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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 September 2012  


Sep 12 

Island Film Group: The Trouble with Harry

    RePower Your Home Workshop

Sep 14 

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: Jill Bamburg

    Books: Dean - The Mirrored World

    KRLF Presents: Seattle 7 Writers

Sep 15 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

    Taste of Lynwood

Sep 18

Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Sep 19 

September Chamber Luncheon

    Traveloque: Greek Islands from an Artist's Point of View

Sep 20 

16th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

    Frog Rock Forum with Sustainable Bainbridge

    Bainbridge Island Police Town Hall Meeting

Sep 22 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

The Salon

    Circuits of the Heart Labyrinth Tour

    Stone Free! The Swinging Psychedelic 60s Antislavery Show

    RePower Your Home Workshop

Sep 23 

BPA Chamber Music Series

Sep 24 

VillageSpeak: The Island's Healthcare Wishlist

Sep 25 

Books: Daheim - The Wurst is Yet to Come

Sep 26 

Books: In-Store Book Fair with The Island School

Sep 27 

Oktoberfest Chamber After Hours

    Books: Publisher Preview Night at EH Books

Sep 28 

OfficeXpats First Year Annniversary Party

    Port Gamble Old Mill Days/ Forest Festival

Sep 29 

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

    Seattle Opera Preview: Fidelio

Sep 30 

26th Annual Harvest Fair

    Books: Flohr - Heaven's Child





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Island Music Center 


Seabold Second Saturdays




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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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Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce!  
This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in September.

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

The Chamber is your local source for:
  • Member Referrals, Support & Services
  • Community Events Calendar
  • Visitor Information  
  • Relocation Information
  • WA State Vehicle & Boat Registration (renew your tabs online and pick them up in our office)

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

Don't Miss These Chamber Events:   


Summer Golf Scramble at Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island

16th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

Thurs., Sept. 20  

More than $64,000 worth of contest prizes, live auction items and raffle prizes!!!

We've got some super auction items lined up -- golf packages, group wine tastings, overnight stays -- and a lot of great raffle prizes!

Come play a great game and support the Chamber at the same time. Cost for the tournament is $450.00 for a foursome -- only $112.50 per person. Single player cost is $125.

Registration includes a chance at many contests and FOUR hole-in-one opportunities, cash prizes, green fees, a box lunch, a dinner, raffle prizes, a Live Auction, and other surprises.  (Non-golfers can attend the dinner and awards banquet for $30).
A downloadable form or online signup is available on our  website.

We're looking for Chamber members who would like to donate items for the players' goodie bags. Items need not be golf-related, e.g., pens, note pads, etc. Thank you to our sponsors who have stepped up to the tee box again this year: 

Hole in One Contest: Bainbridge Lending Group, LLC

Hole in One Contest: Liberty Bay Automotive  

Hole in One Contest: Schmidt's Home Appliance  

Hole in One Contest: Port Gamble Getaway (Olympic Property Group)

Putting Contest: Fairbank Construction Company

Closest to the Pin Contest: RBA Design
Raffle Table Sponsor: AmericanWest Bank
 Lunch Sponsor : Hill World Wide Moving Service   

Hole Sponsors Include:

Kitsap Bank
Harrison Medical
T & C Markets
Bainbridge Island BBQ
Carney Cargill, Inc.
Food Services of America
Liberty Bay Bank
Living Well Chiropractic
Bainbridge Island Auto Repair
Doc's Marina Grill
Pinnacle Real Estate Law Group, LLC
SYSCO Seattle
Suquamish Clearwater Casino

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Rex Oliver.  More...

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: Getting to Scale with Jill Bamburg

Fri., Sept. 14, 5:30 PM


Long-time Bainbridge resident Jill Bamburg, one of the co-founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), talks about "getting to scale" -- the special challenges of growing mission-driven businesses while remaining true to their founding values. Reception follows presentation. Free at the Library. More... 


September Chamber Luncheon  

Wed., Sept. 19, 11:30 - 1 PM


Carney-Cargill, Inc. will discuss the effect of provisions of the Affordable Care Act on local businesses. They will explain the new rules for providing health insurance to employees, Insurance Exchange, Health Plan Summaries, penalties for non-compliance and much more. At Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Public welcome. Sign up online


Oktoberfest Chamber After Hours 

Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30 - 7 PM

 Hosted by the businesses of Island Village Shopping Center and Hildebrand Lane. Oompah music, Bavarian-style food, beer, raffle prizes. Free event, public welcome. 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:

A Taste of Lynwood 

Sat., Sept. 15, 11 AM - 11 PM

Music, Arts & Crafts, Kid Zone, Food & Drink!  

