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As we prepare to settle into fall proper, there are a few things going on round the Rock to take the sting out of summer’s imminent farewell.

First, let’s get ready to snuggle!

The Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild will again blanket Winslow Way with works of handmade artistry on Saturday, Sept. 14 as part of the annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival.

Begun in September 2013 by local fabric store owner Barbara Kirk, the yearly exhibition sees quilts “of all styles” hanging throughout downtown Winslow, along Winslow Way outside shops and storefronts and from awnings, as well as at Winslow Green.

“We work with the merchants and landlords to accomplish this,” guild officials said. “The quilts will be hung with clothespins or clips from lines or poles, depending on the situation.”

Previous festivals have included more than 200 quilts.

Various ballot boxes, where votes can be cast for the “Viewer’s Choice Prize,” a basket of sewing goodies from area shops, will be out again as well.

Visit www.bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.com to learn more.

Also on Saturday, “Immigration Stories: A Choreographic Historical Odyssey Retelling A Family’s Forced Migration” will be staged at Bainbridge Performing Arts, courtesy of Olympic Performance Group, by the Guild Dance Company of Seattle at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, $15 to $22 each, are on sale via www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Choreographer/director/performer Alex Ung’s story recounts the actual journey of his own family from war-torn Southeast Asia to Iowa, from the 1940s to the 1970s. Traditional Tai Dam (an ethnic minority predominantly from China, northwest Vietnam, Laos, Thailand) dance, accompanied by drums, strings and pipes, along with a blend of hip-hop and contemporary dance styles set to contemporary music, will complete the narrative of this engaging and all-too-timely historical reflection.

Then, Sneed Collard will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company in downtown Winslow at 3 p.m. Sunday to discuss his book “Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding,” a 2018 Montana Book Awards Honor Book and 2019 High Plains Book Awards Finalist in Creative Nonfiction.

With a measured blend of humor, natural history, and adventure, this tale takes readers to great birding hotspots of America and beyond, both to experience their incredible avian wealth and to experience the focused, often eccentric, world of ornithological travel.

Along the way, readers share the ups and downs of the relationship between a father and his teenage son.

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