Community News & Events
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 and complete the form.
SUMMER CAMPS AND FALL PROGRAMS
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART SUMMER CAMPS
August 21-25 Comics & Cartooning with Greg Stump; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way East. $375/week/student. Explore, experiment and create during BIMA’s Summer Camps! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the week-long camp led by experienced teaching artists and supported by teaching assistants in a bright and welcoming museum environment. The camp will expose participants to new materials, ideas, and ways of making, using the classroom, museum exhibits and our surrounding island community as inspiration. All supplies provided, and maximum enrollment is 15 students. Click here to register
NATURE NUTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Nature 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 development, and foster a connection to our community. The fall line-up includes: Let's Lead (Sept. 11 - Oct. 13), Searching for Seasons (Oct. 16 - Nov. 17), Musical Mysteries (Nove. 20-Dec. 15). For additional information including location, hours and pricing, click here
AFTERNOON ON THE TRAILS
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 from 2-6 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Free. Take a hike in our 255-acre woods and discover the beauty in small things.We know nature only as we intersect with it. Hone your powers of observation, pattern recognition and model stewardship by playing along and encouraging your kids to do the same. We're encouraging participants to explore nature's curiosities with all their senses. However, if you want to take a picture of the object, that works too! We welcome you to bring a picnic lunch or snacks. If you pack it in - please pack it out, there are no trash cans in our woods. Trail-worthy strollers will make it on most trails. Click here for additional information.
SUMMER'S NOT OVER YET SHINDIG
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Back-to-school is just around the corner, but we still have some summer celebrating to do and IslandWood's beautiful campus is the perfect place. Please join us for live music, yard games, face-painting, and art and science activities. Enjoy some good ole fashioned face time with friends new and old. Free, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register and for more information.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BEACH CLEANUP
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m. on Bainbridge Island shorelines. Join us for the 2nd annual Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup! In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, Bainbridge Islanders removed over 16,000 pounds of debris from our 53 miles of shoreline in 2016. This year, join us at one of our beachfront parks or road ends to continue this important work to keep our Puget Sound waters clean. Click here to sign up or for more information or visit Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup on Facebook
KITSAP PENINSULA OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Bainbridge High School for this fund- and awareness-raising walk supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This is the first time the walk will be held on Bainbridge Island and now is the time to sign-up to participate. To register for the walk, click here
NATIVE ARTIFACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Wing Point Golf & Country Club, $100 suggested donation. A fundraiser to support high school art and humanities programs. Experience a never-before seen collection from George Sterling, a private Bainbridge Island collector. Basketry, Antique Jewelry, Textiles, Navajo Pottery. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and high school musicians. For additional information, click here.
ISLANDWOOD'S NORTHWEST NEWBIES NATURE HIKE
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Avenue. Cost: $5 per person (for ages four and older). Welcome to the neighborhood! Start a journey for connecting to your new sense of place. Your new home is a diverse, ecological treasure just waiting to be discovered. Join your new friends at IslandWood for a guided hike to learn the “Fab Five” native trees, common bird species, and discover all the new sounds, textures and smells of your new home. For additional information and to reserve your place, click here.
THREE DAYS OF PREPAREDNESS
Make plans to take part in the Three Days of Preparedness event Sept. 27, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2017. Sept. 27: Film showing of The Geological Formation of Bainbridge Island. Held at the Pavillion and doors open at 5:30 p.m, film at 6 p.m. and followed by a time for Q&A. (Another screening begins with Doors at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. and followed by a time for Q&A.) Sept. 30 Exposition: Get infomration and attend workshops on emergency preparedness from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bainbridge Island City Hall. Oct 1 Hubs Demonstration: Learn about emergency neighborhood gathering sites at the Pavillion from noon to 2 p.m. For additional information, click here.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM'S HISTORY ON THE MOVE
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at various locations around Bainbridge Island. $100 per car, regardless of the number of passengers. Check the tread on your tires and tune up your engine as we offer our first annual Fall Fundraiser! Secret clues to an island-wide scavenger hunt will take you to various locations (pit stops) where for extra points you can complete fun challenges, and learn some island history. Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with family and friends. A car/van load is your team. Pick a theme, pick a name! Decorate your vehicle and your team for prizes! For more information, click here.
BISD ADULT LIVING PROGRAM: TRANSITION RESOURCE INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Sakai Intermediate School. Information night for students-parents-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 audience questions at the end of the presentations.
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. The event will feature a dynamic panel discussion with BISD graduates who are making a difference and pursuing their passions in diverse fields. For additional information, click here.
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