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Month: May 2014

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – May 26-June 1

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, May 26

bainbridge-island-winery-allianceMemorial Day Meat at Island Wineries
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island’s eight artisanal wineries
It’s charcuterie weekend at Bainbridge Island’s eight artisan wineries. Enjoy salami, sausage, ham and bacon with flavors far beyond your average grocery store cold cuts. Come MEAT the winemakers  on Bainbridge Island as they prepare a charcuterie delight to pair with their wines! Admission: Inquire

Tuesday, May 27

sound-of-noise-film-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artsmARTfilms Series: Sound of Noise (2012)
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
In this recently released Swedish absurdist comedy, situations, props and circumstance demand both a second look and listen. Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra.  Reluctantly, Warnebring takes the case. A hosted discussion will follow the film. Admission: $10 adults; $6 students;

daughter-of-china-by-meihong-xuWednesday, May 28

Bainbridge Library Book Group – Daughter of China by Meihong Xu
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The stunning true tale of a remarkable woman trained as an elite soldier in the Chinese army, her forbidden love for an American, and her seemingly impossible escape — with his help — from the nation to which she had pledged her life. New participants always welcome! Admission: Free

Thursday, May 29

Paved with Gold: Gratitude in Our Veins
7:30 pm @ Webster Hall at The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)
A series of immigration stories, songs and dramatic pieces based on family experiences of The Island School’s fifth grade class. Students reenact journeys from Western Europe, Ukraine, Viet Nam and others. A vibrant and moving production now in its sixth year. Everyone welcome! Admission: Free

Friday, May 30

Bainbridge Island BrewingRye & Barley at the Bainbridge Island Brewery & Taproom
4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewery (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Enjoy singing backed by guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and harmonica. Performed at Bainbridge Island Brewery & Taproom, Rye and Barley play a fast paced mix of traditional Irish ballads, sailing shanties and pub tunes. Admission: Free

Saturday, May 31

accordion-bookbinding-with-carolina-veenstraAccordion Bookbinding Workshop with Carolina Veenstra
1:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Learn the essentials of accordion bookbinding and become familiar with paper selection, folding techniques and applications of this versatile form. Supplies are included in the workshop fee, and students will leave with at least one completed book. Space is limited – preregistration is strongly recommended. Admission: $50

web-preview-pura-vida_largeSunday, June 1

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Pura Vida!
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Get out your dancing shoes for a toe-tapping Latin music spectacular starring British violinist Emma McGrath! The BSO will perform some of the best Latin classical music of all time. Enjoy works from Spain, Mexico, Chile and more. Admission: $19 for adults; $16 for seniors, students, military and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult;


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 a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island lodgers and businesses team up to boost the number of overnight guests

Bainbridge Island Lodging Association logo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Fredricks, BILA President, (206) 979-1827

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash.
 ━ The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) announced today a program to increase overnight stays on Bainbridge Island, a scenic destination just 35-minutes from Seattle by ferry.

BILA’s “Community Partners Program” will use social media, website link exchanges and brochure swaps with local businesses to aggressively promote Bainbridge Island as a fantastic overnight destination. The program also includes a printable and downloadable community events calendar with discounts for overnight guests.

Data show that lodgers provide an important source of revenue for Bainbridge Island ━ $3 million in 2013 lodging sales alone. Furthermore, market research company Dean Runyan Associates estimates that for every $1 spent by guests on accommodations, another $5-8 is spent at local shops, restaurants and attractions. 

BILA president Eric Fredricks says the program will give its members better information about local events and attractions that they can provide to guests. “This is a straight- forward, ‘win-win-win’ opportunity ━ for our members, their guests and Island businesses,” says Fredricks, who owns the Yeomalt Beach House with wife, Kinam Sohn.

The program also expands partnerships with Island attractions. For example, last year, the Rolling Bay Winery and BILA began a link exchange that’s yielded valuable referrals. Founder Alphonse de Klerk says BILA guests are frequent visitors to the winery and he, in turn, sends booking inquiries back to BILA. Through the program, all 25 BILA members will receive details about the winery’s award-winning varietals and special events for guests.

