this weekend in Gig harbor
This weekend I am going to attend my first ever classic car show, at Gig Harbor's Uptown on Saturday. Now I don't know a thing about classic cars - or any cars for that matter. However, over the past few years I've been telling my husband that I really would like to have a classic Mustang in my old age :)...so I think I need to learn a little more and at least try to look like I know something about classic cars.
So out of my element Saturday you will find me wondering around the "Cruisers the Narrows" Classic Car Show.
After I work up a sweat there (might need to do some shopping too while I am at Uptown), my husband and I will work our way over to 7 Seas Brewery, where we will totally be in our element! Beer is something we definitely know something about! And 7 Seas is one of our favorites. Starting at noon on Saturday, 7 Seas is celebrating their One year Birthday! What do you buy a brewery for their first birthday?? It should be a fun time with food, beer and lots of great people.
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Gig Harbor's new Concierge Service provides information about where to stay, play and dine as well as how to get there to those interested in being in the area for these two prestigious golf events. Call 253 857-4843 to learn more.
Lovers of the game can play at the many golf courses in the area including Canterwood, Gold Mountain, Trophy Lake, McCormick Woods, Madrona Links, Gig Harbor Golf Club and of course Chambers Bay. For more information on golfing in Gig Harbor visit our website
Golf, outdoor activities, shopping, a local brew pub, wine bars, summer concerts, movies, fine dining and historic sites and the world-famous Tides Tavern all make Gig Harbor the place to play after you play. Visit www.gigharborguide.com to view our comprehensive events calendar.
It feels so much better than not being nice!!
This letter came to the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association this week and I think it is worth sharing. So often people complain, and not often enough do they take the time to praise, even though we all know people are working hard and doing good things. Thank tom and Sharon for taking the time to say Thank YOU!Read more → Comments (0)
CinemaGig Outdoors August 6th to Feature Pink Panther
Tucked away in neighborhoods across the Gig Harbor Peninsula area you will find the most intriguing people – those who have chosen to settle in Gig Harbor after living the rat race of Los Angeles, Hollywood or New York. Quietly going about their lives - slowly and at peace.
And so it is true for Oscar winner David DePatie, animator and creator of THE PINK PANTHER, who makes his home with wife Marcia in North Gig Harbor. David DePatie will be on hand August 6th, at Gig Harbor’s CinemaGig Outdoor Movie Night to open the 1963 Peter Sellers “Pink Panther” film, which includes the opening credit sequence that introduced the loveable, pink, tall, and ingenious pink panther character to the world.
Director Blake Edwards tapped DePatie to create the “panther” early on in the production of the original film, but it wasn’t until the film had wrapped that Edwards knew he wanted to have the opening credits done with the panther. The sequence was so successful that the character went on to stand alone success, and won DePatie an Oscar in 1964.
DePatie will also show 2-3 Pink Panther clips following the feature film on August 6th. It will surely be a night to remember. CinemaGig Outdoors takes place at Donkey Creek Park. Bring chairs and blankets – this movie will run later than most due to the program both before and after. Start time is 8:30pm.
Learn more about this and other events in Gig Harbor at www.gigharborguide.com
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Yes I said Uptown!
Don't miss this -
I have memories of going to the annual sidewalk sale when I was a kid growing up in Bremerton. The sidewalks in old downtown Bremerton, long before the malls were around, filled to the brim with overflowing tables of fun stuff. I loved it. A colorful variety of bargains and bangles!
Recreate those memories next weekend at Gig Harbor Uptown, and walk around shopping outside on the sidewalk during their summer sidewalk sale - and don't hestitate to step inside too. Treasures to be found both in and out!
I'll see you there all day July 23-25th.Read more → Comments (0)
Enjoy Bed and Beer in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor is all a buzz about their new, very own, microbrewery 7 Seas! And now, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a Brew and Bed with an innovative overnight package deal at the Inn at Gig Harbor (www.innatgigharbor.com).
Formed in 2008 by Travis Guterson and Mike Runion, 7 Seas Brewing is an innovative craft brewery located next door to the Inn at Gig Harbor. 7 Seas is quickly making a name for themselves with their audacious, yet technically well-executed beers; utilizing cans rather than bottles and championing environmental stewardship. A perfect fit for environmentally conscious Gig Harbor.
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August Brings Two Prestigious Tournaments
– When the 110th U.S. Amateur is played at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, WA on August 23-29 of 2010, it will be the first municipal course to host this prestigious championship, and it will be only the second time the U.S. Amateur has been played in the State of Washington. Tickets for the US Amateur are only $25 and are available at www.2010usamateur.com
On August 16-19, Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, WA will host the 2010 Scratch Players Championship, preliminary to the U.S. Amateur Championship. The cost to watch this tournament is Free!
Since Canterwood, of course is in Gig Harbor and Chambers Bay being a stones throw ( or a Par 5) away, provide a great opportunity for our local businesses to benefit during these two tournaments.
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It's an Art Attack!
July 17th and 18th marks one of my most favorite weekends of the year in Gig Harbor - and its all about Art! Whether you want to buy art or make art - this is the weekend to be in Gig Harbor!
The 26th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival takes place on Judson Street in historic downtown Gig Harbor. The longest running event in Gig Harbor, this awesome art fair bring vendors from all over the region and includes music, food, fine art and children's activities. The festival is open July 1th 10am - 6pm and July 18th 10am - 5pm. www.peninsulaartleague.com
In addition on July 17th only, Chalk the Walk takes place on Harborview and Pioneer in historic downtown Gig Harbor from 10am - 3pm. This fun event is open to the public, if free and includes Chalk to paint the town (well, at least the sidewalks that is). Join the fun.
While you are enjoying all this art, don't miss checking out this year's SalmonChanted Harbor public art event, featuring 15 beautiful one of kinds heron sculptures strategically placed around town. Pick your map up at the Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center, 3125 Judson Street, right smack in the middle of the Art Festival.
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Obelisco Estate Release
Have a safe and happy 4thI asked Gig Harbor to tell me what patriotism means to them. Here is what I got;
From Cheri Johnson
“July 4, 1776 - Nothing of importance this day.”
- Diary of King George III of England
Little did he know …
It’s easy to get caught up in our plans for the 4th of July – backyard barbeques, a mini-vacation, time with family and friends … but let’s not forget what we’re celebrating.
On July 4th, 1776, a mixed bunch of mostly soft-spoken, hard-working men signed the Declaration of Independence. It was bold, it was rebellious, and it was treason. At the time, those 56 men were subjects of King George, and they knew that signing that Declaration could cost them their lives. But they felt so strongly that their America should be free, they took that risk.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
- John Adams, 1776
Let’s not forget this beautifully-crafted document, the bold courage it took to sign it and the freedoms we now enjoy because of it. Read more → Comments (0)