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  
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Our Favorite Event Picks for August 2013   

Aug 2
First Friday Art Walk

Aug 3

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Winery Tour Weekend

    The EDGE Improv

 The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

Apr 4

Books-Alison Krupnick: Ruminations from the Minivan

    Winery Tour Weekend

    3rd Annual PAWS & Pints

    Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    BI Matsuri Summer Festival

Aug 6

National Night Out

 The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

Aug 7

 The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

Aug 8

 The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

 The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

Aug 9

Summer Studio Tour

Summer Movies in the Park

Aug 10

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Summer Studio Tour

Planetarium Show & Stargazing

Aug 11

Summer Studio Tour

Aug 14

Island Film Group: Sunset Boulevard

Aug 15

Farm to Table Dinner

    Books - Jon Mooallem: Wild Ones

Aug 16

Summer Movies in the Park

Aug 17

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Island Theatre: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays

Aug 18

Bike For Pie

    Books - Erika Mitchell: Blood Money

    Island Theatre: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays

Aug 22

Chamber After Hours

Aug 23

The Salon - A Forum for Conversation

    Summer Movie Matinee: Wimp-a-thon

    Summer Movies in the Park

Aug 24

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market

Bainbridge Uncorked Wine Festival

   Bloedel Reserve 25th Anniversary Summer Picnic

Aug 25

Books - Michael Paterniti: The Telling Room

    Kiwanis Summer Challenge

Aug 29

Books - Pendleton C. Wallace: Blue Water & Me

Aug 31

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market   


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Four Swallows

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

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:   


August Chamber After Hours   

Thurs., Aug. 22, 5:30 - 7 PM

Hosted by Messenger House Care Center at 10861 Manitou Park Blvd. in Rolling Bay. Come to nosh and network. No charge, no reservations necessary. The public is welcome.
Save the Date!
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 
Thurs., Sept. 19 at White Horse Golf Club

New course, new contests, lots of fun. Stay tuned.

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

Matsuri (Summer Festival)        

Sun., Aug. 4, 10:30 AM - 9 PM


The "MATSURI" ("festival" in Japanese) on Bainbridge Island celebrates the rich and unique culture of Japan through many great performances and workshops such as REAL SAMURAI from Japan, Biwa Japanese Lute Recital, The School of Taiko, Mimi Puppet Show, Shamisen Ensemble, Iaido, Noh, Sumie Brush Painting, Kimono/Yukata Picture Service, Kirie Cutting Paper Art, Origami, Soroban Abacus, Evening Ajikan Meditation, many kid-friendly activities etc  for entire families to enjoy all day. In addition, with the collaboration of IslandWood's chef, Jim White, we will offer "Zen Kitchen" meals (at an additional charge) prepared with fresh, organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. General admission is free; there is a fee for some classes and workshops.    




National Night Out - Free Food, Music, Games & Prizes 
Tues., Aug. 6, 4 - 7 PM

The Bainbridge Island Police Department invites you to celebrate the 30th annual "National Night Out" taking place that night with law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, citizens and local officials from all over the US, Canada, and military bases worldwide.

The Bainbridge event is at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School (9343 NE Sportsman Club Rd) and is open to all. For parents, festivities include live music, free crime and drug prevention awareness materials, and the opportunity to meet your local law enforcement officers to strengthen police-community partnerships. For children, festivities include free food and drink, a carnival style atmosphere with games and prizes, and equipment displays offering the opportunity to meet retired K9 police dog Rusty, as well as see inside a fire truck, an ambulance, police car, and police boat. Support is provided by local merchants and non-profit organizations alike. Whether or not you are able to attend, one way you can support the effort is to leave your front porch light on, which is a hallmark of the event.

Chief of Police Matthew Hamner says "Don't miss this great family opportunity to learn more about crime prevention, meet the law enforcement officers that serve you, and have some fun!" More... 

Books, Literature, Art & Culture

First Fridays Art Walk 
Fri., Aug., 2, 5 - 8 PM
Bainbridge Library:"New Beginnings" paintings by Cleo Luther Forbes. Island Gallery: "North by Northwest" landscapes by Kathleen Faulkner with gypsy jazz by Ranger & the "Re-Arrangers"; Roby King Galleries: Max Hazelett; Bainbridge Arts & Crafts: The Big Bad Bug Show; Danger: 2013 Summer Studio Tour artists. Other venues include Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 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    

Alison Krupnick: Ruminations from the Minivan   
Sun., Aug., 4, 3:00 PM
Jon Mooallem: Wild Ones      
Thurs., Aug. 15, 7:30 PM 

Erika Mitchell: Blood Money         
Sun., Aug. 18, 3:00 PM 

Michael Paterniti: The Telling Room        
Sun., Aug. 25, 3:00 PM

Pendleton C. Wallace: Blue Water & Me
Thurs., Aug. 29, 7:30 PM 
Books on Tap at Treehouse  Cafe 

Wed., Aug. 7, 7:30 PM


Tap into your inner genius with literary pub trivia at Treehouse Café. Dazzle your new friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of books!
If you're feeling competitive, stop by the Bainbridge Branch of Kitsap Regional Library for a booklist. Read more, win more!

