Uncorked Canvas: Painting Instruction in Fun Atmosphere

Things to do around Gig Harbor, Washington

Uncorked Canvas™, a retail business focused on providing painting instruction to both adults and children in a relaxed and fun environment will open April 8, 2011 in Gig Harbor, WA.    Regular classes will be guided by a skilled artist who guides the class through creating the featured painting with simple step-by-step instructions.  The guests leave home with their own personal creation.Uncorked Canvas provides weekly pre-scheduled painting sessions of a featured painting. “People are amazed at what they can create with a little instruction and relaxation. It is a fun way to try something new, ” said co-owner, Robin Kinerk.  She said that in trial classes held before the opening, “adults were especially amazed at what they can do.  For many of our guests it has been decades since they painted anything besides the walls of our house.”

In addition to regular classes, Uncorked Canvas offers children’s birthday parties and special events for adults including ladies night out, bridal showers, corporate events and team outings.  “ The private parties are especially fun and provide a  great opportunity to create a  memorable event for kids and adults,” says co-owner Shaun Lindfors.  “We are excited to be bringing this experience to Gig Harbor, ” she said.

The new business will open on April 8, 2011  and you can register for classes now at the Uncorked Canvas website at  (www.uncorkedcanvas.com) or call 253-5140-6770.  Private party information is also available on the website.

Some Faq’s or questions to commonly asked questions:

What is an Uncorked Canvas™ class like? In a fun and relaxed setting, our skilled Artist guides you to create the featured painting with simple step-by-step instructions. You will go home with your own personal creation. We suggest arriving about 30 minutes before class starts to get the seat of your choice.

Can I bring food? Yes, Uncorked Canvas is a social setting. We encourage bringing food to share with your friends. There will be 1-2 breaks during the class where you can enjoy your food and drink. Gig Harbor entertainment, dining ,restaurants and things to do

Do I need to sign up in advance?
Yes, because our seating is limited we require advanced sign-up in advance. You can register on our website or by phone (253) 514-6770.
What is the cost of an Uncorked Canvas™ class?
The price ranges between $35-$50 depending on the night and painting.
What is included in the price?
We provide canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons and helpful instruction from a skilled artist that will help you unleash creative skills that you may not have known you possessed.
What do I wear?
We will provide aprons-but you should wear something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.
What time do I need to arrive for a class?
Evening classes start at 7 pm. We suggest you arrive about 30 minutes before class starts to get the seat of your choice. Our trained instructors perform their best when all guests are ready to paint when class begins.
Does Uncorked Canvas™ hold private events?
Private events can be booked when a class is not already scheduled so call early for weekend events. You choose the painting or have our artist design a unique painting for you. We can work with local caters to manage the event for you. We will also supply a banquet license for if you would like to include alcohol at your event.
Will Uncorked Canvas™ come to my location?
Off-site private events can be booked anytime! You choose the painting. There are a variety featured on our website or we can have an artist design a custom painting for your event. The painting time is approximately 1½ to 2 hours.

Location: Google Map for Uncorked Canvas

3123 56th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Contact Information:

Robin Kinerk, Co-owner
Uncorked Canvas



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Gig Harbor Homes for Sale: Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes and Short Sales

As a caring community member of Gig Harbor, Washington, I provide this blog as a service and a way to stay in touch with our wonderful community. I try to separate my professional dealings from the blog, but have taken this time out to plug my business. I hope you don’t mind.

Besides the day-to-day business of real estate, I try to create an online presence for my customers and for potential buyers and sellers. That includes my weekly foreclosure or bank owned home list for Pierce County. This list taken from the local MLS or Multiple Listing Service. Here is a sample …

Tacoma Foreclosure $139,900

My Weekly foreclosure list of bank owned homes including Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor and the greater Pierce County Real Estate area. This weeks list includes 33 select bank owned-foreclosed homes. Also www.piercecountyhouses.blogspot.com. All other cities are accounted for as well as some of the bordering areas. A King County, Seattle area list is available upon request. This weeks featured home, pictured above listed at $139,900 and located at  4810 N 7th St Tacoma, WA

