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Bainbridge season packed with holiday events
Whether you’re entertaining family or friends, or just looking for an enjoyable day or evening out, Bainbridge Island is jam-packed with events in the next 30 days.
Home for the Holidays is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 27 in downtown Winslow. Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, cider and cookies, Santa and friends arrival at 5:30 p.m. followed by the tree lighting. Info: visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first recording, The Gift, with a compilation of holiday songs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at Bloedel Reserve. Cost: Members, $25; nonmembers, $30. Info/tickets: 842-7631 or visit www.bloedelreserve.org.
Virtuoso electric violinist, Geoffrey Castle, and his band put a new twist on old Celtic music at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Bloedel Reserve. Cost: Members, $25; nonmembers, $30. Info/tickets: 842-7631 or visit www.bloedelreserve.org.
Trails and the treehouses will be open from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 27 for self-guided exploration. Info: visit www.islandwood.org.
Christmas in the Country: The 17th annual Christmas in the Country event is Dec. 3- 5. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: Visit www.christmasinthecountry.info or call (206) 291-7188.
SANTALAND DIARIES and CHRISTMAS CABARET:
A two-part evening of PG-13 entertainment features a comedy about Crumpet the Elf and a glittering holiday performance featuring the cast of BPA’s recent Rocky Horror Show. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at BPA. Cost: $20. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
December Art Walk:
Galleries, restaurants and other venues showing art will be open from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3 for First Friday Art Walk. Info: visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Photographer Nick Felkey will be taking photos with Santa from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at Columbia Bank. Bring a can of food or cash donation to benefit Helpline House. Info: www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
A miniature village and model train exhibit hand-built by Dwight Shappell, former owner of Dwight’s Flowers on Bainbridge, will be on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4-31 at Bloedel Reserve. Cost: Free with admission to Bloedel. Half-price day is Dec. 4. Info: visit www.bloedelreserve.org.
Holidays on The EDGE:
The fifth annual holiday fundraiser is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at BPA. Nothing The EDGE does is scripted; the members are literally making it up as they go along. Tickets, $28 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call 842-8569.
“Timeless Christmas Classics” is this year’s musical program by the Bainbridge Chorale which starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Cost: $12 - $18, children under 13 free. Info/Tickets: Call 780-3467 or visit www.bainbridgechorale.org.
Meet the Winemakers:
The winemakers of Bainbridge Island will have an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5. Taste classic wines from Eastern Washington grapes as well as new favorites from island vines. Info: visit www.bainbridgewineries.com.
The Sound of Music:
Tickets are on sale now for Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s holiday production of the family musical, “The Sound of Music.” Performances are December 3-19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$24 and are available at Winslow Drug, online at www.ovationmtb.com and by phone at 842-0472. Info: www.ovationmtb.com.
Dickens Reads Dickens:
Enjoy an authentic recreation of Charles Dickens’ public reading tours of the 1860s in England and North America at 5 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Adapted and performed by Tim Tully, and directed by Steve Stolee. Cost is $10. Show is 90 minutes long and suitable for children 13 and older. Info: visit www.islandtheatre.org.
A Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Hanz Araki and friends is at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Island Music Center. The Irish flute sensation joined by awesome singers and instrumentalists. A Bainbridge favorite. Info: www.islandmusic.org.
BPA’s production of Annie, directed by Steven Fogell and Gabe Carbajal, runs Dec. 10-19 at BPA. A Pay-What-You-Can Preview is Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Shows are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., plus 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets, $25 for adults, and $19 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 842-8569.
Winter’s Return: A Celebration of Music is from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. Advance tickets are $6 adult, $3 youth, or $15/family. Advance Tickets are available by calling the Park Office at (206) 842-2306, ext 10 or 13, and at Winslow Drug in downtown Bainbridge. At the door: $8 adult, $4 youth, or $20 per family. Please bring canned or packaged food for Helpline House. Info: www.biparks.org.
Evergreen Singers and SoundWave help celebrate The Season in Song with beautiful Christmas carols, great holiday pops, and many sing-alongs at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Bainbridge Commons. Refreshments served afterwards. Cost: Donation.
Parade of Boats:
Light a candle and welcome the arrival of Argosy’s Christmas Ship, accompanied by a flotilla of decorated boats rom 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Waterfront Park. Enjoy holiday music and caroling, free cocoa and hot cider. Candles provided. Decorate your own boat with holiday spirit and join the party. Info: Eagle Harbor Marina or Bainbridge Island Yacht Club at 842-4003.