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Wine on the Rock, Bainbridge IslandAnnouncing our “Wine on the Rock” Getaway Package! (April 22-23, 2017)

Come spend a spring weekend on Beautiful Bainbridge Island in April while enjoying Wine & Cheese! You may just want to make this your new “Welcome to Spring” getaway tradition and we hope you do.

Treat yourself  to a special wine tasting weekend! Join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wine & cheese to kick off a glorious spring. Some wineries will have live music and each winery will be pairing their wines with amazing cheeses. Event will take place from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday April 22-23, 2017.  Ticket purchase is good for both days. Continue reading

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – December 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.

Monday, December 8

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryA Good Yarn Knitting and Book Group
4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join the library knitting and needlework group – bring your work in progress. The group looks at new knitting books and discusses what everyone has been reading, too. Free. Meets the second Monday of each month. Admission: Free

Tuesday, December 9

Carpooling with Supreme Court Justices
10:30 am @ Filipino American Hall (7566 NE High School Road)
All women are invited to attend SWERV to hear from Bainbridge Island residents and Associate Justices of the Washington State Supreme Court Charles Wiggins and Sheryl Gordon McCloud explain how cases are discussed and decided among the Supreme Court justices. Both justices had distinguished careers as appellate lawyers prior to their election to the court. Justice Gordon McCloud’s election in 2012 made the court majority female. Admission: Free

Wednesday, December 10

lunchtime-learning-at-intentional-tableLunchtime Learning at Intentional Table
12:00 – 1:00 pm @ Intentional Table (124 Madrone Lane North)
December is here, wet and windy with the promise of snow on the way. Warm up with chef Heather around our Intentional Table and learn to make some new winter favorites. This week Heather will teach you how to make her easy and versatile tomato soup with homemade croutons and a salad of baby kale with roasted garlic dressing. For dessert, try a Nutella Hot Chocolate. Admission: $25

Thursday, December 11

bainbridge-chorale-logo-201x141Olympic Girls’ Choir Concert
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Rolling Bay Hall (10598 NE Valley Road)
Bainbridge Chorale’s newest choral ensemble is delighted to brighten your holiday season with a variety of seasonal songs. Under the direction of Laura Milleson, this debut concert will showcase the mission of Olympic Girls’ Choir to help girls and young women develop healthy vocal skills and choral musicianship. Admission: Free

Friday, December 12

holiday-village-at-bloedel-reserveHoliday Village at Bloedel Reserve
10:00 am @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
A Bloedel Reserve tradition! Included in admission to the Reserve, all ages enjoy the wonder of the Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve. Intricately designed hand-made buildings and whimsical trains create holiday memories for years to come. With the Visitor’s Center decked to the nines, and cider simmering, it becomes an experience for the senses. Runs today through January 5, 2015. Admission: $5-15

Saturday, December 13

bainbridge-vineyards-evening-of-folk-americana-musicAn Evening of Folk/Americana Music at Bainbridge Vineyards
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Vineyards (8989 Day Road NE)
Join Bainbridge Vineyards for a performance by Emily Owens and Gillian Tart, accompanied by friends Spencer Clanin and David Mullen. Wines by the glass for $5 and complimentary light appetizers in the tasting room beginning at 7 pm, music in the winery at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10 suggested donation;

Sunday, December 14

Hodie-bainbridge-chorale-holiday-concert-2014Hodie! This Joyful Day (Family Holiday Concert!)
3:00 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive NE)
The Bainbridge Chorale, conducted by Michael Austin Miller, sings music of the season. This holiday concert brings an eclectic selection of works to get you in the holiday mood, starting with the featured piece, Hodie! by the well-known choral composer, Z. Randall Stroope, accompanied by organ, percussion and brass ensemble. The Chorale is delighted to be joined in the third movement of this piece by the 18-voice Olympic Girls’ Choir in their first performance with the Chorale. Admission: $23 adults; discounts for seniors, youth, military and teachers;
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This week at the movies… (Dec. 5-11)

Lynwood Theatre

The Theory of Everything (PG-13): Fri – Sun: (1:30), 4:15, 7:00; Mon – Thu: (4:15), 7:00;

