Island Events This Weekend August 25th-27th!

Movies in the Park! 

Friday, August 25th | Seating begins at 8pm

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District presents free Movies in the Park at Battle Point Park. Light concessions will be available. Seating starts at 8:00pm, movie starts at dusk. Titles subject to change depending on availability, tonights feature:  “Alice Through the Looking Glass”.  Please enter Battle Point Park from the west side, off of Battle Point Drive.  Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and Virginia Mason.

For more information visit www.biparks.org/special-events/

Out(side)rageous Family Day 

Saturday, August 26th | 10:00-2:30

Admission | Members: $5 (15 & under): Free
Non-Member: $22 (15 & under): $5

All day family event at Bloedel Reserve.  Out(side)rageous Family Day will feature live music by Recess Monkey and Harmonica Pocket, West Sound Wildlife Shelter with their awesome animals, children’s nature walks and a brand new self-guided children’s activity to do across the grounds.  Just for this special event, food will be allowed in designated areas.  Grab your picnic basket and have a family-fun day at Bloedel.

Click here to purchase tickets.

*Note: Regular admission rates and food restrictions resume at 2:30pm

Thank you to Town & Country Markets for sponsoring the 2017 Out(side)rageous Family Day.

For more information visit www.bloedelreserve.org

Sunday FUNday @ Eleven Winery 

August 27th | 12-5pm

Eleven Winery  will be donating 100% of our tasting fees (that’s right:100%), and 10% of all bottle purchases to Kitsap Humane Society.  This event will be held at the Winery location only.

The #1 priority at Kitsap Humane Society is saving animals’ lives. The Kitsap Humane Society provides comfort and care to thousands of animals in Kitsap County, and the expert medical care and rehabilitation each animal needs to become strong, healthy and adopted into new, loving homes. Donations are critical to giving more animals a second chance.

Kurt Lindsay will also be playing for us from 1-4pm!

For more information visit www.elevenwinery.com

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At the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

February 11th & 12th | 10-5pm

Free Admission

A special two-day pop-up shopping event at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art featuring some of the area’s most popular jewelry artists, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  PLUS! Live music both days by Laura Silverstein and a special runway event at 1pm on Saturday.  Come to explore this huge range of styles and prices, talk to artists and friends and wander the museum with beautiful music lilting through the galleries.

For more information visit www.biartmuseum.org

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Cupid’s Walk

Bloedel Reserve
7571 NE Dolphin Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-7631

February 11, 12 & 14, 2017

COST: Included with admission ($15 for Adults | $10 for Seniors (65+) and military)

Couples receive special pricing ($5-off per couple)

 Take a romantic walk around Bloedel’s landscaped gardens. With a special map highlighting the best kissing spots along the trails, this is a perfect way to sneak a peck and ignite the spark!

For more information visit bloedelreserve.org

Wine on the rock

February 11th and 12th | 12-5

Wine on the Rock presents:  Red Wine & Chocolate .

Treat your Valentine (or friend) to a special wine tasting weekend! Join all seven Bainbridge Island  wineries for wine and chocolate the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Some wineries will have live music and each winery will be pairing their wines with local chocolates.  Ticket purchase is good for both days .
(one visit at each winery or tasting room)

 For more information visit bainbridgewineries.com/winerytours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve

The Holiday Village returns this year to the Bloedel Reserve. This is a fun event for all ages! Check out intricately designed handmade buildings and whimsical trains- sip on cider and check out the beautifully decorated Visitor’s Center. The Holiday Village starts today and is open regular hours Tuesday-Sunday from 10-4 through December 31. This event is included with cost of admission. For more information, visit the Bloedel Reserve’s website.

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Summer Concert At Bloedel Reserve!

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 Bloedel Reserve Summer Concert Series presents: The Dusty 45s 

Sunday August 14th | Doors open at 6:00PM

Tickets $26/Member; $30/Non-Member

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Bloedel, while listening to the vibrant sounds of live music from Seattle’s own Dusty 45s! Make the night complete and pack a picnic dinner. (Beer and wine available for purchase.)

Seattle’s Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades.  They deliver their rockin’, high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more.  The group melds styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, all while adding Dixieland and jazz elements.  The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own.

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Bloedel Reserve Kick-Off Concert

Join the Bloedel Reserve for their Summer Kick-Off Concert on Saturday June 25th at 6:00pm.  Bring your picnic, chairs or blankets, and enjoy the fresh air while listening to the vibrant sounds of live music performed by two Pacific Northwest bands!

