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Month: September 2013

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 30-October 6

Autumn has officially arrived on beautiful Bainbridge Island, but that doesn’t mean any let up in the number of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island this week. To welcome the month of October, this week a couple of art shows, and two options for live music – from a rave-worthy live band to the Men’s Compline Choir. Just more to show the eclectic offerings on Bainbridge. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 30

Toddler Storytime at Bainbridge Public Library
10:30 am – 0:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Toddler Storytime is back at the Bainbridge Island Public Library this week. Taking place in the large meeting room, bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For ages 18 months – 3 years with parent/caregiver. Admission: Free

Tuesday, October 1

OfficeXpats LogoWordPress Business Skills Series at OfficeXpats
12:00 – 1:30 pm @ OfficeXpats (403 Madison Avenue North / the Pavilion)
Eric Amundson, owner of IvyCat Web Services and one of the organizers of WordCamp Seattle will be teaching the Tuesdays@noon Business Skills workshop series at OfficeXpats this month. Topics to be covered this week: How to pick a theme; What do you need in a web site? How to get a web host, set up a domain, and download, configure, and upload WordPress. Additional resources: What is a WordPress Theme? A WordPress Theme Buyer’s Guide: Custom vs Commercial – Which is Right for You? Learn all about starting your own WordPress website. Admission: Inquire (Free for members)

Wednesday Watercolor Art Show

Wednesday, October 2

Wednesday Watercolor Art Show
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
The Wednesday Watercolor group is comprised of more than 18 dedicated artists. Many have painted and shown together for nearly a decade. Some works on display will highlight different areas of the Reserve. Artwork created by the Wednesday Watercolor group will be on display (Runs every Wednesday now through December 1). Admission: Free with admission

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMu

Thursday, October 3

Free First Thursday at KiDiMu
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
On the first Thursday of the month, families are invited to explore the popular Kids’ Discovery Museum, better known as KiDiMu! Enjoy a free-admission day, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Kids (and adults, too!) can have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits and art activities. All are welcome! Admission: Free

Friday, October 4

1st Friday Art Walk
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Head to Downtown Winslow for an evening of art, food and friends! The monthly Art Walk features businesses that are either featuring an art exhibit or are offering small bites on their menus. Participating businesses are listed in walking order starting on Winslow Way near the ferry terminal. Venues include the downtown Winslow galleries, Bainbridge Library & Marge Williams Center. Refreshments served at most venues. A number of local restaurants join the monthly event, offering small plates and weekend specials. Easy walk from the ferry. Admission: $

Saturday, October 5

maldives-by-hayley-young-webThe Maldives with Ephrata at Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
The Maldives have packed festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, and been a regular chart topper for years. In 2005 they were featured on MTV’s $5 Cover Series that spotlighted the best of the northwest music scene. Their brand new record, Muscle For The Wing was produced by Shawn Simmons. Enjoy their live set, along with opener Ephrata, at the Treehouse Café! Admission: $15

Sunday, October 6

Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island
8:00 pm @ St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (1187 Wyatt Way NW)
The Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island sings the Office of Compline at 8pm the first Sunday of each month. Compline, also called Night Prayer, is the last of the traditional daily services sung by monastic communities and dates back to at least the 8th century. The service consists of chant, readings, psalms, prayers, petitions and hymns, sung in a contemplative setting in a darkened church. All are welcome. Call (206) 842-5601 for more details. Admission: Call for details


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 – September 23-29

On this post, we close out the month of September with another list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. The week begins with several great literary events – for readers and writers, alike. But this week also features a diverse array of other events, including a crab feed fundraiser and a celebration of quilting as part of Bethany Lutheran Church’s 100th anniversary. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 23

Teen Early Release: Writer’s Circle
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Whether you’re just getting started or have been working on your writing for awhile, this group is for you! The first hour we’ll do fun, quick prompts and exercises to get your writing juices flowing. The second hour is for sharing what you’re working on and getting peer feedback, or working on new pieces. Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 24

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Peruse thousands of gently used books displayed across three rooms, and support the local library at the same time! The regular sales (taking place on second Sundays and fourth Tuesdays) are a great place to find your next book. Admission: Free

