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Month: August 2013

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 26 – September 1

This week we wrap August and welcome in the month of September! Our list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week kicks off with an all-comers track meet and wraps up with free juggling lessons… sounds like some great options for unconventional exercise! Mid-week there are several hands-on art, science and literature events to exercise your brain. With everything to see and do here, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 26

Bainbridge Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island High School Track (9330 NE High School Road)
Join fellow Bainbridge Islanders for the 19th season of what has become an Island institution! Race distances are 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 meters, as well as 60-meter step hurdles (a foot high and 18 inches wide) and 4×100 meter relay. The shorter races are divided into heats according to age and sex. The youngest age group is three and under. There’s also a joggers’ mile, with the winner determined by closeness to his or her predicted time. No advance registration required. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 27

Bainbridge Island Classic Car Cruise-InBainbridge Island Classic Car Cruise-In
5:00 – 8:00 pm @ First Baptist Church (8810 Madison Avenue NE)
It’s the 11th annual classic car event, sponsored by Modern Collision Rebuild Service and Bainbridge Windermere. Open to the general public, come and enjoy the cool cars and special interest vehicles or bring one of your own. It’s great family fun and food for everyone. Admission: $5 donation per meal; 100% of all donations supports Project Backpack.

Wednesday, August 28

The Daily Painting Movement with Gretchen HancockThe Daily Painting Movement with Gretchen Hancock
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ Seabold Hall (Address)
Gretchen is back! In this four-session class, which starts on August 28th, you’ll create a small daily still life in oil by focusing on the fundamentals: light, shade, composition, and shape. Learn Gretchen’s proven methodology, which will take you from the very beginning of your painting all the way through the details that ensure a successful outcome. She’ll also touch on marketing your work online. A great class for all levels, with lots of one-on-one instruction. Tuition: $175 ($165 for members, $145 for students)

The Highest Tide by Jim LynchThursday, August 29

Book-to-Art Discussion & Creation
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Let a book fuel your creative process! Read The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch. You’ll start with a librarian-led group discussion to get you thinking, and then explore the book in a whole new way through an art project led by an art museum instructor. Pick up a copy of The Highest Tide at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Event preceded by an optional tour of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art from 5-6 pm. Admission: Free

Friday, August 30

Discovery Friday at KiDiMu
10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Curious KiDiMu Explorers are invited for STEM-inspired experiments and activities. “STEM” stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” The program’s goal is to promote and practice skills necessary for academic success in STEM-related subjects. This week’s theme features fun with Geo Boards. Admission: $6 (Free for Members)

Bainbridge-Island-Farmers-MarketSaturday, August 31

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square at City Hall (NE Henshaw Place)
It’s that time of the week again! Now through November 16th, come to the market to enjoy farm-fresh produce, local arts and crafts, flowers, seafood, pastry, bread, plants, fine art, live music, and fun friendly folk. It’s all why the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is where our community grows! Admission: Free

Sunday, September 1

Free First-Sunday Juggling!
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer monthly juggling on the first Sunday of each month. Experienced jugglers, beginning jugglers, and closet jugglers are encouraged to drop in or become regulars in this invigorating new gathering – FREE for all ages and all levels. Jugglers are invited to bring their own juggling implements or borrow ours. Admission: Free


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of 25 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup

BIFC 2013 Island Cup

This weekend (August 23-25), the Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup soccer tournament will kick-off (literally!) on fields across the Island. Now in its third year, the BIFC Island Cup brings approximately 1,000 junior kickers from U9-U14 divisions for the fun three-day event.

The tournament is open to Washington Youth Soccer teams, as well as club and youth teams from the U.S. and Canada. Although most of the participating teams are from the Greater Puget Sound area, squads from as far away as Oregon and British Columbia will participate in this year’s tournament. Games will take place at four sites – Battle Point Park (fields 1-5), Sands Field, Woodward Middle School and Sakai Intermediate School. For details, visit the BIFC 2013 Island Cup page.

BIFC Island Cup

Photo: 2012 Island Cup action (Jeff Halsted)

This year, Bainbridge Island Lodging Association partnered with BIFC. Every Island Cup participant will find a copy of BILA’s new brochure in their registration packet, as well as a flyer detailing a special deal for return visitors. For Island Cup families who return to Bainbridge Island between October 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, participating Island inns will offer a ten percent discount, based on availability. Both BILA and BIFC hope that the partnership will encourage repeat visitors to Bainbridge Island.

Bill Lesko, BIFC’s Vice President of Select, hopes players will make the most of their Island Cup weekend:

Bainbridge Island Football Club (BIFC) welcomes all players, coaches and families to the 2013 Island Cup Soccer Tournament. Whether you decide to stay for the entire weekend or make it day trips, Bainbridge Island offers you and your families a wonderful soccer experience while you visit our community and cheer on your kids. Good luck to all the teams and wishing you a weekend of fun and competitive soccer!

