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Month: July 2014

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 28-August 3

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, July 28

artist-johnpaul-jonesLive Broadcast of President Obama presenting Johnpaul Jones with the National Humanities Medal
12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
Bainbridge Island resident and architect Johnpaul Jones is to be honored by President Barack Obama as one of 10 winners of the National Humanities Medals for his “natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture”. Jones is the architect that designed the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and assisted the community in designing the Waypoint. Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 29

Kitsap County Prosecutor Candidates Forum
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island City Hall (280 Madison Avenue North)
A forum for prosecutor candidates and candidates for judge, Kitsap County District Court, Department 1, is to be moderated by Court of Appeals Judge Robin Hunt. The candidates have the opportunity to discuss a broad range of law and justice issues. The public is welcome and audience questions are encouraged. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 30

Yarn_bombingYarn Bomb the Library!
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Kids, teens and grown-ups: artists and creative types of all ages are invited to come turn the library into a gallery of yarn art. Knit, crochet, wrapping, pom-poms, macramé, etc.- any style of yarn art is welcome. Knitters and crocheters will be on hand to help teach or refresh skills. Children under 8 must attend with a parent. Admission: Free (Image: “Yarn bombing” by Shyguy24x7 – Own work.)

Lo-Res-Waldo-Promotional-Identifier_0Thursday, July 31

Where’s Waldo on Bainbridge Island Farewell
11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
It has been a wonderful month for Waldo! He has enjoyed visiting 30 locations on Bainbridge Island, and seeing all the determined hunters who have tracked him down. So now we are saying goodbye to Waldo with a big send off party! Come dressed like Waldo and enjoyed some Waldo-inspired cookies. Admission: Free

Friday, August 1

thumb-First-Fridays-Art-WalkFirst Friday Art Walk
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Downtown Winslow
It’s time for another “First Friday” art walk in downtown Winslow. Enjoy great art and snacks at Bainbridge Island galleries and museums. On exhibit this month: “Visual Journey” photography by Becky Gibson and Lauren Riker, on display at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Bainbridge-Island-Farmers-MarketSaturday, August 2

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square at City Hall (200 Madison Avenue NE)
A community favorite! The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market meets in City Hall’s Town Square. The market features local produce, food and crafts! Fresh breakfast and lunch served on-site, hot coffee, and free live music. Pet friendly. Admission: Free

Sunday, August 3

Block Prints: A Workshop for Adults with Erica Applewhite
1:30 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (151 Winslow Way East)
Explore the unique world of block printing. Discover a simple and portable method of creating small relief prints to use for cards, handmade books, your own logo, and more. You will design and carve your own block to keep and hand print again and again. Carving tools and materials provided. Please bring a pencil, a blue or black ink pen, and idea books or visual materials for inspiration. Admission: $50


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 – July 21-27

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, July 21

The Kentucky Cycle at Bainbridge Performing ArtsCombined Auditions at BPA Theatre and Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Request Exact Times @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
It’s time for combined auditions! Auditioners should prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but those auditioning must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please no outside accompanists or acapella singing. All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning are requested to bring an acting resume and head shot, if available. For an appointment, please contact BPA. Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 22

Family Workshop: Sculptural Mobiles with Kristin Tollefson
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Making something from nothing is a common thread running through many artists’ practices. Create your own suspended mobile work of art in this multi-age family workshop. All ages welcome; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. Admission: $30

Wednesday, July 23

Bainbridge Island BrewingMusic to Our Beers at Bainbridge Island Brewing
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for “Music to Our Beers” at Bainbridge Island Brewing! This open band jam is hosted by Ethan J. Perry and His Remedy Band. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 24

a-wolf-called-romeo-with-nick-jansAuthor Reading: A Wolf Called Romeo, with Nick Jans
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
This remarkable true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, is part memoir, part animal narrative, and a beautiful if heart-wrenching account of man’s relationship with wild animals. Admission: Free

Friday, July 25

The Holy Grail Vintage Market
11:00 am – ? @ Hazel Creek Barn (8903 Koura Road)
The Holy Grail Vintage Market has 17 vendors featuring vintage home and garden decor, re-purposed, painted furniture, altered couture, jewelry, and handcrafted items. We will also have on-site food vendors. The Market continues through Sunday. Admission: $

Saturday, July 26

lives-and-lies-of-bainbridge-islandLives and Lies of Rolling Bay
5:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bay Hay and Feed (10355 NE Valley Road)
A Bay Hay & Feed Garden Party starts at 5:30. While strolling through the lovely gardens, enjoy beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by the Anne Pell Trio. Dinner Program from 6:30 to 9:00 includes a catered buffet dinner and program inside the big tent. Tickets are available at Bay Hay & Feed and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Admission: $75