Admission:  $28/member/ $32/non-member

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

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Vintage Shop

You might have seen the sign but have you stopped in to Backstreet Beat?  This vintage shop on Winslow, offers adventurous customers the chance to treasure hunt through a trove of secondhand vinyl records, CD’s and books.  Come check it out!

Open Daily | 11:00am-6:00pm

Located at:  265 Winslow Way E #102

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun (And Other March Activities)

Bainbridge Island students of art between 5th and 8th grade are encouraged to register for and participate in BIMA’s After School Art Class. On Mondays from 2pm – 4pm, the BIMA classroom becomes a studio for young art.

Learn technique from professional local artists, concentrating on different styles of art with each visit.

  • March 14th – Drawing from Still Life
  • March 21st – Design with Pattern: Color and Form
  • March 28th – Mask Making

Students can participate for $25/session; all materials will be provided.

Bloedel ReserveCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of the greenest places on Bainbridge Island! Andy Navage, Director of Horticulture at Bloedel Reserve, will spend two hours guiding a beautiful informational tour for locals and tourists alike. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about local foilage, this is the tine to do it! Held on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday, March 17th), at 10:30am.

Treehouse Cafe, located in Lynwood, is hosting Hunter’s Moon on March 17th, beginning at 4:00pm, for 21+ only. Hunter’s Moon brings together four internationally touring and recording musicians for a once-a-year multi-instrumental trans-Atlantic session. William Pint has been a prominent figure in Seattle Celtic bands since the 1970’s, when he relocated from Milwaukee. A first rate singer, guitar, bouzouki and mandolin player, he now tours the world with Vashon Island (WA) native Felicia Dale, who plays whistle, hurdy gurdy and bodhran. Mike Freeman started life in Manchester (U.K.) and now lives and tours from Kilkenny Ireland. He brings percussion of all kinds to the mix, along with guitar and mandolin. He tours with Alaska-born Tania Opland, a multi instrumentalist who lists guitar, hammered dulcimer, violin, recorders and mandolin among her armoury of instruments, and who possesses a voice of great clarity and depth.

Instrumentally superb, vocally magical, this combination is a Celtic powerhouse – it’s an Irish music party you don’t want to miss. The band has been the mainstay of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at FX McRory’s landmark Pioneer Square pub for many years, but refurbishment at the venue this year means Hunter’s Moon are on the loose!

 

 

Floral Arrangement Class at Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve’s florist, Cathy Tyler, will teach you how to make stunning floral arrangements out of cuttings from the Reserve grounds that will have you saying, “Oooh” and “Ahhh.” You will leave the workshop with your own creation and know how to create future masterpieces. Materials will be provided, but please bring any interesting cuttings from your own garden, if you desire. Pre-registration required. Members: $40; Non-Members: $47

Two class sessions offered on Wednesday, April 23rd:

Morning Session: 10 a.m.- Noon
Afternoon Session: 2-4 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Bloedel Reserve

Floral Arrangement Class:

October 23, 2013 from 10-12:30 or 2-4:30

Create stunning floral arrangements in hands-on workshop by Bloedel florist Cathy Tyler. Leave with bouquet of your own creation.


Registration required .

(206) 842-7631, www.bloedelreserve.org

nt Workshop:

Nature Photography Workshop at Bloedel Reserve

October 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join photographer David Perry for an all day workshop where you will explore the art of telling stories through pictures. This workshop is open to photo enthusiasts of varying abilities, with cameras ranging from iPhones to fancy SLRs. But given that the focus will be on learning to capture more evocative images and then weave them into a collection that tells a larger story, each participant should already be able to operate their cameras proficiently so that they aren’t wrestling against their cameras the whole time and are instead able to focus on seeing great pictures and telling a story with them.


Cost: $120 for members, $135 for non-members.

Call (206) 842-7631 to register.


Presentation & Book Signing by David Cobb

Is the Japanese Garden your favorite part of the Reserve? Then you won’t want to miss this presentation and book signing by award-winning photographer, David Cobb.

Cobb’s new book, Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America, highlights 26 different gardens, including the Bloedel Reserve.

Join us on June 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. for a night of exquisite photography and hear how Cobb discuss the finer points of photographing Japanese gardens and impart what he has learned about capturing the broad perspectives, the smallest details, their commonalities, differences, and unique beauty through the seasons.

Call to reserve your space: (206) 842-7631. Members: $10, Non-members $15. All sales final.