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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – March 31-April 6

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!

Monday, March 31

2013_April_LTR2Learn to Row on Eagle Harbor
6:15 – 8:00 pm @ Waterfront Park (301 Shannon Drive SE)
Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation and Bainbridge Island Rowing Club offer eight class sessions. Designed for those with little or no rowing experience. Coxswain commands, proper form, rhythm, slide and blade control, feathering, and strengthening the core will be covered. Float test required and ability to lift 35 lbs. overhead. Attendance at all classes is highly recommended, and required for the first three classes. Register for Learn to Row through Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation: call (206) 842-2306, select option 1. Tuition: $145

The Hare with Amber Eyes at Eagle Harbor Book Co.Tuesday, April 1

Eagle Harbor Readers’ Circle: The Hare with Amber Eyes
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join us at our monthly Eagle Harbor Reader’s Circle meeting to discuss The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. Ee Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A 19th century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire. The book group meets at the bookstore at 7:00 pm. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins. Admission: Free

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeWednesday, April 2

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, April 3

Friends of the Library Book Sale
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
It’s time for another book sale at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Just in time to find yourself a great spring read! As always, proceeds benefit our Island’s library! Admission: Free

Friday, April 4

thumb-First-Fridays-Art-Walk1st Friday Art Walk
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Downtown Winslow
On the first Friday of each month, enjoy an evening of art, food and friends featuring businesses with art exhibitions and restaurants offering small bites from their menus. On exhibit this month at the Bainbridge Island Public Library is Neil Johannsen and Stephen Hubbard’s “Friends Paint,” acrylics on canvas and paper. Light refreshments served. Admission: Free

Saturday, April 5

Rain Garden Workshop: Learn the basics of why, where and how to build your own!
1:30 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Storm water runoff has become the major pollution source of Puget Sound and a critical issue. Learn how rain gardens can make a significant difference in reducing pollution and how a rain garden can be both a functional and attractive addition to your landscape. Presented by WSU Extension trained Rain Garden Mentors Judy Cole-Martin, Ellen Gunderson, Cheryl Bosley, and Omie Kerr. Admission: Free

Sunday, April 6

First Sundays Concerts
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive)
Enjoy two performances this month at Waterfront Park Community Center! 1) Cellist Zon Eastes and former BIAHC director returns to Bainbridge Island for a concert with “friends.” Music by Bach, Britten, Mozart & Metzler. 2) Jazz saxophonist Mark Lewis performs with Bill Anschell on piano, Eve Luceno on bass, and Brad Boal on drums.  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 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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Thank You For Visiting Destination Bainbridge

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all overnight lodging on Bainbridge Island. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you to this beautiful destination with a handshake or a friendly Island hug!

The governor of Washington State has issued a Stay Home Stay Healthy order, discouraging residents from leaving their homes, except to conduct essential business, through May 4.

During this unsettling time, we understand some people need to travel to Bainbridge Island to take care of family members or to conduct essential business. The proclamation identifies lodging as an essential business and our larger Inns and Hotels on the Island are open for business. Vacation rentals are available on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging owners are working hard to ensure overnight guests are comfortable in a clean, healthy environment. In addition to enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, our hosts have enhanced staff training, implemented easier check-in procedures and room quarantines. Online ordering, take-out, and curbside delivery food service are available from many local restaurants and wineries. Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, and some essential retailers are also open.

Most hosts have modified cancellation and refund policies. If you need to change your reservations please contact your host directly to reschedule your visit or to request a refund.

If you are planning to attend an event or visit a favorite Island attraction, most parks, wineries, and restaurants are temporarily closed, except for takeout. We invite you to visit BainbridgeCurrents to learn what events have been canceled or rescheduled, and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association to learn what businesses are currently open in a more limited capacity. Also, travel to our Island may be difficult, with limited flights to the Seattle area and reduced ferry service to our Island.

Please visit our Find Lodging and Promotions pages for specific details about availability and links to the accommodations currently providing overnight service. We wish you continued good health and safety, and we look forward to once again welcoming you to Bainbridge Island in the near future.