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Weekend on the Rock February 6-8, 2015: Winter Guard Competition

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of February 6-8, 2015:

1. Exploring with Karen Chaussabel
When: Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 8-11 a.m.
Where: The Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road
Why: Chaussabel does just about everything this side of legal to paper using printing, painting, stitching, encaustic, ink, and fibers.

by Karen Chaussabel

by Karen Chaussabel

2. Discovery Friday at KiDiMu
When: Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane
Why: It’s a STEM day for kids at the museum, this time focusing on Shadow Science, which I’m guessing does not refer to necromancy.

Geroge Dennis

Untitled watercolor by George W. Dennis

3. George W. Dennis Exhibition Reception
When: Friday, 5-6 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts 151 Winslow Way E.
Why: George W. Dennis (1905-1982) was a longtime Bainbridge Islander and an advocate of the arts. Proceeds from the sales of his work will be used to establish a scholarship fund.

Small Ancona Rooster by Matt Pedersen

Small Ancona Rooster by Matt Pedersen

4. Chicken Portraits by Matt Pedersen
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North
Why: Pedersen has got the chicken love. He shows it with watercolor on burned rustic cedar shingles.

Pressed flowers by Norimi Kusanagi

Pressed flowers by Norimi Kusanagi

5. Norimi Kusanagi Exhibition Reception
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: I’ve pressed flowers in a book before and they didn’t turn out anything like Norimi’s gorgeousness.

6. Amelia Wynn Wine Tasting
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Intentional Table 124 Madrone Lane
Why: Paul Bianchi of Amelia Wynn Winery is bringing along some newly released wines, recent vintages, and familiar favorites. No reservations required. Just come on by and enjoy gourmet popcorn etc. wine by the glass

$10. Must be 21 years old to taste wine.

Jaguar's Children7. The Jaguar’s Children, with John Vaillant
When: Friday, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E.
Why: Hector is trapped inside a tanker truck during an illegal border crossing. Vaillant reads from his book and gives you a clue to Hector’s fate.

8. First Fridays Art Walk
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Winslow
Why: Slosh around downtown in your Wellies and look at art.

9. Susan Croy Roth Paintings Exhibition Reception
When: Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Yoga House, 7861 NE Day Road, Suite 214
Why: Roth’s paintings of waves are lovely. View and activate your sacrum at the same time.

"Oregon Coast 2013" by Susan Croy Roth

“Oregon Coast 2013″ by Susan Croy Roth

10. Climate Action Bainbridge
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: OfficeXpats (upstairs in the Pavilion) 403 Madison Ave.
Why: Join the movement to save the planet. This monthly meeting will focus on the oil train campaign and how to win back the state senate in order to get climate legislation passed. New members are welcome.

11. Shameless: The Art of Disability Art
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division Ave. NE, Suquamish
Why: This is part of a series of documentaries on social justice and progressive topics. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Free and open to the public.

12. Family Valentine Party at KiDiMu
When: Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Where: KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane
Why: It’s a good-smelling potpourri of family Valentine’s stuff including treats, dancing, family photos by Catie’s Photography, face painting, and fun activities including Valentine Bingo and more! Proceeds will support KiDiMu’s educational mission. The museum will open to the general public at noon.

$10 per person or $30 family. Morning refreshments included. RSVP to (206) 855-4650.

13. Library U: Great Decisions—India Changes Course
When: Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 7968 Finch Road
Why: Here’s the spiel: “Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country’s 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn’t stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.”

That’s a lot of heavy stuff for a Saturday morning. Moderator Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director and Outreach Coordinator of the South Asia Center at the U.W. Jackson School of International Studies, will lead you through it.

14. St. Barnabas Open House
When: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: St. Barnabas Day School, 1187 Wyatt Way NW
Why: The Day School has programs for children 2-1/2 to 5 years old. See the classrooms, meet the teachers.

15. Montessori Country School Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Montessori Country School, 10994 Arrow Point Drive NE
Why: Another stop on your tour of schools. See the classrooms, meet the teachers.

16. BCNS Preschool Open House
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: BCNS Preschool 501 Cave Avenue
Why: The preschool program is for children ages 3-5. See the classrooms, meet the teachers.