Everyone is invited to Lynwood Center on Bainbridge Island for the island's biggest neighborhood block party - a day of free live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, all kinds of food, & a beer garden. Don't forget the kids: there's a kid zone with rides and games, and music for children from Caspar Babypants, featuring Chris Bellew of the band Presidents of the United States of America. See "Live Music" section below for the full entertainment schedule. 

Free admission and free parking with a variety of shuttle options; walk onto the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry and catch the shuttle to Lynwood Center, check the Taste of Lynwood website for more information.    


Harvest Fair Bainbridge Island WA 26th Annual Harvest Fair  

Sun., Sept. 30, 11 AM - 5 PM

Fun for all ages. Scarecrow contest, tractor pulls, sheep shearing, lectures on sustainability, live music and the famous pie contest. Bring your own apples to press into cider. Donations accepted. For a full list of activities along with shuttle information and driving directions, visit www.friendsofthefarms.org. 

August Readings at Eagle Harbor Books
Debra Dean: The Mirrored World 
Fri., Sept. 14, 12:30 PM

 Book group favorite and Seattle native Debra Dean (The Madonnas of Leningrad) will join us for a special luncheon to talk about her latest book, The Mirrored World. Seating is reserved for this event, so call or stop by the bookstore to save a place!

The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Madonnas of Leningrad, returns with a breathtaking historical novel, set against the unparalleled extravagance and artifice of the royal court in eighteenth century St. Petersburg-a world of ice palaces, glittering opera, and lavish balls-that imaginatively reconstructs the life of one of Russia's most revered and mysterious holy figures, St. Xenia.

Mary Daheim: The Wurst Is Yet to Come 
Tues., Sept. 25, 5 PM

In this continuation of Daheim's beloved series, harried hostess Judith and her irrepressible Cousin Renie find themselves in Little Bavaria, where the inconvenient discovery of a corpse threatens to put the kibosh on the local Oktoberfest.

In-Store Book Fair with The Island School 
Wed., Sept. 26, 5 PM

Shop and do good tonight! We will donate 20% of all sales between 5 and 7pm to Bainbridge Island's The Island School. The Island School offers Kindergarten through Fifth Grade children opportunities for joyful learning as they prepare to become effective world citizens.The Island School provides a diverse and nurturing community for children and their families. They are a school where respect and openness are embraced; where it is safe to make mistakes and learn from them.

Publisher Preview Night with Katie Mean & David Glenn 
Thurs., Sept. 27, 7:30 PM

Random House representatives Katie Mehan and David  Glenn are loads of fun to talk to when it comes to books! And they'll be here go talk about their favorite books, including new fall releases and hot picks in paperback. There will be giveaways, books at bargain prices, and food and festivities. Whether you belong to a book group or are simply a book hound, you don't want to miss this evening!

Caroline Flohr: Heaven's Child 
Sun., Sept. 30, 3 PM

From the dreaded early-morning knock at the front door through the five challenging years that followed, Bainbridge Islander Caroline Flohr struggled through the devastation of grief to ultimately find joy in the gratitude of loving. She explores death, not as an end, but as a beginning, and recognizes that those we think we have lost are never far away. She celebrates the courage of the many, many families who face adversity every day and live on to build stronger, happier lives than they would ever have imagined.

Heaven's Child is, in the deepest sense, a story about life - an unforgettable testament to the enduring strength of family and the power of love and faith to heal the heart.  


Island Film Group: The Trouble with Harry
Wed., Sept. 12, 7 PM

The trouble with Harry is . . . he's dead. In this bizarre black comedy of errors, each eccentric character that stumbles across the corpse believes he's responsible for Harry's death. This understated macabre comedy of confusion is one of the best examples of Hitchcock's humor as well as one of the master's favorites. John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn; Universal Pictures; Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Rated PG; 1955. Free at the Library. More... 

