Community Events

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    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 to learn more.
     

    EVENTS 

     
    OPEN MIC/OPEN STAGE ON WEDNESDAYS AT ROLLING BAY HALL
    Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 NE Valley Rd. Free.  Come on down and get some stage time in. Practice your chops in a super open, welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment where all talents and all people are welcome. (No disrespect allowed.) Live Music, Storytelling, Stand Up Comedy, Poetry, Slam Poetry, Monologues, Circus Arts, Dance, Readings etc. Choose your art form. SURPRISE US. Our stage attracts raw expression and generous sharing. It has grown to feel like a medicinal weekly ritual for all who attend. As people share their personal stories, songs, sadnesses and celebrations through their art form, we all heal - performer and audience alike. Signups start at 6:30 p.m. Each person(s) gets 15 min on stage to try new material, rehearse what you're currently working on or revisit an old passion. Stage time starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Eight slots per evening. Bands are also welcome but we can only mic up to two people per slot. Drummers & Pianists should RSVP by 3 p.m. on the day of the event. (we've got a gorgeous grand piano but it's not ALWAYS available.) PARENTS: You can use your discretion when considering bringing children under the age of 13. We cannot guarantee what any artist says or sings on any given night. https://www.facebook.com/WEAVEPresents
      
       
    SONGS FOR THE EARTH CONCERT & PIZZA PARTY WITH JOE REILLY
    Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at IslandWood. Concert is free, optional pizza dinner, variable pricing. For over twenty years, Joe Reilly has been bringing his eco-friendly folk music and “songs for the earth” to people of all backgrounds and all ages. He’s one of IslandWood’s favorite Artists in Residence who has been leading songwriting and toe-tapping music with our school program and we’re really excited to bring him back for this community concert! Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors for this free concert. Get your tickets to the pizza party early - we expect to sell out. It's gonna be a blast! https://islandwood.org/events-calendar
     
    GIRLS ON THE RUN
    February 26 - May 22, 2019, Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Wilkes Elementary. $165.00 for the 10 week session, including 5k entry. Financial assistance is available. At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities, and running games, preparing for a celebratory 5k event. https://www.girlsontherunwestsound.org/
     
    GEOLOGY ROCKS
    Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at IslandWood. $5/person. Do you like rocks, geodes, fossils and shiny treasures from the Earth? Come and enjoy a fun-filled, distinctly northwest presentation, sharing the joys of crystal and fossil discovery! We're so thrilled to welcome John Cornish, rock, crystal and fossil hunter extraordinaire! John is a local Washingtonian who is fascinated by the geologic world surrounding him. John will share his wonder and extensive eye-popping collection of large minerals, fossils and crystals in an hour long presentation called Geology ROCKS! Geared towards all ages, John has presented this talk to over 25,000 kids and adults over a 20 year period. This inspiring and exciting presentation is sure to thrill you and your family, so don't miss this exceptional afternoon of family crystal and fossil FUN! https://islandwood.org/events-calendar
     
    FREE FIRST THURSDAY AT KIDIMU
    On March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a free admission day at KiDiMu, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits, including a special playtime with BIPD's officer Carla Sias and a story time with librarian Lisa Racine. Click here for more information: http://www.kidimu.org/.
     
    ISLAND COOP PRESENTS CASPAR BABYPANTS CONCERT
    Saturday, March 9; Doors open at 10 a.m.; Concert begins at 10:30 a.m. at Bainbridge High School, 9330 NE High School Road. Tickets: $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Babies younger than one are free. For tickets, visit https://islandcoop.org/concert.
     
    BISD'S MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COUNCIL PRESENTS: DARK GIRLS
    Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the BISD Board Room. Dark Girls is a film that explores biases against dark skin both outside and within Black American communities as well as throughout the world. The documentary examines this issue from various vantage points including via the personal stories of women who describe their experience with these biases and what they have done to honor themselves for who they are. Salon Nights bring community members together so that we can discuss our thoughts about issues related to social justice and diversity of human experience, both of which are main concerns of MAC. We just talk, listen, question, and share as we puzzle through these challenging issues - together. Free.
     
    TRASHION SHOW: CALL FOR ARTISTS
    The 2019 Call for Artists for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show is on! Submissions are due by March 14. We are looking for your creative ideas in upcycled waste-to-fashion! There's a new competition category this year: the Business Waste Challenge. Be paired with a pre-selected business and create an outfit from their discards. More information at: https://bitrashionshow.wordpress.com. Questions? Email Naomi Spinak at bitrashionshow@gmail.com.
     
