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EARTH MONTH BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
April 1-30, 2021. The goal of Celebrate Trees! Earth Month Bainbridge Island is to raise awareness and encourage involvement and action for Arbor Day and Earth Day, and to inspire all to protect our trees, our environment, and our planet. Join us for a wide variety of activities for all ages throughout the month of April. https://www.sustainablebainbridge.org/programs/earth-month/
2021 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND TRASHION SHOW - CALL TO ARTISTS
The Call to Artists is now open for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show! The show will take place on July 25 at Hilltop and will be a covid-safe walking tour where models are stationed throughout the area and guests walk through. Sketch proposals are due April 2. Visit bitrashion.org for more information on how to submit proposals.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1-4:30 p.m., online. The Environmental Symposium is an opportunity for youth in grades 8-12 to engage in a series interactive, skills-based workshops with environmental professionals from around the Puget Sound. Workshop topics include environmental justice, water quality, waste reduction, and more! Youth will network with passionate peers and adults as well as gain tools to address local environmental issues and create real, positive change for their communities. Info: https://www.seattleymca.org/programs/youthprograms/earthservicecorps
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ERIKA LUNDAHL IN CONCERT (ONLINE)
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of live music from singer-songwriter Erika Lundahl recorded surrounded by art in the BIMA galleries. This pre-recorded concert will stream live on our Facebook and YouTube pages. We recommend RSVPing to be sure you don’t miss the big event! Erika Lundahl is a musician and climate justice activist, living on traditional Duwamish Land, in Seattle. She employs her classically trained voice and distinctive “tapping” guitar style to create an enveloping, earth-centered musical space. Details: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/erika-lundahl-in-concert-online/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS DANNY GODINEZ IN CONCERT (ONLINE)
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KITSAP REGIONAL LIBRARY PRESENTS - DEAR FRIEND: LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
April 1-30, 2021. Write letters to members of our community experiencing isolation due to the pandemic. Pick up a letter-writing kit, write a letter, and return it to the library. We’ll distribute letters with the help of our Mobile Services team and our community partners at Bailey Manor. https://www.krl.org/events/dear-friend-letter-writing-campaign
SQUEAKY WHEELS BIKE TO SCHOOL - MAY THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Celebrate spring! Starting May 1 through the end of the year, bike to school and win prizes. It's easy. Log your rides at squeakywheels.org. There will be a big drawing near the end of the school year with prizes for riders, and a grand prize for the person who bikes the most days. Questions? Ask Kristine - firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS & HUMANITIES BAINBRIDGE PRESENTS POETRY VIBES: VOICES OF OUR YOUTH
Calling all youth! We know you've got something to say, and we'd love to hear it! So come and share your poetry or rap with us. Get submission details here. Accepting submissions from March 30- April 23.
BAINBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS FINANCIAL EDUCATION SERIES
Various times and days in April. Financial literacy is empowering—yet good, practical education about financial management is too often out of reach for people, especially those with limited incomes. Bainbridge Community Foundation Board member Paul Merriman—founder of Merriman Wealth Management—has dedicated his retirement to providing free trainings to all ages about how to secure a more stable financial future. On behalf of BCF, Paul has organized five free virtual events with speakers who are nationally renowned experts in their fields in order to help educate our community on how to better plan for our futures. These events target all ages and levels of financial literacy, including youth, first-time investors who are still in the workforce, and those who have just entered retirement. One of the five free events includes Next Generation Personal Finance founder Tim Ranzetta who envisions financial literacy for all youth. This event, taking place on April 29 from 4:30-6pm, will be particularly directed towards parents, teachers, and other educators including home-schoolers. Check out NGPF's video here: https://youtu.be/vZHyxGriM6k and sign up for the event(s) at BCF's website! All five events below have been organized in partnership with Library U, a program of the Bainbridge Public Library. For more information or to RSVP now, visit www.BainbridgeCF.org.
JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS
Now accepting online registrations for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Forming new Girl Scout Troops on Bainbridge Island. Girl Scouts will spark her sense of adventure as she earns badges, builds friendships... and so much more! Help her unleash her inner leader. $25 annual registration, $35 extended year. https://www.girlscoutsww.org/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS MINDLESS MEDITATION (ONLINE)
Every Thursday through 5/26 at 9:25 a.m. Join us for a weekly group mindfulness meditation practice led by Steve Parsons. Mindfulness meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one’s thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. This event is free and takes place on Zoom. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/mindfulness-meditation-2021/
TEEN NIGHT @ BARN (ONLINE)
Friday, May 7 from 8-10 p.m. FREE! Join other teens for an evening of connection and creativity, from your own home! Meet up with your friends or make new friends in breakout rooms with hands-on crafts and games. You won’t need any special materials except typical things you would have around the house. BARN is excited to collaborate with other local organizations including BIMA, Kitsap Regional Library and Boys & Girls Club to offer this evening of activity. Check back closer to the event to see what specific activities will be offered. At the beginning of the event you will be able to select your breakout rooms of choice. Info: bainbridgebarn.org/youth
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM INTUITION TO EDITING WITH MARILYN MONTUFAR (ONLINE)
Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $120 for BIMA Members, $150 for non-members. Online. Expand your capacity to envision, create, edit and share photographs in this day-long Zoom workshop. Marilyn Montufar will guide students and expand their visual language while building editing skills and exploring the many features of Snapseed, a free application. Designed for students who have basic photo experience and are interested in leveling up their image-making skills. Smartphones may be used for this workshop. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/marilyn-montufar-workshop/ Marilyn Montufar is a fine art photographer, educator, and activist with ten years of research, production, teaching, and exhibition experience locally, nationally, and internationally. Workshop is led by Marilyn Montufar, whose work is currently featured in the group exhibition Breathe.
