The Port Townsend AAUW is sponsoring a Home & Kitchen Tour later this month. A kitchen from a past tour is shown. (Mitchel Osborne)

The Port Townsend AAUW is sponsoring a Home & Kitchen Tour later this month. A kitchen from a past tour is shown. (Mitchel Osborne)

Port Townsend AAUW revamps annual tour into Home & Kitchen Tour

PORT TOWNSEND — The annual Kitchen Tour will show off more than kitchens this year.

The new name for the 22nd year of the event, sponsored by the Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Women/University Women’s Foundation (AAUW), is the Home & Kitchen Tour.

Tickets are available now for the tour, which is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Advance tickets are $25, while tickets purchased the day of the tour will be $30.

Proceeds fund AAUW’s scholarship programs and educational projects in local schools.

Last year, the tour raised more than $14,000.

The self-guided tour will feature nine new or remodeled Port Townsend homes that celebrate this year’s theme: Past, Present and Future, according to a press release from AAUW.

A hospitality center at the Commons in the Salish Coast Elementary School, 1637 Grant St., will provide an opportunity to glimpse Port Townsend’s newest educational addition.

The $28.1 million school that opened for its first year last fall was funded primarily by a $40.9 million bond that voters approved in 20-16.

At 68,000 square feet, the school is about twice the size of the 61-year-old Grant Elementary School that it replaced.

On April 27, each of those taking the tour will be able to pick up a “Passport” for the tour with a map and descriptions and photos of each home.

Free seminars on home and kitchen design will be held throughout the day at the hospitality center.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the hospitality center for $30.

Before then, tickets for $25 can be purchased online at www.brown papertickets.com or at Chimacum Corner Farmstand; Dana Pointe Interiors in Port Ludlow; Green Eyeshade, Kitchen & Bath Studio, Quimper Mercantile and What’s Cookin’ in Port Townsend; and Over the Fence in Sequim.

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