Bainbridge Island Family Events this Weekend, March 10th & 11th!

Our Makeover Is Almost Complete!

Please join us for BAC Unwrapped, our weekend-long grand reopening celebration and launch of our new name—complete with ribbon cutting, artist demos, and a party. Help us celebrate our rich history as we unwrap our future.

BAC Unwrapped: 

Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11

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SATURDAY
10 am: Doors Open
11 am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12-5 pm: Artist Demos & Open House
5-7pm: Live music by Bainbridge’s own Cuban Heels! Snacks and adult beverages provided.

SUNDAY
11 am: Doors Open
11 am-2 pm: Artist Demos & Open House
2-5 pm: Family Lino Block Printing
Snacks and treats all day long!

 

Family Party!! Celebrate the Opening of Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Spring Exhibitions!!

CaptureStart the morning by getting out every wiggle at a special ticketed concert featuring Grammy-nominated kindie band Recess Monkey. Then explore the always-free galleries where, around every corner, you’ll find Art in Action! projects led by area non-profit cultural organizations. Meet exhibiting artists, get a tour of BIMA’s extensive pop-up artists book collection, and find other surprises along the way! Stay into the afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new cycle of exhibitions.

Admission to the Museum is always free. No registration is required for Art in Action! activities. Morning concert is ticketed.

Concert: 10:30
$7 member / $9 general
Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/BIMARecessMonkey

Hands-on Art Projects: 11 am – 2pm
Free, no reservation necessary

 4th Annual Wildlife Baby Shower! 

Hosted by: West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Saturday, March 10th | 12-3pm

7501 NE Dolphin Dr. Bainbridge Island

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Spring is coming! Birds are chirping, frogs are croaking and we see more small animals out and around. Much of the wildlife are getting started on their families and beginning around the end of March and through the summer, WSWS will start receiving little baby wildlife patients. February starts with baby bunnies; April-May will bring us opossums and squirrels; May-June is ducklings, goslings, raccoons and eaglets; and June-July is songbirds, woodpeckers and owlets. After a brief break in mid-July, we will get a second wave of baby opossums and baby squirrels, and the first wave of gulls (did you know baby gulls have spots?). We expect to get 1,000 or more babies this year!

For a complete wish list, please visit our website at www.westsoundwildlife.org/howtohelp.html#wish.

This event is free and a fun activity for families! While you are here, visit with the Shelter’s wildlife ambassadors!

 

 

 

Fun Family Halloween Events on Bainbridge Island!

Spooky-Creatures-300x284Spooky Walk 

Saturday, October 28, 2017, walks beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Bloedel Reserve 

TICKETS: Only available through West Sound Wildlife Shelter click here to purchase 

Animal handlers will give you an up-close look at spooky and nocturnal creatures and explain each animal’s unique characteristics. Participating past animals included an opossum, a vulture and an owl.

Walks leave every 10 minutes and guests should purchase tickets for selected time slots. Afraid of the dark? Select an earlier walk. Like things extra-spooky? Choose one of the later times. Either way, please bring a flashlight to help maneuver your way along the paths.

 

 

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Battle Point Park

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23-25

  • Rides leave every ten minutes starting at 6:00pm. (Arrive at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled time.)
  • $7 (includes tax) ages 3 & up; 2 and under free.
  • Registration required for your ride. Activity #541000.

Ride through the “haunted” pumpkin-lined trails of Battle Point Park, where ghosts, zombies, mummies and even historic figures emerge from the shadows. Make crafts and play games before your hayride and warm up afterwards with cider and cookies. This is a not-too-scary family friendly event. Event happens rain or shine. No Refunds. Parking off of Battle Point Road.

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Trick-or-Treat Bainbridge Downtown

Tuesday, October 31st | 4-6pm 

Winslow Way merchants join the festivities as thousands of masked superheroes, pirates, fairy princesses, and storybook characters descend on downtown for two hours of Halloween fun. Winslow Way will be open for pedestrian traffic only during the hours of 4-6 pm, with Bainbridge Island Police officers and members of Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs on hand to provide additional traffic management and crossing safety for little trick-or-treaters.

Spooktacular events are set throughout downtown, as shopkeepers up and down Winslow Way will be open to greet ghouls of all ages! The City of Bainbridge Island will once again be opening City Hall for trick-or-treaters.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors: the City of Bainbridge Island and Cook Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – A MEXICAN CULTURAL TRADITION HONORING AND WELCOMING HOME THE SPIRITS OF DECEASED LOVED ONES

This special event is sponsored by our very own Agents Jennifer Saez & Susan Lorenz!

Week long community celebration starts:

Saturday, October 28

  • 10:30-11:30am – Opening presentation, public remembrances and offerings.
  • 11:30am-2pm – Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • 11:30am-6pm – Hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

Thursday, November 2

  • 4-6pm – Observation of Dia de los Muertos Holiday at the ofrenda.

