Matinees That Matter Presents:
Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
June 5 & 6 (Saturday & Sunday) at 5:00 PM
Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd
All seats $9
The 60-minute film
about the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational
design/build program known as the Rural Studio is the second 2010
offering of Matinees that Matter.
post-film discussions will be moderated by several recent graduates of
the Rural Studio along with Jason Gibson from the Bainbridge Island
firm of Architects Thomas.
1993 the late architect and MacArthur Genius Samuel Mockbee started the
Rural Studio, a design/build education program, in which students
create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural
Alabama. Guided by frank, passionate interviews with Mockbee, the film shows
how a group of students use their creativity, ingenuity, and compassion
to craft a home for their charismatic, destitute client, Jimmie Lee
Matthews, known to locals as Music Man because of his zeal for R&B
and Soul records.
Interviews with Mockbee's
peers and scenes with those he's influenced infuse the film with a
larger discussion of architecture's role in issues of poverty, class,
race, education, citizenship, and social change.
Sustainable First Monday
June 7 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
at the Commons on Brien Drive
Design; Innovative Site Planning, Affordable Houses,
Promoting Development of Sustainable Neighborhoods"
The need for affordable additions to the stock of housing on
Bainbridge Island has long been recognized, worried over, and worked upon by
policy makers, architects and builders. This program focuses upon what's
possible, and what is actually happening within the boundaries of Winslow. Charles Wenzlau will talk about cottage
housing, with his Ericksen Avenue Cottages as an example; Julie Kriegh will describe her plans for affordable housing on
Ferncliff Avenue which will be administered by the Housing Resources Board; Jennifer Sutton will explain the
Housing Design Demonstration Project (HDDP) Ordinance. Come to learn and to
participate in a lively discussion.
Bainbridge Green Drinks Returns on June 18
Save the date for the next Green Drinks. Watch Facebook and your email for details about the location.
Calling all Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Volunteers!
Zero Waste Helpers Needed for Rotary Auction!
This year's annual (the 50th!) Rotary Auction
and Rummage Sale is looking for committed "recyclers" to help make the June 26th
event as earth-friendly as possible. Over the past several years the Auction
has become increasingly "green" primarily through greater recycling efforts and
finding non-profit homes for the end-of-the-day unsold items.
To recognize the increasing importance of eco-awareness
and sustainability, the Auction's Reuse/Recycle effort has become a
separate "Department" for the first time this year. To ensure its continued
success the Department is requesting passionate recycle/reuse volunteers to
help accomplish the 2010 goals. Assistance is needed during the collection
period: Saturday, June 19th through Thursday, June 24th
There are two ways to sign up: Attend
the annual Volunteer Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 7th
at Woodward Junior High or send
an email to Department head Joanne Ellis
Volunteers can also simply show up at Woodward Junior
High any time during the collection period, check-in at the Volunteer Desk and
ask to be directed to the Recycle Department.
Thanks in advance for any/all support you can provide in
this community-wide giant reuse/recycle event.
Make July 4th a Zero Waste Event!
island's biggest community celebration is fast approaching. Can you
lend a hand on the 4th of July (or at the July 3rd street dance) to
help with the Zero Waste Initiative's composting efforts at these
events? Recycling will continue to be prevalent as we carry on Sharon
Negri's legacy of diverting recyclable cans, bottles and cardboard from
the landfill. This year we will also be encouraging vendor patrons to
dispose of their leftover food and soiled paper products in the large
yard waste toters (as you can now do at home). To help ensure the
success of this undertaking, we need volunteers to monitor each of
the three strategically placed compost receptacles all day on the
fourth as well as the previous evening. Can you spare a couple of
hours? No previous experience is necessary! Please contact Diane Landry if you have questions or would like to sign up.
you know that Bainbridge Disposal is kind enough to provide free of
charge the use and pick-up of all the recycling and yard waste toters
for this celebration? What a gift to the community that is! There
are also student groups that take responsibility for emptying,
sorting and picking up the trash and recycling we attendees produce
and dispose of. If you as an individual or business would be able to
help sponsor them, please let Diane Landry know. Thank you.
To join the Zero Waste group, contact Diane Landry.
Sustainable Business Network, in partnership with the BI Chamber of Commerce and
BI Downtown Association, is launching a unified THINK LOCAL FIRST campaign. The partnership hopes to make a big splash over the Fourth of
July holiday with a "Celebrate Independents Week" roll out. Look for a
new logo and other supporting materials in the weeks ahead, and
remember with every purchase you make, think "local" first,
whether it is shopping, eating, sewing, reading, or just hanging out.