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There are a lot of things to see and do...please view our community calendar for a comprehensive listing of events  
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Our Favorite Event Picks for July 2012   


Jul 6
First Friday Art Walk

    Kids Night at the Museum

Jul 7 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

    Gouach Art Demo

The EDGE Improv

Jul 8 

 Books: Bratspis -
Good Fortune

Jul 10 

Caspar Baby Pants

Jul 11 

Island Film Group:
The Exorcist

Jul 12 

VillageSpeak: Dispute Resolution

    Books: Wakefield - Suitcase Filled with Nails

Jul 13 

Bainbridge Business Connection

    Summer Movie Matinee: Monsters Inc.

    Bainbridge In Bloom

    BASE Lecture: Intrapreneuring with Gifford Pinchot III

    Teen Mystery Night

Jul 14 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

    Sock Hop and Ice Cream Social
    Planetarium Show & Stargazing Party

Jul 15 

Virgina V Around the Island Cruise

    Books: Frisino - Whisky Cove

Jul 17 

Writers Roundtable

Jul 18 

July Chamber Luncheon

    Eat Your Backyard Week
Jul 19 

Eat Your Backyard Week

    Books: Dietrich - The Emerald Storm

Jul 20 

Bainbridge Business Connection

    Books: Thompson - The Age of Miracles

    Fay Bainbridge Beach Bonfire

    Eat Your Backyard Week

Jul 21 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

Winery Tour Weekend

    Eat Your Backyard Week

    Kids' Night at the Museum

Jul 22 

Winery Tour Weekend

    Books: Goolrick - Heading Out to Wonderful

Jul 24 

Bainbridge Sings!

Jul 26 

July Chamber After Hours

Jul 27 

    Bainbridge Business Connection

    Summer Movie Matinee: The Black Stallion

Jul 28 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

    Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival

    Seattle Opera Preview
Jul 29 

Books: Camp - Confessions of a Bible Thumper
Jul 30 

Steampunk Social
Jul 31 

   Bainbridge Sings!



View details in the community calendar 


Live Music


Grace Episcopal Church Kirtan Chanting, First Thursdays  


Island Music Center 


Seabold Second Saturdays




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Treehouse Cafe

The 122

Recreational Folk Singing

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Bainbridge Island
Chamber of Commerce
395 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 
(206) 842-3700

Mickey Molnaire, Editor  
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This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in July.

To find the many other events around the island, please view our online  Community Calendar.

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We are located at 395 Winslow Way East, between the Streamliner Diner and Johansson Clark Real Estate.  

Don't Miss These Chamber Events:   


Gifford Pinchot IIIBASE:  Intrapreneuring with Gifford Pinchot, III

Fri., July 13, 5:30-7 PM, BI Museum of Art Auditorium

Gifford Pinchot III, Co-Founder and President of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, is the leading expert on intrapreneurship. He coined the word which focuses on innovation and creativity in organizations and how to transform ideas into a profitable venture within an organization. He is the author of Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, a book which launched the intrapreneurship movement. He'll illustrate the lessons of intrapreneurship with stories focused on:

* How innovation actually happens

* The role and nature of the intrapreneur

* How to sell your idea

* The essential role of the sponsor

* Creating the climate for sustainable innovation

Tickets are $10 online in advance, at the door pending availability. More... 


July Chamber Luncheon

Wed., July 18, 11:30 AM 

Summer Networking Event - Get to Know Your Neighbor. Public welcome. At Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Sign up online or call 206-842-3700. More...

July Chamber After Hours 

Thurs., July 26, 5:30 - 7 PM

Hosted by Wing Point Golf & Country Club, 811 Cherry.  Meet the Integrated Wellness team of practitioners and receive free chair massages and Low Level Light Therapy laser treatments. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Free. Public Welcome. No reservations needed. More...

Bainbridge Business Connection 

Fridays,  7:30 - 9 AM 

The Bainbridge Business Connection (BBC) is a Creative Strategy Roundtable offering storefront and home-based Bainbridge business owners and managers a focus group for strategy testing, honest detailed critique, and community support. At Office XPats in the Pavilion. More...

