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Get Ready for the Holidays: Shopping on Bainbridge Island

Holiday Shopping on Bainbridge IslandThe holidays are coming up, and we couldn’t be more excited.  It’s a great time to gather with loved ones, but also a time to hit the stores and go shopping for special gifts that will brighten the lives of those you love. Friends and family will gather around Thanksgiving tables around the country next week, and soon after, Bainbridge Island will officially kick off its holiday shopping with the annual tree lighting in downtown Winslow.  We thought we’d take the time now to talk about some of our favorite shopping on the island, which includes the upcoming Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. Continue reading

Autumn is Awesome on Bainbridge Island

Wine Tasting this fall on Bainbridge IslandIt’s harvest season!  And it’s a perfect time to slip away from the hustle-bustle of the city to enjoy the glorious fall color, drink in the sights and smells of nature  — and some local wine! Wine on the Rock is a great way to experience Bainbridge Island and our award-winning artisanal wineries. The final Wine on the Rock for 2019 is Nov. 9 & 10. 

Enjoy the festive fall color, sip wine and taste charcuterie, listen to local music, and meet the winemakers to learn how they turn gorgeous Washington grapes into luscious local wine. Enjoy a charcuterie pairing with 4-pour tasting at each winery, receive a specially branded wine glass and a tote to take home wine purchases too! Continue reading

How To See Bainbridge Island Without a Car

How to Get Around Bainbridge Island WIthout a CarBainbridge Island is only 8.5 miles away from downtown Seattle, and is best reached via the 35-minute Washington State Ferry from Coleman Dock. Getting here can require a little bit of patience and advanced planning, but luckily, it’s one of the few destinations on this side of the Puget Sound that is not only easy to get to, but easy to get around. We recently posted a blog that serves as an excellent guide to the many different options for transportation on Bainbridge Island. But truly, we think one of the easiest and most interesting ways to get around Bainbridge Island is without a car. Much of Bainbridge Island is walkable, and when things get a little too far, there are always bikes available to rent. Once you start exploring, we don’t think you’ll want to stop. Check availability at the many Bainbridge Island Lodging properties, so you can keep the adventure going. Continue reading

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 25-October 1

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, September 25

bainbridge-island-brewing-logoOktoberfest at Bainbridge Island Brewing
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Come celebrate the beginning of Oktoberfest in Munich with a Friday after-work party at the taproom. While you’re here, enjoy our recently-released fall beers, including our Washington SMASH! Pale Ale and our Sol Patch Pumpkin Ale! Admission: Free

jubal-flagg-stuff-i-cant-say-on-the-radio-bainbridge-performing-artsSaturday, September 26

Jubal Flagg: Stuff I Can’t Say on the Radio (One Night Only!)
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Jubal Flagg, from the MOViN 92.5 Morning Show, will bring his live R-Rated stand-up comedy show to Bainbridge Performing Arts one night only. Jubal is a standup comedian, radio host, television personality and comedy writer. Known for his quick wit and keen and often strange observations, Jubal has been entertaining audiences on-stage and on the radio for over 10 years. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Admission: $21 per person

Sunday, September 27

friends-of-the-farms-harvest-fair-2015Friends of the Farms’ Harvest Fair 
11:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Johnson Farm (Fletcher Bay Road NE at Johnsonville Lane)
This educational and fun event brings our community together to celebrate, appreciate and nurture local farming.  Not just for the kids, Harvest Fair encourages everyone to take a day and join local farmers on the farm. Activities include a Best Pie Contest, Turkey Raffle and the Harvest Fair Playbill! Admission: $5 suggested donation

Monday, September 28

kids-discovery-museum-logoMessy Monday Theme: Fall Collage & Leaf Painting
10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane)
Stop by KiDiMu for messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring leaf painting! Children will practice sensory and motor skills, and use imagination as they create their masterpiece with paint and dish brushes. Admission: $7 (otherwise free with admission or membership);