Sunday, July 27

islandwood-public-site-tours-bainbridge-islandIslandWood Public Site Tour
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
You are invited to take part in one of IslandWood’s informational tours. During a three-hour walkabout on their 255-acre campus, you’ll experience IslandWood’s bog, cattail marsh, pond, ravine, and forest. You’ll also learn about the sustainable elements of our buildings and the scope of their educational programming, all while coming to better understand the immense power of the natural world. 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 – July 14-20

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, July 14

meet-the-artist-jenny-andersen-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artMeet the Artist: Jenny Andersen
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Meet artist Jenny Andersen amidst her artwork in the Offerings Exhibit in the Feferman Gallery. This informal setting will allow visitors a personal window into the artist’s thinking and process. Admission: Free thanks to BIMA’s sponsors and members.

Tuesday, July 15

hyla-middle-school-bainbridge-islandSeeking Host Families Information Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road NE)
This summer, how would you and your family like to experience the world…without leaving home? Why not host an English-speaking, 14-year-old exchange student from Okinawa, Japan? There is still a need for just a few more volunteer host families. If interested, meet the many families on Bainbridge Island who already will be hosting the 15 kids for four weeks, from July 25 to August 22. Arrangements can be made for hosting only part of the four weeks, and some compensation to cover costs is available. The students will attend English classes and excursions every weekday. You and your kids can join the fun activities or just enjoy their company evenings and weekends. For more info: (206) 853-3800. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 16

island-theatre-bainbridge-logoIsland Theatre at the Library – Territorial Voices: A Civil War Readers Theatre
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre at the Library presents an interactive, living history play about Washington State’s role in the Civil War by Humanities Washington speaker Lorraine McConaghy, who will lead a post-play discussion. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Admission: Inquire

Thursday, July 17

Book-a-Computer-Trainer: iPhones and Macs
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Have questions about using your iPhone or Mac? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Admission: Free

Friday, July 18

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyBainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
BIGS mentors will share their experiences and findings related to using tax records, deeds, or court records. The second part of the program will include members meeting and talking in small groups about topics of interest chosen by participants. Admission: $5 (suggested donation)

Saturday, July 19

family-art-day-on-bainbridge-islandFamily Art Day at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Ravine Lane (Between BIMA and KiDiMu)
Bainbridge Community Foundation in partnership with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Kids Discovery Museum present Family Art Day! Join your neighbors on Ravine Lane on the plaza between the two museums for hands-on art activities, artist demonstrations, and entertainment! Demonstrations by artists Don Tiller, Holly Hudson, & Austin Ohm; 10am: Performance by Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School Summer Camp; 11am-1pm: Music by Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers;’ 1-2pm: Performance by Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio in the Auditorium; 2-4pm: Music by BBC Jazz Trio,Family friendly menu items at Bainbridge Bakers & the BIMA Bistro. Admission: Free

Sunday, July 20

Cruising Around Bainbridge Island in the Virginia VCruise the Virginia V Around Bainbridge Island
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Pier (215 Ericksen Avenue)
Enjoy a three hour cruise around Bainbridge Island on the historic steamship, Virginia V. Tickets for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum annual event include a gourmet boxed lunch, historical narration, a no-host bar and an opportunity to explore the last of the “Mosquito Fleet” ships which has been beautifully restored. Admission: $$100 for museum members, $125 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 (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 gets a Five-Star Rating as a Favorite Place to Visit in Washington!

Here’s a fun article that recently ran in the City of Bainbridge Island’s “Manager’s Report”:

The City recently received a letter from a young lady named Tatiana, who awarded Bainbridge Island a Five-Star Rating as a “Favorite Place to Visit” in Washington.

Tatiana goes to school in Bellevue, and was working on a school project where she was asked to write a review about her favorite place in Washington. Students were required to use descriptive words and persuasive language. The goals of the project were to persuade others to visit the student’s favorite place, and to share how much they care about this place.

Tatiana’s letter is below, and it’s worth a read. She provides valuable perspective from a visitor’s point of view and serves to remind each of us why we too, love it here!

Thanks Tatiana! We hope you got an “A”

bainbridge-island-named-favorite-place-to-visit-by-student

If you’ve visited Bainbridge Island, would you agree with Tatiana? Does Bainbridge deserve “5 stars”?

