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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.

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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – February 17-23

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. From trivia night to Burmese cuisine to a coffee chat with an Island Council member, with everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, February 17

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

The Red Badge of CourageTuesday, February 18

Waterfront Book Group Reads The Red Badge of Courage
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
In Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, Henry Fleming, a private in the Union Army, runs away from the field of war. Afterwards, the shame he feels at this act of cowardice ignites his desire to receive an injury in combat a red badge of courage that will redeem him. Admission: Free

Wednesday, February 19

League of Women Voters’ Coffee Chat with Council Member Wayne Roth
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Seabold Community Hall (14450 Komedal Road)
The League of Women Voters of Bainbridge Island is providing an opportunity to become better acquainted with Wayne Roth, one of the new City Council members. Come and chat with Mr. Roth over coffee and casually discuss any questions you might have concerning his work with the City Council. If possible, please let the League know if you are coming so they can determine how much coffee, tea and snacks to provide. Admission: Free

Royal Ballet Swan Lake at Bainbridge CinemasThursday, February 20

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake on the Big Screen!
7:00 – 10:00 pm @ Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion (403 Madison Avenue North)
Experience the timeless tale of good and evil with Tchaikvosky’s Swan Lake when it comes to the big screen in a special one-night event. With instantly recognizable music and a timeless story of good versus evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets. Admission: $15

Friday, February 21

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) meets Friday in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room for a presentation by a panel of BIGS members experienced in English research, to share how to get started on your own family tree research. Admission: $5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, February 22

Intentional Table LogoFlavors of Burma
12:30 – 2:30 pm @ Intentional Table (124 Madrone Lane North)
Inveterate travelers and authors Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne are experts on pan-Asian cooking. In their new book, The Burma Cookbook, they explore this former British colony’s rich culinary history. In this class, the authors will take you on a culinary journey through Myanmar’s foods in simple stages while explaining processes in detail, step-by-step techniques and show you how to cook up some interesting and delicious recipes from their book. Learn about Burmese cookery over the past 100 years, from Colonial English influences, to imperial migratory influences from India and Malaysia. The food of Burma is quite different from Thai, Indian and Chinese cooking — so you are in for a real treat! Admission: $90

Sunday, February 23

Taize Service at St. Barnabas
8:00 pm @ St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (1187 Wyatt Way Northwest)
The service of Taize is held on the 4th Sunday of the month at 8pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Taize is an ecumenical, contemplative service practiced worldwide. It is a participatory practice of meditation, short readings, and chant, led by musicians from around the area. 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 – September 16-22

It’s another eclectic week of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island! From book readings to live music, from golf tourneys to an adult spelling bee (!), here is our list of some of the best local activities taking place on Bainbridge Island this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our beautiful Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 16

Children’s Story Time
10:30 – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For ages 18 months – 3 years, along with a parent or caregiver. Story time will take place inside the Library’s large meeting room. Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 17

Edith Wharton The Age of InnocenceWaterfront Book Group – “The Age of Innocence”
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple’s impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel is a winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. Free and open to everyone! For more information, please call Tressa at the Bainbridge Island Public Library: (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Wednesday, September 18

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul OrchestraMarty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Marty O’Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Leadbelly. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O’Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice. When performing with his trio, O’Reilly is backed by Jeff Kissell on the Double Bass and Chris Lynch on the fiddle. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O’Reilly’s songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between. Admission: $10

Thursday, September 19

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
10:30 am – 7:00 pm @ White Horse Golf Club (22795 Three Lions Place NE in Kingston)
Now in its 17th year, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament includes both “fun” and competitive divisions, with contests, prizes, a raffle, box lunches and dinner. Come play a great game and support the Chamber at the same time. Admission: $

Friday, September 20

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyBainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet this week at the public library. Historical lecturer Tames Alan of Living History Lectures, will present “In Service at Downton Abbey: Life Downstairs.” Dressed in an authentic parlor maid’s costume, historian Tames Alan brings to life the people and activities downstairs. Come learn what was expected of those who entered service on an estate such as Downton Abbey before the First World War, from the complicated hierarchy between upper and lower servants and their duties, to the high jinks downstairs that accompanied the long hours of drudgery. As with all her Living History Lectures, a question-and-answer period follows. Admission: $5 (suggested donation)

Saturday, September 21

Bainbridge Island Public Library First Adult Spelling BeeThe Buzz: Bainbridge Island Public Library’s First Adult Spelling Bee
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Grace Episcopal Church (8595 NE Day Road)
Crossword puzzle addicts, Scrabble fans, and anyone with a a way with words, start sharpening your spelling skills for the BPL Buzz, Bainbridge Public Library’s First Adult Spelling Bee. This zany adult evening includes a wine/dessert reception, emceeing by Big Buzz George Shannon, and a judging panel that includes Municipal Judge Kate Carruthers. Form a three-person “hive” to compete and start studying the dictionary now. Team entry details also on the website. Proceeds benefit Bainbridge Public Library. Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door

Sunday, September 22

Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge IslandPacifica Literary Review Reading
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join Pacifica Literary Review and Eagle Harbor Book Company for an afternoon of readings by the poets & writers of Bainbridge Island! Featuring Kristy Webster-Milton (Fiction), Julie Leung (Creative Non-Fiction), Tova Gannana (Poetry), Michael Schmeltzer (Poetry) & Janet Knox (Poetry). 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 – August 12-18

It’s peak summer here on Bainbridge Island, and to get you in the mood to get out and enjoy all that Island life has to offer, this “Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week” list is comprised almost exclusively of free activities. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 12

