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Harbor Happenings: Boat stories and more

Posted on March 28th, 2023 By:

If you have young’uns who like to listen to stories read aloud from actual books, head to the BoatShop Thursday morning, March 30, to hear volunteer Cindy Hackett read four books about boats.

She’ll read “Busy Boats” by Tony Mitton, “Davy’s Dream” by Paul Owen Lewis, “Little Pig Saves the Ship” by David Hyde Costello and “So Many Fish” – based on a true story about Gig Harbor fishermen – by Stephanie Lile, executive director of Harbor History Museum.

Tales at the BoatShop starts at 10:30 a.m. and kids of all ages are welcome, accompanied by an adult. It’s free. The BoatShop is located at 3805 Harborview Drive.

More books

The Literary Society’s monthly book group meets April 4 at the history museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, to discuss “Love and Saffron” by Kim Fay. It’s a story of food and friendship that begins when an aspiring food writer sends a fan letter to a long-time columnist, and includes a packet of saffron and a recipe. Book group meetings are free and open to all book lovers.

Also at the museum, the Edward Curtis “Tinted Light” exhibit continues through April 8. This is a rare opportunity to see hand-colored versions of Curtis’ iconic photographs of Native Americans. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Music and movies

  • Gig Harbor singer-songwriter “Sweet Mary” Farr brings her hometown take on folk, country and original tunes to the Olalla Winery Friday at 6:30 p.m. Seats are limited. Make reservations here.

    Mary Farr

  • Kimball Coffeehouse hosts an open mic every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bring your music, poetry, juggling, comedy or whatever – and share it with a friendly, supportive audience.
  • Wednesday’s Flashback Cinema movie at the Galaxy Theaters is Cecil B. DeMille’s award-winning “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charleston Heston as Moses, showing at 1 and 6 p.m. On Sunday, April 2, it’s “The Land Before Time” at 12:30 and 6pm. Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, banding together to face the odds of survival. Flashback movies are just $5.


Save the dates

  • On April 6, The city of Gig Harbor will host a seminar for older adults and people with disabilities to learn about property tax exemptions. The seminar is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Civic Center. For information and to RSVP, email [email protected] or call 253-355-6828.
  • A new Olalla Chess Club will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. April 6 at the Olalla Bay Landing.
  • For opera lovers, the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” plays at the Galaxy Theatres at 1 and 6:30 p.m. April 5.
  • The next Gig Harbor Plant Swap takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 8, in the HomeGoods parking lot in Uptown.