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Month: August 2014

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 25-31

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.

project-backpack-at-helpline-houseMonday, August 25

Project Backpack at Helpline House
9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Helpline House (282 Knechtel Way NE)
Project Backpack equips Bainbridge Island preschoolers through high school students with essential school supplies, including backpacks! Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started each new school year with our community’s immeasurable contributions to help students aim for a brighter future. Admission: N/A

Tuesday, August 26

A Taste of Mussar
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Congregation Kol Shalom (9010 Miller Road NE)
Mussar is the Jewish practice of spiritual self-development. It offers profound yet practical teachings that deepen self-awareness and lead to transformative changes in daily life. The class will run for 4 weeks and is led by Rabbi Joyce Reinitz. Admission: $36 to cover the cost of materials. An additional contribution is requested from non-Kol Shalom members.

the-zookeepers-wife-diane-ackermanWednesday, August 27

Book Group: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 28

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks for Organizational Success
2:00 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Learn how to enhance your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health. This Foundation Center of NY class is taught by Peggy Branaman, KRL’s Funding Information Network supervisor. Registration required. Admission: Free

Friday, August 29

Blue Star Museums Military Appreciation Day at Kids Discovery MuseumDiscovery Friday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
In celebration of Blue Star Museums Military Appreciation Day, curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for science-themed activities, featuring “navy boat” experiments with density. This STEM-based program takes on a different subject each week. Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with admission or membership

Saturday, August 30

community-picnic-at-bloedel-reserve2nd Annual Community Picnic at Bloedel Reserve
5:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
It’s almost time to celebrate summer’s last hurrah! Bloedel Reserve is throwing an old-fashioned outdoor party. Bring your own picnic food and a blanket, and Bloedel will provide an unforgettable night. Dance under the twilight sky to Cuban-influenced music by Si Limon. Try your skill with croquet, bocce ball and badminton. Or, simply stretch out on your blanket and bask in the summer breeze. And since no picnic is complete without a frozen treat, a complimentary dessert will be provided. Admission: $10 (members); Non-members: $18; discounts for children, seniors and military.

Sunday, August 31

Max-Grover-showing-his-artMax Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painter at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Max Grover is an artist, illustrator, and gallery owner living in Port Townsend, WA. His works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Grover is adept at using familiar and simple motifs, making them fun and whimsical. He is a favorite among the youngest generations. Max’s painting style is full of charm and inspires the young at heart. This exhibition uses Grover’s numerous personal collections as inspiration for each new painting. 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 – August 18-24

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, August 18

Birding for Beginners Camp
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join friends of a feather for a bird watching adventure! Together with their new flock of bird enthusiasts, campers will observe the colorful flying fauna of the area. They will learn to identify birds by sight and sound, keep a birder’s journal, dissect owl pellets, and make binoculars. They will also learn about conservation through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Curriculum focus: life sciences, health and wellness, arts, fun! Ages: 5 – 7. Admission: Please inquire

great-expectations-dickensTuesday, August 19

Waterfront Book Group: Great Expectations
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Humbled, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” One of Dickens’ finest novels, this is a gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward. Join a discussion with the Waterfront Book Group! Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 20

Teen Radio Camp
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join the Bainbridge Community Broadcasting team for an exciting week of radio production. Learn voice performance skills, how to incorporate music into radio segments, and utilize the latest radio technology to create a podcast. At the end of the week your voice will be part of a BCB podcast! Space is limited. Admission: Free

romson-regarde-bustilloThursday, August 21

Eye on Artist Lecture: Romson Bustillo
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join BIMA for an evening presentation with Romson Regarde Bustillo, artist of “Dugay Na” exhibition currently on view in the Beacon Gallery. He will discuss his work, process and inspiration. Reception with light food and beverage following lecture. Preregistration required. Admission: $6 adults; students free with pre-registration

Friday, August 22

The Dusty 45s at Bloedel Reserve
7:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Your summer night is about to get a whole lot hotter when The Dusty 45s perform an outdoor concert on the Reserve’s grounds. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and dance under the evening sky to their swingin’ Rockabilly sound. Admission: $26 members; $30 non-members

Saturday, August 23

island-theatre-10-minute-play-festivalIsland Theatre’s 2014 Ten-Minute Play Festival
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre presents its third annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Saturday and Sunday. Out of 57 play submissions from both experienced and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, 16 will be performed – 8 each evening – by Island Theatre directors and actors. Admission: Free but donations appreciated.

