Community Calendar, March 27

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Potluck & Movie: The Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center hosts a “Soup Night Potluck and Movie” at 5 p.m. March 27 at the Commons, 402 Brien Dr. Bring salad, dessert or something that complements soup to share with others. We’ll view “Mama Mia” after dinner. Info: 842-1616.

‘Eating Alaska’: What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the last frontier? Find out as Yes We Must!, An Environmental Film and Discussion Series presents “Eating Alaska” at 7 p.m. March 27 at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Post-film discussion with IslandWood chef Jim White. Free. Info:

Pegasus Tunes: Seattle blues band the Sam Marshall Trio plays at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Pegasus Coffee House. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 842-6725,

Gallery Concerts: The Island Gallery continues its 2009 concert series with a program of viola quintets by Mozart, Bruckner, Dvorak and Beethoven. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at the gallery, 100-106 Madison Ave. Tickets: $20/$10. reserve: 780-9500.


Great Decisions: The Great Decisions discussion series continues with “Rising Giants: The Worlds Fastest Growing Countries,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Work Party: The next Park District trail work party will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at the Ted Olson Nature Preserve. We will be re-opening the trail corridor/connection from the existing trail to Winther Road. Walking encouraged; meet at the parking area or Winther Road trail head. Bring gloves, appropriate clothing, tools, snack, and a drink. Contact: Dan, (206) 245-7385.

‘I.O.U.S.A’.: Since its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, I.O.U.S.A has garnered rave reviews from critics and rich debate from pundits. One thing is for sure: I.O.U.S.A. clearly and boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. This “Matinees that Matter” showing is at 5 p.m. March 28 and 29 at the Lynwood Theatre, with Q&A to follow each show. $9 all seats. Info: or 842-4439.

Pegasus TUnes: The island’s own Manitou, plus The Funky Pajamas, plus The WIMsicals, play at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at Pegasus Coffee House. Cover: $5. Info: 842-67225,,

Latin Dance: A Latin Nights salsa/Latin lesson with guest instructor and Sheila will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. March 28 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Rd., followed by DJ’d dance until 10:30 p.m. Bring clean-soled shoes leaving no black marks. Cost: $5/$10, includes lesson and dance. Info:


Ree Katrak: An artist reception will be held for Ree Katrak from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 29 at Grace Episcopal Church. Katrak’s “Line and Color,” mixed media and monotype, hangs through April 30 at the Gallery at Grace, 8595 Day Rd. Information:

Explorers’ Club with Shaun: Learn about the rain forest on your feet! All are welcome to join KiDiMu Explorer and camp instructor Shaun Pearson for a special interactive tour of KiDiMu at 1:30 p.m. March 29. All ages welcome. Info: 855-4650.

Speakers Forum: Karen Haas presents “Narcissa Whitman: Lady at the Crossroads,” at 4 p.m. March 29 at the Bainbridge Public Library. This dramatic Library Speakers Forum presentation tells the remarkable story of Whitman, who lived as a missionary to the Cayuse in what is now Eastern Washington. Admission: $10 at the door. Info: 842-4162.

Open Mic: All ages and styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems, and readings at MCR Open Mic, 7-9:30 p.m. March 29 and every Sunday at Pegasus Coffee House. A piano is available. Hosted by Rick Barrenger. Info:


Spring Break Puppet Show: Kids, enjoy a spring break puppet show, featuring short plays, at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 842-4162.

Memorial Wall Groundbreaking: Construction groundbreaking ceremony for the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial “Story Wall” to be held at 11 a.m. March 30, the 67th anniversary of the first exclusion of Japanese Americans in World War II. Groundbreaking takes place at the Memorial site, south side of Eagle Harbor, intersection of Eagle Harbor Drive and Taylor Avenue. Parking is limited; free bus service directly to the site will begin at 9:25 a.m. from the Winslow ferry terminal. Info:

Paradigm Shifters: Paradigm Shifters will hold an evening discussion meeting from 7-9 p.m. March 30 at Virginia Villa apartments, 200 High School Rd. Info:


Teddy Bear Picnic: Bring your teddy bear or stuffed animal friend to the library for a special storytime, at 10:30 a.m. March 31 at the Bainbridge Public LIbrary. A teddy bear doctor will be on hand for minor repairs. Info: 842-4162.

Living Beneath the Canopy: Marilyn Putnam and Chari Allen invite children ages 3-6 for spring break camp adventures in the KiDiMu’s Zany Rainy Forest, 9:30 a.m. To noon March 31 – April 3 at Kids Discovery Museum. Sign-up available for two or four days. Registration: 855-4650.

What is Council-Manager?: Carl Neu, nationally recognized expert on municipal government, will be the keynote speaker at a community meeting, “What is the Council-Manager form of government?” from 7-9 p.m. March 31 at the Bainbridge High School Commons. Q&A to follow. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Resource Group. Info: 842-4112.


Native Plant Sale: Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s annual native plant sale hosts more than 30 native nursery grade trees, shrubs, ground covers and more. Deadline for pre-orders is April 1. Pick up orders April 18. Attract wildlife, help native plants thrive on the island, and support the Land Trust. Details and order form: or 842-1216.

Spring Break Camps: Fantastic Flying Things and Build, Build, Build! Spring break science camps are being held April 1, 2 and 3 at Camp Yeomalt with science teacher Tim Lowell Cost: $98. Reserve: or 842-2306.

Journey to Madagascar: Join Jerry Matthews as he shares his photographic journey of the Island of Madagascar, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, at 1 p.m. April 1 at the Commons. Info/sign-up: 842-1616.

