Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 3-5, 2013:
When: Friday 1-2 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Public Library Garden
Why: This quick workshop will teach you how to avoid throwing away table scraps and old heads of lettuce. Master Composter John Barutt will get his hands dirty.
2. Ordway Carnival
When: Friday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Why: How fun—a fall carnival on a warm sunny day in spring. All the expected carnival stuff: games, dolphin slide, bouncy house, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and BI BBQ
Wrist band (unlimited access to games) $25 at the door. Game tickets: 10 tix for $10, single tickets $1 each.
3. Bill Hemp Exhibit
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Public Library
Why: Bill Hemp does Bainbridge with pen and ink.
4. A Picture Show: Art by Michael Pontieri
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Winslow Art Center, 278 Winslow Way E, Suite 205.
Why: One of the Island’s most interesting painters, portraitist Pontieri introduces his latest work. There will a band and snacks too.
5. First Friday at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts 151 Winslow Way E.
Why: Come to the opening reception for exhibits by Wes McClain, Kristin Tollefson, and BAC School students. It’s free.
6. First Fridays Art Walk
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Winslow
Why: You know the drill. Show up and meander and eat and drink. Sun included.
7. Electronics Recycling Fundraiser
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church (Highway 305 and Madison Avenue)
Why: First we did styrofoam. Then we tackled shredded paper. This weekend, it’s the old tape deck and that thing that plugs into the side of your computer and connects to the phone jack, and you’re not sure what it’s for, and in any case you don’t appear to need it. (Then we move on to old instruments. See #8 below.) Boy Scout Troop 1496 is accepting everything from PCs and cell phones to small appliances.
Most fees are in the $1-$10 range. Funds raised used to defray cost of service projects around the island and wilderness experiences for troop members. For an advance pickup option, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Musical Donations for Rummage Sale
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Island Music Guild, 10598 NE Valley Rd.
Why: When you’re done with the electronics (see #8), call your friends and move out the old tuba from Aunt Madge. The Guild is accepting all instruments except pianos and organs (rats!) plus cases, amplifiers, microphones, music stands, sheet music, song books, vinyl record albums, turntables, speakers, CDs, recording equipment, music memorabilia, photos, and posters.
Donations are tax deductible. All proceeds go to benefit the IMG.
9. Seconds Sale at Mesolini Glass & Raquel’s Mosaics
When: Saturday, 9:30-2 p.m.
Where: 13291 Madison Ave North
Why: What’s better than art by Raquel Stanek and Mesolini Glass? Slightly damaged art by those artists at reduced prices! Gather up your 2013 gifts. At noon, attend a fused glass workshop for all ages and watch a mosaic demo.
For more information visit www.biworkingstudios.com.
10. Dan Hinkley Show and Tell of 30 Rare, Unusual, or Indispensable Plants
When: Saturday, 11-12 p.m.
Where: Bay Hay and Feed, 10355 NE Valley Rd.
Why: Hinkley is the Heronswood Nursery founder and the guy who collects, propagates, and names all kinds of plants. Post-workshop you can buy some of the plants from his collection. Read more here.
The $8 fee goes to the Wildlife Shelter.
11. Artist Demo: Kristin Tollefson
When: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E.
Why: Tollefson weaves wire, metal, and other found and other possibly Tetanus-causing items into 3-D objects.
12. First Sundays Concert with Young Professional Singers
When: Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Park Community Center, 402 Brien Drive
Why: Poulenc, Fauré, Rorem, Schubert, Hall and Hoiby sung by young opera, concert, and recital performers.
$20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 youth.
13. Cinco de Mayo with Alma Villegas & Azúcar at Treehouse
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: Treehouse, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd.
Why: Porque hay que celebrar el Cinco de Mayo, también conocido como El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, cuando el ejército Mexicano derrotó a los Franceses. Y aparece que la manera más recomendada para conmemorar la día tiene que ver con la ingestión de una cantidad de Margaritas.
21 and over show. $25.Buy tickets here: http://tickets.treehousebainbridge.com/ordertickets.asp?p=57.