Community News & Events
 
As a service to non-profit community organizations, this page publicizes information about community events. These are perceived as appropriate for students, parents, and families. Interested in submitting news and events? Click here and complete the form. 
 
ART  
 
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB
 
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is offering Art Club for students in grades 5 -8. The six-week session begins Sept. 19 and runs through Oct. 24 and is held on Mondays from 2 - 4 p.m. Session topics range from drawing, wood sculpture and comic-book creating. Individual classes are $25 and the entire six-week session is $125. Register: www.biartmuseum.org
 
CELLULOID BAINBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL
 

Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is accepting regional entries for their 18th Annual Film Festival (through the end of September). For submission guidelines, see www.celluloidbainbridge.com. Films will be selected through juried review by local film professionals and enthusiasts. The festival, presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, will showcase a broad mix of entries from Bainbridge Island and around the Pacific Northwest, with films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia eligible for consideration. The Festival will be held November 5-6, 2016, at the Historic Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island. See www.AHBainbridge.org for information.

 
 
 
EVENTS
 
BAINBRIDGE PREPARES
         
Learn valuable information about emergency preparedness at the second-annual Bainbridge Prepares event. This free, three-day event is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2016 and features a special film made about Bainbridge Island (Sept. 28), a panel discussion with local experts (Sept. 29) and an expo with workshops and booths (Oct. 1). Come learn how to prepare for an emergency at home, at work and on your commute. For more information, click here.
             
 
BAINBRIDGE-OMETEPE SISTER ISLANDS FRIENDSHIP 30th ANNIVERSARY 
 
Oct. 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market. Please join our Mayor at the October 1st Farmer's Market as he welcomes 11 delegates who are here from our sister island, Ometepe in Nicaragua to celebrate 30 years of friendship with Bainbridge Island. Info: http://bainbridgeometepe.org/
 
BAINBRIDGE-OMETEPE SISTER ISLANDS FRIENDSHIP 30th ANNIVERSARY 
 
Oct. 8, 2016 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Island School. Please join us for the Potluck Fiesta, celebrating the 30th Anniversary (1986-2016) of the Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands friendship. Families are welcome. Please bring a dinner item, plates and utensils. Info: http://bainbridgeometepe.org/
 
 
SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE  
 
Oct. 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 Madison Ave. N, Ste. 101. Tickets: $10 and are availalbe here. Learn about the impact of the digital age on kids and help them avoid harmful effects, and find balance! Raising Resilience presents an acclaimed documentary featuring poignant stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists. Find out how tech time impacts kids' development, and how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world. Recommended for parents of children of all ages and youth (5th grade & up). Some teen themes are featured. Parental discretion advised. This is an encore screening for those who missed it in May.
 
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
  
NATURE
 
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. 
 
MUSIC 
 
BREMERTON SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES THEIR 2016-17 SEASON
Don’t miss Bremerton Symphony's 74th concert season, including classical favorites, new works, special guest soloists, young artists, and a special combined concert featuring the Bremerton Youth Symphony joining the Chorale and Symphony. From The Great Gershwin to Gloria and The Nutcracker, a Chamber Concert to Saddle up at the OK Chorale, and Love is in the Air to Lux Aeterna, you won't want to miss a single note. Purchase packages online, call 360-373-1722, or visit the office Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 645 4th Street, Suite 206 in downtown Bremerton.
  
PRESCHOOL
 
LITTLE SPARTAN'S PRESCHOOL  
 
Little Spartan's Preschool is held in Room 101 at BHS beginning late September and running through early June. It follows the school district calendar each Wednesday and Friday from 1 - 3:30 PM. Children 3 -5 years old are warmly welcomed by an adult teacher and high school students who are enrolled in the Exploring Childhood 1 and 2 classes.  This unique opportunity offers young children a variety of activities in small groups and one-on-one instruction: learning centers with letters, numbers, science, and more; Circle Time; art, free play and outside play, and snack time. Fee: $15/class. For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Warga, Preschool Teacher at 780-1394 or kwarga@bisd303.org.
 
 
 
THEATER
 
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. 
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
 
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