Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 2. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, a still moment on Eagle Harbor Thursday after days of heavy rain. (Tad Sooter photo)
Weather: The National Weather Service is boldly predicting partly sunny skies and a high of 58 degrees for today. Expect rain to return Saturday and Sunday.
Sports: The playoffs are in full swing. Spartans swimmers take to the pool for the district prelims at 4:30 p.m. today on Mercer Island. Football visits Columbia River High at 7 p.m. tonight. Bainbridge volleyball beat Bellevue 3-0 Thursday to earn a shot against Mercer Island in the district semifinals 11 a.m. Saturday at Chief Sealth.
Around the island:
- The First Fridays Art Walk for November runs 6-8 p.m. tonight in Winslow. See a full gallery lineup here.
- The first-ever Poncho Walk, organized by GO! Bainbridge will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bainbridge Public Library. The winter walk series will continue on the first Sunday of each month.
- Cyclists of all ages and levels are welcomed to the Farm Fresh Bike Scramble, a fundraising ride for the Gear Grinders high school mountain bike club. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Johnson Farm.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: Read about the Bainbridge bag ban and the history of Beans Bight.
The week in review:
- With the court case settled, the Ostling family is turning its focus to advocacy.
- A new Bainbridge non-profit is promoting literacy in Myanmar.
- Bainbridge’s ban on plastic shopping bags took effect Thursday. You can take our poll on the right hand side of this page.
- The island is becoming a popular destination for Chinese exchange students.
- PAWS is moving its Bainbridge operation to Lynwood Center and opening a Kingston location.
- Salmon returned to spawn in Cooper Creek this week.