What's Happening on Bainbridge Island
What's Happening on Bainbridge Island
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Greetings from Bainbridge Island! 

There are a lot of things to see and do...please view our community calendar for a comprehensive listing of events  
Make sure your event gets into What's Happening!  Add it to our online calendar  by the 20th of the previous month.


Our Favorite Event Picks for March 2013   


Mar  7
Lunch & Learn

Mar  8
Distracted Opening Night

Mar 9
Great Decisions at the Library

Great Singers: Placido Domingo

Planetarium Show & Stargazing


Mar 10

Mar 13
Island Film Group: The Landlord

Mar 15
Concert: Dave Nachmanoff


Mar 16
The Met in HD: Francesca da Rimini

YOHO (Island Theatre at Your House


Mar 17
Historic Winslow Walk

St. Patrick's with Celtic Magic

St. Patrick's with Chele's Kitchen

Concert: Thomas Marriott


Mar 19
Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Mar 22

Mar 23
Winery Tour Weekend

Great Singers: Ezio Pinza


Mar 24
Iris DeMent at Grace Episcopal Church

Winery Tour Weekend

Concert: Iris DeMent


Mar 25
Village Speak

Mar 27
Live Music: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

Mar 28
One World Taiko

Mar 30
Annual Community Egg Hunts


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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from your friends at the
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce!  
This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in March.

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
  • Job Bank 
  • 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:   


March Chamber Breakfast   

Fri., Mar. 8 at IslandWood

Susan M. R. Johnson, Region Ten Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will speak about the new federal healthcare law and its implications for businesses. Sign up online. More...


Joe Whinney - Theo Chocolate Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series -Joe Whinney: Let Your Values Indulge
Fri., Mar. 15, 5:30-7 PM, Bainbridge Library

  Featuring the founder and CEO of Theo Chocolate. Explore how Theo changes lives -- from responsible sourcing of ingredients to partnerships with Fare Start in Seattle and the Eastern Congo Initiative, all while making insanely good chocolate. Free event, short reception to follow the program. Space is limited so please RSVP free.

March Chamber After Hours   

Thurs., Mar. 28. 5:30 - 7 PM

hosts this month's event. See what's been happening at the island's Co-Working community, upstairs in the Pavilion.  Come to nosh and network. Free event, no reservations needed, public welcome. More...

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 Events

Bainbridge Island Home & Business Expo Bainbridge Island 2013 Home & Business Expo  
Sat., Mar. 23, 10 AM - 4 PM

See your community businesses under one roof - everything from gardens to stationery to healthcare - one-stop shopping. Free admission to the public. Hourly prize drawings. Free donuts and coffee in the morning, compliments of Fairbank Construction. Thank you to our sponsors: Ace Hardware, Fairbank Construction, and Bainbridge Gardens. 
Annual Egg Scramble, Bainbridge Island, WA Island Egg Scramble Eggstravaganza
Fri. - Sun., Mar. 29 - 31

Friday night teens kick off the weekend at 9 PM with the 15th Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt at the Teen Center. On Saturday starting at 10 AM, kids ages 1-12 can chalk the sidewalk, pet bunnies in the 4H area, get their photo taken with the Big Bunny, and at 11 AM SHARP scramble for treats. Later at 1 PM kids 3-11 can do the Wet & Wild Scramble at the Aquatic Center. If you don't like crowds, bring your GPS and try the self-guided Geo-Hunt on Saturday & Sunday. Coordinates will be posted at 9 AM on the Park District website. More...

