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JULY ’16 KP News Calendar

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July 1

Lego fun

Children all ages (under 6 with an adult) use Legos, straws, connectors, blocks and more for “Building Madness” at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

July 4

Community event

The second annual Fourth of July Community Hot Dog Social is at Gateway Park, 10405 State Route 302, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new park will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. Enjoy food, games, crafts, bouncy houses, lots of good old-fashioned fun. The event is free, rain or shine. This event is sponsored by Food Market at Key Center/Lake Kathryn and the KP Business Association. For more information or a timeline of games, visit; click on ‘Stuff to Do.’

July 6-Aug. 19

Summer lunch

The free children’s Summer Lunch Program is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. Free transportation is available from Palmer Lake. Food Backpacks 4 Kids, 857-7401 or 884-4449

July 7

Fuchsia group

The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in the KP Civic Center Whitmore Room.

July 7 and 21

Cat tales

Children ages 5 to 18 in 4-H learn all about cats 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. Dianna, 884-4182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 8


The Puppet Theatre presents "Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock" and "Ferdinand" for ages 6 and up at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

July 9

KP luau

The annual Ohana Luau featuring live music, raffle, no-host bar, hula lessons and demonstrations, a children’s festival, and a luau dinner of Kahlua pork, chicken long rice, Lomi Lomi salmon, potato macaroni salad, rolls, fruit, chips and water is 3 to 8 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. Dinner prices are $25 for adults; $8 for children under 12. A family package for two adults, two children’s dinner tickets and five carnival tickets is $35.

July 11

Lego fun

Ages 8 to 18 use Lego Mindstorms 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at KC Library. Maximum is 25. Registration required at 548-3309

July 11, 18 and 25


The bloodmobile is at Albertsons 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July 12

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the KP Civic Center 7 to 7:30 a.m. to pick up dogs and cats. Animals will be returned to the civic center at 9 a.m. the next day. Appointments are required. Call 253-627-7729 ext. 217, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or to schedule an appointment. The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center offers affordable spay and neuter services for cats and dogs including special programs for feral cats and pit bull dogs.

Prayer meeting

A prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. at Grace Church.

July 12 & 28

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Yarn donations are always needed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Virginia, 884-9619

July 13

Ashes meet

The Ashes support group for FD#16 meets 10:30 a.m. at the fire station in Key Center. 884-3771

Garden club meets

The Bayshore Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Wendy, 332-4883

Walk with Walter

A free walk and talk with retired forester Walter Briggs begins at 6:30 p.m. in the parking area of 360 Trails Park, 10905 144th Street NW. The walk is family-friendly but strollers are not advised.


KP Council

The KP Council meeting 7 p.m. at KC fire station features a conversation with the new PSD Superintendent Rob Manahan and a presentation about the Key Pen Fire Department levy proposal by Anne Nesbit.

July 13, 20 and 27

Summer series

Grace Church hosts a five-week summer series for families of a simple casual dinner, some music and some discussion time at 6 p.m. The church is on the corner of KP Highway and McEwan Road.

July 15

Salmon life

Children 5 and up and parents can attend "Salmon, the Ultimate Champion" at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library to learn about a salmon’s life cycle and journey. 548-3309

Benefit run

The sixth annual Benefit Run for KP Family Resource Center is held starting with sign-ups 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Empire Pizza in Port Orchard. Last stop is at Jimmy D’s in Wauna, which features a pig roast, live music and raffle. All vehicles are welcome; cost is  $20/person or $25/couple. Robert, 225-0050 or Vonda, 225-2329

July 16

Penrose camping stories

Stories of the early campers at what is now Penrose Park, from Puget Salish People to the family of Dr. Stephen Penrose, are presented at the park 8 p.m. Presentations are free, but parking permits are required for park entry.

July 17

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session held at Longbranch Church (16518 46th Street KPS) 6 to 8:30 p.m. for all acoustic instruments, ages and skill levels. Everyone is welcome to play, sing or simply listen. Bring music stand and finger food to share; music and beverages are provided.

July 21

Community forum

The Mustard Seed's Third Thursday Community Forum is 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. 884-9814

July 22

Hiking tips

Ages 5 and up participate in "Hiking 101 with Ranger Jane Shonk" at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Learn how to prepare for trails on the KP. 548-3309

July 23

Tour the preserve

Community members are invited to tour the Filucy Bay Preserve, recently acquired by the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Meet at the Longbranch Improvement Club between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., visit GPC's booth at the Key Peninsula Healthy Waters Fair, and sign up for a tour via a shuttle. Shuttles will take visitors to the nearby preserve between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A short 10-minute walk along a woodland path will bring you to the shoreline where one can explore the shore and learn about nearby shellfish farming operations. Guides will be on hand to answer questions about the 67-acre preserve, the bay, its tidelands and shellfish. Let the conservancy know how the community might best enjoy the preserve and partner in its upkeep.

