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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – September 23-29

On this post, we close out the month of September with another list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. The week begins with several great literary events – for readers and writers, alike. But this week also features a diverse array of other events, including a crab feed fundraiser and a celebration of quilting as part of Bethany Lutheran Church’s 100th anniversary. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, September 23

Teen Early Release: Writer’s Circle
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Whether you’re just getting started or have been working on your writing for awhile, this group is for you! The first hour we’ll do fun, quick prompts and exercises to get your writing juices flowing. The second hour is for sharing what you’re working on and getting peer feedback, or working on new pieces. Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 24

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Peruse thousands of gently used books displayed across three rooms, and support the local library at the same time! The regular sales (taking place on second Sundays and fourth Tuesdays) are a great place to find your next book. Admission: Free

Wednesday, September 25

Very-Witchy-Spelling-BeeGeorge Shannon Book Launch and Book Fair for The Island School
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Eagle Harbor Book Co. is celebrating the release of The Island School Librarian George Shannon’s latest book, A Very Witchy Spelling Bee, while supporting Island School itself! The bookstore will donate 20% of all store sales between 5 and 7 pm to The Island School. There will be wordplay galore in the store as special guests lead games of Shrunken Spelling and How Punctuation Can Save a Life and more. Customers can shop ahead for the holidays. Any book pre-ordered and paid that night will also be counted toward the evening’s total. Everyone welcome. Admission: Free

Thursday, September 26

Battle Point Astronomical AssociationIntroduction to Amateur Astronomy Classes offered at Ritchie Observatory
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ John H. Rudolph Planetarium (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE)
Taught by PhD Astronomer David Fong, BPAA Education Director, and Steve Ruhl, BPAA president, this introductory course breaks universe into manageable chunks. Includes astronomy lectures, working with telescopes, and learning about the night sky. Topics include the art of observing, solar system objects, constellations, star hopping, planets, nebulas, galaxies, strange sky phenomena, astrophotography, and computer programs. Minimum age 14. Tonight is session 2 of 6. Admission: $59 (for all six sessions)

Friday, September 27

The Salon – A Forum for Conversation
1:00 – 3:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue.Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. Admission: Free

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Crab Feed and AuctionSaturday, September 28

2013 Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Crab Feed and Auction
5:30 pm @ Grace Episcopal Church (151 Winslow Way)
For serious fun, don’t miss The 2013 Crab Feed and Auction – a benefit for Bainbridge Arts & Crafts featuring Henri Rousseau and friends. BAC represents 252 of the Northwest’s best contemporary artists, providing them much needed income and exposure. The annual Crab Feed is one of BAC’s most important annual events. Admission: Call (206) 842-3132 for ticketing information

Sunday, September 29

100 Years of Lutheran Quilts Show100 Years of Lutheran Quilts Show
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE)
Lutherans in the United States, including those at Bethany, have a long history of quilting, and send millions of quilts each year to impoverished area of the world to offer comfort and warmth. The show, taking place during Bethany’s 100th anniversary, features antique and contemporary quilts from decades of quilting art at the church. Admission: A suggested donation of $5 will go toward Lutheran World Relief


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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