This Month's Featured Events

Makosky - Moment Still Ajar 

24th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom
Garden Tour
Fri., Sat. & Sun, July 13-15


This year's Bloom will include a tour of six gorgeous Bainbridge gardens in five distinct neighborhoods. Food, music, and local arts and crafts will be available all weekend at various tour stops. Proceeds from "THE Bloom" support the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.

Special events over the weekend include a Secret Garden Benefit Luncheon, an Evening in Bloom gala dinner and art auction, and Bloom Day Camp at the Kidimu for kids 5 and older. More info & tickets ...  

6th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival
Sat., July 28, 11 AM - 5 PM 

Featuring The Clumsy Lovers, Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys, The Oly Mountain Boys and more! Food, Family Play Area and Artisan Craft Fair. Proceeds benefit the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation. More...

Woodleigh Marx Hubbard - Kitty Tried to Sleep Through It All
First Friday Art Walk
Fri., July 6, 6-8 PM  

Bainbridge Library: "In Praise of Gardeners" photographs by Anne Vekklyn. Island Gallery: Summer Fashion & the Julie Duke Band; Roby King Galleries: Neal Philpott -New Landscapes; Bainbridge Arts & Crafts: Artists recall the charming details of memorable picnics - the blossoms, the burgers, the boyfriends, and the bugs.; Danger: Ryan McPhail. Other galleries include Millstream and The Directors Gallery. Bainbridge in Bloom Art Auction preview at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Live music also at The 122 - Ranger and the Rearranger Duo. Refreshments served at most venues! A number of local restaurants join the monthly event, offering small plates and weekend specials. Easy walk from the ferry. Complete list of venues here...

Kids Discovery Museum - Bainbridge Island, WA
Kids' Night at the Museum  
Fri., July 6, 5:30 PM
Sat., July 21, 5:30 PM

AKA Parents' Night Out! Twice each month, children 3.5-10 years old are invited to KiDiMu for a fun-filled evening of museum playtime, games, movies and a pizza dinner, while their parents get to enjoy a night out! This a drop-off program - registration is required by noon on Friday before the event. More...

Pierr Morgan - Thoreau's Chair
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Free Demo: Gouach Art  with Pierr Morgan 
Sat., July 7, 12:30 PM

It's a painting - no, it's a print - no, it's gouache ink-resist painting! Come early to see this effective technique from the beginning. Artist, teacher, and illustrator of eighteen children's books, Pierr has recently moved to Bainbridge Island. 

Mary McInnis - Hyak StreamWorkshop: Pastel on Paper - An Introduction 
Wed., July 25, 12 - 4 PM

Brilliant light and stunning color are hallmarks of Mary McInnis's pastel work. Immerse yourself in her world, with no supply list necessary (other than an apron)!  Mary will demonstrate, talk about materials, and then help you navigate the world of light and color using her materials (and allowing you to try a new medium before purchasing supplies).  This is the perfect introduction class, and a chance for experienced artists to learn more. Tuition and materials fees.

The EDGE Improv
Sat., July 7, 7:30 PM

Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than sixteen years, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members.  Season Presenting Sponsor: Coates Design Architects. At BPA. More...

July Readings at Eagle Harbor Books

Leslie Bratspis - Good Fortune   
Sun., July 8, 3 PM 

Gig Harbor first-time author Leslie Bratspis poured her passion for cultural anthropology and metaphysics into Good Fortune, a story of two men from different cultures who benefit from ancient Chinese wisdom. Michael, a high-powered ad exec brought down by the 1994 recession, and Wu, a financially secure restaurant manager at odds with his family because of his business involvement.  The men face challenges that, like the mirrored images of the Yin-Yang symbol, are identical yet reversed. Good Fortune awaits them, but first they must discover that happiness is less tied to outward goals than to inner awareness.

Yvonne Wakefield - Suitcase Filled with Nails 
Thurs., July 12, 7:30 PM

Artist, art education, and author Yvonne Wakefield focusses on the relationships between women, art, and society in the Middle East in Suitcase Filled With Nails: Lessons Learned From Teaching Art in Kuwait, her memoir of six years teaching art to Muslim women in Kuwait. This slice of life in the Middle East, untarnished by war or terrorism, is one rarely experienced through the media. As Wakefield says: "It is my story of living and working in a country where basic human rights and privileges I took for granted in the States were subject to the whims of a not so whimsical system and culture."

