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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 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.

Friday, June 5

thumb-First-Fridays-Art-Walk1st Fridays Art Walk
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ locations along Winslow Way and Madison Avenue
Join fellow Islanders and visitors during Downtown Bainbridge’s First Fridays Art Walk. Local galleries, museums, shops and more offer art and appetizers for this fun monthly event! Admission: Free

Saturday, June 6

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandFarm Breakfast and Tour at Heyday Farm
9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Come to the farm for a hearty spring breakfast featuring sweet breads, eggs and farm sausage. To help you work up an appetite, you will also have the option for guided farm tour. See gardens, greenhouses, pasture and forest. Learn about the farm’s history and how the creamery operates complete with a view of the lovely dutch belted dairy cows at home in barn and pasture. Admission: $32 + tax

Sunday, June 7

bees on hiveWorld of the Honeybee Activity
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Native pollinators like mason bees, bumblebees and even beetles play a vital role in our ecosystem here in the Puget Sound region. One of our most well-known however, is the honeybee! Humans have a long, and often complicated relationship with farming honeybees. Charles Schafer, Bainbridge Island’s very own “bee ambassador” will spend an afternoon with us at IslandWood in our beautiful outdoor garden amongst IslandWood’s two hives. Admission: $5

Monday, June 8

Finals Study Space at the Library
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The large meeting room will be open for group study for high school finals. You provide the brainpower, we’ll provide the snacks. Through Monday, June 15. Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 9

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0:00 am – 0:00 pm @ Location (Address)
We’re experimenting with different ways of facilitating collaboration and sharing expertise. Historically, Tuesday@noon has offered members a chance to teach in a typical class format. We will continue to offer these from time to time. In addition, we offer Gurus@noon lets members offer their specialty for free to other members in an “office hours” format. Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, June 10

newweb_enter-the-dragonIsland Film Group at the Library
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Directed by Robert Clouse, starring Bruce Lee. MPAA R, 99 mins. One of the most popular Kung Fu films ever made, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee’s career, Enter the Dragon achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister’s death. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 11

language-arts-with-stephanie-kallosLanguage Arts, with author Stephanie Kallos
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
The new novel from the best-selling Kallos spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor. Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son. He’s at the end of a road he’s traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point. Sometimes the most powerful words are the ones you’re still searching for. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (June 5-11)

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 – May 29-June 4

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 29

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Bainbridge Island Public Library

Resume, Cover Letter and Job Application Help
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Tune up your resume and get job application assistance. Schedule a half-hour meeting with small-business owner Carina Langstraat. She can help with your cover letter, interview techniques, job searches and career change. Admission: Free

Saturday, May 30

IslandWood on Bainbridge IslandBioBlitz 2015!
5:00 am – 5:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
What’s living on Bainbridge Island? Scientists, educators, citizens and preserved wilderness combine for our island’s first-ever BioBlitz! In small teams we’ll work together to identify mammals, plants, fungi, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and more…as we race the clock. This event is free, fun and family-friendly! Brought to you by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust and IslandWood. Admission: Free

Sunday, May 31

bainbridge-vineyards-logo-201x141Bainbridge Vineyards Tour
2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Vineyards (8989 Day Road NE)
Join winemaker and farmer Betsey Wittick of Bainbridge Vineyards for an informative tour of their certified organic vineyards on Bainbridge Island! An easy walk, all ages welcome. Tasting room open as well. Tasting room is where the tour will begin. Admission: Free

Monday, June 1

Teen Anime Club!
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Grab some friends and come geek out with other anime and manga-obsessed teens. Eat yummy Asian snacks, use the drawing materials and create Japanese-inspired crafts while we watch anime. Grades 7-12. Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 2

Tuesday-at-noon-featured-image1-e1418328038608-300x230Tuesday@noon Workshop at Office Xpats
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm @ Office Xpats (403 Madison Avenue North)
Enjoy experimenting with different ways of facilitating collaboration and sharing expertise. Each Tuesday, Office Xpats offers classes by specialists who share their expertise in various business management areas, such as marketing, websites, technical support, software training, financial tools and practices, social media, and more.  Come and “speed date” with the gurus, and if you connect with one that can help you, ask them about a followup class. Admission: Inquire

Wednesday, June 3

Bainbridge Island Land TrustFirst Wednesday Work Party
9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Location TBA
Join BILT for their ongoing First Wednesday Work Parties on the Land Trust’s conservation properties. They’ll be working on removing invasive plants such as English ivy, English holly, and other bad guys from their beautiful properties across the Island, some of which are not normally open to the public! Bring a water bottle, work gloves, and extra tools if you can. Light refreshments and good company will be provided. Precise location will be provided upon RSVP. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 4

Bainbridge Island BrewingTrivia Night at the Taproom!
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Thursday 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! Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (May 29-June 4)

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.

