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Month: October 2013

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – October 28-November 3

For most kids, Halloween is among their favorite holidays, so it’s fitting that this week features several kid- and family-friendly activities. Our list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week starts with kids’ activities at KiDiMu and the Library, and peaks on Thursday when Downtown Winslow welcomes local youth draped in spooky costumes! With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, October 28

Messy Monday at KiDiMu!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join a KiDiMu instructor for messy experimentation and sensory exploration! Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. This weekly program is made possible by generous support from Bainbridge Pediatrics. For more information, contact KiDiMu at (206) 855-4650. Admission: Free (with general admission or membership)

Tuesday, October 29

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryBaby Storytime
12:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Bring your babies to the Public Library for an afternoon of stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. This is a free event for infants and babies up to 18 months of age, with caregiver. Admission: Free

Wednesday, October 30

IslandWood on Bainbridge IslandSustainable Living: Learn fro the Experts
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
For IslandWood’s final event of Ecotober, they’ll have several guest speakers as well as an entire panel of experts on various topics within the world of sustainability to answer your questions and provide you with more information. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 31

Howl-o-ween on Bainbridge IslandTrick or Treat Downtown
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Downtown Winslow
Bring your costumed kids for free candy from downtown businesses. Bainbridge gets creative, and the spectacle of costumes alone is worth navigating the crowds. Check out the free open house at Kids’ Discovery Museum, ice cream from Mora, and follow the organ music to Eagle Harbor Congregational Church for hot dogs and chili. Admission: Free

Friday, November 1

Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival 2013Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
6:00 pm (Opening Night Celebration); 7:45 pm (Showing) @ Historic Lynwood Theatre (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Now in its 15th year, the film festival begins with an opening night reception at The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the filmmakers and other professionals in the field. The celebration will be followed by a first-time release of Mark Kitchell’s A Fierce Green Fire at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. The festival runs through Nov. 3. Admission: $35 (includes film ticket)

Bainbridge Island Farmers' MarketSaturday, November 2

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square at City Hall
It’s not too late to enjoy a wonderful Bainbridge Island tradition – the Saturday “summer” market that runs through November 16 this year. Peruse late season crops, baked goods, arts and crafts… you name it! Admission: Free

Sunday, November 3

First Sundays Concerts – Portland Jazz Trio
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive)
Join your fellow Islanders at the Waterfront Park Community Center for an early evening of jazz, featuring Randy Porter on the piano, John Wiitala on bass and Alan Jones on drums. Admission: Inquire


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 – October 21-27

Welcome to another Monday and BILA’s list of great Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week! It’s another round-up of well-rounded events, from films to flowers, theatre to a couple of family-friendly Halloween events.

Monday, October 21

Messy Monday at KiDiMu!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join a KiDiMu instructor for messy experimentation and sensory exploration! Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. This weekly program is made possible by generous support from Bainbridge Pediatrics. For more information, contact KiDiMu at (206) 855-4650. Admission: Free (with general admission or membership)

Tuesday, October 22

Rivers and Tides Film by Andy GoldsworthysmARTfilms: Rivers and Tides
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Frank Buxton Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA smARTfilms series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film, and narrative. After the screening, our host and guest(s) will initiate a discussion about the film and its art. All are welcome to participate in an open exchange of ideas during these post-film discussions. Rivers and Tides serenely captures the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy and his work. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 students ($28 for the entire series)

Wednesday, October 23

Floral Workshop with Cathy Tyler at Bloedel ReserveFloral Workshop with Cathy Tyler
10:00 am – 12:30 pm or 2:30- 4:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Learn tricks from the trade from the Reserve’s florist. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to create stunning floral compositions. You will leave the workshop with a beautiful arrangement of your creation. Materials provided, but please bring any interesting cuttings from your yard, if you so desire. Pre-registration required: (206) 842-7631. Admission: $30 members, $35 for non-members

Thursday, October 24

Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge IslandEducators Appreciation Night
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Welcome teachers and educators to an informative evening of book news, special discounts, giveaways, and food! To show their appreciation for local educators, Eagle Harbor Book Co. is inviting educators over to have some fun while learning about great upcoming titles, classics, and resources for the classroom. The event  will feature publisher representatives who specialize in children’s and YA books, as well as our knowledgable booksellers. There will be raffles and special discounts throughout the evening. Admission: Free

