Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Oct. 26. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here.
Weather: If you like rain with your clouds you’ll love this weekend’s weather. Rain is likely tonight through Sunday with temperatures in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service.
Sports: The Spartans are grinding into postseason and the football team was surprised to find itself in the playoff hunt. Bainbridge plays West Seattle at 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle for the seventh spot in the district playoffs. The swim team already boasts an impressive list of athletes qualified for state. See a full sports schedule here and follow the Sun’s PrepZone page on Facebook for playoff updates.
Around the island:
- Halloween is officially next Wednesday, but the weekend is packed full of spooky events nonetheless. For the second weekend, visitors can experience “Blackbeard’s Bilge,” a haunted event in the basement of the Battle Point Park Transmitter Building. The “Bilge” is open 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and entry is $5 ($10 for a group of three). Consider this event PG-13 rated (not appropriate for young children).
- Island Center Hall hosts a night of live storytelling beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The fright-level will rise through the evening beginning with stories for very young children and concluding with stories for teens, along with an open mic session. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Find full details here.
- Bring a pumpkin and carving tools to IslandWood from 1-5 p.m. Sunday to craft Jack-o’-lanterns with the help of kitchen staff. Other HOWL-o-ween festival events will spice up the night. Costumes encouraged.
- And finally, we know it’s not a weekend event, but the island’s Trick or Treat Downtown event will be held 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 in Winslow.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
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The week in review:
- The City Council green-lighted a new crosswalk for Sportsman Club Road schools.
- Islanders welcomed former Bainbridge High student Julia Bringloe who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery.
- The city agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to the family of the mentally ill man shot by police in 2010.
- WSDOT is studying improvements to the Suquamish Way/Highway 305 intersection (but don’t expect a bridge expansion).
- Property owners want the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their lawsuit over a Blakely Harbor dock ban.
- Islander and state House candidate James Olsen was ordered to stop using the state seal on campaign ads.