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10 Things to do on Bainbridge Island This Winter

Things on do on Bainbridge Island This WinterBainbridge Island is often considered a summer destination, but there are actually plenty of fun things to do on Bainbridge Island in the winter months as well. If you happen to find yourself on Bainbridge Island this winter, whether you’re visiting friends and family or are here just for fun, consider yourself lucky. There is an incredible number of exciting things to do on Bainbridge Island. Moreover, our Innkeepers and lodging hosts are your perfect guide to help you enjoy the best of the island!  Don’t let Washington’s cold and potentially rainy weather keep you from this beautiful destination. There’s no reason to spend this entire winter inside.

Though Bainbridge Island is definitely a fun place to spend time during the warm summer days, there’s something that just feels even more special when you’re outside during the winter.  It might have something to do with fewer people around, allowing you to be quiet and still in a way that isn’t always possible during the busy seasons. Experience Bainbridge Island for yourself this winter, and book a room at one of our member properties today. Continue reading

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – May 8-14

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, May 8

Bainbridge Island Land TrustBrown Bag Lunch: Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea
11:45 am – 12:45 pm @ Waterfront Community Center (370 Brien Drive NE)
An extended clan of Orcinus orca known as the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) socialize and forage in inland waters of Washington and British Columbia. The SRKWs form tight family bonds and offspring remain with their mothers their entire lives. They are intelligent, extremely social and undeniably charismatic, but unfortunately they are also very much at risk. Listed as endangered in 2005 their population has been slow to recover and their numbers are now at an all time low. Certified marine naturalist Susan Marie Andersson has watched this wonderful iconic mammal from the shores of Bainbridge Island and will be talking about why they are in danger and what needs to be done to help them recover so that they are here for our future generations to experience. Admission: $3 suggested donation

Saturday, May 9

battle-point-astronomical-association-saturnPlanetarium Show “All Things Saturn”
8:00 pm @ Richie Observatory at Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Saturn, the ringed wonder of the solar system, is now rising in the late evening eastern sky. BPAA President Steve Ruhl looks at the spectacular planet’s structure, its more than 60 moons, the rings, and their dynamic interactions. If the sky is clear, we’ll also check out the real thing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers. The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) is a non-profit amateur astronomy organization. Admission: $2 suggested donation

Sunday, May 10

bima-bistroMother’s Day Brunch at the BIMA Bistro
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ BIMA Bistro (550 Winslow Way East)
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the BIMA Bistro with a delicious brunch. Menu items include an organic carrot coconut soup, cardamon sour cream waffles, Cape Cleare smoked salmon potato cakes and an open-faced sandwich with goat cheese, asparagus and Parma prosciutto. And don’t forget the strawberry mint mimosas! Admission: $16.50-22

Monday, May 11

Gingerbread Houses at KiDiMuMessy Monday at KiDiMu!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane)
Join KiDiMu for messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring dinosaur egg straw art. Children will practice sensory and motor skills, and use imagination as they create their masterpiece. 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. Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with admission or membership

Tuesday, May 12

OfficeXpats LogoOffice Xpats Tues@Noon Workshop 
12:00 – 1:30 pm @ Office Xpats Event Room (403 Madison Avenue North)
Tuesday@noon workshops are 90 minutes long. Each month has one class on each of the following themes: Marketing,  Finance, Business Software, and Cloud Computing. Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, May 13

Island Film Group: Criss Cross (1949)
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Universal Pictures, Directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Richard Long, Esy Morales. MPAA NR. 87 mins. Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) returns home after a few years of knocking around the country following his divorce from good-time girl Anna (Yvonne De Carlo). Getting his old job back driving an armored car, and not even convincing himself that he’s making a new start, he also wants his old wife back. Admission: Free

Thursday, May 14

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Join author Richard Reeves at Eagle Harbor Book Co.

