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Community Calendar, Feb. 17

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Camp Siberia Auction: Tickets are now on sale for Camp Siberia’s annual auction at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish on March 14. An evening of Russian art and entertainment will be the highlight of the festive dinner. Proceeds will support fundraising efforts of Bainbridge Island student counselors preparing for Camp Siberia, the American-style camp for Russian orphans. Tickets: $85/person. Reserve: Ellin Spenser, 842-7036.

Poetry Month Submissions: Island poets are invited to submit original poems (25 lines maximum) to the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council for display in store windows throughout April, National Poetry Month. The theme of this year’s event is “Green.” Submit poems to Paula Elliot at paulae@artshum.org or to the BIAHC office, 221 Winslow Way, Suite 201. Entries must include the poet’s name, Bainbridge address, phone number, and email address. Deadline: 4 p.m. March 11.

Youth Market Vendors: If you’re school age and are interested in being a part of the Bainbridge Youth Market as an artist or musician, now is the time to start building your repertoire and inventory and planning your garden. A planning meeting will be held soon; for more information, call Robin Guterson, 842-1250.

Chamber Volunteers: Help support economic vitality on Bainbridge, and answer Obama’s call for community service. The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to help with projects that help support local businesses. Fun, fast paced and interesting. Contact: Liz, (206) 842-3700.

Elizabeth Otto: Café Trios presents a glorious exhibit of work by Elizabeth Otto. Six large monotypes and six large oil paintings hang through February at the cafe, 772 Winslow Way at Ferncliff. Info: info@cafetrios.com or 842-3986.

Spring Break Camps: Registration opens at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 for four two-day spring break camps at Kids Discovery Museum: Living Beneath the Canopy for ages 3-6 and SmArt! Creativity Camp for ages 6-9. Camps run March 31 through April 3; Cost for two-day program: $55/members, $65/mon-members; cost for four-day program: $100/members, $120/non-members for four-day program. Register: 855-4650.

Abalone Project: The Puget Sound Restoration Fund welcomes the submission of an original painting of an abalone or abalone shell to be auctioned to benefit the abalone restoration project. Deliver submissions to: Puget Sound Restoration Fund, 590 Madison Ave. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Deadline: 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Contact: Wendy Welch, wendy@restorationfund.org.

Supplemental Sign: Join Stacey LaBahn for Supplemental Sign, 2 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 26 to March 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library small conference room. Like the popular Baby Sign, SupSign is about communication. It’s a way to supplement spoken words for people who have noticed changes in their hearing or in the hearing of others. Free; drop-ins welcome. Info: www.krl.org.

Shoreline comments: The Department of Ecology will accept written comments until Feb. 23 on the proposed amendment to the City of Bainbridge Island Shoreline Master Program to provide regulations for the establishment and operation of an open-water marina in the Middle Harbor Zone of Eagle Harbor. Details: ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.

Home and Garden Show/Eco Village: Calling all green businesses, including artists who work with recycled and found objects: ECO Village, a trade show featuring green products and services, is coming to Sakai Intermediate School on March 8. This family-friendly event will feature fun activities and creative ways to live sustainably. The sixth annual Home and Garden Show, slated for March 7, is also accepting vendor applications: www.bainbridgechamber.com or call 842-3700.

Eco Tour: Tickets are on sale now for the ECO Tour, a tour of green buildings and sustainable gardens, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. Architects and designers will give presentations throughout the day. Tickets: $15/self driving, $16/shuttles. Schedule, tickets and info: www.bainbridgechamber.com.

Eco Elvis: Tickets on sale now for the Eco Elvis show, family-friendly fun at 7 p.m. March 7 at Island Music Guild. Tickets/information: www.brownpapertickets.com, or call 842-3700 for more information.

Print Chicks: New work by printmaking group The Print Chicks is on display through February at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. Info: bpgalvani@comcast.net.

Catherine Martinez: Now through Feb. 28, Bainbridge Islander Catherine Martinez will exhibit her oil paintings at the Victor Alexander Winery and Art Gallery, 120 Madrone Ln. Included in the exhibit are landscapes of local scenes and floral still lifes. Info: tacorina@comcast.net.

Folk Dancing: European Folk Dancing with instruction is held from 7-9 p.m. each Thursday at Bainbridge Ballet studio, 945 Hildebrand Lane. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for teens. Contact: Fred or Linda, 780-8036.

Community Grants: Bainbridge Community Foundation is accepting applications for its annual community grants cycle. Applying organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation. A letter of inquiry must be submitted by March 15; final grant applications must be received no later than April 15. Guidelines/forms: www.bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org.

