Tag: Community


Float the Boat(Shop)

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You’re invited! Join us as we Float the Boat(Shop) and commemorate Gig Harbor BoatShop’s 10-year anniversary with a festive evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing; storytelling, giving, and toasting 10 years. A decade ago, the BoatShop was founded after a true community grassroots effort saved the historic Eddon Boatyard from demolition. Since then, we’ve opened > Continue Reading


Pierce County Trails Conference – Outside the Box

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Annual gathering of trail users, supporters, advocates, designers, and builders in Pierce County. Features panels on Economic Aspects of Trails and Trail User Perspectives and Keynote speaker, April Claxton, Whatcom County Park Prescriptions – helping health care providers prescribe outdoor activity for health. Also updates on accomplishments of the past year, previews of plans for > Continue Reading


The 2018 Teeny Awards

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The annual Teeny Awards Ceremony celebrates the best in our region’s arts and culture according to teens. Come and help us elevate and celebrate young people’s contributions to keeping our arts community healthy and strong for decades to come. Plus, there will be cupcakes! Tacoma organizations who are nominated for an award include: Broadway Center > Continue Reading


5th Annual Cider Swig ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

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Annually, the Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in Washington State, brings together dozens of NW ciders, live music, great food by area chefs and food trucks, apple launching, Battle of the Pies – apple pie contest, games & more for a day of family fun. This year, Northwest cidermakers will present more than > Continue Reading


Cider Makers Dinner in the Vineyard

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Meet the Makers! The Cider Makers Dinner returns for 2018 with an amazing local culinary team, delicious Northwest ciders, and serene views of the vineyard at Olalla Winery. This year’s dinner will feature epicurean works by Laura Smythe of Le Garmache and regional cidermakers in a special blend of flavors and fun! Cidermakers will be > Continue Reading


Beads of Courage Bead Challenge Open Studio & Gallery Hours at Hilltop Artists

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Hilltop Artists will be hosting an open studio for the 2018 Bead Challenge, a program to support Beads of Courage. Stop by and watch flame-workers create beautiful beads and learn about Beads of Courage. We will also have the gallery open for shopping! Learn more at https://www.hilltopartists.org/events/BOC2018/ Learn about the Bead Challenge at http://bocbeadchallenge.org/ ———- > Continue Reading


Community Kids Day

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On September 15th, Lakewold will once again open its gates for our annual Community Kids Day, welcoming families for a variety of activities and educational booths representing a number of local organizations. Connect with your community through their booths, enjoy some fun arts and crafts, and explore the gardens with your very own garden passport! > Continue Reading


2018 Gig Harbor Film Festival

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The 11th Annual Gig Harbor Film Festival is September 13-16, 2018! 2018 marks the 11th Annual Gig Harbor Film Festival, and this year’s fest is stacking up to be the best yet. More than 80 visiting filmmakers from around the world will attend the September event to promote their films, host audience Q&A sessions, and > Continue Reading


Gig Harbor Film Festival August Monthly Movie Night

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The Gig Harbor Film Festival proudly presents “Leave No Trace” for the August monthly movie night. “Leave No Trace” explores the experience of a father and daughter who chose to live life off the grid in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Join us for this gripping glimpse at how, for some, finding complete shelter in > Continue Reading


‘In Our Backyard’ Event Activates Community Conversation on Homelessness

Filed Under: Housing,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:04pm

Every month, GTCF talks with organizers of events posted on our Community Calendar to find out what happened and what they learned. In this edition, Roni Chelben – City of Tacoma Artist in Residence shares her experience putting together In Our Backyard, a traveling series of community events that uses various arts and participatory experiences to > Continue Reading