BBC is taking off until after the 4th Of July. (See you all on Friday, July 8th, 2022.)
Rotary Auction: bainbridgerotaryauction.org/
The Chamber’s Grand Old 4th celebrations: bainbridgechamber.com/bainbridge-island-grand-old-4th/. Volunteers still needed: bainbridgechamber.com/bainbridge-needs-you. Lots of events: celebratebainbridgeisland.com/
Notes from previous weeks Think Club business roundtable: bainbridgebusinessconnection.com/17June2022.pdf
Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events
OfficeXpats at 4th Of July – New Member Discounts: During 4th Of July festivities OfficeXpats will once again have a booth, featuring a kid activity that has been wildly popular in the past: making juggling balls (also can be used as a stress ball) with balloons and bird seed. We are trying out a new squishable filling called “Orbeez” too. Please stop by the booth with your kids (and grownups are welcome to make them too). Please tell your friends to check out OfficeXpats, at the booth or for real in the Pavilion. We will be offering a “first month at half off” to new members, regardless of the level of membership.
Thanks, and I’m excited about our first Fourth in a while! –Leslie (officexpats.com)
Bike For Breath: OfficeXpats authors Paula & Lorenz will be journeying down the U.S. west coast 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/.).
Great piece on the B.I. Historical Museum by The Island Wanderer’s Margaret Millmore, “Our Community Past to Present – Bainbridge Island Historical Museum” (theislandwanderer.com).
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.
Our own Donna Dowdney’s fabric & mixed media art showcased at Esther’s Fabrics (esthersfabrics.com), 181 Winslow Way E., starting at First Friday Art Walk, June 3rd, 6:00-8:00, and running through the month of June. Info_Flyer_pdf.
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