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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 November 2012  


Nov  9 

Sour Grapes: A Murder Mystery

Nov 10 

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

    Planetarium Show Jupiter & the Trojans

Nov 14 

Island Film Group: The World of Henry Orient

Nov 16 

BASE Lecture: The New Sustainability Advantage

Carbon Nation: The Film

Nov 17 

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Nov 19 

Village Speak: Does Housing Diversity Matter?

Nov 20 

Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Nov 22 
Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot
Nov 23

Winery Tour Weekend

Nov 24 

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

    Winery Tour Weekend

    Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting
Nov 25

Winery Tour Weekend

Nov 29 

Chamber After Hours
Nov 30

Christmas in the Country

    Winter Studio Tour 





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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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 November.

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:   

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: The New Sustainability Advantage with Bob Willard 

Fri., Nov. 16, 6:00 PM


Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. Reception follows presentation. Free at the Library. More... 


No November Chamber Luncheon Due to Thanksgiving  


November Chamber After Hours 

Thurs., Nov. 29, 5:30 - 7 PM

A schmoozing, networking, holiday shopping extravaganza hosted by Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E. Free event, public welcome. No reservations necessary. 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:

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Winslow Community Christmas Tree, Bainbridge Island, WA Downtown Winslow Holiday Open House and Community Tree Lighting
Sat., Nov. 24, 10 AM - 7 PM
An island tradition for many years. Start your holiday shopping in this festive atmosphere. Santa arrives by firetruck for the tree lighting at 5:30 PM. Downtown Winslow. More... 

Christmas in the Country, Bainbridge Island, WA Christmas in the Country 

Fri.-Sat., Nov.30-Dec. 1, 10 AM-5 PM

Sun., Dec. 2, 11 AM-5 PM 


 Meet fascinating artists and their handmade arts & crafts, nosh on savory foods, and enjoy festive music, activities and décor. Free pony rides and Santa visits. No admission charge. Map & more... 


Meagan Stockman - First Snow Winter Studio Tour   

Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 2,
10 AM - 6 PM

Celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade, locally made, art.  More than 70 artists will be on hand in ten studios. No admission charge. Pick up a brochure at the Chamber or download one from the website.   

November Readings at Eagle Harbor Books
  Kaya McLaren: How I Came to Sparkle Again Thurs., Nov. 8, 7:30 PM

Three people at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing. Three lives that will be changed one winter in Sparkle. One tender, funny, tear-jerking novel you won't soon forget. Kaya McLaren is also author of Church of the Dog. She lives and teaches on the east slope of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State.

Smells Like Pirates, with Suzanne Selforsl 
Sun., Nov. 11, 3 PM 

Homer thought that being inducted as a member of L.O.S.T., the mysterious Society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures, would be the key to finding pirate Rumpold Smeller's missing treasure. But when Homer's sworn enemy, Lorelei, forms an evil organization called FOUND, Homer and Dog face an impossible decision: Work with Lorelei to find the prize once and for all, or abandon their lifelong quest to locate the treasure.

Jonathan Evison: My Bookstore 
Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 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!

Tom Douglas: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook
Sun., Dec. 2, 3 PM

The legendary Seattle chef and restaurant emperor Tom Douglas will revisit Bainbridge Island to talk about his mouthwatering volume based on the wonders of his Dahlia Bakery. Think Triple Coconut Cream Pie, artisan breads, handmade pastries and cakes. ""Tom Douglas has created the volume every cook should have on baking. It's not only useful because it compiles the recipes that have delighted Seattle residents for years (my parents included) but because of the colorful prose and resource guide. It will occupy a prominent shelf in my kitchen,"" says Mario Batali.


Dying for Love: A Murder MysteryDying for Love: A Murder Mystery
Fri., Nov. 9, 7 PM

You arrive at the library for an after-hours gala to honor a prominent local author. But when he stands to begin his speech, Otto Graff takes a sip of his wine - and falls over dead! Now it's up to you to discover the killer among you. Impress your sweetheart, your friends, or even yourself with your masterful sleuthing skills. Free at the Library. More...   

Ritchie Observatory, Bainbridge Island
Planetarium Show & Star Gazing: Jupiter & the Trojans 
Sat., Nov. 12, 7 PM

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is now rising in the eastern sky. BPAA President Steve Ruhl looks at the spectacular planet's structure, its more than 60 moons, and its influence on asteroids and other bodies in the solar system, including Earth.
If the sky is clear, we'll also check out the real thing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers
Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park.

Island Film Group: The World of Henry Orient
Wed., Nov. 14, 7 PM

This film is an affectionate study of two young schoolgirls coming of age who develop a crush on a concert pianist (Peter Sellers). They pursue him through Central Park to concerts at Carnegie Hall and rendezvous in his apartment. Their mad maneuverings make for a wild comedy with touching warmth. Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury; MGM/UA; Directed by George Roy Hill; 1964. Free at the Library. More... 

