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Farmers’ Market Fresh This Week: 5/4/12

May 4, 2012

Come to Town Square at City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for seasonal fruits, vegetables, crafts, music, conversation, and more.

Fresh This Week

fresh eggs

Produce and Goods: Asparagus, rhubarb, beets, carrots, leeks, radishes, spinach, salad mixes, fresh eggs, meats. and cheese.

Helpline House

Helpline House Food Drive: Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. This is Week 4 of the food drive.

shopping bag by Abigail Silvester

Market Shopping Bags: Get your Market Shopping Bag for $15. All proceeds go to the Farmers’ Market. Stop by the Market Manager booth to get yours.

Chele's Kitchen

Live Music: Chele’s Kitchen

Photos by Will Merydith and Abigail Silvester.


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Farmers’ Market Fresh This Week: 4/28/12

April 28, 2012

Come to Town Square at City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for seasonal fruits, vegetables, crafts, music, conversation, and more.

Fresh This Week


Produce and Goods: Arugula is here! Leeks too. Radishes look great and of course a variety of salad mixes are available. Check out Persephone Farm’s Booth with a bumper crop of purple and white sprouting broccoli. Also, look for nursery plants, spring flowers, delicious prepared foods, and beautiful crafts.

Helpline House

Helpline House Food Drive: Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. This is Week 3 of the food drive.

recipe card

Recipe Cards: Swing by the Market Manager Booth to pick up one of our “Meal at the Market Recipe Cards.” A featured recipe with the main ingredients available at the market. Collect the recipes from us through the season.

Live Music: Nat Phen

Photos by JustyCinMD and Liz West.

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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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Weekend on the Rock: November 11-13, 2011

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 11-13:

1. Plant a Tree

When: Friday, November 11, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Meigs Park, at Koura Road and 305.

  • You can be part of  the National Wildlife Federation Trees for the 21st Century program and join Island Cooperative Nursery School in planting 50 trees on the Island.
  • Arborist Jim Trainer will be on hand to share information with grownups and kids.

RSVP at info@islandcooperativepreschool.org.

Jam on My Muffin2. Folk Friday: Jam on My Muffin

When: Friday, November 11, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Island Music Center 10598 NE Valley

  • Fire up your November with Hot Cajun, Old Time, and Quebecois.
  • Fun hats, dancing.
  • Jam on My Muffin is a well-known local band, playing often at the Mandolin Cafe in Tacoma and the Oasis Cafe in Puyallup.

3. Farmers’ Market

When: Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Town Square

  • This is the last day of the outdoor season at Town Square.
  • Get your root vegetables!

4. Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Seabold Church, 6894 Northeast Seabold Church Road

  • For those of you who are superorganized and therefore highly annoying to the rest of us, this is your chance to show off by stocking up early on holiday gifts and decor. You can then smugly announce that you are “all done.”
  • All proceeds go to support local and worldwide missions.

Hippo silhouette5. Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Lollipops, 278 Winslow Way E # 101

  • Get an affordable hand cut silhouette portrait of your kid to wow the grandparents over the holidays.
  • You can be just like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Tom Cruise, and Reese Witherspoon at least in the sense that you too will have a Karl Johnson silhouette. That may be where the resemblance ends.
  • It only takes a few minutes. Johnson looks at your kid and starts cutting. (The paper.)

Call ahead: 780-9012.

6. Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Bloedel Reserve

  • This is your last weekend to take the kids to find the hidden squash. At some point the squash are simply going to disappear anyway by rotting away into the ground.
  • Kids under 13 get in free.

7. Book Sale

When: Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library
Why: Early and affordable holiday gift shopping?

Gazzam Map8. Trail Walk: Keep Gazzam Wild

When: Saturday, November 12, 12-1:15 p.m.
Where: Gazzam Lake Preserve, at Marshall Road

  • Take advantage of the lovely fall to experience this trail on 30 acres that Keep Gazzam Wild is trying to preserve.
  • It’s a beautiful trail, with a knockout view.

Contact Karen Molinari, molinari.karen@comcast.net. Wear hiking shoes.

9. Bainbridge Island Symphony: “New Beginnings”

When: Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., & Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m.
Where: BPA, 200 Madison Ave N

  • Kids (accompanied by paying adults) get in free.
  • Check out the orchestra’s new music director and conductor Wesley Schulz.

10. Site Tour of IslandWood

When: Sunday, November 13, 1-4 p.m.
Where: IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE
Why: It’s not every day that you get a chance to tour IslandWood for free.

Make a reservation at http://islandwoodtour111311.eventbrite.com/.

Schola Nova11. Women’s Schola Nova

When: Sunday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Where: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Why: Traditional plainsong, anthems, psalms, and chants to brighten the dark, short November days.


Photos courtesy of Jam on My Muffin, Karl Johnson, Keep Gazzam Wild, and Schola Nova.

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National Night Out on Bainbridge Island

In 2010 more than 300 people showed up for National Night Out in Winslow. The city expects even more to join the festivities this year, which will be held Tuesday August 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants at Town Square will enjoy free hotdogs, beverages, popcorn, ice cream, cake, and cookies provided by local merchants. The Hometown Band will provide entertainment.

The goals of National Night Out are to

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Last year the event featured a dunk tank with a “sitting” judge and police officer.

