What's Happening on Bainbridge Island
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Our Favorite Event Picks for June 2013   


Jun  7

First Friday Art Walk

Jun  8

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Planetarium Show:
Pareidolia in Space

Small Boat Messabout

Jun  9

Books- Katherine Pryor: Sylvia's Spinach

BPA Chamber Music Series

Jun 11

Travelogue: Rowing into the Son

Jun 12

Island Film Group: The Scarlet Empress

Jun 12

No More Schoolapalooza

Jun 13

Books - Wendy Tremayne: Good Life Lab

Jun 14

June Chamber Breakfast

Grand Opening: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Movie Matinee: Holes

Jun 15

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Fun Fair & Bike Rodeo

BI Wooden Boat Festival

Latin Night Dance with Malo Combo

Island Theatre at the Library: Walter Cronkite is Dead

Jun 16

BI Wooden Boat Festival

Island Theatre at the Library: Walter Cronkite is Dead

Jun 18

Field's End Writers' Roundtable

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance

Jun 19

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance

Jun 20

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance

Jun 21

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance

Summer Solstice Fashion Show

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture

Les Miserables Opening Night

Jun 22

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Filipino American Strawberry Festival

BIMA & KiDiMu Family Weekend

Winery Tour Weekend

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance

Les Miserables

Jun 23

Winery Tour Weekend

Books - Sandi Doughton: Full Rip 9.0

BIMA & KiDiMu Family Weekend

Les Miserables

Jun 27

June Chamber After Hours

Jun 28

Summer Movie Matinee: The Secret of N.I.M.H.

The Salon - A Forum for Conversation

Jun 29

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Bainbridge Island Rotary Rummage Sale & Auction

Jun 30

Books - Amy Hatvany: Heart Like Mine

The Samurai Warrior on the Noh Stage


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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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This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in June.

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

Don't Miss These Chamber Events:   



June Chamber Breakfast

Fri., June 14, 7:30 AM 

See the T & C of the Future! Susan Allen and the T & C design team unveil the plans for the remodel and expansion of Town & Country Market. Public welcome. At IslandWood. Sign up online or call 206-842-3700. 
Sign up online by midnight, Wed., July 12 and save $5.00.


Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series "Social Purpose Investing"
Fri., June 21, 5:30-7 PM, Bainbridge Library

  Featuring Michael "Luni" Libes, Serial Entrepreneur. Explore the similarities of philanthropy and social purpose investing through stories from Luni's Fledge program, helping "impact" entrepreneurs with their business planning and launch. Reception follows. Space is limited, so RSVP free.

June Chamber After Hours   

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

Hosted by Shirvan Rug Gallery at 424 Winslow Way E. Adem and Birgul Solak will treat us to another fabulous Turkish barbeque. Free. Public welcome. No reservations needed.

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 Museum of Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)
Grand Opening 
Fri., June 14, 11:15 AM - 6 PM 
Featuring the art and craft of our region and our time. Inaugural exhibitions include more than 50 artists. Ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 11:15 AM. See the website for parking and shuttle information. 550 Winslow Way E (at the corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305. Admission to BIMA is always free but donations are welcome.

Annual Bainbridge Island Rotary Rummage Sale53rd Annual Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale 
Sat., June 29, 8 AM - 2 PM
Preview Fri., June 28, 5 - 8 PM 
Is this the world's largest rummage sale? Imagine this - six acres of stuff that combines your grandmother's estate sale, your father's tool sale and your mother's moving sale. Add a church rummage sale, a neighborhood garage sale and the inventory of 10 bike stores. With pizza and hot dogs. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday in June? But don't be late or you'll miss the good stuff! At Woodward Middle School.

The Samurai Warrior on the Noh Stage       

Sun., June 30, 6:00 PM


A rare opportunity to see the world's oldest surviving theatrical art. The performance features Munenori Takeda, member of a family of Noh performers whose lineage goes back 700 years in Japan. In this interactive workshop audience members can view the performance, study many fascinating facts about Noh and learn to sing the lines along with the players. At Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.



