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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 April 2013   


Apr 12

BASE Lecture

Bainbridge Ballet Spring Performance

Apr 13

Bainbridge Ballet Spring Performance

    Chorale Concert: Baroque to Broadway

Apr 14

Bainbridge Ballet Spring Performance

 Chorale Concert: Baroque to Broadway

Apr 13

Bainbridge Farmers' Market Opening

Walk MS 2013

    Planetarium Show & Stargazing

    BSO at KiDiMu: Family Fun with Music

  RePower Bainbridge: Final Boarding Call

Apr 14

Concert: Ash Devine

Apr 16

Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Apr 17

Concert: Tift Merritt

Apr 18

The EDGE Improv at Treehouse Café

Apr 19

Family Movie Matinee: Rise of the Guardians

Swing Dance

Apr 20

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

    BI Land Trust Native Plant Sale

  T&C 14th Annual Earth Day Community Fair

Earth Day Contra Dance

Island Theatre at the Library

  Pops Special: Orchestra Comique

Concert: Ryan Ayers

Earth Day Contra Dance

Apr 21

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

  Pops Special: Orchestra Comique

Island Theatre at the Library

 Concert: Greta Matassa & Friends

Concert: Christopher Bell

Apr 25

 Poetry Corners LIVE!

  Artists' Almost Perfect Sale

Apr 26

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

Artists' Almost Perfect Sale

Apr 27

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Winery Tour Weekend

The Met in HD: Giulio Cesare

    Kiwanis Shredffest

Artists' Almost Perfect Sale

  Northwest Green Home Tour 2013

  Seattle Opera Preview: Voix Humaine & Suor Angelica

Apr 28

Winery Tour Weekend

   Concert: Brian Oberlin

Artists' Almost Perfect Sale


View details in the community calendar 


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

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:   




Jay Coen Gilbert - B Corp Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series -Jay Coen Gilbert: "Profit for Good"
Fri., Apr. 12, 5:30-7 PM, Bainbridge Library

  Featuring Jay Coen Gilbert, founder of B Corp. Explore how B-Corp's unique legal structure allows businesses to address their impact on people and the planet by operating both for-profit and for-good. RSVP free.

April Chamber After Hours   

Thurs., Apr. 25. 5:30 - 7 PM

A Kitchen That Works hosts this month's event. Come see the Best L'il Kitchen & Bath Showroom on Bainbridge and take a tour of an award-winning Built Green home. Nosh and network. Free event, no reservations necessary. The public is 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

Farmers' Market Opening  
Sat., Apr. 13, 9 AM - 1 PM

The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market opens for the season on April 13 with a ceremonial "Cheese Toss" with Bainbridge Island Mayor Steve Bonkowski.  Early season vegetable starts, carrots, lettuce, garlic, herbs, salad mixes and fresh, local meats, eggs, cheese and more. Hot food will also be available on opening day, including Asian and Indian fare, BI BBQ, paninis and baked goods. Music by Chele's Kitchen.

Walk MS 2013 
Sat., Apr. 13, 9 AM

Join thousands who will rally to end multiple sclerosis at Walk MS 2013 on Bainbridge Island, and seven other locations around the state including Seattle on Sun., April 14. Proceeds from Walk MS support research and local programs for people living with multiple sclerosis. For more information and to participate...

RePower Bainbridge: Final Boarding Call 
Sat. Apr. 20, 10 AM - 4 PM

One last chance to cash in on RePower Bainbridge rebates!  This FREE, one-day event at Woodward Middle School includes: *An $800 special event rebate available for homeowners only available for event attendees. *Access to review energy upgrade review options *Workshops on various energy-efficiency upgrade options. *Sign up for a FREE Home Energy Check-Up. More... 
T&C 14th Earth Day Fair
Sat. Apr. 20, 11 AM - 3 PM

Town & Country Market's annual Fair (in the north parking lot along Winslow Way) features exhibits from numerous local sustainability groups, activities for kids, a Zero Waste lunch, and more!  More...

