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August Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | August 2018

Summer events on the island are all about enjoying our surroundings. See what is happening this month.

 

 

 

 

 

August 4th & 5th | Annual Dahlia Show

Explore incredible flowers at the 94th Annual Dahlia Show presented by the Kitsap County Dahlia Society.

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August 7th | BIPD National Night Out | 5pm

Celebrate the Bainbridge Island Police Department while strengthening the community by participating in this nationwide event.

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August 10th – 12th | Summer Studio Tour

Twice a year artists through the region come together to display works of art through Bainbridge, providing the perfect chance to find your next great piece of art!

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August 18th | Summer Golf Scramble

This year marks the 15th golf scramble, a wonderful event that supports the Chamber of Commerce.

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August 19th | Calligraphy at BIMA

Prepare to create the letter of a lifetime! BIMA’s Calligraphy workshop will help you create a wonderful handwritten letter.

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August 26th | Concerts in the Vineyard

Sit back and enjoy the sounds of live music at Bainbridge Vineyards. This free event welcomes all ages, and allows guests to purchase wine. Cheers to a wonderful season!

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Bainbridge Island Market Trends

It’s been an exciting first half of the year on Bainbridge Island, as buyers flock to our slower pace of life and close-knit community. Looking at trends on a quarterly basis, Bainbridge Island served as a bit of an outlier compared to other areas around the Sound, as one of the few areas that didn’t feel the relief of growing inventory. Though other regions reported slight gains for three consecutive months, Bainbridge Island saw a decrease of homes for sale with just 1.8 months of inventory. The number of homes sold likewise decreased, while the average sales price remained relatively steady between Q2-2017 and Q2-2018 at $965,000 and $972,000, respectively.

A quarterly comparison reveals home values on Bainbridge Island continue to rise.

A lack of inventory can be attributed to a decline in the average days on market, as homes sold in just 26 days, down nearly 40% compared to this same time last year. The average price per square foot grew at a slower rate than it did in the first quarter of 2018, increasing 2.5% from $355.35 (Q2-2017) to $364.2 (Q2-2018).

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Waterfront Outlook

Narrowing down to just single-family waterfront homes on the Island, it appears more buyers are eager to embrace the allure of the water’s edge, as the average days on market from Q2-2017 to Q2-2018 fell by over 50 percent to just under one month (27 days). Despite the inventory dip felt on Bainbridge Island as a whole, the number of waterfront homes for sale increased slightly compared to this same time last year at 3.1 months.

Increased inventory translates to more choices for buyers, which is likely a culprit in the slight decline in average sales prices reported for waterfront homes in the second quarter of 2018—with an average of $1.293M, down from just over $1.4M in the previous year. While the average sales price was down slightly, the average price per square foot in Q2-2018 grew by just under 2% at $530.84, indicating that the value of a waterfront home on our coveted Island remains steady.

For more waterfront trends, visit RSIRwaterfront.com >>

Fourth of July on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | 4th of July Edition

Bainbridge Island celebrates tradition every year on July 4th. It is always great to see the community come together and engage in a variety of activities. Read below to see details for this year’s holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

July 3rd Street Dance | 6pm – 11pm

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association will be hosting the annual street dance on Winslow Way. Come dance, eat and enjoy as the community celebrates.

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Pancake Breakfast | 7am – 11am

Start the day with a traditional pancake breakfast at the Town & Country Market’s west parking lot. Enjoy a delicious meal that benefits the High School’s Boosters Club.

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Mile Long Hometown Parade | 1pm

This year’s annual parade will showcase over 100 units along Madison Avenue and Winslow Way.

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Rooftop Party at Fletcher Bay Winery | Noon – 11pm

Enjoy live music and good eats on the winery’s rooftop deck overlooking Eagle Harbor. As a ticketed guest, you can come and go all day as you please.

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Fireworks Display at Dusk

End the day with a spectacular show over Eagle Harbor. Visit the fireworks website for event details and find out how to help with next year’s display.

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If you would like to learn more about July 4th on Bainbridge Island, visit GrandOld4th.com

 

June Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | June 2018

Bainbridge Island is home to a vast array of local happenings that all seek to better our community. Discover all that June has to offer, from a Classic Car Show to a Pop-Up Art and Craft Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

June 7th | BI Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale | 6pm – 7:30pm

The Rotary Club is preparing for the 58th Annual Auction and Rummage Sale which benefits projects of all sizes.

