Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 22. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above, reigning Metro League MVP Katie Raben leads the Spartans in their quest for another fastpitch state tournament appearance. (Meegan Reid photo)
Weather: Our wild weather should mellow out today. We can expect some sunshine this weekend according to the National Weather Service, but cold temperatures will stick around.
Sports: Softball plays Mount Si at home today at 3:30 p.m., led by reigning Metro League MVP Katie Raben. Water polo hosts Bellevue at 4 p.m.
Baseball and softball both play at home Monday and Tuesday with games against Nathan Hale and Bishop Blanchett.
- The Bainbridge Home and Business Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodward Middle School. The cost is free, and that includes donuts and coffee. New City Manager Doug Schulze will be on hand to answer questions.
- Opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead will give a presentation on Placido Domingo at 2 p.m. Saturday at the public library. Hollingshead combines commentary and rare recordings for his “Great Singers” talks.
- Bainbridge Chorale will hold its gala fundraising event Saturday at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. The “Northwest Serenade” begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $80.
- Discussion group VillageSpeak takes on gun violence at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Waterfront Park Community Center. Panelists include High School Principal Brent Peterson, retired detective Scott Anderson, Sportsmen’s Club President Alan Kasper, and Barbara Chandler-Young of the YWCA ALIVE domestic violence program.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings.
Inside the Islander: More views from the fast-evolving Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
The week in review:
- The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art building puts green design on display.
- Hitchcock chef Brendan McGill earned national recognition.
- A septic project is underway at Fay Bainbridge Park.
- The city will put a reinvigorated roads budget to work this summer.
Coming Up: Turning lunchtime into volunteer time.