Books, Literature, Art & Culture

First Fridays Art Walk 
Fri., June 7, 5 - 8 1 PM
Bainbridge Library:"Morocco & Andalucia," photography by Maureen Buckley. Island Gallery: New works by nine artists and live jazz by The BBC; Roby King Galleries: Contemporary Realism: Richard Hall & Eileen Sorg; Bainbridge Arts & Crafts: Setting Sail - Artists at Sea; Danger: Gail Bair. Other venues include Blackbird Bakery, Winslow Art Center and Millstream. Refreshments served at most venues! A number of local restaurants join the monthly event, offering small plates and weekend specials. Easy walk from the ferry.
Readings at Eagle Harbor Book Company    

Katherine Pryor: Sylvia's Spinach  
Sun., June 9, 3:00 PM
Wendy Tremayne: Good Life Lab     
Thurs., June 13, 7:30 PM 

Sandi Doughton: Full Rip 9.0         
Sun., June 23, 3:00 PM 

Amy Hatvany: Heart Like Mine       
Sun., June 30, 3:00 PM 
Travelogue: Rowing into the Son 

Tues., June 11, 7:30 PM


A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Jordan Hanssen was born in Mobile, AL, in 1982 and was raised in England, Ireland, New Mexico, and Washington State. His family imbued him with a love of travel that has taken him down rivers in Thailand in bamboo rafts and cycling through the French Alps. In 2006 he rowed from New York to England with three others in a 29-foot rowboat, and Rowing Into the Son (Mountaineers Books, 2012) tells his story about that experience.  Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library and The Traveler. Free at the Library.

Field's End Writers' Roundtable 

Tues., June 18, 7 PM


Michael Cyger, Vicki Wilson, and Erin Jennings present "From Proposal to Press: Writing for Bainbridge Island Magazine". Free at the Library. More... 
The Salon: A Forum for Conversation 
Fri., June 28, 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

Island Film Group: The Scarlet Empress      
Wed., June 12, 7 PM


Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge Universal Pictures; Directed by Josef von Sternberg Black and White; 109 minutes; 1934. Free at the Library. More... 


Movie Matinee: Holes       
Fri., June 14, 3:30 PM


Unravel a family curse, as a gang of misfits is forced to dig holes all day by The Warden of Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp stuck in the middle of the sweltering desert. Based on the award-winning young people's book by Louis Sachar. (PG) Free at the Library.  More...   


Latin Dance Night with Malo Combo       
Sat., June 15, 7:30 PM


Dance to live music! 7:30-8:30 pm pre-dance Salsa workshop mixer free with dance! 8:30-11:00 pm dance to live Latin music featuring Malo Combo! NO pre-registration or partner required! Singles & couples. Dressy casual; shoes clean soles, no black marks! Welcome snacks to share! At Island Center Hall. More... 

Island Theatre at the Library      

Sat. & Sun., June 15 & 16, 7:30 PM


Walter Cronkite is Dead: In a world that seems to be spinning beyond their control, two women find themselves sharing a table, stuck in an airport by a storm. Representing two sides of the culture wars - one red state, the other blue state - Margaret and Patty reluctantly strike up a conversation that encourages them to open up, challenge their world views and find common ground. By Joe Calarco, directed by Steve Stolee. More...   

Bainbridge Dance Center's 32nd Annual Student Performance!    
Tues -Sat., June 18-22, 7:00 PM, Sat. 2:00 PM  

Six great performances showcase more than 180 students, ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques.  At BPA.  More...  

Miserables Opening Night 
Fri., June 21, 7:30 PM 


Ovation Musical Theatre unveils the first new reimagined production of Les Miserables in the Northwest since the show was finally unrestricted after 27 years. The group has wanted to present this show since our inception and this production will coincide with Ovation!'s 10th anniversary. At BHS Theater through July 7. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM. More... 
Family Movie Matinee: The Secret of N.I.M.H.
Fri., June 28, 3:30 PM.
Join the plight of a widowed field mouse as she seeks help to save her underground home from the farmer's plow. She discovers her rose-bush neighbors are highly intelligent laboratory rats who have escaped from the National Institute of Mental Health. Based on the acclaimed children's book by Robert O'Brien (PG) We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...

Food & Drink   

Rolling Bay Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Winery Tour    
Sat. & Sun.,
June 22 & 23, 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! More...

Science & Nature

Planetarium Show & Stargazing 
Sat., June 8, 8:30 PM

"Pareidolia in Space." Astronomer Dave Fong will present unusual objects discovered in outer space that may resemble something more down to earth and how these perceived similarities may reveal the workings of the inner space of the mind. If the sky is clear, we'll also check out some deep sky wonders through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers. Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. More...

More Fun

Small Boat Messabout 
Sat., June 8, 10 AM - 4 PM

Canoes, kayaks, Native American canoes, free lessons and demos. Sponsored by The Back of Beyond, BI Metro Parks and Bainbridge Rowing. Info: 206-842-9229.

No More Schoolapalooza
Wed., June  12, Noonish til whenever

Celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer! We're heating up the stage at Waterfront Park downtown for a full afternoon of local, live music. Frisbee, football, hack, dance or just chill...there's nowhere else you gotta be.  More...