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June 8th – 9th | BIMA Bash  | Time Varies by Day

Join the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for the 5th Annual BIMA Bash – a weekend filled with fun where you can support our local art community.
Admission: $100-500/person

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June 16 – 17th | Pop-Up Art and Craft Fair | 10am – 6pm

Join our local art museum for a two day sale showcasing a variety of work from local artists. Meet the artists and explore pieces that fit your home.

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June 23rd | Music with a View | Doors Open at 2pm

Bloedel Reserve presents the Summer Conert Series. A three-part event showcasing live music in our wonderful PNW setting.

Admission: $8-12/person

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June 26th| Classic Car Cruise-In | 5pm – 8pm

Enjoy classic cars and special interest vehicles while supporting local children. Can’t make it this month? Visit the website for additional dates through the summer.

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May Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | May 2018

The Pacific Northwest offers unparalleled landscapes, which provide the perfect setting to celebrate warmer days ahead. This month the island is bounding with events that celebrate the world around us.

 

 

 

 

 

May 5th | Farmers Market | 9am – 1pm

Indulge in local goods every Saturday at Bainbridge Island’s Farmers Market through December.

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May 13th | Mother’s Day  | 1pm – 5pm

Islandwood will be hosting Nature Nurturer’s: A Celebration of Mother’s, a family friendly event dedicated to nurturing your loved ones.

Admission: $10-25/person, Free for Children 3 and Under

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May 15th | Sip & Succulent | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join Corks and Canvas at Fletcher Bay Winery for an evening of fun on their new patio. Enjoy a glass of wine while creating your own table top succulent.
Admission: $45/person in advance (plus tax)

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May 17th | Drink and Draw| 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Emily Browne continues her ongoing series at the BI Museum of Art, teaching the community to draw the human figure.

Ages: 21+

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May 19th| Youth Orchestra String Festival | 9am – 3pm

Join the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra for a day filled with music.

Admission: $25/person

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May 24th | Paved with Gold | 7pm – 8pm

 

Join The Island School for an evening of immigration stories which incorporate dance, drama, story and song.

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“Loving Island Life” The Island School-Bainbridge Island

This weeks “Loving Island Life” Blog features a very special place called The Island School on Bainbridge Island.  This is a school with Extraordinary teachers who celebrate learning, diversity, culture, and our environment.  Their dedication, love and commitment is directly reflected in the joyful faces of happy children.

Nestled in the woods of Bainbridge Island, The Island School is an independent kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school educating students from Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula, including Poulsbo, Suquamish, Indianola, Kingston, Hansville and Silverdale.

Founded as a private school in 1977, The Island School engages the mind and heart of every child in a culture that values excellent education, joy in learning, and respect and appreciation for others. Kids love to learn at The Island School and that is very apparent in the infectious laughter that echoes throughout the halls and in the eager participation evident in each classroom.The Island School Bainbridge Island

I JUST LOVE THEIR MISSION:

At The Island School we educate each of our children; we nourish their innate curiosity, inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, and foster respect and appreciation for themselves and others.

At The Island School, every child matters.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ISLAND SCHOOL:

May 10, Open House: http://theislandschool.org/events/open-house-for-all-grades-kindergarten-5th/

May 3, Goin’ Buggy K/1 musical: http://theislandschool.org/events/goin-buggy-kindergarten-1st-grade-musical/

May 24, Paved With Gold: http://theislandschool.org/events/paved-with-gold-immigration-stories/

Please be sure to bookmark or revisit this blog for updates to the calendar!

For more information about things to do on Bainbridge Island, our Real Estate Market, Bainbridge Island Lifestyle, Condominiums, Luxury Waterfront Homes, Equestrian Properties, and Estates and Farms, visit www.homesforsaleonbainbridgeisland.com. Discover what “Loving Island Life” is all about!

April Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | April 2018

Now that spring has begun, it is a great time to explore the island and participate in local events.

 

 

 

 

 

Now through April 25th | Momentum | Times Vary

Bainbridge Island Art Museum is proud to celebrate Momentum, a month of art based performances. Visit their website for a full list of dates.

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April 6th | First Friday Art Walk | 6pm – 8pm

Support local artists at this month’s art walk. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s office will be hosting some great works and we would love to have you stop by.

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April 7th | Wellness Chat | 9am – 10am

If you have been thinking about changing your lifestyle, now is a great time. Michelle Babb will be leading a free discussion about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

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April 13th | Book Launch| 5pm – 7pm

Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting a book launch for Bainbridge Island author Lynn Bruenelle. This event will be the kick off for kid-friendly events throughout the month. See their website for more details.

