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

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, June 19

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Ayron Jones performs at Treehouse Café this Friday night.

Ayron Jones & The Way at Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Seattle guitarist and frontman Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing pioneered by Jimi Hendrix, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. The result is a soulful reincarnation of that iconic Seattle sound. Think, Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana. Admission: Inquire

Saturday, June 20

Bainbridge Island Strawberry Festival
11:00 am – 2:30 pm @ Filipino American Community Hall (7566 NE High School Road)
Traditional Filipino lunch and Strawberry Delight served 11:00am to 2:00pm. 2015 Royal Court Coronation and Philippine Cultural Dances start at 12:00pm (noon). Arts & Crafts Vendors welcome. For more information contact President Gene Tabafunda: 206-842-8984. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, June 21

A-Long-Way-From-Paris-with-EC-MurrayA Long Way from Paris, with E.C. Murray
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Help us welcome former Bainbridge Islander EC Murray when she talks about her book A Long Way From Paris. In this searing, authentic memoir, Murray is hired to herd goats on a remote mountain farm in the South of France where she carves out a life for herself without heat, running water, or even a good grasp of French. Far from her younger life as a New England preppie and Oregon hippie, the challenges of farm work daunt her. She befriends an Australian shepherd, reflects on her spirituality, and muses on the man she left behind. Admission: Free

Monday, June 22

Toddler Art Lab
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Bring all that natural curiosity and come try a variety of artistic techniques. Make projects to take home and collaborate on a mural to display in the library. For ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 23

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandLearn to Make Condiments at Heyday Farm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Using our summer produce you can learn how to turn what is in our field into sauces and relishes for your summer table! Kerrie Sanson has been a chef and caterer on Bainbridge Island for two decades. She was an assistant technical instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy and has taught at Islandwood and Intentional Table. She also was formerly the baker at Restaurant Marche. She has been a participant at Quillisascut Farm School and has a strong background in sustainable food systems and stewardship in the kitchen. Admission: $75 plus tax

Wednesday, June 24

bainbridge-island-brewing-logoEthan J. Perry and The Remedy Band Host Open Band Jam
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
The Remedy Band, playing Americana Indie Technicolor Jazz, first opens up two hours of great local live music. Then local and visiting musicians are invited to sit in with the band and/or play solo. The local musical talent is amazing. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 25

Bainbridge-Performing-ArtsBainbridge Dance Center’s 34th Annual Student Performance
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Don’t miss Bainbridge Dance Center’s 34th Annual Student Performance and celebration. Six great performances showcase more than 130 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. Bainbridge Dance Center Advanced Modern dancers will perform in all six of the BDC Student Performances. Admission: $17 adults; $13 seniors, youth, students, military and teachers;
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This week at the movies… (June 19-25)

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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 Destinations: Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

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Bainbridge Performing Arts’ production of “Side By Side By Sondheim”

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) promotes appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire our vibrant, creative Bainbridge Island community.

What began in 1956 as the only community organization to combine theatre, dance and music on Bainbridge Island continues to thrive today. A handful of volunteers with deep visionary roots, an eagerness for hard work, a readiness to perform anywhere, and financial allegiance planted a seed that flourished. Now, seamlessly woven into the fabric of Island life, BPA has emerged as the quintessential heart of Bainbridge Island ‘s artistic community, a gathering place for the energy, talent, and spirit of artists, writers, directors, musicians, dancers, students, volunteers, and impassioned audience members. Patrons from Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, and beyond enjoy events at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA).

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The cast of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ at Bainbridge Performing Arts

BPA originally was named “Bainbridge Light Opera”. The first musical production in 1956 was a hit and theatre on Bainbridge has never left. For 37 years, Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) performed wherever they could – Timber Lodge, Commodore Middle School, North Kitsap auditorium, Bangor, a Circus tent on High School Road, and even a converted grocery store. The Playhouse was built in 1993 through a $1.2 million fundraising campaign. The facility boasts a 245-seat theater with professional sound and light.

This article was adapted from Bainbridge Performing Art’s Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA).