Wednesday, September 25

Very-Witchy-Spelling-BeeGeorge Shannon Book Launch and Book Fair for The Island School
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Eagle Harbor Book Co. is celebrating the release of The Island School Librarian George Shannon’s latest book, A Very Witchy Spelling Bee, while supporting Island School itself! The bookstore will donate 20% of all store sales between 5 and 7 pm to The Island School. There will be wordplay galore in the store as special guests lead games of Shrunken Spelling and How Punctuation Can Save a Life and more. Customers can shop ahead for the holidays. Any book pre-ordered and paid that night will also be counted toward the evening’s total. Everyone welcome. Admission: Free

Thursday, September 26

Battle Point Astronomical AssociationIntroduction to Amateur Astronomy Classes offered at Ritchie Observatory
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ John H. Rudolph Planetarium (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Taught by PhD Astronomer David Fong, BPAA Education Director, and Steve Ruhl, BPAA president, this introductory course breaks universe into manageable chunks. Includes astronomy lectures, working with telescopes, and learning about the night sky. Topics include the art of observing, solar system objects, constellations, star hopping, planets, nebulas, galaxies, strange sky phenomena, astrophotography, and computer programs. Minimum age 14. Tonight is session 2 of 6. Admission: $59 (for all six sessions)

Friday, September 27

The Salon – A Forum for Conversation
1:00 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The Salon is for men and women 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. Admission: Free

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Crab Feed and AuctionSaturday, September 28

2013 Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Crab Feed and Auction
5:30 pm @ Grace Episcopal Church (151 Winslow Way)
For serious fun, don’t miss The 2013 Crab Feed and Auction – a benefit for Bainbridge Arts & Crafts featuring Henri Rousseau and friends. BAC represents 252 of the Northwest’s best contemporary artists, providing them much needed income and exposure. The annual Crab Feed is one of BAC’s most important annual events. Admission: Call (206) 842-3132 for ticketing information

Sunday, September 29

100 Years of Lutheran Quilts Show100 Years of Lutheran Quilts Show
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE)
Lutherans in the United States, including those at Bethany, have a long history of quilting, and send millions of quilts each year to impoverished area of the world to offer comfort and warmth. The show, taking place during Bethany’s 100th anniversary, features antique and contemporary quilts from decades of quilting art at the church. Admission: A suggested donation of $5 will go toward Lutheran World Relief


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 – September 16-22

It’s another eclectic week of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island! From book readings to live music, from golf tourneys to an adult spelling bee (!), here is our list of some of the best local activities taking place on Bainbridge Island this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our beautiful Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 16

Children’s Story Time
10:30 – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For ages 18 months – 3 years, along with a parent or caregiver. Story time will take place inside the Library’s large meeting room. Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 17

Edith Wharton The Age of InnocenceWaterfront Book Group – “The Age of Innocence”
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple’s impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel is a winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. Free and open to everyone! For more information, please call Tressa at the Bainbridge Island Public Library: (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Wednesday, September 18

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul OrchestraMarty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Marty O’Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Leadbelly. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O’Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice. When performing with his trio, O’Reilly is backed by Jeff Kissell on the Double Bass and Chris Lynch on the fiddle. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O’Reilly’s songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between. Admission: $10

Thursday, September 19

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
10:30 am – 7:00 pm @ White Horse Golf Club (22795 Three Lions Place NE in Kingston)
Now in its 17th year, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament includes both “fun” and competitive divisions, with contests, prizes, a raffle, box lunches and dinner. Come play a great game and support the Chamber at the same time. Admission: $

Friday, September 20

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyBainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet this week at the public library. Historical lecturer Tames Alan of Living History Lectures, will present “In Service at Downton Abbey: Life Downstairs.” Dressed in an authentic parlor maid’s costume, historian Tames Alan brings to life the people and activities downstairs. Come learn what was expected of those who entered service on an estate such as Downton Abbey before the First World War, from the complicated hierarchy between upper and lower servants and their duties, to the high jinks downstairs that accompanied the long hours of drudgery. As with all her Living History Lectures, a question-and-answer period follows. Admission: $5 (suggested donation)

Saturday, September 21

Bainbridge Island Public Library First Adult Spelling BeeThe Buzz: Bainbridge Island Public Library’s First Adult Spelling Bee
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Grace Episcopal Church (8595 NE Day Road)
Crossword puzzle addicts, Scrabble fans, and anyone with a a way with words, start sharpening your spelling skills for the BPL Buzz, Bainbridge Public Library’s First Adult Spelling Bee. This zany adult evening includes a wine/dessert reception, emceeing by Big Buzz George Shannon, and a judging panel that includes Municipal Judge Kate Carruthers. Form a three-person “hive” to compete and start studying the dictionary now. Team entry details also on the website. Proceeds benefit Bainbridge Public Library. Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door

