Best Bets for Nov. 9-11 | The Bainbridge Blab

A hearty thanks to all military service members from us here at the Review. We hope you are having a happy and healthy Veteran’s Day, which is officially Sunday, Nov. 11 but is observed Monday.

Washington State Ferries will observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces at 11:11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

Following the moment of silence, all ferries that are sailing will sound their whistles to salute all former military personnel, many of whom work for WSF or ride the boats each day.

In addition, on Friday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 12, WSF will fly the POW/MIA flag on all operating vessels.

“Recognizing the nearly 600,000 veterans, 60,000 active duty, 19,000 reservists and their family members that call Washington state home is important to us,” said Ferry System Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton.

“Their sacrifice and dedication deserve our special thanks for their service to this nation,” she said.

WSF also notes that Centerplate, the ferry system’s onboard galley vendor, will be honoring former and current military personnel with a fleet-wide 10-percent discount on all food and beverages on Sunday, Nov. 11, with proper identification.

Elsewhere on the Rock this weekend, Seabold United Methodist Church will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, featuring gift items, handmade arts and crafts, books, baked goods, cards and collectible and vintage items for sale.

There will be a special room for children to shop for items, just $1 apiece.

Also available: chili and chowder, bread, drinks and desert will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seabold United Methodist Church is located at 6894 NE Seabold Church Road. On-site parking is plentiful.

Seabold Hall will host Second Saturday, featuring Bill Corral with friends Karena Forbes and Jean Mann Saturday, Nov. 10.

All are welcome to come by Seabold Hall for some of the finest live music around.

Open stage performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (sign-up starts at 7), followed by the featured act.

Admission is play or pay $8; children get in for free. There will be coffee, tea, bottled water and cookies for sale.

Seabold Hall is at 14450 Komedal Road.

For more information about the headliner, visit For details about Seabold Second Saturdays, visit music/, or call or text David Hager at 206-409-3437.

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform at the next Saturday night dance at Island Center Hall from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will supply a snappy rhythm and a calm and catchy grace. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, the music of Django & Grappelli, Latin swing tunes, waltzes and Ranger’s unique originals.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and a swing workshop mixer will be held from 7:15 to 8 p.m. The dance follows from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 at the door and includes the lesson and live music.

The dance is alcohol- and smoke-free. All are welcome; singles and couples, adults and teens. Attendees should wear non-marking shoes with clean soles that are kind to the hall’s wood floor. Bring munchies and beverages to share.

For more information, visit

For those more scientifically inclined, consider:

Interacting galaxies are found all over the sky. How do these galaxies interact? What happens when they collide? Our nearest galactic neighbor is heading straight for us at 250,000 mph!

Astronomer Steve Ruhl will look at what is going to happen at the planetarium show “Galaxies Gone Wild” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park.

Admission is free to members of the Battle Point Astronomical Association; a $2 donation is suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

There will also be a special kids show, “The Art of Programming,” from 4 to 6 p.m. with Dr. Erica Saint Clair.

For more information, call 206-842-9152.

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