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Community swim program

Easterseals Washington Camp Stand By Me, 17809 South Vaughn Road KPN, has recently completed all of the indoor swimming pool renovations and reopened. All sessions are by registration only, no drop-ins. Sign up by calling the office at 884-2722 or stop by between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (M-F).

Nov. 1

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.

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.

Nov. 1 and 15

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop at various stores. “Dutch” lunch. Transportation is provided. 884-4440

Nov. 2

Fuchsia group

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

Nov. 3, 10 and 17

Cat tales

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

Skate Night at the KP Civic Center is 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 884-3456

Nov. 5 and 15

Tech help

Meet with a librarian to receive personal help by registering for an appointment online at

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

Support group

The Lakebay Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Road KPN. Contact Kimberly at 253-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nov. 7, 14 and 21

Quilters meet

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

Nov. 8

Crochet or knit

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

Nov. 9

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 11 a.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Wendy, 332-4883

KP Council

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.

Nov. 12

Winter Warm-up

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 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

Holiday crafts

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

Nov. 14

Lego fun

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: Register four at a time. 548-3309

Nov. 17

Community forum

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

Book discussion

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

Nov. 19

Holiday bazaar
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).
All proceeds from the bazaar benefit the Evergreen students through the STEAM education program. Contact
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kim, 230-3052.

Alzheimer’s 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, 253-820-2213.

Kora music

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.

Nov. 20

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.

Nov. 21

Leaf art

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: Register six at a time.



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

Nov. 2

Democrats meet

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

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


Nov. 8 to Dec. 10

Play presented

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. or 851-7529


Nov. 12

Concert held

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.


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.



Weekly Events



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

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

Key Singers

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

Preschool playtime

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


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. 884-4440


Story time

Families with young children enjoy 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


Nov. 1, 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.

Nov. 2 & 16, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

Nov. 2 & 16, 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.

Nov. 8 & 22, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station;

Nov. 7, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. Discussion will be held about turning McNeil Island into a park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 10, 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.

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

Nov. 21, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nov. 28, 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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