How to Get There:

Bainbridge Performing Arts
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-4560
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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 – February 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, February 20

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Bainbridge Performing Arts’ production of “Side By Side By Sondheim”

BPA Presents: “Side By Side By Sondheim”
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (Address)
Join BPA for a swanky, swinging 1960’s evening at the engagement party of a young couple and their eclectic group of friends set to the iconic music of Stephen Sondheim, including: “Getting Married Today,” Comedy Tonight,” “Broadway Baby,” “Send in the Clowns,” Losing My Mind,” and of course “Side By Side.” Directed by BPA Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson, BPA’s production is part review, part fully staged musical featuring BPA favorites and exciting new talent! Admission: $27 adults; $22 seniors; $19 youth, students, military and teachers;

Saturday, February 21

Dear-Editor-letters-to-the-bainbridge-reviewIsland Theatre at the Library Presents: “Dear Editor: Letters to the Bainbridge Review”
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
A staged reading of selected letters to the Bainbridge Review from the 1930’s through the 1970’s to illustrate the role of a local paper in community life. The play includes letters on such vital – and reoccurring – Bainbridge issues as dogs in Winslow, what to do about newcomers, rowdy teenagers, all-island government and, of course, the ferries. Central to the play are letters for and against the exclusion of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese residents during World War II as well as letters for and against their return to the island at the end of the war. Admission: Free, with donations welcome

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Astoria, with Peter Stark at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. Unfolding from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship drawing extensively on firsthand accounts of the men who made the journey. Though Astoria, the colony itself, would be short-lived, its founders opened provincial American eyes to the remarkable potential of the Western coast, discovered the route that became the Oregon Trail, and permanently altered the nation’s landscape and global standing. Admission: Free

Monday, February 23

bainbridge-island-museum-of-art-logoPoet Laureate and Friend: Elizabeth Austen and Michelle Penaloza
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
A poetry reading with Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen and Michelle Penaloza followed by a conversation with the audience. Austen reads from her collection, “Every Dress A Decision,” as well as poems by other Washington poets. Penaloza reads from her newly released chapter book, “Landscape/Heartbreak.” Admission: Free

Tuesday, February 24

man-who-wasnt-there-smart-film-series-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artsmART Film Noir Series: The Man Who Wasn’t There
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand and James Gandolfini. A Coen Brothers film. A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. After each screening, audience members are invited participate in an open exchange of ideas through moderated discussions which serve to anchor the film in the art and craft of our region and our time. Admission: $10 adults; students free with pre-registration.

Wednesday, February 25

What Do You Know: Knowledge Explorations Led by Community Experts
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
“Bainbridge History with Hank” Get to know more about the island with long time Island resident and Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Hank Helm. Hank will lead a tour through Island history using photos from the museum’s archives and his extensive knowledge in “Around Bainbridge Island in History” Admission: Free

Thursday, February 26

OfficeXpats LogoFourth Thursday Business Roundtable Salon: Drop-in Tech Topics
6:00 – 7:00 pm @ OfficeXpats Coworking and Conference Center (403 Madison Avenue North – the Pavilion)
Come with your laptop and your questions, and learn about the latest cloud computing offers and strategy directions from Microsoft. Facilitated by Jason Omens. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (Feb 20-26)

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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 – October 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.

Monday, October 20

Toddler Storytime at the Library
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Get a jump start on reading at this early literacy storytime geared just for toddlers (ages 0-6). Lots of full body movement, songs, stories and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary and narrative skills. Admission: Free

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Waterfront Book Group reads One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Join your neighbors and read Divakaruni’s book, One Amazing Thing. Nine disparate characters are trapped together after an earthquake, each of them takes a turn telling “one amazing thing” about his or her life. Admission: Free and open to everyone!

Wednesday, October 22

Bainbridge Library Book Group reads The Boys in the Boat
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join the conversation and read a great book at the Kitsap Regional Library’s “One Book One Community” event. This month’s selection is Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the BoatAdmission: Free

Thursday, October 23

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandStews from Around the World
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Light supper and a drink included. This class is participatory. Instructor Chef Kerrie Sanson will help you learn the basics of braising and making rich seasonal stews at home in the old world tradition. This class will demonstrate how to elevate more economical cuts of meat to the category of sublime. Seasonal farm produce and meats will be featured. The class will also include a discussion on grains as well as various ethnic approaches to building complex and satisfying flavors at home. Admission: Inquire