Bainbridge Cinemas

The Vatican Museums 3D (NR): Wed: 7:00;
TCM Presents A Christmas Carol/Christmas in Connecticut (Double Feature) (G): Sun: 2:00;
Horrible Bosses 2 (R): Fri & Sat: (1:00) (3:30) 6:50, 9:10; Sun: (1:00) 6:50, 9:10; Mon-Thu: (1:00) (3:30) 6:50, 9:10;
Penguins of Madagascar (PG): Fri: (1:15) 8:30; Sat: (1:25) 8:30; Sun: (1:15) 3:15, 8:30; Mon-Thu: (1:15) 8:30;
Penguins of Madagascar 3D (PG): Fri & Sat: (3:15) 6:30; Sun: 6:30; Mon & Tue: (3:15) 6:30; Wed: (3:15); Thu: (3:15) 6:30;
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13): Fri-Thu (12:55) (3:30) 4:30, 6:45, 9:20;
Big Hero 6 (PG): Fri-Thu: (1:10) 7:00, 9:15;
Interstellar (PG-13): Fri-Thu: (12:45) 4:00;
Birdman (R): Fri-Thu: 7:15, 9:40;
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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 – December 9-15

The holiday season is a wonderful time to be on Bainbridge Island, where the calendar truly overflows with great activities! This week is no exception, and our regular list of Things To do on Bainbridge Island shouldn’t disappoint. The week begins with a family-friendly activity- making gingerbread houses, and continues with rousing live music and an informative lecture about the mating rituals of crabs from a Smithsonian-affiliated expert. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Gingerbread Houses at KiDiMuMonday, December 9

Gingerbread Houses at KiDiMu!
10:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Be a part of KiDiMu’s annual holiday tradition! Visit a special Art Station to decorate season’s favorite construction. This is a self-guided activity, but all materials are provided. Runs today through Dec. 15th. Call (206) 855-4650 for details. Admission: Free for KiDiMu members

Tuesday, December 10

City of Bainbridge Island Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meeting
9:00 – 11:00 am @ Council Chamber (290 Madison Avenue N.)
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) reviews and comments on proposals for expenditures from the city’s Lodging Tax Fund, also known as the Civic Improvement Fund. The Civic Improvement Fund, created through a state tax on overnight stays in lodging establishments (ie., hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts) provides funding for projects that will promote tourism and for the acquisition or operation of tourism-related facilities. These funds are critical to the operation of the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) and other entities that promote overnight guests on Bainbridge Island. Admission: Free

edwoodposter-1994Wednesday, December 11

Island Film Group presents ‘Ed Wood’
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Head to the Library this Wednesday and every second Wednesday of the month for free films and discussion. This month’s film is ‘Ed Wood,’ which is Rated R and lasts 125 minutes. Released in 1994, from the inspired imagination of visionary filmmaker Tim Burton comes this provocative and often bizarre look at famed B-movie director Ed Wood. For mature audiences. For more information, visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162. Admission: Free

Thursday, December 12

Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer at Treehouse CaféCahalen Morrison & Country Hammer at Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Born and raised in the high desert of northern New Mexico, Cahalen has traveled a windy road. Starting on guitar at the age of nine, his interests in bluegrass, old-time and Celtic music were peaked by his father. This initial interest led to jazz percussion, roots reggae, and a solo album of original material composed between New Mexico and India! Hear for yourself how the music of Cahalen and Country Hammer reflect eclectic inspirations. Admission: $12

Friday, December 13

Holiday Village at Bloedel ReserveHoliday Village at The Bloedel Reserve
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
All ages enjoy the wonder of the Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve. Intricately designed hand-made buildings and whimsical trains create holiday memories for years to come. With the Visitor’s Center decked to the nines, and cider simmering, it becomes an experience for the senses. The Holiday Village runs through January 5th and is closed Mondays. Admission: $13 for adults; $9 for seniors/military; $5 for children (12 and under are free)

Saturday, December 14

Off The Wall Winter Art Expo‘Off The Wall’ Winter Art Expo
1:30 – 6:00 pm @ The Grange (10340 Madison Avenue)
This is no ordinary art show! An eclectic selection of artwork and music done by artists from around the Puget Sound is on offer. The artists range in ages 6- 81 years of age, and represents diverse mediums, with themes both surreal and traditional. ‘Off the Wall’ will feature local musicians playing live music and a silent auction, a raffle of original art works, and a live collaborative art piece that will be auctioned off at the end of the show. Admission: Free

