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. 
  
 
EVENTS 
 
TOYS FOR TOTS & THE POLAR EXPRESS 
 
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Bainbridge Cinemas enjoy a free showing of The Polar Express. Donations accepted for Toys for Tots (unwrapped and new toys), as well as food or monetary donations for Helpline House. Sponsored by Cook Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Can't make it to the movie? Cook Family Funeral Home will accept toys from Nov. 17 - Dec. 21 at 163 Watt Way NE.  
 
 
BHS BAND BOOSTERS MATTRESS FUNDRAISER
 
Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge (across from BHS). Are you in the market for a new mattress? Help raise money for the BHS band while getting a better night's sleep. All sizes available from a wide-range of name-brand manufacturers. 
 
WINTER WONDERLAND
 
Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Waterfont Park. This first annual and free event will be fun for the whole family! Winter Wonderland will include light features, face painting, a snow feature, holiday present crafts, wrapping paper decorating, Santa Claus, holiday music, ice sculptures, cider and cookies, S’mores with the Squad, lighted boat parade and live reindeer.For more information, visit: www.biparks.org.
 
BIMA PRESENTS: ART IN ACTION OVER WINTER BREAK
 
Dec. 17 - Jan. 2 (closed Christmas Day), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bainbridge Island  Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East. Free. Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program. Let your visit to the art museum spark your creativity! Click here for more information. 
Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program. Let your visit to the art museum spark your creativity!
BPAstroKids
 
  • Stellar DNA: Dec. 10  from 5 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m, at Battle Point Park Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island. Suggest $5 donation for supplies. Join us for an evening where we look at the spectral makeup of common elements and discover how we know what the sun is made of! Create and decorate your very own take home spectrometer to investigate everything from hydrogen emission lines to the spectrum of light bulbs at home!

  • Remote Control Mars: Jan 14 from 5 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m, at Battle Point Park Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island. Suggest $5 donation for supplies. Do you have what it takes to be a rover driver? Join us to learn about how we control our rovers, then try your hand programming our rovers through a Martian obstacle course!

  • Gravity: Feb. 11 from 4 - 5 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m. at Battle Point Park Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island. Suggest $5 donation for supplies. Come learn about how gravity has played in integral part in the formation of our solar system, in daily life here on Earth, and in Saturn's rings! We will even get to see gravity in action as we recreate the creation of our solar system, watch the tides form due to a moon, create planet shooters and more!

KRL PRESENTS: MEET AUTHOR GARTH STEIN
 
Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons. As part of the Kitsap Regional Library's One Book One Community events, author Garth Stein will speak about his book "A Sudden Light." Books will be available for purchase at this event. Click here for more information. 
 
 
SPORTS / ADVENTURE
 
 
GEAR GRINDERS
 
Gear Grinders, the high school and middle school mountain bike team, is holding a "Meet the League" Ride on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Pru's House at Hilltop Park (Park at Mandus Olsen Road). Click here for more information.    
 
LAX UNDER THE LIGHTS
 
Dec. 5, 2016  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at BHS Stadium. Free. nviting all girls to come out for an evening of fun with Bainbridge Island Girls Lacrosse under the bright lights of the BHS stadium. Our legendary High School team will lead the activities for the night rain or shine. Dress for the weather, be ready to run around and have a blast! We’ll have music and cool prizes too. Bring gear if you have it, but don't worry, we’ll have extras on-hand to borrow. No experience necessary – open to ALL Girls – ALL Ages. Just bring yourself (and a friend) and get to know lacrosse, Bainbridge-style. You don’t want to miss this fabulous event hosted by Bainbridge Island Girls Lacrosse.
 
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FC SPRING RECREATIONAL SOCCER
 
Monday / Wendesday afternoons from April 24 - June 7, 2016 at the Grass Fields at Bainbridge High School. Cost: $99+. Spring soccer allows players the opportunity to continue playing with old friends and new in a fun community based environment. All games and training sessions will be on Bainbridge, there will be no weekend games. Teams play against other Bainbridge spring teams.  Click here for more information. 

 
THEATER
 
 
OVATION! PERFORMING ARTS NORTHWEST PRESENTS: ANNIE
 
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Dec. 18 (Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday / Sunday at 3 p.m.) at Bainbridge High School Theater,  9330 NE High School Road. Adult - $24 Senior 65+/Student (any age)/Military (active or retired) - $22 Youth 12 and Under - $19. Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest presents the heartwarming holiday musical ANNIE with a cast of nearly 40 and withlive orchestra. Ron Milton directs with musical direction by Reece Sauve' and costume design by Jennifer Mueller. Presented through special arrangement with MTI. A perfect holiday family event.
 
 
BAINBRIDGE PREFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS STORY
 
Select days and times from Dec. 2 - 18, 2016 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200  Madison Ave. N. Tickets: $29 / adults, $24 / seniors, $21 / students. This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. Click here for more information. 

 
 OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER WORLD EXPLORER
 
Dec. 17 - 19, 2016  with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday / Sunday and a 2 p.m. performance on Monday. Performed at North Kitsap Auditorium 1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo. $15 youth, $18 senior, $20 adult. This year, OPG’s unique rendition of the classic story introduces us to a charismatic explorer and his entertaining side-kick who take us around the globe, delighting us with fresh takes on traditional dance and performance. From a visit to a Bollywood party and a contemporary celebration highlighting Mexican heritage, to tumbling karate dolls and graceful ballerinas dancing under the moon we all share, there is something for everyone. Even a giant puppy brings on the fun, delighting all ages with his antics. The show includes ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary dance and gymnastics and three professional dancers from the Seattle area join talented local youth.
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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