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Month: March 2015

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – March 27-April 2

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.

Friday, March 27

Resume, Cover Letter and Job Application Help
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Tune up your resume and get job application assistance. Schedule a half-hour meeting with small-business owner Carina Langstraat. She can help with your cover letter, interview techniques, job searches and career change. Admission: Free

Saturday, March 28

bainbridge-island-land-trust-logoNative Plant Walk with  John van den Meerendonk & Maryann Kirkby
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ (BILT’s Heart of the Forest property)
Join your friends at the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) for a guided native plant walk on BILT’s Heart of the Forest property. Space is limited and RSVP required. Land Trust Members have first preference. Admission: Free

Sunday, March 29

snow-falling-on-cedars-bainbridge-performing-artsSnow Falling on Cedars
3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War Two, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga—adapted from David Guterson’s acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity—deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history. Admission: $27 adults, $22 seniors, $19 youth, students, military and teachers;

Monday, March 30

Library U: Great Singers with soprano Montserrat Caballe
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This final program in the series features soprano Montserrat Caballe. Featuring commentary by Norm Hollingshead with musical excerpts from his own collection of rare recordings. Admission: Free

Tuesday, March 31

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Bainbridge Island Public Library

Pajama Night at the Library!
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Here’s your chance to wear your pajamas to the library, do some crafts and explore the good ole “Box O’ Mystery!” Great for children ages 0-6 and their adult companions. Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 1

Bainbridge Island BrewingMusic to Our Beers!
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Enjoy some locally-crafted beer and live music courtesy of the Open Band Jam and Ethan J Perry and His Remedy Band! Admission: Free

Thursday, April 2

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandHeyday Farm Egg Breads for Easter
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Old Historic Pederson location (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Light supper and a drink included. This class is participatory. Instructor: Chef Kerrie Sanson Imagine the pride of producing a braided egg bread loaf or hot cross buns the way your favorite bakery does. This class will cover the ins and outs of making the most appealing egg breads and buns for holidays or any day. You’ll go home with beautiful loaves to share with friends and family over Easter weekend and enjoy a warming spring soup to go with all the breads you will be making and tasting. Admission: $75 plus tax
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This week at the movies… (March 27-April 2)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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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.

Spring into the Bainbridge Island Food Fair!

Spring-into-island-food-fairFind vegetable starts for your garden, meet local food producers and taste their wares, learn how to join a CSA, and much more at the first annual Spring into Island Food Fair on Saturday April 4 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Bainbridge Island Grange Hall, 10340 Madison Ave NE.

Vegetable gardeners will have the opportunity to select from a large selection of garden starts from Bainbridge Island’s Butler Green Farms. Several varieties of kale, plus peas, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, bok choi, chard, cabbage, beets and spinach starts will be available for purchase. All start sales will benefit the Bainbridge Island Grange.

In recent years, the number of food products being made on Bainbridge Island has grown dramatically. Jams and jellies made with Island-grown fruit, spice mixes using locally-grown herbs, sausage from local pigs, sauerkraut, wines, and much more are now available from area producers. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to meet the producers, taste their products, and purchase product to take home. Participants include Bainbridge Island Vineyards (BILA Community Partner!), Jake’s Pickup, Holly Lane Gardens (BILA Member!), Sweetlife Farm, and many more,

In addition, there will be representatives from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. CSA’s offer a weekly share of a farm’s production in exchange for an annual fee. In addition to produce farmers such as Butler Green Farm, Farmhouse Organics, Heyday Farm, and Persephone Farm, there is also a Community Supported Shellfish Farm offering fresh oysters from Island beaches.

The event is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Grange Hall, Butler Green Farm, and Sound Food.

This article was taken from the Local Food Sound Food Blog.

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The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – March 20-26

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.

Friday, March 20

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandHeyday Farm Guided Tour
11:00 am @ Heyday Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Tour the grounds and learn about Heyday Farm in this guided tour. See gardens, greenhouses, pasture and forest. Learn about the farm’s history and how the creamery operates complete with a view of the lovely dutch belted dairy cows at home in barn and pasture. We reserve the right to cancel the tour and will provide a full refund if we do not have a minimum number of people signed up. Admission: $5

ranger-and-the-re-arrangersSaturday, March 21

Swing and Gypsy Jazz Concert
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
Neil Andersson is a member of the Northwest Music Awards Hall of Fame. In 1993, he co-founded the seminal gypsy jazz band Pearl Django, eventually recording 10 albums with the group. The concert features music from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” repertoire of American swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the compositions of Django Reinhardt. Violinist Ranger Sciacca provides the counterpoint to Andersson’s guitar. Space is limited–reservations are highly recommended. Admission: Free, Donations welcomed