October 29 – November 5 

  • 10am-6pm – Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

Raptor Rhapsody! Family Fun Event this Sunday, August 6th!

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Sunday, August 6th | 12-5 pm

 Hood Canal Pavillion

4740 View Dr NE

Port Gamble, WA 98364

The West Sound Wildlife Shelter presents Raptor Rhapsody!

 This event is a perfect opportunity to meet the Shelter’s raptors in an informal setting and help us celebrate our future home in Port Gamble. This is being held in conjunction with the first ever Port Gamble Summer Faire! There will be plenty of fun crafts for kids!

West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s resident raptors include:  barred owls, a red-tail hawk, an American kestrel, a peregrine falcon, and a turkey vulture.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about common raptors of the Pacific Northwest and their habitats and add a side trip with a short trail walk and see the Shelter’s future home.

Admission is $5 per person for people ages 5 and up, kids 4 and under free.  All ticket proceeds go to the direct care of our educational ambassadors and patients.  Tickets purchased at the door, or online.

Click here to purchase tickets and to find out more information!

A couple of Animal Benefit Events

Love animals? Here are a couple of holiday events to support some worthy causes!

ps_chipmunk2West Sound Wildlife Shelter Holiday Open House from 11am-3pm on December 3rd. This event is free but please bring the animals a gift from their wishlist. During this event, you can meet wildlife ambassadors, learn how they care for babies and other patients and tour parts of the shelter. There will also be crafts for kids and food/drinks for sale to help raise money. For more information or to see the animal wishlist, visit their website at www.westsoundwildlife.org.

Kitsap Human Society Santa Paws also on December 3rd from 11am-2pm at Bay Hay and Feed. Have your pet and/or family photographed with Santa Claus! Cost is $20 and pictures are digital files only. Participants will receive an email with a link to download their photos. All proceeds benefit the Kitsap Humane Society. Dogs must be leashed. For more information, please visti their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267456946985595/.

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Wild for Wine: Benefit for the West Sound Wildlife Shelter

West Sound Wildlife's Wild for Wine

Support the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and enjoy delightful cuisine for a great cause. For $95, treat yourself to six surprise wine and chocolate pairings and a three course dinner brimming with local favorites like pan-seared salmon and tuna poke. While dining, peruse a silent auction and bet your winnings from event host Clearwater Casino on your favorite items!

Don’t miss the 2nd annual Wild For Wine, a food, wine and chocolate tasting event to benefit the
West Sound Wildlife Shelter!

Join the West Sound Wildlife Shelter at the beautiful Clearwater Resort in Suquamish and taste new wines in rustic yet
elegant surroundings while watching wildlife on the shores of Agate Passage.

MENU

1st Course
Basil Pesto Hummus served with Grilled Bread and Pita Chips (V)
Ahi Tuna Poke served on Sesame Crisp and edible flowers (GF/DF)

Wine: Open Road Pinot Gris

2nd Course
Grilled Lamb Loin Chop (marinated in balsamic, red wine and Rosemary and grilled to medium rare)
and Roasted Local Fingerling Potatoes, with Madeira sauce (GF, DF)
Butternut Squash Ravioli sauteed in Brown Butter and tossed in a Sage Cream Sauce,
and Crispy Sage (Vegetarian)

Wine: Natches Heights Two Dancers (Red Blend)

3rd Course
Pan-seared King Salmon (DF) with Smoked Tomato Jam and Spiced Pumpkin Puree (GF)
Wild Mushroom Quinoa Ragout (V)

Wine: Open Road Malbec

Dessert
6 Pieces of Chocolate hand-crafted by ChocMo
Wines: It’s a Surprise!

(V) – Vegetarian | (GF) – Gluten Free | (DF) – Dairy Free

Make a Difference: Whiskies for Wildlife Fundraiser

The fabulous Whiskies for Wildlife fundraiser will be held at  Islandwood on Saturday, February 9th at 5pm.  This annual event features rare and exclusive single malt whiskies (over 135 of them!) paired with scrumptious food crafted by Islandwood’s acclaimed chef.  Alternative beverages for non-whiskey drinkers will also be served. Tickets are $150 and all proceeds benefit West Sound Wildlife Shelter.  The shelter serves a critical role on Bainbridge Island,  providing housing and rehabilitation to  injured wild animals who otherwise might not receive the help they need.  This year alone the shelter has taken in over 1,000 animals.  Whiskies for Wildlife is an important fundraiser for an important cause.  To find out more, contact West Sound Wildlife Shelter or click here.

855-9057 | 7501 NE Dolphin Drive   info@westsoundwildlife.org