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. 
  
 
EVENTS 
Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! 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 is necessary for this free program. Let your visit to the art museum spark your creativity! 
BISD'S MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) PRESENTS THE DOCUMENTARY 13th
 
Join MAC for the inaugural event of its Salon Series on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the film begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be gladly accepted. Light refreshments and discussion to follow the film. MAC's Salon Series will host film showings, lectures, etc that engage the community in discussions about socio-cultural diversity and how it affects our lives. The events are not intended to be formal - merely open and honest forums where people of all ages can feel free to listen, learn, question, and share thoughts and concerns.  
The award-winning documentary,13th, explores race and the criminal justice system in the United States. To watch the film's trailer, click here
 
PET DAY AT KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM  
 
January 21, 2017, all day.  Free with admission or membership. Celebrate animal friends with KiDiMu! Learn how to become a responsible pet owner or a future vet (10:30 a.m. - noon) - join a visiting vet from Companion Animal Wellness Center for a plush pet clinic. Bring your stuffed animal for a wellness check or a sick day visit. In the afternoon - 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - learn about dog bite prevention and safety with Project Canine's Dena and Great Dane therapy dog Tigger. All day, enjoy special art projects – create a fish for KiDiMu’s fish tank or have fun with kitty cat lacing. For more information, click here
 
 
SENSORY SUNDAY (AUTISM & SPD SUPPORT) AT KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM 
 
January 22, 2017 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Non-members: $8 per person; Members and babies under 12 months: free. 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 and therapist support. Please register by calling 206.855.4650 as space is limited to provide the best experience for visiting families. Walk-ins welcome if space available. For more information, click here
 
 AMERICAN RED CROSS PILLOWCASE PROJECT AT KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM 
 
January 22, 2017 from 4 - 5 p.m. Free. A grown-up must accompany the child -- this is not a drop-off program. Get a better understanding of natural disasters possible in our area and learn safety tips, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness. At the end, kids will decorate their own pillowcases, which they can use to create a disaster supply kit. Designed in cooperation with Disney for youth ages 8 to 11. Registration required (online or via phone). Space is limited.
Info: 206.855.4650. For more information, click here
 
WHAT'S THE HARM? A PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons.  What's the Harm? A Panel Discussion on Substance Use and Abuse will feature the following experts:
  • Matthew Hamner, Chief of Bainbridge Island Police Department
  • Jillian Worth, Family Physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Kevin Haggerty, Prevention Expert from UW School of Social Work
  • Nicole Hayford, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Naval Base Kitsap and Intern Therapist at Bainbridge Youth Services
Knowledge is power! Parents will leave with the correct language to use when discussing substance use with pre-teens and teens, and will be equipped with the knowledge of what substances are in our community.  
BPAstroKids
 
Gravity: Feb. 11 from 4 - 5 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m. at Battle Point Park Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island. Suggest $5 donation for supplies. Come learn about how gravity has played in integral part in the formation of our solar system, in daily life here on Earth, and in Saturn's rings! We will even get to see gravity in action as we recreate the creation of our solar system, watch the tides form due to a moon, create planet shooters and more!
 
 
KRL PRESENTS: MEET AUTHOR GARTH STEIN
 
Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons. As part of the Kitsap Regional Library's One Book One Community events, author Garth Stein will speak about his book "A Sudden Light." Books will be available for purchase at this event. Click here for more information.
 
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB
 
Mondays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the classroom at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for grades 5th - 8th grades. Five-session series pass: $125. Register: www.biartmuseum.org . February 27: Observational Drawing; March 6: Printmaking; March 13: Collage; March 20: Sculpture; March 27: Book Arts. 
 
 
CONTESTS 
 
 WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF SEATTLE
 
18th Annual World Citizen Essay Contest now through March 5, 2017.  The goal of the World Citizen Essay Contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change on the global community. Our prompt this year is inspired by the United Nation's designation of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: You have won an all-expenses-paid trip to the destination of your choice. In one thousand words or less, describe where you will go (and why), and explain what steps you will take to make sure that your travels are truly sustainable. All students in grades 3-12 are invited and encouraged to enter the world of sustainable tourism with this prompt. For more information, click here
 
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ZERO WASTE
 
Seeking entries for the 2017 Trashion Show which celebrates creative ideas for reuse and waste reduction. Now accepting entries of repurposed fashion or Trashion Couture creations. Deadline is March 12, 2017. For more information and submission guidelines, click here
 
SPORTS / ADVENTURE
 
 
GIRL SCOUTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON
 
January 26, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Camp Yeomalt Cabin.  Free to Attend/ $15 per year membership. Come discover what it means to be a Girl Scout! Click here for additional information.  
 
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
 
Registration for the 2017 season is now open.  BILL offers divisions for every level of play from Tee Ball to Seniors. Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18 are invited to play. No prior baseball experience required. We welcome newcomers and league veterans alike. BILL has a proud 53 year history and each year nearly 500 families participate in our nation’s pastime as boys and girls have fun with their friends, learn character, teamwork and engage in spirited competition. Click here for more information.
 
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FC SPRING RECREATIONAL SOCCER
 
Monday / Wendesday afternoons from April 24 - June 7, 2016 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. 

 
 
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