Bainbridge Island Briefs

Holiday events

If you’ve ever been uneasy about trying ice skating the Bainbridge Island Kids Museum has the answer for you.

Try sock skating at KiDiMu’s faux rink through Feb. 1, 2023. Take off your shoes and skate along the slippery surface in your socks.

If you want to try an almost-real ice rink, head to Pleasant Beach Village and glide around their 3,500-square-foot synthetic rink; Open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and weekends from 1-8 p.m. Cost is $20, less for those 10 and younger.

Gingerbread House making and a concert series also are planned. Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus will be Dec. 11, 17-18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce After Hours Holiday Party is Dec. 8 at the Manor House at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to members, $20 for guests, and includes food and wine.

Human rights

Free registration is taking place for the 32nd Annual Kitsap County Conference on Human Rights.

It will take place virtually this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Pre-registration is required. Go to

This year’s event centers around “This is Home: Our bodies, our communities, our planet,” and looks at these topics from a human rights perspective.

The conference will feature a roundtable discussion and multiple breakout sessions, including: community building to end homelessness; disputing racism, restoring connection; gender-affirming language 101; youth mental health panel; empathic listening; gender-based stereotypes; racism, a public health crisis; and more.

The annual Linda Gabriel Awards will be announced, recognizing youth, individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to human rights.

Concert coming

Crescendo’s “Love & Light” free concert will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE.

Director Wendi Olinger leads this multi-age group of 30-plus singers, accompanied by Chris Smellow. Crescendo is part of Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest, a nonprofit theater and performance group on Bainbridge Island.

The concert will feature a festive blend of traditional songs to usher in Hanukkah and Christmas, with a little jazz and pop mixed in.

Art reception

The First Friday Art Reception at Roby King Gallery in Winslow will be 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2.

The theme for the month is “It’s all about colors” in floral landscape, romance and the natural world. Featured artists are Alfred Currier, Kathe Fraga and Anne Schreivogl. The display is Dec. 2-31.

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. closing an hour earlier on Sundays.

Oil landscapes by Neal Philpott and Pamela Wachtler will be shown on the First Friday at the annex at Bainbridge Homes Real Estate.

Toymaker back

A Build-A-Toy Workshop with Rick Hartman will take place Dec. 9, free to all Wilkes Elementary School students.

The PTO is putting on the event at 6:30 p.m. Siblings are welcome, too. Kits for them cost $8. Contact the school to RSVP.

Meet the mayor

Mayor Joe Deets is having open office hours Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at CUPS Espresso on 123 Bjune Drive SE in Winslow.

Everyone is welcome to meet with him to talk about city business.

BI police log

Nov. 13 – Sex offense, Madison Avenue S.

Nov. 15 – Traffic accident, Finch Road NE at NE New Holland Court.

Nov. 15 – Traffic emphasis, Winslow Way E.

Nov. 15 – Traffic accident, NE High School Road

Nov. 16 – Theft, Winslow Way E

Nov. 16 – Vehicle theft, Rockaway Beach Road NE

Nov. 17 – Traffic accident, NE Day Road E at Phelps Road NE

Nov. 18 – Theft, Wing Point Road NE

Nov. 18 – Traffic accident, Blakely Avenue NE at NE Old Mill Road

Nov. 18 Residential burglary, Agate Street NE

Nov. 18, Theft, Harbor Square Loop Road