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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 December 2014


Dec 5 

Holiday Concert
    Amabile Choir Performance
    Christmas in the Country
    Winter Studio Tour
    Bainbridge Working Studios Tour
    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan
    First Fridays Art Walk
    9th Annual Wearable Art Show

Dec 6

Bushwick Book Club's "A Christmas Carol"
Amabile Choir Performance
    Christmas in the Country
    Winter Studio Tour
    Bainbridge Working Studios Tour
    Santa Photos
    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Meet the Artist- BIMA
    Peter Pan
    The EDGE Improv

Dec 7

Christmas in the Country
    Winter Studio Tour
    Bainbridge Working Studios Tour
    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Meet the Artist-BIMA
    Music for the People
    Peter Pan

Dec 12

    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan

Dec 13

    Santa Photos
    Holiday Village Opening Day
    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan

Dec 14

    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan
    Meet the Artist

Dec 17

Shoemaker and the Elf Puppet Show

Dec 19

    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan

Dec 20

Island Theatre at the Libarary   
Santa Photos
    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan

Dec 21

    Monty Python's Spamalot
    Peter Pan
    Bolshoi Ballet Series:  The Nutcracker

Dec 31

    New Years Eve 2015

Jan 2

    First Fridays Art Walk

Jan 4

    Mochi Tsuki Celebration

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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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Holidays 2014
Season's Greetings
from your friends at the
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce!  
This issue of What's Happening - Bainbridge Island features major events coming up in December.

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:   


Holiday After Hours

Thurs., Dec. 11, 5:30 - 7 PM

Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique  


This month's host is Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique, offering a wide variety of vintage treasures including furniture, jewelry, lighting, vintage clothing, vintage wedding resources, pillows, gardening, and much more. Meet the booth owners and enjoy refreshments while you network and check out the new shop. 162 Bjune Dr SE. Enter from Bjune or next to Eagle Harbor Books on Winslow Way. Admission is free, no reservations needed. The public is welcome. Map & more... 


December Chamber Breakfast    

Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30 - 9 AM

  Identity Theft - Protect Your Customers & Yourself. Detectives from the Bainbridge Island Police Department will explain what you need to know and steps to take to prevent, report and recover from what the FBI considers the fastest growing white collar crime in the U.S. Bring your questions.  
  The public is welcome. Sign up online by midnight Wed., Dec. 10 and save $5.00.  At IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE.Info & Reservations

Featured Event

New Years Eve Dance Party

at Treehouse Cafe

Wed., Dec. 31, 9 PM - 12:30 AM 


Dance in the new year with friends, family, and the high-energy music of the Dusty 45s.  Light hors d'oeuvres, party favors, no-host bar, complimentary champagne at midnight. Complimentary palm & tarot readings with NW psychic Connie Rose. Earlybird advanced tickets - save 20%. Tickets and more info...  

Winter Farmers' Market
Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20
9 AM - 2 PM

Indoor/outdoor market at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Lie music, seasonal produce, holiday foods and décor, juried art and craft for gifts or personal indulgence. More...

2014 Holiday Coupon Book & Event Guide
Through Dec. 31st

The Holiday Coupon Book contains incredible offers from local merchants.  Browse in independent, locally-owned shops and restaurants and discover the joy of exploring incredible special offers.  The coupon book is available for $5 at many island merchants, the Downtown Association office, or the Chamber office. More...

Monty Python's Spamalot
Dec. 5 to 21
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM and Sun. at 3:00 PM 

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and Knights of Round Table.   
At BPA. More...

Christmas in the Country, Bainbridge Island, WA
Christmas in the Country
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 5 & 6 , 10 AM-5 PM
Sun., Dec. 7, 11 AM-5 PM

Meet fascinating artists and their handmade arts & crafts, nosh on savory foods, & enjoy festive music, activities, and decor.  Free pony rides & Santa visits at the following venues:  Lynwood Common, St. Barnabas Church, Countryman Stables, Hajnalka's Studio, Hazel Creek Farm, Sweetlife Farm.   

31st Annual Winter Studio Tour
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 5 to 7   

Celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade locally made art.  More than 60 artists in 9 studios.  No admission charge.  Fri. & Sat. 10 to 6; Sun. 10 to 5.   Pick up a brochure at the Chamber or download one.

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts gallery First Friday Art Walk
Fri., Dec. 5, 6-8 PM  

Gallery hop, dine, and enjoy our abundance of visual art. Participating venues: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Bakers (both locations), Bainbridge Homes Real Estate, BIMA, BI Public Library, Blackbird Bakery, and others. Visit our website for list of venues. here...

Bethlehem Experience
Fri. & Sat, Dec. 5 & 6, 6-8:30 PM  

As a gift to the community, Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church is offering a drive-through live-action village and nativity scene including Roman soldiers, dozens of costumed townspeople and live animals. Experience a reenactment of the first Christmas. At Sunrise Drive and Valley Road. Info: 206-842-3098.

