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Month: June 2014

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 30-July 6

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, June 30

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

boys-in-the-boat-eagle-harbor-book-coTuesday, July 1

Eagle Harbor Readers’ Circle: Boys in the Boat
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join the Eagle Harbor Book Co. at their monthly Reader’s Circle meeting to discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The circle meets at the bookstore at 7pm! This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 2

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeBooks on Tap at Treehouse Café
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! This event is 21+. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 3

Friends of the Library Book Sale
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
It’s time again to support your local library -and- get a great late spring read! Talk about a two-fer! All proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Friday, July 4

Grand Old Fourth of July Parade on Bainbridge IslandGrand Old Fourth of July Celebration 2014
7:00 am – 11:00 pm @ along Winslow Way
It’s the Island’s biggest party! Old-time family fun with a Mile Long Parade, pancake breakfast, 5K run, street fair, antique and classic car show, live music and entertainment, food, arts and crafts, kid zone with pony rides, bouncy houses and games, beer and wine garden, and fireworks over Eagle Harbor at dusk. Admission: Free

Saturday, July 5

sally-prangley-trunk-show-Three-small-birdiesSally Prangley Trunk Show at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Come meet Bainbridge Island artist Sally Prangley in the Museum Store Saturday, July 5th 1-5pm. After several years in corporate life concurrent with showing her artwork in galleries, Sally realized her life was much happier in the studio than in the meeting room.  A Museum Store favorite, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase Sally’s one of a kind pieces! Admission: Free

Sunday, July 6

Lynwood Community Market
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Lynwood Center (in the parking lot across from the Treehouse Café)
This weekly market that takes place in the parking lot across from the Treehouse Café features local produce, food and crafts in Bainbridge Island’s charming Lynwood Center neighborhood. 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 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.

New “Dial-A-Ride” Bus Service Comes to Bainbridge Island

Adopted from the Kitsap Transit website:

kitsap-transit-logoKitsap Transit recently added Bainbridge Island service to its Dial-A-Ride, call-in-advance bus service. On Bainbridge Island, there are two ways to ride:

1) Call to schedule a ride.  If you want to catch the bus somewhere other than at a scheduled stop, call at least two hours in advance and the bus will come to you. To schedule a ride, please call 1-844-4BI-RIDE.   Reservation lines are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Saturday.

2) Hop on the bus at one of three scheduled stops.  Tell the driver where you want to go and you are on your way.  Scheduled stops: Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal, Lynwood Center and Bloedel Reserve.  See stop times below.

kitsap-transit-dial-a-ride-bus-service-comes-to-bainbridge-island

Dial-A-Ride service is open to anyone, but is not designed to accommodate group trips. If you are making a reservation for more than one person, please notify the reservationist when you call. Kitsap Transit will try its best to meet all requested trips but cannot guarantee seating for groups.

The cash fare to ride is $2.00. ORCA cards are accepted on B.I. Ride service.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 23-29

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, June 23

STEAM Ahead: Game Time with Joy Best
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Come train your brain. Join math teacher Joy Best to learn a variety of super fun games that might accidently make you a math genius. For kids age 6 to 10. Space is limited. Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 24

bainbridge-dance-center-annual-performanceBainbridge Dance Center Annual Performance
7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Bainbridge Dance Center is proud to announce their 33rd Annual Student Performances. Dancers ages 4-18 will perform in ballet, modern, jazz and tap techniques. In addition, the Advanced Ballet Repertory dancers will perform “The Sleeping Beauty Suite,” a 40-minute version of one of the most well loved ballets, which has been performed for over 100 years. Admission: $17 ($13 for youth, students, military, teachers and seniors)

thelotuseatersWednesday, June 25

Bainbridge Island Library Book Group
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month, the book group discusses, “The Lotus Eater” by Tatjana Soli. The novel follows an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 26

i-love-you-more-by-jennifer-murphyBook Reading: I Love You More, with Jennifer Murphy
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
One man, three wives, the perfect murder. A scintillating novel of betrayal and conspiracy. Join our friends at Eagle Harbor Book Co. to hear Seattle author Jennifer Murphy as she talks about her novel I Love You More. Booklist said that Murphy’s book has “…good suspense and a nicely creepy tone throughout.” Admission: Free

Friday, June 27

Children’s Floral Workshop at Bloedel Reservechildrens-floral-workshops-at-bloedel-reserve
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Bloedel Reserve is offering nature-inspired workshops for children that are educational, creative and fun. Using the Reserve’s grounds as inspiration, children will create projects from summer’s bounty of materials. Students will leave with a deeper appreciation of nature’s beauty and the art that occurs in nature. Cathy Tyler, the Reserve’s florist, will teach children how to prepare clippings as well as the art of flower arranging. Participants will create their own arrangement to bring home. All materials will be provided, but bring interesting cuttings from your garden, if desired.. Admission: $27 members ($32 non-members)