Sunday, December 15

Curious Courtship of Crabs at IslandWoodThe Curious Courtship of Crabs
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
If you’re a male fiddler crab, one of your biggest concerns is how to grab and keep the attention of all those lady crabs. Males will use competition, deception and exaggeration as techniques in their advertisement and salesmanship attempts. IslandWood welcomes Dr. John Christy from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute who has spent over thirty years studying the science of sexual selection involving these charismatic crabs. Those interested in zoology and animal behavior will delight in this complex story of boy meets girl in the crab world. Don’t miss this unique program! Have you ever seen a crab build a sandcastle for love?! Admission: $5


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

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of 25 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – October 21-27

Welcome to another Monday and BILA’s list of great Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week! It’s another round-up of well-rounded events, from films to flowers, theatre to a couple of family-friendly Halloween events.

Monday, October 21

Messy Monday at KiDiMu!
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join a KiDiMu instructor for messy experimentation and sensory exploration! Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. This weekly program is made possible by generous support from Bainbridge Pediatrics. For more information, contact KiDiMu at (206) 855-4650. Admission: Free (with general admission or membership)

Tuesday, October 22

Rivers and Tides Film by Andy GoldsworthysmARTfilms: Rivers and Tides
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Frank Buxton Auditorium (550 Winslow Way East)
BIMA smARTfilms series fosters community conversation through the merger of visual art, film, and narrative. After the screening, our host and guest(s) will initiate a discussion about the film and its art. All are welcome to participate in an open exchange of ideas during these post-film discussions. Rivers and Tides serenely captures the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy and his work. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 students ($28 for the entire series)

Wednesday, October 23

Floral Workshop with Cathy Tyler at Bloedel ReserveFloral Workshop with Cathy Tyler
10:00 am – 12:30 pm or 2:30- 4:30 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Learn tricks from the trade from the Reserve’s florist. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to create stunning floral compositions. You will leave the workshop with a beautiful arrangement of your creation. Materials provided, but please bring any interesting cuttings from your yard, if you so desire. Pre-registration required: (206) 842-7631. Admission: $30 members, $35 for non-members

Thursday, October 24

Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge IslandEducators Appreciation Night
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Welcome teachers and educators to an informative evening of book news, special discounts, giveaways, and food! To show their appreciation for local educators, Eagle Harbor Book Co. is inviting educators over to have some fun while learning about great upcoming titles, classics, and resources for the classroom. The event  will feature publisher representatives who specialize in children’s and YA books, as well as our knowledgable booksellers. There will be raffles and special discounts throughout the evening. Admission: Free

 

Friday, October 25

Reader’s Theatre: ‘The Leisure Seeker’
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Fresh off of last week’s showing of The Leisure Seeker, the Bainbridge Island Public Library welcomes actors (and married couple) Jennifer Waldron and John Kenning are Ella and John in this presentation of selections from the novel. Directed by Diane Bankart.a Admission: Free

Saturday, October 26

Fright Fest 2013!
3:00 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Have a screaming good time at this Halloween festival of movies and mayhem. Costumes are encouraged. Be sure to dress in your favorite zombiewear or spooky Halloween atire! Three films and dinner are included: Warm Bodies (2013), Mama (2013) and Insidious (2010). All films are rated PG-13. Admission: Free

Sunday, October 27

HOWL-o-ween at IslandWood9th Annual HOWL-o-ween!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Please join your fellow Islanders for a free day of Halloween fun at IslandWood. They’ve got storytelling, carnival games, a History Mystery Trail (complete with live actors!) and much more. It’s always BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). IslandWood chefs will help you carve a masterpiece! Wizards and mad scientists will amaze you at their laboratory where you can conduct experiments and make slime! And… in case you were wondering… YES THEY’LL HAVE THEIR FAMOUS COOKIES! Admission: Free


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

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of 25 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – October 7-13

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

Monday, October 7

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

Tuesday, October 8

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

Wednesday, October 9

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

Thursday, October 10

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

David Perry The Bloedel ReserveFriday, October 11

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

Saturday, October 12

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

Sunday, October 13

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


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

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of 25 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 30-October 6

Autumn has officially arrived on beautiful Bainbridge Island, but that doesn’t mean any let up in the number of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island this week. To welcome the month of October, this week a couple of art shows, and two options for live music – from a rave-worthy live band to the Men’s Compline Choir. Just more to show the eclectic offerings on Bainbridge. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 30

