Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of January 9-11, 2015:
1. Songs of the Plateau
When: Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 8-11 a.m.
Where: The Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road
Why: Pam Hobert does her beautiful abstract thing, featuring the Blue Mountains of the Columbia Plateau:
2. Movie Matinee: The Little Polar Bear
When: Friday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: There’s nothing cuter than a polar bear cub except maybe a seal pup. Or a hippo baby. Or an orca calf! This film’s got them all. Presumably, since it’s rated G, the orca does not eat the seal pup or the polar bear cub. The film is based on the Dutch children’s books by Hans der Beer. The library will have popcorn.
3. Chamber Music for a Winter’s Day
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. SE
Why: Janet See (baroque flute), Juliana Soltis (baroque cello), and Henry Lebedinsky (harpsicord) play Bach, Couperin, Blavet on instruments from the Baroque period. Wear your powdered wig.
Tickets at the door: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10 students.
4. Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North
Why: When it’s mid-winter and you know you still have a few months of rain, a little marimba can go a long way to lifting the gloom. Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble gives its 3rd annual performance at BPA.
Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under) at (206) 842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
5. Free Styrofoam and Bubble Wrap Recycling
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Bay Hay and Feed, 10355 Northeast Valley Road
Why: Yay! I get to clean out the shed again! Bay Hay and Feed most generously takes care of your albatross. Acceptable Styrofoam is clean, white, dry, and of the snappable type. Remove stickers and tape. They’ve got a “peanuts” allergy, but the UPS Store will take them. Take your bubble wrap to nearby B.A.R.N. (11272 Sunrise Dr.) Acceptable bubble wrap is clear (not colored), clean, and has no tape. The event is sponsored by Bainbridge Island Zero Waste, Bay Hay and Feed, BARN, A Kitchen That Works, and Bainbridge Disposal.
6. Great Decisions at the Library: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
When: Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 7968 Finch Road
Why: Elizabeth M. Petras, a retired professor of Economic Sociology, leads you on this journey through the hell of human trafficking, a multibillion dollar per year and one of the fastest growing criminal industries.
For further information and associated reading materials, visit http://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org/great-decisions-discussions.aspx. Donations welcome. Refreshments provided.
7. Book Sale: Friends of the Library
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: Gather up some winter reading and listening.
8. Heyday Cheesemaking Workshop
When: Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Heyday Farmhouse and Kitchen, 4370 Old Mill Road
Why: That’s how I want to spend my Saturday: eating cheese (after recycling my Styrofoam). Chef Kerrie Sanson teaches you how to make the stuff at home so you never have to go outdoors.
9. Jewelry Making Demo with Sandra Leese
When: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E
Why: Look left.
No registration is necessary.
10. Free Sampler Day at Dayaalu
When: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way NE
Why: Karen Cornell, Mallory Primm, Mirabai Troll, Jon Crane, Jeny Rae, Drew Kunz, and Sue Steindorf will each teach a 15-minute sequence that will flow seamlessly from one teacher to another.
Free. Click here to register.
11. How’s Your Heart Health?
When: Sunday, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E
Why: Hear Islander and heart-healthy living expert Susan E. Levy read from her book The 8 Principles of the Heart-Healthy Woman. Attendees will receive heart-healthy snacks and a special invitation to Susan’s upcoming event, The Heart-Healthy Woman Workshop, A Fresh Focus on You! at The Farm Kitchen.
12. War on Whistle Blowers: Free Press and the National Security State
When: Sunday, 3 p.m.
Where: Ground Zero, 16159 Clear Creek Rd NW, Poulsbo
Robert Greenwald’s 2013 film highlights four cases of American government employees and contractors noticing wrongdoing and exposing the fraud and abuse to the media. In each case the the whistleblower’s was rewarded with punishment.
Following the film, former NSA senior executive turned whistleblower Thomas Drake, who is featured in the film, will participate via Skype in a discussion of the film.