November 2019
Your monthly news & updates


Crisp air and falling leaves, thankful thoughts and longer sleeves, November is here! In this edition you can find an activity or two, from the multiple things to do; news and updates are mixed-in, all of these are within.

Happy reading!


p.s. Find City Updates just past the "More November Events" section below
Gig Harbor Night Market: November Edition is on Nov. 2
Enjoy art, music, food, vendors and beer at the Gig Harbor Night Market on November 2, 4 - 9 pm. Evening fun for all ages and free! Join in on this community event at 7 Seas Brewing, 3006 Judson St. #110

Harbor WildWatch Activities on
November 2 & 20
Take an underwater journey of Gig Harbor Bay without getting wet! While you stay warm and dry on the dock, divers use an underwater video camera to live stream exactly what they encounter below the surface. This program takes place on Jerisich Public Dock the first Saturday of the month from October-March and runs approximately an hour.

The November Cocktails & Fishtales topic is The State of the Sound Report.
Harbor History Museum Events on November 5 & 14
Tuesday, November 5, 6 pm:
Gig Harbor Literary Society meeting dedicated to exploring the literary world of historical fiction, nonfiction, and other works of interest. This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited; RSVPs are encouraged. The book for the November meeting is "Citizen Vince" by Jess Walter.

Thursday, November 14, 6 pm:
Humanities Washington program, "Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State." Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores the region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel will be taking attendees back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. Event is free, seats limited. RSVPs encouraged.
Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor is on November 8
Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor presents the documentary, "Understanding the Opioid Epidemic" on November 8 at Agnus Dei Church, 11051 Peacock Hill. Snacks and socializing at 6 pm, movie at 6:30 pm. The event is free, donation is gratefully accepted. Special Guest will be Derek Young, Pierce County Council.
Veterans Day Events
November 11:
Boy Scout Troop 282 Veterans Day Ceremony 11 am - 12:30 pm at Skansie Brothers Park.

2nd Annual Gig Harbor Veterans Day Event. 11:30 am - 1 pm at Pt. Fosdick Airplane Hangar, Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1108 26th Ave NW.
St. Anthony Auxiliary Fall Bake Sale on November 13
St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary is holding its annual Fall Bake Sale on Wednesday, November 13, on Floor G, near the cafeteria, from 8 am - 2 pm. There'll be a wide array of based treats and a raffle for fun items. Proceeds benefit Anthony's Closet. Click here for more information.
Pre-Purchase Your Goodie Bag NOW! Girls Night Out on November 14
Gig Harbor BoatShop Wood Cleats Workshop on November 15
Learn to design and make wooden horn cleats, thumb cleats, and more.

Class is limited to six participants. To register and for more information, visit the Gig Harbor BoatShop's website.
Peninsula Guild #1 Thrift Shop Holiday Sale Runs Through Nov. 15
Peninsula Guild #1 Thrift Shop's annual HOLIDAY SALE began on October 29 and will run through November 15. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Friday. NEW LOCATION, with lots of parking at 5550 Olympic Drive, (between Bartell’s and Benjamin Moore Paint store). Beautiful holiday items have been donated by our generous community throughout the year and are available for this special sale. All proceeds benefit Multi-Care Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. 
November Events at Ocean5
Check out these great specials & events at Ocean5 in November:

Every Tuesday: Table Top Tuesdays (4 - 9 pm) Experience an ongoing campaign written and created by local author Miles Tigard, featuring mixed level parties and personal stories for each character. Ages 13+. Exclusively available for order is the Health Potion mocktail at the Table 47 bar! 

Every Saturday: Late Night Bowling (10 pm - midnight). Bowl for ONLY $1! Grab a drink, late night snack, and compete to win with friends

Thursday, November 7, 6 - 9 pm, this is a fun, free event!

Thursday, November 14, 7 pm, sponsored by Heritage Distilling Co.

