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August ’16 KP News

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Aug. 1

Quilters meet

Key Peninsula Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room in the Key Center Library.
This is an open group and participants work on their own projects, by hand or machine, including quilting, embroidery, general sewing, knitting and crochet. Come for the whole time or drop in to work for as long as you want.

Aug. 1-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

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


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

Aug. 1 to Sept. 14

Write in the Harbor

Early-bird registration ($139) is open now for TCC’s regional writers conference, Write in the Harbor, scheduled for Nov. 4 and 5. Regular registration is $169, starting Sept. 15. Seats are limited to 75. Go to:

Aug. 3 & 10

Summer series

Grace Church ends a five-week summer series for families with a dinner and movie and discussion time at 6 p.m. The church is on the corner of KP Highway and McEwan Road.

Aug. 4

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.

Fuchsia group

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

Aug. 4, 18 & 27

Tech help

Book a librarian for tech help 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 18; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27. Get one-on-one help with computer problems, research assistance, downloading devices, etc. Call Key Center Library staff to sign up, 548-3309.

Aug. 5

Music fun

Eli Rosenblatt presents Music Is a Game We All Play in Our Own Way at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library.

This event is for all ages. 548-3309

Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

Free movies

Key Pen Parks and PenLight present the ninth annual Cinema Under the Stars Friday nights in August at Volunteer Park (5514 Key Pen Highway N). Family craft activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at dusk. Movies this year are: Aug. 5, "Charlotte’s Web" (1973 version), G; Aug. 12, "Minions," PG; Aug. 19, "Zootopia," PG; and Aug. 26, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," PG-13. ("Zootopia" is dependent on availability.)

Aug. 6

Roosevelt at Glencove

Teddy Roosevelt, aka Jim Greenham, will be the featured speaker at the KP Historical Society fundraiser at the historic Olde Glencove Hotel 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Save the Vaughn Library Project. Tickets $35 at Sunnycrest, Blend wine shop and KP museum. Call 884-3246 or 884-2511

Aug. 8

Duct tape art

Ages 8 and up may use imagination to craft their own piece of duct tape art at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library.

Registration required at 548-3309

Aug. 8 and 22

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointment with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. 884-9265

Aug. 9 & 24

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church Aug. 9 and 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24. Yarn donations are always needed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Virginia, 884-9619

Aug. 10

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

KP Council

The KP Council meeting at 7 p.m. at the KC fire station features county engineer Brian Stacy talking about the crosswalk improvements on State Route 302 at the Harvest Time/Union 76 and a state highway update.

Aug. 12

Backyard birds

Preschoolers may learn about backyard birds from the Tacoma Nature Center at 1:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. 548-3309

Aug. 15

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

Aug. 17

Community forum

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

Walk with Walter

A free walk and talk with retired forester Walter Briggs begins at 6:30 p.m. in the parking area of Maple Hollow Park, 4411 Van Beek Road KPN, Lakebay. The walk is family-friendly but strollers are not recommended.

Aug. 19

Olympic origins

Local historian Tames Alan will present “The Olympics in Ancient Greece: Ceremony, Competition and Celebration” at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Children ages 7 and up and adults are invited to come and learn about the origins of the Olympics. 548-3309

Aug. 20

Penrose camping stories

Stories of the early campers at what is now Penrose Point State Park, as told by Puget Salish People to the family of Dr. Stephen Penrose, are presented at the park 7 p.m. Presentations are free, but parking permits are required for park entry.

Aug. 21

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session hosted 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.

Aug. 26

Lego madness

Use Legos, blocks, straws and connectors to construct fabulous contraptions at 1:30 p.m. at the KC Library. This event is for all ages; children under 6 must be with an adult. 548-3309

Aug. 27

Summer concert

A free summer family concert, "She Sings Sea Songs," is presented by Nancy Stewart and features songs about Pacific Northwest sea life, tide pools and ferries. This free concert is at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Park, 5514 Key Peninsula Highway. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park after the concert. Sponsored by Key Pen Parks and the Key Center Library.


Aug. 1-27

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

"Fiddler on the Roof" 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

Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Support group

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

Aug. 2, 9, 16

Summer concerts

The "Summer Sounds at Skansie" outdoor concerts present the David Correa Group Aug. 2, the Olson Bros. Aug. 9 and Sounds like Delores Aug. 16. Concerts are free and start at dusk; bring a blanket or chair. Sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, Harbor Hill and the city of Gig Harbor.

Aug. 4

Democrats meet

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

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Waterfront market

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

Aug. 4, 11, 18

Uptown concerts

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

Aug. 6

Car show

The Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show is along the waterfront in Gig Harbor.

10th anniversary

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary with the first Community Myxer at the Harbor History Museum. The event starts at 7 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music, followed by awards and presentations at 8 p.m. and then more music and dancing. Tickets are $50/person and available at or 514-6338.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

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.

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Aug. 13


The Galloping Gertie half-marathon invites the whole family to participate.

Aug. 20

Bluegrass festival

The renowned Olalla Bluegrass Festival with music, food, demonstrations and activities for the children takes place in Olalla.



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

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: "Historic Hotels and Resorts of the Key Peninsula." 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-plus are served at noon at KP Community Services; $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. 884-4440


Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

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


Aug. 3 & 17, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

Aug. 3 & 17, KP Veterans, 7 p.m., KP Lutheran Church; membership for veterans and military service members and families over 16 years; 509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aug. 5, 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.

Aug. 5 & 19, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station;

Aug. 8, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m., Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend; 884-9240

Aug. 10, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Aug. 11 & 25, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., district office

Aug. 11, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

Aug. 11, 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.

Aug. 15, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aug. 17, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

Aug. 17, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

Aug. 18, KP Citizens Against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station


Aug. 22, 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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