Events Celebrating Mothers on Bainbridge Island This Mother’s Day

This Sunday, May 10th, is Mother’s Day, and there are a number of fun activities and events taking place on Bainbridge Island to show mothers that we love and appreciate them. Here are just a few:

bima-bistroMother’s Day Brunch at the BIMA Bistro

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! Brunch will be served from 10 am until 1 pm in the Bistro (550 Winslow Way East; 206-842-4451)

natures-nurturers-a-celebration-of-mothers-at-islandwoodNature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers

Hike IslandWood’s trails and warm your heart with tales of wild animal mothers and learn how they nourish, nurture and teach the next generation. Explore interpretive stations in the woods with activities for the whole family. Come on back for a refreshing afternoon tea complete with quiches, smoked salmon, wraps, chocolate tortes and more. Honor and delight the mom or mother-figure in your life with a healthful and educational event that’s sure to please all generations! Open 1:00-5:00 pm (4450 Blakely Avenue NE; 206-855-4300)

kidimu-bainbridge-islandFree Admission for Moms & Grandmas at KiDiMu

Let mom and grandma play on their special day! Families are invited to celebrate at KiDiMu with hands-on fun at the museum and make a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift – a tissue paper decoupage vase! The project is included with admission or membership (first-come, first-served). Open from noon to 4 pm (301 Ravine Lane; 206-855-4650).

Happy Mother’s Day!

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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:
Tracks
 (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 – November 3-9

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 3

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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Woody Allen, ‘Bananas’

Tuesday, November 4

smART Films Comedy Series: Bananas
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s smART Films Comedy Series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film and narrative. This week’s feature is Bananas. Woody Allen’s humor is at his wild and bizarre best in this story of a “weird-gadget” tester who, after being jilted by his girlfriend (Louise Lasser), ends up as president of a tiny country where absurdity reigns. Admission: $10 adults; students free with pre-registration;

Wednesday, November 5

Mushroom Mania at IslandWood

Mushroom Mania at IslandWood

Mushroom Mania at IslandWood
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Like mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Come to IslandWood for an evening indoor presentation on November 5th, BYOM (Bring Your Own Mushrooms) and learn the natural history of the fungus among-us. Guests will enjoy mushroom displays, guide books and an informative visual presentation to help decode the marvelous mystery of mushrooms. The guest speaker, Andrew MacMillan, is back by popular demand! Admission: $5 per person;

Thursday, November 6

A Special Evening with Garth Stein and Lynn Brunelle

A Special Evening with Garth Stein and Lynn Brunelle

A Special Evening with Garth Stein and Lynn Brunelle at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
What a night! Join Bainbridge Island science nerd Lynn Brunelle and Seattle author Garth Stein as they both celebrate the launch of Lynn’s Mama Gone Geek: Calling on My Inner Science Nerd to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Parenthood and the arrival of Stein’s new novel, A Sudden Light. These two friends will talk about their respective books and more in what promises to be a rollicking evening at the book store! Admission: Free

Friday, November 7

All Gallery Artists Show
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Island Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, #120)
Featuring new work from Northwest and Bainbridge Island artists, including Jenny Andersen, Dave Berfield, Woodleigh Hubbard, Steve Humphrey, Renee Jameson, Erik Lindbergh, Fred Loase, Kris Skotheim, Jen Till and Alan Vogel – fine woodworking, sculpture, ceramics, paintings and prints. Reception is with the Artists! Admission: Free

tchaikovsky-first-piano-concerto-bainbridge-symphony-orchestraSaturday, November 8

