Bainbridge Island briefs

Author in BI

Jon Mooallem of Bainbridge Island will launch his new book “Serious Face” at Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Winslow Way May 17.

The New York Times Magazine writer at large shares 13 hopeful, heartbreaking and profound essays from a master storyteller (Ed Yong) in the book. Publisher’s Weekly says he puts “a human face on larger issues such as climate change and conservation.”

The thread that combines the essays is that it’s “our vulnerability, not our victories, that connect us.”

In Serious Face he brings to life the desperate hopes and urgent fears of people he meets, telling stories with empathy, humor, insight and kindness, a news release says. “Can we learn to love the people we really are, behind the serious faces we show the world?”

Artists pop up

ROOST Flying Goat Studios will have its first Pop-Up event of the year May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lynwood Center on Bainbridge Island.

Erica Nordean will be guest artist at Orellana Studio.

Peaceful Spring Designs will present whimsical ceramics by Dawn McNamara and contemporary jewelry by Theresa Killgore, whose work is now included in the Palm Spring Art and Architectural Museums.

Refreshments will be served. The location is 4565 and 4566 Flying Goat Ave. NE.

Run for office

Candidate Filing Week is May 16-20 for people who want to run for any of the 165 federal, state and multicounty legislative or judicial offices up for election in the state this year.

Candidates are encouraged to submit an application online with the Office of the Secretary of State between 9 a.m. that Monday and 4 p.m. that Friday.

Candidates for federal, statewide, and multicounty legislative or judicial offices must file with the secretary of state. Other candidates should file with the Kitsap County elections office.

Quilt on display

Bainbridge Island quilter and weaver Carol Olsen is among the 13 fiber artists creating a new exhibit in Port Townsend.

Called “Inspired by Nature,” the display through June is in the 24/7 walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St.

For details go to

BI police log

April 24, Traffic accident, NE Day Road E and Highway 305

April 25, Theft from a vehicle, Pleasant Beach Drive NE

April 26, Warrant arrest, Winslow Way E.

April 26, Neighbor dispute, High School Loop NE

April 26, Vehicle prowl, Miller Road NE

April 26, Traffic accident, NE Beach Crest Drive at Highway 305

April 27, Theft, NE County Park Road

April 27, Traffic accident, NE Eagle Harbor Drive.

April 28, Traffic emphasis, Winslow Way E.

April 29, Fraud theft, High School Loop Road.

April 30, Criminal trespass, Sunrise Drive NE

April 30, Theft, Shannon Drive SE