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New Poulsbo Community Orchestra Artistic Director to Lead Bainbridge Symphony as Guest Conductor

Guest conductor Mario Alejandro Torres will lead the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s lyrical and lovely winter program this February. César Franck wrote a hybrid symphony-symphonic poem when he penned his “Symphony in D minor,” his most enduring work for orchestra. The opening movement seems … read more



Giving Gifts that Give Hope

Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them. If you’re looking for a gift with a purpose, … read more


West Sound Quilters' Annual Quilt Show

West Sound Quilters’ Annual Quilt Show Brings Theme of ‘Tradition with a Twist’

West Sound Quilters’ annual show features around 300 quilts made by members, plus wearable art, vendors, demonstrations, quilt turning, a raffle quilt, a treasure chest, auction blocks, community quilts, a café and more. The show has the theme “Tradition with a Twist” this … read more


Drafts and Drums

Sept 30. Festival Helps Fund New Program for Soldiers Returning from War

Leaders, veterans and family members behind the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation want to change the post-traumatic stress discussion to an effort focused on post-traumatic growth. The foundation is launching a new program that cultivates and facilitates post-traumatic growth in warriors coming home … read more


"I Will Survive" — Bo Mellinge as Felicia, Matty McCaslin as Bernadette and Troy Wageman as Mitzi

Smash-Hit Musical Based on Smash-Hit Movie Comes to Bainbridge

Based on an Oscar-winning movie, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — the Musical” is an iconic hit musical that has won various awards. The musical recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends — Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio … read more


Scene from a past Spring Fling, a popular event that is being replaced this year by Autumn Colors

New Arts Event to Support Art-In-Residence School Program

Two Waters Arts Alliance will host a new fundraising event, Colors of Autumn, to benefit its Artist in Schools programs. This new event replaces Two Waters’ popular Spring Fling, which for many years celebrated the art, arts education and artists of the Key … read more


Bainbridge Performing Arts

Enjoy All-Local Talent at Ten-Minute Play Festival

A ghost, the goddess of death, a jellyfish and World War II GI, and a gaggle of waterfowl are among the characters that strut the stage at this year’s Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival, Aug. 18 and 19. Now in its sixth year, … read more


Excessive Heat

Prepare for Excessive Heat, Fire Dangers This Week

Pierce County Alert — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of the Puget Sound area this week. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s to lower 100s on Tuesday through Sunday, and higher than normal … read more

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