17. Madrona School Hearts & Crafts Fair
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Madrona School at the corner of Winslow Way W and Madison Ave S.
Why: It’s the annual Madrona celebration of craft, food, and music.

Free admission with small fees for crafts, activities, and food.

18. Winter Guard 2015 Performance and Competition Invitational
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Paski Gymnasium, Bainbridge High School 9330 Northeast High School Road
Why: This is going to be a hoot. The preliminaries run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a break at 12:15 p.m. The finals go from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. with a break at 6 p.m. The winners will be announced at or around 8 p.m. Read more here.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and kids. Concessions are available.

Sally Prangley

Purse necklace by Sally Prangley

19. First Saturday Trunk Show: Sally Prangley’s Jewelry & Wire Birds
When: Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (Museum Store), 550 Winslow Way East.
Why: Come see how Prangley can bend wire into itty bity configurations and then buy one of her works.

Suzy Kueckelhan

Blue Moon by Suzy Kueckelhan

20. Collage and Painting Demo with Suzy Kueckelhan
When: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E
Why: Collage and mixed-media artist Suzy Kueckelhan gives a free artist talk. No registration is necessary.

21. MCS Elementary Open House
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Montessori Country School Elementary Campus, 8225 High School Road
Why: The last of Saturday’s school open houses. See the classrooms, meet the teachers.

22. Eleven Winery Features Zach Fleury
When: Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Eleven Winery 7671 NE Day Road
Why: Live music, wine tasting, and light hors d’oeuvres.

23. Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents The EDGE Improv
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North
Why: Get your EDGE on.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Purchase them online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at (206) 842-8569, or in person at BPA.

24. First Sundays Concerts: Sound Counterpoint
When: Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive
Why: Sound Counterpoint is a Baroque quartet comprised of Linda Melsted on violin, Curtis Foster on oboe, Miyo Aoki on recorder, and Jonathan Oddie on harpsichord.

$20. www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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Weekend on the Rock, November 1-3, 2013: Celluloid and Art

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 1-3, 2013. It’s a big weekend, so hold on!

1. “Watercourse,” Paintings by Marcia Shaver
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: Is there no end to the talent on Bainbridge Island? Do you know how hard it is, week after week, to find out new ways to say something is really good? I quit.

River Edge, by Shaver

River Edge, by Marcia Shaver












2. 15th Annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
When: Friday-Sunday, starting at 6 on Friday
Where: Bainbridge Cinemas, Lynwood Theatre, The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach
Why: Free movies all weekend. Read more here.

3. Grain’s Destination Pop-Up Party
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Charrette, 130 Winslow Way East
Why: This pop-up shop features the work of Chelsea and James Minola of Bainbridge Island-based design studio Grain. What is Grain? Who are the Minolas? Here’s your chance to find out. I hope they have their strung chandelier on hand (Warning: It’s not cheap).

strung chandelier

Minola’s Strung Chandelier











Splish Splash by Merrilee Moore

Splish Splash by Merrilee Moore

4. Merrilee Moore Opening Reception at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: BAC, 151 Winslow Way
Why: Moore’s sculptured glass is hot. While you’re at BAC, also check out Women in the Abstract, featuring a local army of artists.

5. Carrie Goller Jewelry Event
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: BIMA Museum Store, 550 Winslow Way East
Why: I happen to own, ahem, a Carrie Goller. You might too. Meet the artist and then on Saturday enjoy her Trunk Show and Jewelry Assembly Event, starting at 10 a.m.

Carrie Goller jewelry

Carrie Goller jewelry






6. First Fridays Art Walk
When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Winslow
Why: It’s like a TV dinner: You get to eat and watch stuff, in this case great art.

7. YO Spirit of Asia, Music of Japan & India
When: Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road
Why: YO means “The World” I am told, but I am not told what language it means it in. I’m going to guess Japanese. Ty Burhoe, Akihisa Kominato, and Yutaka Oyama rock it.


Tickets $15 at Pegasus Coffee House and online at www.talarecords.com. $15.

