Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Jan. 18. Feel free to give your own event a plug in the comment section below. Above, a sunny view from Fort Ward. Dry weather is expected to continue through the weekend.
Weather: The National Weather Service expects a mix of fog, clouds and sunshine this weekend with temperatures ranging from the high 30s to low 40s.
Sports: Spartans swimming and gymnastics teams are away today. Boys basketball plays at home against O’Dea at 6:15 p.m. The girls host Holy Names at 8 p.m.
- One Act Fest – a showcase of Bainbridge talent – began Thursday night at Bainbridge Performing Arts and continues through Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults. See a full lineup here.
- This is a good month for jazz fans. Ranger and the Re-Arrangers and several soloists will play at the Treehouse Cafe on Saturday in honor of the 103rd birthday of gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt. The show starts at 8 p.m. No cover. And next week the park district welcomes gypsy jazz band Pearl Django to Island Center Hall.
- On Sunday, jazz instrumentalist Bill Anschell, bassist Phil Sparks and vocalist Eugenie Jones will lend their talent to a benefit concert for the Island Music Guild. They perform from 4-6 p.m. at Island Music Center.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: Dramatic photos from an eagle release at West Sound Wildlife Shelter.
The week in review:
- We visited with island seniors as they settled into the newly-remodeled Waterfront Park Community Center. (The grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 23.)
- West Sound Wildlife Shelter released a rehabilitated bald eagle back to the wild.
- Islanders weighed in on the search for a new police chief on Tuesday evening.
- Islander Jay Inslee was sworn in as governor Wednesday morning.
- Bainbridge High grad and UW soccer star Dylan Tucker-Gangnes was drafted by the Portland Timbers on Thursday.
Coming Up: Fort Ward Park is steadily shrinking.