July 29

Game day

Library Game Day begins at 1:30 p.m. for all ages (children under 6, with adult). Drop in for a variety of activities: mini golf, hopscotch, obstacle course and more at the KC Library. 548-3309


July 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9

Play presented

"The Little Mermaid" is presented at Paradise Theatre on Judson Street in downtown Gig Harbor. Shows are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 954-PLAY

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Family movies

Movies begin at dusk and are free. Kitsap Bank provides free popcorn. Harbor WildWatch provides entertainment before the film. Sponsors are city of Gig Harbor, Multicare Gig Harbor and Taylor Thomason Insurance.

July 2, 9, 16, 30

Walking tour

Walk a family-friendly 1.3 mile tour mostly on flat grades on a one-way trip through downtown Gig Harbor; tour starts at 10 a.m.

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Farmers market

The Saturday Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5503 Wollochet Drive (the former Peninsula Gardens building) and is open rain or shine.

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Uptown market

The Sunday Uptown Farmers Market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4701 Pt. Fosdick Drive and is open rain or shine.

July 5, 12, 19, 26

Support group

The Freedom from Tobacco Support Group meets on Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital. The meetings are free. 223-7538

July 5, 12, 19, 26

Summer concerts

The Summer Sounds at Skansie Outdoor Concerts kick off with the 133rd Army Guard Band. On July 12, the Groovin’ Higher Orchestra will perform. July 19 features The Beatniks. July 26 hosts Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis. Concerts start at dusk; bring a blanket or chair. Concerts are free and sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, Harbor Hill and the city of Gig Harbor.

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Walking tour

These one-hour adult tours start at 5:30 p.m. ending with an optional tasting at the Heritage Distilling Company.

July 7

Democrats meet

26th Legislative District Democrats meet 7 to 9 p.m. at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Rd, Port Orchard.

July 7, 14, 21 and 28

Waterfront market

The Thursday Waterfront Farmers Market is 3 to 7 p.m. at Skansie Brothers Park.

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Uptown concerts

Uptown Pavilion hosts free weekly summer concerts (rain or shine) 6 to 8 p.m. under the pavilion.

July 16

Patio sale

Celebrate Allyn Days starting at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church (280 E Wheelwright, Allyn) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and seek treasures. Enjoy a dish of homemade ice cream before taking the shuttle to the waterfront for Allyn Days festivities. Parking is free and shuttle leaves every 20 minutes. Linda, 884-2437

Weekly Events 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class
The S.A.I.L. program meets 10 to 11 a.m. at KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn Perks, 884-4440.


Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks and do arts and crafts at the KC Library. Music/Motion Story time (0-2 years old with an adult) is at 10 a.m. and Preschool Science Story time (2-5 years old) is at 11 a.m. 548-3309

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Visit the museum

The KP Historical Museum has a new display of Historic Hotels and Resorts of the Key Peninsula. New display cases in the VFW Room expand the area to show off the various artifacts and photos of the area. Free admission; monetary donations welcome. 888-3246

Writers meet
The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-3931
Writers workshop
The Watermark Writers present a free writers’ workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. 778-6559
Wednesdays and Fridays
Senior meals
Nutritious meals for ages 60+ are served at noon at KP Community Services; a $2 donation is requested. Guests (ages 50-59) of senior attendees are requested to donate $2.50. 884-4440

The Toastmasters meet 8 to 9 a.m. at the KC Library. Have fun improving your speaking ability. 858-5761 or 548-3511

Seniors lunch

The KP Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, games and fellowship in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. 884-4981


Free bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at KP Community Services in Home. 884-4440


Fridays, June 3, 10, 17

Story time

Families with young children enjoy summer stories 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309


Writers Guild

The Writers Guild meets the first and third Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon at the KC Library. 884-6455


July 6 & 20, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

July 11, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

July 12, Artists’ Blend, 4 to 6 p.m., Blend Wine Shop, for all artists; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 12 & 26, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station;

July 13, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

July 14, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

July 14, TWAA Board, 7 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 18, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 18, KP Veterans, 7 p.m., KP Lutheran Church; membership for veterans and military service members and families over 16 yrs. 509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 20, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

July 20/third Wednesday, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

July 21, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., district office

July 21, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station


July 25, KP Farm Council, 6:30 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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