For more on these and other events, visit Ocean5's website or Facebook page.
Festival of Hope: Fair Trade Marketplace is November 15 - 17
Festival of Hope is a true fair trade marketplace, where all items sold are crafted by people in safe, healthy, and ethical working conditions. The festival, to be held at Chapel Hill, will run November 15-17, with varying hours. Click here for more information.
Salmon Tours, Face Painting & Much More at Chum Fest on November 16
Music Around The Harbor in November
Suds & Cinema is on November 19
Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is on November 26 & 27
Last year the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade fed more than 1,400 local families in need and area military.They work with Peninsula School District and many local charities to identify families in need, as well as social service organizations serving the elderly, special needs, families in crisis, and others in need. This year, the Basket Brigade festivities will be organized from the Tacoma Narrows Airport on November 26 & 27. To find out how you can participate, visit
Gig Harbor Film Festival Monthly Movie is on November 27
Turkey Trot is on November 28
Start your Thanksgiving Day with the Gig Harbor Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28! There are 5K or 10K routes, which begins at 8 am on the main road in front of the Gig Harbor post office (3118 Judson St). This year, packet pickup will be at 7 SEAS BREWING ON JUDSON STREET, on Wednesday, November 27, from 1 - 5 pm. Click here to register, and for more information. 
Winterfest Arts & Crafts Show Happens Thanksgiving Weekend
On Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, Peninsula High School will be hosting their annual two-day arts fair, Winterfest. Nearly 200 Arts & Crafts Artists will be displaying their handcrafted items, with a Hall of Wreaths Silent Auction, Photos with Santa, and food trucks. Click here for more information.
Shop Small on November 30
Monday Classic Movies at Galaxy Theatres Benefits PSD
More November Events
City Updates
November 4 City Council Study Session: Ancich Waterfront Park
The City Council will be discussing Ancich Waterfront Park at their November 4 Study Session. Public is invited to hear the Council discussion on November 4, and public comment will be taken during the November 12 Council meeting. Ancich Waterfront Park discussion is anticipated to start at approximately 5 pm on November 4. Please direct any questions to Nicole Jones-Vogel, Parks Manager.
Coffee with Kit on November 5
Join Mayor Kit Kuhn on Tuesday, November 5, from 7 - 8 am at Kimball Coffeehouse, 6659 Kimball Dr a102, for "Coffee with Kit." This is a great chance to talk to the Mayor and let him know your thoughts in a casual setting.

You can also read the Mayor's latest post on his blog at the City's website for city updates directly from Mayor Kuhn.
Volunteers Needed for Board and Commission Positions
The City has openings on the Design Review Board and Parks Commission.

Click here for information on the Design Review Board opening.

Click here for information on the Parks Commission opening.
Jeni Listens on November 13
Meet new Gig Harbor City Council members at Councilmember Jeni Woock's Listening meeting on November 13, Harbor General Store, 7804 Pioneer Way, starting at 6 pm.

Councilmember Woock hosts monthly listening sessions, "Jeni Listens," at the Harbor General Store on select Wednesdays each month.
City's New Stormwater Story Map
It is stormwater season! Did you know that stormwater pollution is considered the #1 source of water pollution in urban areas of Washington? Check out the City of Gig Harbor’s interactive guide to stormwater and learn how it impacts us locally:
Save the Date: Cushman Trail Phase 5 Open House on Dec. 12
The City of Gig Harbor is presenting the final alignment for Phase 5 of the Cushman Trail on Thursday, December 12, 5 - 6:30 pm at the Civic Center. Join members of the Public Works Department and project consultants to learn more about the final alignment and the project's next steps. 

November Dining Deals
Veterans Day Special! Veterans EAT FREE at Lunchbox Laboratory on NOVEMBER 11. Available during business hours, good for up to one entree up to $16.

Lunchbox Laboratory is located at 4901 Point Fosdick Drive, Ste. B800, Gig Harbor. To view their menu, and for more information, visit or call 253-432-4061.
November Hotel Spotlight: Maritime Inn
On Going Events

Baby, Preschool, Toddler Storytimes

El Grupo Spanish Talk Time

Senior Gaming

"Liars & Flyers"

Find more information about these and other events at:
Coming In December!