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.EVENTSKIDIMU COSTUME SWAP
Find a "new-to-you" costume at KiDiMu for your child. KiDiMu is located at 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island. On Saturdays in October from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. come "shop" for costumes.
GIRL SCOUTS VIRTUAL INFORMATION NIGHT
Oct. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Information night about Girl Scouts and how to join and/or volunteer. More information: https://www.girlscoutsww.org/ Register for the information night here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/177608059487
BIMA PRESENTS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come together to remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones that have left us in this annual community event. The Community Celebration schedule of events includes a butterfly procession, opening presentation with public remembrances and offerings, face painting, art activities, and a matinee screening of the Spanish-language version of the film, Coco. Info here.
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT - A BENEFIT FOR HELPLINE HOUSE
Anytime between Nov. 24-28, 202. The Virtual BI Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving weekend on, around, and beyond Bainbridge! On your mark, get set, go! Runners and walkers of all ages Run, Walk, or Trot the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run. Or skip, swim, ski, skate, jog with your dog, stroll with your baby, or dance the night away in the Anything Goes Adventure! Registration for each Adult participant is $35 Registration for each Child participant is $20. Information: https://biturkeytrot.org/WORKSHOPS & CLASSESSTEVE LEVEEN: AMERICA'S BILLINGUAL CENTURYTuesday, Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Steve Leveen is the founder of the America the Bilingual project, which champions bilingualism in America as a path to a stronger, healthier nation. In his book, America’s Bilingual Century, Steve reveals an America on the cusp of an invigorating new direction: embracing bilingualism as the path to a stronger, healthier nation, one that is both more compassionate and globally competitive. His book grew out of his experiences studying Spanish, and the belief that native English speakers have much to gain by embracing bilingualism and biliteracy. Steve will speak to El Velero families about his ongoing initiative to bring together Americans who believe that bilingualism can be an instrument of positive social change. https://www.americathebilingual.com/ For a link to the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.orgOPPORTUNITIESINJUSTICE HAS A CURE: FUNDRAISER FOR MATERNAL TEACHING HOSPITAL IN SIERRA LEONENov. 1 - 30, 2021. When Sierra Leonean mother Kumba Moseray gave birth to her first child, she knew she’d receive a quality of care that she never could have anticipated only a few years earlier. Her experience was made possible by a partnership between Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Partners in Health, an organization seeking to expand access to health care around the globe. Now, PIH is working to construct the Maternal Center of Excellence (MCOE) in Sierra Leone, which will feature a fully-equipped teaching hospital catering to mothers and children and triple the previous hospital’s capacity for care. This fall, the Bainbridge Island Youth PIH chapter is hosting a fundraising drive to support the MCOE. Your donation would go directly to mothers in need, supporting the construction of the MCOE and its continued function. To learn more or to donate, visit our website.PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTKITSAP COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE PROPERTY INSPECTIONSAppraisers from the Kitsap County Assessor’s Office are now conducting on-site inspections throughout Bainbridge Island. Washington State Law (RCW 84.40.025) requires inspections of all real property throughout the county at least once every six years. The current inspections should be completed by April 2022. Appraisers from the Kitsap County Assessor’s Office will be following social distancing protocols to ensure the safety of the public and staff. Appraisers will attempt to stay in their vehicles while conducting onsite inspections, however, if an appraiser does need to approach an occupied residence, they will be wearing a mask and will maintain at least six feet of physical separation from anyone on the premises. If you need to approach an appraiser we ask that you please also maintain at least six feet of physical separation. Appraisers do not drive county-issued vehicles, however, their vehicles are marked with the proper county identification on both sides. Other verification options are to request to see individual credentials, contact our office at 360-337-7160, or check the inspection area progress map on the website at: www.kitsapgov.com/assessorBainbridge 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.