8. Healthy Youth Summit
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: BHS Commons
Why: This first of three summits brought to you by Bainbridge Youth Services, Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, Raising Resilience, and the Bainbridge Island School District tackles the question “What do we know about how B.I. youth are developing into healthy young adults?” For more info. go to http://bihealthyyouth.org/.

9. Body-Singing Workshop
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Grace Church, 8595 Day Road East
Why: Opera singer Victoria Robertson will teach you how to sing or sing better. Note: There is no guarantee that after the workshop you will sound at all like she does.

To register or for questions, e-mail Victoria at varentertainment@gmail.com.

10. Opening Day at The Dayaalu Center with Ty Burhoe
When: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: The Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way
Why: What’s the Dayaalu Center, you ask? That’s what this event is about: Introducing the community to the new incarnation of The Island Yoga Space. Ty Burhoe will wake up after his concert (see above) and join Jeny Vidal and Jon Crane for a special two hour Sound Flow Yoga class.

Early registration is recommended! $20.

11. Carole Barrer Painting Demonstration: Surface Exploration
When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Where: BAC, 151 Winslow Way
Why: Barrer shows you how to texturize.

Passage-Eight by Carole Barrer

Passage Eight by Carole Barrer

12. Benefit Concert for Bainbridge Skate Bowl
When: Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Strawberry Hill Park, 7666 NE High School Rd
Why: The bowl needs an upgrade I am told. This event will raise funds to help with that and for an expansion. Five youth bands—Apparitions, Run Melos, Clank, Doormats, and Dumpster Baby—will be playing at the bowl. Wonder what those acoustics will be like? If it rains, the whole thing, minus the bowl, will be held at Island Center Hall. Sponsored by the B.I. Metro Park District and Teen Center. Suggested donation is $5.


13. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration
When: Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: This falls into the “If you have to ask” category. Crafts, food (not sure what that would be for Whovians), science. Time travel not included.

Cat by Susan Wiersema

Cat by Susan Wiersema

14. Oh, My Paws and Whiskers: Car and Dog Portraits with Susan Wiersma
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: BAC, 151 Winslow Way
Why: Bring photos of your animal companions and then turn those into art using colored pencils.

Tuition: $120 (members $110, students $100). Register at BAC or call 842-3132. For ages 16 and up. A separate class will be offered for kids.

15. BCNS 50th Anniversary Concert
When: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Why: Johnny Bregar leads this family bluegrass concert.

Doors open at 10:15 and tickets are $7 in advance at T&C or $10 at the door. T-shirts, tote bags, and raffle tickets are also being sold. For more info go to www.bcnspreschool.org.

16. Archery
When: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Where: 8203 Sportsman Club Rd NE.
Why: Every Sunday, channel your own Katniss. Family friendly, safe range overseen by experienced Range Safety Officers.

17. Story Time: Turkey Tot with George Shannon and Jennifer K. Mann 
When: Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E
Why: Shannon and Mann collaborated on this story about a turkey who finds a way to gather out-of-reach blackberries. I have been that turkey.

18. First Sundays Concerts
When: Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive
Why: Jazz artists Randy Porter on piano, John Wiitala on bass, and Alan Jones on drums. Good looks and talent.

$20. www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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Weekend on the Rock: April 13-15, 2012

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 13-15.

1. America the Beautiful—The Thin Commandments screening
When: Friday, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge High School Campus, LGI theater, 9330 High School Rd.

  • america the beautifulIt’s funny AND informative
  • It’s a followup to America the Beautiful, so if you liked that . . .
  • OK for kids 13 and up and their parents
  • It’s a nice companion piece to the Re-defining Me event at the High School this weekend.
  • Your $10 admission benefits Bainbridge Youth Services.

2. Game Night at EHHS
When: Friday, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Eagle Harbor High School (enter and leave by the south door)

  • Finally! Something for kids to do in the evening.
  • It’s only $5. You can buy refreshments there.
  • Video and board games.

MS WALK3. Sixth Annual Walk MS Fundraiser
When: Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m. and walk begins at 10:00.
Where: Bainbridge High School throughout downtown Wisnlow.

