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Harbor Happenings: Easter Egg hunts

Posted on April 4th, 2023 By:

If it’s Easter, there must be egg hunts. And more egg hunts.

Take your pick from these egg hunts on Saturday, April 8:

  • Uptown Gig Harbor’s egg hunt takes place in the shopping center courtyard from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • An egg hunt at Olalla Elementary School, hosted by the South Kitsap Fire & Rescue Volunteer Association, also starts at 10 a.m. Bring your own baskets. Olalla School is located at 6100 Denny Bond Blvd.
  • PenMet Parks’ Spring Egg Hunt takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park. Kids hunt in four age categories: preschool (2-4 year-olds); kindergarten and first grade; second and third grade and fourth grade and older. Bring your own basket, a camera to snap a photo with the bunny and a packet of oatmeal or a granola bar to donate to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank. Free registration is required; do that here.
  • On Easter Sunday, South Kitsap Fire & Rescue volunteers will host the annual pancake breakfast for the 60th year. The breakfast is at the Olalla fire station, 8696 Olalla Valley Road S.E.

Marine Weather Workshop

If on-the-water activities tickle your fancy more than egg hunts, head to the BoatShop Saturday, April 8, for an all-day workshop on reading marine weather. The workshop includes information on wind systems, fog and waves; how to read weather charts and get current weather information and other important boating skills.

Each participant will be able to develop an individualized daily weather briefing plan whether you’re a paddler, sailor or power boat operator. Bring a laptop computer to access weather and ocean data. The class is co-sponsored by Washington Sea Grant. Cost is $60. Space is limited. Register online

Movies and music

The Flashback Cinema movie on Wednesday, April 5, at the Galaxy Theaters is “The Land Before Time” playing at 12:30 and 6 p.m. On Easter Sunday it’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 12:20 and 6 p.m. Flashback Cinema tickets cost just $5.

Indie recording artist Lisa Mitts performs at the Olalla Winery at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Reservations are required.


The Gig Harbor library’s chess club meets every Thursday at 5:45 p.m. It’s free and geared to kids ages 5-12. The library is at 4424 Point Fosdick Drive.

The first meeting of the Olalla Chess Club takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 6 at Olalla Bay Landing, 13965 Crescent Valley Rd SE. It’s free and open to players of all experience levels.

Property tax seminar

Seniors and people with disabilities can qualify for property tax exemptions if they meet certain criteria. Learn more at a free, in-person seminar at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street.

Representatives from the Pierce County Assessor’s Office will answer questions and discuss the kinds of exemptions available. Email [email protected] or call 253-355-5828 to register.


Harbor WildWatch’s “Sharks of the Salish Sea” exhibit continues at the Skansie Visitors Center through June 1 with lots of hands-on learning activities.

The exhibit showcases all 12 species of sharks found in the Salish Sea including sixgill, sevengill, salmon and dogfish sharks. The Visitor Center is located at 3207 Harborview Drive and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (Weekend openings depend on volunteer availability.) Admission is free.

Save the dates

Thursday, April 13: Skerryvore – voted the Best Live Band in Scotland – plays a house concert (complete with whiskey tasting) at Gig Harbor’s Wurlitzer Manor. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Email [email protected] for details.

April 20: Celebrate National Poetry Month with live poetry readings by four talented local poets at TCC-Gig Harbor. Reserve your seat here.