Tag: events

Empty Bowls Fight Hunger

Empty Bowls Fight Hunger one Child at a Time

One Saturday each February, excitement builds as the line outside the Gig Harbor Boys & Girls Club lengthens and eager shoppers wait for the doors to finally open. At 11 a.m. sharp, the anxious crowd floods into the room and patrons scurry between … read more

Western scrub-jay

Time to Count Birds

Counting birds in the middle of winter may not make sense but this is a tradition that goes back over a hundred years. It is a tradition that replaced another one known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” Before the turn of the century, … read more

Bloedel Christmas

Winter in the Garden at Bloedel Reserve

Winter in the Northwest may not be the time of year when some people think of visiting a garden, but Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island embraces nature during every season of the year. History Prentice Bloedel, an innovator of the timber industry, and … read more

A holiday is always a good excuse for a party.

Time to Throw a Party

You are invited! Please join us as WestSound Home and Garden takes a look at the joys and challenges of entertaining. With a bit of preplanning and some sage advice from our entertaining experts, throwing a party can be as much fun for … read more

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

Serving the Community Through Music-Making

Going into college, Dick Heine had to make a choice between music and engineering. A band and orchestra brass musician since fifth grade, he’d played throughout high school and even spent four summers at music camp. Engineering, nonetheless, won — so Heine kept … read more

(Photo courtesy Kiana Lodge)

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

You’ve seen the big-screen wedding movies. Setting is important on the movie screen. It sets the tone and establishes the mood. In “Wedding Crashers,” the nuptials took place at the stately Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland. The movie “Bridesmaids” filmed the ceremony … read more

Concerts at the Barn

Concerts at the Barn Create Community around Music

The inspiration for a singer-songwriter concert series in a countrified Kingston barn began with a wedding. When Poulsbo’s Chuck and Stacie Power decided to get married, they knew they wanted a local, rustic setting. Conveniently, Chuck Power’s cycling buddy, Mark Schorn, and Schorn’s … read more

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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

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