What's Happening on Bainbridge Island
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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 January 2013   


Jan  6   
Mochi Tsuki
  First Sundays Concerts

Jan  9  
 Island Film Group: An American in Paris

Jan 11
Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble

    Great Decisions at the Library

    Planetarium Show: Discovering Asteroids

    Dance to Maia Santell & House Blend

Jan 14
William Stafford 99th Birthday Celebration

Jan 15
Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Jan 17
One Act Fest

Jan 18
Building A Sustainable Economy Lecture Series

    One Act Fest

Jan 19
Chamber Installation Dinner & Awards Banquet

The Met in HD: Maria Stuarda

    Django Reinhard's Birthday Party

    One Act Fest

Jan 20
One Act Fest

Jan 23
Travelogue: Galapagos Islands- Past, Present & Future

Jan 24
Village Speak: Community Service Best Practices

Jan 25Battle of the Bands XII

Jan 26
Concert: Pearl Django & Douce Ambience


View details in the community calendar 


Live Music



Seabold Second Saturdays




Coffee House

Stephens House

Four Swallows

Treehouse Cafe

The 122

Recreational Folk Singing

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This is the official newsletter produced by
Bainbridge Island
Chamber of Commerce
395 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 
(206) 842-3700

Produced and Edited  
By Mickey Molnaire  
Disclaimer:  All content in this newsletter is screened, but The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for  inaccuracies. Please verify all information by using the websites and links provided.
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Wishing You a Happy and Prosperous 2013
from your friends at the
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce!  
This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in January.

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

The Chamber is your local source for:
  • Member 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:   


Installation Dinner & 2012 Awards Banquet 

Sat., Jan. 19 at The Island School

Who will win Chamber Citizen of the Year or Business of the Year in the following categories? 
  • Large Business
  • Medium Business
  • Small Business
  • Sustainable Business
  • Non-Profit Organization 

Dress: Winter Formal 

Reception: 5 PM
Dinner: 6 PM
Awards Ceremony: 7 PM


Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series - Bert Gregory: Green Building Isn't Timid
Fri., Jan. 18, 5:30-7 PM

Explore how to take an active design leadership role in the urban realm including mixed use housing, workplace, transit oriented development and urban design. Free, short reception to follow the program. space is limited so please RSVP free.

Bainbridge Business Connection 

Fridays,  7:30 - 9 AM 

First Thursday, 6 - 7:30 PM

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 OfficeXpats upstairs at the Pavilion. More...

This Month's Featured Event

Making Mochi on Bainbridge IslandAnnual Mochi Tsuki
Sun., Jan. 6, 11 AM - 3 PM 
For over a millennium, making and eating the sweet rice treat mochi has been a celebrated New Year's tradition in Japan, with generations of families and communities coming together to wish good health and prosperity for the new year. Each year the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Community brings this celebration to Bainbridge Island.   Everyone, young and old, is invited to bundle up against the crisp winter air, and enjoy the tradition of mochi tsuki (moe-chee sue-key), or "mochi-making." Pick up a mallet and join the pounding. Other activities include performances by Seattle Kokon Taiko, various films about the community, and guided tours of the award winning IslandWood, school in the woods, campus.  More...

Books, Literature & Culture

Readings at Eagle Harbor Book Company

Angie Brenner: Anatolian Days & Nights 
Sun., Jan. 06, 3:00 PM        

Christof Koch: Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist 
Thurs., Jan. 10, 7:30 PM

David R. Montgomery: The Rocks Don't Lie 
Sun., Jan. 13, 3:00 PM

Nicholas O'Connell: Storms of Denali     
Thurs., Jan. 17, 7:30 PM        

Robert Michael Pyle - The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion 
Sun., Jan. 20, 3:00 PM        

Marsha Glaziere: Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound 
Thurs., Jan 24, 7:30 PM    

Vaugh Sherman: Sea Travels 
Sun., Jan 27, 3:00 PM       

Great Decisions at the Library
Sat., Jan. 12, 9:30 AM
Topic: The Generals and the Democrat: Myanmar in Transition. Free at the Library.

William Stafford 99th Birthday Celebration
Mon., Jan. 14, 7 PM  
This annual community event honors William Stafford, a beloved Northwest poet and winner of the National Book Award. The program will be moderated by David Hecker and include discussion of four of Stafford's poems selected and read by John Davis, Nancy Rekow, Gayle Kaune, and Peter Quinn. This event is for everyone regardless of your level of knowledge and experience about poetry. In the spirit of William Stafford, we invite all voices to participate! Sponsored by the Bainbridge Library and Friends of William Stafford. Free at the Library. More...