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto presented by Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
Indulge yourself with this intoxicating program from Russia! Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 sits at the top of the concerto repertory and pianist Anastasia Solomatina will dazzle audiences with her energy and technical flair. Vasily Kalinnikov’s life was cut short by illness but not before he wrote his magnificent symphony in G minor. If you are a fan of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies then you will love this hidden jewel from the Russian repertory. Admission: $19 adults; $16 seniors, students, military, teachers;

Sunday, November 9

Congregation Kol Shalom on Bainbridge IslandGateways into Jewish Thought
6:30 – 8:00 pm @ Kol Shalom Congregation (9010 Miller Road NE)
This class focuses on the nature of Judaism as a religion, its evolution, and how it is similar and dissimilar to western and eastern religions. In addition we shall explore the order, purpose and underlying systematic philosophy of Jewish liturgy that Jews, potential converts, and seekers from other religions may begin to deepen their immediate understanding of weekly communal rituals. Finally, the course delves into home rituals and symbols, from discussions of their meaning to practical how-to guides for a household wishing to deepen its understanding of Jewish ritual. Admission: Inquire


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

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

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – 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

one-amazing-thing200_custom-c1452f8f7639a2bded8823fe8f518a18d40588e5-s2-c85Tuesday, October 21

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 – August 11-17

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 11

the-island-school-bainbridge-islandSummertime Tours at The Island School
9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)
Visit The Island School, where students engage in joyful learning and experience wonder, laughter, creativity and discovery. Openings in most grades (K-5) for the upcoming school year. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 12

Paint Horses with Michele Soderstrom
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road)
Kids! Do you love horses? Do you want to learn how to paint them? Bainbridge Arts & Crafts welcomes award-winning, in-demand equine artist and instructor Michele Soderstrom for a three-part workshop in which you’ll learn to draw horses, paint them in watercolor, and explore color mixing. For ages 7 and up. Admission: $125

Wednesday, August 13

lady-from-shanghai-filmIsland Film Group: Lady from Shanghai
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month’s film selection is Lady from Shanghai, a thriller from Columbia Pictures. Directed by Orson Welles, it stars Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles and Everett Sloane. Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O’Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 14

artist-jenny-andersen-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artMeet the Artist: Jenny Andersen
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Meet artist Jenny Andersen amidst her artwork in the Offerings Exhibit in the Feferman Gallery. This informal setting will allow visitors a personal window into the artist’s thinking and process. Free Admission thanks to our sponsors and members. Admission: Free

Friday, August 15

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMuDiscovery Friday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for science-themed activities, featuring dirt and sand exploration. 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 16

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, August 17

IslandWood on Bainbridge IslandAfternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
2:00 – 6:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
When’s the last time you had a picnic dinner in a treehouse? Wind your way through forest, ravine, pond and marsh for a mid summer’s eve exploration in IslandWood’s beautiful 255-acre wood. Celebrate summer at this special event with our Investigation Station, and even serving up some homemade dessert! You may want to head straight to the Suspension Bridge or wear your most comfy trail shoes for a invigorating hike down to our Lower Loop trail, which has charming foot bridges, hooty owls and banks of maidenhair ferns. After a refreshing walk, how about stopping by the Dining Hall for a banana slug sundae? 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 – July 21-27

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 21

The Kentucky Cycle at Bainbridge Performing ArtsCombined Auditions at BPA Theatre and Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Request Exact Times @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue North)
It’s time for combined auditions! Auditioners should prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but those auditioning must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please no outside accompanists or acapella singing. All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning are requested to bring an acting resume and head shot, if available. For an appointment, please contact BPA. Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 22

Family Workshop: Sculptural Mobiles with Kristin Tollefson
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Making something from nothing is a common thread running through many artists’ practices. Create your own suspended mobile work of art in this multi-age family workshop. All ages welcome; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. Admission: $30

Wednesday, July 23

Bainbridge Island BrewingMusic to Our Beers at Bainbridge Island Brewing
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for “Music to Our Beers” at Bainbridge Island Brewing! This open band jam is hosted by Ethan J. Perry and His Remedy Band. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 24

a-wolf-called-romeo-with-nick-jansAuthor Reading: A Wolf Called Romeo, with Nick Jans
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
This remarkable true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, is part memoir, part animal narrative, and a beautiful if heart-wrenching account of man’s relationship with wild animals. Admission: Free

