Community News & Events
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HAUNTED HAYRIDE AT BATTLE POINT PARK
Oct. 24 - 26, 2016 with rides leaving every ten minutes beginning at 6 p.m. $7 for ages three and up and children two and younger are free. Ride through the "haunted" pumpkin-lined trails of Battle Point Park where ghosts, zombies, mummies and historic figures emerge from the shadows. Make crafts and play games before your hayride and warm up with hot cocoa afterwards. This is a not-too-scary event and happens rain or shine. No refunds. Register: www.biparks.org, activity #54100
Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bainbridge Aquatic Center (Ray Pool), 8521 Madison Avenue N. $10 Individuals; $20 Relay Team. Calling all swimmers! Swim 500 yds individually or put together a relay team to complete 500 yds. Estimate your time. If your actual time is close to your estimate (in your heat), you can win a pumpkin pie. Costumes and fun welcome! Proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Swim Club.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS:
Honor loved ones who have passed -- both human and animal -- during this Mexican cultural celebration at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E. Info: www.biartmuseum.org
Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 3:30 - 5:30: Opening of the ofrenda (alter of offerings)
Saturday, Nov. 5 Community Celebration:
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.: Ofrenda presentation and public remembrances
11:30 a.m to 4 p.m.: Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities.
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar
All week, Nov. 1 -6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Self-guided ofrenda/public contributions to the altar
UNSELFIE: WHY EMPATHETIC KIDS SUCCEED IN OUR ALL-ABOUT-ME WORLD
Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons. Register at raisingresilience.com Admission $15; or $35 for ticket and author-signed UnSelfie book.
Michele Borba, internationally known child development researcher and author, will speak on Bainbridge Island about her newest book: UNSELFIE: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Borba, often featured in national news, from CNN to The New York Times, will share science-backed insights about how current cultural trends from constant personal technology use to achievement-first pressures, correlate to rising problems with toxic stress and mental-emotional issues in children and youth. Optimistically, she shows parents and teachers how to turn this around with researched-backed strategies to help develop empathy, a first step in cultivating holistic well-being. Her book and presentation are geared to parents with children of any age, and her strategies are identified by developmental stages.
NATURE NUTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Grades K-2. Autumn is a great time for kids to be outside! Nature Nuts kids explore the world through adventurous outdoor play, science-based discoveries, and guided field investigations. Nature Nuts parents love knowing their kids are engaged in meaningful interactions with nature to support whole child development while creating memories, building a foundation for stewardship and love for the natural world. Kids visit beaches, forests, and wetlands on Bainbridge and in North Kitsap. Register through www.biparks.org. Session 1: Sept. 12 - Oct. 14; Session 2: Oct. 17 - Nov. 18; Session 3: Nov. 21 - Dec. 16.
FALL PLAY FESTIVAL
Nov. 4 - 5 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Maidson Ave. Tickets: $10 / adults, $5 / children. Box Office hours Wed - Fri 1 - 4 p.m. and one hour before the performance. BPA Theatre School’s Fall Play Festival presents students in “Baron Munchhausen” and “Tales of the Heroine Atalanta.” See two shows for one ticket at BPA Theatre School’s annual extravaganza, a family-friendly event showcasing talented students in the 2nd – 8th grade. Click here for more information.
BPA THEATER SCHOOL
BPA Theater School has a longstanding tradition of supporting learners of all ages to build the skills and confidence to perform on stage and in everyday life. “We wouldn’t work as hard as we do to provide the best possible theater school program if we didn’t believe in its value and efficacy, and we wouldn’t do theater school at all if it wasn’t so dang much FUN!” – Liz Ellis, Director of Education. Registration is now open for after school classes. Click here for the list of available classes.
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