Field's End Writers' Roundtable 

Tues., Jan. 17, 7 PM


  Bainbridge author Dylan Tomine describes the process of finding stories in everyday life. More...

Travelogue: Galapagos Islands - Past, Present & Future

Wed., Jan 23, 7:30 PM

 What did Charles Darwin see when he landed on the Galapagos Islands 175 years ago? How have the islands changed? Discover what makes these islands, a Natural Heritage Site for Humanity, so unique. Free at the Library. More...

Community Service Best Practices

Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30 PM

Topic: Attributes of leadership on boards, committees, and councils. At Bainbridge Cinemas. More... 

Dance, Theater & Film

The EDGE Improv - Bainbridge Island, WA
The EDGE Improv
Sat., Jan. 5, 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.  Presenting Sponsor: Puget Sound Rheumatology. At BPA. More...   

Island Film Group: An American in Paris
Wed., Jan. 9, 7:00 PM.

Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Turner/MGM; Directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1951.
Free at the Library. More...

Dance to Maia Santell & House Blend
Sat., Jan. 12, 7:30 PM

Swing, Blues, Jazz, Latin & Country! East Coast Swing workshop, 7:30-8:30 pm.Live music 8:30-11:00 pm. Bring munchies to share. Please wear shoes kind to wood floor. NO preregistration or partner required! Singles & couples. Adults & teens. Dressy casual. More...

One Act Fest
Jan. 17-20, 7:30 PM Thurs. & Fri., 3 PM Sat. & Sun.

Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab present the 2013 One Act Fest, a festival showcasing the very best talent Bainbridge has to offer in a selection of comedic one act plays from playwrights, familiar and obscure. More...

Family Movie Matinee: Brave
Fri., Jan. 25, 3:30 PM.

Merida, heroic daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, undoes a beastly curse with the help of her clever and mischievous triplet brothers. We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...

Ritchie Observatory, Bainbridge IslandPlanetarium Show & Stargazing
Sat., Jan. 12, 7:00 PM 

"Discovering Asteroids" - Astronomers are discovering hundreds of asteroids every day. A catastrophic collision with an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. It's only a matter of time until the next big asteroid finds the earth. With preventive measures, discovering asteroids can save civilization. Learn how asteroids interact with Jupiter and the other planets, the discovery of new asteroids, and why we need look out for Near Earth Asteroids (NEA). If the sky is clear, astronomers will also be on hand with telescopes. Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. More...

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

Bainbridge Cinemas
The Met Live in HD
Jan. 19  Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec
Jan. 26 Pearl Django and Douce Ambience at Island Center Hall

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

Bainbridge Performing Arts
Jan. 11, 7:30 Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble
Jan. 13, 3 PM Chamber Music Inspired by Folksongs & Stories
Jan. 27, 6 PM Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra's 2013 Young Artist Concerto Competition 

Bainbridge Public Library
Jan. 5, 3 PM Seattle Opera Preview with Norm Hollingshead: Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by  Rossini

First Sundays at the Commons
Jan 6, 4 PM   
Beau String Quartet performs works by Schubert, Schullhoff, Shostakovich, Schnittke & Schumann Stephen Bryant, violin Rachael Pearson, violin Sue Jane Bryant, viola Walter Gray, cello  

Island Music Center
Jan. 13, 2 PM Island Music Artist Showcase
Tom and Gary - Classic Country and Rock.
Jameson Kirby - Vocals and Guitar
Ruben James - Vocals and Guitar
Captain Solo's Jazz Punk Trio - Multiple Genres
Mark DeCastro - Piano, guitar and vocals
The Cut Losses - Vancouver BC Alt Rock 

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

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

Jan. 12  Erica & Shalane   

Teen Center (at Island Center Hall)
Jan. 25, 7 PM Battle of the Bands XII

Treehouse Cafe

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

Jan. 19  Django Reinhart's Birthday Party with Ranger and the ReArrangers
Jan. 26  The Cave Singers
Jan. 27  Luau Cinder (7:30 PM)

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 


Wine Tasting

Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room  

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"  


Feb  1    First Friday Art Walk
Feb  2    Great Decisions at the Library
              Sing Out 2013
              The EDGE Improv
Feb  7    Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County
              Spelling Bee
Feb  9    Seattle Opera Preview: La Boheme
Feb 10    First Sundays Concerts
Feb 13    Island Film Group: Guess Who's Coming to
Feb 16    The Met in HD: Rigoletto
Feb 24    Chilly Hilly Bike Ride

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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