Jim Wellman: Jim Wellman, islander and chair of the U.W. Comparative Religion department, will speak at 7 p.m. April 1 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Wellman will discuss his most recent book, “Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest.” The talk, part of the Lenten Speaker Series, is preceded by a simple soup supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. To attend or for more information: 842-4241.

Being – Here and Now: Karen Barta of Seattle University will lead “Being – Here and Now,” a discussion on how scripture and meditation can help recapture a sense of presence. The talk is at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at St. Cecilia Parish Hall, High School Road and Madison Avenue. Info: (206) 201-3039.


First Thursday at KiDiMu: Kids Discovery Museum invites families for a free-admission day on April 2. Visitors can explore the Zany Rainy Forest and the Lost City exhibits. Arts & Crafts – all day in the Art Studio. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE; Info:

Book Sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 1-4 p.m. April 2 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:


The White Snow: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and Bainbridge Performing Arts collaborate on a special April exhibit in the BPA Gallery that complements its production of “Art.” This exhibition of thought-provoking all-white paintings include works by many local artists. Info:

Little League Fundraiser: Bainbridge Island Little Leaguers will sell 2009 Double Play Cards, worth over $250 in savings, for a $5 donation at these locations and times: 3-7 p.m. March 27, April 5 and April 17 at Walt’s Grocery; 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 3, 4, 17, 24 and 25 and May and 9 at Casa Rojas/Bainbridge Cinema; 3-7 p.m. April 4, 18 and 19 at Safeway; and 3-7 p.m. April 5, 12 and 13 at T&C. Proceeds go to B.I.L.L. Contact: Marta Riely, 780-2924.

Theatre School Classes: BPA Theatre School is accepting registration for spring and summer classes for grades 1-8. Shows include “The Hobbit,” “The Greasepaint All-Stars,” “Tales of the Arabian Nights,” and “It Came from Outer Space.” Forms/info:

B-ball Rummage Sale: Collect and donate unwanted household items for sale at the BHS boys basketball team’s rummage sale. Proceeds from the April 11 sale benefit the team. For free pickup or drop locations, call 780-0479.

Living Library: The Bainbridge Public Library seeks volunteer “living books” for a Living Library to be held from 1-4 p.m. April 19 at the Bainbridge High School library. Here, community members are invited to “check out” a conversation with a person who may seem very different from themselves. Apply at or 842-4162, ext. 9802.

JUMP ROPE: You’ve seen jump rope on Disney and Fox Sports. Now jump in with us. Registration is now open for Jump Rope Summer Camp, which runs 9 a.m. to noon July 6-9 at Woodward Middle School. Cost: $110, and includes a rope, a daily snack and registration with USA Jump Rope. For kids going into first grade and up. Registration/info:

Acoustic Jam: New every Thursday, it’s an acoustic jam from 6-9 p.m. at the Blue Ocean Cafe, 360 Knechtel Way, Bainbridge Island. Info:

BITV Summer Camps: Animation, Teen Filmmaking, Kids Broadcasting and TV Fusion. Visit for descriptions and schedule. Register: 780-2980.

Mama Llamas: Does your child learn differently? Do you feel isolated and silenced? Join other parents for support, connection, education and celebration. Mama Llamas meets over six sessions in March. Info: 855-9364.

Field’s End Conference: Registration is ongoing for the fourth annual Field’s End Writers’ Conference, to be held April 18 at Kiana Lodge Info: or 842-4162.

Island School Tours: On any Tuesday except March 31, visit The Island School, 8553 Day Rd., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to experience first-hand how we keep the joy of learning alive for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Directions/info: 842-0400.

Tax Assistance: Free tax prep assistance for seniors runs through April 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Sessions are 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Info: 780-0931.

Tax Forms: Free IRS Tax Forms are available through April 15 at ACE Hardware, 635 High School Rd. Info:

BHS All Class Reunion: If you graduated from Bainbridge High School in a class from 1928 to 1976, you’re invited to this year’s BHS All Class Reunion on Sept. 5 at IslandWood. Planning is now under way. Info: or call (206) 331-0426 and leave a message with your name and graduation year. A class rep will contact you.

Limerick Contest: Eagle Harbor Books announces its second annual Limerick Contest. Limericks must include a Bainbridge place name. Entries may be dropped off at the store, mailed to 157 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, or emailed Deadline: April 1. Include email address with submission.

Quilters: The Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Wyatt House. Quilters of all levels welcome. Info: 842-7358.


Poetry Corners Readings: Poems featured in “Poetry Corners” spots around town will be read by their authors at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Flowering Around Sunroom Cafe, 200 Winslow Way. Part of the island’s celebration of National Poetry Month. Info:

Reilly & Maloney: Perhaps the most endearing duo to grace the West Coast folk music scene, a reunited Ginny Reilly & David Maloney return to Bainbridge at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Rd. Admission: $17 advance, Info: or

Walk MS: The third Annual Walk MS on Bainbridge will be April 4 at Bainbridge High School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the child-friendly three-mile walk through Winslow begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be entertainment, food, Pegasus Coffee, Bainbridge Barbeque beans, veggie-dogs and hot dogs, and Bon Bon chocolate. Donations can be made, and walkers and new teams can register at: (select Bainbridge Island); at (800) 344-4867, option 2; or at Out of town for spring break? Register online as a virtual walker.

Great Decisions: Great Decisions at the Library continues with a discussion on the race for the Arctic, from 9:30-11 a.m. April 4 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: or

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