Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 16. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, island artist Kristy Tonti paints a holiday scene on a Winslow Way shop window Monday. (Tad Sooter photo)
Weather: It looks like we’re back to our regularly scheduled fall weather. The National Weather Service predicts clouds and rain showers this weekend with temperatures in the 40s.
Sports: Spartans hoopsters don’t get much of a holiday. The boys basketball sees its first action at a South Kitsap High School jamboree at 7 p.m. Saturday. The girls start their season at Bremerton Monday and wrestling visits North Kitsap for a tournament Wednesday.
Around the island:
- The post-Thanksgiving weekend calendar is a little sparse, but there are a few events worth checking out around town. The Winslow Mall will debut a giant inflatable snow globe today (pictured sans snow), which shoppers can climb inside of. The attraction is a fundraiser for the July Street Dance and will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekend during the holiday season.
- KiDiMu will raise it’s Giving Tree Saturday in support of Helpline House’s holiday program. Families can pick gift tags from the tree and bring unwrapped presents to the museum until Dec. 8. Contributing families receive a free pass to KiDiMu.
- Monday is your chance to meet Bainbridge’s new city manager. Island forum VillageSpeak will host a potluck and discussion with Doug Schulze at 6:30 p.m. at the Office Xpats center in the Bainbridge Pavilion.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: Young Bainbridge filmmakers hope t0 make second season of their web-based sitcom.
The week in review:
- A problem at the Eagle Harbor maintenance yard last week sidelined the ferry Walla Walla and forced WSF to downsize routes.
- We stopped by the Gift Giving Exchange on Saturday to see how the present “recycling” program works.
- About 6,000 Bainbridge homes and businesses lost power Monday as a wind and rain storm swept the region.
- Police Cmdr. Sue Shultz was placed on administrative leave Monday. The reason for the suspension was not released.
- Two Downtown Association volunteers are compiling the history of every Winslow Way storefront. Find out how to help here.