Friday, October 24

Creative Intuitive Yoga Series with Meredith Holcomb
8:30 – 10:45 am @ Dayaalu Center (159 Wyatt Way NE)
Are you ever inspired to truly break free in your yoga practice? This Creative Intuitive Yoga Class series will empower you to express the intuitive, creative impulses held within the divine design of your body. Come experience a unique combination of toning & chanting with a crystal bowl & fluid asana sequencing designed to amplify your freedom and uniqueness! Appropriate for those with an established yoga practice who are willing to explore creative yoga sequencing in a non-traditional way. Admission: $17

project-hand-up-at-bainbridge-performing-artsSaturday, October 25

Family Comedy Show benefiting Project HAND UP
3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Join BPA for a hilarious family variety show brought to you by Project HAND UP one afternoon only at BPA. This Vegas-style solo variety show is suitable for the whole family. All proceeds go to HIV prevention and gender equality education in Kenya. Admission: $12 adults; $8 children;

Sunday, October 26

howl-o-ween-at-bainbridge-islandwoodIslandWood’s 10th Annual HOWL-o-ween!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
This is the famous B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) event you’ve been hearing about! Get ready to mix up creepy concoctions with IslandWood’s Mad Scientists and have your palm read by their fortune tellers. Bring those pumpkins into our beautiful Dining Hall and work with our chefs and artists to carve or paint your sensational squash. Step back in time on their History Mystery Trail and meet characters from the turn of the century to learn some local history from days-gone-by. Costumes encouraged – get in the spirit! Pre-registration required! Admission: $5 suggested 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 (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 24-30

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!

Monday, March 24

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

big-night-film-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artTuesday, March 25

smARTfilm Series: Big Night
7:00 – 10:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
Big Night is the story of two Italian brothers who immigrated to America with the dream of running an authentic Italian restaurant. They’re struggling, while the Americanized Italian restaurant across the street thrives. The brothers gamble on one last banquet and very special guest to try to save their business. Stars Stanley Tucci & Tony Shalhoub. 107-minutes, Rated R. The film will be followed by a hosted discussion. Admission: $10 adults; $6 students

Wednesday, March 26

howlin-bros-big-1024x682The Howlin’ Brothers at Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Tennessee trio The Howlin’ Brothers offer a distinctly bluegrass take on the blues, adding upright bass, fiddle and banjo to covers of greats such as Muddy Waters as well as pumping out original foot stompers. They are content to not worry about the current contemporary music scene and just build their own. A Nashville-based band that likes to keep one foot in tradition — and use the other to kick it right out the door. Admission: $12 (21 and over)

Thursday, March 27

Bainbridge to Broadway Showcase
6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Aberown Studio presents BPA Theatre School’s 2014 Bainbridge to Broadway Showcase. Join BPA Theatre School students for this high-energy performance celebrating beloved favorites of musical theater. Admission: $10 suggested donation for adults, $5 for children

Friday, March 28

The Kentucky Cycle at Bainbridge Performing ArtsThe Kentucky Cycle at Bainbridge Performing Arts
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Performed in two parts (two separate showings) this winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, this sweeping epic of three families in eastern Kentucky spans 200 years of American history from 1775 to 1975. Admission: $27 adults; $22 seniors; $19 youth, students, military, teachers;

Saturday, March 29

Bookbinding-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artAccordion Bookbinding with Carolina Veenstra
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Learn the basics and variations of accordion bookbinding in this one day workshop. Students will become familiar with paper selection, folding techniques and applications of this versatile form, ranging from single sheet accordion books in the morning to an individual project in the afternoon. Supplies are included in the workshop fee, and students will leave with several books. No prior experience necessary! Admission: $125 (materials included)

Sunday, March 30

Killware III, with K. D. KragenReading: Killware III with K.D. Kragen
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Welcome author K. D. Kragen as he introduces the third installment of his Killware Chronicles, Killware III: The Accidental Prisoner. Killware is the story of the early days of the online community, where human intelligence is more than it’s cracked up to be, PESD (post-virtual epistemic stress disorder) causes reality-disconnectedness and headaches, and the Bill of Rights takes on the brave-new-virtual-world of cyberspace. In Killware III,the tension between life-extensionism and mortality is played out in many ways way: assisted dying, cryogenics, transhumanism. Can our memories be uploaded to a better vessel than a human body? 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 – October 7-13

Another Monday begins, and that means another round-up of great Things To Do on Bainbridge Island this week! Bainbridge Islanders are justly proud of our small community’s BIG output of visual and performing arts, and this week’s events can help explain why. From a classic film showing and discussion on Wednesday to an arts lecture, photo workshop and the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ version of ‘Shrek, the Musical’ later in the week, there’s a lot of art happening on Bainbridge Island this week! In order to take it all in, why not spend a few nights on our lovely isle?

