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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 email@example.com.
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 7:30 p.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.
Artists’ Focus Group: The Public Art Committee invites island artists to participate in a focus group on public art, to be held from 1-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Arts Space, 7869 Fletcher Bay Rd. Your input and ideas will be the basis of a six-year island-wide public art master plan that will help shape the future of public art on Bainbridge Island. RSVP: 842-7901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tames Alan: Ever wonder what it was like to live in a different era? Kitsap Regional Library brings a guide to the past to a library near you. Tames Alan is an actress, historian, and fashion history teacher who has combined her skills to create Living History lectures for people of all ages. She’ll present “Trial by Fork: Formal Victorian Dining Demystified,” one of four hour-long programs about food, its meaning and its importance through the ages, at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
LWV: Reservations are due by Nov. 3 for the next League of Women Voters meeting, taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at Olympic College, Bremer Student Union Building in Bremerton. We’ll have brunch and conversation about early learning with Washington State Rep. Ruth Kagi, chair of Children’s and Family Services, and Lucy Gaskill-Gaddis, Seattle LWV. Cost: $18; make checks payable to LWV Kitsap and mail to LWV Kitsap, P.O. Box 564, Kingston, WA 98346.
Parkinsons Support: The Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Phelps Road Fire Hall. Info: Lana Gillis, (360) 779-7178.
Snow White: BPA Theatre School students grades 1-4 present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” an original 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.
Ethics Board: The Bainbridge Ethics Board will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Council Conference Room, City Hall. Agenda inclues public comment; review of recommendations for short-term changes to ethics program; discussion of possible recommendations for long-term revisions to ethics program; City Council training session on Dec. 10; and the Ethics Board retreat. Info: 842-2545.
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 our city. Meet from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons. 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 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.
Quilt guild: The Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild will meet from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Wyatt House. Quilters of all levels welcome. Info: 842-7358.
Kites & Crows: Indie/folk/Americana band Kites & Crows plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pegasus Coffee House. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
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: email@example.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.
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.
rummage Sale: Spartan Vocal Boosters will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the BHS lower gym. Find great bargains and treasures as you help support high school vocal music education and community projects. Donations of items will be accepted from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 4. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mostly Martha: As one of a series of movies about food being show at KRL branches this month, the Bainbridge Public Library will show “Mostly Martha” at 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: 842-4162.
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.
Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: www.bifriends.org.
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.
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.
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.
VIP: The Visually Impaired Persons of Bainbridge Island support group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Ione Fine will speak on on “The Neural Effects of Visual Deprivation: How Blindness Rewires the Brain,” including neuroscience research examining the effects of blindness both early and late in life. Info/transporation: 842-3551.
book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold an afternoon book sale from 1-4 pm. Nov. 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: www.bifriends.org.
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.
BHS Fall Play: Bainbridge High School Theater Club will be perform the Italian comedy “The Servant of Two Masters,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22. An 18th Century comedy performed with much slapstick and fast-paced fanfare, the play depicts actors performing street theater in Venice, Italy. Tickets: $10/$5. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Contact: Barbara Hume, theater director, email@example.com.
Madrona School’s 10th: Reserve now for Madrona School’s 10th anniversary party and auction, taking place at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 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.
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.
Field’s End: At the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, Warren Read, debut author of “The Lyncher in Me; A Search for Redemption in the Face of History,” discusses the topic “How Do You Go From Vignettes to a Meaningful Memoir?” from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: www.fieldsend.org or 842-4162.
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.
Project Wishbone: Last year, Helpline House’s Project Wishbone provided 170 Thanksgiving dinners to families on Bainbridge. This year, we might be providing over 200. Helpline House will gratefully accept food donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 282 Knechtel Way. No appointment necessary. Donations before that day are also welcome. Bring in assorted canned food, send a check, or bring by an entire Thanksgiving meal. It matters this Thanksgiving. Info: 842-7621 or www.helplinehouse.org.
Israeli Folk Dance: Come to the first annual Congregation Kol Shalom Israeli Dance Night and Bake Sale on Nov. 22 at 9010 Miller Rd. Israeli folk dance is fun, easy to learn, and great exercise – and when you get hungry, enjoy a nosh from our bake sale. Kids/family dance: is from 5-6 p.m., $5 a head, $12 a family. Teen/adult dance is from 7-9 p.m., $8 a head, $12 a family. Preschoolers get in free. Please wear no-scuff shoes. Contact: Carol Tice, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call CKS at 855-0885.
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.