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Looks like it’ll be a comparatively quiet next few days here on the Rock.

Still, Bainbridge-bound fun-seekers are not without some R&R options during this, the final weekend of the year.

The 10th and final exhibition of Bloedel Reserve’s annual Holiday Village will continue through Jan. 5.

A bit of nostalgia designed to the delight the young and the young-at-heart alike, the collection of cleverly handcrafted tiny houses, surrounded by a miniature railroad with a working train, will be replaced by “something new,” officials said, next winter.

This, then, is the chance to stop by the residence house for hot cider, cookies, and a look at the Holiday Village before it’s gone for good.

Grounds are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with final admissions at 3 p.m.

Entrance to the Holiday Village is free with regular admission.

Bloedel Reserve is located at 7571 NE Dolphin Drive. Call 206-842-7631 or visit to learn more.

Elsewhere on Bainbridge …

The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is playing at the historic Lynwood Theatre.

Helmed by Greta “Lady Bird” Gerwig, it stars Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Eliza Scanlen as Beth and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Visit for showtimes and ticket info.

Praise has thus far been quite effusive.

On review website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 96 percent based on 185 reviews.

The website’s critics consensus reads: “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 91 out of 100, based on 45 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”

Also, it was chosen by both the American Film Institute and Time magazine as one of the top 10 films of 2019

Also, please don’t forget, travel times for riders on the Bainbridge Island ferry from Seattle will be changed for a two-week period starting in early January to accommodate continuing construction at Colman Dock.

Officials with Washington State Ferries have announced that all trips between Colman Dock and Bainbridge Island — as well as sailings to Bremerton — will follow a temporary sailing schedule that starts Saturday, Jan. 4.

The new schedule will run until Monday, Jan. 20.

During the temporary sailing schedule, WSF officials said all Bainbridge Island and Bremerton sailings will operate out of a single slip, and some crossings may take longer to prevent more than one ferry from arriving or departing the slip at the same time.

Most departure times will shift between five and 30 minutes, but sailings later in the evening may shift as much as one hour, according to WSF.

WSF said it is working with Kitsap Transit to maintain as many bus connections as possible that work with the temporary sailing schedule for ferry riders.

WSF said ferry riders should check out the schedule changes before they go into effect, and plan ahead for different departure times, which may result in heavier traffic at ferry terminals.

Construction to replace the Colman Dock terminal began in August 2017 and will continue until 2023.

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