Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Sept. 21. Please feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. You can read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, a heavy fog lifts off Eagle Harbor midday Thursday (Tad Sooter photo).
Weather: You can look out your window for the weekend forecast. The National Weather Service is calling for clouds and more drizzle Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the low 60s.
Sports: It will be Saturday Night Lights this week, after threats forced administrators to reschedule Bainbridge’s Friday football game against Eastside Catholic. Kickoff is now 7 p.m. Saturday. Note: The Sun sportswriters whiffed on their unanimous prediction of a Bainbridge victory over Black Hills last week. They’re taking Eastside Catholic this week, so that could bode well for the Spartans.
The Spartans do have a swim meet at home today at 2:45 p.m. and girls soccer hosts Bishop Blanchet at 5:30 p.m. The full schedule is online.
Around the island:
- There’s still time to register for the Freedom 5K Fun Run which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waterfront Park. Event organizers hope to raise awareness of human trafficking. You can find details here.
- Bainbridge Performing Arts will stage another globally conscious fundraiser Saturday. The Stone Free! Swinging Psychedelic 60s Antislavery Show runs 6-10 p.m. and benefits the International Justice Mission. Visit the BPA website for details and the live music lineup.
- The 12th annual Bainbridge Environmental Conference examines how the things we do at our homes and businesses influence the health of Puget Sound. The conference includes several speakers and a panel discussion, followed by a reception dinner. It runs 1-5:30 p.m. at IslandWood.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your own events in the comment section below .
Inside the Islander: The Spartans are off and swimming.
The week in review:
- The city’s search for a new manager dominated the headlines this week, beginning with our examination of the finalists Sunday.
- We followed that up by asking a question we’d been hearing from readers. With four managers holding the post in three years, who would want the job?
- On Wednesday we looked at the surging demand at local food banks, highlighted by a record setting August at Helpline House. (We added more information on how to help on this blog yesterday).
- The City Council broke into applause Wednesday night, after picking Normandy Park manager Douglas Schulze for the island’s manager position. Schulze, 49, has 20 years of experience as a city manager.
- You know that breathless feeling you get when the cockpit of the jet you’re piloting suddenly decompresses at 40,000 feet? No, you probably don’t, but Bainbridge pilot Dave Montgomery does.