A few interesting Island events!

Local Suquamish naturalist and author will be at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30pm to discuss her new book, “The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds.” Learn all about the enigmatic world of owls including their habit, behavior and mythology. VB leigh Calvez_0

Catch famed guitarist and former member of the hit band Supertramp, Carl Verheyen for an acoustic performance with his band at the Treehouse Café on Saturday, September 10 at 8pm. The other two members of the Carl Verheyen Band, bassist Dave Marotta and drummer John Mader are well versed in their own right- each having performed or recorded with countless famous musicians. For more information, check out Treehouse Cafe’s websitecarlverheyen1

On Saturday, September 17, the first ever Bainbridge Island Oktoberfest will be held at the Treehouse Café. Enjoy bratwurst, raffle prizes, live music and a beer garden featuring 3 local breweries. The festivities begin at 2pm. For more information, visit the event website.

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!



Bainbridge’s Treehouse Cafe Branches Out

The Treehouse Café is a great venue for live music and entertainment, with capacity for about 100 seated patrons, or 200 standing.

While they try to book dance music as much as possible, they also frequently book dinner-style performers such as Greta Matassa or Zoe Muth.  Treehouse aims to provide national name acts, and have brought in musicians including LeRoy Bell, Greg Brown, The Moondoggies, James McMurtry, and Fred Eaglesmith.  Check their Schedule for upcoming dates!