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Get Your Arms Around Bainbridge Island This Morning

There is no denying that Bainbridge Island is a small close knit community, what makes this community so special are events like this for Arms Around Bainbridge (AAB).

AAB is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting recipients struggling with serious illnesses.  This Saturday, August 16, they will be holding its biggest event of the year from dawn to dusk.

Swim, bike, row walk or cheer on the participants in the 8th annual Arms Around Bainbridge Fundraiser.  In addition to the relay swim around the Island and a rowing regatta in Eagle Harbor, participants can bike (or walk) in a new poker event.

Poker Bike Ride (or Walk)
Enjoy a self-paced family-friendly bike ride or walk. Visit participating merchants to build your best poker hand. Along the way find prizes, bonus cards, and special merchant discounts. Don’t have a bike? You can still register for the poker event and visit participating businesses on foot. At the end of your ride or walk, bring your best poker hand to the after party to win the grand prize.

30-Mile Around-the-Island Open Water Relay Swim
The swim begins just before dawn (5:30 a.m.) in Blakely Harbor and finishes at dusk in the same location. It is a continuous relay around the perimeter of the Island, with one or more swimmers in the water at any given time. You must commit to a minimum of one continuous mile and be able to complete your swim in 40 minutes or less. Swimmers are accompanied by safety kayaks and power boats.

Bainbridge Island Rowing Club Fun Regatta
The regatta is in Eagle Harbor from 9 to 11 a.m., starting at the Waterfront Park boat launch.

After Party 
All participants (swimmers, cyclists, walkers, and rowers), volunteers, donors, and sponsors are invited to enjoy the after party at 6 p.m. (location to be disclosed).  Grilled salmon (donated by Heather Patrick) will be available and Barb Dewitt’s cakes for a silent cake auction.

Arms Around Bainbridge is currently providing support to seven Bainbridge Island residents all battling serious illness and struggling to provide for their families. Six of the seven have cancer. Since 2007, AAB has helped 18 Islanders, distributing over $306,000 and assisting them in connecting with vital community resources.

is tailored to each recipient’s specific needs, from providing healthy home-cooked meals, to eyeglasses or hearing aids for ears damaged by years of chemotherapy, to money to cover crushing financial burdens from medical expenses.




Bike for Pie

Come enjoy the summer ride, great pie and live music., August 10.

The fun family ride suitable for all the family is 8 miles long, but is you are looking for something more challenging there is also a 32 mile route.  Both routes come back to Wasterfront Park for Pie and musical entertainment, provided by Mud Junket.

The Challenge route includes a savory pie stop , and a sweet pie at the end, adults are $28, Children 14 and under are $10.

The Family route is $18 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under, and includes pie at the end.

Savory Pies for the Challenge Riders will be provided by Friend fo the Farm.  Sweet Pies for all at Waterfront Park

Proceeds from this event will be used to promote greater use of bicycles for transportation and recreation on Bainbridge Island.

For more information is available here.



Bainbridge Island is Blooming for the Tour

Bainbridge in Bloom provides a unique opportunity to tour Bainbridge Islands most spectacular and inspiring gardens. It’s a great way to discover ideas for you own plantings or just enjoy the summer weather.

The 26th annual Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour is scheduled for Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July12, 2014 (9am – 5pm).

This fundraising event presented by The Arts & Humanities Council’s is one of the Northwest’s premier annual garden tours that visitors from across the US and Canada look forward to.  All proceeds from the event benefits the Arts and Humanities programs.

This year’s tour will feature five exquisite, private gardens, beautifully distinct from each other but collectively underscoring the island’s standing as a national gardeners’ Eden.  As per usual, there will be live music throughout the tour to enjoy.

Journey to the gardens by bike, car or arrange for a bus shuttle with Agate Pass Transportation.

Friday’s special Preview Day will be a quieter opportunity to take a self-paced tour of the garden sites if you can make it.

The tours on both Friday and Saturday will feature live music, master gardeners and helpful docents throughout the garden locations.

Due to popular demand the hours have been extended.

