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Harbor Happenings: Spring Break week edition

Posted on April 11th, 2023 By:

It’s a quiet spring break week in the harbor, but things are still happening if you know where to look.

  • A chess club for kids ages 5 to 12 meets at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr.
  • Wednesday nights are for Bingo at Ocean5, starting at 5:30 p.m. It’s free, except for the last round, which is $5 per card. The winner takes half of the pot and the other half goes to a charity of the month.
  • Ocean5 hosts free family trivia nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The winner gets a $50 gift card.
  • Gardeners can learn all about organic pest control at a workshop presented by Pierce County Master Gardeners, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Sehmel Homestead Park demonstration garden.

Movies and music

  • Skerryvore brings its Best-Live-Band-in-Scotland music to Wurlitzer Manor at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Reservations are required. Email [email protected] for details.
  • Kimball Coffeehouse’s weekly open mic nights at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Poets, musicians, jugglers, dancers – all get a chance to perform for a supportive, friendly audience.
  • Ten Strings and a Box take the stage with cover of tunes by Neil Young, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Springsteen and others at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Olalla Winery. Seating is limited. Make reservations here.
  • This week’s Flashback Cinema movies at the Galaxy Theaters are: “Jesus Christ Superstar,” at 12:20 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, the film version of the play by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice; and “Selena,” at 11:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, the true story of Texas-born Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.  Flashback Cinema tickets cost just $5.

Ten Strings and a Box perform Friday, April 14, at Olalla Winery.

Calling musicians and young artists

  • Harbor Winds is looking for new musicians to play in its Spring Concert. All wind and brass players are welcome to audition. The orchestra is especially looking for clarinet, piccolo, bassoon, sax, trumpet, French horn and percussion. Click here for information.
  • U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, is calling for art from local high school students. Paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography are all eligible. Entries must be 26”x26”x4” maximum size including frame. Artwork must be the student’s original work. The winner gets a trip for two to Washington D.C. and their artwork will be displayed at the U.S. capital for a year. Send a high quality image and release form to [email protected]. The deadline is Friday, April 14.

Save the dates

The city of Gig Harbor will host an open house as part of its effort to develop a master plan for Crescent Creek. The meeting is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, four local poets will read from their works at Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus at 6 p.m. April 20. Reserve your seat here.

Volunteers will clean up and improve local parks during Parks Appreciation Day, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22.

The Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition (or PEP-C) Emergency Preparedness Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Gig Harbor High School.


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