Sunday, September 22

Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge IslandPacifica Literary Review Reading
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join Pacifica Literary Review and Eagle Harbor Book Company for an afternoon of readings by the poets & writers of Bainbridge Island! Featuring Kristy Webster-Milton (Fiction), Julie Leung (Creative Non-Fiction), Tova Gannana (Poetry), Michael Schmeltzer (Poetry) & Janet Knox (Poetry). 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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 9-15

For our regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island, we hope you like the arts, because this week’s calendar is chock full of artistic events for the entire family – from Tuesday Tunes at KiDiMu, to a special exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the Island Music Guild’s annual fundraiser. Should you wish to engage in some lively conversation, however, two big talks – one about sustainability and another about “green” power – should fit the bill. As always, it’s an impressive mix of things to do on Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 9

Teen Early Release: Gaming
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Head to the Library every Monday on early release day for some free fun. The Bainbridge Island Public Library is kicking off the first early release day with gaming. We’ll go low-tech with board games and hi-tech with the Wii and PS3. We’ll have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Wii Sports, Little Big Planet, Guitar Hero and more. All video games rated Teen and under. Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 10

Tuesday Tunes at Kids’ Discovery Museum
11:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane)
It’s that time of the week again – time for Kids’ Discovery Museum’s “Tuesday Tunes!” Join local musician David Webb for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! Admission: Free with admission or membership

Wednesday, September 11

First Light: Regional Group Exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA’s largest exhibition involves 60 artists, selected by 7 curators (Jake Seniuk, Max Grover, Janice Shaw, Cynthia Sears, Norie Sato, Barbara Earl Thomas and Greg Robinson) – this diverse and inclusive show includes both emerging and established artists (most are living and working in the Puget Sound region). Artworks include painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry art, video and mixed media works. Admission: Free

Thursday, September 12

Community Discussion: What Does Economic Development Mean to You?
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ City Hall Council Chamber (280 Madison Avenue)
Join this important conversation, coordinated by the City of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association. Many Island residents would prefer to limit economic development on Bainbridge while others want to see new stores and services. To share your two cents, join this community forum at City Hall. Admission: Free

Friday, September 13

Chamber of Commerce September Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 am @ IslandWood Dining Hall (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
September is here, vacations are over, and it’s time to get back in the groove at work. Reconnect with business colleagues and associates while you enjoy the delicious breakfast provided by the IslandWood kitchen. Heather Mulligan from Puget Sound Energy will talk about PSE’s Green Power programs for businesses and residences and Bainbridge’s part in the Green Power Challenge to win a solar power grant for the Waterfront Park Community Center. Dave Kragen from the Bainbridge Business Connection networking group will explain how the group works and talk about some of the new projects and cooperative efforts that have resulted. Ken Sethney will talk about one of those projects: Accelerate Kitsap, a localized version of the SBA’s SCORE program. Admission: $15 (members), $20 for non-members; $25 at the door.

Saturday, September 14

Island Music Guild Open House & Silent Auction
11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Island Music Guild (10598 Valley Road NE)
The event you’ve all been waiting for! IMG’s Open House will feature performances, musical presentations, an instrument “petting zoo” and featured guest speaker, Bonnie Blanchard. Bonnie Blanchard has long been respected in the Seattle area as a versatile freelance musician and a dynamic instructor of award winning students. She holds music and teaching degrees from the University of Washington. As a flute instructor for thirty-five years, Bonnie’s creative ideas and unbridled enthusiasm for teaching creates students who excel at their instrument and love what they are doing. The Silent Auction will feature many items and offers from your favorite local Bainbridge businesses. Admission: $

Sunday, September 15

Sound Theatre Company presents The Wild Party at Bainbridge Performing Arts
3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Back-to-school is all about the kids, but this September, treat yourself to a grown-up evening out! Suitable strictly for ages 18 and over, The Wild Party is adapted from a book-length poem written during and about the Roaring Twenties. It tells the story of one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment and a party to end all parties. Corey McDaniel directs this provocative staging with musical direction by Carl Petrillo, and choreography by Jessica Low. The production features the physical and vocal talents of an ensemble of young professional musical theatre artists, many of whom will be familiar to BPA audiences. Admission: $20


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.
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