BILA’s “Community Partners Program” will launch next week to coincide with Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer tourism season. Businesses interested in more information or that wish to participate are encouraged to contact BILA directly.   # # #

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit BainbridgeLodging.com, follow BILA at @IslandLodging and on Facebook at /BainbridgeLodging.

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

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, May 19

Toddler Story Time at the Library
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Get a jump start on reading at this early literacy story time geared just for toddlers (ages 0-6). Lots of full body movement, songs, stories and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary and narrative skills. Admission: Free

buena_vista_social_clubTuesday, May 20

smARTfilms Series: Buena Vista Social Club
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA’s smARTfilms series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film and narrative. Wim Wenders’ documentary begs that we delve deeper into the images, sounds and culture of Cuba through the adventures of musician Ry Cooder during his 1996 travels there. Legendary ‘soneros’ musicians including 90-year-old singer/guitarist Compay Segundo and Omara Portuondo, “the Cuban Edith Piaf,” are filmed and recorded in their home country and abroad in scenes that capture the beauty, and tenderness of the music, musicians and their country of origin. A hosted discussion will follow the film. Admission: $10 adults; $6 students

Wednesday, May 21

the traveler on bainbridge islandTravelogue: Indochina Then, Vietnam Now
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
In May of 1954, Grant Winther was a Lieutenant in the Navy, stationed on a small aircraft carrier, delivering planes and helicopters to Indochina for the French to use in the battle of Dien Bien Phu. The delivery point was Saigon. That was 60 years ago. During that time a generation was decimated by constant wars—an estimated 5 million Vietnamese killed. So what is Vietnam like today? It is a young country full of young people with young ideas. Grant and his wife, Barbara will show you how the country and its people have changed. Co-sponsored by Bainbridge Public Library and the Traveler. Admission: Free

Thursday, May 22

Sweet-Gum-Seed-Pod-by-Tracy-LangEye on Artist: Tracy Lang
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join BIMA for an evening presentation with Tracy Lang, artist of the Tsunami Papers exhibition currently on view in the Beacon Gallery. She will premier a short documentary film Aaron McKnight And discuss her work, process and inspiration. Space limited-preregistration strongly recommended. Admission: $6 adults; students admitted free with preregistration.

Friday, May 23

bainbridge-island-chamberBainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 am @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Join the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce for breakfast again when US Congressman Derek Killmer will fill attendees in on the latest goings on in the other Washington. This month’s breakfast sponsor is Puget Sound Energy. Please note that this breakfast event is later in the month than usual due to IslandWood’s schedule. Admission: Please Inquire

Saturday, May 24

Library U: Collecting – The Unruly Passion
10:00 – 11:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Herb and Dorothy is a 2008 documentary film. He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build, in their tiny New York City apartment, one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and discipline have defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector. Free but registration required. Admission: Free

Sunday, May 25

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMuSensory Sunday at Kids’ Discovery Museum
10:00 – 11:30 am @ KiDiMu (301 Ravine Lane)
On May 25, children affected by autism or a similar sensory challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu with their families. They will enjoy a supportive and less crowded environment as well as therapist guidance. The program is offered on the fourth Sunday each month, between 10 and 11:30 a.m., before the Museum opens to the general public. Please register in advance. Admission: $6 for non-members per person; Free for 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 – May 12-18

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, May 12

Toddler Story Time at the Library
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Get a jump start on reading at this early literacy story time geared just for toddlers (ages 0-6). Lots of full body movement, songs, stories and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary and narrative skills. Admission: Free

Intentional Table LogoTuesday, May 13

Kitsap Regional Library presents, “Eat Your Words: A Cookbook Book Group”
11:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Intentional Table (124 Madrone Lane North)
Reading was never so delicious! Each month, the book group gathers at Intentional Table to discuss a cookbook. There, participants learn a few tricks, sample a few treats, and discover scrumptious cookbooks that are a feast for your eyes as well as your stomach. Facilitated by Bainbridge Island librarian Audrey Barbakoff! Admission: Free

Wednesday, May 14

great-expectations-filmIsland Film Group presents, Great Expectations
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month’s film, Great Expectations, was released in 1946 by Universal Pictures. Unrated and 118 minutes in length, the classic film is directed by David Lean and stars John Mills and Valerie Hobson. The story concerns a humble orphan who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. Admission: Free