Books, Literature, Art & Culture
Readings at Eagle Harbor Book Company

William L. Sullivan - The Case for D.B. Cooper's Parachute  
Thurs., Mar. 7, 7:30 PM
James K. Wellman - Rob Bell and a New American Christianity  
Sun., Mar. 10, 3:00 PM

Erin Hunter - Warriors: Dawn of the Clans: The Sun Trail  
Tues., Mar. 12, 6:30 PM 
Lesley Hazleton - The First Muslim  
Thurs., Mar. 14, 7:30 PM 

David Franklin: Radical Men      
Sun., Mar. 17, 7:30 PM 

Vincent Stanley: The Responsible Company     
Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30 PM 

Great Decisions at the Library
Sat., Mar. 9, 9:30 AM
Topic: Imperfect Union: The Eurozone in Crisis 
Drop by the library for coffee, a short film, and a lively discussion of foreign affairs. Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council and the Kitsap Regional Library. Free events.
Ferry Tales 
Fri., Mar. 14, 4:40 Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge

Laurie R. King (The Beekeeper's Apprentice) joins the ferry book club, the first of several local events featuring the internationally acclaimed author.
Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 1954 Historic Winslow Walk
Sun., Mar. 17, 12:30 PM

Enjoy a stroll through downtown Winslow and compare what you see today with photos and stories provided by Dick Berg and Bob Woodman.  Here's a chance to learn about our fascinating history from two members of long-time Bainbridge families. Please call the Museum for reservations at 206-842-2773.  Free to museum members.   
Lunch & Learn
Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 1 PM

An informative, weekly "town Hall" that is free and open to all. Each week a different speaker provides a lively lecture on the inside story of an aspect of Bainbridge Island life. Bring your own lunch. Complimentary coffee, tea, water & snack. At Waterfront Park Community Center.

Field's End Writers' Roundtable 

Tues., Mar. 19, 7 PM

Writing From History. How Washington Women Won the Vote with Shanna Stevenson.

Travelogue: Gorilla Trekking in the "Other" Congo 
Wed., Mar. 20, 7:30 PM
Learn how to best access the pristine areas of the lesser known of the two Congos, at a time when sustainable tourism is in the foreground.  An overview of what has been voted by Outside Magazine as the "Best New Safari" will be presented by Erica Varga who in the 1990s led people from around the globe on overland safaris across Botswana and into Zimbabwe.  We will also discuss community development and conservation efforts as related to the safari industry. Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library and The Traveler. Free at the Library.

Village Speak: Preventing Gun Violence 
Mon., Mar. 25, 6:30 PM

How do you think we should safeguard Bainbridge Island children and families? Voice your opinion, listen learn, and exchange ideas with the community at the next VillageSpeak community meeting. Moderator: Mary Ann Moorman, "Auntmama" radio personality on KBCS FM. Panelists will be representatives from the schools, city, and community. More... 

Dance, Theater & Film

Island Film Group:
The Landlord 
Wed., Mar. 13, 7:00 PM.

In this beautifully moving and warmly uporarious comedy, independent-minded rich boy buys an apartment in the slums of New York City, indending to make it into a home for himself. Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, MGM/UA. Directed by Hall Ashby, 1970. Free at the Library. More...

Family Movie Matinee: Horton Hears a Who!
Fri., Mar. 8, 3:30 PM.

Horton the elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors, who refuse to believe it exists.
We'll pop the popcorn! (PG) We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...
Mar. 7-24, 7:30 PM Thurs. & Fri., 3 PM Sat. & Sun.

What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him into - or out of - his pajamas. His teacher thinks it's ADD. His dad says he's just a boy. Mama's on a quest for answers. Lisa Loomer's witty and thoughtful comic drama (or dramatic comedy) asks all of us, "Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we've tuned out what really matters?" Opening night reception 6:30 Fri., Feb. 8. Pay-what-you-can Thurs., Feb. 7. At Bainbridge Performing Arts. More...

Latin Night!
Sat., Mar. 9, 7:30 PM

Dancers at all levels get together for an evening of fun! A wide repertoire of DJ mix, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango. Come at 7:30-8:15 pm for a  workshop mixer. Then dance to DJ music tailored to attendees 8:15-10:00 pm. Singles and couples. Adults and teens. More...

