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Out(side)rageous Family Day at Bloedel Reserve.

Get set to spend an unforgettable child- centered day at the first ever Out(side)rageuos Family Day, August 23rd at Bloedel Reserve.

The grounds will be filled with loads of activities including those of the hands-on kind and concerts to entertain kids of all ages.  Individual activities will be led by Bainbridge Island friends from IslandWood, KiDiMu, B.I.M.A, Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island and West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

There will be music performances by Bainbridge Island musician Johnny Bregar and Seattle based Recess Monkey.  Bloedel Reserve will be making a special exception that day and will allow picnicking in designated areas.

Out(side)rageous Family Day is free for all children, and adult admission is reduced to $10. Members are free. 

Bloedel Reserve will also be introducing their new self-guided activities to use any time when you visit.  The goal of the interactive and educational activities is to help enhance a child’s experience when walking the grounds.

Family day events will start at 10am and run through until 3pm. 

Out(side)rageous Family Day is free for all children, and adult admission is reduced to $10. And of course, members are free. 

More details available at their website:



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.



Loving Shakespeare in the Park

If you are looking for something less hectic to do this Seafair weekend, why not enjoy some Shakespeare in the park?

There will be a performance of 'Love's Labour's Lost' at Battle Point Park, Sunday August 2.

The production is presented by Greenstage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company,
and is directed by Vince Brady.  'Love's Labour's Lost' is a story of King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three noble pals who make a solemn vow to steer clear of women and devote themselves to three years of earnest study and clean living. A plan that is thrown out the window upon the arrival of the Princess of France and her entourage of three highly eligible young women. Resorting to goofy disguises and frat-boy hijinks, our heroes do their best to win the favor of the ladies. A beautiful, poetic play that is a perfect summer romp for the parks!

This performance is free, but donations to performers are encouraged!

Battle Point Park
11299 Arrow Point Drive NE
Bainbridge Island, WA

Find parking though the entrance off of Battle Point Drive, near the soccer fields

For more information visit the Greenstage website.




Bluegrass returns to Bainbridge Island

What has started as a small bluegrass performance has turned into one of Bainbridge Islands most entertaining festivals.  The 8th Annual Bainbridge island Bluegrass festival is coming this Saturday.

 There sill be lots of activities for the kids, local artists and crafts, raffles for cool stuff, excellent eats, and even a beer garden! 

Of course there will also be plenty of Bluegrass music – There is a spectacular line-up of  spectacular!  The Clumsy Lovers, Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys, The Oly Mountain Boys, and Side Saddle will be on the main stage, entertaining music lovers with toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’, home-grown bluegrass. 

For the smaller music fans, there will be a large kids’ play area, a duck pond, a walking trail. Load up the family, head to Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island, and get ready for a festival that’ll be music to your ears. 

For more information visit:

Advanced tickets can be still be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets*

Go to:

And tickets can be purchased at the Entrance Booth with cash, debit cards, or credit cards.

Individual Adult   $ 20
Individual Child (7 - 18 years old)  $ 10
Family Ticket (of up to 4  immediate family members )   $ 40
Family Plus Ticket (for more than 4 immediate family members)   $ 45



Extend the Day Rooftop Party.

As the temperature cools the music scene on Bainbridge Island is still as hot as ever.  Come along to this rooftop party atop of one of Bainbridge Islands newest buildings, July 19.  Amazing folk musicians will be serenading party goers into the sunset.  March to May ( and Benjamin Doerr from St. Paul de Vence ( will fill the air with soothing tunes as you drink on a cold refreshment and nibble on a light snack.  Another main focus for the evening will be Extend the Day ( presenting and explaining a little bit on what's new. There is a new project just starting up in Kenya and we want to share how and what we are up to with that. There will be pictures and maps up so you can check it out yourself. This is a benefit most of the proceeds will be going to Extend the Day's lights and shipping costs for this project. Also if you are feeling more generous, there may be other opportunities for donations.

Harbor Market Building
500 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island.

July 19th 2014
Starting at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.  Click here to purchase online



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.



Grand Old July 4th Celebration

Bainbridge Island's biggest party celebrating the 4th of July is back again for it's 47th year.  Join in for a pancake breakfast, all-day street fair, foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Island Youth Services), a classic car show, Historic baseball game, music food, entertainment, beer garden and the "Best Small Town Parade in America." The mile long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

The days events are presented by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, with the help of dozens of volunteers and a handful of loyal sponsoring businesses.