BAC in February: A lot of classic Cubist paintings look a little like quilts. Why not make quilts that look like Cubist paintings? This month Bainbridge Arts and Crafts presents “The Cubist Quilt,” along with its annual Mixed Nuts showing of student art. Info: www.bacart.org.

Women’s Club: The Bainbridge Island Women’s Club meets the third Thursday of each month at Bethany Lutheran Church, 7168 Finch Rd. Social hour is at 9:30 a.m.; meeting begins at 10 a.m., with a program of community interest following the business meeting. Everyone welcome. Info: cds_tutu@msn.com.

One Call Partners: If you’d like to be considered as a new partner agency in the One Call for All annual drive, call 842-0659.

KiDiMu Enrichment Camps: Sign up for project-based enrichment camps for 4-to-6 year-olds at the Kids Discovery Museum, led by Marilyn Putnam and Chari Allen. Cost: $100 members, $125 non-members. Info: www.kidimu.org.

Youth Arts Month: To celebrate national Youth Arts Month, the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council wants to salute our arts educators and young artists by spotlighting youth arts in our community in March. Send information about exhibits, classes, workshops, performances or other creative projects to Paula Elliot, paulae@artshum.org or 842-7901.

Lynn Brofsky: Roby King Galleries begins the 2009 season with Bainbridge artist Lynn Brofsky. Her new work, entitled “Road Trip,” explores the female figure as witness to the industrial landscape. An opening reception. Info: robykinggalleries@gmail.com.

HOOPFEST: Registration is open for Hoopfest, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament held at Bainbridge High School Gym to benefit Bainbridge Schools Foundation. The event, open to boys and girls grades 3-12, will be held on March 8. Registration deadline is Feb. 13. Info: www.bainbridgeschoolsfoundation.org.

AARP Tax Assistance Program: Free tax prep assistance for seniors runs through April 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library downstairs conference room. Sessions are 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Info: 842-4162.

Neil Johannsen: On view at the Bainbridge Public Library in February is “Northern Light, Work on Wood,” paintings by Neil Johannsen. Info: 842-4162.

Book Drive: February is book drive month at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, to benefit the Bainbridge Public Library. Bring your beautiful but neglected art books to BAC. The library chooses the books it wants; the others return to the gallery, where anyone may purchase them for a donation. Info: 842-3132.

Cookies and Helpline: This month, My Kids’ Cookies will collect canned food for Helpline House. Bring in a food item, get a free cookie. The My Kids’ Cookies Shop is at 9723 Coppertop Loop, #202; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Info: www.mykidscookies.com.

Tax Forms: Free IRS Tax Forms are available through April 15 at the Bainbridge ACE Hardware, 635 High School Rd. Info: vstave@gmail.com.

Creative Grounds: The Bainbridge Island Public Art Program will continue its popular grassroots project, Creative Grounds: Communities Building Neighborhood Projects, with another award of $8,000 in 2009. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. March 6. Application forms, a program description and guidelines, and FAQ are at www.artshum.org.

Bloom Poster: The 21st Annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour will be held July 10-12. BIAHC invites artists to compete in the Bainbridge in Bloom poster competition. Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at BIAHC 221 Winslow Way West, Suite 201. Submission guidelines: 842-7901 or admin@artshum.org.

Meditation Book Group: The Mindfulness Meditation Book Group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Viking Bank conference room on Hildebrand Lane. Contact: Juliana, (206) 310-2005.

Library Storytimes: Bring your young ones to storytime at the Bainbridge Public Library. Now through March, the schedule is Toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Book Babies, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Pajama Time, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; and Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free. Information: 842-4162.

TUESDAY 17

Click!: Internet 201 will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Pre-register at 842-4162.

No School Day at KiDiMu: Come to the Kids Discovery Museum on Feb. 17 for a day of fun programs and activities for all ages. Make season-inspired creations in the Arts & Crafts Workshop; hear Richard Brown discuss and share his collection of beautiful butterflies and amazing moths; and join Wendy Hufnugle for the No Fear Science Fair – Prep Workshop. Info: www.kidimu.org

Senior Book Discussion: The next Senior Center book discussion will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. The book is Irene Nemirovsky’s “Suite Francaise.” Contact: librarian Julie O’Neill, 842-4162.

Melodies of the Heart Satsang: Join Niobe Weaver in a meditative evening of soul-inspired music with her many quartz crystal bowls. Her music and voice will take you deep into the mystery of self for an “in-body” experience. Meet from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17 at 8459 Gordon Dr. Sponsored by the Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound. Suggested donation: $10. Reserve space: 842-5330.

