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Breathe Better: Learn “Better Breathing” at 1:30 p
Breathe Better: Learn “Better Breathing” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 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: 842-1616.
City Council: The City Council will hold a special meeting on the proposed 2009-2010 budget, at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at City Hall. Agenda includes erratta and Q & A; financial capacity analysis; six-year Capital Facilities Plan; utilities projects and tax supported projects; and Department Overview: Moving Toward A Performance-Based Organization. Info: Kelly Jahraus, 780-8604.
Girls’ Night IN: A fun, educational evening on breast health awareness will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Curves of Bainbridge Island. Sarah Rice from the Doctors Clinic and Laurie Isenman, secretary/treasurer for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will speak, followed by a book signing by Maggie Ball, breast cancer survivor/thriver and author of “Bargello Quilts with a Twist.” Public welcome. Info: 855-8285.
Madrona School’s 10th: Reservation deadline is Oct. 30 for Madrona School’s 10th anniversary party and auction, taking place at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Kiana Lodge. This celebration of 10 years of learning, creativity and community will feature over 250 items as well as the famous salmon dinner and dessert dash. Tickets: $50. Info: 855-8041 or www.madronaschool.org.
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. 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. Info: 842-4162.
Park Board: The Park District will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Strawberry Hill Center. Topic will be First Reading, 2009 Budget. Info: 842-2306.
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. Don’t forget to trick or treat at KiDiMu from 4-6 p.m. Info: 855-4650.
Halloween at KiDiMu: Celebrate Halloween 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 Arthur’s 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 with 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.
Senior Center Halloween: It’s an All Hallow’s Eve party, from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Commons. Live music, dancing, refreshments. Donation at the door, $5-$10. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center. Wear a costume, have some fun. Info: 842-1616.
PEGASUS TUNES: Debbie Forrest of Houston, Texas, plays acoustic Americana and folk rock at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: www.myspace.com/debbieforrest or 842-6725.
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 Arthur’s World, a new exhibit based on Marc Brown’s books and PBS series. Info: 855-4650.
Peacemaking: David Zarembka, coordinator of the Africa Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, presents “Peacemaking after Deadly Conflict: Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya,” from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Winslow CoHousing. He’ll describe the work being done in these countries to further healing and reconciliation including alternatives to violence, mediation, and inter-community dialogues. Free and open to all. Contact: Judy Friesem, 855-9606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dia De Los Muertos: Bethany Lutheran Church will celebrate an ancient tradition, “Dia de los Muertos,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the church. Linked with All Saints Day by the Latino community, the event remembers loved ones with respect, reverence and joy. Following a potluck and piñata, a candlelight memorial ends the evening with a prayerful remembrance. Info: 842-4241.
PEgasus Tunes: Mukilteo songwriter, Rachel Wiegand,plus Manabozho, play acoustic/melodramatic/popular/indie song at 7:30p.m. Nov. 1 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 842-6725, www.myspace.com/rachelwiegandmusic or www.myspace.com/manabozho.
EDGE Improv: Ken Ballenger directs the EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $15/$10, at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Hall Bros.: Author Gary White will present a slideshow and lecture on Bainbridge Island’s Hall Brothers Shipyard. at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at IslandWood. Suggested donation $3; free to BIHistory Museum members. Info: 842-2773 or email@example.com.
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.
OPEN MIC: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
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.
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.
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 Arthur’s World, a new exhibit based on Marc Brown’s 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.
Fall Band Concert: Bainbridge High School presents the annual fall band “Fill the Timpani” concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the BHS Gym. Help celebrate the music of our young musicians under the direction of new Band Director Lillian Garcia. Free. Info: www.bandbhs.blogspot.com.
KiDiMu’s Free: Enjoy a free-admission day on Nov. 6 at Kids Discovery Museum. Explore Under the Sea and the new: Arthur’s 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lantern Festival: Madrona School invites the community to the annual Lantern Festival on at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Please bring lanterns and coat donations for the school’s coat drive and gather in the Fellowship Hall of Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way. Hear the legend of Saint Martin followed by a parade of lanterns and song through Winslow to Waterfront Park for muffins and hot cider. Free and open to the public. Info: www.madronaschool.org.
David Grier: David Grier returns to Bainbridge to delight us with his lighting fast, flatpicking guitar style. Catch him at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mud Puddle Coffee, 321 High School Rd. Admission: $10. Info: 780-8844.
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 speak on “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, Boley was an early expert in the use of monochromatic and color ink digital printing and now has his hands on the newest and hottest information, papers, inks, and gadgets. Free. Info: www.bacart.org.
St. Martin’s Night: Bring your lantern for a St. Martin’s Night Lantern Walk and Spiral of Light, at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace Episcopal Church. We’ll walk, carrying our light into the darkness and welcoming in the winter season with music, quiet and candle-lighting. Info: www.gracehere.org.
Odyssey Auction: Odyssey Multiage Program will hold a fundraiser, “A Harvest Gathering,” from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 8 at St. Barnabas Church. The event features silent, live, and dessert auctions, live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets, $30, are at the door and include a complimentary drink. Info: Michelle Hope or Becky Beemer at the Commodore office, 780-1646.
Saturday Dance: Second Saturday Dance will be on Nov. 8 at Island Center Hall. A foxtrot workshop runs from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by DJ’d swing, Latin and ballroom until 10:30 p.m. Cost: $10/$5, includes workshop. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
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, email@example.com 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.
Ocheami: Bainbridge Island Arts Education Community Consortium presents OCHEAMI Nov. 13-14 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. These International outreach performances feature West African drumming, dance, song, and storytelling from Ghana and Zimbabwe. Performances are 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $6;call or email Bonnie Showers, 842.7901, 855.7816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Art Meeting: Join the Public Art Program committee for a discussion of the future of our island’s Public Art Program. Your input is needed to help create a master plan that will assure extraordinary and creative experiences in our public spaces. Meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Rd. Info: www.artshum.org.
The Crucible: West Sound Academy presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-22 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. This timeless allegory cuts to the heart with its revelations about the destructive power of fear, and the courage it Tickets, $14 /$10, are available at West Sound Academy,. (360) 598-5954.
O Antiphons: Experience a quiet liturgy designed to ground and center us. The O Antiphons begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Grace Episcopal Church. Seven chants are at the heart of this service of prayer, poetry and song. Come welcome in the season of hope and love. Info: www.gracehere.org.