MISSION INSPIRED: STEM & HUMANITIES CLASSES
Mission InspirEd, a student-run nonprofit organization in the Seattle-based area, is organizing STEM and Humanities classes for middle school students! They are offering the following topics: Java, Python, Creative Writing, Web Design, and more! Classes are $50 or free for reduced lunch students. Learn more NOW: missioninspired.org/classes. Limited spots available.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR YOUTH (FLY)
Classes May 10 - June 11, 2021 meet at various times. Online Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin classes. Students watch an instructional video, complete a worksheet then join an online class with an experienced teacher to reinforce learning through games, songs and other fun activities. Our classes provide foreign language education to K-8. We offer scholarships for Free and Reduced lunch students and also sibling discounts. $149 for 10 lessons. https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ARTIST TALK: AISHA HARRISON
Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. Artist Aisha Harrison speaks about what it has been like to transition to creating works from clay to bronze—the connection/meaning to nature as an artist and the power of place for her public artwork. Facilitated by BIMA Associate Curator, Amy Sawyer. Aisha Harrison has roots in Olympia, WA going back four generations. Her work today, as both an artist and arts educator, attempts to navigate the spaces between, centering through making things with your hands to create personal symbolic imagery and to encourage others to subvert dominant narratives by telling their stories in hidden and/or overt ways. Her work is shown nationally with recent work at Bainbridge Museum of Art. Info & registration: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/artist-talk-aisha-harrison/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS BOOK TALK: THE SALMON WAY
Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Online. Join us for a book talk exploring The Salmon Way, a beautiful and enduring portrayal of people connected to the fish that define who they are. Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and wild salmon are inextricably linked, writer and photographer Amy Gulick ventured to Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these extraordinary fish. This event is taking place as a Zoom webinar. Only the presenters’ cameras and microphones will be on for this event. Amy Gulick brings 25 years of experience photographing and writing about nature to audiences ranging from the World Wilderness Congress to school classrooms. With science, humor, and adventure, Amy helps people understand ecological connections and why they matter to humanity and all life on Earth. Info: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/book-talk-the-salmon-way/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ECO-PRINTING: PRINTS & PATTERNS WITH CATHERINE ALICE MICHAELIS (ONLINE)
Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $120 for BIMA Members, $150 for non-members. Learn how to choose and use plants to transfer natural pigments to paper in planned ways that create prints and patterns. Students will select plants from the wild, the cultivated garden, and the kitchen to generate a diverse palette of colors, designs, and even leaf and flower stencils. https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/catherine-alice-michaelis-workshop/ Artist Catherine Alice Michaelis will share examples and demonstrations for desired effects. Participants will then follow steps to create their own paper and plant bundles to cook on the stovetop, later unwrapping results and sharing discoveries and successes. Eco-printing can be done indoors or outdoors, but both smell and humidity can be issues indoors, so plan ventilation accordingly. Students will receive a supply list in advance that will include recommended types of paper, suggested plants, and cooking pots/tools—all quite basic and easy to acquire.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ARTIST TALK WITH KIMBERLY TROWBRIDGE
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. Join exhibiting artist Kimberly Trowbridge as she speaks about Into the Garden, her large solo exhibition of paintings reflecting images, ideas and methods developed over the last two years as Creative Fellow at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. This talk will be hosted by Kristin Tollefson, BIMA’s Director of Education and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advancement. This event is taking place as a Zoom webinar. Only the presenters’ cameras and microphones will be on for this event. Info: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/artist-talk-kimberly-trowbridge-online/
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS BOOK TALK: WE ARE PUGET SOUND
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. Join us for a book talk exploring We Are Puget Sound, a stunning visual journey through the complex web of marine and terrestrial wildlife. It explores the regional economies of fishing and agriculture and documents the lives of the people who call this place home. Essays by writer David Workman, Suquamish Tribal chairman Leonard Forsman, and WEC Puget Sound program director Mindy Roberts, along with striking images from Brian Walsh and more than a dozen other professional photographers provide inspiration as well as a call to action to protect this unique ecosystem. Info: https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/book-talk-we-are-puget-sound-online/
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