Community Events

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    EVENTS   

     
    TEDxYOUTH @ BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
    Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 from 12-4 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way East. It’s critically important that we step up to shape our future. We are facing a time in history where we must speak up and prepare to lead on education, business, the arts, social justice, and more. Come and hear our ideas! Speakers will share their thoughts and efforts towards improving our community and the lives of those around them. Info: http://tedxyouthbainbridgeisland.com/
     
    YMCA HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM
    Monday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1851 NE Grant Ln, Seattle, WA 98105 The Symposium is an opportunity for high school students to engage in hands-on workshops with environmental experts and teens from around the Puget Sound. Workshop topics include environmental justice, waste reduction, water quality and more! Youth will be networking with passionate peers and adults as well as gaining tools to create real, positive change for their communities. Lunch is provided, with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes. https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=793&idSession=254858&campCode=kuy
     
    mEGGA HUNT PREENTED BY BAINBRIDGE ISLAND METRO PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT
    Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to noon (time slot depends on age of child) at Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE. FREE! This egg hunt goes beyond the ordinary with live entertainment, crafts, games, balloon clowns, face painting and of course egg hunts! Over 7,000 eggs and 80 prize eggs! Please enter Battle Point Park from the west side, off of Battle Point Road. Event happens rain or shine. No dogs allowed. HUNT TIMES (be prompt) Ages 0-2: 9:30am sharp Ages 3-5: 10:00am sharp Grades K-2: 10:30am sharp Grades 3-5: 11:00am sharp. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/629866294491348/?active_tab=about
     

    OPPORTUNITIES 
      
    HELPLINE HOUSE'S BI PARKS & REC VOUCHERS
    A number of vouchers are available for qualifying familes who are enrolling their children in BI Parks & Rec programs. To learn more, contact Helpline House at 206-842-7621. 
     
     
    CLASSES, FILMS, LECTURES, SERIES & WORKSHOPS 
     
    AFTER SCHOOL ELEMENTARY TENNIS PROGRAM SPONSORED BY BCTA
    Blakely Gym: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 Ordway Gym: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 Wilkes Gym: Jan. 31, Feb 7; Wilkes and Ordway: 2:20-4PM Blakely: 2:20-3:45 PM. $45 per student. Players attend practice sessions during which they learn basic tennis skills.They then compete with their fellow teammates at the end-of-season Tennis Tournament against other Bainbridge elementary schools followed by a pizza party. Tennis is a wonderful sport for developing hand-eye coordination, learning physical and emotional control, but mostly it is tons of FUN! Program is for 3rd & 4th grade students. All equipment is provided. Comfortable clothes & gym shoes should be worn to practice. Scholarships are available from BCTA. http://bainbridgecta.com/
     
    WEST SOUND CODERDOJO
     Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Olympic College- Poulsbo Campus, 1000 Olympic College Way, Room 119, Poulsbo. Free. West Sound Technology Association hosts West Sound CoderDojo, an open source, free, and inclusive learning environment where the community learns code, leadership, peer collaboration, computational thinking, and so much more! Parents can also join in the self-paced, interactive, collaborative, and problem-solving fun! Registration is required at www.westsoundcoderdojo.com At least one adult must register with minor registrations and stay onsite during the event, or can join in the activities. Volunteers and BHS students interested in NHS credit are always welcome.
      
    SMARTFILMS SERIES: I NEVER SAW IT COMING
    Tuesdays through Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E. $10-$12; Students free with valid ID. Join BIMA for five weeks of films curated by tj Faddis. This series features foreign-language films which contain an astonishing element: a twist in plot or character, an unexpected profound truth, or the whole plot-line is so original that movie-viewers cannot guess where this film will take them. Rest assured, you’ll “never see it coming”, but you’ll be glad to bear witness. Jan. 21 film: “Tel Aviv on Fire”.  In this clever comedy, we have a funny, perfectly balanced comedy on a very serious topic, which could only have been written by someone who has their feet and dear friends on both sides of the conflict. https://www.biartmuseum.org/calendar-events/
     
    SEWING STRUCTURES FOR ARTISTS' BOOKS WORKSHOP
    Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E. $97-$115. This one-day workshop introduces participants to a variety of sewing approaches to book making resulting in both traditional and non-traditional book structures. No experience necessary. All materials provided. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/sewing-structures-for-artists-books-workshop/
     
    SENSORY SUNDAY AT KIDIMU
    Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane. $8/non-members, free for members or children under 12 months. On the fourth Sunday morning of the month, children with autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu with their families, while enjoying a welcoming, less crowded environment.  www.kidimu.org 

    RAISING RESILIENCE PRESENTS ANGST
    Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge Cinemas. Tickets $10. "Angst" raises awareness around anxiety disorders by recognizing that they are real,
    common and treatable, and that we should talk about them. Hear stories and learn about practical strategies from kids, teens, experts, and parents. Purchase tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-raising-resilience-bainbridge-cinemas
     
    4th ANNUAL COLLEGE-BOUND RESOURCES FAIR FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
    Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue WA, 98007. Free. The College Bound Resource Fair is a unique event created specifically for people with disabilities who aspire to become college students and the families and educators in their lives. The event includes presentations and resources on college programs, preparing for college, transportation, financing college, advocacy and independence, academic support, and much more! https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ols/college-bound/
     
    STEM NIGHT OUT
    Saturday, Feb. 1, Friday, March 13, Saturday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. $20 per student. For a list of day-specific events, visit: https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/after-schoolweekend-programs/stem-night-out/
     
    PRESCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB 
    Monthly sessions held on Tuesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. or Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. $39. Through interactive lessons, preschoolers learn about the wonders of science, large and small, in our world. Each week, children take a closer look at something science – sea animals, things that float and more – encouraging curiosity and hands-on exploration. Stories, crafts and engaging activities provide opportunities to develop creativity and skills. Parents welcomed to stay and participate. https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/science-clubs-classes-and-camps/
     
    MOVIES THAT MATTER: FROM THE ASHES. 
    Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge Public Library. Free. FROM THE ASHES presents compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for those working in the U.S. coal industry, as well as for the economy, people’s health, and the global climate. After the movie stay for a discussion with: Phil Rockefeller, former State Senator and Ben Avery, Sierra Club.
     