Peter Pan
Opening Night - Fri., Dec. 5, 7:30 PM  
Ovation! Musical Theatre presents a family favorite through Dec. 21. Fri. & Sat. performances -7:30 PM. Sun. matinees - 3:00 PM. 
Ovation Musical Theatre at Bainbridge High School Theatre. For ticket information check website. More...

Amabile Chorale Performance
Fri. & Sat., Dec. 5 & 6

Christmas concerts Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 3:00 & 7:30 PM


Santa lights the tree on Bainbridge Island
Santa Photos Downtown
Sat. Dec. 6 & 13, 10 AM - 1 PM

Visit Santa with your wishlist and have your annual photo taken!  Photographer Nick Felkey will be taking photos with Santa at Columbia Bank on Winslow Way. Bring a can of food or cash donation to benefit Helpline House.  More... 

The EDGE Improv, Bainbridge Island WA
The EDGE Improv
Sat., Dec. 6, 7:30 PM

Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than twenty years, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members. Corporate sponsor Rolling Bay Cafe. At BPA. More...

Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA Holiday Village & Model Train at Bloedel Reserve
Sat., Dec. 13, 10 AM - 4 PM through Jan. 5, 2015  Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

 Bloedel Reserve, the award winning public garden on Bainbridge Island, will host an exhibit of amazing model houses and railroad trains again this year. The models, inspired by buildings in France, were constructed over more than 40 years by one of Bloedel Reserve's volunteers. Each is meticulously decorated with miniature furniture, and every building is made from recycled and reclaimed materials. More...

Music for the People 
Sun., Dec. 7, 6 to 7 PM at Eagle Harbor Church

Winter concert featuring talented young musicians under the age of 18.  $10 donation supports Arms Around Bainbridge Island

Nutcracker Ballet - Bainbridge Island 2011Bolshoi Ballet Series:  The Nutcracker
Sun., Dec. 21, 12:55 PM
at Bainbridge Cinemas


One of the greatest classics in the world with iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this tale explores the universal themes of love, power, and evil. 


Christmas Ship by Betsy Leger
Christmas Ships &  
Parade of Boats
Sat., Dec. 13, 9:30 PM
Local boats meet at 7:30 PM
S'mores with the Squad 8:30-10:00 PM

Welcome the Argosy Christmas Ships and our local flotilla of lighted boats in Waterfront Park or watch from one of our waterfront restaurants.  Sit around the bonfire with Harbormaster Tami Allen and Police Chief Matthew Hamner on the beach at the Winslow Marina.

Ritchie Observatory, Bainbridge IslandPlanetarium Show & Star Party
Sat., Dec. 13, 7:00 PM

"Jupiter As a Star".  We will look at Jupiter's place in the solar system and what it would take to make it a star. If the sky is clear, astronomers will also be on hand with telescopes. Free at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park. More...

The Bushwick Book Club presents "A Christmas Carol" 

Sat., Dec. 6, 11:00 AM 

The Bushwick Book Club is a group of musicians who share a combined passion for both music and reading; they write and perform original music inspired by "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.  Free at the Library. More...

Shoemaker and the Elf Puppet Show 

Weds., Dec. 17, 4:00 pm 

Join us for a special presentation of the classic fairytale, performed by marionettes, bringing to life the tale of the shoemaker and the mystery of who could be crafting beautiful shoes in his workshop at night. More...

Salon - Bainbridge Island LibraryIsland Theatre at the Library
Sat., Dec. 20, 7:30 pm
Sun., Dec. 21 7:30 pm 
"What Women Have to Say", presented by Island Theater. An evening of monologues, by, for and about women. Free, donations appreciated More...

Bainbridge Chorale
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along
Sat., Dec. 27, 7 PM

What's more fun than listening to Handel's Messiah?  Singing it yourself, of course! On Saturday, December 27, 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a Messiah Sing-along, open to everyone, including those who want to sing and those who just want to listen. A benefit for the Chorale Young Singers Program, and admission is a suggested donation of $10, cash or check only, please. At Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. More...

Happy Noon Year at Kidimu
Wed., Dec. 31, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Get a head start on your New Year's Eve celebration!
Bring your family to KiDiMu for an annual countdown to noon and balloon drop, treats, and special art activities.  Free with admission or membership. More...

New Years Eve Dance Party

at Treehouse Cafe

Wed., Dec. 31, 9 PM - 12:30 AM 


Dance in the new year with friends, family, and the high-energy music of the Dusty 45s.  Light hors d'oeuvres, party favors, no-host bar, complimentary champagne at midnight. Complimentary palm & tarot readings with NW psychic Connie Rose. Earlybird advanced tickets - save 20%. Tickets and more info... 


Making Mochi on Bainbridge IslandMochi Tsuki Celebration
Sun., Jan. 4, 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.

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 


Upcoming Events...
Bainbridge Island ferry in the fog - Betsy LegerWe're all dressed up for the holidays. 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"  


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
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Bainbridge Island
Chamber of Commerce
395 Winslow Way East  
  Bainbridge Island 98110
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