Sept. 4, 12, 19, 26
The bloodmobile is at Albertsons 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in the KP Civic Center Whitmore Room.
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
A prayer meeting is held at Grace Church in Home at 6 p.m. 884-4854
Sept. 12 and 19
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
“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
Pet neuter program
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
The KP Council meeting is held at 7 p.m. at the fire station in Key Center.
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. www.ecmurray.com or 548-3309
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.
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.
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
The Mustard Seed's Third Thursday Community Forum is 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. 884-9814
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
OFF THE KEY
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
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
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. Gigharboropentourstudio.org or 573-2858
The annual Donkey Creek Chum Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 8714 N. Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor. gigharborguide.com
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. Uptowngigharbor.com
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. raceforasoldier.org/register
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 almostcandid.net/photo-contest, or call 360-297-1347.
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. penmetparks.org
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.
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
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
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+ 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
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
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
Sept. 7 & 21, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721
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. 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; keypeninsulafire.org
Sept. 14, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station
Sept. 15, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station
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