‘Robin Hood’ takes over Port Gamble Theater in July | Port Gamble Gazette

The Port Gamble Theater Co. is proud to present “Robin Hood” by Larry Blamire, July 8-24. The production is scheduled for Dec. 2-18, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a special Saturday matinee on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

King John (Gerry Thom) and Robin Hood (Joseph Graves) battle in front of the court during a scene during rehearsal June 13 at Port Gamble Theater.

The Port Gamble Theater Co. is proud to present “Robin Hood” by Larry Blamire, July 8-24.

Blamire has creatively unified legends and ballads about the famous outlaw/folk hero into a hysterical, sprawling, action-packed drama. Join Robin and his Merry Men as they battle the evil King John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Looking to audition for an upcoming production? Auditions will take place for “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” at the Port Gamble Theater from 10 a.m. to noon July 23 and 24; 7-9 p.m. on July 29; and 2-4 p.m. on July 30.

The cast is large, ages 6 to 80, with multiple male and female roles.

The production is scheduled for Dec. 2-18, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a special Saturday matinee on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

Visit www.portgamble theater.com for tickets, show times, and details on upcoming auditions.

Tails are Wagging for the Muddy Paw Dog Agility Trials: In Port Gamble, we love our furry family members and are very excited about the North American Dog Agility Council-sanctioned agility trial presented by MudPack July 16-18.

Spectators are welcome for a weekend of obstacle courses and furry friends in the Port Gamble Uplands trailhead area. The Uplands are located about one-quarter mile south of Port Gamble on Highway 104 (headed towards Kingston). Bring a comfy chair and enjoy the visitor viewing area.

Ghost Walk Tours Start in October: Home to what is arguably one of the most haunted buildings in Washington state, the Walker-Ames House in Port Gamble has become a local hotspot for paranormal groups, psychics and investigators.

Anyone who has wandered the streets after dark, explored the Buena Vista Cemetery, or participated in a ghost walk or investigation does not need to stay long to know that Port Gamble has more going on than meets the eye. With recorded evidence going back as early as the 1950s, there are stories from nearly every building in town.

Former town manager Shana Smith was first approached by Neil McNeill and Evergreen Paranormal in 2006 with the request to perform an investigation on the Walker-Ames House. Shortly after that, Smith began actively collecting and recording the stories from current and former tenants.

The popular annual Ghost Walks are from 7-10 p.m. October through March and typically sell out fast. Take a guided tour of Port Gamble highlighting the town’s history and paranormal experiences. It includes stops in the Walker-Ames House, the Historic Museum, Post Office, old morgue and the Buena Vista Cemetery. Participants must be 16 to attend. Cost is $25 per person; reservations required.

Independence Day in Port Gamble: The staff at Port Gamble would like to wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. Please remember that fireworks are not allowed in Port Gamble or the Port Gamble Uplands. If you have any questions, you can contact the town management office at 360-297-7251, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Unique and Beautiful Retail Space Available in Historic Port Gamble: Move your business to Port Gamble’s Hovey House (House 8), built in 1890, which is available for rent on Port Gamble’s historic Rainier Avenue.

This Victorian-style home is perfect for retail and rents for $1,600 per month. This 2,089-square-foot building has two bathrooms and is available for a one-year lease with option for more.

If you, or someone you know, are looking for a great business opportunity, contact the Port Gamble property manager at 360-297-7251 and set up an appointment to tour the Hovey House.

Get your prime parking space now: Did you know that Olympic Property Group LLC has parking spaces for rent literally steps from the Kingston ferry landing?

These prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65 per month with no deposit and are ACH capable.

Please contact the Port Gamble property manager, Tonya Caswell, at 360-297-7251 to rent a no-hassle, prime parking space and make your commuting life easier.

Port Gamble Bay Cleanup Project: Contractors are gearing up for season two of the project on the site of the historic mill. Please note that the mill site is still closed to the public.

You may observe the work from the bluff above near the Port Gamble Historic Museum. Truck traffic will be increasing soon and more work will be happening during the summer tourism season — please be careful in town.

Season two commences in mid-July. Stockpiling of materials on site and pile pulling began in mid-June. In addition to the work adjacent to the mill site, this season will include pile removal and demolition of the former log transfer facility that is within the county park. There will be an approximate three- week construction closure of that shoreline access point beginning July 17.

Please visit the project website at www.portgam blebaycleanup.com or find it on Facebook to stay up-to-date with this historic project.

Port Gamble’s Event Calendar: Stay up-to-date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble E-Newsletter at www.portgamble.com. For more information about the E-newsletter, please contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or via email at portgamble@orminc.com.

View our Calendar of Events for 2016 at www.portgamble.com or tune into Port Gamble on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

— Pete Orbea is marketing and communications coordinator for Port Gamble. Contact him at  porbea@orminc.com.

 

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