Friday, July 25

The Holy Grail Vintage Market
11:00 am – ? @ Hazel Creek Barn (8903 Koura Road)
The Holy Grail Vintage Market has 17 vendors featuring vintage home and garden decor, re-purposed, painted furniture, altered couture, jewelry, and handcrafted items. We will also have on-site food vendors. The Market continues through Sunday. Admission: $

Saturday, July 26

lives-and-lies-of-bainbridge-islandLives and Lies of Rolling Bay
5:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bay Hay and Feed (10355 NE Valley Road)
A Bay Hay & Feed Garden Party starts at 5:30. While strolling through the lovely gardens, enjoy beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by the Anne Pell Trio. Dinner Program from 6:30 to 9:00 includes a catered buffet dinner and program inside the big tent. Tickets are available at Bay Hay & Feed and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Admission: $75

Sunday, July 27

islandwood-public-site-tours-bainbridge-islandIslandWood Public Site Tour
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
You are invited to take part in one of IslandWood’s informational tours. During a three-hour walkabout on their 255-acre campus, you’ll experience IslandWood’s bog, cattail marsh, pond, ravine, and forest. You’ll also learn about the sustainable elements of our buildings and the scope of their educational programming, all while coming to better understand the immense power of the natural world. 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 – July 14-20

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, July 14

meet-the-artist-jenny-andersen-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artMeet the Artist: Jenny Andersen
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Meet artist Jenny Andersen amidst her artwork in the Offerings Exhibit in the Feferman Gallery. This informal setting will allow visitors a personal window into the artist’s thinking and process. Admission: Free thanks to BIMA’s sponsors and members.

Tuesday, July 15

hyla-middle-school-bainbridge-islandSeeking Host Families Information Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road NE)
This summer, how would you and your family like to experience the world…without leaving home? Why not host an English-speaking, 14-year-old exchange student from Okinawa, Japan? There is still a need for just a few more volunteer host families. If interested, meet the many families on Bainbridge Island who already will be hosting the 15 kids for four weeks, from July 25 to August 22. Arrangements can be made for hosting only part of the four weeks, and some compensation to cover costs is available. The students will attend English classes and excursions every weekday. You and your kids can join the fun activities or just enjoy their company evenings and weekends. For more info: (206) 853-3800. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 16

island-theatre-bainbridge-logoIsland Theatre at the Library – Territorial Voices: A Civil War Readers Theatre
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Island Theatre at the Library presents an interactive, living history play about Washington State’s role in the Civil War by Humanities Washington speaker Lorraine McConaghy, who will lead a post-play discussion. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Admission: Inquire

Thursday, July 17

Book-a-Computer-Trainer: iPhones and Macs
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Have questions about using your iPhone or Mac? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Admission: Free

Friday, July 18

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyBainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
BIGS mentors will share their experiences and findings related to using tax records, deeds, or court records. The second part of the program will include members meeting and talking in small groups about topics of interest chosen by participants. Admission: $5 (suggested donation)

Saturday, July 19

family-art-day-on-bainbridge-islandFamily Art Day at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Ravine Lane (Between BIMA and KiDiMu)
Bainbridge Community Foundation in partnership with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Kids Discovery Museum present Family Art Day! Join your neighbors on Ravine Lane on the plaza between the two museums for hands-on art activities, artist demonstrations, and entertainment! Demonstrations by artists Don Tiller, Holly Hudson, & Austin Ohm; 10am: Performance by Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School Summer Camp; 11am-1pm: Music by Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers;’ 1-2pm: Performance by Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio in the Auditorium; 2-4pm: Music by BBC Jazz Trio,Family friendly menu items at Bainbridge Bakers & the BIMA Bistro. Admission: Free

Sunday, July 20

Cruising Around Bainbridge Island in the Virginia VCruise the Virginia V Around Bainbridge Island
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Pier (215 Ericksen Avenue)
Enjoy a three hour cruise around Bainbridge Island on the historic steamship, Virginia V. Tickets for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum annual event include a gourmet boxed lunch, historical narration, a no-host bar and an opportunity to explore the last of the “Mosquito Fleet” ships which has been beautifully restored. Admission: $$100 for museum members, $125 for non-members


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

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

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 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.
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