KRLF Presents:
Seattle 7 Writers

Fri., Sept. 14, 7:00 PM

Where All Those Ideas Come From
Writers seem to have some secret connection to stories that the rest of us may not have seen the magic in until they were written. Come find out what inspires some of the Northwest's finest authors: Erik Larson, Elizabeth George, Garth Stein, Jim Lynch, Carol Cassella, and Kevin O'Brien. Discussion moderated by author Jennie Shortridge. In addition to writing countless bestsellers, these folks are also all part of Seattle7Writers, a nonprofit collective of authors who work to improve literacy in our community. Proceeds benefit the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Purchase tickets online.

Field's End - A Writers' Community
Field's End Writers' Roundtable   
Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 PM

Jeannie Ream presents "Online Research for Writers: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies". This free roundtable is a program of Field's End: A Writers' Community. More...

Travelogue: Greek Islands from an Artist's Point of View
Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 PM

Images of the Cyclades with Laurie Usher, Olympic College photography instructor, and Eileen Schock.
Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library and The Traveler. Free at the Library. More.     

Sustainable Bainbridge Frog Rock Forum with Sustainable Bainbridge 
Thurs., Sept. 20, 3 - 6 PM

Sustainable Bainbridge's Frog Rock Forum will hold its 2012 community event at IslandWood. This year: a free workshop on "Citizenship: the Heart of a Resilient Community," led by Rick Jackson, a founder of the nearby Center for Courage and Renewal. Workshop is free; dinner to follow for a small fee. More...      

Bainbridge Island Police Town Hall Meeting   
Thurs., Sept. 20, 6-8 PM

The Bainbridge Island Police Department invites you to join them for an informal opportunity to discuss police issues, elarn more about their services and ask questions in an open forum. Free at City Hall Council Chambers. For more info contact 206-842-5211.

Salon - Bainbridge Island Library
The Salon: A Forum for Conversation
Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30 AM 

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. The Salon meets June - October 2012 in the large meeting room at the Bainbridge Library. More...

Circuits of the Heart Labyrinth Tour
Sat., Sept. 22, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tour four of Bainbridge Island's magic labyrinths. Learn the history of the labyrinth in each location, what triggered their development within their respective communities, and how they were planned and implemented. At each site, explore a different way to walk a labyrinth. Participants should plan to bring a sack lunch and writing materials. Dress for walking and comfort. Carpool  from Grace Episcopal Church. Hosted by Suquamish UCC Church. More... 

Stone Free! The Swinging Psychedelic 60s Antislavery Show     

Sat., Sept. 22, 6 PM  

Join Northwest musicians as they pay tribute to the 60s and raise funds to help end human slavery. Featuring The Excellos, The Peter Spencer Experience, Jef Jaisun, and The Jerry Miller Band. Food, wine, and beer will be served by Salmon Canyon Café. All proceeds will go to the International Justice Mission, a human-rights agency that rescues victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Four musical acts, suitable for all ages.  More...  

BPA Chamber Music Series 
Sun., Sept. 23, 3 PM

Local musicians and chamber music enthusiasts gather together for lively afternoons of performance and discovery as three seasonal concerts highlight a mixture of strings, winds, vocal, and piano repertoire. The opening program in the series is on September 23 and features rhythms and dance forms, both ancient and modern, that inspire much of the classical repertoire. Brass will join us for this exhilarating concert, which includes works by Norman Bolter, Paul Harris, Francis Poulenc, Peter Schickele, Tielman Susato, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Julio Medaglia. More...

Village-Making: The Island's Health Care Wishlist
Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30 PM

The panel discussion is The Island's Healthcare Wishlist: Planning for the Future. Five local medical leaders discuss successes they've seen on the Island and their hopes for the Island's health services future. Babies, emergencies, long-term diseases, special needs, catastrophic disasters. Are we focused, are we ready? At St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. More...

OfficeXpats First Year Anniversary Party  
Fri., Sept. 28, 6:30 PM

Come enjoy The Edge Improv and celebrate OfficeXpats' first anniversary. The event is free and everyone is invited. Arrive at 6:30 for drinks, skewers, and salads, and enjoy a showcase of the local innovation of Xpat members and ideas that were "born" at OfficeXpats in the past year, such as Ignite Bainbridge and Agate Pass Exchange. Then at 7:30 The Edge Improv will help us find new meaning in all that we take too seriously. The evening will also feature 5-minute stories about coworking and the future of employment and entrepreneurship, including some comments from Jill Bamburg, Curriculum Development Director at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, on the role that community plays in local living economies. A new art exhibit will feature photography curated by Steve Wilson. Raffle tickets will offer many chances for fun prizes. Upstairs in the Pavilion. More...

