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Three local events altered by COVID-19, weather

Posted on September 15th, 2021 By:

For the second straight year, the Cider Swig has been forced by COVID-19 to switch from an in-person event to a pick-up style. A Gig Harbor pick-up will be Sept. 26 at the HomeGoods parking lot in Uptown.

Ciders from several Northwest vendors will be featured in three different tasting kits, which include two 9-ounce stemless glasses, tchotchkes from participating cider makers and other goodies.

A Micro tasting Kit costs $45 plus tax, a Meso kit $85 plus tax and a Drinkin’ With Kin Macro kit $130 plus tax. Order at There will also be a sales tent set up where ciders can be purchased.

A cider tender pours a drink at a previous Cider Swig event.

There will be no pulling of taps again this year at Cider Swig, but people can order ahead and pick up a kit or purchase from a sales tent. Courtesy of Cider Swig

Cider Swig proceeds support environmental education, restoration and conservation efforts across the peninsulas.

For more information, call (253) or email [email protected].

Harbor History Museum auction in progress

The Harbor History Museum is currently holding its annual History Rock fundraiser. Because of COVID-19, the event has pivoted from an in-person to an online auction. Funds raised go toward keeping the museum open and providing educational programs.

Auction items include airline tickets, a rare Rhodes Bantam sailboat, original oil paintings, a cruise, a weekend getaway to Walla Walla and jewelry.

There is no cost to register, only if a bid is won. To participate, go to The auction closes on Sept. 18 at 9 p.m.

For more information about the auction or museum, contact Robin Harrison at (253) 858-6722 or email [email protected].

Wet weather forecast restricts Korean Chuseok Festival

The Korean Chuseok Festival, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Cultural Center and city of Gig Harbor, has been severely crimped by a rainy weather forecast. The inaugural event had been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed.

The celebration of the traditional Korean holiday was to include stage performances, a kimchi demonstration, tasting Chuseok rice cakes, learning how to make lotus lanterns and to write one’s name in Korean, and face painting of Korean motifs.

The event will now be limited to a booth under the park gazebo that will have information about the holiday’s traditions and meanings, and rice cake samples. The duration is reduced to 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The Asia Pacific Cultural Council was founded by Gig Harbor resident Patsy Surh O’Connell.