Denise Frisino - Whisky Cove 
Sun., July 15, 3 PM

The story of a young woman who falls in love with a bootlegging captain, Whiskey Cove takes up years later, when the now elderly woman is haunted by the unsolved murder of a member of the Mafia who has destroyed her husband. Aided by a college student, she sets out to unravel the past and stirs up old dangers!

William Dietrich - The Emerald Storm  
Thurs., July 19, 7:30 PM

How They Started: How 30 Good Ideas Became Great Companies is about 30 people who had an idea, and went on to start a business. Those businesses are all extremely successful and most are now household names all across America. Through personal interviews with key sources - including founders, investors and past employees - each profile reveals how the company took its first tentative steps and subsequently became the famous name it is today.

Book Signing: Karen Thompson - The Age of Miracles   
Fri., July 20, 3 PM

EHB hosts a community conversation between Milenko Matanovic, founder and executive director of the Pomegranate Center, and Bainbridge Island author Bill Cleveland on his book Between Grace and Fear: The Role of Arts in a Time of Change.  The book is a collection of interviews on how the arts will contribute to a more just and sustainable society and the conversation between Bill, Milenko, and the audience will likely be a wonderful contemplation of the roles that artists and arts organizations should play.

Rober Goolrick: Heading Out to Wonderful   
Sun., July 22, 3 PM

An attractive and enigmatic stranger-Charlie Beale, a loner recently home from the war in Europe-wanders into the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village of only a few hundred people nestled in a valley of Virginia. He brings with him two suitcases: one contains all his worldly possessions, including a set of butcher's knives; the other is full of money. Charlie quickly finds a job at the local butcher shop, and through his work there meets all the townspeople, most notably Sam Haislett, the five-year-old son of the shop's owner, and Sylvan Glass, the beautiful, eccentric teenage bride of the town's richest man.

Michael Camp - Confessions of a Bible Thumper    
Sun., July 29, 3 PM

Poulsbo author and former evangelical missionary Michael Camp talks about his book in which, through entertaining vingettes and lively conversations over craft beer, readers learn how he adopted a new vision for a progressive faith in Christ. "...has all the marks of a spiritual classic. Its honesty, courage, humor, and real 'God' experiences are mandatory rungs in the ladder people need to climb... into the dazzling light... Bravo!" - Jessica Maxwell, author of Roll Around Heaven.


Caspar Baby Pants
Tues., July 10, 10:30 PM

A Kitsap Regional Library Summer Reading event.  Free.  Hooky, cool, authentic pop music for children of all ages that will make them want to stand up and dance.  More... 

Island Film Group:
The Exorcist
Wed., July 11, 7 PM

One of the most powerful and shocking films ever produced, this all-time box office smash is based on the 1949 case in which a Jesuit priest expelled a demon from a fourteen-year-old child in St. Louis. Adapted from William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel. Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair; directed by William Friedkin; 1973. Free at the Library. More... 

VillageSpeak: Dispute Resolution 
Thurs., July 12, 6:30 PM

An evening of Poets and Peacemakers. Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken with poet/author Susan Rich open the meeting with a poetry reading on conflict, followed by a panel discussion about negotiation by six expert mediators and arbitrators. Live sneak peak of music to be performed at the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival. Standing Reception with food and beverage follows panel discussion. At Bainbridge Cinemas in the Pavilion. More... 

Clip Art by Jester Arts
Teen Mystery Night  

Fri., July 13, 6 PM


Teenager Angela Day has been missing since yesterday afternoon. Is she a runaway, or did someone want her to disappear because she knew too much? Follow the clues, examine the evidence and solve the mystery. Pizza provided. Space is limited, sign up starts June 9 at the Bainbridge Library or email sgraen@krl.org. Grades 7-12. More...  