Infamy, with author Richard Reeves
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
In a story that resonates on Bainbridge Island, Reeves, a former chief correspondent for PBS’s Frontline who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, interviewed survivors and plumbs letters, memoirs, and the relevant archives to document the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese aliens residing in the United States during World War II. In addition, he clarifies the xenophobia and vengefulness of people at that time, which touched even highly regarded individuals like Earl Warren, Edward R. Murrow, and FDR himself, while also showing that some people were opposed. Expect a moving community conversation. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (May 8-14)

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 Turkey Trot Benefits Families in Need

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The Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot benefits local families in need.

Runners and walkers of all ages:

Start your Thanksgiving Day right with a fun, active community event that supports local families in need. Over the past four years, the Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot has raised nearly $65,000 for Bainbridge Island’s local food bank in the first four years of the event. Taking place in beautiful Battle Point Park, runners and walkers are welcome in both the five-kilometer and 1-mile races.

bainbridge-island-turkey-trot-2The event benefits Helpline House, a community-funded non-profit agency that provides a full range of social services to residents of Bainbridge Island, including a food bank, clothing bank, medical equipment for loan, social work advocacy and consultation and referrals to counseling. The food bank itself serves over 350 households each week. Helpline House is proud to support local families in need and to help them enjoy the holiday season.

bainbridge-island-turkey-trot-2Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category for both races. Light refreshments will be provided at the finish for race participants. Day-of-race registration for the Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot is available in the Transmitter Building, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE, starting at 7:30 am day of race. Registration is $15 and $30 for the 1-mile and 5-k races, respectively.

Don’t miss one of Bainbridge Island’s most anticipated holiday traditions – it’s the perfect excuse for one more slice of pie!

You can see the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association’s full events calendar here.

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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 – November 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! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, November 24

ResizedImage250250-20131202-151043Go Figure! Life Drawing Sessions
6:30 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone your technical skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure!, a non-instructed series of 6 sessions coordinated and supervised by artist Tracy Lang. Admission: $20 per session, space permitting

Tuesday, November 25

Intentional Table on Bainbridge IslandWorkshop: Holiday Pies
6:30 pm @ Intentional Table (124 Madrone Lane)
Nothing beats homemade pies at Thanksgiving. Let Intentional Table help you make your fabulous homemade pies from scratch! They provide the homemade pie dough, pie pans, rolling pins and filling ingredients along with professional guidance. Choose two pies to create from our recipe files, or bring your family recipe. Each participant will leave with two pies to enjoy at home. Admission: $65

Wednesday, November 26

Table Tennis at Waterfront Community Center
2:00 – 5:00 pm @ Waterfront Community Center (370 Brien Drive)
First hour on Saturdays reserved for Competitive Singles play. All skill levels and all ages. Sponsored by BI Parks and Recreation and the Senior Center. Sometimes the schedule is flexed to accommodate rentals of the hall, changes announced via email. Admission: Free

Thursday, November 27

bainbridge-island-turkey-trotBainbridge Island Turkey Trot
8:30 am @ Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
5K and 1 Mile fun runs on Thanksgiving morning in Battle Point Park, benefiting Helpline House. Good exercise, great prizes and a fun community event that helps local families in need. Online pre-registration ends 11/24/13 11:59 PM, On-site registration starts ay 7:30 AM Nov. 27. Admission: Free

Friday, November 28

the-island-gallery-bainbridge-islandAll Gallery Art Show
11:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Island Art Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, #120)
One of your last chances to see the All Gallery Art Show, featuring fine furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and prints with new work from Northwest and Bainbridge Island artists. Admission: Free

IslandWood-on-Bainbridge-IslandSaturday, November 29

Afternoon on the Trails
12:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Calling all locals, northwest newcomers and their families! Pack up those turkey-day leftovers and make some memories at IslandWood’s 255-acre temperate rainforest. When’s the last time Uncle Al climbed a forest canopy tower? Has grandma walked across our Suspension Bridge draped over our fern-filled ravine? Their friendly docents and staff will greet you and give you customized trail route advice to maximize your outdoor adventuring. Admission: $5 (Pre-registration required)

