October 2018
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'My favorite color is October'.
October 2018


The time is here to celebrate fall! There is so much to do this month. On the 6th, PenMet Parks hosts the Scarecrow Fest at beautiful Sehmel Homestead Park. This family-friendly event is a seasonal favorite and sets the stage for autumn perfectly. Soon after, goblins galore come to town. On the 29th, we welcome a master pumpkin carver to Uptown. Make sure to swing by and see his creation as he works through the day at the Uptown Pavilion. This Gigabyte has all the details about events (and more!) throughout the month of October.

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Autumn Sip & Stroll October 13
The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance's second annual Autumn Sip & Stroll, sponsored by Anthony's at Gig Harbor, is on Saturday, October 13, from 1 - 5 pm. Don't miss this chance to enjoy an afternoon stroll on the Harbor's beautiful waterfront while sampling Northwest wines, brews, spirits and food, and perusing merchandise! Tickets are $40 from Oct. 8 - 12, or $45 the day of the event (if available).

Key Peninsula Farm Tour 
October 6
The Key Peninsula Farm Tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, from 10 am to 4 pm. Explore a wide variety of farming activities - free fun for the whole family!

For the schedule of events and farm tour map, please visit kpfarmtour.org.

Scarecrow Fest on October 6
The Scarecrow Festival, on October 6, 10 am to 4 pm at the Sehmel Homestead Park, features a scarecrow competition with entries from local businesses, community groups and families. The festival, with free admission, also includes live entertainment, farm animals, hay rides, camel and pony rides, carnival games, food and fair treats vendors.

Gig Harbor Photo Walk October 6
The worldwide Photo Walk will once again visit Gig Harbor on October 6. The event is free and open to photographers of all levels. The event will be part of the largest social photography event in the world, and will take place in hundreds of other cities across the globe.

Holiday Sale Begins Oct. 30
Peninsula Guild #1 Thrift Shop will be having their annual HOLIDAY SALE beginning Tuesday, October 30th and running through Friday, November 16th
Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday.

The location of the sale will be 3622 Pioneer Plaza, Gig Harbor, located in the shopping area behind Kitsap Bank. Same site as last year.
Beautiful holiday items have been donated by our generous community throughout the year, stored and will be available for this special sale. All proceeds benefit Multi-Care Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. 
Gig Harbor Quilt Show
October 12 & 13
Browse through simple to complex quilts on October 12, 10 am - 5 pm, and October 13, 10 am - 4 pm, at the Quilts Ahoy! Quilt Show being held at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club. Traditional, contemporary, and art quilts, plus woolies, wearable art and much more to purchase and peruse at the Gig Harbor Quilt Show, don't miss it!

Harbor WildWatch Hosts the First (Of Many) Live Dive Events October 6
Gig Harbor Film Festival Presents "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on October 31
The Gig Harbor Film Festival proudly presents "Rocky Horror Picture Show" for the Monthly Movie Night on Wednesday, October 31 at 9 pm at Galaxy Theatre, Uptown Gig Harbor. Tickets are $10 at the door, free for GHFF members. For more information, visit gigharborfilm.org.
Call for Art: 2019 Gig Harbor Garden Tour
The Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association invites local artists to submit two-dimensional garden related artwork to be considered for the publicity poster for the 22nd Annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour. The selected artist will not receive a monetary stipend but will benefit from many facets of publicity and exposure of the Tour such as posters, cards, calendar, press releases and program booklet. The selected artist will be able to have a complimentary booth space with the 2019 Garden Tour.
Deadline for submission is November 5, 2018. A complete prospectus can be found on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour website, www.gigharborgardentour.org.
Celebrate Gig Harbor BoatShop's 10th Anniversary on October 13
History Rocks on October 20
Harbor History Museum Presents "History Rocks: The War Years 1941 - 1945" on Saturday, October 20, 5:30 - 10 pm, their annual dinner and auction event. More information at gigharborhistory.org.
Trick or Treat in the Harbor on October 31
Trick or Treating for families throughout the downtown waterfront and Finholm, starting at 3 pm and ending at 6 pm on October 31. Special dance performance, "Spooky Skulls" with Harbor WildWatch at Skansie House and booths with candy are all part of the fun!

Join in the fun at Uptown too! Trick or Treat around the beautiful shopping center from 4pm - 6pm. More info.
Paradise Theatre presents Haunted House 2018
Hotel Spotlight: Wesley Inn & Suites
October Gig-A-Byte Exclusive Dining Deal!
More October Events
City Updates
Ancich Waterfront Park
Please Be Prepared For Upcoming Detour
Starting on October 15 th the City’s contractor, Quigg Brothers Inc., will be implementing a one-way traffic detour route on Harborview Drive between Stinson Avenue and Rosedale Street. The purpose of this detour is to facilitate the full roadway reconstruction of Harborview Drive in front of the Ancich Park construction site, and installation of a concrete crosswalk and flashing beacon system near Eddon Boat Park.
During the closure, eastbound traffic on Harborview drive, from Stinson Avenue to Rosedale Street, will not be permitted. However, the detour will allow for westbound traffic. The detour is scheduled to be in effect until November 15 th but may be extended or altered depending on weather conditions.

The City of Gig Harbor appreciates your patience throughout the closure and apologizes for any associated delay.

Harbor Hill Extension Road is Now Open
Take a drive along the Harbor Hill Extension road and see how it connects the Harbor Hill area to downtown. Learn more here.

Active Parks Projects
Ongoing active projects include Eddon Brick House Remodel and upcoming projects include Gig Harbor Sports Complex Master Plan. Learn more about them here.
On Going Events
Hike It Baby ® at Cushman Trail

First Saturday Art Walk

Super Business Group


AARP Smart Driver Class

The Journey of Grief

Freedom From Tobacco Free Weekly Support Group

Paradise Theatre

Our calendar is jam-packed! Find more information about these and other events at: www.gigharborguide.com
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