Tuesday, September 29

billy-wilder-double-indemnity-filmsmARTfilms: Noir: Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s latest smARTfilms series delves into Noir! Come see your favorite movies as they are meant to be seen: on the big screen, in comfy chairs, and well fed! All screenings are followed by a facilitated discussion. A three-course dinner themed around the film will also be featured at 5:30 pm (reservations for the dinner are required, seating is limited to 25). Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, September 30

the-island-school-bainbridge-islandIn-Store Book Fair: Island School
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Island School Librarian George Shannon and his gang of parent volunteers will be selling books in celebration of back-to-school! Eagle Harbor Books will donate 20% of all sales between 5:00 pm and closing to the Island School. The school has offered a safe, supportive learning environment for children and their families since 1977. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 1

squash-search-at-bloedel-reserveSuper Squash Hunt Kicks off at Bloedel Reserve
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Mondays) @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Oh how they have grown! The Bloedel Reserve grounds crew and volunteers have tended to the squash, gourds and pumpkins all summer and the tremendous selection will be on display across the grounds starting today through November 1st. Children of all ages will enjoy perusing the pumpkins and scouring the squash. All will be rewarded with a picturesque colorful walk, and children will receive a prize after completing the hunt! Admission: $15 adults; $10 seniors and military; $5-8 children;
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This week at the movies… (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 18-24

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, September 18

Beneath-the-Waves-Film-FestivalBeneath the Waves Film Festival
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join Salish Sea Expeditions for a Beneath the Waves film festival event at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This unique film festival presentation is focused on marine science exploration and stewardship of the marine environment. The Festival aims to encourage, inspire, and educate scientists, advocates, and the general public to produce and promote open access, engaging marine-issue documentaries. Films will be presented by guest panelists, who will be available after the screening for questions. Children ages 4+ are encouraged to attend, and those under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Admission: Free

Saturday, September 19

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandLives & Lies of Eagledale: Farm Event and Pig Roast
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Heyday Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
An event celebrating Eagledale’s rich history and revealing its deepest, hidden secrets,
and a feast to be remembered prepared by Heyday’s renowned chef, Kerrie Sanson. Hear stories that will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the history of Eagledale on subjects like: Commercial Fishing, Creosote, Croatians, and rowing across Eagle Harbor to shop in Winslow!! Admission: $75

Sunday, September 20

koto-music-bloedel-reserveKoto Music in the Bloedel Reserve’s Japanese Garden
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Bloedel Reserve is honored to present traditional Japanese music on Koto by musician Takako Satoh on select Sunday afternoons in the Japanese Garden. The Koto is a traditional 13-string zither-like instrument played with three fingers and with movable bridge pieces. (weather permitting) Admission: $15 adults (included in general admission)

Monday, September 21

kids-discovery-museum-logoMessy Monday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane)
Stop by KiDiMu for messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring owl babies. Featuring by the book Owl Babies, children can practice sensory and small motor skills, and use imagination as they create their masterpiece with paint and kitchen sponge “brushes.” Admission: Free with admission or membership

Tuesday, September 22

ResizedImage247333-chinatown-ver3-xlgsmARTfilms Noir: Dinner & Movie
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Kick off BIMA’s newest smARTfilms series featuring six weeks of Film Noir. Celebrity guest and “Czar of Noir”, Eddie Muller, will introduce little known facts about Roman Polanski’s 1974 Chinatown. Come early and clink glasses with Eddie during a special reception and four-course dinner. Doors to the cash bar and Auditorium open at 6:30pm. Dress Noir and make it a night to remember! Admission: $70 (Reception & Dinner); $11/person (Film);

Wednesday, September 23

Mushrooming with Andrew MacMillen
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Kitsap Peninsula Mycology Society’s Andrew MacMillen will talk about mushrooming and mycology, how to study, collect and identify fungi, educating the local community in proper fungi identification. Proper identification is the key in promoting safe and healthy gathering and consumption of fungi. Admission: Free

Thursday, September 24

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7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join Eagle Harbor Book Co. for a moving presentation of photographs and personal observations of a year journey in the Netherlands when Bainbridge Island photographer David W. Cohen talk about his ebook Opening Up and Letting Go. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (Sept. 18-24)

Lynwood Theatre

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Bainbridge Cinemas

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Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 25-31

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.

project-backpack-at-helpline-houseMonday, August 25

Project Backpack at Helpline House
9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Helpline House (282 Knechtel Way NE)
Project Backpack equips Bainbridge Island preschoolers through high school students with essential school supplies, including backpacks! Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started each new school year with our community’s immeasurable contributions to help students aim for a brighter future. Admission: N/A