Sunday, March 22

hilst-and-coffey-at-treehouse-cafeCoyote Willow Live at Treehouse Café
7:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Strings Unbound – Coyote Willow’s first album – is an eclectic combination of rock, blues, folk & contemplative instrumentals, based primarily around Tim Coffey’s soulful baritone voice, finger style acoustic guitar and Kat Hilst’s powerful cello work. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round. Musically and lyrically, their tunes range from rockabilly to the open tuned and lyrically moving folk style, as well as instrumentals, even gypsy jazz. Admission: Suggested Donation

Monday, March 23

eagle-harbor-congregational-churchCommon Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Congregational Church (105 Winslow Way West)
Friends and Families United to Support Education, FFUSE, a community PTA, is presenting an evening with education experts Dr. Wayne Au, Assistant professor at UW, Keri Schmit, parent and long term Woodward teacher as well as James Wilson, former teacher and curriculum developer. The presenters will discuss topics such as what the Common Core Standards are and who developed them,what high-stakes standardized tests do and don’t measure as well as their effect on teaching and learning. Admission: Free

Tuesday, March 24

smARTfilms: Documentary/Mockumentary: Best in Showbest-in-show-2000-eugene-levy
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
This satire of the documentary film format by Christopher Guest offers a detailed look into the lives of five dogs and their owners on their way to Philadelphia for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Admission: $10 adults, students free with pre-registration;

Wednesday, March 25

Bainbridge-in-Bloom-Garden-TourWhat Do You Know: Knowledge Explorations Led by Community Experts: Gardening
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month: Gardening with Ann. Join garden author Ann Lovejoy for a conversation covering garden prep and garden planting, pests and problems, seed starting and seed saving, all with a maritime Northwestern slant. Bring your notebooks and your questions and our local expert will give you her best answer! Admission: Free

Thursday, March 26

BIStoryShare Project
9:30 – 10:30 am @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien)
Join the core group of volunteers that make the BIStoryShare Project a model of community engagement! Are you friendly and enjoy visiting with new people? Are you a good listener? Are you interested in local history and making new friends? If so, become trained in how to elicit stories and facilitate meaningful conversations. You will learn to become an expert at conducting interviews. Get to know your community more deeply in this fascinating new program! Class fee covers class materials and access to professional recording equipment.! Admission: $10
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This week at the movies… (March 20-26)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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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.

Jazz Canvas with the Native Jazz Quartet at the Manor House at Pleasant Beach

Jazz Canvas & The Manor House are thrilled to welcome Jason Marsalis, with the renowned Native Jazz Quartet. Jason is the youngest brother of Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo; together with their father, Ellis, they make up the most famous jazz family alive. As an added bonus, Northwest artist, Toma Villa, will paint a work of art in response to the music.

Tickets are $40 and include tapas. Cash bar. Purchase tickets at jazzcanvas.org.

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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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – March 13-19

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.

Friday, March 13

bainbridge-island-land-trust-logoBrown Bag Lunch Series: Native Plants for the Landscape and Garden
11:45 am – 12:45 pm @ Waterfront Community Center (370 Brien Drive NE)
Join a special presentation on Bainbridge Island native plants for the landscape and garden by BILT board member John van den Meerendonk. John will share his knowledge of unique plant life of the Pacific Northwest. You might even get some ideas for plants in your own backyard in preparation for BILT’s Native Plant Sale in April. John has a rich background in plant science and horticulture, including five years as the Horticultural and Grounds Superintendent at the Bloedel Reserve. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is presented by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Open to all ages. Admission: $3 suggested donation

Saturday, March 14

Bainbridge Island BrewingPsycho Sushi, rock – A St. Patrick’s Day Primer
7:00 – 10:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Come for the beer and live performance by Psycho Sushi. Band members Alison Hanford, Chip Goodhue-Drums, Rob Cousins and Tim Fowler want you to know that they are NOT a classic rock cover band. Admission: $5

Sunday, March 15

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 9.10.02 AMAlong the Wheel of Time, with the Rev. Judith Laxer
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Meet the Rev. Judith Laxer and hear about her book Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers. Come celebrate the upcoming Equinox! Following the spiritual model of the Pagan Wheel of the Year, Along the Wheel of Time is comprised of eight short fictional stories to accompany the natural Earth holy days called sabbats. Through the experience of the characters, these stories demonstrate how the changing of the seasons is a spiritual model for the soul. Admission: Free

Monday, March 16

shamrockMessy Monday Shamrock Art at Kids Discovery Museum!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ KiDiMu (301 Ravine Lane)
Join us for messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring shamrock art in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Children will practice sensory and motor skills, and use imagination as they create their masterpiece with paint and cork stamps. This program is a part of KiDiMu’s weekly STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) series promoting skills necessary for academic success. On Mondays, visitors explore visual arts through guided discovery. Admission: Free with admission or membership

wasteland-film-2010Tuesday, March 17

smARTfilms: Documentary/Mockumentary: Waste Land
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
This profile of work by Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz reveals a full-spectrum view of the artist’s process and its transformation into a tool for social justice for pickers of recycled goods at Rio de Janiero’s Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump.. Admission: $10 adults, students free with pre-registration;