Check back every week for new listings as they become available. Again, this is a free service. That being said, I would be more than happy to open any door for you! Remember, you do not pay me, the seller does. So it is a great idea to have someone with your interests in mind to represent you in any real estate transaction. I am a certified buyers agent, ABR , with over 10+ years of experience as a real estate agent. Contact me@tomtuttle.me or 253-686-3992 to view any of these homes or for more information.Friday Foreclosure list for Pierce County, Washington including Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, bank owned homes for sale

Whether you are a real estate investor, a seller needing professional assistance with the sale or listing of your home, require short sale negotiators, a first-time home buyer or just need assistance with any of your real estate needs … please call Tom Tuttle 253-686-3992 or email me@tomtuttle.me .

While this is a great market for first-time home buyers and those with cash or equity (very few of us), Gig Harbor is still a tough market to crack. In fact, the cheapest home on the market (in Gig Harbor) was $139,950 … great deal you say ? If you have the $140,000 plus the 50k necessary to get it ready for rent or sale. The next closest, $250,000 … and it too needed work. I am not including Key Peninsula Homes for Sale or the outer-lying areas of Gig Harbor bordering Kitsap County Homes for Sale … Which I do service as well.

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Discovery Village Gig Harbor

This weekend, December 18-19, you are invited to an open house event at Discovery Village Gig Harbor. Located just across the street from Costco and behind Albertsons just off of Borgen Boulevard. This is an exciting new addition for Gig Harbor … especially if you have young children! Here’s a taste of what they will offer:

“Discovery Village offers high quality enrichment opportunities in a fun and
safe environment.  Our center is filled with hands on museum exhibits, an ADA compliant playground, classrooms, healthy cafe, and toy store. Discovery village will offer classes, camps, preschool and kindergarten enrichment  – all in our 8,000 square foot discovery center.”

In addition, they will host kid concerts for authors, illustrators and musicians. There will be holiday workshops and lots of other opportunities to learn art, music, dance, etc… Perhaps the most impact will stem from Friday classes of kindergarten enrichment or after school enrichment. Discovery Village is also a preschool as well.

Rent space for parties and pick your theme: Toddlers’ Tango (drums and other musical instruments for kids) , Tumbling Tornadoes, Princess Fairy, Disco Divas, Ahoy Pirates, Mad Science, GEO and a Pajama Party. Wow!

With the addition of Jump Gig Harbor and Discovery Village, there’s no need to travel accross the bridge; Kids birthday parties in Gig Harbor can be in your own back yard.

Welcome Discovery Village to Gig Harbor ! We look forward to a beneficial and lasting relationship!

Check out their blog and  Facebook page (click on links).

Discovery Village

4835 Borgen Boulevard
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
(253) 592-8702
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25 Days of Christmas around the Puget Sound

A few of my Favorite things (to do) … at Christmas time around the Puget Sound area; 25 to be exact.

