Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

I’m not above swiping a good idea when I see one, so it’s with shameless enthusiasm I introduce the inaugural “Friday preview: Bainbridge edition,” a localization of the “Friday preview” on our Kitsap Sun mother site.

I hope to make this a regular Friday morning segment, previewing weekend happenings around the island, taking a look back at the week that was, a peek forward at the week to come, and giving a plug to the latest Bainbridge Islander edition. (Speaking of the Islander, that’s this week’s cover down below. You can click on it to see a full view.)

Let’s get started:

Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting sunshine and temps in the low 70s today through Monday, with the exception of some fog Saturday morning. We may also see lingering haze today from wildfires burning east of the Cascades and in Kitsap.

Sports: Spartans volleyball hosts Cleveland at 6 p.m. tonight. Football plays the Black Hills Wolves at home with a 7 p.m. kickoff (Sun sportswriters like Bainbridge’s chances in this one). Find the full Spartans schedule here.

Around the island: 

  • Seven well known Seattle authors will be at Bainbridge Performing Arts from 7-9 p.m. this evening for an event benefitting the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.
  • A Taste of Lynwood Fairfest runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Lynwood Center. This year’s south-island festival features six bands, a talent show, food, beer, crafts and an after party. If you feel like exerting yourself before indulging yourself, check out the Baker Hill Challenge (pdf).
  • You don’t have to be a dog owner to enjoy Wagfest 2012, billed as a “celebration of all things canine.” Wagfest begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at Battle Point Park and raises money and awareness for PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and feel free to plug your own event in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: An upcoming Housing Resources Board fundraiser features some of the swankiest birdhouses around.

The week in review: 

Coming up:

  •  Check out the Sun this weekend for a more in depth look at the city manager candidates.

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