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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF IF YOU BUILD IT
Tuesday, April 24 from 7-9 p.m. at Bainbridge Cinemas. How can we empower students to become creative problem solvers and active citizens? Join us for a documentary and community conversation about improving the school experience. For adults and students 13 and older. Tickets $10. Register at raisingresilience.org.
Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Bank, 208 High School Road. Bring your old or sensitive paperwork to ShredFest 2018, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island and Columbia Bank. Funds raised by your tax-deductible donations further Kiwanis’ mission: changing the world, one child and one community at a time. And, in the true spirit of Earth Month, all shredded paper is recycled.
SUSTAINABLE BAINBRIDGE PRESENTS: TRASHION SHOW
Sunday, April 29 from 2-4 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Avenue NE. Tickets: $15 and $10 for seniors and children under 18. The main event features two juried acts: one that showcases upcycled apparel made from used textiles, the other that celebrates recycled outfits composed of items that are normally recycled or thrown away. All submissions are created by area residents. Click here for more information.
SQUEAKY WHEELS BIKE CHECK-UP DAY
May 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot in front of BI Cycle on Bjune Drive. Make sure your bike is safe before cycling to school this year. We will check and pump your tires, adjust seats, clean your bike chains and check your brakes and derailleurs to make sure your bike is safe and comfortable to ride. Free.
TRILLIUM TRAIL RUN SPONSORED BY THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND PARKS FOUNDATION
Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. Begins at the Battle Point Park Picnic Shelter. Cost: $30/5K, $35/10K. Tap into your inner love of trails and test your athletic ability. Join us for our third annual 5K and 10K trail run to support trails on Bainbridge Island. The courses traversing our expanding network of Grand Forest trails start and finish at Battle Point Park. Participants will be given a raffle ticket at the day of race registration and a chance to win prizes. New this year: It will be a timed event! For more information, click here.
NATURE'S NURTURERS: A CELEBRATION OF MOTHERS
Sunday, May 13 from 1-5 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE. 13 years old+: $25 , 4-12 years old: $10 , 0-3: FREE Join us at IslandWood on Mother’s Day for a celebratory look at the lives of wild animal mothers and the work they do to nourish, teach and protect their young. Arrive at your leisure between 1-2 p.m. Enjoy our grounds for a pick-up frisbee game, activities and trails with your family and then join us in the Dining Hall starting at 2 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day Tea, IslandWood Style! Our menu includes a selection of fresh and seasonal bites along with tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices. This event is family-friendly, so please bring your little ones! Dress comfortably and casually for a day outdoors. For more information, click here.
BAINBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS: LAUNCHING A STRONG FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Thursday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at BIMA Auditorium, 550 Winslow Way W. Educator and lecturer Paul Merriman will help set a strong footing for young investors 16 to 25 years of age. Participants (hopefully along with a parent or grandparent) will learn how to make smart investment decisions that will change the rest of their life. Of course, regardless of age, any first-time investor will benefit from this presentation. You will learn: How the stock and bond markets can work in your best interest; How to make one decision that will make you a successful investor for life; How to avoid investment mistakes that cost young investors millions. Free. Click here to register.
CAMPS & PROGRAMS
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER CAMP
June 25-August 29 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 9453 Coppertop Loop NE, 2 Days $110 / 3 Days $155/ 4 Days $195/ 5 Days $225. The Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island K- 4th and 5th - 8th summer camp registration is open including incoming kindergarten. Come join in the fun of field trips to Seattle Children's Museum, Fort Worden, Sawdust Hill Farm, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Pacific Aquarium, Gameworks, Center of Wooden Boats, and Wild Waves, to name a few. Park trips, such as Point No Point, Battle Point, Blakely Harbor, and Jackson Park. There will be Jedi Training, Swimming, Bug Science, Talent Show, Carnival, Zombies, Cook-Offs and so much more. Click here for more information.
BARN SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Throughout the months of June, July and August. Create Your Own Summer at BARN! BARN is offering opportunities for youth ages 8 to 18 to explore our artisan Studios including Woodworking, Book Arts, Kitchen Arts, Glass Arts, Media Arts, Welding, Plasma Cutting, and Jewelry. Elementary students can craft electronic projects, cook delicious lunches, shape bracelets, create sustainable art and pop-up books. Middle school students can build boats and chairs in our Woodshop, cook international cuisines, and film videos. High schoolers can turn chocolate into truffles, shape metal and glass, create jewelry, write college essays, and express their passions with book arts and letterpress. For a complete list of programs and dates/times/cost, click here.
SEATTLE MARINERS GRAND SLAM CAMP
July 23-26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. $135. Seattle Mariners Grand Slam Camp provides top-notch instruction while building a true love of the game for all. Experience the game the MARINERS WAY! For ages 1st through 6th grade, boys and girls. Camp is designed to work with all skill levels. Camp is differentiated to ensure all become a better player and have a blast! Choose from Complete Camp, Skills Camp or Complete + Skills Bundle. All camps include an additional clinic in August at Safeco Field. Visit https://www.mlb.com/mariners/fans/camps for complete information.
FREE CODING FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Biweekly on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m beginning through June 9, 2018. Western Washington University - Poulsbo, 1000 Olympic College Place NW, Poulsbo, WA. West Sound CoderDojo is an open source, free, and inclusive learning environment where kids ages 7-18 (and now, adults!) learn to code, leadership, peer collaboration, and computational thinking. Self-paced, interactive, and problem-solving fun! Help us launch a Bainbridge CoderDojo in 2018. Click here for more information.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR YOUTH (2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR)
From October 2018 through May 2019 at Ordway Elementary and Wilkes Elementary, time varies by school; $429 per student. Foreign Language for Youth (F.L.Y) teaches Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese & Arabic to over 1,000 students in elementary and middle schools across Puget Sound each year. Click here for more information.
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