Marine veteran, a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, a former FBI agent, and an antiviolence activist. Part of KRL’s “One Book, One Community” events. Info: 842-4162 or www.krl.org.

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 info@bainbridgeballet.com.

trail Work: This month’s Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec trail work party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Grand Forest East. Meet at the Mandus Olson parking area off of New Brooklyn on the South end of the GFE. Contact: Dan Hamlin, dan@biparks.org.

Kid Clinics: Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge presents the three skill-builidng clinics for kids on Oct. 25 at Family Martial Arts. “Concentration Course” runs from 10-10:45 a.m.; “Kid Safe” runs from 11-11:45 a.m.; “Bully Proof” runs noon to 12:45 p.m. Special guest Spiderman will help children learn practical and empowering techniques to increase focus, confidence, and safety. Space limited. Info: 842-4468.

Meet D.W.: Learn about Marc Brown, author and creator of the “Arthur” books and popular PBS series, from his real-llife sister, Kim Brown. She’ll be at the Kids Discovery Museum at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 to talk about the many things that inspired Marc and his wonderful stories. Free with admission or membership. Info: www.kidimu.org.

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. Information: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Wilkes Halloween: The Wilkes Halloween Carnival takes place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 25 and the school. 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 increments. Food and beverages will be on hand. Presented by the Wilkes PTO. Info: www.bainbridge.wednet.edu/wilkes.

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. 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 hammered 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 perform, call Mark Hoffman at 842-9916 or email markh@howlinwolf.com.

Latin Night: Come early for Latin Night this month, for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Seabold Community Hall. Latin lessons and dance run from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Please bring clean-soled shhoes that leave no black marks. Cost: $10/$5. Information: www.educatedfeet.net.

Brian Berman: Artist and former islander Brian Berman has been selected as one of 12 artists representing the U.S. 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 http://bermanlouvrefundraiser.eventbrite.com. Information: www.bermansculpture.com.

Celtic Music: Rick May and Gil Yslas, with special guest David Denz, will present a concert of traditional Celtic tunes at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Island Music Guild. Admission: $15. Information: www.islandmusic.org.

PEGASUS TUNES: Mark Hoffman presents the first annual Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell Tribute. Show runs 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Pegasus Coffee House. Note the special extended hours for this show - four hours of your favorite folk singers. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725.

Sunday 26

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 suit up and play a little. RSVP encouraged: Sue Larkin, larkin@bainbridge.net; include your child’s name and grade.

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.

PEGASUS TUNES: Special Event! Kay Watkins’ CD Release Party of her new album, “Children of God,” is from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Pegasus Coffee House. Followed immediately by MCR Sunday Open Mic from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages and all styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems and readings. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: 842-6725.

Taize: Join us for a soothing contemplative evening service in a quiet, candlelit church for a 30-minute ecumenical Christian gathering following the worldwide Taize practice of meditation and prayerful chanting led by a cantor and a musician. Taize is held at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and the fourth Sunday of each month through May at St. Barnabas Church, 1187 Wyatt Way. Info: 842-5601.

Monday 27

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. Information: Kelly Dickson, special projects planner, kdickson@ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us, 780-3725.

tuesday 28

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. Information: www.bifriends.org.

Fall Crafts: Each Tuesday this fall come to the Kids Discovery Museum to make season-inspired artistic creations. At 10:30 a.m Oct. 28, we’ll make spider bracelets just in time for Halloween. Presented by staff and volunteers; perfect for brave arts and crafts enthusiasts of all ages. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. Info: www.kidimu.org.

Click! Computer Class: The next Click! computer 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 Island location in the Birkenfeld Center, 9723 Coppertop Loop, Suite 101. RSVP or information: Cindy Sharek, (206) 859-5708.

Inherit the Wind: Last chance to see Island Theatre’s classic of the American Theater, “Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence adn Robert E. Lee, directed by Kate Carruthers. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Bainbrige Performing Arts. Info: www.islandtheatre.org.

Coming Up

Girls Night In: Girls’ Night In, a fun, educational evening on breast health awareness, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Curves of Bainbridge Island. Speakers for the evening are Sarah Rice from the Doctors Clinic and Laurie Isenman, secretary/treasurer for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There will be a book signing by Maggie Ball, breast cancer survivor/thriver and author of “Bargello Quilts with a Twist.” Quilts will be on display, along with free hand massages and door prizes. Public welcome. Info: 855-8285.

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. Information: 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.

