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Dec. 1 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. 884-2076

Dec. 1, 8 and 15

Cat tales

Cat Tales hold their regular club meetings 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. 884-4182

Dec. 2, 9 and 16

Skate night

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

Dec. 3

Santa breakfast

Have breakfast with Santa and enjoy crafts, etc., at the Key Center Fire Station. Advance tickets are $5 and are available at the fire station office or at Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating times are 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 3 and 20

Tech help

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

or call 548-3309. Dec. 3 appointments are 10 a.m. to noon; Dec. 20 appointments are 2 to 4 p.m.

Dec. 3 and 17

Support group

The Lakebay Depression and Bi-Polar 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..

Dec. 5, 12 and 19

Quilters meet

Key Peninsula Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Brones Room at the Key Center Library. This is an open group for personal 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 a while.

Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26


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

Dec. 6 and 20

Senior shopping

Seniors grocery shop at various stores with a “Dutch” lunch. Transportation is provided. 884-4440

Dec. 8

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle is 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.

Dec. 10

Gingerbread houses

All ages can make and decorate a gingerbread house from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Key Center Library. All supplies, while they last, are provided. Registration required. An adult must accompany young children.


Everything owls

Paul Bannick presents “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls” at 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. The Friends of the KC Library sponsor this program. 548-3309

Festive concert

The Bluegrass Minstrels present “Festive Christmas Revelry” at 6 p.m. in WayPoint Church Hall, 12719 134th Ave. KPN. Special guests for this free concert are Bowties and Berets. A one-piece art auction will be held for artist Tweed Meyer’s “Painting of the Revelry.” A $6 donation to benefit Hope Recovery Center is suggested.

Dec. 11

Key Singers’ concert

“Noel, Sing Noel” is a musical gift to the community from the Key Singers at 3 p.m. at McColley Hall, KP Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Road KPN. A variety of musical selections from traditional to contemporary and sacred to whimsical will be presented, with cabaret seating and light refreshments. Admission is free, but food and money donations for the KP Food Bank are welcomed.

Dec. 12

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

Dec. 14

Ashes meet

The Ashes support group for Fire District 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 7 p.m. at the KC fire station.

Dec. 17


“Random Acts of Caroling” departs Key Center at 10 a.m. for the annual community tour. All ages are welcome. Please contact The Mustard Seed Project at 884-9814 by Dec. 13 to sign up or suggest destinations.

Alzheimer’s support

The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group meets 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at The Mustard Seed Project, now at the Crandall Center (formerly Road House Restaurant). This group provides a consistent, caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on the unique journey of providing support to person with memory loss. Ray Steiner, 253-820-2213.

Holiday concert

Key Peninsula artist Tammy Jacobson presents a holiday concert at 2 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

Dec. 19

Lego fun

Kids 8 to 18 build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorm kits 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the KC Library. Maximum of 25 allowed. Registration required at Register 4 at a time. 548-3309

Dec. 24

Candlelight service

Grace Church holds a candlelight service at 4 p.m.

Dec. 26

Potter party

The KC Library hosts wizards and muggles of all ages at a Harry Potter Party 3 to 4 p.m. Play games, make crafts and get a sweet off the trolley. Costumes are encouraged. Registration required at Register 6 at a time. Limit of 100. 548-3309


Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 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

Dec. 3

Holiday Gallery

Come meet the artists and find a perfect holiday gift at a Pop Up Holiday Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jewelry, pottery, paintings and chocolate are just some of the handcrafted items available at 1950 Pottery Ave. (in the Atrium), Port Orchard. See samples of work at

Tree Lighting

Gig Harbor’s free annual tree lighting includes music, Santa’s arrival, fun and refreshments.

Dec. 7

Democrats meet

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

Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28

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


Dec. 9 to 11

Candlelight Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with historic downtown Gig Harbor merchants.


Dec. 10

Boat parade

Gig Harbor’s annual lighted boat parade can be viewed after dark from Skansie Park or along Harborview Drive.


Dec. 17

Concert held

The Olalla Community Club, 12970 Olalla Valley Road, Olalla, presents a holiday concert featuring the Steelhead Bluegrass Band, which plays traditional bluegrass and Chris Stapleton music. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Potluck host is Nolan, 253-857-5650. Cost is $15-$20.



Weekly Events



Play to learn

Play to Learn, provided by Children’s Museum of Tacoma, is held Dec. 5 from 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, 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

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


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 winter 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 12 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-6455


Dec. 5, 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.

Dec. 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.

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

Dec. 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.

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

Dec. 8, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., District Office

Dec. 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.

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

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

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

Dec. 15, KP Citizens Against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

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

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


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

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