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Sept. 1, 15 and 17

Tech help

Book a librarian for tech help 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 15 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 17. Get one-on-one help with computer problems, research assistance, downloading devices, etc. Call Key Center Library staff to sign up at 548-3309.


Sept. 4, 12, 19, 26


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


Sept. 8

Fuchsia group

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


Sept. 10

KPHS yard sale

The KP Historical Society yard sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shirley Olson’s, 9004 Key Peninsula Highway N., a short walk across the street from business parking areas. PLEASE do not park at Sound Credit Union until after 1 p.m. Donations for this fundraiser are welcome until Sept. 9. 225-3036

Family fun fest

KP Lutheran Church sponsors a family fun fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in McColley Hall. Admission is free for carnival games, dunk tank, vintage car exhibit and entertainment. Snack bar, live and silent auctions will be held to support community outreach programs. 884-3312


Sept. 12

Prayer meeting

A prayer meeting is held at Grace Church in Home at 6 p.m. 884-4854


Sept. 12 and 19

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 we work on our own projects, by hand or machine, which include quilting, embroidery, general sewing, knitting and crochet. Come for the whole time or drop in to work for as long as you want.


Sept. 12 and 26

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctor’s appointment with transportation provided; a “Dutch” lunch is included. 884-9265


Sept. 13

Free movie

“Roadmap to Apartheid” is a provocative, award-winning film that shows Palestinian daily life and how it compares with the lives of black South Africans during the apartheid era. It will be shown at 7 p.m. at Blend Wine Shop in Key Center. The film is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and a discussion will follow the film. Popcorn, snacks and no-host bar are available.


Sept. 13 and 28

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church on Sept. 13 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 28. Yarn donations are always needed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Virginia, 884-9619


Sept. 14

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.

Ashes meet

The Ashes support group for FD16 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 is held at 7 p.m. at the fire station in Key Center.

Sept. 15

Local author’s book

Key Center Library presents Gig Harbor author E.C. Murray introducing her book “A Long Way from Paris,” 7 to 8 p.m. The book is about carving out a life without heat, running water or a grasp of French as she faces the challenges of farm work in Southern France, reflects on her spirituality, and muses on the man she left behind. or 548-3309


Sept. 17

Alzheimer support

The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group meets 10:30 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month at The Mustard Seed Project in the Key Center Corral (9013 Key Peninsula Hwy. N, Suite D). This group provides a consistent, caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others on the unique journey of providing support to a person with memory loss. Contact Ray Steiner at 253-820-2213.

Sept. 18

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 a music stand and finger food to share; music and beverages are provided.

Sept. 20

Key Singers practice

Key Singers, a local community chorus, begins rehearsals for the Dec. 11 Christmas program. All voice ranges are welcome 7 to 8:30 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church sanctuary. 884-5615

Sept. 21

Community forum

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

Sept. 22

Farms on the KP

Meet and greet the farmers who will be hosts on the 2016 Key Peninsula Farm Tour and watch their documentary film at 7 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309


Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Sept. 7

Democrats meet

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

Sept. 16, 17 and 18

Open studio tour

The annual Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour visits local artists in their own studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 573-2858

Sept. 17

Chum festival

The annual Donkey Creek Chum Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 8714 N. Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor.

Sept. 24

Glass pumpkin patch

The Glass Pumpkin Patch is at Uptown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry is free to see glass pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.

Sept. 25

Race for a soldier

Run a half-marathon, a 5K or a kids’ fun run to raise funds to help soldiers working through the stress of a war.

Registration must be completed by midnight on Sept. 20.

Sept. 30

Photography contest

The deadline for the “AC Haunted Images Photographic Arts Competition” is Sept. 30. The contest is sponsored by Almost Candid Gallery and Frame Shop in Kingston celebrating the themes of fall, Halloween and seriously spooky fun. All photographers and graphic artists are invited to submit digital media by the deadline. There is no entry fee. Go to, or call 360-297-1347.

Oct. 1

Scarecrow festival

The Gig Harbor Scarecrow Festival is a free autumn celebration with animals, fun, food and vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park. A $2/child donation is required for some activities.

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 to 10:30 a.m. at KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 13, the Children’s Home Society and KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the KP Civic Center gym. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Visit the museum

The KP Historical Museum has displays of Historic Hotels and Resorts of the Key Peninsula. Free admission; monetary donations welcome. 888-3246

Writers meet
Lakebay Writers is a workshop for people who love stories. Share yours. Hear others. 1 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. Loren Aikins, 884-2785
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 - Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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


Sept. 6, 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.

Sept. 7 & 21, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

Sept. 7 & 21, 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.

Sept. 8, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., district office

Sept. 8, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

Sept. 8, 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.

Sept. 12, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

Sept. 13 & 27, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station;

Sept. 14, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Sept. 15, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Sept. 19, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sept. 21, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

Sept. 21/third Wednesday, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156


Sept. 26, 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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