Field’s End: At the next Field’s End writers’ roundtable, nonfiction author Judith Tingley presents “How Do You Query Nonfiction?” Meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Information: www.fieldsend.org.

WEDNESDAY 18

Aging Well Hour: Explore ways to enhance your relationships and increase your overall sense of emotional wellness at the next Aging Well Hour, at 9 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Senior Center’s Kallgren Room.Sandra Shields, LICSW, will talk about tools to help us deal with the variety of challenges, from anxiety or depression we may experience from life-changing events to the emotional aspects of illness and aging. Info: 842-6873.

Chamber Luncheon: This month’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Russell Steele, CEO of Suquamish Clearwater Casino, and Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, will discuss the new developments being planned or under way on tribal lands across the Agate Pass Bridge. Cost: $15. Open to members and the public. RSVP: 842-3700.

ACE: The next Adult Children of Elders meeting will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. No specific topic, just an opportunity to share your situation and worries and get some help. Contact: Beulah Downing, 780-8008.

Travelogue: Joyce Major reinvigorated her life by putting together a chain of volunteer vacations worldwide, staying a month on each project. She presents her award-winning book, “Smiling at the World: A Woman’s Yearlong Quest for Adventure,” at the next library Travelogue discussion. Meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: www.krl.org.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Take an exciting journey to the times of the Biblical writers and their communities with Ian Werrett, PhD, scriptural scholar from St. Martin’s University, Lacey. The talk is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at St. Cecila Church. Donations at the door. Info: (206) 201-3039.

THURSDAY 19

Mom & Baby/Toddler Yoga: Join Karen Cornell at KiDiMu for a family Yoga class for all ages and abilities, at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 19 at Kids Discovery Museum. The presentation is a part of the MiniMu Thursdays, a program for families with children 3 and under. Info: www.kidimu.org.

After Hours: This month’s Chamber of Commerce After Hours will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Nosh on goodies and network with business friends and associates. Free and open to the public. Info: 842-3700.

Park Board: The Bainbridge Island Park Board will hold a work session on the Park District Comprehensive Plan at 6 p.m. Feb 19 at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. Info: 8422-2306.

Montessori Parent Info Meeting: The teachers at MCS will share with parents a day in life of a child at Montessori Country School. This Preschool Information Evening for parents of children 18 months – kindergarten meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the school. Parents only, please. Info: 842-4966.

FRIDAY 20

Genealogy: BIGS, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society, meets from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at the Bainbridge Public LIbrary. The workshop will focus on genealogy programs for your computer; mentors will be available to help beginners. Suggested donation for non-members: $5. Info: www.bigenealogy.org.

Pegasus Tunes: Seattle singer/songwriter Tamara Power-Drutis plays at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725 or www.myspace.com/tamarapowerdrutis.

SATURDAY 21

Montessori Country School Open: MCS will hold an open house from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the school. MCS has programs for children 18 months to kindergarten. Children welcome. Info: 842-4966.

Bicycles for Education: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will collect bicycles on behalf of the Global Alliance for Community Empowerment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in the upper parking lot at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1187 Wyatt Way. Among GACE’s initiatives is to collect and refurbish used bicycles to distribute to rural students in Togo, Africa. GACE accepts bicycles 20” or more in good working condition. Contact: Jim Gallaher, 842-5601, jgallaher@stbbi.org.

Explorers’ Club: Kids, come learn about the rainforest on your feet; join KiDiMu explorers Guy Sidora and Shaun Pearson for a special hands-on tour of KiDiMu, at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22. All ages welcome. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650.

Babe Ruth Sign-up: Bainbridge Island Babe Ruth sign-ups will be from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 21 at Bainbridge Bakers in Winslow Green. Babe Ruth is a baseball league for ages 13-18. Contact: Jill, 780-2436.

Roller Hockey Demo: Curious about the world’s fastest sport? Come to the Battle Point Park rink from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 to see how the game is played. Bainbridge Roller Hockey League players of all ages will show you drills and thrills and answer your questions. Bring your skates and helmet, and join the fun,too. Info: 780-9018.

Matinees that Matter: “Fuel” will show at 4:30 p.m Feb. 21 and 22 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. This award-winning documentary provides an insightful portrait of America’s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Followed by Q & A with relevant experts, including Rep. Jay Inslee on Sunday. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge and the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Tickets: $9. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or 842-4439.

