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Harbor Happenings: Quilt show at Gig Harbor library

Posted on July 25th, 2023 By:

Gig Harbor Library is hosting a “Not Your Mother’s Quilt” show of handmade quilts created by members of the Gig Harbor Quilt Guild through August.

The exhibit includes modern, abstract pieces; landscape designs; and quilts emphasizing color and shape using curved piecing, needle turn appliqué, collage, circles and multi-media.

Guild members Cathy Stone, Lisa Street, Jen Bolentini, Anne Puckett, Shirley Lane, Marilyn Colyar, Jan Sachs, and Cindy Thomsen have quilts in the show. The library is at 4424 Point Fosdick Drive.

Gig Harbor Quilters Guild quilts at the library on Point Fosdick Drive.

National Night Out

The local celebration of National Night Out, featuring food, live music and more, starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Skansie Brothers Park.

Gig Harbor Police Department officers will be on hand to distribute free hot dogs, root beer floats and more. Games and emergency services exhibits are planned.

National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August in an attempt to strengthen the bond between local law enforcement and their communities.

Tales at the BoatShop

“Who lives in the Salish Sea?” is the theme of Thursday’s Tales at the BoatShop at 10:30 a.m. July 27. Cindy Hacket will read “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout,” lead a singalong of “ A Sailor goes to Sea, Sea, Sea” and an art project drawing sea animals. She’ll also tell “The Fishing Glove” story.

The free event is geared to kids up to 8 years old  accompanied by an adult. The BoatShop is located at 3805 Harborview Drive.

This week’s music lineup

Summer Sounds: Jewel Tones plays Motown sounds at this week’s Summer Sounds at Skansie, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. The free event is at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor.

Concerts at Sehmel: Wounded Mic plays music from the 1960s and ’70s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Sehmel Homestead Park. It’s part of the free Summer Concerts at Sehmel series.

Uptown: The Profits play party rock at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Uptown Pavilion.

Olalla Winery: Friday at 6:30 p.m., John Nelson and Bruce Laven cover folk, country and pop at the Olalla Winery at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28. Reserve tickets here.

At the movies

Flashback Cinema: Wednesday’s Flashback Cinema at the Galaxy Theatres is “Friday the 13th” playing at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday’s Flashback movie is “Top Gun” at noon and 6 p.m. Flashback Cinema movies cost just $5.

SummerFest: Thursday’s SummerFest movie is “The Bad Guys” at 10 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the movie is “Dr. Seuss – The Cat in the Hat” playing at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Family-oriented SummerFest movies cost just $2.

“Akhnaten”: The Met Opera’s Summer Encore presents “Akhnaten” at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Galaxy. It’s the critically acclaimed 2019 production of Philip Glass’s mesmerizing modern masterpiece, starring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his empire.

Monthly Movie: The Gig Harbor Film Festival’s Monthly Movie for July is “Bones of Crows,” playing at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 31. It’s the story of Cree Indian matriarch Aline Spears, who survives a childhood in Canada’s residential school system to continue her family’s generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism and sexual abuse. She uses her uncanny ability to understand and translate codes into working for a special division of the Canadian Air Force as a Cree code talker in World War II.

Low tide beach walks

Harbor WildWatch leads a guided beach walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Sunrise Beach Park, 10015 Sunrise Beach Dr. The group plans two beach walks on Sunday: 10 a.m. at Penrose Point State Park in Lakebay and 10 a.m. at Narrows Park, 1502 Lucille Pkwy.

During beach walks, WildWatch biologists and volunteer naturalists guide you through a hands-on exploration of the intertidal zone and its rich diversity of marine life.

Beach walks are planned at DeMolay Sandspit Park on Fox Island at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3; and at Manchester State Park at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.