Pet neuter program
Pierce County Council on KP
The Pierce County Council will have its November meeting in District 7 at the KP Civic Center at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for KP citizens to address the county council directly. Each member of the council holds at least one in-district meeting per year in order to ensure meetings are more accessible to residents of Pierce County. www.co.pierce.wa.us
Nov. 1 and 15
Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop at various stores. “Dutch” lunch. Transportation is provided. 884-4440
The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in the KP Civic Center Whitmore Room.
Nov. 3, 10 and 17
Cat Tales holds its regular club meetings 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. 884-4182
Nov. 4, 11, 18
Skate Night at the KP Civic Center is 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 884-3456
Nov. 5 and 15
Meet with a librarian to receive personal help by registering for an appointment online at getsmart.pcls.us
or call 253-548-3309. Nov. 5 appointments are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 15 appointments are 2 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 and 19
Nov. 7, 14 and 21
Key Peninsula Quilters meets 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Brones Room at the Key Center Library.
This is an open group to work with others on one’s own projects, by hand or machine, including quilting, embroidery, general sewing, knitting and crocheting. Come for the whole time or drop in to work for a while.
Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28
The bloodmobile is at Albertsons 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 7 to Dec. 15
Toys for Tots
Donate unwrapped toys for children of all ages in the drop-off box at New Beginnings Real Estate in the Key Center Landing building, 15510 92nd St. KPN, Suite E. Drop-off times are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 514-0659
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 11 a.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Wendy, 332-4883
The KP Council meeting is held at 7 p.m. at the KC fire station. New directors will be elected for the 2017-2019 term.
The 9th annual Winter Warm-up Holiday Crafts Fair & Chili Competition is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at KP Civic Center. Registration is open for crafters and chili competitors at www.kpciviccenter.org or 884-3456.
KPHS open house
The KP Historical Museum holds an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. remembering Thanksgiving and harvest time celebrations by early settlers. Activities for children include making turkeys, carding wool and writing with a quill pen and ink. A variety of books and other gift items are available for sale. 888-3246
All ages may participate in the second Saturday event making holiday crafts at 2 p.m. at the KC Library.
All young children must be accompanied by an adult. 548-3309
Kids 8 to 18 build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorm kits 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Maximum of 25 allowed. Registration required: piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. Register four at a time. 548-3309
The Mustard Seed's Third Thursday Community Forum is 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. 884-9814
Friends of the Key Center Library sponsor a discussion of “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel at 11 a.m. at the KC Library. Ask for a copy of the book at the help desk. 548-3309
Evergreen Elementary, 1820 Key Peninsula Highway S, holds a holiday bazaar in the gym 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evergreen is accepting applications from vendors and crafters for spaces (8x8/$30) and limited tables ($5).
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, 253-820-2213.
Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, 2 p.m. at the KC Library. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own compositions.
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.
Ages 3 and up make fall art using leaves 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. All supplies are provided.
Maximum of 30 children allowed. Registration required: piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. Register six at a time.
OFF THE KEY
Nov. 1 to 18
Annual Holiday Sale
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Peninsula Guild’s annual holiday sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 6490 Kimball Drive, directly across the street from the Thrift Shop. Proceeds benefit the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. 857-2212
26th Legislative District Democrats meet 7 to 9 p.m. at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Rd, Port Orchard.
Volunteer mentor training
Communities In Schools of Peninsula will train mentors to work with the Peninsula School District AVID elective program students at the YMCA in Gig Harbor. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) prepares students for success in high school, college and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Call CISP at 884-5733.
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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
Nov. 8 to Dec. 10
Paradise Theatre presents “A Christmas Story” on weekends at 3114 Judson Street in Gig Harbor. Times are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Paradisetheatre.org or 851-7529
The Olalla Community Club, 12970 Olalla Valley Road, presents a concert featuring Scott Mickelson. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Potluck host is Nolan Pepperdine, 253-439-0078. Cost is $15-$20. Olallahouse.com
Nov. 26 & 27
Peninsula High School’s annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair featuring hundreds of craft vendors is Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Food Fair hosted by students of PHS is also open. Admission is $5.
Play to learn
Play to Learn, provided by Children’s Museum of Tacoma, is Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14 and 28 and Dec. 5 at 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. This is a free drop-in program for preschoolers under 6 and their adult caregivers.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
The S.A.I.L. senior exercise class meets 10 to 11 a.m. at KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn Perks at 884-4440.
Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at KP Community Services in Lakebay. 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
Key Singers rehearse Christmas music 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church, 3312 Lackey Rd KPN. All voice ranges welcome. Membership fee of $10 pays for rent, music and scholarships. 884-5615
Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Children’s Home Society/KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the KP Civic Center gym. Caregivers 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, as well as a display of local veterans and many artifacts. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free; 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. 884-4440
Families with young children enjoy 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
Nov. 2 & 16, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721
Nov. 8 & 22, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org
Nov. 9, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station
Nov. 10, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., Goodman Middle School Library
Nov. 10, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456
Nov. 14, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240
Nov. 16, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022
Nov. 16/third Wednesday, KP Advisory Commission hosts Councilman Derek Young, who will speak about setting priorities for the Pierce Co. budget, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156
Nov. 17, KP Citizens Against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station