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Oct
17
Wed
2018
Harbor WildWatch’s Cocktails & Fishtales Science Social: Shorebirds @ 7 Seas Brewing
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Harbor WildWatch's Cocktails & Fishtales Science Social: Shorebirds @ 7 Seas Brewing | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Learn all about shore birds and how to promote a bird friendly environment in your own backyard! Kecia Cole from Wild Birds Unlimited will present.

Guests over the age of 21 are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the presentation begins at 6:00 pm. Drinks will be available for purchase. Steward Club members are free; non-members $5.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
Second Annual – Gig Harbor Living Local’s Finest Awards! @ Ocean5
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Second Annual - Gig Harbor Living Local's Finest Awards! @ Ocean5 | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

 Second Annual Gig Harbor Living Local’s Finest Awards!
Determined by our readers and the community, voting for your Top Three in each category is now available online for your favorite local businesses, fitness spots, restaurants and places to entertain!

We believe our hard-working businesses should be recognized, and we are throwing a party to celebrate! Join us October 19th at Gig Harbor’s newest premier event space, OCEAN5! Appetizers, drinks, dancing, and much more.

Our event beneficiary is Homestead Community and funds from each ticket sale will be donated back to the organization.

 

Paradise Theatre Haunted House @ 7 Seas Annex
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Paradise Theatre Haunted House @ 7 Seas Annex | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Go to a Haunted House designed by folks that know how to put on a show!

Tour through 10,000 square feet of indoor FRIGHT of the unexpected- thrills, chills and frights!

> Where: Haunted House is located next to 7 Seas. 

> Buy you tickets at the door.

> Ticket pricing: $7 ages 10 and under, $10 ages 11 and up

> Kid-friendly Nights= Oct. 21 & 25 (tickets discounted $1)

> 10 Nights: Oct. 19 – Oct. 27, 2018

Warning: Strobe lights used. No weapons or masks allowed.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER

Buy a VIP Pass and go through as many times as you like! VIP= $14 ages 10 & under, $20 ages 11 & up

Java & Clay Ladies Night Out @ Java & Clay
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Java & Clay Ladies Night Out @ Java & Clay  | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Gather up your friends or join us and make new ones! Choose your favorite piece of pottery from hundreds of pieces, and we will help you get started. Let the surroundings inspire you, or talk to our staff and try out a variety of techniques! Stamps, stencils, and idea books are available. You can even sketch out your design with our pens before you paint and the pen will disappear in the kiln. All ages welcome.

includes delicious dessert along with a glass of house red or white wine or a 16 oz. non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Pottery is priced separately and there are no additional studio fees. Pieces will be ready in 5 days after the event, after 5:00 pm. Let your creativity flow and come have some fun with us!

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business @ Courthouse Square
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business @ Courthouse Square | Tacoma | Washington | United States

This one-of-a-kind summit, in Downtown Tacoma on October 20, focuses what sustainability means for South Sound women in business. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale to encourage a wide range of attendees.

Funded in part by a grant from the City of Tacoma’s Office of Sustainability, this unique one-day conference brings together a diverse group of women from all over the South Sound. Speakers from local companies and nonprofits will focus on issues of sustainability that specifically relate to women in business.

The keynote speech will explore environmental racism while breakout groups will discuss how buying local relates to sustainability, self care as sustainability, prioritizing and actualizing sustainable changes, communicating your sustainability efforts and more!

The conference will be held in the Gallery on the main floor of Courthouse Square (in the Old Post Office Building). Tickets are on a sliding scale from $25 to $75 to ensure that women in any stage of business can attend, and coffee, a light breakfast and lunch are included. All food and drinks will be vegan and gluten free. 

North Pearl Wine Walk @ North Pearl Street, Ruston, WA
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
North Pearl Wine Walk @ North Pearl Street, Ruston, WA | Tacoma | Washington | United States

A lively wine walk in the historic North Pearl business district on the afternoon of Saturday, October 20th.

Discover 18 featured local wines, live blues and jazz, local artists, and enter to win fabulous prizes!

You will receive 10 tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, a map of the neighborhood and 5 door prize tickets. Tickets are only $25 ($30 day-of) and is for 21+.