Tuesday, August 26

A Taste of Mussar
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Congregation Kol Shalom (9010 Miller Road NE)
Mussar is the Jewish practice of spiritual self-development. It offers profound yet practical teachings that deepen self-awareness and lead to transformative changes in daily life. The class will run for 4 weeks and is led by Rabbi Joyce Reinitz. Admission: $36 to cover the cost of materials. An additional contribution is requested from non-Kol Shalom members.

the-zookeepers-wife-diane-ackermanWednesday, August 27

Book Group: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 28

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks for Organizational Success
2:00 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Learn how to enhance your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health. This Foundation Center of NY class is taught by Peggy Branaman, KRL’s Funding Information Network supervisor. Registration required. Admission: Free

Friday, August 29

Blue Star Museums Military Appreciation Day at Kids Discovery MuseumDiscovery Friday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
In celebration of Blue Star Museums Military Appreciation Day, curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for science-themed activities, featuring “navy boat” experiments with density. This STEM-based program takes on a different subject each week. Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with admission or membership

Saturday, August 30

community-picnic-at-bloedel-reserve2nd Annual Community Picnic at Bloedel Reserve
5:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
It’s almost time to celebrate summer’s last hurrah! Bloedel Reserve is throwing an old-fashioned outdoor party. Bring your own picnic food and a blanket, and Bloedel will provide an unforgettable night. Dance under the twilight sky to Cuban-influenced music by Si Limon. Try your skill with croquet, bocce ball and badminton. Or, simply stretch out on your blanket and bask in the summer breeze. And since no picnic is complete without a frozen treat, a complimentary dessert will be provided. Admission: $10 (members); Non-members: $18; discounts for children, seniors and military.

Sunday, August 31

Max-Grover-showing-his-artMax Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painter at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Max Grover is an artist, illustrator, and gallery owner living in Port Townsend, WA. His works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Grover is adept at using familiar and simple motifs, making them fun and whimsical. He is a favorite among the youngest generations. Max’s painting style is full of charm and inspires the young at heart. This exhibition uses Grover’s numerous personal collections as inspiration for each new painting. 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 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 – August 18-24

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, August 18

Birding for Beginners Camp
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join friends of a feather for a bird watching adventure! Together with their new flock of bird enthusiasts, campers will observe the colorful flying fauna of the area. They will learn to identify birds by sight and sound, keep a birder’s journal, dissect owl pellets, and make binoculars. They will also learn about conservation through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Curriculum focus: life sciences, health and wellness, arts, fun! Ages: 5 – 7. Admission: Please inquire

great-expectations-dickensTuesday, August 19

Waterfront Book Group: Great Expectations
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
Humbled, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” One of Dickens’ finest novels, this is a gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward. Join a discussion with the Waterfront Book Group! Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 20

Teen Radio Camp
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join the Bainbridge Community Broadcasting team for an exciting week of radio production. Learn voice performance skills, how to incorporate music into radio segments, and utilize the latest radio technology to create a podcast. At the end of the week your voice will be part of a BCB podcast! Space is limited. Admission: Free

romson-regarde-bustilloThursday, August 21

Eye on Artist Lecture: Romson Bustillo
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join BIMA for an evening presentation with Romson Regarde Bustillo, artist of “Dugay Na” exhibition currently on view in the Beacon Gallery. He will discuss his work, process and inspiration. Reception with light food and beverage following lecture. Preregistration required. Admission: $6 adults; students free with pre-registration

Friday, August 22

The Dusty 45s at Bloedel Reserve
7:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Your summer night is about to get a whole lot hotter when The Dusty 45s perform an outdoor concert on the Reserve’s grounds. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and dance under the evening sky to their swingin’ Rockabilly sound. Admission: $26 members; $30 non-members

Saturday, August 23

island-theatre-10-minute-play-festivalIsland Theatre’s 2014 Ten-Minute Play Festival
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre presents its third annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Saturday and Sunday. Out of 57 play submissions from both experienced and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, 16 will be performed – 8 each evening – by Island Theatre directors and actors. Admission: Free but donations appreciated.