    YMCA EARTH SERVICE CORPS 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM
    March 29, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington, Seattle. The Symposium is an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on workshops with environmental experts and teens from around the Puget Sound. Lunch is provided, with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required and space is limited. https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=793&idSession=216342&campCode=kuy
     
    A RECYCLING EVENT -- BEYOND THE PLASTIC BAG
    From now through April 15, 2019, Sakai students are taking part in the Trex Recycling Challenge. Drop bins are near the side parking lot by the bike rack. What to donate (clean and dry!): Plastic grocery bags, Produce bags, Bread bags, Ice bags, Wood pellet bags, Dry cleaning bags, Newspaper/magazine sleeves, Wrapping paper tube plastic, Pallet wrap, Case overwrap, Shipping pillows, Bubble wrap, Plastic mailing envelopes (NOT paper ones,  but you can still tear out the bubble wrap inside), Furniture & electronic wrap, Chicken feed bags (WITHOUT webbing), Cereal & cracker box liner bags (these are chemically congruent with Trex processing), Ziplock/Resealable bags (NOT frozen food bags or cheese bags). CAN I DONATE A PLASTIC NOT LISTED? YES...  if the plastic film stretches and is tough to tear. Like a produce bag. QUESTIONS? CONTACT:  sakaipto.enrichment@gmail.com
     
    RECORDING ARTIST INTENSIVE
    May 26-27, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 NE Valley Road. $162-$216 (sliding scale). Spend two days immersed in a recording studio environment with experienced engineers, musical directors, and guest artists. Lay down some tracks. Collaborate with fellow musicians. Learn about the process of professional recording. We are looking for young musicians and/or songwriters age 13+ who are passionate about their craft, interested in recording experience, and driven to reach their goals. Apply as a band or as a solo artist. This intensive is limited to 9 individuals so get your applications in ASAP.  Application Step 1: Send an email with Subject Heading: "Recording Intensive" to events@weavepresents.org In the body of the email, introduce yourself and request an application. Step 2: You will receive a reply email with a short application. https://www.facebook.com/WEAVEPresents
     
    FRIENDS OF THE BLAKELY ELEMENTARY JAPANESE MAPLE 
    In 1967, Blakely Elementary was just two years old. A 5th grade teacher asked a few students to come out to the front of the school during class one day, and he had a shovel and a very small Japanese Maple sapling just a few feet tall. These students planted the tree that now graces Blakely Elementary's entrance. It is Acer palmatum, a Japanese maple classic, and a magnificent specimen tree that brings character and imbues a welcoming spirit to all who walk under its boughs. With the construction of a new campus, this historic tree needs to be moved to a new location in front of the soon-to-be new Blakely Elementary! Unfortunately, the School District does not have enough funds to move this tree, which will cost about $15,000. This is an undertaking that needs to be done by professional tree movers; therefore, a small group of concerned citizens are organizing a fundraiser. In order to get the tree transplanted during its dormant period and allow for concrete around the tree on the front walkway to be broken, we MUST move the tree during mid-winter break (Feb 18-24). That means we need a lot of help to save it in a very short time! Will you please help us save this tree and a piece of Blakely and BISD history? https://blakelypto.ejoinme.org/savethetree
     
    SENSORY SUNDAY - AUTISM & SPD SUPPORT PROGRAM AT KIDIMU
    On the fourth Sunday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m., children with autism or a similar sensory processing challenges are invited to explore KiDiMu with their families, while enjoying a welcoming, less crowded environment. $8 per person for non-members, free for members or children under 12 months. Click here for more information: http://www.kidimu.org/.
     
    SPORTS / CLASSES / CLUBS 
     
    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GIRLS UP CLUB
    Middle and High School girls are invited to join Bainbridge Island's new Girl Up club, a global program founded by the United Nations Foundation to empower girls to unite, transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. There are also leadership training programs and conferences. Being a member is an exciting and unique opportunity to engage and be leaders on behalf of all girls and women in the world. High school members can also mentors younger girls, and our club can work with adult women advisors to advocate on important issues. We will learn or improve advocacy, public speaking, fundraising, and event-planning skills. Let’s change the world - join today! Register at the Girl Up website, then search for Bainbridge Island and join our new club! For more information, click here: https://www.girlup.org/take-action/be-a-leader/girl-up-clubs/#sthash.u8BIpV5t.dpbs
     
     
     
    GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB 
    Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island. BARN is starting a chapter of Girls Who Code, an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science. Come to this informational session to ask questions, meet the instructor, see the set-up and check it out. Parents, guardians as well as future coders are all welcome. Girls Who Code is free. There is no charge to participate in this program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Suquamish Foundation and support from BARN and local volunteers. For more information: https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-3070594
     
     
     
    Bainbridge Island School District does not sponsor any community events, and the district assumes no responsibility for them. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials and notices, the Bainbridge Island School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these notices, including costs, attorney's fees, and judgments or awards.