Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Jan. 11. Feel free to give your own event a plug in the comment section below. Above, a poster of Martin Luther King, Jr. hangs in the Bainbridge High School LGI building Wednesday during a civil rights discussion. A number of island events will honor King in the lead up to MLK day on Jan. 21. (Meegan Reid photo)
Weather: After a sunny Friday, the National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow on Saturday and Sunday, with light accumulations and temperatures in the mid 30s.
Sports: The holidays are definitely over for the Spartans. Swimming hosts Holy Names and O’Dea today at 3:30 p.m. Gymnastics welcomes Nathan Hale and West Seattle for a meet at 6 p.m. Varsity basketball is home against Seattle Prep. Boys tip off at 6:15; girls at 8 p.m. Wrestling hosts a varsity invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
- The Anzanga Marimba Ensemble honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with a performance tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults.
- There are two unique dance lesson opportunities Saturday. Congregation Kol Shalom will offer Israeli dance instruction from 6:30-8:30 p.m. — all ages welcome. Nearby Island Center Hall will host a swing dance workshop starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by live music featuring Maia Santell.
- State Rep. Drew Hansen, author of “The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech That Inspired America,” will speak at Bethany Lutheran Church on Sunday. Hansen will attend services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The public is welcome.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: Bainbridge celebrates another smashing Mochi Tsuki festival.
The week in review:
- A new year brings new funding woes for Washington State Ferries.
- The 24th annual Mochi Tsuki festival drew a large crowd to IslandWood on Sunday.
- Big Bainbridge productions dominated Michael Moore’s local theater awards for 2012.
- A woman is accused of embezzling $30,000 from a Bainbridge apartment complex.
- The city will gather input on its police chief search during a forum Jan. 15.
- A former classmate of Martin Luther King, Jr. paid a visit to BHS on Wednesday.
- The Transportation Benefit District approved a new $20 fee on car registration.
Coming Up: We tour the newly reopened and renamed Waterfront Park Community Center.