Nightmare on Brien Drive: Visit the Haunted Bainbridge Commons if you dare. This benefit for the Teen Center, Senior Center, and BI Gymnastics runs 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 at the Commons, 370 Brien Dr. Recommended for ages 13 and up – this is not for the little ones! Tricks by BI Metro Park & Rec, treats by Mud Puddle Coffee. Admission: $5 plus a food item for Helpline House. Info: Shannon at the Park District office, 842-2306, ext 25.

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.

Halloween at KiDiMu: Celebrate Hallowween all day at KiDiMu! Make spooky crafts all day in the art studio. At 11 a.m. join teacher Ellen of Island Co-op Preschool for Cats and Bats Halloween fun and songs. From 4 to 6 p.m. stop by the museum for the Trick or Treat Fun enjoy cider and cookies, make spooky crafts, and explore the new exhibit Arthurs World. Free admission to all on Halloween night. Info: www.kidimu.org.

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: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Halloween at Harbor Square: Continue your Winslow festivities at the Halloween party at Harbour Square, from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Games, music, costume contests, food and drinks, prizes and more. Info: 842-3333.

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.

Meet Arthur: Come to Kids Discovery Museum at 11 a.m. Nov. 1 to meet the famous aardvark in person. Afterward, explore Arthurs World, a new exhibit based on Marc Browns books and PBS series. Info: 855-4650.

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

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.

First Sundays Concert: First Sundays at the Commons presents the Onyx Chamber Players at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. This exceptional chamber music ensemble, featuring David White on piano, Cecilia Archuleta on violin, Page Smith on cello and Melvin Butler on viola will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Admission is at the door (no advanced ticket sales) $20/$15. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Sustainable First Monday: What’s Your Vote for Achieving a More Sustainable City? Join Sustainable Bainbridge and a panel of experts at a discussion on how to achieve a smaller carbon footprint, and more sustainable operations, for the City of Bainbridge Island. Meet from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Dr. Free. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net.

Fall Crafts: Each Tuesday this fall come to the Kids Discovery Museum to make season-inspired artistic creations. At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, we’ll do a clock project. Presented by staff and volunteers; perfect for brave arts and crafts enthusiasts of all ages. This guided activity is presented by staff and volunteers. Info: www.kidimu.org.

Meet Arthur: Come to Kids Discovery Museum at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 to meet the famous aardvark in person. Afterward, explore Arthurs World, a new exhibit based on Marc Browns books and PBS series. Info: 855-4650.

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

KiDiMu’s Free: Enjoy a free-admission day on Nov. 6 at Kids Discovery Museum. Explore Under the Sea and the new: Arthurs World, and arts and crafts available all day in the Art Studio. Info: 855-4650.

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 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

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: passrider@aol.com.

Pop Bottle Science: Join award-winning author Lynn Brunelle for pure bottled magic and physics, at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Kids Discovery Museum. Learn from Brunelle, a writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, how to create a perfect miniature science lab-see-through and conduct your own scientific experiments. Book signing available after the presentation. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free with admission or membership. Info: www.kidimu.org.

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 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Family Health Workshop: Madrona School presents “Home Arts for Family Health & Vitality: a workshop for parents,” from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the school’s Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way, at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. This informative workshop, fo parents of infants through middle schoolers, will focus on foods to boost brain power and immune system health, and ways to care for your child through colds, flu and earaches. A $20 donation is requested. RSVP: 855-8041. Info: www.madronaschool.org.

Holiday Bazaar: Seabold United Methodist Women will host a traditional holiday church bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church, 6894 Seabold Curch Rd. The sale will feature homemade crafts, cards, candles, jewelry, wreaths, plants, pet treats, holiday decorations, white elephants, collectibles, used books and more. There will be a special room for kids with affordable gifts and free wrap. All proceeds will support local and worldwide missions. Info: 842-3622.

Land of Smaerd: Andrea von Botefuhr will read from her

children’s book, “The Land of Smaerd,” at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., followed by a book signing. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.

Gallery Talk: Tyler Boley will give a talk titled, “Inkjet Printing: The State of the Art” at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Besides being a fine art photographer and BAC artist, Tyler Boley was an early expert in the use of monochromatic and color ink digital printing and now has his hands on the very newest and hottest information, papers, inks, and gadgets, and will tell us all about it. Free. Info: www.bacart.org.

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, dmccollom@bainbridgeperfomringarts.org or (206) 714-5766.

Future of Tourism: The Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau, with support from the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, presents a unique event for those interested in tourism on the Kitsap Peninsula. The one-day seminar, “The Future of Tourism Isn’t What It Used To Be,” takes place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Kiana Lodge. Cost: $69/$59 for KPVCB members. Registration: visitkitsap.com or (360) 297-8200.

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