Star Party: Battle Point Astronomical Association presents a planetarium and star party, “The Andromeda Galaxy,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. Learn how to find this “little cloud,” what’s in it, and how it changed our ideas of the universe. Astronomers will be on hand. Info: www.bpastro.org.

Island Theatre: Steven Fogell directs “Some Girls” by Neill LaBute, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. This Island Theatre production is free; donations appreciated. Info: www.islandtheatre.org.

Chamber Music: “Music of the Soul,” a chamber music concert featuring Dvorak and Brahms piano quartets, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Commons, with Alan Rawson on violin, Peggy Spencer on viola, Zon Eastes on cello and Sandy Rawson on piano. Tickets: $20/$10. Seating limited; to reserve, contact Peggy Spencer, 842-5647 or peggy spencer@ymail.com.

Pegasus Tunes: Seattle singer/songwriter Daniel Adams plays at 7:30 pm Feb. 21 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725 or www.myspace.com/danieladamsmusic.

SUNDAY 22

Interfaith Music Festival: The seventh annual Interfaith Music Festival is at 3:30 pm. Feb. 22 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Join us for sacred and devotional music from Bainbridge and North Kitsap faith congregations. At the end of the concert, all performers gather as one large, unified choir, under the direction of this year’s guest director, Norma Edens of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, to sing “Go Out With Joy,” and “Peace Be With You.” Free and family friendly. Info: www.binkinterfaith.org.

Speakers Forum: At the next in the Library Speakers Forum series, Paul Brians presents “Nouns Dressed as Verbs and Other Common Errors in English,” at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library. With wit and humor, Brians exposes common struggles with the English language. Learn how to avoid “low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.” Info: www.krl.org.

Israeli Dance: Our monthly series of Israeli folk dance Sundays continues with a dance on Feb. 22 at Congregation Kol Shalom, CKS is located at 9010 Miller Rd. All dances taught, no partner needed, all are welcome; wear comfortable clothes and non-scuffing shoes. Kids and beginners dance is from 4:30-6 p.m., $5 a head/$12 a family; main dance, at 7 p.m., is $8 a head/$12 a family. Preschoolers free. Israeli dance is fun, easy to learn and good exercise! Info: www.kolshalom.net or 842-9010.

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

MONDAY 23

‘Light in the Piazza’ Auditions: Bainbridge Performing Arts will hold auditions for this spring’s production of “The Light in the Piazza” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 at BPA. Appointments: contact Stage Manager Deirdre McCollom, dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or (206) 714-5766.

TUESDAY 24

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: 842-4162.

Click!: The next Click! computer class will be an email open lab, at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. Free. Pre-register at the library, 842-4162.

KiDiMu Arts & Crafts: Young artists are invited to KiDiMu to make season-inspired artistic creations, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 and every Tuesday. Perfect for crafts enthusiasts 3 and up. Guided activity. Free with admission or membership. Info: 855-4650.

Lions Club: Lions Clubs International is continuing their objective to give Bainbridge Island a Lions Club. An informational meeting is scheduled for noon Feb. 24 in the Viking Bank conference room, 921 Hildebrand Lane, Ste. 100. We urge anyone interested in becoming a charter member in the largest service organization in the world to attend this meeting, to learn what Lions do and how to become a member. Info: (360) 830-4327 or pdgjimmccown@comcast.net.

Pancakes Build Houses: Join special guest the Total Experience Gospel Choir, in concert, as to celebrate Mardi Gras and support the choir’s ongoing relief efforts in New Orleans and Mississippi. The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and Gulf Coast relief benefit takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Grace Episcopal Church. Come with a generous heart and let’s get the fat out! Donations accepted. Info: www.gracehere.org.

Roller Hockey Registration: Join the world’s fastest sport! Bainbridge Roller Hockey League’s drop-in registration for returning and new players will be from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Sakai Library. Teams, for ages 7-17, are co-ed and newly formed each year. The 2009 season runs May 4-July 25. All games are played at the Battle Point Park hockey rink. Details/forms: www.bihockey.org. Contact: 842-9041.

Odyssey Open: Odyssey Multiage Program Grades 1-8 will hold its open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Join us in the Commodore Building of Bainbridge High School to learn more about our program. Contact: the school office, 780-1646.

West Sound Open: West Sound Academy, an independent college preparatory middle and high school with strong academics and arts, invites interested parents and students to an open house for grades 6-12 at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 on the campus, 16571 Creative Dr. in Poulsbo. New Head of School, Joe Kennedy, will be present. Info: www.westsoundacademy.org.

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