Years ago, the Kitsap County Dahlia Society started a project to plant dahlias by the Port Gamble Post Office. The dahlias have become a big draw for visitors to Port Gamble, and they work hard to make sure that good varieties are planted there. The Dahlia Society also has a garden located behind the Post Office. The main purpose of that garden is to grow tubers for their popular tuber sale in April located in Silverdale. They usually bring the leftovers from that sale to Port Gamble so look for activity around the Post Office garden in late April or early May.
Port Gamble’s own Master Gardener Mark Smith is anticipating planting 100 dahlia plants with 50 beautiful varieties in front of the Post Office building. “We are looking to plant a total of 200 plants with nearly 100 varieties in both gardens” Smith said.
Get ready to come out and figure out which Dahlia variety is your favorite. Then walk over to Gamble Cove Dahlias located across the street from Quilted Strait or go to gamblecove dahlias.com to order up some tubers
Colonial Day in Port Gamble – May 11
Hop in your time machine on May 11 from 8am-5pm, and spend a Colonial Day with the colonial Columbia Fife & Drum Corps and the reenactors of the Northwest Colonial Festival for a day of “All Things Colonial”. See the sights and sounds of a Militia encampment from 1775 and hear the stirring sounds of 18th Century fife and drum. The camp will be located on Forest Ridge (the grassy field behind Butcher & Baker Provisions).
Port Gamble is Hiring Seasonal Employees Right Now
Know someone looking for a Summer Job, the Port Gamble maintenance and landcare team is looking for seasonal employees starting now. To view the available opportunities and apply, call 360-297-7251, or visit portgamble.com/employment-opportunities.
Starting or Moving Your Business?
Choose from three great commercial spaces available with great views.
Historic House 11 $1600/month 2,336 sq ft
Historic House 10 $1400/month 1,482 sq ft
Historic Duplex (left side) $1200/month 1,140 sq ft
Give us a call at 360-297-7251 to inquire about leasing one of these awesome spaces, or check out portgamble.com/rentals.
Celebrate Earth Day with Tango Zulu Imports
Tango Zulu continues its annual tradition of gifting a packet of vegetable seeds with each purchase of a handmade basket over Earth Day weekend. Stop in anytime April 20th-22nd , which also happens to be Easter weekend, to take advantage of this special offer. Check out Tango Zulu Imports at tangozuluimports.com.
For a full list of Port Gamble shops, visit www.portgamble.com/shopping.
Here’s What’s Coming up for Special Easter Services at St. Paul’s Church
The Gathering at St. Paul’s will be hosting special Easter services, and all are welcome. Here are the dates of services:
Maundy Thursday Service: April 18 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday Service: April 19 at 7 p.m.
Easter Vigil Service: Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
The Gathering at St. Paul’s offers weekly services every Sunday at 10 a.m. To learn more about the services, or if you’re interested in joining, visit gatheringstpauls.org .
Last Call for the Ghostly Side of Port Gamble in April…Until Fall
April marks the last public paranormal event until the Fall. Join paranormal investigator Pete Orbea and spend three hours in the Walker-Ames House investigating the paranormal. You will also learn investigation tactics and learn about different devices used for investigation.
Port Gamble Special Investigation (Walker-Ames House) April 13th $35 per person Must be age 16+
Be sure to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Cameras and other equipment for ghost hunting are encouraged. Get your tickets now at portgambleparanormal.com.
Private tours are available year-round for parties of 10 or more. Contact tour guide Pete Orbea through www.portgambleparanormal.com for details.
Port Gamble’s 2019 Event Calendar
Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events, from the annual Ghost Conference, Country Christmas, to monthly trail activities. You can stay up to date with activities and happenings in Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble E-Newsletter. For information or to sign up for the E-newsletter, please contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or via email at email@example.com.