  1. Tree lighting ceremonies: Tacoma, Seattle & Gig Harbor. Seattle and Tacoma kick off their seasons in November just after Thanksgiving. Seattle has a huge ceremony with a parade to kick off the shopping season. Westlake Center will surely get you in the holiday mood with beautiful lights, horse-drawn carriage rides and fantastic shops. The Gig Harbor tree lighting ceremony is December 4th at 5pm this year. Santa arrives via firetruck … accompanied by carolers for a festive good time!
  2. The Nutcracker: a Christmas tradition. Tacoma City Ballet premiers 12/11/2010 at 5pm at the Pantages Theater downtown Tacoma. Get an early start at the McCaw Hall in Seattle beginning December 3rd this year. Gig Harbor does not have Nutcracker … instead check out Annie at the Paradise Theatre until December 12th. Finally, this year they released “The Nutcracker in 3D” … on the big screen. Check your local listings.
  3. Breakfast with Santa: New to Gig Harbor this year, Breakfast with Santa kicks off December 4th from 9-11 at the boys and girls club in GH. Bring your camera.
  4. Zoo Lights : Zoo Lights at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo is sure to delight. Sip hot cocoa, warm up to sharks, ride a camel or just enjoy the half-million count light show … Clark Griswold would be envious! From November 26 to January 2nd.
  5. Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park : Okay, rather stay warm and cruise through the lights in the comfort of your own car? Then Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park are for you.  November 25 – January 2, 2010. Stroll through the park and enjoy the elaborate displays accompanied by the radio station’s local high school holiday music. Sponsored by Pierce County.
  6. See a movie : It’s that time of the year … Oscar buzz!  My favorite theater is Galaxy Theatre in Uptown Gig Harbor.  Wherever you are located, there are plenty of great films out this time of the year!
  7. Holiday Bazaars and Shops:  Gig Harbor’s first holiday bazaar is Tidefest , December 4th and 5th … all day. Additionally, check out the Beach Basket Christmas Shop … a must see. There are so many of these locally at schools and elsewhere that it’s too much to mention here.
  8. The Christmas Ship Cruise : The Argosy Christmas Ship Festival has several options and all include holiday cheer with Santa, choir performances and fun. Check out the link for more information and locations/docks.
  9. Scrooge the Musical : Scrooge the Musical begins December 10-19th at the Champion Center.  I have personally seen this performance at least 4 times. It is a wonderful production and sure to please the whole family with the true meaning of Christmas. 
  10. The Living Nativity : The Living Nativity at Discovery Baptist Church recreates the scene of Bethlehem with live animals, actors and of course baby Jesus … away in a manger.
  11. Festival of Trees : Festival of Trees kicks off December 2-5 with several ways to get involved and support the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Dec. 2nd is “Ladies Night Out”, Dec. 3rd is the Gala (formal with Auction), Dec. 4th is the “Jingle Bell Jam” an the 5th is open to the general Public.
  12. Snowflake Lane in Bellevue : Snowflake Lane and Celebration Lane in Bellevue, Washington … enjoy the season’s best shopping center. Microsoft has been good to Bellevue🙂 . Streets are lined with toy soldiers and snowflakes that come alive for a holiday show filled with music, drumming and snow ! Celebration Lane is much the same only anticipating the new year with bubbles and livelier music.
  13. Winterfest at Seattle Center :  Winterfest at Seattle Center will surely get you in the Christmas mood. Check out the  Winter Train and Village and Ice Rink.
  14. Leavenworth Snow Train :  Dreaming of a white Christmas? Don’t count on it, unless you head to the hills … Leavenworth that is.  The Leavenworth Snow train rolls out December 4, 11, 18th.  Day trips or overnight trains are both available.
  15. HarborFest : HarborFest is a holiday tour of  decorated Gig Harbor area homes. Sponsored by Altrusa. December 11th from 10-4.
  16. Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor :  Gig Harbor Candle Light Christmas takes place from December 9th -12th this year. It’s capped off by a Free concert at Skansie Park … “Festival of Christmas Concert”. Don’t miss the “lighted-boat parade”.
  17. Santa : My favorite santa would have to be Bellevue Square. Of course Nordstrom and JC Penny have their santas in Tacoma … locally. Uptown Gig Harbor has Santa Saturdays on December 4, 11th and  18th.  Many folks like the downtown Seattle santa … never been or had the patience to wait🙂.
  18. The Apple Cup & other Bowls : Since my Father was a cougar and my mother a Dawg … the Apple cup was always exciting at my house.  It’s always fun to watch all of the championships and bowls throughout the month of  December … I’m a fan. Go Dawgs (sorry Dad).  12/04 at 4pm.
  19. Jingle Bell  Run : Tacoma’s Jingle Bell Run for Fun 5k run or walk starts at Wright Park in downtown Tacoma at 1pm on December 22nd. Seattle’s Jingle Bell Run 5k run or walk is December 12th. Both events help raise money and/or food/supplies. Wear your jingle bells or costume … bring non-perishable food or old running shoes.
  20. 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family : ABC’s Family network presents the 25 days of Christmas. (channel 39 for me) December 1st kicks off with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. See the schedule for all the Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snow Man and many others.
  21. The Garden Room : The Garden Room in Uptown Gig Harbor is what used to be a Peninsula Gardens traditio. Once a huge warehouse of Christmas decor and trees, now a small store in Uptown. They, former employees of Peninsula Gardens,  have  created a winter wonder land and beautiful displays with Christmas decor galore. Don’t miss … Ladies Night Out at the Garden Room December 5th from 4-8pm. 
  22. Chris Anderson Holiday Concert : Chris Anderson (think Michael Buble’) singing big band standards and carols. I have seen Chris Anderson perform live twice: once at Jebino’s Italian restaurant as the “singing bus boy” and once at my house (he performed live at Christmas last year). Saturday 1:30-3:30pm at the Gig Harbor Pierce County Library .
  23. The Singing Christmas Tree : Celebrate Christmas and enjoy tradition with Tacoma’s Singing Christmas Tree production, “I Believe”. This dazzling show has become a treasured holiday event for many families. Life Center in Tacoma December 4th – 22nd.
  24. Gingerbread Jamboree : Tacoma’s Children’s Museum hosts …  The Gingerbread Jamboree. Held in the Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion . Bring the family and enjoy watching your kids create and make messes … NOT in your kitchen🙂. Nutcracker cast from Tacoma’s theatrical production on hand. December 5th from 10-1:30pm.
  25. Family time and traditions :  This tops the list. Whether it’s inviting family over for gingerbread house creation, cookie decorating or just Christmas festivities … it’s what Christmas is all about ! Merry Christmas! 
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Sound Experience: Adventuress docks in Gig Harbor