Fun Fair & Bike Rodeo
Sat., June  15, 10 AM - 2 PM

Annual family fun at the Madison Avenue firehall. Firetrucks, airlift helicopter, dunk tank, jump house, food, games, prizes. More...

Wooden Boat Festival 
Sat., June 15, 10 AM - 5 PM  
Sun., June 16, 10 AM - 4 PM

Tour dockside celebration of sail, power & work boats. Meet owners, builders, designers. Sample island't maritime history, live music, speaker's forum. walking distance from the ferry This year we'll have some new and different boats for you to enjoy and the organizing committee is working hard to make the event even better than the first one. The event is being held again this year at the Harbour Marina next to the Harbour Pub. More...

Summer Solstice Fashion Show  
Fri., June  21, 6:30 PM

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Winslow Mall. Move to music, nibble on delectable treats, and sip premium wine from Eagle Harbor Wine. Stores will be open late to offer special discounts. The fashion show starts at 7:30pm with fun fashions from Lollipops, Berry Patch, PrettyStick, B.I. Barkery, Blinx, Sweet Deal, Zia and Wildernest. Tickets can be purchased at Blinx, Sweet Deal and PrettyStick. Proceeds benefit the Kitsap Humane Society! All are welcome -- big and small 2-legged friends as well as your 4-legged pals!

Filipino American Community Strawberry Festival 
Sat., June  22, 12 - 4 PM

2 PM Coronation of 2013 Royal Court, cultural dances and entertainment. Phillipine Cuisine: lunch served 12-3pm $10 pp or $35/family of four and Strawberry Delight sold separately. At the Filipino American Hall on High School Rd.

BIMA & KiDiMu Present Family Weekend 
Sat., June 22, 10 AM - 4 PM
Sun., June 23, 12 Noon - 4 PM

Hands-on art activities for children, art demonstrations, Caring Clowns International, music and entertainment. Book signing by Barbara Helen Berger. Free admission to Kids Discovery Museum. More... 

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

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
June 22 - Ranger & the "Re-Arrangers" 
Camp Yeomalt Song Circle
Every 3rd Friday, 7:30 PM

Bainbridge Performing Arts
Sun., June 9, Chamber Music series

"Inspired by Poetry & Song" The concluding program in BPA's 2012-2013 Chamber Music series glorifies the literary art forms that move composers to their own personal vision and interpretation of the written word. The program includes works by Robert Schumann, Bohuslav Martinu, Paul de Wailly, Allen Strange, Erik Satie, and Antonín Dvorák.

Island Music Center
Sat., June 15, 7 PM, Shelby Earl with Lana McMullen 
Named the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon.com, Shelby Earl's debut solo album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of The Long Winters and released in November 2011 on Local 638 Records) inspired NPR/LA Times Ann Powers to dub Earl her "new favorite songwriter". .

Pegasus Coffee House
Sundays, 2:30 - 4 PM 
Performers to be announced

Treehouse Cafe  
June 15 - The Howlin' Brothers 
 Tennessee trio The Howlin' Brothers offer a distinctly bluegrass take on the blues, adding upright bass, fiddle and banjo to covers of greats such as Muddy Waters as well as pumping out original foot stompers.


June 29 - Amy LaVere 
A little Lucinda Williams, a little Tori Amos, a little Norah Jones, a little Emmy-Lou Harris. Amy LaVere is country music with teeth. As Spin Magazine says, "Part winsome alt-country gal, and part avenging angel."   

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

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 

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"  


Jul   3    Annual 3rd of July Street Dance
Jul   4    Grand Old Fourth of July - Parade, Street Fair, Fireworks
             Les Miserables
Jul   5    First Friday Art Walk
            Bainbridge in Bloom Art Auction Preview
Jul   6    Les Miserables
            The EDGE Improv
Jul   7    Les Miserables
Jul 10    Wednesday Concerts in the Parks
Jul 12    Bloom Preview Day & Luncheon Pastorale
Jul 13    Winery Tour Weekend
             Bainbridge in Bloom Public Garden Tour
             Evening in Bloom Gala & Auction
Jul 14    Winery Tour Weekend
Jul 15    Bainbridge Chorale Young Singers Summer Experience
Jul 17    Wednesday Concerts in the Parks
Jul 21    Around the Island  Cruise on Virginia V - hist
Jul 24    Wednesday Concerts in the Parks
Jul 25    Chamber After Hours
             Field's End Island Story Slam
Jul 26    The Salon - a Forum for Conversation
Jul 27    Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival
Jul 31    Wednesday Concerts in the Parks

For the most up-to-date info on community events, please see our Community Calendar  
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Bainbridge Island
Chamber of Commerce
395 Winslow Way East  
  Bainbridge Island 98110
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