Toddler Storytime at Bainbridge Public Library
10:30 am – 0:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Toddler Storytime is back at the Bainbridge Island Public Library this week. Taking place in the large meeting room, bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For ages 18 months – 3 years with parent/caregiver. Admission: Free

Tuesday, October 1

OfficeXpats LogoWordPress Business Skills Series at OfficeXpats
12:00 – 1:30 pm @ OfficeXpats (403 Madison Avenue North / the Pavilion)
Eric Amundson, owner of IvyCat Web Services and one of the organizers of WordCamp Seattle will be teaching the Tuesdays@noon Business Skills workshop series at OfficeXpats this month. Topics to be covered this week: How to pick a theme; What do you need in a web site? How to get a web host, set up a domain, and download, configure, and upload WordPress. Additional resources: What is a WordPress Theme? A WordPress Theme Buyer’s Guide: Custom vs Commercial – Which is Right for You? Learn all about starting your own WordPress website. Admission: Inquire (Free for members)

Wednesday Watercolor Art Show

Wednesday, October 2

Wednesday Watercolor Art Show
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
The Wednesday Watercolor group is comprised of more than 18 dedicated artists. Many have painted and shown together for nearly a decade. Some works on display will highlight different areas of the Reserve. Artwork created by the Wednesday Watercolor group will be on display (Runs every Wednesday now through December 1). Admission: Free with admission

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMu

Thursday, October 3

Free First Thursday at KiDiMu
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
On the first Thursday of the month, families are invited to explore the popular Kids’ Discovery Museum, better known as KiDiMu! Enjoy a free-admission day, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Kids (and adults, too!) can have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits and art activities. All are welcome! Admission: Free

Friday, October 4

1st Friday Art Walk
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Head to Downtown Winslow for an evening of art, food and friends! The monthly Art Walk features businesses that are either featuring an art exhibit or are offering small bites on their menus. Participating businesses are listed in walking order starting on Winslow Way near the ferry terminal. Venues include the downtown Winslow galleries, Bainbridge Library & Marge Williams Center. Refreshments served at most venues. A number of local restaurants join the monthly event, offering small plates and weekend specials. Easy walk from the ferry. Admission: $

Saturday, October 5

maldives-by-hayley-young-webThe Maldives with Ephrata at Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
The Maldives have packed festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, and been a regular chart topper for years. In 2005 they were featured on MTV’s $5 Cover Series that spotlighted the best of the northwest music scene. Their brand new record, Muscle For The Wing was produced by Shawn Simmons. Enjoy their live set, along with opener Ephrata, at the Treehouse Café! Admission: $15

Sunday, October 6

Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island
8:00 pm @ St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (1187 Wyatt Way NW)
The Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island sings the Office of Compline at 8pm the first Sunday of each month. Compline, also called Night Prayer, is the last of the traditional daily services sung by monastic communities and dates back to at least the 8th century. The service consists of chant, readings, psalms, prayers, petitions and hymns, sung in a contemplative setting in a darkened church. All are welcome. Call (206) 842-5601 for more details. Admission: Call for details


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.


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 8-14

The warm summer weather has arrived on Bainbridge Island, so thank goodness for the refreshing breezes from the Puget Sound that keep us cool. As we do every week here on the Bainbridge Lodging blog, here are some of the best local activities taking place this week.

Monday, July 8

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibitions
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E.)
After BIMA’s exciting grand opening earlier this spring, the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is continuing its Inaugural Exhibitions this summer, featuring the works of eight fantastic artists. Visit the museum for free to enjoy this exhibition that will run through September 22! Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 9

Kitsap Regional Library Presents Magician Jeff Evans!
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library’s Commodore Commons (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Magician Jeff Evans unearths secrets of the deep in his all-new subterranean summer reading spectacular. The surprises are non-stop whether Jeff is mining for precious metals, discovering aquifers of drinking water, or sharing amazing facts about the world’s deepest super cave. Science stunts, creepy crawlies, and amazing magic are buried throughout the show. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 10

“Friends of Facebook” Networking Meet-up
11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Office Xpats at the Pavilion (403 Madison Ave. N.)
“Friends of Facebook” is a fun, free, “come-when-you-can” networking group that meets on Bainbridge Island. This is an opportunity to meet people in our community and support each other in building our businesses and fulfilling our goals. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 11