Sound Experience: Adventuress docks in Gig Harbor

For a good cause: Between September 25 and October 23 (29 days!) Sound Experience is raising the funds needed to keep serving Puget Sound‘s youth aboard the historic schooner Adventuress.

They need your help! By donating $29.00 you can make a big difference for their organization and the youth of Puget Sound. See site for details.

This Sunday October 10th:

The public is invited to visit Puget Sound’s environmental tall ship Adventuress on Sunday, October 10th at Jerisich Dock in Gig Harbor.

The 97-year-old schooner is owned and operated by nonprofit organization Sound Experience, which has spent the last 2 decades educating, inspiring and empowering youth and adults to care for Puget Sound.  Adventuress: a National Historic Landmark.

FREE Public Dockside Tours at Jerisich Dock, Gig Harbor

9 AM to Noon

Visitors are invited to tour below decks, learn about issues affecting Puget Sound, and hear about on-the-water programs for all age groups.

1 PM to 4 PM

Participants are invited to join the crew to raise the sails, take a turn at the helm, and learn more about the issues facing Puget Sound waters and marine life and how they can make a difference.  Register online at www.soundexp.org or by calling (360) 379-0438. Cost:    $40 for Adults, $20 for youth (0-17), FREE for Sound Experience Members.

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TGIF Gig Harbor Guide: 9/25-6

Saturday 9/25

Farm to Fork … dinner in the field (presented by Brix 25)

Peace of the Earth Farm is a local farm that has supplied us with fresh vegetables for our menu for two summers. They are a small, sustainable, family farm located in Rosedale – that sells items from their gardens though a local CSA and a farm stand in Rosedale.

The farm setting; nestled into the Rosedale valley surrounded by open meadows


spectacular views is the ideal location for this dinner. After a quick tou

r of the farm, guests will take a short stroll over to the dinner table, situated on top of a small knoll, with views of

the gardens, barn and fields.

The evening’s menu will be dictated by the earth, a true tribute to the bounty of the late summer crop. Peace of the Earth’s owner/farmer, Hilary Bergren, will meet with Thad before the dinner to let him know what vegetables will be ready for harvest and he will create the evening’s menu featuring the freshest vegetables from the farm, paired with local meats and seafood. And while wine won’t be the center point of the experience, we will pair each course with Northwest wine.

Four course dinner $128 per person (includes all food, beverages, tax, & gratuities)

There are only 24 seats available for this unforgettable evening, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Dinner will be held at the farm in Rosedale. Location and additional information will be accompany your tickets.

Gig Harbor’s 10th Annual Chowder Cook Off

Come help crown this year’s chowder king and wrap up the summer as we head into fall and bring down the tents.

The Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market offers fresh flowers, produce, food, wood crafts, jewelry and other handcrafted arts from nearly 100 local vendors. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Take in some live entertainment, pick from the finest locally grown produce and flowers, or bring some plants home to start your own garden!
SATURDAYS Open April through September
Open 8:30AM – 2:00PM RAIN OR SHINE! And it should be shine🙂

Kimball Drive Park N Ride Off SR-16, Behind Burger King

Sunday 9/26

Check out “Hairspray” at Paradise theatre OR

Stars and Stripes at the new Harbor History Museum.

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Harbor Soccer Club: 365 Things to Do … Gig Harbor

Harbor Soccer Club in Gig Harbor is a well oiled machine. When I signed my son up for the Micro league, I had no idea how intense and involved it would become … and I mean that in the most positive sense. Everything from the registration, uniforms and jamboree to the website and administration. This is a “program”.

Available to all kids from ages 4-18.

“Established in 1982, the Harbor Soccer Club and its staff are passionate about the game of soccer and strive to provide the best programs for Gig Harbor and the Peninsula. Our club offers youth soccer opportunities at all age levels and competitiveness, in an environment designed to encourage development and fun. Many of our coaches have taken youth soccer training courses provided by soccer’s governing body, the United States Soccer.”

When I was growing up, South Kitsap had the football “program” and dominated everyone.  They started early and created a breeding ground for future football stars at the high school level. The Harbor Soccer Club is a similar program preparing athletes to compete at a higher level. Many athletes these days are searching for “select” teams to prepare for the higher level of competition. Essentially, that’s what we have here.

Little kids begin with “Micro” and play short games of 3 on 3 emphasizing “touches” or kicks on the ball for everyone. Each player is guaranteed an equal amount of playing time. From there, they work their way up to Academy, Club and Premier Harbor Soccer.

So, does it work? Well, this past year the Boys’ Gig Harbor Tides Soccer team (ranked #11 in the nation) beat Stadium winning the Narrows League Championship, but sadly they came up short in State with an all-too-soon exit. Stadium prevailed and took home the hardware.

As for the Girls team, they are always a formidable opponent competing at the district and sometimes state levels. They have a very strong team this year and look to finish strong! Kitsap should be their biggest challenge (also with a strong club themselves).

Criticism: Some parents may not like the elitist mentality that inherently comes along with such clubs (I’d say that is pretty much void until they reach higher levels within the club). However, if you want your kids to learn from the best and ultimately have the necessary competitive edge to compete at the next level, “select” teams and “programs” are not going away. It’s a fact of life.

It’s a bit late to register for this season, but they do offer camps and other programs throughout the year. Check it out!

Life is good in Gig Harbor!

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Gig Harbor TGIF Guide: Harbor Hounds, History Museum, SalmonChanted and more

Wow!  It’s a very busy weekend in Gig Harbor … September 17th – 19th.

HAIRSPRAY,  catch the opening night premier at Paradise Theatre  tonight at 7:30. Production runs throught October 3rd. Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sundays @ 3pm.

Open Studio Tour throughout the Gig Harbor Peninsula regional Saturday and Sunday September 18 & 19th.

Harbor Hounds Walk the Town The 8th Annual Harbor Hounds Dog Walk benefits the Prison Pet Partnership,  Coalition: HUMAnE Spay and Neuter Clinic and Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday. Enjoy a day of fun with family and your furry best friend! If you want to walk with your dog, you must register.

Every year, hundreds of people participate in Harbor Hounds with dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Participation is easy: simply register and arrive with your dog at check-in on September 18th, any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the waterfront. As you walk, have your entry card stamped by event staff. At the end of the walk, turn in your card for a chance to win our drawing for great prizes! The walk takes place rain or shine. Day-of-event registration is also available!

The Ninth Annual Fox Island Garage Sale and Market

Fox Island 9th Annual Garage Sale!
Saturday, September 18, 2010  9:00AM- 4:00PM
Wow! Back again is the 9th Annual Fox Island Garage Sale! Shop from over 100 homes for books, antiques, clothing, toys, furniture, cars, boats, craft items, imported gifts, house wares, hand-crafted items and much more!
Refreshments will be available at the Nichols Community Center and at the Fox Island Museum. Maps to the sale locations will be available for $1.00 on the day of the sale.  
Call:  at   
E-Mail: lisescarlett@gmail.com
Location: Fox Island, Washington 98333
Website: garage_sale_signup_form.htm

The Gig Harbor Lions Club Salmon Bake, Saturday September 18th from 11-2.