Old Mill Days/ Forest Festival
Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30

Logging show, chainsaw carving competitions, demonstrations, carnival rides, car show, live music, food and fireworks. In nearby Port Gamble. More...

Seattle Opera Preview: Fidelio
Sat., Sept. 29, 2 PM

Justice and love triumph over oppression and tyranny in Beethoven's sole operatic work - a sublime celebration of freedom. Devoted wife Leonore poses as a man (Fidelio) in order to rescue her husband, wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs. Beethoven's highly dramatic score elevates the simple, powerful human drama to a higher plane. Vocal highlights include glorious ensembles, the moving "Prisoners' Chorus," an ecstatic love duet, and a triumphant final chorus that fills the stage with joy. Presented by opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead. Funded by the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library. More...

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

BI Metro Parks & Recreation

Sept 29  Rio Con Brio with Alexhandra Coutinho
Brazilian rhythm, classical technique and jazz improvisations
Field and Franz with Patrice O'Neill  
Melding the rich tonal beauty of classical guitar, viola, violin and voice.

Grace Episcopal Church

Kirtan Chanting
Every first Thursday, 7:30 PM

Island Music Center & Bainbridge Island Brewery 
Sept 13  Singer/Songwriter Night   
Pegasus Coffee House

Most Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM

Sept 14  Artist to be announced    
Sept 15  Austin Leonard Jones    
Sept 21 Artist to be announced    
Sept 22  Mark Sheckler    
Sept 28  Artist to be announced    
Sept 29  Artist to be announced   

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

Treehouse Cafe

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

Taste of Lynwood Line-up 

Main Stage

11:15-noon: Caspar Babypants, featuring Chris Bellew of the Presidents of the United States of America. Fun for all ages!
1:30-3:30pm: The Wired! Band, voted Number One blues band this year at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
5pm-8pm: LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, fresh from the X-Factor. Welcome back LeRoy!

South Stage

Noon-1pm: Talent Show, Open to ages 18 and under.  Get more information on our Talent Show page and Entry Form.
3:30-5pm: Blacklight, the Bainbridge Island teen group that rocked the house at last year's Taste of Lynwood. Watch their video on YouTube!
6-6:30pm: Zach Fleury, original indie-acoustic tunes you will laugh and cry at all at the same time.

After Party

8-11pm: Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Treehouse Café Stage

Sept. 29:  The Wired! Band  

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!

Watch the video "Bainbridge Island in Winter"  


Oct   3    Books on tap
Oct   5    First Friday Art Walk
              Kids' Night at the Museum
Oct   6    Artist Demo: Painting on the iPad
              Seattle Choral Arts
              The EDGE Improv
Oct   7    Alderdash at IslandWood
              First Sundays Concerts
              Island Theatre: The Heart of a Dog
Oct 10    Island Film Group: The Wolf Man
Oct 12    Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 13    The Met Live in HD: L'Elisir D'Amore
              Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 14    Pumpking Carving Workshop
             Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 16    Field's End Writers' Roundtable
Oct 19    Haunted House: Blackbeard's Bilge
             Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk
             Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 20    Celluloid Bainbridge
              Haunted House: Blackbeard's Bilge
              Island Theatre: The Heart of a Dog
             Tommy (the Rock Opera)
              Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk
Oct 21    Celluloid Bainbridge
              Island Theatre: The Heart of a Dog
              Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 25    VillageSpeak: Mock Election Debate
Oct 26    Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 27    The Met Live in HD: Otello
              Haunted House: Blackbeard's Bilge
              Night of Spooky Stories
              Spooky Creatures Walk
              Island Theatre: The Weir
              Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 28    HOWL-o-ween at IslandWood
              Island Theatre: The Weir
              Tommy (the Rock Opera)
Oct 31    Trick or Treat Downtown
              Kidimu Halloween Open House   

For the most up-to-date info on community events, please see our Community Calendar  
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Bainbridge Island Chamber of CommerceIf you have any questions about any of the above events, or if you would like to submit your event for consideration in the next newsletter, please contact
 Mickey Molnaire
Bainbridge Island
Chamber of Commerce
395 Winslow Way East  
  Bainbridge Island 98110
P:  (206) 842-3700
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