 

Friday, October 25

Reader’s Theatre: ‘The Leisure Seeker’
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Fresh off of last week’s showing of The Leisure Seeker, the Bainbridge Island Public Library welcomes actors (and married couple) Jennifer Waldron and John Kenning are Ella and John in this presentation of selections from the novel. Directed by Diane Bankart.a Admission: Free

Saturday, October 26

Fright Fest 2013!
3:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Have a screaming good time at this Halloween festival of movies and mayhem. Costumes are encouraged. Be sure to dress in your favorite zombiewear or spooky Halloween atire! Three films and dinner are included: Warm Bodies (2013), Mama (2013) and Insidious (2010). All films are rated PG-13. Admission: Free

Sunday, October 27

HOWL-o-ween at IslandWood9th Annual HOWL-o-ween!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Please join your fellow Islanders for a free day of Halloween fun at IslandWood. They’ve got storytelling, carnival games, a History Mystery Trail (complete with live actors!) and much more. It’s always BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). IslandWood chefs will help you carve a masterpiece! Wizards and mad scientists will amaze you at their laboratory where you can conduct experiments and make slime! And… in case you were wondering… YES THEY’LL HAVE THEIR FAMOUS COOKIES! 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 – October 14-20

This week begins with the Columbus Day holiday, and while our list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week doesn’t include anything in honor of that 15th century explorer, Michael Zadoorian’s novel The Leisure Seeker and Jordan Hanssen and Greg Spooner’s real-life journey around the Olympic Peninsula via rowboat are two modern-day explorations. Of course, that’s not all that’s happening on Bainbridge Island this week. Without further ado, here are some of the Island’s best activities this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, October 14

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryToddler Storytime at the Library
10:30 – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Start off the week by bringing your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with the children’s librarian at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Taking place in the large meeting room, it’s perfect for ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. Admission: Free

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Tuesday, October 15

Waterfront Book Group Discusses The Leisure Seeker
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
This month’s session of the Waterfront Book Group will discuss The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian. The novel focuses on Ella and John Robina, a couple steeped in 50 years of marriage, who, against doctors’ orders and the wishes of their grown children, pile into their RV, the Leisure Seeker, to take one last road trip together. It’s the Kitsap Regional Library’s “One Book, One Community” selection for 2013! Admission: Free

Circumnavigating the Olympic Peninsula by Rowboat

Wednesday, October 16

Circumnavigating the Olympic Peninsula by Rowboat!
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join author adventurer Jordan Hanssen as he speaks about his trip around the Olympic Peninsula with Bainbridge native Greg Spooner. Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library and the Traveler. For more information, call (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 17

Heikki Seppa Master Metalsmith at Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtHeikki Seppa, Master Metalsmith Exhibition
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Hand-formed works in silver and other metals from the Permanent Art Collection and borrowed – this master artist was originally from Finland, and spent his last years on Bainbridge Island.  Internationally known and collected, Seppa taught numerous metals students over the decades – he brought techniques to the United States, and also invented others. Show extended. Admission: Free

Friday, October 18

Bainbridge Island City Council Candidate Forum
7:30 – 9:00 am @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
The Bainbridge Chamber will host a Candidate Forum at its October Breakfast for City of Bainbridge Island City Council candidates. All six candidates will be present and the forum will be moderated by Bainbridge Chamber Board Director Kelly Muldrow. Topics and questions will focus on island businesses and the local economy. Audience members may submit questions in writing before the program beginsAdmission: $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members; $25 at the door;

Saturday, October 19

Great Falls by Lee BlessingIsland Theatre: Great Falls by Lee Blessing
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Prize-winning author, Lee Blessing’s Great Falls begins in the uncomfortable confines of a car streaking through the Badlands of South Dakota. The occupants: a disaffected, man-hating teenager one week shy of her 18th birthday and the ex-stepfather she accuses of kidnapping her. Most plays would go one of two directions from here — toward reconciliation and redemption or toward increasingly disturbing commentary on the degraded American condition. Blessing chooses a tougher middle road instead. Admission: Free

David Perry The Bloedel Reserve

Sunday, October 20

Lecture: The Healing Power of Nature
5:00 – 6:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Landscape architect and Duke University professor Sally Schauman will discuss the connection between nature and healing, a concept that very much interested Prentice Bloedel. She will also discuss the implications of what this connection means for a place like the Bloedel Reserve in the future. Admission: $10 for members; $12 for non-members.


