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Friday Afternoon Club: Cedar Cove to Pirate’s Den, Will the Real Port Orchard Please Stand Up?

Port Orchard, which recently portrayed the fictional town of Cedar Cove, will undergo another transformation Saturday and Sunday, with its Murder Mystery Weekend.
Landlubbers and pirates alike will follow clues throughout the weekend to discover who killed Capt. Zeke Black.
The B.O.O.M. (Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries) Pirates will invade the waterfront area in Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual event, filling the air with sea shanties, cannon fire and the sounds of other buccaneering business.
Here’s a look at last year’s event:

Besides the questioning of suspects and hunting for clues, highlights include a “Landlubber Dinghy Derby Race,” pirate ball, Fight-A-Pirate swordplay, costume contests and Pirate Ball.
Information: (360) 876-3505, http://www.portorchard.com.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: Obtain clue packets (fees listed on chamber Web site).
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Marketfaire, Fight-a-Pirate Lessons, children’s activities.
11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday: B.O.O.M. Pirates Cannon Show.
12:30 p.m. Saturday: Landlubber Dinghy Derby Race
1 p.m. Saturday: Adult costume contest.
1:30 p.m. Saturday: B.O.O.M. Pirates Stunt Show.
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: “Goonies” at Historic Orchard Theatre, 822 Bay St.; (360) 895-0564
4 p.m. Saturday: “The Coroner’s Report”
6 p.m. Saturday: Pirate’s Ball, Moondogs, Too, 714 Bay St.; (360) 895-2300.
9 to 11 a.m. Sunday: VFW pancake breakfast, waterfront gazebo.
11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday: B.O.O.M. Pirates Cannon Show
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday: Obtain clue packets.
Noon Sunday: Pirates Stunt Show.
12:30 p.m.: Kids and pets costume contest.
4 p.m. Sunday: The mystery is solved.

PO Chamber Invites You to “Chat with Jan” Angel

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its new Community Affairs Forum series at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17) with a conference call involving 26th District Rep. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard at Prudential NW Real Estate in Port Orchard.

Anyone is invited to come and ask questions or comment on issues.

“We’re going to keep it really informal and flexible,” said Coreen Haydock Johnson, chamber director.

The chamber will continue the series Tues. March 31, at the same time and location with Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, and then on Tues. April 14 with Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor.

Haydock Johnson says the chamber hopes to continue the series with other community leaders either by conference call or, ideally, in person.

If you have a community leader you would like to hear from contact the chamber at (360) 876-3505.

Be a Movie Critic: PO Chamber Releases Video

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce has produced a video about Port Orchard and vicinity that is now posted on its Web site. The video is part of the chamber’s three-pronged effort – with a branding initiative and an emerging shop local program – to more aggressively promote Port Orchard and vicinity.

“Ferries, Bridges and Boats: The Adventure Begins with the Journey” follows the adventures of visitors to Port Orchard who arrive by ferry, car (across the Tacoma Narrows) and even sea plane. How often does that happen? More often than you’d think, said chamber director Coreen Johnson.

The video link is also on the City of Port Orchard Web site.

The video was filmed and edited by Ron Finney of NorthWoods Productions, a Gig Harbor company. At 12 minutes (an abridged version is planned as well), it’s the “Gone with the Wind” of promotional videos, but it’s well-done and entertaining. Check out the cameo of city councilman Jerry Childs. Most of the video was shot at the height of summer, so it’s kind of like a wedding photo: Do we really look that good?

The historical scenes are shot in black and white (actually sepia) with a flickering effect like an old-time film, a bit overdone in my estimation. That’s my only critique.

For more information or to obtain a copy, call the chamber at (360) 876-3505.