  • Check-in: Wren and Willow, 5104 N Pearl St. Tacoma, WA (next to the Antique Sandwich Company)

Space is limited!

Harbor Rocks @ Ocean5
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Harbor Rocks @ Ocean5 | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Harbor History Museum annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction.

An evening invitation to the “World War II Officers‘ Club.” Step back in time to the“Fabulous Forties” and honor those near and far who served in World War II.

Dinner provided by Table 47 is shareable, farm-fresh dining at its Northwest best. Enjoy signature classics and fresh globally inspired innovated menu of all the Northwest has to offer, focusing on extraordinary responsibly grown ingredients from local growers and producers

LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW (Subject to change)

  • From Gig Harbor to Pearl Harbor: From one Harbor to another, a tour of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument – home of the USS Arizona Memorial – at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii is just one of the amazing experiences available at this year’s auction.
  • Tour the beaches of Normandy in France.
  • Visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
  • Ride in a World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber.

Your attendance helps us celebrate who we are as a community, as a region, and as a group of people who believe that preserving our history is essential to a healthy future. Funds raised at this event will help promote history and arts education programming that is vital to the growth of our children’s minds and hearts. As a predominantly community-funded museum, we couldn’t and wouldn’t exist without your support.

Paradise Theatre Haunted House @ 7 Seas Annex
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Paradise Theatre Haunted House @ 7 Seas Annex | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Go to a Haunted House designed by folks that know how to put on a show!

Tour through 10,000 square feet of indoor FRIGHT of the unexpected- thrills, chills and frights!

> Where: Haunted House is located next to 7 Seas. 

> Buy you tickets at the door.

> Ticket pricing: $7 ages 10 and under, $10 ages 11 and up

> Kid-friendly Nights= Oct. 21 & 25 (tickets discounted $1)

> 10 Nights: Oct. 19 – Oct. 27, 2018

Warning: Strobe lights used. No weapons or masks allowed.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER

Buy a VIP Pass and go through as many times as you like! VIP= $14 ages 10 & under, $20 ages 11 & up

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Paradise Theatre Haunted House (kid-friendly night) @ 7 Seas Annex
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Paradise Theatre Haunted House (kid-friendly night) @ 7 Seas Annex | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

KID-FRIENDLY NIGHT

Go to a Haunted House designed by folks that know how to put on a show!

Tour through 10,000 square feet of indoor FRIGHT of the unexpected- thrills, chills and frights!

> Where: Haunted House is located next to 7 Seas. 

> Buy you tickets at the door. 

>  Kid-friendly Nights= Oct. 21 & 25 (tickets discounted $1, reg. $7 kids, $10 adults)

> 10 Nights: Oct. 19 – Oct. 27, 2018

Warning: Strobe lights used. No weapons or masks allowed.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER

Buy a VIP Pass and go through as many times as you like! VIP= $14 ages 10 & under, $20 ages 11 & up

Oct
25
Thu
2018
The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory @ Harbor History Museum
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory @ Harbor History Museum | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Brought to you by Humanities Washington, Humanities in the Harbor will continue in October with a fun presentation courtesy of Harriet Baskas. Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down through generations, 2000-year-old bog butter; and the pickle that has been in a jar since the 1860s. During this “chew and chat,” author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas explores how and why these and other formerly fresh foods may have been forgotten, intentionally tucked away, or preserved due to unusual or peculiar circumstances.

And, more importantly, we’ll talk about how these and other vintage vittles can and do hold memories, tell stories, and connect us with family, culture, and history.

Harriet Baskas has a Masters in Communications from the University of Washington, and has served as the general manager for three community radio stations in Oregon and Washington. She is the author of seven books, including Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You, and has created award-winning radio programs on topics as varied as cowgirls, unusual museums, aging boomers, and the Seattle World’s Fair for National Public Radio and regional public radio stations. Seattle based, she currently writes about airports, air travel, museums, and other topics for NBC News, CNBC, USA Today, and other outlets.

Humanities in the Harbor is held at Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Admission is FREE thanks to Humanities Washington!

Admission is free, but seats are limited. RSVPs and questions may be directed to Zachary Sokolik, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Harbor History Museum at marketing@harborhistorymuseum.org.