Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Dec. 7. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, an intricately crafted bedroom from Dwight Shappell’s miniature village. Shappell’s houses are on display at Bloedel Reserve through December. (Meegan Reid photo)
Weather: The word “snow” hasn’t crept into the forecast yet but the weather is looking chilly this weekend. The National Weather Service expects showers and clouds with nighttime lows in the mid 30s.
Sports: Tonight is a busy one for the Spartans. Boys swimming hosts Franklin at 3:30 p.m. Gymnastics has a home meet at 6 p.m.
Boys and girls varsity basketball teams both play Chief Sealth at home. The boys tip-off at 6:15, followed by the girls at 8 p.m. Wrestling is away at Olympic today and at Fife Saturday.
- Bainbridge Performing Arts and the Bainbridge Dance Center present the family-friendly opera “Hansel and Gretel” tonight through Dec. 23. Shows are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $22 for adults. Here’s the Sun preview by Michael Moore.
- The First Fridays Art Walk for December is tonight from 6-8 p.m. Paper Products will be gathering gifts for the Helpline House Holiday Shop.
- This is the last weekend to catch Olympic Performance Group’s production of “The Nutcracker” at IslandWood. Showtimes are 7 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: We take a peek inside Bloedel Reserve’s miniature holiday village.
The week in review:
- Weed Warriors are using the holidays to teach islanders about English holly.
- Craftsman Dwight Shappell drew inspiration for his miniature village from towns around the world.
- Church volunteers pitched in to weatherize a century-old island home.
- Someone swiped the propellors of the Bainbridge Police boat. Police are offering a reward for information.
- Bainbridge’s plastic bag ban has gone smoothly but other Kitsap cities aren’t in a rush to follow suit.
Coming Up: Elementary students and a calendar have made a difference for 20 years.