Ferry Tales Book Group
3:50 – 5:10 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Library staff share their love of reading, listening and viewing with commuters. Join them for the monthly book group on the ferry! Discuss your favorite book on the 3:50 ferry (Bainbridge Island to Seattle sailing) and share the monthly title on the 4:40 (Seattle to Bainbridge Island sailing). Books will be available on the ferry during the meeting. Visit the website to see the monthly book selection. Admission: Free

Friday, July 12

Bainbridge in Bloom
10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Filipino American Community Center (7566 NE High School Road)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Bainbridge Island’s must-see events, Bainbridge in Bloom! Organized by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, activities take place on both Friday and Saturday, where guests can view five gorgeous island gardens located in five distinct neighborhoods. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be available, and it’s a great way to explore our lovely island. Admission: $60 (Friday); $30 General Admission (Saturday); $20 Bike the Bloom (Saturday)

Saturday, July 13

Friends of the Bainbridge Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization which helps support the library through regular book sales. Sales feature a wide variety of used books and proceeds benefit the library. Admission: Free

Sunday, July 14

Birds of Bloedel: How the garden habitats support birds
8:00 – 10:00 qm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Join ornithologist Dan Froehlich on a two-hour early morning walk around the Bloedel Reserve. Identify birds by sight and sound,and take a closer look at the bird-life drama unfolding before your eyes. Dan is working toward a a PhD in Zoology and conducts research and teaches field ornithology classes around the world. Bring your binoculars! Preregistration required: (206) 842-7631. Admission: $15 for members, $22 for non-members


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

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island Guesthouse Spotlight: Seabold Cottage

As we thought about which of the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s member inns to profile next on our Island Guesthouse Spotlight, we wanted to choose a private, romantic getaway, perfect for a summer escape.

Tucked among towering cedar trees, the Seabold Cottage offers a peaceful and uniquely Northwestern hideaway. Curl up in front of the wood burning stove with a good book or the love of your life. Linger over your second cup of tea on the deck overlooking the tranquil and spectacular gardens. Stretch your legs with a stroll down to the beach, a bike ride along our shady, quiet lanes or go swan watching at the internationally renowned Bloedel Reserve just down the road. Or, simply sit back in the cushioned porch chairs and recharge your batteries.

 

Whether your escape to Seabold Cottage is for a romantic weekend or for an extended stay, you can start each day with a steaming pot of locally-roasted premium coffee. And, should you choose, you can also enjoy freshly baked morning muffins and bread from Bainbridge Island’s own Blackbird Bakery, as well as juice and a newspaper, all delivered to you front door!

 

In terms of the cottage’s furnishings, the queen-size bed in the bedroom is adorned with premium bedding and a plush goose down comforter. Fresh flowers add to the already light and airy atmosphere. Guests who desire more of a lime light can adjust the wooden blinds located throughout the cottage.

The Seabold Cottage‘s Sitting Room has all the comforts of home, including satellite TV, a VCR and stereo system, as well as a library of books and videos. For extra guests, the sofa folds out into a double bed. The unit also contains a table, chairs and a desk.

 

The Seabold Cottage‘s Kitchenette is fully equipped with a sink, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker and an assortment of teas. The private bathroom has a shower, pedestal sink, always fluffy towels, and designer bathrobes for your comfort.

Beyond the cottage is a 1.5-acre parcel featuring specimen plantings, a small orchard, rose and perennial gardens, and a professionally designed vegetable garden. The grounds include a covered deck, which is covered in case of a sprinkle or the midday sun.

Perhaps the best way to describe the charm of Seabold Cottage is to excerpt some testimonials from recent guests.

“A wonderful quiet time away. We enjoyed the privacy, the beautiful and charming decor and all the little extras that made us feel pampered.” -Steve, Edgewood, WA

“Simply the best! Rustic elegance – very warm & inviting, every attention to detail was made. Thoughtful & comfortable place. We will be back for sure.” -Parke, Aspen, CO

If you’re looking for short- or long-term vacation rental accommodations on Bainbridge Island, consider rejuvenating at Seabold Cottage, where you’ll be refreshed and ready for the world outside by the time you leave. In the words of Cottage Innkeeper Judy Simpson, “Our door is always open for your return.”

To inquire about booking a stay at Seabold Cottage, visit their webpage or contact Judy Simpson at (206) 842-4032.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.
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