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We’ve got a fine selection of choice happenings round the Rock this weekend, people.

First off, for those seeking fun, it’s First Friday!

Participants in the beloved monthly event, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the city of Bainbridge Island, include nearly 30 galleries, show rooms, museums, shops and offices.

The action, as always, will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Click here for a complete list of May participants and other additional information.

On Saturday, the ever-popular Boaters Fair will once again be held at Waterfront Park dock (301 Shannon Drive NE) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission and participation is free and open to all.

Watery fun is an integral part of life on Bainbridge, and ensuring island aquatic aficionados are aware of the safety regulations and all of the facilities, programs and services available to them here is the main tenet behind the annual Boaters Fair.

Organized once more by Harbormaster Tami Allen, the day’s free festivities run the gamut from educational displays and demos, to hands-on games and challenges.

Click here for a complete list of the day’s goings-on, or click here to read the full event feature in the Review.

Later, the Battle Point Astronomical Association will present the planetarium show “Active Galactic Nuclei: Quasars & Blazars & Seyferts, Oh My!” at 8:30 p.m. at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park.

Join chief scientist Steve Ruhl for a look at Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) — some of the brightest and most dynamic objects in the universe.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.

BPAstro Kids will join Dr. Erica Saint Clair and host an Insect Invasion from 4 to 6 p.m.

The planetarium show is free to members of the BPAA; a $2 donation is suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

The BPAA is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization that operates the Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.

For more information, call 206-842-9152 or visit

Also, Island Center Hall will host a community dance with a versatile DJ mix guaranteed to keep your feet moving at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The night beings with a dance workshop mixer from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The dance follows from 8 to 10 p.m. Music will include Swing, Waltz, Blues, Country, West Coast, Night Club 2, Ballroom and Latin.

Admission is $10 at the door and includes the workshop mixer.

The dance is alcohol- and smoke-free. Singles and couples, adults and teens are welcome. Dances should wear non-marking shoes with clean soles; bring munchies and beverages to share.

Island Center Hall is at 8395 Fletcher Bay Road. The hall hosts monthly live music and DJ events on the second Saturday of every month.

For more details for all events, visit

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