  • Kid-friendly, only 3 miles.
  • Free Pegasus coffee and and BonBon chocolates, lunch cooked by B.I. Barbeque, Island Fitness massages, music, and the Bainbridge HS cheerleaders.
  • If you don’t have a team and you haven’t yet registered, don’t worry. You can take care of that at the event (but arrive at 9).
  • It supports a great cause affecting many of us and our neighbors,

To register, form a team of four or more, or join an existing team, go to: www.walkMSnorthwest.org (select Bainbridge Island and then register or click on the team list on the left). Or call 800-344-4867, option 2.

Bainbridge Farmers Market4. Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Town Square near City Hall
Why: until 1pm

5. Re-Defining Me: a Body Image Workshop for Girls 10-18 and Their Mothers/Parents
When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road

  • Girls are constantly being assaulted by negative messages. Here’s a chance to turn that around.
  • Re-defining meA variety of presentations given by local experts: Love Your Body: Embracing your unique body and character, Interpreting Media Messages: Identifying what values or ideals the media reflect about about women and body image, When Healthy Turns to Dangerous: Teens and eating disorders, Style Check: The message we send, Clothing is more than getting dressed, Healthy & Happy Eating: Buildling confidence inside and out, Eating Disorders and Stress, Beauty Boost: Fun demonstrations…hair, make-up, and skin care.

6. Friends of the Library Book Sale
When: Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N.
Why: Books at a great price.

Rainbow-Fish-Collage-258x300 by BISS7. The Rainbow Fish
When: Saturday 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Where: Kids Discovery Museum, 100 Ravine Lane

  • It’s the glittery fish who teaches about friendship and courage.
  • It’s a live theater experience for all ages
  • Sound effects, local adult and youth talent!
  • Your $5 donation supports KiDiMu

8. CLICK! Digital Download Class
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: Here’s your chance to learn to download library eBooks, audiobooks, and music to your computer or portable device, for free.

Class size is limited so pre-register at the Bainbridge Public Library information desk or call the library at 842-4162.

Nancy Stewart9. Nancy Stewart Benefit for BCNS
When: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road

  • Your admission ($10 adult, $7 child) benefits Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School.
  • Stewart is a national award-winning children’s entertainer.

10. Little Buds StoryWalk™
When: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Avenue NE.

  • IslandWood and the Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) are hosting this event to celebrate literacy and the outdoors.
  • For just $5 you get to stroll through the IslandWood forest following the pages of a children’s story laid out before you on the path.

National Poetry Month11. 27th Annual San Carlos Poetry Reading
When: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: San Carlos Restaurant, 279 Madison Ave. N.

  • It’s National Poetry Month. Do something poetic.
  • Read a poem of your own or just listen.

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Finding “Finding Kind” at BHS Theatre

“Finding Kind” is a film about tween and teenage girls and the bullying and unkindnesses they are capable of bringing down upon each other. The film documents the 10,000 mile cross-country journey of Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, two first-time filmmakers and both teen victims of “mean girls,” to interview girls who have suffered at the hands of other girls’ meanness. The film won Student Choice Award at the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival, and it was recently nominated for the Social Justice Award for Documentary Film. And you have a chance to see it right here on the rock.

Finding Kind: Parsekian and Thompson

Filmmakers Parsekian and Thompson at a middle school assembly in California.

Two Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School (BCNS) board members with children at the preschool were looking for a creative way to raise funds and they came up with the idea of BCNS sponsoring a showing of “Finding Kind.” Because of its subject matter, they felt the film would also be a good fit for Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) and their mission, so they approached the organization. BYS was excited to get on board as the event facilitator, citing cyberbullying as a special concern at the High School among girls.

The film will be shown at Bainbridge High School Theatre (LGI). Screenings are November 9th at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. (the film is 77 minutes long). A BYS counselor will introduce the film and will lead a discussion immediately following each screening. BYS will also have a table in the lobby with local resources regarding girl-on-girl bullying. Fifty percent of all proceeds from the screening will go to BCNS.

The movie is appropriate for adults and kids eleven and older. There is some discussion of suicide in the movie. Here is the film’s trailer:


Photos and video courtesy of Finding Kind.

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