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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – October 14-20

This week begins with the Columbus Day holiday, and while our list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week doesn’t include anything in honor of that 15th century explorer, Michael Zadoorian’s novel The Leisure Seeker and Jordan Hanssen and Greg Spooner’s real-life journey around the Olympic Peninsula via rowboat are two modern-day explorations. Of course, that’s not all that’s happening on Bainbridge Island this week. Without further ado, here are some of the Island’s best activities this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, October 14

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

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Tuesday, October 15

Waterfront Book Group Discusses The Leisure Seeker
1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive SE)
This month’s session of the Waterfront Book Group will discuss The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian. The novel focuses on Ella and John Robina, a couple steeped in 50 years of marriage, who, against doctors’ orders and the wishes of their grown children, pile into their RV, the Leisure Seeker, to take one last road trip together. It’s the Kitsap Regional Library’s “One Book, One Community” selection for 2013! Admission: Free

Circumnavigating the Olympic Peninsula by Rowboat

Wednesday, October 16

Circumnavigating the Olympic Peninsula by Rowboat!
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Join author adventurer Jordan Hanssen as he speaks about his trip around the Olympic Peninsula with Bainbridge native Greg Spooner. Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library and the Traveler. For more information, call (206) 842-4162. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 17

Heikki Seppa Master Metalsmith at Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtHeikki Seppa, Master Metalsmith Exhibition
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Hand-formed works in silver and other metals from the Permanent Art Collection and borrowed – this master artist was originally from Finland, and spent his last years on Bainbridge Island.  Internationally known and collected, Seppa taught numerous metals students over the decades – he brought techniques to the United States, and also invented others. Show extended. Admission: Free

Friday, October 18

Bainbridge Island City Council Candidate Forum
7:30 – 9:00 am @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
The Bainbridge Chamber will host a Candidate Forum at its October Breakfast for City of Bainbridge Island City Council candidates. All six candidates will be present and the forum will be moderated by Bainbridge Chamber Board Director Kelly Muldrow. Topics and questions will focus on island businesses and the local economy. Audience members may submit questions in writing before the program beginsAdmission: $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members; $25 at the door;

Saturday, October 19

Great Falls by Lee BlessingIsland Theatre: Great Falls by Lee Blessing
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Prize-winning author, Lee Blessing’s Great Falls begins in the uncomfortable confines of a car streaking through the Badlands of South Dakota. The occupants: a disaffected, man-hating teenager one week shy of her 18th birthday and the ex-stepfather she accuses of kidnapping her. Most plays would go one of two directions from here — toward reconciliation and redemption or toward increasingly disturbing commentary on the degraded American condition. Blessing chooses a tougher middle road instead. Admission: Free

David Perry The Bloedel Reserve

Sunday, October 20

Lecture: The Healing Power of Nature
5:00 – 6:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Landscape architect and Duke University professor Sally Schauman will discuss the connection between nature and healing, a concept that very much interested Prentice Bloedel. She will also discuss the implications of what this connection means for a place like the Bloedel Reserve in the future. Admission: $10 for members; $12 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.

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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.