Carbon Nation - The Film
Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 PM

Many call this the best film on climate change. Not only does the film cover the causes and results of a changing climate, but focuses on pragmatic and innovative solutions that can be implemented now and in the near future. Free. Refreshments. Sponsored by Coal-Free Bainbridge Project & Positive Energy. Free at the Library

Village-Speak: Does Housing Diversity Matter?
Mon., Nov. 19, 6:30 PM

Bainbridge Island is often regarded as an upper-middle class, Seattle bedroom community, where home values below $300 K are a rare find. Does this description realistically describe our Island demographic, and if so, what are the inherent advantages and disadvantages of this composition? At OfficeXpats Upstairs in the Pavilion. More...

Field's End - A Writers' Community
Field's End Writers' Roundtable   
Tues., Nov. 20, 7:30 PM

Holly J. Hughes presents "The Pen and the Bell: Poetry as Practice". This free roundtable is a program of Field's End: A Writers' Community. At the library. More...

Bainbridge Turkey Trot Bainbridge Island Annual Turkey Trot
Thurs., Nov. 22, 8:30 AM

Runners and walkers of all ages - start your Thanksgiving Day right with a fun, active community event that supports local families in need. The events in 2010 and 2011 were a rousing success, with proceeds benefitting our local food bank, Helpline House, and drawing participants from miles around with smiles and good cheer.  2012 is sure to be another exciting event.  Don't miss great prizes and the perfect excuse for just one more slice of pie! Starts at Battle Point Park. More...

Wine grapesWinery Tour Weekend
Fri.- Sun, Nov. 23 -25
Noon - 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...

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

Bainbridge Cinemas

The Met Live in HD: The Tempest 
Sat., Nov. 10, 9:55 AM 


Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his 2004 work, which has been widely praised as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London.

BI Metro Parks & Recreation

Camp Yeomalt Song Circle 
Every 4th Friday, 7:30 - 10 PM

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 PM 
Sun., Nov. 11, 3 PM 


Maestro Wesley Schulz leads the BSO's 40th Anniversary Season in it's opening concert, which celebrates the orchestra's vitality and contribution to the arts on Bainbridge Island. The program features works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz, with guest artist Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano.  Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.

Grace Episcopal Church

Kirtan Chanting
Every first Thursday, 7:30 PM 

Ovation Musical Theatre:
My Fair Lady
Opening Night Fri. Nov. 30, 7:30 PM 
Ovation!'s production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is lushly costumed with beautiful accessories reflective of the Edwardian era.  The show takes place in 1912 - the year of the Titanic and also the year the BBC's Downton Abbey opens. The production is presented with live orchestra. Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sundays 3 PM through Dec 16.

Pegasus Coffee House

Most Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM

Nov  9    Artist TBA
Nov 10    The Clams
Nov 16    Jeremiah Akin
Nov 17    Artist TBA
Nov 23    Artist TBA
Nov 24    Artist TBA
Nov 30    P K Dwyer

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.

Nov. 15   Chris Smither
"Smither is an American original - one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world."-Associated Press.

Nov. 17   The Ian McFeron Band

A little bit of Ray LaMontagne, a hint of Jack Johnson, but beneath the comparisons Ian McFeron has stayed true to his own muse and carved out a career playing live music across the country that expresses the highs and lows with equal fire and elegance.

Nov. 18   Eagle Harbor Jazz Ensemble - 7 PM

The Eagle Harbor Jazz Ensemble presents jazz, blues, and standards ranging from 40's era ballads to bebop and soul. Now in its eighth year, The Ensemble has pleased music lovers with tight arrangements and solo virtuosity in all Bainbridge Island venues.

Nov. 29  Bobby Bare Jr. & The Maldives

Leonard Cohen meets Kinky Freedman, James McMurtry meets David Allen Coe - you just cant nail down Bobby Bare Jr! Plus special guests, the Northwest's favorite alt country rock band, The Maldives!

Dec.    1  Massy Ferguson

Catch the band that rocked the house as finale for last year's Taste of Lynwood Block Party! Massy Ferguson never fails to be a crowd favorite and bring them to their feet dancing! 

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"  


Dec  1    Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon
             The EDGE Improv
Dec  2    The Crossing, A Musical
Dec  5    Books on Tap
Dec  7    First Friday Art Wallk
             Hänsel & Gretel
Dec 12    Island Film Group: The Petrified Forest
Dec 13    Best Village Changes 2012
Dec 15    A Medieval Feaste of Music
              Island Theatre at the Library
Dec 16    A Medieval Feaste of Music
              Island Theatre at the Library
Dec 18    Field's End Writers' Roundtable
Dec 22    Community Caroling
Dec 28    Messiah Sing-along

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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