Sunday, November 30

redshift-at-treehouse-cafe-bainbridge-island-300pxRedshift at Treehouse Café
7:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Redshift (formerly The BBC) is Dave Bristow on keyboards, Kurt Bischoff on drums and Neil Conaty on upright bass. All three are accomplished musicians bringing years of experience both as players and teachers to this crowd-pleasing jazz project. From standards to originals in just about any style, Redshift has garnered fans both at The Treehouse and all over Bainbridge Island! Admission: Inquire
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This week at the movies… (Nov. 21-27)

Lynwood Theatre

Birdman (R): Fri – Sun: (1:30), 4:15, 7:00; Mon – Tue: (4:15), 7:00;
The Theory of Everything (PG-13): Wed 11/26 – Sun 11/30: (1:30) 4:15, 7:00;

Bainbridge Cinemas

Friday – Tuesday:
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 (PG-13): Fri – Tue: (1:05) (3:20) 6:55, 9:10;
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (PG-13): Fri – Tue: (12:55) (2:30) (3:30) 5:00, 6:45, 8:00, 9:20;
Big Hero 6 (PG) in 2D & CC: Fri – Tue (3:35) 9:00;
Big Hero 6 3D (PG) CC Fri 11/21 – Tue 11/25; Fri: (1:15) 6:45, Sat: 6:45, Sun – Tue: (1:15) 6:45;
Intersteller (PG-13): Fri – Tue: (12:45) 4:00, 7:15;

Starting Wednesday:
Horrible Bosses 2
(R): (1:00) (3:30) 6:50, 9:10;
Penguins of Madagascar (PG) in 2D and CC: (1:15) 8:30;
Penguins of Madagascar in 3D (PG) in CC: (3:15) 6:30;
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (PG-13): (12:55) (3:30) 4:30, 6:45, 9:20;
Big Hero 6 (PG): (1:10) 7:00, 9:15;
Interstellar (PG-13): (12:45) 4:00, 7:15;

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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 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.

Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup

BIFC 2013 Island Cup

This weekend (August 23-25), the Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup soccer tournament will kick-off (literally!) on fields across the Island. Now in its third year, the BIFC Island Cup brings approximately 1,000 junior kickers from U9-U14 divisions for the fun three-day event.

The tournament is open to Washington Youth Soccer teams, as well as club and youth teams from the U.S. and Canada. Although most of the participating teams are from the Greater Puget Sound area, squads from as far away as Oregon and British Columbia will participate in this year’s tournament. Games will take place at four sites – Battle Point Park (fields 1-5), Sands Field, Woodward Middle School and Sakai Intermediate School. For details, visit the BIFC 2013 Island Cup page.

BIFC Island Cup

Photo: 2012 Island Cup action (Jeff Halsted)

This year, Bainbridge Island Lodging Association partnered with BIFC. Every Island Cup participant will find a copy of BILA’s new brochure in their registration packet, as well as a flyer detailing a special deal for return visitors. For Island Cup families who return to Bainbridge Island between October 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, participating Island inns will offer a ten percent discount, based on availability. Both BILA and BIFC hope that the partnership will encourage repeat visitors to Bainbridge Island.

Bill Lesko, BIFC’s Vice President of Select, hopes players will make the most of their Island Cup weekend:

Bainbridge Island Football Club (BIFC) welcomes all players, coaches and families to the 2013 Island Cup Soccer Tournament. Whether you decide to stay for the entire weekend or make it day trips, Bainbridge Island offers you and your families a wonderful soccer experience while you visit our community and cheer on your kids. Good luck to all the teams and wishing you a weekend of fun and competitive soccer!

