Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the long weekend of August 29 to September 1, 2014:
1. Blue Star Museum Military Appreciation Event
When: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave. NE; Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E; and KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE
Why: Three cheers for our local military families. Los Tres Museos de Bainbridge unite to offer special activities including Navy Band Northwest’s Deception Brass, from 1-3 p.m. at Island Gateway Plaza adjacent to BIMA. Here’s more stuff:
- BIHM: Learn of Bainbridge Island’s unique position as a military base in WWII, get introduced to artifacts, & learn of military heroes. Hear stories told by Bainbridge Island military family members from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Make a Civil War handkerchief doll, uncover war stories, and look for treasures, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- BIMA: Observe quilter Marybeth O’Halloran’s American Hero Quilt Project demonstration from 1-3 p.m. This initiative provides quilts of comfort to injured veterans. Participate in a military-themed art activity in the upstairs classroom with artist Katrina Ernst from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of the museum’s Art in Action series.
- KIDIMU: Learn about density, by experimenting with “navy boats” during a special Discovery Friday program, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a patriotic wreath-making craft in the art room.
Plus, get complimentary cookies and lemonade on the Plaza and free admission.
2. End of Summer Dance Party
When: Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N
Why: Tots to tweens and their families dance along to the tunes spun by DJ Derek.
3. Evening Bell at Treehouse (w/ Mike Giacolino)
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Why: Moody cowpeople make music perfect for the winding down of summer. Get warmed up first by bluesy bluecollary Giacolino.
It’s a 21 and over show so get that sitter.
4. Free Scoliosis Screening
When: Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Where: Integrated Wellness Center, 164 Knechtel Way NE
Why: OK, so this doesn’t sound like a bucket of bubbles, but scoliosis bites and here’s a great opportunity to check that nagging worry off your list for free. Drop by the office anytime during this hour and Dr. Julie and Dr. Sean will be happy to give your child a free check. Children should be screened during adolescent years (typically 5-15) when they are most at risk for developing scoliosis.
5. Painting Jam with Amy D’Apice
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way
Why: Get all oily and acrylicy, learn to throw around terms like impasto with authority, and create light. This is the first of three workshops. First location provided at registration.
Go to www.bacart.org/education for more info. $125.00. Discounts available for members and students.
6. Artist Talk by Christine Chaney at Charrette
When: Saturday, 5-6 p.m.
Where: Charette, 130 Winslow Way
Why: Chaney’s going to talk about “the taking, the tending, and the lessening.” I don’t know what that means. But I think it has something to do with clothes, as Chaney was named Best Emerging Designer by Seattle Magazine, and with her current installation at Charette, which is closing Sunday.
7. Second Annual Community Picnic at Bloedel
When: Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive
Why: Bloedel lets down its hair. Bring a picnic and big blanket. Chill to the groovy Cubano sound of Si Limon and play bocce ball like old Spanish men on the lawn. Or croquet or badminton. Complimentary dessert included with your $10-18 ticket.