7:00 AM–11:00 AM    
Traditional Pancake Breakfast     
Town & Country Market Parking Lot

9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Street Fair, Downtown Winslow
Town & Country Parking Lot, Bjune & Brien Streets and Waterfront Park.

9:00 AM
Bainbridge Youth Services Family Fun Run
Registration at Winslow Green, 7:30 a.m. Run begins at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Ave. Times: 1 Mile-9 AM; 5k 9:15 AM; Kids Dash 10:30 AM

9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Classic, Antique and Special Interest Car Show
Parking lots behind Columbia & Chase Banks with DJ music

9:30 AM
Stars & Strikes Old Timers Baseball Game
at Bainbridge High School field.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Clay Martin’s Puppets
Waterfront Park Stage

11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Beer & Wine Garden
Corner of Bjune & Shannon. Beer and wine for adults. IDs required.

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Ranger & the Re-Arrangers—Gypsy Jazz Band
Town & Country Parking Lot Stage

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Home Town Band
Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music—Winslow Mall

12 Noon
Alleyoop! Children’s Musical Games
Waterfront Park Stage

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Along Madison Avenue & Winslow Way

3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Alleyoop!—Children’s Musical Games
Waterfront Park Stage

2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Soul Siren (Band)—Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Rock
Town & Country Parking Lot Stage

Over Eagle Harbor



Bainbridge Islands Own Auction & Rummage Sale

The Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction is one of the largest charitable fundraising in the nation.  Thousands descend to Woodward Middle School in search of treasures and bargains.  Great deals are easy to come by and you’re sure to find anything you are hunting for within the acres of furniture, cars, bikes, toys, home wares, fishing equipment and more.

Since 1960, the annual Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale has raised nearly $5 million for service projects. It’s a major recycling event – and it’s also a community volunteer effort that raises a lot of money.

Residents don’t have to look far to see those funds at work. One-third of the proceeds made are allocated to the club’s Major Projects Fund, which may accumulate from year to year. Over the years, that fund has helped build and expand the Library, Bainbridge Commons, Boys & Girls Club, the Don Nakata Pool, the storage barn at Helpline House and Rotary Gateway Park.

The other two-thirds of funds raised are spent each year for ongoing community programs, international work, and smaller projects. Rotary invites funding requests from schools and non-profit groups, evaluates the requests, and makes allocations as funds permit. Thanks to in-kind donations by local businesses and volunteers, Auction and Rummage Sale expenses are kept remarkably low, so the vast majority of money raised can go to service projects and programs.

The event officially starts at 8am, but it is advised that you come early as several thousand avid bargain hunters are expected to attend.

This year, there will be a new Auction & Rummage Sale Raffle that will offer rewarding and exciting prizes.  Raffle tickets only cost $10 each for a chance to win one of these valuable prizes:

10 percent of the total Raffle income up to $2,000
5 percent of the total Raffle income up to $1,000
$500 shopping spree at Town & Country Market
$100 cash

 And the good news is there will only be 2,500 tickets sold.  So your odds of winning a prize are very good, especially if you buy more than one ticket!

The drawing to determine the prizewinners will be at 10:00 AM during the Auction & Rummage Sale, which will be held at Woodward Middle School on June 28.  You do not have to be present to claim your winnings.

Also new for this year, the Club has a new program for larger motorboats, yachts and sailboats (20’ to 50’).  These boats will be sold in a live Auction on June 28 from 3 PM until 5 PM at the City Dock located in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island.

If your boat, yacht or sailboat is in the water, it can stay in the water.  If it is not, it must be brought to the City Dock on a trailer, where it can be launched for potential buyers to inspect and for the live Auction.  For more information, CLICK HERE or call either Jim – 206.842.2093 or Tom at 206.780.9001.

For more details on the auction itself, the schedule and layout, visit

Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Road, 
Bainbridge Island

Auction and Rumage Sale: 8am-2pm



Small Dogs looking for Good Homes

Who can resist a little furry friend in need?

Join Kitsap Humane Society for the Small Paws and Big Hearts Adoptoin Event, June 14. This event is hosted by B.I. Barkery! 

Small dogs of all ages, breeds and personalities will be available! Adopters will receive 20% merchandise. These petite pups are too cute to miss!

Come on by:
B.I. Barkery
278 Winslow Way E 

Bainbridge Island, WA