Established in 1983, BIFC promotes the love of the game of soccer by providing quality player and coach training and appropriate competition for all ages and abilities in a safe and supportive environment, while developing the highest standards of player growth and fair play.

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 22-28

It’s another big week of events here on Bainbridge Island. It kicks off with a great summer camp for kids at the Kids’ Discovery Museum, and wraps up with the 7th annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival. In-between, chat with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief… or read your own story at the Bainbridge Island Story Slam! As you can see, there’s always lots to do on beautiful (and active) Bainbridge Island! Here’s our list for this week.

Monday, July 22

Camp: Picture This
9:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Discover the world of wonder created by the “picture writer” and artist Eric Carle! Campers, ages 3-5, will create art inspired by his picture books, from paper marbling to collages. They will learn about color theory with the Mixed-up Chameleon; set out on a nature scavenger hunt with the Very Busy Spider; discuss their feelings with the Grouchy Ladybug and see the story come to life, as they meet a real Rooster Off to See the World… or at least the Kids’ Discovery Museum. The camp runs from July 22-25. Admission: $

Tuesday, July 23

Bainbridge Chorale Summer Sings Series
7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE)
Come immerse yourself in the power of the choral experience! Bainbridge Chorale invites the community to join together for their second annual Bainbridge Sings! a series of three open choral reading sessions in July and August. All are welcome, regardless of ability and experience, to come and sing through a variety of choral music in a relaxed setting with no performance pressure lead by Bainbridge Chorale’s Music Director Michael A. Miller Jr. Dates are July 23, July 30 and August 7. Admission: $10

Wednesday, July 24

Bainbridge Library Book Group Reads The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N)
This month, the Bainbridge Library Book Group will review Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 25

Bainbridge Island Story Slam
7:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road)
Come see (and even share your own) 5-minute true story at Field’s End’s summer Bainbridge Island Story Slam. Prizes will be awarded for the top three storytellers. Hosted by the hilarious Bhama Roget of The Edge improv group. Sorry, audience limited to those over 21. Email info@fieldsend.org to sign up. Admission: $5 suggested donation

Friday, July 26

Nature Photography for Kids with David Perry
9:00 am – 12:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Maybe it’s because of their shorter stature or their sense of wonder, but kids have the most amazing eye for photography. Drop the kids off at the Bloedel Reserve for an artful and action-packed morning in nature with noted Northwest garden photographer David Perry. Great for kids ages 8-12, they’ll learn basic photography skills like composition and have hours of fun exploring the grounds from behind the lens. Bring your SLR, point-and-shoot, or fully-charged smart phone, memory cards, and spare batteries. Admission: $25 for members; $30 for non-members; Limited to 20 participants

Saturday, July 27

7th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival
9:00 am – 9:30 pm @ Battle Point Park (Address)
Join Wayne Taylor & Friends, Joy Mills, Smalltime String Band, Boys of Greenwood Glen, and more at the 7th annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival! Taking place at the gorgeous Battle Point Park, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever. The family-friendly event offers more than music – festival goers can also enjoy an astronomy tour, food galore, arts and crafts, a huge jungle gym and acres of grass fields for kids to run it out. Free shuttle service between the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal and the festival. Proceeds benefit PAWS of Bainbridge Island at North Kitsap, a well-loved nonprofit that advocates, educates, and provides direct services to nurture the bond of companionship between pets and their people, for the health and well-being of both. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for teens, $25 for 2 parents with kids under 14

Sunday, July 28

Sensory Sunday at Kids’ Discovery Museum
10:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
On the fourth Sunday on the month, families with children affected by autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu, while enjoying a safe environment and therapist support. The program is offered on the fourth Sunday each month, between 10 and 11:30 a.m., before the Museum opens to the general public. Made possible by Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please register at: 206.855.4650 as space is limited to provide the best experience for visiting families. Last-minute registration welcome if space available. Admission: $2 for members, $3 for non-members.


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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.
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