Kiwanis Shredfest
Sat. Apr. 27, 10 AM - 2 PM

 Bring your vital records, files & documents and watch them get shredded in the big truck. Your donations will support Kiwanis projects. At Columbia Bank High School Rd branch. More... 
Northwest Green Home Tour 2013 
Sat. Apr. 27, 11 AM - 5 PM

Grow Community will be one of the stops on this years NW Green Home Tour. Co-produced by Northwest Eco Building Guild Seattle Chapter and Built Green this tour is a FREE spring event. It is the 3rd Annual NW Green Home Tour for Seattle, Bainbridge Island + Eastside. Come visit our Built Green 5 Star Homes!

Books, Literature, Art & Culture

Readings at Eagle Harbor Book Company

Nancy Singleton Hachisu: Japanese Farm Food   
Sat., Apr. 13, 11:00 AM
George Shannon & Julie Paschkiss: Who Put the cookies in the Cookie Jar?   
Sun., Apr. 14, 3:00 PM
Bainbridge-O-Rama Limerick Contest 2013   
Thurs., Apr. 18, 7:30 PM 

World Book Night Launch Party       
Sun., Apr. 21, 3:00 PM 

Jennie Shortridge: Love Water Memory      
Thurs., Apr. 25, 7:30 PM 
Colleen Fisher: Fitness is Forever        
Sun., Apr. 28, 3:00 PM
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., Apr. 16, 7 PM

Jeannine Hall Gailey presents: How to Make a Difference in Your Local Poetry Community. Free at the Library. More... 
Artists' Almost Perfect Sale
Thurs., Apr. 25 - Sun., Apr. 28

For four days in April, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts will explode with jewelry, ceramics, paintings, glass, photographs, and prints by our favorite artists at one-time prices. The sale is a huge boost for artists, who receive 65 percent of their proceeds; you get a huge boost, too, with fabulous deals on original works of art. 10-6. Sun. 11-5. More... 

Books Afloat with Susan Wiggs
Thurs., Apr. 25, 3:50 - 5:10 PM

Library staff share their love of reading, listening and viewing with commuters on the ferry.  Susan Wiggs, island resident and bestselling author of the Lakeshore Chronicles series says the most important things in life are "family, friends, and fiction."  Enjoy a conversation with her. More...

Poetry Corners LIVE! 
Thurs., Apr. 25, 7 PM
Live celebration reading of Poetry Corners winners at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Arts & Humanities Council was pleased to bring you Poetry Corners. Winning selections from this annual community poetry competition were put on display around Bainbridge Island throughout the month. This year's theme was "Mischief".  
The Salon: A Forum for Conversation 
Fri., Apr. 26, 1 - 2:30 PM

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. Free. For information about upcoming topics, click here: For more information, visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.

Dance, Theater & Film

 Bainbridge Ballet's Spring Dance Performance
Fri.-Sun., Apr. 12-14

Bainbridge Ballet's Annual Spring Recital. Come see the students showcase their talents in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and lyrical/contemporary. Over 40 classes and more than 120 students. This show has something for everybody. Appropriate for all ages. Fri. 6 PM, Sat. 1 & 6 PM, Sun 1 PM. More...  


Swing Dance  

Sat., Apr. 13, 7:30 PM


Live music with "Rude & Unprofessional." Workshop (included in price) begins at 7:30, dance at 8:30. Dance to Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango. NO pre-registration or partner required! Singles & couples. Dressy casual; shoes clean soles, no black marks on newly refinished wood floor!  At Island Center Hall. More...  


Family Movie Matinee: Rise of the Guardians 
Fri., Apr. 19, 3:30 PM.

Santa, the Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny and the Sandman join forces to keep an evil spirit, Pitch, from wrecking the world's fun. (PG) We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...
Country Capers Celtic Trio Earth Day Contra Dance
Sat., Apr. 20, 7:30 PM   
Country Capers Celtic Trio on fiddles, Irish uilleann pipes, guitar, wooden flute, vocals & cittern weave their sweet, high-energy dialogue of favorite traditional tunes, their Pacific Northwest originals, and Nordic beauties for the contra dance groove. Laura Me Smith teaches workshop and cues all dances. No previous experience required. Please wear clean soled shoes for dancing. At Island Center Hall. More...

