Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Feb. 8. Feel free to give your event a plug in the comment section below. Above, The Waypoint gateway park is nearing completion. A grand opening is now scheduled for March 1.
Weather: The National Weather Service expects dry weather to continue through the weekend, with morning fog giving way to partly sunny days.
Sports: It’s districts tournament weekend for the Spartans. Boys and girls basketball teams clinched tournament slots this week with wins over Chief Sealth.
Boys swimmers and divers travel to Mercer Island for their district tournament meet on Friday and Saturday, after finishing second in the league championships last weekend. League champion Bainbridge gymnasts head to Sammamish on Saturday.
Bainbridge wrestling also claimed a league title last week and will compete in the district tournament Saturday.
- Bainbridge High School students showcase their theatric talents this week with “Winter One Acts.” Performances began Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school LGI building. Cost is $7 for students; $10 for adults.
- The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens this week at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 17. Tickets are $27 for adults. This quirky musical recruits audience members to serve as guest spellers in each show, so study up.
- The First Sundays Concert for February features Seattle jazz maven Greta Matassa. Matassa plays at Waterfront Park Community center at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: A sneak peek at the “Spelling Bee.”
The week in review:
- The experimental Rich Passage fast ferry, familiar to many south islanders, passed wake tests.
- The BARN artisans group has grand plans for a shared workshop on New Brooklyn Road.
- Waterfront homeowners crowded City Hall on Wednesday for a lengthy shorelines plan discussion.
- One driver was injured in a rollover collision on Highway 305 south of High School Road.
- The “Spelling Bee” production does comedy with depth.
Coming Up: Businesses find homes in new Lynwood Center development.