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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 19-25

It’s hard to believe, but August is winding to a close! That said, the busy roster of things to do on Bainbridge Island continues. Our latest list of “Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week” starts gently with meditation and a book club, but ends with a Japanese fan making workshop and Island Theatre’s Ten-Minute Play Festival! As usual, it’s a great mix of things to see and do on Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 19

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive NE)
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, August 20

Waterfront Book Group: ‘Tinkers’ by Paul Harding
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
This month’s book group will discuss Paul Harding’s Tinkers. According to Powell’s City of Books: “Tinkers is a haunting little book that weaves together the story of George Crosby, who is dying, with the story of his father, Howard Crosby. As George lies hallucinating, he tries to untangle the threads of his youth and finally come to grips with the enigma that is his father.” For more information, please call Tressa at the Library: (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 21

Wednesday Concerts in the Parks
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Battle Point Park (200 Madison Avenue N.)
Grab the kids, a picnic and enjoy an evening of music under the sun! This week’s concert features Grupo Meridional. Celebrate the last days of summer with sizzling Latin/Cuban dance grooves from Bainbridge Island’s own Alan Simcoe and band. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 22

Writers’ Workshop led by Bob McAllister & Nancy Rekow
6:30 pm @ Home of Rekow & Everett Thompson (8525 Jennie Avenue)
This Island writers’ workshop is open to beginning or experienced writers, high school students or adults, poets or prose writers. Newcomers are always welcome. For poets: bring a poem or two, typed single space, with eight copies. Prose writers: bring 1-2 pages, typed double-spaced, with 8 copies. Or, come with nothing and just see what it’s like! Call (206) 842-4855 for more information. Admission: $15 per session

Friday, August 23

The Salon – A Forum for Conversation
1:00 – 2:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Salon is for people who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon meets in the large meeting room at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 24

Japanese Fan Making Workshop
2:00 – 4:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
6th generation fan makers, Kanji and Naomi Ishizumi, will teach their craft at a special workshop on the art of Japanese fans. Call or stop by the Bainbridge Island Public Library to register. All participants will make a personalized fan out of paper and wood. Admission: $20 materials fee collected at the beginning of the program.

Sunday, August 25

 

Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bainbridge Performing Arts
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre’s 2103 Ten-Minute Play Festival presents fifteen plays by local playwrights over two evenings at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The plays were chosen from sixty-three submissions from throughout Kitsap County. The stagings feature Island Theatre directors and actors. Admission: By Donation


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 – 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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 17-23, 2013

This week we officially kick off the glorious summer season on Bainbridge Island, with incredibly long days – a whopping 16 hours of daylight! To celebrate our Island summer,  here is the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association’s round-up 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, June 17

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive NE)
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, June 18

Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
An event tailor made for the aspiring local journalist. During this week’s event, experts including Michael Cyger, Vicki Wilson and Erin Jennings present, “From Proposal to Press: Writing for Bainbridge Island Magazine.” Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 19

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 32nd Annual Student Performance
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue N)
Six great performances showcase more than 180 students, ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Choreography for these students is thoughtfully created by BDC’s faculty members. Please join Bainbridge Dance Center for its annual celebration. Admission: $17 Adults; $13 for Seniors, youths, students, military and teachers

Thursday, June 20

Microsoft, Wi-Fi and the Future
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Office Xpats at the Pavilion (403 Madison Ave N, #240)
This tech-themed event will focus on the new Microsoft Windows 8, Office 2013, Microsoft 365 and the free Wi-Fi coming to Bainbridge. Jason Omens of Office Xpats will discuss how to bring your office into the 21st Century. This is free event has limited seating, so attendees must reserve seats in advance here. Admission: Free

Friday, June 21

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: “Social Purpose Investing”
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Public Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
Featuring Michael “Luni” Libes, Serial Entrepreneur. Explore the similarities of philanthropy and social purpose investing through stories from Luni’s Fledge program, helping “impact” entrepreneurs with their business planning and launch. Admission: Free, but space is limited. Register here.

Saturday, June 22

Family Weekend with the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sat); 12:00 – 4:00 pm (Sun) @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E)
This special weekend of family-friendly events includes a Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio, hands-on art activities, art demonstrations and musical entertainment on the Plaza, as well as the opportunity to meet artist and children’s book author Barbara Helen Berger. Admission: Free

Sunday, June 23

Bainbridge Island Winery Tour Weekend
12:00 – 5:00 pm (Sat-Sun) @ 7 Bainbridge Island Wineries
Visit seven cozy artisanal Bainbridge Island wineries as part of this summer tradition. All wineries are open for tours and tasting this weekend, where you can meet the winemakers and taste classic favorites from grapes grown east of the mountains, as well as a few island-grown delights! As our island wineries are very intimate (small), groups should be under 6 persons.


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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