Saturday, June 28

bainbridge-island-rotary-auction-rummage-saleBainbridge Island Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale
8:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Woodward Middle School (9125 Sportsman Club Road)
It’s time for a Bainbridge Island tradition! Unsurpassed bargains can be found in each of the 34 Departments that occupy the 6-acre campus. Both cash and certain credit cards are accepted when a valid drivers license is shown for ID. Last year this revered collaboration between 100+ Rotarians, 1100+ volunteers, and 5000+ customers raised over $445,000 to benefit local and international charitable projects! Admission: Inquire

IslandWood-on-Bainbridge-IslandSunday, June 29

Public Site Tour at IslandWood
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Embrace the start of summer with a docent-led tour exploring IslandWood’s 255-acre campus! You will tour our sustainably designed buildings found on our main campus, discover the trails, cross the suspension bridge and more. Bring family and friends (13 years & older). 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 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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 16-22

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, June 16

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

west-of-here-by-jonathan-evisonTuesday, June 17

Waterfront Book Group discusses West of Here by Jonathan Evison
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State’s rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience. Open to everyone! Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 18

U Speak Easy Toastmasters Club
7:15 – 8:30 pm @ Winslow Arms Apartments Clubhouse (220 Parfitt Way SW)
U Speak Easy Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The Toastmasters Club is dedicated to building public speaking skills. The club welcomes the public to visit any of our meetings to find out more about the Toastmasters program and about our club. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 19

bainbridge-island-fruit-clubBainbridge Island Fruit Club Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Island Grange (10340 Madison Avenue NE)
Join the Island’s new club for aspiring hobby orchardists and backyard fruit growers! Agenda items for the first meeting include: WCFS History and Background, Recent Activities and General Requirements for the new clubs. There will also be a special discussion about Spotted Wing Drosophila, a major new threat to soft fruit in the Puget Sound area. Admission: Free

Friday, June 20

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyBainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
A special series of lectures by Steve Morse, recipient of the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society. Morse’s presentations will give tips on searching census data, ship manifests, ship pictures, vital records, DNA migration mapping, etc. and just about any question posed when seeking information about ancestors, are easily launched. Admission: Free

Saturday, June 21

Bethany Lutheran Church Bicycle Collection Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7985 Finch Road NE)
Donate a bike, change a life! Drop-off your unwanted bicycle and spare parts. The bicycles will be shipped to South Africa to those in need, such as AIDS patients and orphans. The bicycles must have good frames, although the tires and remainder of the bike may be in any condition. Admission: Free

Sunday, June 22

st-barnabas-naveSt. Barnabas Poetry Series: Agodon & Rich
3:00 pm @ St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (1187 Wyatt Way NW)
Join the inaugural season of this poetry reading series! Kelli Agodon, a Kitsap local and Susan Rich of Seattle will be doing a reading at St. Barnabas as the 2nd installment of the Inaugural Poetry Reading Series 2014. Please plan to join them for this wonderful event! 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 (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 Named a “Best Summer Weekend Escape” by USA Today

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This Just In! Bainbridge Island was voted one of the country’s Best Summer Weekend Escapes by the readers of USA Today and 10 Best!

Bainbridge Island took the 7th spot overall. Our emerald isle, located in Western Washington’s Puget Sound, was the only top 10 destination located on the U.S. West Coast.

USA Today called Bainbridge Island “a paradise for enjoying Washington’s great outdoors.” The profile praised Bainbridge Island’s “cozy downtown area” and its excellent restaurants and vacation rentals.

According to USA Today, 10Best provides its users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content on top attractions, things to do, and restaurants for top destinations in the US and around the world. The core of the site’s power is its team of local experts, a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields (and their cities) but discriminating in their tastes.