Swing dancing
Sock Hop & Ice Cream Social
Sat., July 14, 7:30 PM

Dancers at all levels get together for an evening of old fashioned fun! This night, we feature DJ music...Swing, Oldies and Goldies! Dress for the 50's era if you like. Do bring your favorite ice cream and/or toppings to share! :) Come at 7:30-8:15 pm for a Swing workshop mixer. Then dance to DJ music 8:15-10:00 pm. Requests and your own tunes welcome. Singles and couples. Adults and teens. Doors open 7:15 pm. Admission price at the door includes workshop.  At Island Center Hall. More...

Ritchie Observatory, Bainbridge Island
Planetarium Show & Star Gazing
Sat., July 14, 8:30

"Lore of the Night Sky" Have you ever wondered how the celestial objects were named? Dave Fong explores how the ancient Greek and Romans left their mark on the starry night and how some everyday words are rooted in the ancient sky. 
Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park.

Virginia V
Virginia V Around the Island Cruise  

Sun., July 15, 11:30 AM


Enjoy the panorama of Bainbridge Island's waterfront as you steam around the Island on the last of the Mosquito Fleet Steamships, the Virginia V. This annual fundraiser of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum will feature the Suquamish Tribe and its historical relationship to the Island. Reserve your tickets early for this popular event! Call 206-842-2773. More... 

Field's End - A Writers' Community
Field's End Writers' Roundtable  
Tues., July 17, 7 PM 

Carol Tice: 20 Steps to a Money-Making Blog. This free roundtable is a program of Field's End: A Writers' Community. At the library. More...

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
Eat Your Backyard Week 

Bainbridge Public Library  

Free Events 


Wednesday, July 18, 2012
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you worried that it's too difficult or dangerous to keep bees? Charles Schafer, CPH, a backyard beekeeper who often brings a demonstration hive to the Bainbridge Farmers' Market, will convince you otherwise in this honey of a presentation.
Vegetable Gardening    
Thursday, July 19, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Gardening guru and author Ann Lovejoy will teach you to grow vegetable, fruits, and herbs for a yard that's as nutritious as it is lovely.


Friday, July 20, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several ways to preserve your cucumbers, green beans, radishes, and more. You'll leave with several recipes and your own jar of quick pickles.
Raising Chickens    
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Diane Fish from the WSU Extension Small Farms Team will discuss how to raise chickens in your backyard. If you're planning on viewing the island's most fabulous chicken coops on today's Tour de Coop (www.facebook.com...), this egg-celent program is the perfect way to start your day.  


Fay Bainbridge Beach Bonfire    

Fri., July 20, 8 PM


Experience summer on the Island shore by experienceing a beach fire with stories, music, and roasting marshmallows. Kick off your weekend, re-connect with your kids or bring your out-of-town guests! More...  

Bainbridge Wineries
Winery Tour Weekend  
Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22
12-5 PM 

Only on select weekends throughout the year do the 7 artisan wineries of Bainbridge Island open their doors and reveal their secrets. Learn from the winemakers themselves. Taste classic wines from Eastern Washington grapes as well as new favorites from island vines. Visit Washington's newest wine destination, Bainbridge Island! Map & More...

Bainbridge ChoraleBainbridge Sings!
Tues. July 24, 7 PM
Tues, July 31, 7 PM
Tues, Aug. 7, 7 PM

Join members of Bainbridge Chorale in a community choral celebration. We invite everyone who loves to sing and wants to read through a selection of favorite works to attend a series of three sight-reading sessions. Hone your reading skills and keep your voice in shape over summer vacation under the direction of Chorale Music Director Michael Miller, accompanied by Anne Pell. At Bethany Lutheran Church. More...

Summer Movie Matinee: The Black Stallion  

Fri., July 27, 3:0 PM


Alec, a young boy, is saved from a shipwreck by a beautiful stallion. Together they survive on an isolated island and forge a lasting bond. After their rescue they return to America where an ex-horse trainer teaches Alec to be a jockey and guides the boy and the stallion to their ultimate triumph in this sweeping and majestic drama. Rated G. Come beat the heat at the library. We'll be showing a fun line-up of family films every other Friday all summer long. We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...  

Seattle Opera Preview:

Sat., July 28, 2 PM 


Set in China's Imperial City, Puccini's spectacular masterpiece recounts the legend of a bloodthirsty princess whose icy, vengeful heart softens as she comes to know true love. Presented by opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead. Funded by the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library. Free at the Library. More... 