Bainbridge Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island High School Track (9330 NE High School Road)
Join fellow Bainbridge Islanders for the 19th season of what has become an Island institution! Race distances are 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 meters, as well as 60-meter step hurdles (a foot high and 18 inches wide) and 4×100 meter relay. The shorter races are divided into heats according to age and sex. The youngest age group is three and under. There’s also a joggers’ mile, with the winner determined by closeness to his or her predicted time. No advance registration required. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 13

Tuesday Tunes with David Webb at Kids’ Discovery Museum
11:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join Bainbridge Island musician David Webb at KiDiMu for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! Participation is free with general museum admission or membership. Call (206) 855-4650 for RSVP or with questions. Admission: FREE (with admission or membership)

Wednesday, August 14

The Island Film Group Watches & Discusses ‘Sunset Boulevard’
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Island Film Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month for free films and discussion. This month’s film is the black and white drama Sunset Boulevard starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. This Paramount Pictures’ flick was directed by Billy Wilder and is unrated. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 15

Book-a-Computer-Trainer: Mobile Devices
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Have questions about your various mobile devices – iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet or smart phone? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Spaces are available at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Admission: Free

Friday, August 16

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
This month’s meeting of the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) is a member sharing meeting – Members bring a genealogy-related success or problem to share with the group and get help. Open discussion about genealogy travel, including members sharing about their recent trips to research family history. Admission: Free but $5 suggested donation

Saturday, August 17

Low Tide and Upland Walk
9:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Rotary Gateway Park (Highway 305 & Seabold Road)
Enjoy a two mile low tide and upland look walk to the Land Trust’s new shoreline preserve, which is not yet open to the public.View the incredible Olympic mountain vistas and learn about this unique and important property on BI’s northwest shore. To visit this undeveloped property, meet at the Rotary Gateway Park at Highway 305 and Seabold Road to join the walk or catch a shuttle to the property. This event is free, but please register through the Bainbridge Island Park District, event #411913-01. Admission: Free

Sunday, August 18

Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Spend the day on our trails with your family and friends! Bring a friend, your family, a frisbee and even your lunch. Unplug for the day. We invite you to explore our 255 acre woods with all your senses and our friendly staff are happy to suggest a trail hike route best suited to your group’s abilities and time available. Would you like to: Hang out in a tree house overlooking a bog? Traverse a 90 foot long Suspension Bridge over a ravine? Climb a forest Canopy Tower to the tippy-top and view Mt. Rainier? Picnic next to historic Mac’s Pond and watch the dragonflies? Cozy up with a book or journal in one of our many Wild Zones (we’ll tell you where they are!) Spend the day, and mark your own pace for discovery, exploration and yes, even solitude in our woods. 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 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 – July 15-21

It’s that time of the week again, and you know what that means! – another Bainbridge Island Lodging Association list of some of the best local activities taking place this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, July 15

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive N.E.)
The Bainbridge Island Meditation Group is a drop-in group dedicated to supporting the meditation practice of people living in the Bainbridge Island area.  Previous Vipassana practice and/or previous attendance at an beginning mediation class is helpful but not essential! Admission: $2 suggested donation

Tuesday, July 16

Reading Buddies at the Bainbridge Island Public Library
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Preschoolers and their families are invited to drop by and hear stories read by our Reading Friends volunteers. Stay for a few minutes, or stay for the full hour – it’s up to you! Call (206) 842-4162 for more information. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 17

Book-a-Computer Trainer for PC and Mac!
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Do you have a question about using your computer – P.C. or Mac? Or, do you want to learn more about navigating the Web? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Or, drop-in between 4-5:00 pm without a reservation. Call the library at (206) 842-4162 to reserve a spot. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 18

The Edge Improv at the Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road N.E.)
The Treehouse Café is a welcoming pub and pizzeria located in the charming and historic Lynwood Center neighborhood on Bainbridge Island’s south end. Bainbridge Island’s own Edge Improv, which has sold out shows regularly for years, offers an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than 16 years, the troupe’s  antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members and press, alike. That’s because the audience plays a huge role in the success of each performance. Tickets must be picked up at the Venue (Will Call). Tickets cannot be mailed. Admission: $16

Friday, July 19

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Guest Speaker
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, July 19 in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room, from 10:00 AM until noon. Gary Zimmerman, of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation in Seattle, will speak on “Land Records from the Public Domain,” covering how the Federal Government acquired initial title to the Public Domain and then redistributed it to private owners. We will look at how those records enhance our family history research. Admission: $5 suggested donation

Saturday, July 20

Kids’ night at the Museum (aka Parents’ Night Out!)
5:30 – 9:30 pm @ Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) (301 Ravine Lane N.E.)
On each third Saturday or the month, kids are invited to KiDiMu for a fun-filled evening of Museum playtime, hands-on activities, movies and dinner, while their parents enjoy a night out! On July 20, KiDiMu Explorers will have fun with water experiments. Age-appropriate activities for children: 3.5*-10 years old. *Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently. This a drop-off program. Pick-up before 9:30 p.m. is available. Registration is required. Sign-up deadline is noon on July 19th. Info & Registration: (206) 855-4650. Space is limited. Admission: $30 per child (members); $40 for non-members

Sunday, July 21

Virginia V “Around the Island” Cruise
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Avenue)
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum’s annual fundraiser, “Cruise Around the Island” will be aboard the historic Virginia V steamship. Dennis Lewarch, Suquamish Tribal Preservation Officer, will share his vast knowledge of the historical relationship of the Suquamish Tribe and Bainbridge Island. The 3-hour journey along the Island’s shoreline includes a delicious boxed meal, a no-host bar and an opportunity to explore the beautiful old steamship. The vessel departs from City Dock. More info: (206) 842-2773. 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 is a group of more than 20 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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