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April 19th| Plant-Based Cooking Class | 5pm – 8pm

Nancy Travis will be leading a class utilizing fresh spring vegetables. The menu will feature a creamy soup, polenta and a spring salad.

Admission: $30-50/person

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April 27th | International Jazz Day | 9am – 12pm

Join several well-known artists at the Auditorium at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art to celebrate International Jazz Day.

Admission: $25-30/person

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March Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | March 2018

Celebrate the month of March with events around the Island.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2nd | First Fridays Art Walk | 6pm – 8pm

Explore Downtown Bainbridge Island and enjoy works by local artists. Be sure to stop by the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty office as you peruse through town.

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March 10th | 4th Annual Wildlife Baby Shower | 12pm – 3pm

Support the West Sound Wildlife Shelter as they prepare to care for critters of all sizes and shapes. The annual baby shower is the perfect time to stop by to donate goods and enjoy a tour of the baby nurseries.

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March 17th | Denim and Diamonds Dinner Event | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Join the community for a fundraising dinner event at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club.

Admission: $75-$600, Can’t make it? Donate here.

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March 24th | Solar on Bainbridge| 2pm

This free workshop from Artisan Electric will teach you about solar panels and how they could benefit you.

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March 29th| Heyday Farm Wine Dinner | 6pm – 9pm

Visit the Farm House for a dinner featuring wines from Beckham Estate Vineyards.

Admission: $75/person

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March 31st | mEGGa Hunt | 9am – 12pm

Come rain or shine to this year’s egg hunt at Battle Point Park. Hunters up to 5th grade are welcome to participate in this eggsellent event!

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February Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | February 2018

Bainbridge Island offers abundant activites indoor and out. See below for details about different events celebrating the month of February.

 

 

 

 

 

February 10th | Friends of the Library Book Sale| 10am – 4pm

Join Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library for a Book Sale where you will have the opportunity to purchase gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. Pricing begins at $0.50

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February 11th | First Concert Sundays | 4pm

Relax as you listen to music by the Alan Jones Jazz Trio The Waterfront Park Community Center.

Admission: $20/adult, $5/child

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February 14th | Valentine’s Day Spotlight: Good Eats | 5pm – 10pm

As seen in Seattle Mag, Hitchcock will be serving an exquisite eight-course meal.

Cost: $120/person, optional $60 wine pairing.

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February 14th | Valentine’s Day Spotlight: Good Music | 7pm

Join The Gossamer Strings for a special Valentine’s Day performance at the Treehouse Cafe.

Admission: $10/person, 21-and-over only

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February 18th | Corks and Canvas | 1pm – 3pm

Enjoy fine wine while learning to paint a scene of blossoms in snow at Bainbridge Vineyards. Corks and Canvas will return February 20th.

Cost: $50/person

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February 25th | Chilly Hilly 2018 | 8am – 3pm

Cascade Bicycle Club will be hosting its 46th Chilly Hilly. This 33-mile bike ride will take you from scenic Seattle to a finish line made complete by a chili feed all while supporting local charities. Cost: $30-$40/person

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January Events on the Island

Life on Bainbridge | January 2018

Bainbridge Island is bustling with events this month. See what is happening across the island below.

 

 

 

 

 

January 5th | First Fridays Art Walk | 6pm – 8pm

Explore Downtown Bainbridge to see art displayed across town. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be a part of this recurring event.

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January 7th | First Concert Sundays | 4pm

Listen to music by flutist Janet See at The Waterfront Park Community Center.

Admission: $20/adult, $5/child

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January 9th – 30th | Yoga Basics: A 4-Week Series | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dayaalu Center presents a 4-week series of introductory yoga classes taking place each Tuesday evening throughout the month of January. Cost: $145

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January 9th – 31st | smARTfilms: Film Noir | 7pm

Watch Klute, a film about a small-town detective searching for a missing man. Click here for a calendar which includes other films that will be playing. Admission: Varies

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January 10th | Fletcher Bay Winery: Wine Down Wednesday | 6pm – 8pm

Enjoy a glass of wine at Fletcher Bay Winery while enjoying live music. Hungry? Grab a bite from The Grub Hut food truck.

Cost: $5/glass of wine

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January 28th | Buds, Bark and Branches: Winter Tree Identification | 1pm – 3pm

Enjoy a hike through the forest to admire plantlife while listening to birds and expanding your botanist vocabulary. Admission: $5

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January 30th | Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers Meeting | 7pm – 9pm

Join the community for a presentation from North Kitsap High School’s Satya Advana, who will speak about building a Peeler Skiff. Includes a raffle drawing for $1/ticket.

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