Summer Studio Tour 
Fri.-Sun., Aug 9-11, 10 AM-6 PM

The Summer Studio Tour features regional artists in seven Bainbridge Island studios & gardens. You're sure to find a wide selection of hand-made fine arts & crafts by over 50 artists. Meet the artists, shop locally, and buy direct from the artist. Live music is provided by local musicians. This free self-guided tour is great for the whole family. More...   

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation 
Fri., Aug. 23, 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 more information, visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.  

Dance, Theater & Film

The EDGE Improv

Sat., Aug. 3, 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. At BPA. More...


The Bard at IslandWood: The Tempest

Aug. 1,3,4,6,7,8 at  7 PM

 The BPA Shakespeare Society presents The Bard at IslandWood; 2013 Play: The Tempest The BPA Shakespeare Society will perform The Tempest for one week in August at the Creaky Tree Meadow on the campus of IslandWood. A story about magic, romance, and regret, The Tempest will entertain audiences of all ages, especially by taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Northwest.


Shakespeare in the Park:
 A Midsummer Night's Dream

 Sun., Aug. 4, 3 PM  


 There's something for everyone cavorting in the enchanted forest of Athens in Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Faries, elves, sprites, star-crossed lovers, dukes and duchesses, and a motley band of actors get into all sorts of mischief with their magic love potions, madcap schemes, and amorous intentions. Plus, there's a guy who gets turned into a donkey! We adore a good love story, don't you? Presented by GreenStage at Battle Point Park. More...  


Island Film Group: Sunset Boulevard
Wed., Aug. 14, 7 PM


Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), an aging silent film queen, enlists the help of a struggling writer (William Holden) to make her comeback. Winner of three Academy Awards. Paramount Pictures; Directed by Billy Wilder. Black and White; Not Rated; 110 minutes; 1950. Free at the Library. More... 


Free Movies in the Park       
Three Fridays in August in Waterfront Park


With emcee tj Faddis, Movie Maven. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket - seating starts at 8:30 PM. Movies are shown at dusk. 


Aug.  9 - Sleepless in Seattle
Aug. 16 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Aug. 23 - Babe



Island Theatre: 2nd Annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the Library      

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 17 & 18, 7:30 PM


Out of sixty-three play submission from both experienced and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, fourteen will be performed - seven each evening - by Island Theatre directors and actors. Tickets are free, with donations to support Island Theatre appreciated.

The first place and second place plays, "Assigned Blessing," by Connie Bennett, and "Super-Citizen and the Parking Space," by Steve Palay, will be performed both evenings. Six of the remaining plays will be performed on Saturday evening and six on Sunday evening. A complete list of the plays, along with playwright biographies, directors, and cast members, is attached. The festival is recommended for ages 13 and above, as some plays include strong language and adult subject matter. At Bainbridge Public Library.

Summer Movie Matinee: Wimp-a-thon
Fri., Aug. 23, 3:30 PM.
Get ready for back-to-school with back-to-back Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules and Dog Days! Based on the young people's book series by Jeff Kinney. (PG) We'll pop the popcorn! Free at the Library. More...


Food & Drink   

Rolling Bay Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Winery Tour    
Sat. & Sun.,
Aug. 3 & 4, 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...

3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner
Thurs., Aug. 15, 6 PM

All are welcome to the third annual Farm to Table Dinner on Bainbridge Island. Enjoy local food and spirits with delicious tastes from ten local restaurants, bakeries and wineries. Live country and western swing music provided by The Jangles. At Bainbridge Island Town Square next to City Hall.
Tickets and more...

Bainbridge Uncorked
Wine Festival

Sat., Aug. 24, Noon - 6 PM

Join the fun in Downtown Winslow for a day of wine tasting and live outdoor music. One day with eleven wineries and four musical acts. No tickets required for this event. More information on Facebook at BainbridgeUncorked.