Steampunk Social
Mon., July 30, 2 PM

Get your goggles and top hats ready and join us for an afternoon of Steampunk-inspired crafts, fashion, food and fun. Steampunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy combined with technology in a Victorian setting. If you liked Leviathan, Airborn, or Mortal Engines, this program is for you! Costumes encouraged but not required. Grades 5-12 at the library. More...

Live Music at Pegasus Coffee House - Bainbridge IslandLive Music on Bainbridge

122 Winslow 

Thursdays, Karaoke 9 PM 
Fridays, Live Music 9 PM 
Saturdays, DJ & Dancing 9 PM 
Sundays, Jazz Night 9 PM  
BI Metro Park & Rec 
Free Concerts at Fay Bainbridge Park, 7 PM

July 11  The Stranglers
July 18  Los Pinguos
July 25  The Pendletones Beach Boys Tribute


Clearwater Casino Resort

Performances at the Passage 


July 12  Freddie Pink 

July 19  Vicci Martinez
July 26  103.7 FM Mountain Music Lounge with Ayron Jones and the Way 

Grace Episcopal Church
Kirtan Chanting 
Every first Thursday, 7:30 PM


Island Music Center 
July 22   Rupert Wates

Pegasus Coffee House
Most Fridays & Saturdays 7:30-9:30 PM

July 6     Steve Grandinetti
July 7     Brad & Sasha Davis La Bahza
July 13   An Evening of Laughter, Song & Sky
July 14   Marshall Railroad
July 20   Jack Reid
July 21   Deb Seymour
July 27   Renata Almeida
July 28   Champagne Sunday  

Seabold Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday of every month
Sign-up 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
All-acoustic open mic.

July 14   Georgia Browne


Treehouse Cafe

Saturdays, 8 PM
Featuring local artists ranging from acoustic sets to funk & soul dance music.

July   7   Side Saddle   
July 10   Island Story Slam   
July 12   Kelly Joe Phelps   
July 21   The Brothers Comatose
July 22   Madison Avenue Jazz Band
July 26   Thad Beckman
July 27   The Black Lilies
July 28   JB & Groove Fiery   

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA Art
Wine Tasting  



Art Galleries  


Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts


Director's Gallery 

Island Gallery 

Roby King Gallery



Art Exhibits

Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts  

Bainbridge Island Public Library 

Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery  

Bloedel Reserve Visitor Center   

The Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church




Bainbridge Island Historical Museum 

Exhibit Continues - Ansel Adams: Portrait of Manzanar

Classic Cycle Museum of Bicycle Racing 

Kids Discovery Museum  

McKenna Ryan Art Quilt & Fabric Showroom 


Wine Tasting

Eagle Harbor Wine Company 

Eleven Winery Tasting Room  

Island Vintners Tasting Room 

Upcoming Events...
Bainbridge Island ferry in the fog - Betsy LegerCheck out our new downtown sidewalks and landscaping! There is plenty to do and see on Bainbridge Island. Hop on a ferry and get away to it all!


Aug 01     Books on Tap
Aug 02     Splendour in the Grass
Aug 03     First Friday Art Walk
              Kids' Night Out
              Farm to Table Dinner
Aug 04     The EDGE Improv
Aug 6-12  Once Upon A Time History Camp
Aug 10     Fay Bainbridge Beach Bonfire
Aug 10     Free Friday Outdoor Movies at Waterfront Park
Aug 10-12 Summer Studio Tour
Aug 11-12 Winery Tour Weekends
Aug 16     Shakespeare in the Park
              Free Friday Outdoor Movies at Waterfront Park
Aug 17     Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival
Aug 19     Bike For Pie
Aug 19     Port Blakely Cemetary Walk with Andy Price
Aug 21     Field's End Writers' Roundtable
Aug 24     Free Friday Outdoor Movies at Waterfront Park
Aug 25     The Salon
Aug 26     Kiwanis Summer Challenge Charity Bike Ride   

For the most up-to-date info on community events, please
see our Community Calendar  
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  Bainbridge Island 98110
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