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 – October 7-13

Another Monday begins, and that means another round-up of great Things To Do on Bainbridge Island this week! Bainbridge Islanders are justly proud of our small community’s BIG output of visual and performing arts, and this week’s events can help explain why. From a classic film showing and discussion on Wednesday to an arts lecture, photo workshop and the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ version of ‘Shrek, the Musical’ later in the week, there’s a lot of art happening on Bainbridge Island this week! In order to take it all in, why not spend a few nights on our lovely isle?

Monday, October 7

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryToddler Storytime at the Library
10:30 – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Start off the week by bringing your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with the children’s librarian at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Taking place in the large meeting room, it’s perfect for ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. Admission: Free

Tuesday, October 8

Parent Seminar: Cyber-Citizenship for Students & Families
6:30 – 8:00 pm @ West Sound Academy (16571 Creative Drive NE)
Bainbridge Island counselors and therapists Dianah Jackson and David Franklin lead this evening’s presentation providing practical guidelines for keeping your teen and your family on the same page about screen use, and some of the latest information on the benefits and risks of cyber-space. Some of the topics that we will cover include: 1) Co-existing with Digital Natives when you are not one yourself, 2) Promoting healthy communication with your teen and in your family using both face time and ‘FaceBook’, 3) Understanding the emotional, social, developmental and legal impact of ‘sexting’, 4) Establishing your Family Declarations of Cyber-Citizenship.! Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, October 9

The Egg and I Film IllustrationIsland Film Group Views “The Egg and I”
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join fellow Islanders for the public library’s “2nd Wednesday” film night! This month’s film, “The Egg and I” is a comedy starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert. Drected by Chester Erskine, the unrated, 108-minute black-and-white feature flick was released in 1947. The film follows a couple of city dwellers who buy a mountain ranch and try to raise chickens. Enjoy the show and discuss the film afterwards. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 10

Matisse_The-Conversation_1908-1912_LowResLecture: Artists in Paris Before the Great War
6:30 – 7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
Artist and instructor Elizabeth Moga presents “Artists in Paris Before the Great War,” a discussion of the colorful, inventive, unconventional, challenging, and sometimes controversial work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Rousseau, and Salvador Dali, all of whom were in Paris on the cusp of World War I. Where but on the Left Bank would Modernism, Cubism, and Surrealism collide? Beth will explore these revolutionary artists in the context of an extraordinary city at a singular point in time. Admission: $7 (in advance)

David Perry The Bloedel ReserveFriday, October 11

Tell Better Stories with Nature Photography
10:00 am – 4:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Join photographer David Perry for an all day workshop where you will explore the art of telling stories through pictures. In this workshop each participant will shoot, as if for a magazine cover story assignment, capturing the expansive wonders of The Bloedel Reserve in its colorful autumn finery, and for those who choose, incorporating Julie Spiedel’s exhibit of on-site sculptures, “An Experience: Sculpture in the Landscape.” Visit the link for full details. Pre-registration required. Admission: $120 (members); $135 (non-members)

Saturday, October 12

Planetarium Show, ‘The Magnificent Seventeen’
7:00 pm @ Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Astronomers Dave Fong and Steve Ruhl will present the most spectacular deep space objects of Messier’s catalog including cosmic clouds, dying stars, star clusters and galaxies. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, October 13

Shrek the Musical by Bainbridge Performing ArtsBainbridge Performing Arts Presents: Shrek the Musical
3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
BPA goes green this month with the Tony Award-winning SHREK! Full of all-new songs, great dancing, spectacular costumes, and fairy tale misfits, ‘Shrek the Musical’ is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! With Shrek the Musical, Broadway gives us the back story for characters we thought we knew, such as Shrek, Princess Fiona, and even evil Lord Farquaad. The stage version has everything you liked about the movie plus more about the characters, all while keeping the irreverent humor that spices up the plot. Admission: $27 (adults); $22 (seniors); $19 (students, youth, military and teachers)


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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