SalmonChanted Evening auction and dinner to benefit Hands on Art, auctioning off this years SalmonChanted Harbor Art, beautiful one of kind heron sculptures. Proceeds from SalmonChantedHarbor will go to Peninsula Hands on Art, a program which brings original art lessons to thousands of local schoolchildren. Saturday evening September 18th.


HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM.  Be the first to see this amazing addition to our community!  September 18th …  free all day with  lots of great events for all ages!

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Green House Restaurant in Uptown Gig Harbor

Welcome Green House to the Uptown Gig Harbor line up; “Fresh, Seasonal and Simple”. Green house has some big shoes to fill. Formerly SIP, another casualty of this economy, Green House tosses the same salad, but at a more economical price point. They’ve taken the focus away from wine and created a family friendly vibe.  It’s still an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere and decor.  In fact, it doesn’t look much different. The swanky leather-tufted corner where jazz trios once played has been paired down to a simple bar sans leather and swank; certainly in keeping with the “simple”. They’ve added some greenery  … in keeping with the new “fresh & seasonal” menu.

60-70% of the food is certified organic; reflecting the fresh and seasonal focus. The other 30-40% comes into play when cost or common sense prohibits; grass-fed beef is just cost-prohibitive. While they have tried to keep prices down, you can still expect similar quality and taste from the returning  SIP chef, Robert Green. Expect to pay from $14 to$ 30 for a top quality entrée.

Trying to keep it local, they offer beer on tap from Silver City Brewery in Silverdale, WA. Unfortunately, you won’t see a 7 Seas Brewery Tap. Apparently, the restaurant/commercial service model at 7 Seas is not able to guarantee a constant flow. Perhaps in the near future.

Green House has only been open a few days. They are still trying to work through the logistics and opening week woes. Once routine and structure is established, they should do quite well.

Green House Restaurant …

Gig Harbor welcomes you and looks forward to a lasting relationship!

4793 Point Fosdick Drive NW Suite 400                                                                      Gig Harbor, WA 98335



Mon-Thurs: Doors open at 4pm

Thur-Sat: Doors open at 3pm

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Gig Harbor Rotary Clubs: The Heart of Community

If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I am always advocating the Gig Harbor community. Sure, I write about fun stuff to do, palatable  places to eat, and the local entertainment, but above all else this blog and Facebook page are all about … community.

My blog mission statement reads “The Gig Harbor community provides a better way of life.”  Why? Well, there is no short answer, but I’ve set out to explore the 365 reasons. In part, it’s Gig Harbor’s physical setting and beauty, it’s steeped history as a fishing village, but mostly it’s the people and what they are willing to  invest into their community. It’s no secret …  You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.

Community is defined as:

a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural &  historical heritage.

The people of Gig Harbor understand and support the importance of family, the arts and education.   It’s the combination of all the support and SHARED values that make it a special community.

So, it is with this understanding that I began my adventures in Gig Harbor. And it is with this understanding that I invite you to explore what Rotary Club of Gig Harbor  is all about.  Their motto:  “Service Above Self “. The mission of Rotary International is “to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.”

Watch “This is Rotary” video to learn more about Rotary International and how you can get involved and make a difference …

I encourage you to at least visit a Rotary club meeting. There are three chapters of Rotary in Gig Harbor: Midday Gig Harbor  Rotary which meets Tuesdays at noon (mid-day believe it or not🙂 at Anthony’s Homeport, Morning Gig Harbor Rotary which meets Fridays at 7 am at the Cottesmore Care Center and finally the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North Tuesdays beginning at 5 pm at St. Anthony’s Hospital in the Smalling Family Education Center.

With all three chapters at different times and days, hopefully one of them works. For more information on any of these or to speak with someone about visiting, click on any of the above links to get connected with a Rotarian. Join Rotarians in making Gig Harbor and the world a better place, a better community.

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”  Gandhi

Life is good … in Gig Harbor.

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