Bainbridge Island briefs

Anti-racism training

Free Anti-racism Bystander Training will take place May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bainbridge Island City Hall.

From 10 a.m. to noon learn What is racism? After lunch on your own, from 1-3 p.m. there will be bystander action strategies.

It’s facilitated by Healing Equity United, a national equity and inclusion consultancy.

Participants must register. Go to

Scholarship winners

Two Kitsap educators were awarded scholarships for graduate work by the Alpha Sigma Kitsap Chapter of DKG International Society for Leading Women Educators March 19.

The scholarships are given annually to Kitsap educators pursuing advanced studies.

Bainbridge Island Commodore Options fourth-grade teacher Jamie Berg will use her scholarship to take a course in Restorative Justice to teach children to resolve conflict, be better communicators, and take responsibility for their actions.

Tim Wilkinson, who teaches third/fourth grade Options students at Wolfle Elementary in Kingston, was awarded a scholarship to Western State University in educational technology. Recognizing that artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology are the future of education, Wilkinson seeks to learn how to best use those tools in the classroom.

Senate candidate

Raul Garcia, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Washington state, will be on Bainbridge Island May 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Seabold Hall.

He will address the audience at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer session. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The event is being put on by the BI Republican Women and the 23rd Legislative District Republican Party.

For details of the event go to For more on Garcia go to

Remodel expo

The Peninsula Home & Remodel Expo will take place at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton May 3-5.

The expo features over 100 exhibitors. To add to the fun there is a Construction in Motion event, Car & Motorcycle Show, Wildlife and Reptile Show and more.

“Whether it’s a remodel project to tackle this summer, important home improvement needs, or beautifying indoor or outdoor spaces—our exhibitors are here to help and inspire,” said Randall King of event sponsor Kitsap Builders Association.

The event also features hands-on fun for kids. “A unique aspect of our expo is how we introduce kids to the trades by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities with a variety of activities, tools and vehicles,” King said.

They can get behind the wheel of an excavator, create a planter box, and get a free t-shirt, construction hat and paint bucket.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older; younger than that are free.

Ferry food

Ferry riders on Bainbridge Island will have a new option as Commuter Comforts is opening a terminal takeaway and bar.

In addition to their coffee stand, they now offer a full bar and a dine-in or takeaway food menu. They will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will serve breakfast and lunch all day.

Blues guitar

Keith Scott of Chicago will be performing at Fletcher Bay Winery May 15 and Eagle Harbor Winery May 19, both on Bainbridge Island.

He is a regular performer at the House of Blues in Chicago and recently returned from his second tour of Australia.

Photos, music

Growing up with poor eyesight, Art Grice of Bainbridge Island did not get his first pair of eye glasses until he was 7, after which his whole world became clear.

As an adult, he discovered an enduring passion in taking photographs in both architectural and fine art photography.

Grice will present 50 years of collecting images with his camera with Greg Robinson, BI Museum of Art chief curator, April 27 at 3 p.m. with a reception afterward.

Also, Mark Pickerel & The Peyote 3 will perform at the BIMA auditorium at 8 p.m. May 3.

Drummer-guitarist-singer Pickerel has been a leading voice in the Pacific Northwest’s alternative country, blues and Americana music scenes. He also was drummer for the seminal grunge faves The Screaming Trees and played guitar with Nirvana.

4th of July poster

Artists ages 5-18 can compete for $500 in cash by making a poster for the Bainbridge Island Grand Old Fourth of July.

Deadline for posters that show what you like about the event is May 21. Turn art in to the BI Chamber of Commerce office at 395 Winslow Way.

Pizza fundraiser

The Bainbridge High School robotics team will take over Westside Pizza April 28 from 5-8 p.m. with a percentage of funds raised during that time going to the team.

Spartronics also will be showing off its award-winning robot NEMESIS.

The business has been a sponsor of the team for all of its 11 years.

Meet Deets

Bainbridge Island Mayor Joe Deets will talk about city business with constituents during his open office hours April 27 from 1o a.m. to noon at CUPS Espresso, 123 Bjune Drive SE in Winslow.

Police log

4-14: Burglary, 300 block Winslow Way E

4-15: Theft, 300 block Ferncliff Avenue NE

4-16: Theft, 5500 block NE Tolo Road

4-16: Burglary, 4600 block NE Old Mill Road

4-16: Identity theft, 9000 block Kono Road

4-21: Assault, 14000 block Farmview Lane NE