Island Theatre at the Library 
Sat., Apr. 20, 7:30 PM

"Anna In the Tropics," by by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Pat Scott. www.islandtheatre.org Set in Southern Florida during the late 1920s, describes the life and situations of a set of Cuban-Americans working at a cigar factory. The owners and employees of the factory spend time reveling in the memory of their native Cuba, discussing fine literature-Anna Karenina, in particular-and creating their own real-life dramatics. Free, donations appreciated.  More...

Food & Drink   

Rolling Bay Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Winery Tour Weekend  
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., Apr. 13, 7:30 PM

"Journey to the Center of the Milky Way". Astronomer Dave Fong will take you on a star tour that follows a galactic spiral arm all the way down to the mysterious center. Along the way, we will visit alien planets, baby stars, cosmic clouds and dying stars. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for a close look at the delights of the sky. Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. More...

BI Land Trust Native Plant Sale
Sat., Apr.20, 9 AM - 1 PM

This year's Native Plant Sale, an Earth Day tradition, offers a great variety of native plants. Pre-ordered plants will be available for pick up at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. There we will also offer a number of plants available only on the day of the sale! All proceeds from the Native Plant Sale support the stewardship of BILT conserved properties. More...

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

Bainbridge Chorale
Baroque to Broadway
Apr. 13 & 14 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church 
Join the Bainbridge Chorale for a tour of some of the most appealing and entertaining works from the Baroque period through the best of Broadway. Sat - 7:30 PM, Sun - 3:00 PM.

Bainbridge Cinemas
The Met Live in HD
Apr. 27  Handel: Giulio Cesare
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec
Camp Yeomalt Song Circle
Every 3rd Friday, 7:30 PM

Bainbridge Performing Arts
Apr. 20 & 21, Pops Special: Orchestra Comique 
The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra teams up with The EDGE Improv group in an evening of hilarity and musical entertainment! Maestro Schulz leads the orchestra through a potpourri of comedic orchestral music and The EDGE joins in with their delectable commentary. Also joining BSO on the program is the Bainbridge Island Youth Symphony Senior Orchestra in a side-by-side performance. Pianist Benjamin Salman, 2nd place winner of the BSO's 2013 Young Artist Competition, will play the last movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor."

Bainbridge Public Library
Seattle Opera Preview with Norm Hollingshead
Apr.  27, 3 - 5 PM - Voix Humaine & Suor Angelica
Island Music Center
Apr. 20, 7:30 PM, Ryan Ayers, Fingerstyle Guitarist
Seattle native Ryan Ayers returns to the Northwest to perform an evening of original fingerstyle guitar music.

Apr. 21, 4:00 PM, Greta Matassa & Friends. 
Award-winning jazz great, Greta Matassa & Friends with Host & Jazz Vocalist Eugenie Jones for a wonderful evening of jazz, soul & blues. 

Pegasus Coffee House
Sundays, 2:30 - 4 PM 
Apr. 14 - Ash Devine
Apr. 21 - Christopher Bell
Apr. 28 - Brian Oberlin

Treehouse Cafe  
Apr. 17 - Tift Merritt
The New Yorker has called Merritt "the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry." 
Apr. 18 - The EDGE Improv
Bainbridge Island's own Edge Improv, which has sold out shows regularly at BPA for years, strays to The Treehouse for this special performance! Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions.  

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"  


Mar   3    First Friday Art Walk
May  4    The EDGE Improv
May  5    First Sundays Concert
May  6    Open Mike Science
May  8    Island Film Group: Kiss Me Deadly
May  9    A Chorus Line
May 10    Chamber Monthly Breakfast
               A Chorus Line
May 11    Girls' Night Out
               A Chorus Line
May 12    A Chorus Line
May 17    Building A Sustainable Economy Lecture
               A Chorus Line
              Ovation GLEE & VOCE
May 18    Reid Hansen's Senior Center Bus Tour
              YOHO Island Theatre at Your House
              Ovation GLEE & VOCE
               A Chorus Line
May 19    A Chorus Line
May 21    Field's End Writers' Roundtable
May 23    Chamber Monthly Business After Hours
May 24    A Chorus Line
May 25    Winery Tour Weekend
               A Chorus Line
May 26    Winery Tour Weekend
               A Chorus Line
May 27    Winery Tour Weekend
May 31    Symphonic Metamorphosis

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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