Sunday, August 24

paella-on-the-plaza-at-bainbridge-island-museum-or-artPaella on the Plaza with Chef Yolanda Ferrer
5:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Bistro (550 Winslow Way East)
A Spanish-themed evening featuring an authentic paella dinner and the Latin music of the Malo Combo. Three Seatings: 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. Raised in Mallorca and the Canary Islands, Chef Yolanda has channeled her passion towards working in restaurants, and absorbing more knowledge, techniques and tricks of the trade along the way. She has lived in the Northwest for a couple of decades, and worked at the Four Swallows for eight years. “I love to cook, there’s nothing like the delicious aromas and flavors of Spain to transport you right back!” Admission: $45 for dinner


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 – August 11-17

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, August 11

the-island-school-bainbridge-islandSummertime Tours at The Island School
9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)
Visit The Island School, where students engage in joyful learning and experience wonder, laughter, creativity and discovery. Openings in most grades (K-5) for the upcoming school year. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 12

Paint Horses with Michele Soderstrom
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road)
Kids! Do you love horses? Do you want to learn how to paint them? Bainbridge Arts & Crafts welcomes award-winning, in-demand equine artist and instructor Michele Soderstrom for a three-part workshop in which you’ll learn to draw horses, paint them in watercolor, and explore color mixing. For ages 7 and up. Admission: $125

Wednesday, August 13

lady-from-shanghai-filmIsland Film Group: Lady from Shanghai
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month’s film selection is Lady from Shanghai, a thriller from Columbia Pictures. Directed by Orson Welles, it stars Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles and Everett Sloane. Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O’Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 14

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. Free Admission thanks to our sponsors and members. Admission: Free

Friday, August 15

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMuDiscovery Friday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for science-themed activities, featuring dirt and sand exploration. This STEM-based program takes on a different subject each week. Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with admission or membership

Saturday, August 16

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, August 17

IslandWood on Bainbridge IslandAfternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
2:00 – 6:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
When’s the last time you had a picnic dinner in a treehouse? Wind your way through forest, ravine, pond and marsh for a mid summer’s eve exploration in IslandWood’s beautiful 255-acre wood. Celebrate summer at this special event with our Investigation Station, and even serving up some homemade dessert! You may want to head straight to the Suspension Bridge or wear your most comfy trail shoes for a invigorating hike down to our Lower Loop trail, which has charming foot bridges, hooty owls and banks of maidenhair ferns. After a refreshing walk, how about stopping by the Dining Hall for a banana slug sundae? 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 – August 4-10

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, August 4

Kids’ Collage Workshop with Lee Schiring
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road)
Let’s make weather art! In this two-part workshop, we’ll use collage to explore the drama of weather. We’ll look at pictures, share ideas and then sketch, cut, tear, and arrange paper. Most supplies will be provided by the instructor. For ages 7 and up. Admission: $80

the-orchardist-amanda-coplinTuesday, August 5

Eagle Harbor Readers’ Circle: The Orchardist
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join your neighbors at the monthly Eagle Harbor Reader’s Circle meeting to discuss Amanda Coplin’s Harper Perennial novel, The Orchardist. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins. Admission: Free

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeWednesday, August 6

Books on Tap!
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Treehouse Cafe (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, August 7

Eye on Artist Lecture Series: Max Grover
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join your neighbors for an evening with Max Grover, artist of Hunter, Gatherer, Painter in the MESA Gallery at BIMA. He will talk about his work, his creative process and his rich resources of inspiration. Q&A and light reception will follow the presentation. Preregistration required. Admission: $6; Students are free with pre-registration

Friday, August 8

bainbridge-island-studio-tourBainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ several locations
The 14th annual Summer Studio Tour showcases the work of 48 artists in five local artists’ studios. Many new artists will be on hand, and there will be a wonderful variety of hand-crafted work, including watercolors, jewelry, pottery, furniture, metal art, garden art, mixed media, fiber art, and photography. Be sure to check out all five studios and buy original hand-crafted art directly from the artist. Grab a cool lemonade and stroll through the artists’ studios and gardens. Bring a friend and spend the day. The studios are open 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. The Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 9

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandFarm Breakfast at the Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Farmhouse and Kitchen (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Join other local food lovers and celebrate the season with a hearty farm breakfast. The chef, Kerrie Sanson, offers a sweet and savory farm spread to be talked about for days. According to organizers, the breakfast is a lovely destination for cyclists out for a Sunday ride. Admission: $32

Sunday, August 10

romson-regarde-bustilloMeet the Artist: Romson Regarde Bustillo
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Dugay na, meaning “no longer new” or “a long time now,” in the Mindanao Bisaya/Cebuano language, is part of an evolving series of intricately patterned prints and mix media on paper. With this project Bustillo is continuing to explore how shifts in metacognition play important roles for cultures, individuals, and the creative process. Each piece can act as a narrative, meditation tool, a spell, or all three. 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.
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