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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/CONSERVATION WORK PARTYSaturday, 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 & CLASSESFLY OFFERS SPANISH, FRENCH, MANDARIN & JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSESForeign 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 CLUBWednesdays 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.OPPORTUNITIESINJUSTICE 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.