Science & Nature

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

"Strange Optical Phenomina." Astronomer Dave Fong will discuss how the Sun, the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and particles from space can create a spectrum of strange optical phenomena. After the show, join us for stargazing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers intersperse with meteors from the Perseid Meteor Shower. Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. More...

Sports - Bike-a-rama

3rd Annual PAWS & Pints
Sun., Aug 4, 11 AM

Summer fun for the family is just around the corner with the third annual PAWS Family Fun Ride, on August 4th, co-sponsored by Treehouse Cafe, Classic Cycle, Pleasant Beach Village and the Merchants of Lynwood Center, to benefit PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap. More...

Bike For Pie
Sun., Aug. 18, 8:30 AM

Family fun with rides of different distances and PIE - both savory and fruit-filled. Bike for Pie includes both a family friendly and a more challenging route so there is something for everyone. The family friendly route is a flat-ish 6.5 miles one way outbound to the pie stop at Ft Ward Park.  Guides will be available - see website for details. The more challenging 32 mile round trip route features not one, but TWO pie stops, including one on the north end on NE Day Road, operated by Friends of the Farm. Benefit for our local bike club, Squeaky Wheels. More...

Kiwanis Annual Summer Challenge
Sun., Aug. 25

If you have ridden the Chilly Hilly in the cold and wet weather, you will appreciate riding roughly the same course in our mild late-August weather! Elevate your game by riding the Summer Challenge! Test yourself on the ups and downs of the full 100 km Hill Climber's Challenge, the 50 km Summer Challenge or enjoy the 25 km Family Challenge route with family and friends and join us for the Festival after the ride. Whichever route you pick, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of Bainbridge Island while knowing that 100% of your entrance fees are recycled through our community to aid children and needy families. More...

More Fun

Bloedel Reserve 25th Anniversary Summer Picnic 
Sat., June 8, 10 AM - 4 PM
In celebration of  Bloedel Reserve's 25th Anniversary, we are loosening our picnicking restrictions and throwing an old-fashioned summer celebration! Bring your own picnic food and a blanket, and the Reserve will provide an unforgettable night. Dance and sway to live music under the twilight sky and try your skill with croquet, bocce ball and other lawn games. Children will enjoy special crafts and games just for them. And since no picnic is complete without a frozen treat, complimentary ice cream will be scooped by Viking Feast Ice Cream. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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


Camp Yeomalt Song Circle
Every 3rd Friday, 7:30 PM

Pegasus Coffee House
Tues., Aug. 6 - Open Mic with Todd Houghton

Bainbridge Island Parks - Free Concerts at Battle Point Park  
Wed., Aug. 7 - Massy Ferguson
 Raucous rock-and-twang band from Seattle delivers electrified Americana, influences include classic Southern rock and early Bruce Springsteen. 


Wed., Aug. 14 - Tiller's Folly  
Americana/Folk/Celtic group based in Canada, Tiller's Folly plays at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music.

Wed., Aug. 21 - Grupo Meridional
 Celebrate the last days of summer with sizzling Latin/Cuban dance grooves from the island's own Alan Simcoe and band.  
Treehouse Cafe

Aug. 3, 8 PM - Vaudeville Etiquette

"Boot stompin' ever-lovin ragtag rascals" is how they describe themselves. A combination of swinging roots rock, country, jazz, and blues, Vaudeville Etiquette embraces their mélange of influences moving from raucous boot stomping anthems to quiet swaying folk melodies."

Suquamish Clearwater Casino - Performances at the Passage 
Free Concerts Thursdays at 7 PM

Aug.  8 - Atomic Punks 
Aug. 15 - Rewind 
Aug. 22 - Whiskey River 
Aug. 29 - Unified Culture

Ticketed Concert - Aug. 10 - Smooth in Seattle 2013

A day of great Smooth Jazz with Michael Powers, Jeff Kashiwa Group and the Summer Concert Allstars with Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg and Eric Marienthal. The beautiful grounds of the Clearwater Casino Resort & Spa sits right on the waterfront overlooking Agate Pass.  The grassy lawn, the great tunes and a gathering of Smooth Jazz Community will make this another great summer day of musical memories.

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"  


Sep  9    First Friday Art Walk
Sep 11    Island Film Group: Johnny Guitar
Sep 13    September Chamber Breakfast
              Shot Through the Heart: A Murder Mystery
Sep 14    A Taste of Lynwood
              Bainbridge Quilt Festival
Sep 19    Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Sep 24    Travelogue: Galapagos Adventure
Sep 26    September After Hours
Sep 27    The Salon - A Forum for Conversation
Sep 28    Ferry Tales: Sushi on Board with Shiro Kashiba
Sep 29    Bainbridge Island Harvest Festival

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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