COMMUNITY EVENTSAs 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.AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMSAFTER SCHOOL ART CLUBMondays through Oct. 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East. Calling all 5th to 8th grade artists! You are invited to join BIMA's After School Art Club on Monday afternoons. Be inspired by the museum's current exhibitions. Explore new techniques and materials. Create you own works of art. A six-week pass is $150. For more information, or to register, click here.NATURE NUTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMNature Nuts is a unique outdoor and environmental education program for children K-2 on Bainbridge Island in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District (BI Parks). Participants are encouraged to experience adventurous play, free exploration, and guided field investigations that engage youth in meaningful interactions with nature, support whole child click here.EVENTSHOWL-O-WEEN AT ISLANDWOODOct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Community pumpkin carving is at the events’ core -- bring your own, or purchase one onsite. Storytelling, science and spooky bat lore— Go to IslandWood’s website to find out more: www.islandwood.org.EDUCULTURE FALL FARM & EDIBLE EDUCATION TOUROct. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms, 8989 Day Road East (look for the EduCulture sign). Take a walking tour around the agricultural heartland of Bainbridge Island. Learn the farm’s rich 90-year history, its current place in feeding our community, and the role it plays as an outdoor classroom for BISD students. The Suyematsu Pumpkin Patch and Bainbridge Vineyards will be open to visit before and after the tour.RSVP is requested but not required: admin@
educultureproject.org or (206) 780-5797.HAUNTED HAYRIDE PRESENTED BY BAINBRIDGE ISLAND PARKS DEPARTMENTOct. 23-25, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive. Cost: $7 (includes tax) ages 3 & up; 2 and under free. Registration required for your ride. Activity #541000. Ride through the “haunted” pumpkin-lined trails of Battle Point Park, where ghosts, zombies, mummies and even historic figures emerge from the shadows. Make crafts and play games before your hayride and warm up afterward with cider and cookies. This is a not-too-scary family-friendly event. Event happens rain or shine. No Refunds. Parking off of Battle Point Road. Click here for more information.BISD ADULT LIVING PROGRAM: TRANSITION RESOURCE INFORMATION NIGHTWednesday, Oct. 25, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Sakai Intermediate School. Information night for students, parents and teachers regarding after school transitions. Representatives from West Sound Tech, Olympic College, Developmental Disabilities (DDA), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) etc. present their programs and answer questions.THE STATE OF EDUCATION: HOW BAINBRIDGE GRADS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at The Great Hall at IslandWood and sponsored by Bainbridge Schools Foundation. Tickets: $25. The event will feature a dynamic panel discussion with BISD graduates who are making a difference and pursuing their passions in diverse fields. Speakers include: Danielle Bogardus (Humanitarian), Mitchell Main (Tech Entrepreneur), Hannah Parrott (Composer) and John Masla (Educator). For additional information, click here.CHiP TALKSOct. 27 and Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E. Suggested donation: $10-15 cash at the door. CHiP Talks is a community conversation series to bring Bainbridge together for face-to-face engagement and to share common feelings toward emotional health, hope and social enrichment. Speakers share their personal stories of triumph, challenge or rebuilding and offer new perspectives with the purpose of providing a connection through like-experiences and new thoughts. Click here for more information.
KITSAP 9-1-1 SPOOKY SPECTACULAROct. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at 911 Carver Street, Bremerton. Kitsap 9-1-1 is opening their doors for the annual Spooky Spectacular! Join them for some 9-1-1 educational fun, candy and a chance to meet local user agencies! Make sure to dress in your best costume! Walmart is participating by providing hot dogs, chip and a drink for $1.50. All proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation.BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ROTARY CLUB AND THE HOLOCAUST CENTER FOR HUMANITY PRESENT HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PETE METZELAARNov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Wing Point Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave. Event is $20 and includes dinner. Register by Nov. 3 by emailing Kate Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Born in Amsterdam in 1942, Pete Metzelaar will share his story of survival during the Holocaust. Sheltered by the Dutch Underground, Pete and his mother lived in hiding for two and a half years. Pete is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Holocaust Center for Humanity.MUSHROOM MANIA AT ISLANDWOODNov. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (for families) or from 1-3:30 p.m. (for adults), at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Cost: $5. Join us for one or several mushroom-themed events designed for both families and adults. For more information, visit IslandWood's website.TRAIN SHOWAll aboard for the annual train show! Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 172 Bainbridge, 7880 Bucklin Hill Road NE, $6 per person or $15 for a family. Military discount of 20%. Proceeds benefit the Post and the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, visit www.bainbridgeislandpost172.org.AFTERNOON ON THE TRAILS AT ISLANDWOODNov. 24 from 12-4 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Free. Come explore the trails for a community event. For more information, visit IslandWood's website.BAINBRIDGE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POSTER CONTESTCalling all Bainbridge Students! The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Grand Old 4th Poster Contest and top prize is a $1,000 scholarship. The poster design can focus on any part of the Grand Old 4th such as the parade, street fair or car show. Posters need to be hand-drawn. The contest is open to all enrolled students through grade 12. Entries must be submitted to the Chamber by Dec. 29, 2017.PERFORMING ARTS
BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERTOct 13th - 29th, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., 200 Madison Ave. N.. Adults $29 - Students, Seniors, Teachers - $24. Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - THE MUSICAL recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends – Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio, who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up reaching their wildest dreams. This wildly fresh and funny musical features a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife. Click here for tickets and more information.BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS THE POE SHOWOct. 30 at 7 p.m., 200 Madison Ave. N. Adults $10 - Students, Seniors, Teachers $5. Join us for a one-act medley of some of Poe's better-known short stories, including "The Telltale Heart" and "The Premature Burial." The production will be spooky, edgy, and dark - just in time for Halloween! Click here for tickets and more information.BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTIST CONCERTO COMPETITIONDec. 6 at 6 p.m., at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N. The competition is open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal) for young musicians ages 12-21. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to perform with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. All instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp and voice, are welcome to audition. Applicants should be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old as of the competition date. Applicants need not be residents of Bainbridge Island. Full details online. Application deadline Nov. 20.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.