Sunday, August 24

paella-on-the-plaza-at-bainbridge-island-museum-or-artPaella on the Plaza with Chef Yolanda Ferrer
5:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Bistro (550 Winslow Way East)
A Spanish-themed evening featuring an authentic paella dinner and the Latin music of the Malo Combo. Three Seatings: 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. Raised in Mallorca and the Canary Islands, Chef Yolanda has channeled her passion towards working in restaurants, and absorbing more knowledge, techniques and tricks of the trade along the way. She has lived in the Northwest for a couple of decades, and worked at the Four Swallows for eight years. “I love to cook, there’s nothing like the delicious aromas and flavors of Spain to transport you right back!” Admission: $45 for dinner


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 – July 7-13

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 7

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

Tuesday, July 8

Fred-Lisaius-terra-Sublime-at-Bainbridge-Island-Museum-of-ArtSummer Exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Summer Exhibitions run June 28-September 25 and feature: Jenny Andersen: Offerings; Max Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painter; Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay na; Fred Lisaius: Terra Sublime. Also available are the following Continuing Exhibitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Artworks on Loan Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith; You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover: A Selection of International Designer Bindings! Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 9

childrens-floral-workshops-at-bloedel-reserveChildren’s Papermaking Workshop at Bloedel Reserve
9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Discover how fun it is to make your own paper, especially when it includes natural materials such as leaves and flower petals. We will spend some time exploring the Reserve, gathering materials, then its back to the Art Studio to make some paper! Please bring a basket from home to use for material gathering. Each student will make at least one sheet of paper to take home. (The paper may need to be picked up the following day to allow for drying time.)This session is for ages 6-8. Admission: $27 members ($32 non-members)

Thursday, July 10

eagle-harbor-book-co-tight-grip-by-kay-rae-chomicAuthor Reading: Tight Grip, with Kay Rae Chomic
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join in welcoming Kay Rae Chomic, as she reads from her novel A Tight Grip: A Novel About Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age. “Chockablock with all the perils and passions of competition in both life and golf, Chomic’s A Tight Grip is a winner. Fans of golf and women’s fiction will gobble it up.” —Roberta Isleib, author. Admission: Free

Friday, July 11

Carter Smith: Shibori Master
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Island Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, Suite #120)
A special reception featuring Shibori banners and new fashions from one of America’s finest shibori artists. Also, introducing Bainbridge artist Renée Jameson, whose monotypes reflect summer’s color spectrum. Music by The Julie Duke Band on the Plaza. Admission: Free

Saturday, July 12

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandField to Table Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Heyday Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Experience the connection between farm and food and enjoy the field to feast cooking and eating experience with diners from near and far who share your passion for good food at Heyday Farm. Cascadian wines selected to perfectly complement the food. If you would like to arrive a little early, at 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to a simple guided walk around the farmhouse gardens, greenhouse and dairy barn! Admission: $95 + tax

Sunday, July 13

the-bard-at-bloedel-by-bpa-shakespeare-society“The Bard at Bloedel” by BPA Shakespeare Society
7:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
In the exotic Mediterranean dukedom of Illyria, there is a plague upon the land. Everyone is in love—with the wrong person. Disguise and deceit are the order of the day as a love triangle entangles an ever-widening circle. Only music has the power to cure the madness of love. Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow! Admission: $25 ($20 for seniors, youth, students, 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 (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 23-29

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 23

STEAM Ahead: Game Time with Joy Best
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Come train your brain. Join math teacher Joy Best to learn a variety of super fun games that might accidently make you a math genius. For kids age 6 to 10. Space is limited. Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 24

bainbridge-dance-center-annual-performanceBainbridge Dance Center Annual Performance
7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Bainbridge Dance Center is proud to announce their 33rd Annual Student Performances. Dancers ages 4-18 will perform in ballet, modern, jazz and tap techniques. In addition, the Advanced Ballet Repertory dancers will perform “The Sleeping Beauty Suite,” a 40-minute version of one of the most well loved ballets, which has been performed for over 100 years. Admission: $17 ($13 for youth, students, military, teachers and seniors)

thelotuseatersWednesday, June 25

Bainbridge Island Library Book Group
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month, the book group discusses, “The Lotus Eater” by Tatjana Soli. The novel follows an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 26

i-love-you-more-by-jennifer-murphyBook Reading: I Love You More, with Jennifer Murphy
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
One man, three wives, the perfect murder. A scintillating novel of betrayal and conspiracy. Join our friends at Eagle Harbor Book Co. to hear Seattle author Jennifer Murphy as she talks about her novel I Love You More. Booklist said that Murphy’s book has “…good suspense and a nicely creepy tone throughout.” Admission: Free