The 2010 National Night Out campaign involved 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated.

Chief of Police John Feldman expressed his desire for citizens to get to know his officers and added, “National Night Out on Bainbridge Island is an event we enjoy celebrating with our citizens.” The event also provides an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations, merchants, and business organizations to share information with attendees.

Local contributors to the event so far include Sears and Associates, West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Boys and Girls Club, Bainbridge Island Ambulance Service, Kids Discovery Museum, My Kids’ Cookies, Helpline House, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Bainbridge Island Athletic Club, Oil and Water, Bainbridge Island Sportsman’s Club, Bainbridge Amateur Radio Club, Town and Country Market, Safeway, Ace Hardware, Bainbridge Cinemas, Paper Products, Mora Iced Creamery, and Blackbird Bakery.

Photo by Rosenwald.

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Valentine's Performing Pigs

July 3rd & 4th ReUpdated Schedule!

by Julie Hall with Katie Butler

Wondering what’s happening for this year’s 3rd and 4th of July activities? You’re not the only one. Despite the destruction, ahem construction, of our precious Winslow Way, the show must go on, and this one is going to be a doozie!

For July 3rd, Councilwoman Debbie Lester, Bainbridge Island City Repair, the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, and local dance party organizers Island Vibes have teamed up to bring holiday fun and funk to our KEXP logodowntown from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mutha Knows Best, a 10-piece funk band and KEXP DJs Riz Rollins and Rob Green are the musical headliners, along with the Odyssey Middle School Marimba Band, Ranger and the ReArrangers, Mike Sharp’s The Lubricators, and Chele’s Kitchen.

While you’re enjoying the music, check out the beer garden, food vendors, break dancers, fire spinners, hula hoopers (a la Island Hoopfit), and Guy and his big red ball. The festivities will take place at Town Square (Farmers’ Market stomping grounds). More money and volunteers are needed to make this party rock, so if you are interested in helping, contact Debbie Lester at bicityrepair@gmail.com. Donations can be sent directly to Arts & Humanities Council (with July 3 City Repair written on the check’s memo), 221 Winslow Way W, Suite 201, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

This “park and walk” egirl hoola hoopingvent will have parking available at the following locations: Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, school parking lots, Bainbridge Island Library, and Bainbridge Art Museum. The car wash lot will be open for parking after 6 p.m., and Island Fitness will be open for parking after 8 p.m.

As for the 4th of July, the parade will go on, just rerouted. Instead of turning left on Winslow Way heading south from Madison, the parade will continue down Madison to Bjune. There is still time to sign on to march in the parade, which will start at 1 p.m.

The July 4th Street Fair cold beerwill take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bjune and Brien. There will be a beer garden, music, entertainment, a bouncy house, a giant slide, booths, food, pony rides, and Valentines Performing Pigs (as seen on David Letterman and Jay Leno)! A classic car show will feature a disc jockey spinning oldies. Town & Country will have a new adult music performance stage in their parking lot. For early birds, a pancake breakfast in the Town & Country parking lot runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. to benefit the Bainbridge High School Boosters Club. Here is a list of scheduled events from the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce:

  • 7:00 – 11:00  Traditional Pancake Breakfast.
  • 9:00 – 5:00  Street Fair. Town & Country Parking Lot, Bjune & Brien St and Waterfront Park. Arts and crafts, food, and information booths, pony rides, music, and amusements.
  • 9:00 – 10:30 Bainbridge Youth Services Family Fun Run. Registration at BPA, 7:30 a.m. Run begins at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Ave. Times: 1 Mile-9 AM; 5k 9:15 AM; Kids Dash 10:30 AM.
  • 9:00 – 1:00  Antique and Classic Car Show. Parking lots behind Columbia & Chase Banks with DJ music.
  • 10:00 Rick Berringer (music)
  • 11:00-12:00  Valentine’s Performing Pigs. Pigs perform tricks at Waterfront Park stage
  • 11:00 – 5:00 Beer & Wine Garden. Corner of Bjune & Shannon. Beer and wine for adults 21 and over featuring live music. Garden stays open until 5pm.
  • 11:30 – 1:00  Depleted Uranium (band). Town & Country parking lot stage.
  • 11:30 – 1:00  Home Town Band. Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music. Location TBE.
  • 12:00 noon Pizza Eating Contest. All ages. Sponsored by That’s A Some Pizza.  Waterfront Park Stage
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Almost Mile Long Parade. This year’s theme is “Small Town, Big Heart.” Along Madison Avenue.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Alleyoop. Children’s puppeteer & entertainment. Waterfront Park Stage.
  • 3:00- 5:00 Soul Siren (band). Rhythm & Blues, Soul, & Rock Town & Country Parking lot stage.
  • Dark (10:15 pm) Fireworks over Eagle Harbor.

fireworks at nightFireworks will begin at “dusk” on the night of the 4th from a barge in Eagle Harbor near the ferry landing. Several restaurants on the water are offering special deals to people looking for fireworks seating. Or you can pick a spot around the ferry lots to watch the display.

So, you see, this year’s festivities might even leave us wishing the construction would continue. Well, not really. Hurry up already down there! Happy Independence Day!


Photos by Valentines Performing Pigs, Esteemed Helga, Vicki Watkins, and Eli Christman.

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