Best Bets for March 8-10 | The Bainbridge Blab

Cloudy and cold, those are the conditions we’ll supposedly be spending the weekend in. However, at this point, if it’s not snowing or raining that honestly doesn’t sound so bad.

It’s pretty lucky, in fact, considering that spring sports begin this weekend at Bainbridge High.

A non-league home boys lacrosse match kicks off the season at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Spartans face off against Issaquah.

Saturday is actually a big day for Bainbridge sports fans, with several teams set to hit the home field.

At 11 a.m. both the varsity baseball and track-and-field teams will enter their first competitions of the season.

The Spartans sluggers will host Gig Harbor at the school’s baseball field, and the annual Logan Relays Jamboree will take over the track.

Later, at 5 p.m., the stadium will see the year’s first soccer match, as the island boys take on North Kitsap.

For those favoring inside activities, though, BI’s also got you covered.

Meet the artists and enjoy the new exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Spring 2019 Public Opening Reception.

Admission is free and open to all, and no reservation is required.

Visit the “calendar” section of to learn more.

Then, on Sunday, Edgar Award nominee Ben Guterson will be at Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. 10 to discuss his new middle-grade reader offering, “The Secrets of Winterhouse.”

In this, the second in his enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade series set in a magical hotel, Elizabeth and Freddy dig deeper into the mystery surrounding Riley S. Granger, a hotel guest who left behind odd artifacts — one being a magical book that the evil Gracella Winters attempted to use the year before to gain destructive power over the entire Falls lineage.

The two friends follow a trail of clues, inadvertently attracting the attention of a suspicious new hotel guest: Elana Vesper. The clock is ticking as Elizabeth and Freddy struggle to figure out whether Elana is merely a pawn or a player in the plot to revive the spirit of Gracella.

And, if that wasn’t enough, Elizabeth suspects she is coming into her own magic ability — and she’s fearful it might lead her right into Gracella’s web.

Guterson is the author of “Winterhouse.” He was a high school and middle school teacher in New Mexico and Colorado for a decade before spending several years at Microsoft as a program manager.

He lives near Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

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