Friday, June 27

Children’s Floral Workshop at Bloedel Reservechildrens-floral-workshops-at-bloedel-reserve
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Bloedel Reserve is offering nature-inspired workshops for children that are educational, creative and fun. Using the Reserve’s grounds as inspiration, children will create projects from summer’s bounty of materials. Students will leave with a deeper appreciation of nature’s beauty and the art that occurs in nature. Cathy Tyler, the Reserve’s florist, will teach children how to prepare clippings as well as the art of flower arranging. Participants will create their own arrangement to bring home. All materials will be provided, but bring interesting cuttings from your garden, if desired.. Admission: $27 members ($32 non-members)

Saturday, June 28

bainbridge-island-rotary-auction-rummage-saleBainbridge Island Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale
8:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Woodward Middle School (9125 Sportsman Club Road)
It’s time for a Bainbridge Island tradition! Unsurpassed bargains can be found in each of the 34 Departments that occupy the 6-acre campus. Both cash and certain credit cards are accepted when a valid drivers license is shown for ID. Last year this revered collaboration between 100+ Rotarians, 1100+ volunteers, and 5000+ customers raised over $445,000 to benefit local and international charitable projects! Admission: Inquire

IslandWood-on-Bainbridge-IslandSunday, June 29

Public Site Tour at IslandWood
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Embrace the start of summer with a docent-led tour exploring IslandWood’s 255-acre campus! You will tour our sustainably designed buildings found on our main campus, discover the trails, cross the suspension bridge and more. Bring family and friends (13 years & older). 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 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 – May 5-11

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, May 5

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

Usual_suspects_ver1Tuesday, May 6

smARTfilms Series: The Usual Suspects
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA’s smARTfilms series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film and narrative. Things are not what they seem to be in this film, which begins as a classic whodunit and turns into something completely different. Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, Benicio Del Toro and Gabriel Byrne star as the five suspects of the film’s title. Planning for a heist initially brings them together, but rapidly devolves into a deeper conundrum of human character and the implications of morality. A hosted discussion will follow the film. Admission: Inquire

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeWednesday, May 7

Books on Tap
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Tap into your inner genius at Treehouse Café. Dazzle your new friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of book trivia! Newcomers are welcome. If you’re feeling competitive, stop by the Bainbridge Branch of Kitsap Regional Library for a booklist. Read more, win more! Admission: Free

Thursday, May 8

Plant Identification Tour at Bloedel Reserve
10:30 am @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Just what is that strange looking plant growing in the Bog? And what’s that gorgeous tree in the Glen? Take a guided walk with one of the Reserve’s horticulturists and learn the identifications to plants across the grounds. Pre-registration required. Admission: $5 for members; $20 for non-members;

entremundos-quartet-at-bloedel-reserveFriday, May 9

Entremundos Quartet
7:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
It may be spring on Bainbridge Island, but when this quartet plays, it feels like a balmy night in Rio. The Seattle-based quartet draws inspiration from Brazilian music and includes vocalist Adriana Giordano, Eric Verlinde on piano, Dean Schmidt on bass and Jeff Busch on percussion. Pre-registration required. Admission: $21 (Members); $24 (Non-members);

Saturday, May 10

The Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola
9:55 am – 1:35 pm @ Bainbridge Cinemas (403 Madison Avenue North)
Special Fathom Features: Go behind the scenes with Met opera stars including interviews with cast, crew, and production teams who give an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera. A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Admission: Inquire

Sunday, May 11

natures-nurturers-a-celebration-of-mothers-at-islandwoodNature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Back by popular demand! There is nothing like a mother’s love and wild animal mothers are no exception. From the deepest oceans to the leafy treetops – mothers of all species are caring for their babies with dedication and courage. A family-friendly (30 minute) nature program is great for all ages, so please bring the little ones. You can hike the trails and enjoy a Mother’s Day Tea complete with homemade sweet and savory fare! Pre-registration is required. Admission: $10-20


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.
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