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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 29-August 4

It’s hard to believe, but the month of August gets underway this week. This summer that means the start of the Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society’s popular “The Bard at IslandWood” will kick-off for a week-long run. That’s not all! Count on the fine folks at Kids’ Discovery Museum and the Bainbridge Island Public Library to provide family-friendly camps and performances. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, July 29

Camp Build It at Kids’ Discovery Museum
12:30 – 4:30 pm @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Tinker time! Put on your thinking hard hat and experiment with engineering. Campers, 5-7, will wear many hats when they join the KiDiMu Crew. They will “play architects” to develop their own idea, inspired by nature or a human-made structure of their choice. Like engineers, they will use scientific questions and experiment with different materials to plan and test their design. And just like a real construction crew, they will learn tool safety and work as a team to build their final project. In the process campers will learn how trial and error leads to success. Admission: Call for Availability and registration

Tuesday, July 30

Kitsap Regional Library Presents: Alex Zerbe
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Commodore Commons Cafeteria (9350 NE High School Road)
Join Alex Zerbe, a gifted physical comedian and human cartoon, as he combines his incredible juggling skills, beat-boxing performances, music looping, silly dances and funny raps to entertain children and the young at heart! Zerbe is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic. He has also appeared on several primetime television shows, including “America’s Got Talent” and “Last Comic Standing.” Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 31

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island’s Uganda Committee Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 pm @ Sterling Savings Bank (600 Winslow Way E.)
A major initiative of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is to provide clean water for citizens of the Kaberamaido and adjacent districts in Uganda. With a goal of drilling 50+ deep wells during the next three years, the club has launched a unique effort to enlist the financial support of a number of other Rotary Clubs both in this area and across the US, churches, organizations and individuals.  The cost to drill each well is from $5,500 to $7,000. Learn more about this important initiative at the committees July meeting. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 1

The Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society Presents: The Bard at IslandWood
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
In the Summer of 2013, Shakespeare in the woods comes to Bainbridge Island. For one week in August, IslandWood’s Creaky Tree Meadow will transform into a stage for the BPA Shakespeare Society’s production of The Tempest. The Bard’s final play, this tale of vengeance, redemption, courtship, and art asks questions about loyalty. Taking place on an island, a marooned magician and his daughter come into contact with those that set them there. But is revenge worth the cost when time is running out? A story about magic, romance, and regret, The Tempest will entertain audiences of all ages, especially by taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Northwest. Performances begin on Aug. 1 and run through the 8th. Admission: Check the website

Friday, August 2

First Friday Art Walk on Bainbridge Island
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Join your neighbors and fellow art lovers for this monthly tradition on Bainbridge Island. The 1st Fridays Art Walk includes dozens of downtown Winslow venues – from art galleries to businesses, from the Bainbridge Island Public Library to Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. A number of local restaurants also join in the fun, offering art goers the opportunity to try small bites from their menus. Most businesses are located on Winslow Way. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 3

Click! It’s a Digital Download Class at the Bainbridge Public Library
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Join the Bainbridge Island Public Library and learn how to download library eBooks, audiobooks and music to your computer or portable device. It’s a great way to take advantage of the Library’s collection of digital resources. Class size is limited. Pre-register at the Bainbridge Public Library information desk or call the library at 206.842.4162! Admission: Free

Sunday, August 4

Bainbridge Island ‘Matsuri’ Summer Festival of Japanese Culture
10:30 am – 9:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Translated as “festival” in Japanese, ‘Matsuri’ on Bainbridge Island celebrates the rich and unique culture of Japan by providing many great performances and workshops such as real samurai from Japan, Biwa Japanese Lute Recital, The School of Taiko, and many more along with Zen Kitchen meals, fun traditional and contemporary festival games and activities for entire families to enjoy all day. Admission: Most events are free. However, tickets for the ‘Zen Kitchen’ event are $28; ‘Samurai Academy’ tickets are $10;

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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