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

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, June 9

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

Tuesday, June 10

SWERV presents Starting and Managing a Community Garden
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Filipino American Hall (7566 NE High School Road)
All women are invited to join Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views (SWERV). When the recession hit, Anita and Phil Rockefeller realized there would be an increase in the number of families needing to turn to Helpline, the food bank. They had an unused garden space where they could raise food to donate but they realized they could not do it alone. They decided to invite the community to raise food for themselves and the food bank. This presentation will be about how they created the garden and how it has worked out the past five years. Admission: $2

Bones_Beneath_Our_Feet_CoverWednesday, June 11

Bones Beneath Our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56
1:30 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Presented by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Presents. Author Michael Schein leads a conversation about the causes of the war, cultural misunderstandings, and the consequences of fearing the stereotyped “other.” Mr. Schein is a poet, legal scholar, and author of the historical novel Bones Beneath Our Feet. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 12

Ferry-Tales-Book-groupFerry Tales Book Group
3:50 – 5:10 pm @ Ferry!
Library staff share their love of reading, listening and viewing with commuters. Join them for the monthly book group on the ferry. Discuss what you’re reading now on the 3:50 ferry (BI to SEA) and share the monthly title on the 4:40 (SEA to BI). The monthly book selection can be found here. Books will be available on the ferry during the meeting! Admission: Free

Friday, June 13

bainbridge-island-chamberBainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 am @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Join the Bainbridge Island Chamber for their monthly breakfast. Presentations by Pleasant Beach Village regarding future development, including the new swimming pool and the Lynwood Sunday Community Market with news about their fundraising efforts for a playground at Schel Chelb Park. Admission: Inquire

Saturday, June 14

Battle Point Astronomical AssociationLecture: “Exoplanets – Looking for Other Earths”
8:30 pm @ Ritchie Observatory (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Guest lecturer, Professor Henny Lamars of the Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam and Utrecht, will discuss the search for exoplanets. Could there be life somewhere in the universe or are we the only ones? To find the answer, astronomers are looking for planets around other stars: Exoplanets. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public solar viewing prior and star-gazing afterward. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, June 15

Suyematsu and Bentryn Family FarmsFriends of the Farms Walking Tour
2:00 – 3:30 pm @ Suyematsu and Bentryn Family Farms (8989 Day Road East)
Friends of the Farms invites all to join us for a 90-minute guided walking tour at Suyematsu and Bentryn Family Farms on Sunday, June 15 at 2:00. Come walk past row crops, vineyards and berries. Hear the stories of this historic farmstead. Directions: Hwy 305 to east on Day Rd. for 1/2 mile. Park at the farmstand. All welcome. Call 206-842-5539 with questions. 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 (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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 2-8

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, June 2

Rotary Auction Volunteer Open House
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Woodward Middle School Commons/Cafeteria (9125 Sportsman Club Road)
During the Open House, experienced and potential new Volunteers join BI Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale Department Managers for an evening of eating, socializing, and exploring opportunities such as assignments in 34 different departments. Last year, thanks to 1,100+ volunteers, we raised over $445,000 to fund local community and international projects. Admission: Free

Hedys_Folly_Small_CoverTuesday, June 3

Eagle Harbor Readers’ Circle: Hedy’s Folly
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join your neighbors at the Eagle Harbor Book Co.’s monthly Reader’s Circle meeting to discuss Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible. Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 4

Books on Tap at Treehouse Café
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! This event is 21+. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 5

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandPasta Making Class at Heyday Farm
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Farmhouse and Kitchen (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Dinner and wine is included in this participatory class that’s taking place at the Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road. Join instructors Kerrie Sanson and Jon Hewes! Participants will use the Farmhouse’s fresh Heyday eggs as they learn how to make three types of pasta. Even better… take home some of your handmade pasta! Admission: Inquire

Friday, June 6

thumb-First-Fridays-Art-WalkFirst Fridays Art Walk
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Winslow Way and Madison Avenue North
It’s that time of the month again, for the 1st Fridays Art Walk in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island. This month’s events also include a special exhibit of photographs from a 2013 trip to the Galapagos Islands by Bainbridge Islanders. Underwater video clips and a slide show will be featured as well as treats and beverages. This event takes place at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Saturday, June 7

bainbridge-island-strawberry-festival2014 Strawberry Festival
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Filipino American Community Hall (7566 NE High School Road)
The 2014 Strawberry Festival is organized by the Filipino American community of Bainbridge Island and vicinity. Events include a luncheon featuring Philippine cuisine from noon to 3:00 pm, a strawberry delight dessert, royal court coronation and entertainment performed by Filipiniana Dance Troup! Admission: Luncheon: $10/person, $35 for families of 4;

Sunday, June 8

bainbridge-arts-and-craftsColored Pencil Pet Portraits, with Susan Wiersema
10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (151 Winslow Way East)
In this two-session workshop on consecutive Sundays, you’ll create an heirloom portrait of your pet while learning about materials and techniques such as image transfer, layering, texturing, and finishing. Ages 17 and up. No experience is necessary. Bonus! Students’ completed pieces will be featured in the front window, right at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. Admission: $120; $110 for members; $100 for students;


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.
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