Monday, October 7

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryToddler Storytime at the Library
10:30 – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Start off the week by bringing your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with the children’s librarian at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Taking place in the large meeting room, it’s perfect for ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. Admission: Free

Tuesday, October 8

Parent Seminar: Cyber-Citizenship for Students & Families
6:30 – 8:00 pm @ West Sound Academy (16571 Creative Drive NE)
Bainbridge Island counselors and therapists Dianah Jackson and David Franklin lead this evening’s presentation providing practical guidelines for keeping your teen and your family on the same page about screen use, and some of the latest information on the benefits and risks of cyber-space. Some of the topics that we will cover include: 1) Co-existing with Digital Natives when you are not one yourself, 2) Promoting healthy communication with your teen and in your family using both face time and ‘FaceBook’, 3) Understanding the emotional, social, developmental and legal impact of ‘sexting’, 4) Establishing your Family Declarations of Cyber-Citizenship.! Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, October 9

The Egg and I Film IllustrationIsland Film Group Views “The Egg and I”
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join fellow Islanders for the public library’s “2nd Wednesday” film night! This month’s film, “The Egg and I” is a comedy starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert. Drected by Chester Erskine, the unrated, 108-minute black-and-white feature flick was released in 1947. The film follows a couple of city dwellers who buy a mountain ranch and try to raise chickens. Enjoy the show and discuss the film afterwards. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 10

Matisse_The-Conversation_1908-1912_LowResLecture: Artists in Paris Before the Great War
6:30 – 7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
Artist and instructor Elizabeth Moga presents “Artists in Paris Before the Great War,” a discussion of the colorful, inventive, unconventional, challenging, and sometimes controversial work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Rousseau, and Salvador Dali, all of whom were in Paris on the cusp of World War I. Where but on the Left Bank would Modernism, Cubism, and Surrealism collide? Beth will explore these revolutionary artists in the context of an extraordinary city at a singular point in time. Admission: $7 (in advance)

David Perry The Bloedel ReserveFriday, October 11

Tell Better Stories with Nature Photography
10:00 am – 4:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Join photographer David Perry for an all day workshop where you will explore the art of telling stories through pictures. In this workshop each participant will shoot, as if for a magazine cover story assignment, capturing the expansive wonders of The Bloedel Reserve in its colorful autumn finery, and for those who choose, incorporating Julie Spiedel’s exhibit of on-site sculptures, “An Experience: Sculpture in the Landscape.” Visit the link for full details. Pre-registration required. Admission: $120 (members); $135 (non-members)

Saturday, October 12

Planetarium Show, ‘The Magnificent Seventeen’
7:00 pm @ Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Astronomers Dave Fong and Steve Ruhl will present the most spectacular deep space objects of Messier’s catalog including cosmic clouds, dying stars, star clusters and galaxies. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, October 13

Shrek the Musical by Bainbridge Performing ArtsBainbridge Performing Arts Presents: Shrek the Musical
3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
BPA goes green this month with the Tony Award-winning SHREK! Full of all-new songs, great dancing, spectacular costumes, and fairy tale misfits, ‘Shrek the Musical’ is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! With Shrek the Musical, Broadway gives us the back story for characters we thought we knew, such as Shrek, Princess Fiona, and even evil Lord Farquaad. The stage version has everything you liked about the movie plus more about the characters, all while keeping the irreverent humor that spices up the plot. Admission: $27 (adults); $22 (seniors); $19 (students, youth, 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 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 26 – September 1

This week we wrap August and welcome in the month of September! Our list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week kicks off with an all-comers track meet and wraps up with free juggling lessons… sounds like some great options for unconventional exercise! Mid-week there are several hands-on art, science and literature events to exercise your brain. With everything to see and do here, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 26

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 27

Bainbridge Island Classic Car Cruise-InBainbridge Island Classic Car Cruise-In
5:00 – 8:00 pm @ First Baptist Church (8810 Madison Avenue NE)
It’s the 11th annual classic car event, sponsored by Modern Collision Rebuild Service and Bainbridge Windermere. Open to the general public, come and enjoy the cool cars and special interest vehicles or bring one of your own. It’s great family fun and food for everyone. Admission: $5 donation per meal; 100% of all donations supports Project Backpack.

