BBC off this Friday, 12 August 2022

BBC is taking off this Friday 12 August 2022. 

We’ll be meeting on a limited schedule through the summer – specifically for featuring some delightful presenters.
(Watch this space for weekly updates.)

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

“OfficeXpats open house – Thursday, August 11th:
Celebrating the 17th International Coworking Day! Open all day to the public! Enjoy OXP’s complimentary BBQ at noon on the deck. Afternoon “happy” hour drinks and snacks. (For carnivores & herbivores.) See you there! (officexpats.com)

BBC and OfficeXpats longtime friend Alex Sanso is celebrating this month the one year anniversary of “Island Life, Artisan Gifts”  (islandlifebainbridge.com).

Kiwanis Bainbridge All Comers Track Meet Is Back! Meets every Monday evening through August 15. This year we have a great new venue: the Woodward Middle School track. Registration begins at 5:30 PM, races start at 6:00 PM”:  PDF_Info_Flyer / bikiwanis.org/Page/51924. Thank you to Kiwanis volunteer & BBC regular Louis Alloin (Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club, atdlines.com/fwarc-msn.htm) for his support of Kiwanis Bainbridge and promotion of this great summer activity!

Donna Lee Dowdney is exhibiting her mixed media and fabric art creations in the following venues:
Latimer Textile & Quilt Center, Tillamook, Oregon (June28-Aug.28); Pacific Northwest Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts, La Conner (July13- Aug.28); Wilderbee Farm Meadery, 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend (Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00, Aug.6-Oct.31); Donna’s kimonos are also part of a group exhibit in the “Uptown Window,” Tyler and Lawrence, Port Townsend (July-August)  –Donna’s website: donnaleedowdney.com.

Bike For Breath: OfficeXpats authors Paula & Lorenz continue their journeying down the U.S. west coast and beyond on their “Bike & Book Tour”; you can follow them (interactive progress map) at bike4breath.com/bike-and-book-tour/. FB page: facebook.com/paula.holmeseber. Cool PDF PressRelease.

The new Fort Ward Hall (biparks.org/facilities/): Friends of Fort Ward, a 501(c)3, along with the Kitsap County Sewer District #7, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, neighbors and other organizations, raised funds to restore the building. The Park District will operate the building, which will be used for classes, scout meetings, potlucks — and sewer district meetings, of course! The sewer district, which owns the building, will maintain a small office there (kitsapsewer.org/fort-ward-community-hall/.).

Comapss & Clock June e-newsletter available, and it’s free. Some topics this month: camping; CPR; domestic flights; forecasting folly. Sign up at constantcontact.com.

Thank you to Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation – Ukraine Support, via three organizations, World Central Kitchen, UkraineNow, and CORE, all directly supporting refugees with food, transportation, shelter, and clothing. You may donate at:  createsend.com.

Pickleball “Founders Tournament,” Battle Point Park, August 10-14. Read the story at The Island Wanderer (theislandwanderer.com).

Some great new in-person weekly member events are happening at OfficeXpats. Visit officexpats.com to learn about membership and activities.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares: bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.                             WA State Gov.: doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus                                             Kitsap Cty.: kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CoronaVirus.php                       City Of B.I.: https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/1213/COVID-19

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    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Performing Arts bainbridgeperformingarts.org
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.org
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club atdlines.com/fwarc-msn.htm
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Kiwanis, Bainbridge Island Club bikiwanis.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Pacific Northwest Bainbridge Magazine pnwbainbridge.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Tideland tidelandmag.com
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall weavepresents.org
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.com
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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