Community Events

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    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.

    EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, SERIES & CLASSES
     
    AFTERNOON ON THE TRAILS
    Oct. 2, 2022, at 12 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE. IslandWood’s trail systems will be open this day only for your self-guided exploration. Info: https://bit.ly/3dlLhiv
     
    JAZZ WITH JIM AT BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART
    Oct. 6 - Fundamentals of Jazz and Oct. 13 - Future of Jazz; at 7 p.m. at 550 Winslow Way E. BIMA’s beloved music historian Jim Cauter returns for his two-part series on contemporary jazz. Jim’s insights into jazz and his palpable enthusiasm for the subject have made him a don’t-miss speaker at our Within/Earshot Jazz Festival. Tickets $10. Info & registration for Oct. 6 event. Info & registration for Oct. 13 event.

    ISLANDWOOD PRESENTS COMMUNITY CAMP 2022
     Oct. 7- Oct. 9, 2022. Times & prices vary. Come stay for the weekend, buy a day pass, or come for a community concert and s'mores! Friends, families, neighbors, and grandparents — this community event is for all who want to experience the fun and discovery of IslandWood! The weekend will be chock-full of activities for every member of the family, plus we'll have TWO community concerts – one for all ages, featuring Zach Fluery & Friends, and one specifically for kiddos, featuring IslandWood graduate alum, Avery Hill. Information & to register: https://bit.ly/3eWfMwb

    FAMILY CARNIVAL AT THE ISLAND SCHOOL
    Oct. 8, 2022, from 12-3 p.m. 8553 NE Day Road. The Island School’s 37th Annual Family Carnival has something for everyone—games for all ages, music, delicious food from BI BBQ and a used book booth. And this year, all games are free! Come be part of a family-friendly tradition. Everyone is welcome. Info: https://theislandschool.org/events/family-carnival/
     
    BAINBRIDGE  PARKS CONSERVATION WORK PARTIES
    Oct. 8 and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.to 12 p.m. at Strawberry Hill Park, 7666 NE High School Road. Join Bainbridge Metro Parks, the Bainbridge Island Parks and Trails Foundation, Gear Grinders, the Bainbridge Island Mountain Biking Club, Evergreen Mountain Biking and the BI Parks Dog Advisory Committee for three Saturdays of invasive species removal at the site of our new bike park and expanded off-leash dog park at Strawberry Hill Park. We’ll work to remove weeds including ivy, holly, scotch broom, and blackberry to make room for native plants including evergreen huckleberry, oso berry, sword fern and more as we transform this wooded area into a healthy ecosystem for plants, animals and mountain bikes! Info: https://biparks.org/volunteers/   

    INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY CELEBRATION
    Join in community to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Bainbridge Island with learning, conversation, and fun! This event spans over two days, with a hands-on drum making workshop on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Space limited; register here); a Community Gathering on Monday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. with lemonade & cookies (free) and fry bread tacos (available for purchase) by chef Shelly Price, as well as a traditional song and welcome drumming. On Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.there will be a screening of Honor Thy Mother: the Untold Story of Aboriginal Women and Their Indipino Children followed by a panel discussion (Space limited; register here). We hope you’ll join us! 
     
    BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY
    Oct. 14, 2022 from 6:30-9 p.m. at 9453 Coppertop Loop NE.$30 and event proceeds go towards fundraising for the Keystone program, our High School leadership group.  If you have a child in kindergarten through fourth grade, they can join us at the Boys & Girls Club for a Halloween Party. There will be food, games and tons of fun. https://positiveplace.org/clubs/bainbridge-island/
     
    AMERICA'S MUSIC: A PANEL ON RACE & JAZZ
    Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at 550 Winslow Way E. $10. An exploration of the impacts of race in the development, shaping, acceptance, and future of Jazz. Panel featuring musician, filmmaker, and composer Aham Oluo, Rainier Avenue Radio DJ and Jazz aficionado Kevin “Big Poppy” Callahan, and education director at Seattle JazzED, Kelly Clingan. Info & registration: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/americas-music-a-panel-on-race-and-jazz/
     
    #WeOwnFriday 
    On Friday, October 21st, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 9453 Coppertop Loop NE. The Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club is hosting its first #WeOwnFriday event of the school year. The event is open to those in 5th through 12th grade and  free to attend. Join us for food, spooky movies, activities and Wi-fi. https://positiveplace.org/clubs/bainbridge-island/

    BI METRO PARKS TRAILS WORK PARTIES
    Oct. 22 and Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grand Forest West, 9752 Miller Road NE. Join Bainbridge Metro Park’s trails team in doing maintenance to the trails of the Grand Forest West and East. We’ll be returning sections of the trail to class 1 standards, pruning vegetation, raking trail surfaces, and more. This work party is well suited for children ages 8+ who are comfortable using some small hand tools and walking a mile or so throughout the two-hour work party. Info: https://biparks.org/volunteers/
     
    BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HAUNTED CLUB HOUSE TOUR
    Goblins, Ghouls and …. Glitter? Join us at the Boys & Girls Club as we host a Haunted Club House tour on October 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lights-on hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. and Lights-off hours are from 6 to 9:30 p.m.. Kids under 5: entry is free – Kids aged 5 to 18: entry is $5 – Adults: entry is $10. https://positiveplace.org/clubs/bainbridge-island/
     
    ISLANDWOOD ANNUAL HOWL-O-WEEN IN THE WOODS
    Oct. 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. at  IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE. $5. This family-friendly event will feature warm cookies, hot cider, and seasonal treats and storytelling next to a roaring bonfire at the Friendship Circle! Info: https://bit.ly/3xPhR3F
     
     
     
     
    OPPORTUNITIES
     
    FREE TRANSIT PASSES FOR YOUTH
    Made possible by Move Ahead Washington, starting Sept. 1, anyone 18 and younger can ride free on buses, ferries and trains across Puget Sound. Participating agencies include Kitsap Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit and Pierce Transit. Youth will be able to ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1. To order an Youth Orca Pass (for youth ages 6-18), visit this website: https://www.myorca.com/buy-online/. You will need to provide proof of age (such as a birth certificate, student ID, passport or driver license).  In addition, passes can be obtained at Kitsap Transit Customer Service Office, 10 Washington Ave, Bremerton). The office is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Info: https://www.kitsaptransit.com/youthpass
     
    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.