Garden Tours or Bike the Bloom 9 am – 5 pm, Friday and Saturday

Price range $25 - $60

The Bloom Hub is at the Filipino-American Hall
7566 NE High School Road,
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Contact Kathy Haskin

Information about the event and ticket sales can be found on the Arts and Humanities Council’s website or Facebook page.



Shop until you....stop for a cocktail?

Enjoy a night of all things that girls love at Bainbridge Islands Girls Night Out, May 8th.  As if shopping wasn’t fun enough, this local shop-a-thon comes fully equipped with deals, prizes, cocktails and a Handyman Auction.

Participating businesses will be offering special sales, promotions, in-store events, refreshments and more specifically for Girls Night Out participants. 

To participate just purchase your $10 swag bag on Thursday, May 8 from noon to 9pm at Blinx, Eloisa, Heart or Sweet Deal.  This Swag Bag will have your Girls Night Out Program outlining the various event promotions as well as fun "swag" from some of our participating merchants.

Shop more throughout the day for chances to win in our fabulous Girls' Night Out Raffle Drawing!  For every $10 spent at a participating Girls' Night Out business, earn a special strand of GNO beads, which may be exchanged for a raffle ticket to enter in the GNO Handyman Raffle Drawing held during the After Party.

This year's after-party and raffle will be held at San Carlos Restaurant, beginning at 9pm.  All ages are welcome.  This no-host party gives shoppers the opportunity to reenergize with some food and drink, while we conduct the GNO Raffle Drawing.  GNO Shoppers can enjoy a special price on delicious Hibiscus Margaritas!

Come join us May 8th for a fun night of shopping, cocktails and fun

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Get Ready for Spring Gardening with the Bainbridge Grange

The Bainbridge Grange will host a special day on urban farming on Saturday, March 29, 9:00am until 3:00pm.

Local farmer, Brian MacWhorter, will be on hand to share tips and answer questions about starting your garden and extending your gardening season. John Barutt, a master composter, will share his composting expertise, and Becky Warner, of City Grown Seattle, will speak on strategies for gardening in small spaces. To help you get ready for spring planting and growing, the Grange will have Brian’s vegetable plant starts for sale.

Proceeds will benefit the Grange Hall. Come for one session or all four, and maximize your food growing power!

The speaker schedule for the day:

Session 1: 10:00-10:45
Season Extension with Brian MacWhorter of Butler Green Farms
Discuss what you can do to extend your growing season by using small hoop structures. Kits, to create a 4 -foot wide mini greenhouse, will be available for purchase.

Session 2: 11:00-11:45:
Making the most of your space with Becky Warner, City Grown Seattle
Learn strategies to increase production in small gardens by trellising, choosing plant varieties, and intensive spacing. 

Session 3: 1:00 – 1:45:
Backyard Composting with John Barutt, Master Composter
Discuss using the composting process to turn debris into a valuable soil amendment.

Session 4: 2:00-2:45
Starting your Garden with Brian MacWhorter of Butler Green Farms
Discuss early and late season plants and how to get a jump- start on the growing season by using plant starts. 

10340 Madison Avenue NE 
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

ph: 206.842.5306




Fill your heart with Jazz this Valentines Day


Fill your heart with Jazz this Valentines day at the beautiful Bloedel Reserve with Katie King Jazz Trio. Katie has performed for 25years in the Seattle area and is known as one of the region’s best and most versatile jazz singers.

Bainbridge Island holds a special place in her heart, as this is where she got her start. The trio also features Bill Anschell on piano and Chris Symer on bass.

Tickets are $26 for members, $29 for non-members (includes one glass of champagne and dessert; additional beverages available for purchase).

Doors open at 7pm., show from 7:30pm-9:15pm.

For more information and tickets, visit:

Learn more about Katie here:



St Patrick's Day on Bainbridge Island

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and what better way to celebrate than to strap on your green dancing shoes at the St. Patrick’s Contra Dance.

Live Irish music and entertainment will be provided by Celtic Duo fiddler Susan Burke and Terry Wergeland.  Be there between 7:30pm-8:00pm to learn some Irish dance moves from the experts– no partner or experience necessary (please have cleaned soled shoes).

When 3/16/13
Where Island Center Hall
8395 Fletcher Bay Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

$12 for adults, $5 youth 5-15 years old.

Phone (360) 697-6192