Wednesday, March 18

Travelogue: Yemen Diaries
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Enjoy this rare glimpse of Yemen by Rebecca Tumicki, a teacher who traveled to Yemen on a winter holiday in 2005. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Public Library and the Traveler. Admission: Free

Thursday, March 19

bainbridge-island-fruit-clubBainbridge Island Fruit Club Meeting
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Grange Hall (10340 Madison Avenue NE)
Learn about fruit tree grafting and bring bare rooted fruit trees for grafting to making your own multi-variety trees! A large selection of apple, plear, plum, and cherry scion wood is available for grafting. There are also some smaller rootstocks (2 feet long) for doing one variety grafting of apple and maybe pear. There is a small fee for the rootstock, but all scion wood is free. Members are encouraged to bring their extra flowers, bulbs, fruit trees, etc. This is an all ages, free meeting! Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (March 13-19)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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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 – March 6-12

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.

Friday, March 6

thumb-First-Fridays-Art-WalkFirst Fridays Art Walk
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join us during Downtown Bainbridge’s First Fridays Art Walk. The art museum, museum store, and bistro will be open extended hours 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission: Free

Saturday, March 7

bainbridge-island-chamberAnnual Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Dinner
5:00 – 9:00 pm @ The Island School K-5 (8553 NE Day Road East)
The winners of the 2014 awards will be announced for the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Medium-sized Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Sustainable Business of the Year, and Chairman’s Choice Award. The Chamber’s 2015 Board of Directors will also be presented and sworn in. Admission: $100 per person;

Sunday, March 8

meet-your-soul-with-elisa-romeoMeet Your Soul, with Elisa Romeo
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Please join us in what promises to be a fascinating afternoon with Bainbridge Island author, intuitive, and therapist Elisa Romeo, when she talks about her new book, Meet Your Soul: A Powerful Guide to Connect With Your Most Sacred Self. It will be a fun and enlightening afternoon with a short reading, live soul-directed questions and answers, book signing, and cupcakes and bubbly! Admission: Free

kids-discovery-museum-logoMonday, March 9

Messy Mondays at KiDiMu!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane)
Join us for messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring seashell painting. Children will practice sensory and motor skills, and use imagination as they paint their original watercolor design onto seashells. This program is a part of KiDiMu’s weekly STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) series promoting skills necessary for academic success. On Mondays, visitors explore visual arts through guided discovery. Admission: Free with admission or membership

The-last-waltz-posterTuesday, March 10

smARTfilms: Documentary/Mockumentary: The Last Waltz
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Referred to by Roger Ebert as “a revealing document of a time,” Martin Scorsese’s chronicle of The Band’s legendary last concert features conversation with and performances by myriad legendary musicians, including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, among others. Admission: $10 adults, students free with pre-registration;

Wednesday, March 11

StorySlamLuckyBreak2015_print-235x300Field’s End Story Slam
7:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
This time around Field’s End’s Story Slam is dedicated to Lucky Breaks: Stories of close calls, serendipity and miracles. Bring a friend and tell your true, five minute story, no notes, no props, just you and a bunch of other great story tellers having a great time. Without texting! Prizes for winners and a great time for all! Email info@fieldsend.org to sign up to be a storyteller.! Admission: $5 suggested donation;

Thursday, March 12

OfficeXpats LogoSecond Thursday Business Roundtable Salon: Check Your Website Analytics
6:00 – 7:00 pm @ Office Xpats Coworking and Conference Center (403 Madison Avenue North)
Join us for a relaxed roundtable with an SEO expert to answer questions and a glass of beer or wine to calm the nerves. Facilitated by Brian Creamer. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (March 6-12)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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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 Museum of Art Launches Documentary / Mockumentary Film Series

bainbridge-island-museum-of-art-logoThis month, between March 3-24, join the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, for a smARTfilms sampler of DOCUMENTARY / MOCKUMENTARY movies in the BIMA Auditorium:

TICKETS
Individual admission: $10 adults / students free with pre-registration. Series admission: $30 adults / students free with pre-registration. The BIMA Bistro stays open until 7pm in advance of each screening for food and small bites.

MARCH 3
2005 – WHY WE FIGHT – This documentary by Eugene Jarecki begins with the series of short films of the same title produced by Frank Capra in the 1940s and continues to the present with what he calls a “bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of American empire.”
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MARCH 10
1978 – THE LAST WALTZ – Referred to by Roger Ebert as “a revealing document of a time,” Martin Scorsese’s chronicle of The Band’s legendary last concert features conversation with and performances by myriad legendary musicians, including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, among others.

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MARCH 17

2010 – WASTELAND – This profile of work by Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz reveals a full-spectrum view of the artist’s process and its transformation into a tool for social justice for pickers of recycled goods at Rio de Janiero’s Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump.

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MARCH 24

2000 – BEST IN SHOW – This satire of the documentary film format by Christopher Guest offers a detailed look into the lives of five dogs and their owners on their way to Philadelphia for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

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