Community News & Events
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CELEBRATE TREES! EARTH MONTH
Join Sustainable Bainbridge and many partnering nonprofits and businesses as we Celebrate Trees! All during the month of April. Nature walks, weed pulls, tree plantings, science talks, and kids activities are all part of this amazing month-long celebration of trees and our beautiful Island environment. Visit this website for details.
THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND TRASHION SHOW
Saturday, April 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE. Free; a suggested donation of $10 per family is appreciated at the door, or pay what you can. Calling all trashionistas! The best junk-to-trunk show is back by popular demand. The Bainbridge Island Trashion Show is an entertaining fashion show featuring repurposed materials. Get ready to be dazzled as local models of all ages and talented designers present creative garb that spans functional to funky. This year's Trashion Show is proudly brought to you by Bainbridge Island Zero Waste, an initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge, and our sponsors at IslandWood, Bainbridge Disposal, Windermere Realtors Patti Shannon and Diane Sugden, Sash Mercantile, and Port Madison Enterprises. More info here.
YOUNG WOMEN EMPOWERED (Y-WE) CAREER DAY
Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m .to 4:30 p.m. at Cascadia College-UW Bothell: 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011. Join Young Women Empowered for our annual Career Day! We’re inviting women & girls, in middle school, high school, college and beyond to explore their career dreams. Come meet incredible women making a difference in their communities and in the world. We are writers, mothers, change agents, lawyers, doctors, teachers, designing our own life paths. There will be eight skills workshops. Lunch is provided. More info here.
SCRATCH DAY & WEST SOUND CoderDojo SECOND BIRTHDAY BASH
Saturday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at WWU/OC-Poulsbo, 1000 Olympic College Way NW Room 119 Poulsbo, WA 98370, Free. Scratch Day is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch — and the young people who code and create with it. During Scratch Day, kids and adults gather to share projects and learn from one another. Scratch Days can be for beginners or for more experienced Scratchers. West Sound CoderDojo also turns two years old! Our first session was May 2015, and we are excited to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Join us for coding fun, refreshments, and prizes! Registration required. Click here.
A JEWELER'S GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS
Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. at BARN, 8890 Three Tree Land. Free. Utilizing information from adult educational theory and applying research from apprenticeship programs in other trades and countries, an historic overview of jewelry apprenticeships, along with current educational theory and tools will be presented. Also offered will be effective pathways to establishing rewarding apprenticeships for jewelry businesses. More info here.
SPORTS / ADVENTURE
AFTERNOON ON THE TRAILS AT ISLANDWOOD
Sunday, April 23 from 1-5 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE. Free. Hike our trails, have a picnic in a tree house, and celebrate trees with us as we honor Earth Day! Wild places like IslandWood’s 255-acre wood are full of natural treasures and surprises around every corner. While you're hiking our trails, see what catches your eye on the forest floor. You may bring a small "natural treasure" (a cone, bone, or feather) back to campus with you to consult with our Ask the Naturalist panel. Our friendly naturalists love to see what you discover and can assist you and your child in learning to ask good questions to find their own answers. Expect a surprise visitor from West Sound Wildlife Shelter during the day! Pre-registration is free and required at www.islandwood.org.
BASKETBALL SKILLS SESSION WITH BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ROOTS
Mondays and Wednesdays March 27th - May 10; Monday's girls: 6-7:15 p.m., Boys 7:15-8:30 p.m., Wednesday Boys: 6-7:15 p.m., Girls 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Woodward Middle School. No sessions during spring break. $200 for all sessions, $100 for six sessions. This spring, improve your basketball skills while having some fun! Our experienced coaches will work with you on ball handling, shooting, footwork, and defense in a supportive energetic atmosphere. More info here.
AFTER SCHOOL NATURE NUTS
Mondays, 12:50 - 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays - Thursdays: 2:20 - 5:30 p.m. from April 10 - May 12 at Pru's House in the Grand Forest Hilltop Park. Mondays: $165; Tuesdays-Fridays: $145. Nature Nuts is a unique outdoor and environmental education program for children K-2 on Bainbridge Island in partnership with the 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 development, and foster a connection to our community. Join us as we explore a wide variety of locations on and near Bainbridge Island; transportation from the local schools is provided as we discover all that our local eco-systems have to offer!
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF WESTSOUND
Mondays (from 1-2:30 p.m.) & Thursdays (from 2:30-4 p.m.) from April 10 - June 12 at Wilkes Elementary. $165 for the season. Scholarships available. Girls on the Run is an after-school program for 3rd-5th-grade girls focusing on self-empowerment, confidence and health. Girls have a great time learning about themselves while training for a 5k run! Open to all 3rd-5th-grade girls! Info: www.girlsontherunwestsound.org.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FC SPRING RECREATIONAL SOCCER
Monday / Wednesday afternoons from April 24 - June 7, 2017 at the Grass Fields at Bainbridge High School. Cost: $99+. Spring soccer allows players the opportunity to continue playing with old friends and new in a fun community-based environment. All games and training sessions will be on Bainbridge, there will be no weekend games. Teams play against other Bainbridge spring teams. Click here
for more information.
SEATTLE MARINERS GRAND SLAM CAMP
June 26 - 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE. $135 (amount varies as discounts can be applied. The Seattle Mariners are pleased to offer baseball camp this summer here on Bainbridge Island. Campers can choose Complete, Skills or bundle both. Learn the game the Mariner Way & have a blast! Camp includes the "Safeco Field Experience" - an early entrance camp event - simply fantastic! In addition to getting better, the game's culture is deeply embedded. This camp is suitable for players of all abilities. If you're an "all star" you will receive advanced instruction and improve your game. Beginners will get the skills they need to play successfully. Go to www.marinerscamps.org for detailed information.
THEATER / PERFORMANCES
BHS PRESENTS: ANYTHING GOES
Thursday - Sunday, April 20 - 23 & 27 - 30 at 7:30 p.m. at BHS. Tickets: $8/students, $10/adults. Anything Goes is a sea-worthy musical with songs by Cole Porter, unravels a sailor’s knot of madcap comedy and romance. Enjoy theatrics, choregraphy and jazzy tunes!
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