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First up is “Wheels on the Water” – part of the annual Maritime Gig Festival on Sunday, June 2 from 12:30-4 p.m. This classic car “park-in” venue will be held in downtown Gig Harbor along Harborview Drive from Rosedale Street to Pioneer Way. Register your car now to make sure you get a spot. $10 fee for cars but the event is free to the public. All makes and models welcome with Dash Plaques for the first 50 recipients. Trophies will be awarded in 10 different categories. Enjoy a day of entertainment, cars and all the tradition the Maritime Gig brings. Learn more at www.maritimegig.com.
“Wings & Wheels” will fly into the Narrows Airport on Saturday, July 6 from 11 a.m-5 p.m. It’s an aviation event with a car show – featuring bi-plane rides, helicopter rides, amazing cars and aircraft, and the Smoke ‘N’ Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph run down the runway. The cost for adults 18 and older – $15, seniors and military ID card holders – $10, kids 6 to 17: $5 and kids five and under are free. More details can be found at www.freedomfair.com.
In August the classic cars return for Gig Harbor’s favorite “Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show” Sunday, August 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Uptown Gig Harbor. This year’s featured vehicle is the Chevrolet SSR pick-up. Admission is $15 per vehicle entered and visitors are free. Proceeds from the show go to the Gig Harbor Cruisers High School Scholarship fund. Organized annually by Gig Harbor’s own Gig Harbor Cruiser Car Club, the event is enjoyed by hundreds each year. Spend the weekend and enjoy farmers market, art walk, outdoor movies and much more. For more information: www.gigharborcruisers.com.
2013 U.S. Bank Family Fun Run
Pack up the kids and grab your running shoes! The 2013 U.S. Bank Family Fun Run is quickly approaching. This run kicks off the Annual Maritime Gig Festival, the largest festival in Gig Harbor on Saturday, June 1st. This run is great for families with a route that is mostly flat and will bring you right through beautiful downtown Gig Harbor.
Shirts will be provided to the first 150 registrants. You can pre-register at www.maritimegig.com. Pre-registration costs for the run are $10 per individual and $25 for a family of 3 or more. Registration at the day of the event is $15 for an individual and $30 for a family of 3 or more. In order to request a particular shirt size you must pre-register by May 22nd.
Registration begins at 7:30am at the Chamber office on Judson Street. The race will start at the same location at 9:00am. Pre-Register NOW BEFORE IT’S SOLD OUT!
Ten & Eleven Year-Olds to Play State Tournament Here in July
Gig Harbor, Wash. –April 2013, Gig Harbor Wash – Beautiful Gig Harbor will be the host to hundreds of families during ten days this July when the Gig Harbor Little League hosts the 2013 Washington State Little League Tournament for ten and eleven year olds July 18 – 28th.
“We have been hoping for this event for years,” said Ron Brentin, Vice President of Facilities. “We are really excited to bring this event to Gig Harbor.”
Brentin was one of the founders of the Gig Harbor Little League in 1995. The GHLL fields were built in 1996 and have undergone multiple upgrades over the years, including a current project to build new restrooms and concession stand. The new structure, which the league hopes to have completed by the July tournament, is a 62 foot by 20 foot structure which will replace port-a-potty’s and an antiquated concession stand.
President Dan Lean says they expect the event, which will bring 13 teams from around the state, to draw hundreds to the community, packing the bleachers, local restaurants, shops and hotels. The public is invited to share in the enthusiasm and come out for the games, which are free for spectators. More information will be coming regarding the schedule and the teams as the tournament draws near. The schedule will be posted at www.gigharborlittleleague.com
Gig Harbor Little League is an all-volunteer organization, with some 25 year-around volunteers keeping the organization running, with many other volunteer coaches and assistants helping during the season, which began last week. Since its inception in 1995 GHLL has provided baseball experience for over 10,000 local kids who have enjoyed America’s favorite pastime right here in Gig Harbor.
Reach Gig Harbor Little League President Dan Lean at (253) 381-2551 or Community Relations Director David Reed at (253) 250-5259
Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime Village. www.gigharborguide.com
GIG HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
FREE BOATING SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS
Members of the Gig Harbor Police Marine Patrol will be available on May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide safety inspections for all boats.
This event is to help the boating public make sure that they have the proper safety equipment for their boats. West Marine and Ship to Shore Marine Supply will be on hand to help you update your outdated equipment.
Officers will also be able to answer questions about the Mandatory Boater Education Card.
This year, if you are 50 years or younger you are required to have a boater education card.
If your boat is on a trailer, just bring it to the
If your boat is moored at one of the local marinas, just call at (253) 250-1781 and an officer will come to your boat to complete the Boating Safety Inspection form with you at the dock.
Boats visiting Gig Harbor for the day are welcome to call us to complete a Boating Safety Inspection form on your boat. Just call and we will send an officer to you.
Things that you will need: Identification, boat documents and all safety equipment that you would need if you were going out on the water.
If you have any questions contact GHPD Officer
May 8th will be an “a-May-Zing” day for a host of local businesses when the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses presents their first Annual Showcase of Businesses Owned by Women! Being held at the Inn at Gig Harbor, with free admission, the local entrepreneurs are looking forward to showcasing their businesses to the public. Merchandise will be available for sale. Service providers will promote and give more information on their businesses.
The a-May-Zing Showcase will be open to the public from 5pm-8pm. Vendor space is already sold out and a full house is expected, as people from the community come to learn about the dynamic businesses being run by these local entrepreneurs. There will be appetizers, a no host bar, door prizes, swag bags and networking; so the public can get to know these AWOB local businesses and find new sources for their needs.
Learn, connect, buy and enjoy! It will be a great time to find a new professional service or product for your home or business, buy style items for yourself or your home; even make an appointment with a consultant or provider. Many exhibitors will be selling products at the showcase! Need a photographer or a home concierge? We know you will find one. Real estate professional, authors, legal services, health experts, home design, financial planners, business strategy and marketing professionals are all here. Our very own women-owned business entrepreneurs are all looking forward to seeing you.
Lisa Markman, AWOB President stated, “We have been looking for a way to showcase our businesses to each other as well as to the public for quite some time; so we are very excited for the public to join us in this special event.” The organization offers a range of meetings all designed to empower women entrepreneurs to achieve higher levels of business success.
“We consider this a benefit of membership,” states Mary Lou Guinn, AWOB Membership Chair. “We are really looking forward to providing this new opportunity for our members to showcase what they bring to the community.”
AWOB is a non-profit membership organization founded in 2010 by a group of women business owners who had a vision of creating a community of learning and support for their peers. Started with a handful of supporters, a committed task force, and entrepreneurial spirit, AWOB serves Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.
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