Thursday, May 15

Bainbridge Island Women’s Club May Meeting
9:30 – 11:30 am @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE)
The featured speaker for the May meeting is Diana Chan, Clinical Social Worker at the Bainbridge Island Helpline House. Please join the Women’s Club for an informative presentation on the many services that Helpline House has to offer. Admission: Free

Avenue Q at Bainbridge Performing ArtsFriday, May 16

Avenue Q at Bainbridge Performing Arts
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Winner of the Tony “triple crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Admission: $27 adults; $22 seniors; $19 for youth, students, military and teachers;

calligraphy-workshop-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artSaturday, May 17

Calligraphy Workshop with Pam Galvani
1:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
This beginning calligraphy workshop will introduce the basics of the Italic letterform, first used in Italy in the 15th century. Working with pen and ink on paper, you will learn and apply letterforms, learn about the work of expert calligraphers and use Italic in everyday applications. Supplies included. Admission: $50

Sunday, May 18

the-plover-with-brian-doyle-eagle-harbor-book-coThe Plover, with Brian Doyle at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
This magical novel follows the course of Declan O’Donnell, who at the end of Mink River set sail off the Oregon Coast. As The Plover opens, Declan is planning to follow the 45th parallel west in solitude in his fishing boat. The journey starts with a lot of one-way philosophical conversations between Declan and the gull who is riding along, perching on the roof of cabin. But the plot begins to take a different tack as the population of the boat begins to grow. 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 – May 5-11

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, May 5

Bainbridge Island BrewingTrivia Night at the Taproom
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Monday is Trivia Night at the brewery, presented by Trivia Time Live’s DJ. From 7 to 9pm, teams compete for prizes and the pennant during four rounds of interesting questions.  Come and play by yourself or join a team.  Relax, have a few beers and snacks, and join in the weekly fun! Come early for seating. Admission: Free

Usual_suspects_ver1Tuesday, May 6

smARTfilms Series: The Usual Suspects
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA’s smARTfilms series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film and narrative. Things are not what they seem to be in this film, which begins as a classic whodunit and turns into something completely different. Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, Benicio Del Toro and Gabriel Byrne star as the five suspects of the film’s title. Planning for a heist initially brings them together, but rapidly devolves into a deeper conundrum of human character and the implications of morality. A hosted discussion will follow the film. Admission: Inquire

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeWednesday, May 7

Books on Tap
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Tap into your inner genius at Treehouse Café. Dazzle your new friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of book trivia! Newcomers are welcome. If you’re feeling competitive, stop by the Bainbridge Branch of Kitsap Regional Library for a booklist. Read more, win more! Admission: Free

Thursday, May 8

Plant Identification Tour at Bloedel Reserve
10:30 am @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Just what is that strange looking plant growing in the Bog? And what’s that gorgeous tree in the Glen? Take a guided walk with one of the Reserve’s horticulturists and learn the identifications to plants across the grounds. Pre-registration required. Admission: $5 for members; $20 for non-members;

entremundos-quartet-at-bloedel-reserveFriday, May 9

Entremundos Quartet
7:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
It may be spring on Bainbridge Island, but when this quartet plays, it feels like a balmy night in Rio. The Seattle-based quartet draws inspiration from Brazilian music and includes vocalist Adriana Giordano, Eric Verlinde on piano, Dean Schmidt on bass and Jeff Busch on percussion. Pre-registration required. Admission: $21 (Members); $24 (Non-members);

Saturday, May 10

The Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola
9:55 am – 1:35 pm @ Bainbridge Cinemas (403 Madison Avenue North)
Special Fathom Features: Go behind the scenes with Met opera stars including interviews with cast, crew, and production teams who give an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera. A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, May 11

natures-nurturers-a-celebration-of-mothers-at-islandwoodNature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Back by popular demand! There is nothing like a mother’s love and wild animal mothers are no exception. From the deepest oceans to the leafy treetops – mothers of all species are caring for their babies with dedication and courage. A family-friendly (30 minute) nature program is great for all ages, so please bring the little ones. You can hike the trails and enjoy a Mother’s Day Tea complete with homemade sweet and savory fare! Pre-registration is required. Admission: $10-20


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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