Established in 1983, BIFC promotes the love of the game of soccer by providing quality player and coach training and appropriate competition for all ages and abilities in a safe and supportive environment, while developing the highest standards of player growth and fair play.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 19-25

It’s hard to believe, but August is winding to a close! That said, the busy roster of things to do on Bainbridge Island continues. Our latest list of “Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week” starts gently with meditation and a book club, but ends with a Japanese fan making workshop and Island Theatre’s Ten-Minute Play Festival! As usual, it’s a great mix of things to see and do on Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 19

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive NE)
The Bainbridge Island Meditation Group is a drop-in group dedicated to supporting the meditation practice of people living in the Bainbridge Island area.  Previous vipassana practice and/or previous attendance at an beginning mediation class is helpful but not essential. Admission: $2 suggested donation

Tuesday, August 20

Waterfront Book Group: ‘Tinkers’ by Paul Harding
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
This month’s book group will discuss Paul Harding’s Tinkers. According to Powell’s City of Books: “Tinkers is a haunting little book that weaves together the story of George Crosby, who is dying, with the story of his father, Howard Crosby. As George lies hallucinating, he tries to untangle the threads of his youth and finally come to grips with the enigma that is his father.” For more information, please call Tressa at the Library: (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 21

Wednesday Concerts in the Parks
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Battle Point Park (200 Madison Avenue N.)
Grab the kids, a picnic and enjoy an evening of music under the sun! This week’s concert features Grupo Meridional. Celebrate the last days of summer with sizzling Latin/Cuban dance grooves from Bainbridge Island’s own Alan Simcoe and band. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 22

Writers’ Workshop led by Bob McAllister & Nancy Rekow
6:30 pm @ Home of Rekow & Everett Thompson (8525 Jennie Avenue)
This Island writers’ workshop is open to beginning or experienced writers, high school students or adults, poets or prose writers. Newcomers are always welcome. For poets: bring a poem or two, typed single space, with eight copies. Prose writers: bring 1-2 pages, typed double-spaced, with 8 copies. Or, come with nothing and just see what it’s like! Call (206) 842-4855 for more information. Admission: $15 per session

Friday, August 23

The Salon – A Forum for Conversation
1:00 – 2:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Salon is for people who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon meets in the large meeting room at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 24

Japanese Fan Making Workshop
2:00 – 4:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
6th generation fan makers, Kanji and Naomi Ishizumi, will teach their craft at a special workshop on the art of Japanese fans. Call or stop by the Bainbridge Island Public Library to register. All participants will make a personalized fan out of paper and wood. Admission: $20 materials fee collected at the beginning of the program.

Sunday, August 25

 

Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bainbridge Performing Arts
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre’s 2103 Ten-Minute Play Festival presents fifteen plays by local playwrights over two evenings at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The plays were chosen from sixty-three submissions from throughout Kitsap County. The stagings feature Island Theatre directors and actors. Admission: By Donation


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of 25 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 12-18

It’s peak summer here on Bainbridge Island, and to get you in the mood to get out and enjoy all that Island life has to offer, this “Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week” list is comprised almost exclusively of free activities. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 12

Bainbridge Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island High School Track (9330 NE High School Road)
Join fellow Bainbridge Islanders for the 19th season of what has become an Island institution! Race distances are 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 meters, as well as 60-meter step hurdles (a foot high and 18 inches wide) and 4×100 meter relay. The shorter races are divided into heats according to age and sex. The youngest age group is three and under. There’s also a joggers’ mile, with the winner determined by closeness to his or her predicted time. No advance registration required. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 13

Tuesday Tunes with David Webb at Kids’ Discovery Museum
11:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join Bainbridge Island musician David Webb at KiDiMu for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! Participation is free with general museum admission or membership. Call (206) 855-4650 for RSVP or with questions. Admission: FREE (with admission or membership)

Wednesday, August 14

The Island Film Group Watches & Discusses ‘Sunset Boulevard’
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Island Film Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month for free films and discussion. This month’s film is the black and white drama Sunset Boulevard starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. This Paramount Pictures’ flick was directed by Billy Wilder and is unrated. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 15

Book-a-Computer-Trainer: Mobile Devices
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Have questions about your various mobile devices – iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet or smart phone? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Spaces are available at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Admission: Free

Friday, August 16

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
This month’s meeting of the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) is a member sharing meeting – Members bring a genealogy-related success or problem to share with the group and get help. Open discussion about genealogy travel, including members sharing about their recent trips to research family history. Admission: Free but $5 suggested donation

Saturday, August 17

Low Tide and Upland Walk
9:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Rotary Gateway Park (Highway 305 & Seabold Road)
Enjoy a two mile low tide and upland look walk to the Land Trust’s new shoreline preserve, which is not yet open to the public.View the incredible Olympic mountain vistas and learn about this unique and important property on BI’s northwest shore. To visit this undeveloped property, meet at the Rotary Gateway Park at Highway 305 and Seabold Road to join the walk or catch a shuttle to the property. This event is free, but please register through the Bainbridge Island Park District, event #411913-01. Admission: Free

Sunday, August 18

Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Spend the day on our trails with your family and friends! Bring a friend, your family, a frisbee and even your lunch. Unplug for the day. We invite you to explore our 255 acre woods with all your senses and our friendly staff are happy to suggest a trail hike route best suited to your group’s abilities and time available. Would you like to: Hang out in a tree house overlooking a bog? Traverse a 90 foot long Suspension Bridge over a ravine? Climb a forest Canopy Tower to the tippy-top and view Mt. Rainier? Picnic next to historic Mac’s Pond and watch the dragonflies? Cozy up with a book or journal in one of our many Wild Zones (we’ll tell you where they are!) Spend the day, and mark your own pace for discovery, exploration and yes, even solitude in our woods. Admission: Free


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

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