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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.

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