Aug. 1-Aug. 19
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: continuingedtacoma.com/writeintheharbor
Aug. 3 & 10
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.
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 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.
The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in the KP Civic Center Whitmore Room.
Aug. 4, 18 & 27
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.
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
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.)
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
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 piercecountylibrary.org. 548-3309
Aug. 8 and 22
Aug. 9 & 24
Crochet or knit
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
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.
Preschoolers may learn about backyard birds from the Tacoma Nature Center at 1:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. 548-3309
Ages 8 to 18 use Lego Mindstorms 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at KC Library. Maximum is 25. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. 548-3309
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. Keypenparks.com
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
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.
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.
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
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.
OFF THE KEY
‘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
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
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.
26th Legislative District Democrats meet 7 to 9 p.m. at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Road, Port Orchard.
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
The Thursday Waterfront Farmers Market is 3 to 7 p.m. at Skansie Brothers Park.
Aug. 4, 11, 18
Uptown Gig Harbor hosts free weekly summer concerts (rain or shine) 6 to 8 p.m. under the pavilion. Uptowngigharbor.com
The Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show is along the waterfront in Gig Harbor. gigharborcruisers.com
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 communitymyxer.eventbrite.com or 514-6338.
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
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
The Sunday Uptown Farmers Market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4701 Pt. Fosdick Drive and is open rain or shine.
The Galloping Gertie half-marathon invites the whole family to participate. Galloping-gertie.com
The renowned Olalla Bluegrass Festival with music, food, demonstrations and activities for the children takes place in Olalla. Olallabluegrass.com
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.
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
The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-3931
The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. 778-6559
Wednesdays and Fridays
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
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
Families with young children enjoy summer stories 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309
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. 5 & 19, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org
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. 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