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WEST SOUND CODERDOJO HOUR OF CODE
December 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., online via Zoom. West Sound CoderDojo hosts Hour of Code 2021 (the only special HoC event in the state) Free and open to all. All ages and experience levels welcome - learn to code. Register:https://bit.ly/wscdHOC. Learn more about West Sound CoderDojo here: https://www.westsoundcoderdojo.com/
A SCREENING OF A CHRISTMAS STORY TO BENEFIT TOYS FOR TOTS
December 11 at 11 a.m. at Bainbridge Island Cinemas, 403 Madison Ave. Admission is free and donations of new, unwrapped toys are appreciated. Financial or food donations will also be accepted to benefit Helpline House.CONSERVATION WORK PARTY
Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Williams-Olson Park, 6200 Williams Lane. Williams-Olson is a waterfront park along a sloping bluff with 4.8 acres of upland property, 8 acres of tideland, and 460’ of shoreline access. Volunteers will help tackle ivy and some blackberry along a short trail through the wooded portion of the park. We will be working off-trail with hand clippers and possibly shovels for about 2 hours. What to bring: We suggest volunteers wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, long pants, and work gloves. Please also bring your own water bottle if you'd like one. The Park District will provide any (sanitized) tools volunteers will need, but feel free to bring your favorite. COVID-19 Requirements/Modifications: All participants must register for each individual work party and respond to a COVID questionnaire prior to participating in the event. If proof of full vaccination is provided, masks are not required. Please note these requirements may be updated at any time. Volunteers Under 18: All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can sign them into the event, or if not accompanied by an adult, they must bring a signed Parent Authorization Form with them. All minors less than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult for the entire event. Info: https://biparks.org/volunteers/WORKSHOPS & CLASSESBAINBRIDGE YOUTH CHOIRJanuary - April on Tuesday and Thursdays. Class times vary by age. Held at Montessori Country School, 10994 Arrow Point Dr. Bainbridge Youth Choir is a non-profit youth organization offering singing instruction to children and youth ages 4+ in our community. We welcome children and youth with any background of singing and music experience, with a desire to sing and learn! Classes are held in-person at Montessori Country School, with distancing and pandemic precautions in place. Please reach out to Angie, our artistic director, with any questions about the spring program. http://bainbridgeyouthchoir.com/FLY OFFERS SPANISH, FRENCH, MANDARIN & JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES
Foreign Language for Youth teaches Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese to students in elementary and middle school classes each year. Our classes provide foreign language education to elementary and middle school students. Students learn through games, songs and other fun activities and can advance up through 5 levels of curriculum. We have two programs: 10 lessons – 1 day a week - Total 10 weeks: Session meets once a week and covers 1 lesson a week. 10 lessons – 2 days a week – Total 5 weeks: Session meets twice a week a cover 2 lessons a week. Every class, students learn a new dialogue, new words, and new Total Physical Responses. For each lesson, students need to: 1. Watch a video of new vocabulary. 2. Work on a Worksheet. 3. Come to the Live Class to practice the new vocabulary with dialog and games (30 minutes each lesson). https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org/NATURE NUTS OUTDOOR FAMILY CLUB
Wednesdays from 10/27-12/15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fort Ward Upper Lot. $5 per child and guardian pair/$10 per family. Come explore the joys of nature with your young ones! Through creative play and exploration, our instructors will help nurture you and your children's connection to the earth. Hands-on learning and play group. All ages! 0+ Variety of activities, crafts, stories, and walks. Reservation is Required + Limited group size. Sign up now: www.peacockfamilyservices.org/outdoor-families/www.peacockfamilyservices.org/outdoor-families/ Pay in cash at location or call (206) 780-1505 to pay ahead of time.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.