St. Patrick's Contra Dance
Sat., Mar. 16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM

Joe Michaels calls to Celtic fiddler Susan Burke's duo. Intro workshop at 7:30. All dances taught and cued. Singles, couples, all levels welcome. More...

Island Theatre at Your Home
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 16 & 17, 7:30 PM

Share a potluck meal in a private home where all participants are welcome to join in the playreading. Location & play to be announced. More...

Food & Drink   

Rolling Bay Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Seven Winery Weekend Tour
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 23 & 24, Noon - 5 PM

Visit the 7 wineries of Bainbridge Island, each featuring exceptional wines and chocolates. These 7 cozy artisanal wineries are mostly new on the scene but are already garnering awards and attention. Avoid the crowds and explore the peaceful beauty and charm of Bainbridge Island!  Enjoy the lush surroundings and a meal at one of our many great island restaurants. Cheers!

Science & Nature

Planetarium Show & Stargazing 
Sat., Mar. 9, 7:00 PM

"The Sky Is Falling!" The February 15th meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia showcased the impact of a small space rock. Astronomer Dave Fong will discuss the explosive energies of recent meteors, their origins, meteorite fragments, and how to protect against future threats. Comet PANSTARRS is approaching the Sun and growing brighter by the day. It is expected to become visible by early March - learn how to best view it. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for a close look at the comet.
 If the sky is clear, astronomers will 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
Mar. 16  Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec
Camp Yeomalt Song Circle 
Every 4th Friday, 7:30 PM

Bainbridge Performing Arts 
Mar. 19 & 20, 6:00 PM  2013 Bainbridge to Broadway Show

Mar. 28, One World Taiko

Japanese Drum Ensemble One World Taiko will bring their heart-pounding percussion to BPA, featuring the ancient tradition of fast, powerful drumming with exciting choreography. 

Bainbridge Public Library 
Great Singers with Norm Hollingshead

Mar.   9, 2:30 PM - Placido Domingo, tenor
Mar. 23, 2:30 PM - Ezio Pinza, basso

Grace Episcopal Church
Mar. 24 & 25, 7 PM - Concert: Iris DeMent
Hare & Hounds Pub (Poulsbo)
Mar. 17, 6 PM - St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Magic - bagpipes and more.

Island Music Center 
Mar. 15, 7:30 PM, Dave Nachmanoff. The award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist will make his Bainbridge Island debut.

Mar. 17, 4:00 PM, 7-time Golden Ear award winner trumpeter Thomas Marriott & Friends.
Pegasus Coffee House
Most Sundays 2:30-4 PM Acoustic Matinee

Seabold Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday of every month
Sign-up 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
All-acoustic open mic - except there is no mic.

Treehouse Cafe  
Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day with Chele's Kitchen

Mar. 27 - Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

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



Art Galleries  


Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts


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 


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"  


Apr  5    First Friday Art Walk
            Kids' Night at Kidimu
Apr  6    Bainbridge Ballet's Spring Dance Performance
Apr  7    First Sundays Concert
Apr 10    Island Film Group: The Country Girl
Apr 12    Bainbridge Ballet Dance Performance
Apr 13    Bainbridge Farmers' Market Opening Day
             Bainbridge Chorale: Baroque to Broadway
             Bainbridge Ballet Dance Performance
Apr 14    Bainbridge Ballet Dance Performance
             Bainbridge Chorale: Baroque to Broadway
Apr 16    Field's End Writers' Roundtable
Apr 20    Island Theatre at the Library
             Earth Day Contra Dance
             New! Pops Special: Orchestra Comique
Apr 21    Jazz Concert: Greta Matassa
             New! Pops Special: Orchestra Comique
             Island Theatre at the Library
Apr 25    Poetry Corners LIVE!
Apr 27    The Met in HD: Giulio Cesare
             Field's End Spring Seminar: The Publishing Revolution
             Seven Winery Tasting Tour
Apr 28    Seven Winery Tasting Tour

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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