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 7-13

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, July 7

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, July 8

Fred-Lisaius-terra-Sublime-at-Bainbridge-Island-Museum-of-ArtSummer Exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Summer Exhibitions run June 28-September 25 and feature: Jenny Andersen: Offerings; Max Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painter; Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay na; Fred Lisaius: Terra Sublime. Also available are the following Continuing Exhibitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Artworks on Loan Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith; You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover: A Selection of International Designer Bindings! Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 9

childrens-floral-workshops-at-bloedel-reserveChildren’s Papermaking Workshop at Bloedel Reserve
9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Discover how fun it is to make your own paper, especially when it includes natural materials such as leaves and flower petals. We will spend some time exploring the Reserve, gathering materials, then its back to the Art Studio to make some paper! Please bring a basket from home to use for material gathering. Each student will make at least one sheet of paper to take home. (The paper may need to be picked up the following day to allow for drying time.)This session is for ages 6-8. Admission: $27 members ($32 non-members)

Thursday, July 10

eagle-harbor-book-co-tight-grip-by-kay-rae-chomicAuthor Reading: Tight Grip, with Kay Rae Chomic
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join in welcoming Kay Rae Chomic, as she reads from her novel A Tight Grip: A Novel About Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age. “Chockablock with all the perils and passions of competition in both life and golf, Chomic’s A Tight Grip is a winner. Fans of golf and women’s fiction will gobble it up.” —Roberta Isleib, author. Admission: Free

Friday, July 11

Carter Smith: Shibori Master
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Island Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, Suite #120)
A special reception featuring Shibori banners and new fashions from one of America’s finest shibori artists. Also, introducing Bainbridge artist Renée Jameson, whose monotypes reflect summer’s color spectrum. Music by The Julie Duke Band on the Plaza. Admission: Free

Saturday, July 12

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandField to Table Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Heyday Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Experience the connection between farm and food and enjoy the field to feast cooking and eating experience with diners from near and far who share your passion for good food at Heyday Farm. Cascadian wines selected to perfectly complement the food. If you would like to arrive a little early, at 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to a simple guided walk around the farmhouse gardens, greenhouse and dairy barn! Admission: $95 + tax

Sunday, July 13

the-bard-at-bloedel-by-bpa-shakespeare-society“The Bard at Bloedel” by BPA Shakespeare Society
7:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
In the exotic Mediterranean dukedom of Illyria, there is a plague upon the land. Everyone is in love—with the wrong person. Disguise and deceit are the order of the day as a love triangle entangles an ever-widening circle. Only music has the power to cure the madness of love. Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow! Admission: $25 ($20 for seniors, youth, students, 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 (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.

Events Taking Place in July on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island residents and visitors, alike, enjoy a packed events calendar throughout the year. Our island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, prides itself on having a strong sense of community spirit. This spirit is often best on view during our annual festivals, parades and other events. To help you plan your overnight visit or extended vacation on Bainbridge island, here is our list of popular events taking place in July on Bainbridge Island.

Grand Old Fourth of July Parade on Bainbridge IslandGrand Old Fourth

July is a wonderful time of year on Bainbridge Island, with long sunny summer days, and a busy events calendar. Without a doubt, the Island’s biggest event of the year is our Grand Old Fourth festival. Nicknamed “Bainbridge Island’s biggest party,” the Fourth is highlighted by what’s been named the “Best Small Town Parade in America!” That’s right, and you can find it on our little island! In addition to the parade, the fun includes a pancake breakfast, all-day street fair, foot races, classic car show, music, food and lots of entertainment. (Visit the official website)

Bainbridge Island Days Street Dance and BBQIsland Days Street Dance & BBQ

As a warm up to the Fourth, on the third, there’s another favorite Bainbridge Island tradition. The Island Days Street Dance & BBQ brings together food, live music, dancing, sidewalk chalk and tons of fun on the night just before the Grand Old Fourth’s festivities.

Bainbridge-in-Bloom-Garden-TourBainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour

The Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour is a long-time Island favorite, and an event that out-of-towners are willing to travel great distances to attend! Come see some of the best private gardens in the Puget Sound area plus lectures, food & and art fair. Organized by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. (Visit the official website)

Bainbridge BluegrBainbridge Bluegrass Festivalass Festival

What better way to wrap up the month than one of Bainbridge Island’s newest events. The Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a fun-filled outdoor music festival held at Battle Point Park. The Festival’s mission is to bring diverse music to Kitsap County and to donate festival profits to family-focused charities. (Visit the official website)

There you have it, our quick run-down of some of the very best events taking place in July on Bainbridge Island. More reasons why our island is becoming one of the country’s favorite overnight destinations at any time of the year!

You can see the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association’s full events calendar here.

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Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s Blog? 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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