    POCKET POEM WORKSHOP
    Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E. $64-$75. Participants will develop a poem or phrase, using handset letterpress type with vintage fonts. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/pocket-poem-workshop/
     
    SUPER SATURDAYS 
    Feb. 8. March 14, April 11, May 9 and June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. $10 per child. To learn about the specific topics covered on Super Saturdays, visit: https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/after-schoolweekend-programs/super-saturday/
     
    THE 400 YEAR RETURN: IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY
    Satruday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way East. Karen Vargas talks about her personal quest to find identity, ancestry and origins, highlighting her trip to Ghana where she attended the 400 Year Return of Enslaved Africans, an international commemoration of the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. Free, but reservations are recommended. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4481352
     
    DINE & DISCOVER AT ISLANDWOOD
    Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Balkely Ave. NE. We’re thrilled to announce Dine & Discover, a new dinner series on our Bainbridge Island campus. Join us for the perfect Sunday evening, with live music, a beautiful meal, and complementary wine pairings.Dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Jim White and his team, who are passionate about bringing sustainably sourced foods and thoughtful dining experiences to students and adults alike. What a delicious way to support IslandWood’s innovative environmental education programs! $100/person. https://islandwood.org/event/dine-and-discover-february-2020/
     
    smARTfilms SERIES: BLACK EXCELLENCE
    Films held on Tuesdays at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E. Feb. 11: I Am Not Your Negro at  2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Based on James Baldwin’s last incomplete novel, this powerful documentary takes you on a journey through black history, connecting the civil rights movement to today’s #blacklivesmatter movement. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/smartfilms-black-excellence-i-am-not-your-negro/ Feb. 18: Fences at 2 p.m or 7:30 p.m. Based on August Wilson’s play “Fences,” this film follows Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) and his family as they struggle to make ends meet in the 1950s. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/smartfilms-black-excellence-fences/ Tickets: $10-$12. Students free with valid ID.
     
    PAINT PARTY ART CLASSES: OCEANS EVERYWHERE
    Wednesdays Feb. 12- Feb. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo. $65 per child, plus $25 supply fee. Participants focus on the watery habitat of the ocean. Each week, they use acrylic paint to paint a different part of the ocean and an animal that makes its home there. https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/science-clubs-classes-and-camps/
     
    KIDS NIGHT OUT @ WESTERN
    Feb. 14, March 28, May 8, June 12 from 6-9 p.m. at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo. $20/student. (Walk-ins welcome (as space allows). https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/after-schoolweekend-programs/kids-night-out-western-know/
     
    SEATTLE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH) 
    Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2-5:30 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E. Join us for the Seattle Black Film Festival at BIMA. An afternoon of thought provoking short films, one feature length film & post screening discussions centered around the Black diaspora experience. Free. Reservations recommended:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4481356
     
    MORE THAN A MONTH, SCREENING & DISCUSSION
    Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.  at BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E. Free, registration recommended:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4471545. This tongue-in-cheek documentary film (2012) explores 29-year-old African American filmmaker Shukree Tilghman on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
     
    GEMS (GIRLS IN ENGINEERING, MATH AND SCIENCE) NIGHT OUT
    Saturdays (Feb. 29 and March 10) from 6-9 p.m. at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. $20 per student. 2/29: Children spend an evening focusing on the small things in life. Participants build and use their own portable, pocket-sized, reusable paper microscope to explore with and take home. They explore the world of what we can’t see, including tiny marine plankton, and test their engineering skills to build and race the ideal plankton! 3/10: Children become nature detectives and use their powers of observation to detect ecosystem intruders in nature -- they’re all around us, on land and in the sea! Participants learn how invasive plants and animals affect native creatures and habitats on the Kitsap Peninsula, learn what they can do to help prevent the spread of invasive species and create their own nature journals for species identification at home. https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/after-schoolweekend-programs/gems-night-out/
     
    MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING FOR 5-8 GRADERS
    March 2-April 3; Monday-Thursday (M: 2:30-4:30 p.m., T-THUR.: 4-5:30 p.m.) at BHS Wrestling Room. The middle and intermediate school Bainbridge Wrestling program is a free after school program held at the Bainbridge High School wrestling room. We are excited to use the great sport of wrestling as a way to build and grow more athletic and tougher athletes on Bainbridge Island. We want everyone that wants to try wrestling to have the opportunity and welcome those who would not be able to make all the practices because of other commitments. Wrestling is a fun and competitive sport that provides opportunities for growth of the mind and the body. Contact Dan Pippinger, dpippinger@bisd303.org, for more information and registration.
     
    GIRLS ON THE RUN
    Tuesdays & Thursdays March 3- May 19 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Wilkes and Blakely Elementary Schools. At Girls on the Run, we believe that every girl is full of power and potential and we inspire her to recognize her inner strength and celebrate what makes her one of a kind! Over the course of the 10-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness in a fun, encouraging environment. The season ends with the girls positively impacting their community through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory, non-competitive 5k event. Girls on the Run is for girls of all physical abilities! Fee is on a sliding scale. Register: https://www.girlsontherunwestsound.org/
     
    ART IN ACTION
    Saturdays through June 6, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BIMA, 550 Winlsow Way E. Drop in and spark your creativity while visiting BIMA! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA’s light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration required. 
     
     
    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.