Bainbridge briefs

EV, bike expo

The Kitsap Electric Vehicle and Bike Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island.

About 250 people attended the last one in 2018. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and use of EVs and bikes. Organizers say it’s important because transportation accounts for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in the state and 30% in Kitsap County. Switching to EVs and e-bikes will address climate change and reduce emissions. Better infrastructure, price and range of alternatives will be explored.

The first hour of the program will be speakers from the city, including the mayor, along with a question and answer period with EV and e-bike experts. The next three hours attendees can “kick the tires” talking with 25 EV and 15 e-bike owners, five car dealers and two bike dealers, check out an e-bus from Kitsap Transit, enjoy a local band and food trucks, and visit tables set up by the city, Puget Sound Energy and others.

Open House

An Open House on the Eagle Harbor/Wyatt Way Non-Motorized project will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. May 8 at Bainbridge Island City Hall.

Improvements to the preliminary design will be discussed.

Refashion show

The 2023 Refashion Show is coming to Islandwood May 21.

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste will be presenting the 7th Annual show (previously the Trashion Show).

This year’s show will have two options for viewing the entries: “Fashion in the Forest” from 1-3 p.m. and “Rock the Runway” from 3:15-4 p.m.

The first will be a walk on Islandwood’s trails, stopping along the way to view the garments up close and talk to the artists. The second will be a runway show, followed by awarding of the prizes.

Three categories will be on display:

1) Upcycled Ready-to-wear: Outfits will be made from used textiles or used clothing.

2) Mystery Box: Outfits must be made using materials from a box of mystery items supplied by the Refashion Committee.

3) Connections: What kind of connections do we see around us? What connections can we strengthen through ReFashion? Webs, roots, neural networks, communication networks, computer systems, woven fibers, mycelia, synapses, arteries, food webs, and quantum entanglement are ideas for networks that will be explored in these outfits.

For tickets go to

Student fashion

High school students on Bainbridge Island will present A Celebration of Education Fashion Show May 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

The event is a fundraiser for the Partners in Health-supported medical school in Rwanda, call the University of Global Health Equity.

Models on the runway will be students and teachers celebrating education.

The host is equity advocate Chastity Malatesta and keynote speaker is Dr. Neil Gupta from Partners in Health.

For tickets, google Bainbridge Youth PIHE.

4th of July

Deadlines are approaching for Bainbridge Island The Grand Old 4th of July events.

Poster contest deadline is May 19, followed by Street Fair vendors June 2, Parade entries June 16 and the Car Show deadline is June 23. The BI Chamber of Commerce also seeks volunteers to help with the events.

Young artists ages 5-18 can enter the poster contest, with a chance to win $500 for artwork on what you love about the BI 4th. Classics, rods, foreign, motorcycles, military and oddball vehicles are sought for the car show.

For details go to

Play auditions

Island Theatre will have auditions for the 10th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival from 10 a.m. to noon May 13-14.

They will be at the Grange, 10340 Madison Ave., May 13 and May 14 at the Pavilion, 403 Madison Ave. N.

The 10 short plays in the festival include roles for actors from high school age to senior citizens. Actors must register at

Actors must be available during production week mid-to-late August and for rehearsals ahead of that to be arranged by the directors. Actors will audition reading short scenes from the festival’s plays. If unavailable May 13-14, video auditions can be arranged.

The festival showcases Kitsap County playwrights, actors and directors. The 10 plays selected include dramas, comedies and dramedies.

BIMA coffee bar

A new Pegasus Coffee Bar is going into the Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Bistro.

The redesigned Bistro coincides with the 10th anniversary of BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E.

The bistro’s menu includes seasonally inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine.

The medium roast blend features coffee from Columbia, Sumatra and Tarzania and tastes of orange, spice and cocoa.

The bistro is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closing an hour earlier on Tuesdays.

Fly fishing

Those ages 6-17 can attend the Youth Fly Fishing Expo May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Battle Point Park pond on Bainbridge.

There will be a casting, fly tying and fish/stream biology clinics, along with fishing in the pond. Rods, flies and materials will be provided.

Cost is $17. Parents and guardians are free. Register at

BI police log

4-16: Runaway, Winslow Way E.

4-16: Hit and run property damage, North Madison Avenue NE

4-17: Burglary, Pleasant Beach Drive NE

4-17: Bicycle theft, NE Eagle Harbor Drive

4-18: Traffic accident, High School Road NE at Madison Avenue N

4-18: Hit and run property damage, Madison Avenue N

4-19: Failing to obey an officer, Sportsman Club Road NE at Highway 305

4-19: Residential burglary, Madison Avenue N

4-20: Traffic accident, Fletcher Bay Road NE at Miller Road E.

4-20: Burglary, theft, Madison Avenue N

4-20: DUI, Fletcher Bay Road NE at Lynwood Center Road NE

4-21: Hate crime, Winslow Way E

4-21: Identity theft, Ericksen Avenue NE

4-21: Fraud theft, Isaac Avenue NE

4-21: Theft, Homestead Lane