Days 89-91: TGIF Weekend Guide for Gig Harbor

Friday June 25:

Taste of Tacoma


The Taste of Tacoma, held in beautiful Point Defiance Park in Tacoma is the ultimate Family Picnic, featuring 28 restaurants, 20 food product companies, five entertainment stages with music and comedy, and more.
250,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time — Please confirm **

Saturday & Sunday June 26-27:

Gig Harbor Garden Tour 2010 

June 26 and 27, 2010

13TH ANNUAL … NEW!  Groups of 10 or more receive a reduced ticket price of $15 per ticket if purchased together prior to June 15. Order Tickets:  ORDER TICKETS HERE ONLINE TODAY! CLICK HERE to download a Gig Harbor Garden Tour 2010 Brochure Special Lodging Packages available at:  Wesley Inn, Maritime Inn, Inn at Gig HarborOnce again, seven Gig Harbor homeowners are opening their beautiful gardens for your enjoyment. In addition to the gardens, we hope you’ll visit some of the local businesses that support the tour.  The following events take place in conjunction with the tour.

 June 26, 1 p.m., Peninsula Gardens, 5503 Wollochet Dr.  Join Northwest horticultural expert Marianne Binetti for a talk on “Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon,” which is the topic of her most recent publication. Marianne writes a syndicated gardening column, has written or co-written 10 gardening books, gives seminars, and leads garden tours around the world with her husband, Joe. Her newest book will be available for purchase, and Marianne will stay after her talk to sign your copy.

 June 26, 7:30 p.m., Kopachuck State Park, 11101 56th St. NW.  Take time on Saturday evening to attend a free Bat Chat. Ron Witter is a local bat enthusiast and volunteers with Bats Northwest, a public education and advocacy group that promotes conservation and research about bats. Ron will speak about the benefits of inviting bats into your yard, and share safe, bat-friendly ways to keep them from taking up residence in your home. See him also at Garden 4 (Saturday only). For more information, go to

 June 27, 2 p.m., ACE Hardware on Point Fosdick Drive.  Join local garden columnist Sue Goetz of “The Creative Gardener” for a seminar titled “Paint by Number Perennial Combinations.”  Sue will share easy and inspirational tips and techniques for your perennial garden. Learn how to pick three great plants and create puddles of “WOW” in garden borders. Her techniques work in all gardens, from sun to shade, from bloom to long-lasting beauty, with tried and true favorites as well as the latest market must-haves.

 Vendors:  all gardens.  Every garden on the tour will feature local garden and artist vendors for your delight.

 Thank you for attending the Gig Harbor Garden Tour and helping support the Peninsula Adult Basic Education Program through Tacoma Community College!

Guided Beach Walk

Saturday, June 26 11:00a to 1:00p
at Kopachuck State Park, Gig Harbor, WA

This FREE, fun-filled, family event will get everyone outside to explore the beach. Alan Rammer, a marine education and outreach specialist will lead the tour, opening up an exciting world with sand dollars, anemones, squid and other life visible as the tide rolls back.
Information booths and touch tanks will be set up afterwards to help you learn how local actions are improving water quality and how you can get involved.

Kopachuck State Park
11101 56th St. N.W.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335


About Tom Tuttle

A licensed real estate agent practicing in the Pierce County area for the last 10 years. I pride myself on repeat/referral business and a level of customer service unparalled in the industry. Prior to real estate, I taught middle school Language Arts for 10 years in the Tacoma School District. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a masters degree in Educational Technology. I thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Click or call: 253-686-3992
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