Wednesday, August 28

The Daily Painting Movement with Gretchen HancockThe Daily Painting Movement with Gretchen Hancock
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ Seabold Hall (Address)
Gretchen is back! In this four-session class, which starts on August 28th, you’ll create a small daily still life in oil by focusing on the fundamentals: light, shade, composition, and shape. Learn Gretchen’s proven methodology, which will take you from the very beginning of your painting all the way through the details that ensure a successful outcome. She’ll also touch on marketing your work online. A great class for all levels, with lots of one-on-one instruction. Tuition: $175 ($165 for members, $145 for students)

The Highest Tide by Jim LynchThursday, August 29

Book-to-Art Discussion & Creation
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Let a book fuel your creative process! Read The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch. You’ll start with a librarian-led group discussion to get you thinking, and then explore the book in a whole new way through an art project led by an art museum instructor. Pick up a copy of The Highest Tide at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Event preceded by an optional tour of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art from 5-6 pm. Admission: Free

Friday, August 30

Discovery Friday at KiDiMu
10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Curious KiDiMu Explorers are invited for STEM-inspired experiments and activities. “STEM” stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” The program’s goal is to promote and practice skills necessary for academic success in STEM-related subjects. This week’s theme features fun with Geo Boards. Admission: $6 (Free for Members)

Bainbridge-Island-Farmers-MarketSaturday, August 31

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square at City Hall (NE Henshaw Place)
It’s that time of the week again! Now through November 16th, come to the market to enjoy farm-fresh produce, local arts and crafts, flowers, seafood, pastry, bread, plants, fine art, live music, and fun friendly folk. It’s all why the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is where our community grows! Admission: Free

Sunday, September 1

Free First-Sunday Juggling!
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer monthly juggling on the first Sunday of each month. Experienced jugglers, beginning jugglers, and closet jugglers are encouraged to drop in or become regulars in this invigorating new gathering – FREE for all ages and all levels. Jugglers are invited to bring their own juggling implements or borrow ours. 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.

Bainbridge Island Hotel: Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites

Many may assume that the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s membership is comprised entirely of tiny island bed and breakfasts, cottages and family-operated guest houses. Of course, many of our delightful members fit that bill. But, BILA’s over two-dozen members also include Bainbridge Island’s best hotels and inns. Chief among them, is the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites.

At Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites, guests can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a Bainbridge Island hotel, along with affordable rates and an ideal location at a great value.

This award-winning Bainbridge Island hotel boasts outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. The 80+ reviewers agree that the Best Western Plus Bainbridge Island Suites is an ideal place to stay while on Bainbridge Island for business or leisure. Close to a variety of things to do on the Island, guests can swing away on Meadowmeer Public Golf Course, soak up the sun on nearby beaches, visit the Bloedel Reserve or savor local flavor at eight area wineries and one distillery.

Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘ location in downtown Winslow also makes it a convenient option for visitors here to experience one of Bainbridge Island’s favorite annual events, including the Bainbridge Island Grand Old 4th of July parade, Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic, Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour and sporting events. But anytime during the year, guests are just a few minutes from major Bainbridge Island highlights, like the Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA), KiDiMu (Kids’ Discovery Museum) and Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

After a busy day of exploring the Bainbridge Island lifestyle, guests can take a break in one of the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘ spacious rooms, each complete with eco-friendly touches, as well as cable television, a refrigerator, microwave and free high-speed Internet access (kitchenette suites are also available). Other amenities include a complimentary breakfast each morning, a fully equipped fitness center and free passes to Bainbridge Aquatics Center.

Finally, the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites is also a great option for those traveling for business, thanks to its close proximity to local companies, including Gravitec, Extendacare, Sage (aka Farwest), MyWedding.com and Avalara. In addition, the Bainbridge Island hotel’s on-site business center makes conducting business on the road easy.

Rates & Booking

For complete information about the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘s amenities, availability, rates and booking, please visit their complete listing.

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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