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JANUARY ‘17 KP News

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Tech help

Meet with a librarian, on a day of your choosing, to receive personal help. Register for an appointment online at getsmart.pcls.us or call 548-3309.

 

Jan. 2

Snowflake making

All ages (children under 6 with an adult) celebrate winter with a variety of snowflake crafts 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Registration required: 50 maximum. Register four at a time. piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or 548-3309

Jan. 2, 9 and 30

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 for one’s 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 a while.


Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Bloodmobile

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

Jan. 3 and 20

Senior shopping

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

Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Cat Tales

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

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

Skate Night

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

Jan. 7 and 21

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 253-753-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jan. 9

Prayer meeting 

Grace Church holds a prayer meeting at 6 p.m. 884-4854

Jan. 10 and 24

Crochet or knit

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

Jan. 11

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.

Jan. 14

Mehndi madness

The Second Saturday event for all ages is the timeless art of henna painting at the KC Library at 2 p.m. Discover the fascinating body art of Mehndi. Decorate yourself with a beautiful, natural and temporary tattoo. Children under 6 must be with an adult. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. 548-3309

Jan. 21

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 at the Crandall House (formerly the Roadhouse 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. Contact Ray Steiner, 820-2213.

Astrology

Older teens and adults may discover how astrology can enhance their lives with KP resident Anne Marie Hahn at 2 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

Jan. 23

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 4 at a time: piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. 548-3309

 

Jan. 24

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. nwspayneuter.org

 

Jan. 26

Book discussion

Friends of the Key Center Library host a book discussion about “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey at 11 a.m. at the library. Ask for a copy of the book at the desk. 548-3309

 

 

 



OFF THE KEY

Jan. 2

Snowflake crafting

All ages (children under 6 with an adult) celebrate winter with a variety of snowflake crafts 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gig Harbor Library. Registration required. 548-3305

 

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Tobacco 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

Jan. 4

Democrats meet

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

 

Jan. 5 and 19

Chess Club

Children in grades K-8 learn how to play chess for 20 minutes, followed by 40 minutes of play at Gig Harbor Library from 6 to 7 p.m. 548-3305

Jan. 14

Concert and potluck

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring Farm Strong Bluegrass Country with Rick Meade. 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. Olallahouse.org

 

Jan. 19

Poet event

Longbranch poet and photographer Dale Goodvin will be reading and signing copies of his book, “Kansas Whispers and Midnight Blues,” as part of the free Tacoma Art Walk at 7 p.m. at the Metro Coffee Shop and Gallery on the UWT campus at 1901 Jefferson Avenue. The monthly art walk includes free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum, Glass Museum and History Museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 20 to 22 and 27 to 30

Play presented

Paradise Theatre presents “Wait Until Dark” 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

 

Jan. 20 to Feb. 28

Pierce County teen writing and art contest

Pierce County Library System invites students in grades 7 to 12 to show their creative talents in Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest. Teens may enter the contest, individually or as a team, in one or all four categories: poetry, short story, photography and drawing. The library system will publish all winning contest entries and award cash prizes. KPMS 7th-grader Bobbi Worden won first prize last year for her photo. Entry is free and forms will be available starting Jan. 20 at any Pierce County Library or at expressions.pcls.us.

 

Feb. 4

Early Learning Jamboree and Kindergarten Fair

Provides families an opportunity to learn about preschools, daycares, kindergarten programs and enrichment experiences available in the Gig Harbor area, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Gig Harbor. Attendees may join or use the YMCA facilities for free that day. Games, crafts and activities for children provided by participating schools and vendors. Contact: Kim Boynton at 253-219-0299 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Weekly Events

 

Mondays

Play to Learn

Play to Learn, provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 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.

Tuesdays

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 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 play time

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 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

Wednesdays

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
Thursdays
Toastmasters 

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

Fridays

Story time

Families with young children enjoy winter stories 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

Saturdays

Writers Guild

The Writers Guild meets the first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the KC Library. 884-6455

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Jan. 2, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. Discussion about turning McNeil Island into a park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan. 3, 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.

Jan. 4 & 18, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

Jan. 4 & 18, 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.

Jan. 9, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

Jan. 10 & 24, KP Fire Dept. commissioners meeting, 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org


Jan. 11, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Jan. 12, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., district office and Jan. 26 at Gig Harbor High School Library

Jan. 12, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

Jan. 12, 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.

Jan. 16, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan. 18, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

Jan. 18, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

Jan. 19, KP Citizens Against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

 

Jan. 23, 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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