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FEBRUARY ‘17 KP News

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ONGOING TECH HELP

Did you receive a new smartphone, tablet or laptop as a gift? For first-time owners of these devices, getting started can be confusing and frustrating. A librarian will meet with you at the library to explain how your devices work, answer questions and point out handy functions. All you need to do is get a Pierce County Library card and make an appointment for a free, one-on-one session. Library customers can also book a librarian to learn about the library’s resources and how to use them. Go to getsmart.pcls.us or call 548-3309.

 

CONTEST FOR TEENS

Pierce County Libraries host an event for Pierce County students in grades 7 to 12 to show their creative talents in Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest. Teens may enter individually, or as a team, in one or all categories: short story, poetry, photography and drawing. Entry is free and forms are available at any Pierce County Library. For judging criteria and more information, see expressions.pcls.us.

FEB. 2

FUCHSIA SOCIETY

7 p.m. at Key Peninsula Civic Center. Peggy, 686-7904

FEB. 2, 9, 16, 23

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

FEB. 3, 10, 17, & 24

SKATE NIGHT

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

FEB. 4 & 18

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..

FEB. 6 & 13

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 with 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.

FEB. 6, 13, 20, 27

BLOODMOBILE

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

FEB. 7 & 21

SENIOR SHOPPING

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

FEB. 8

ASHES MEET

The Ashes support group for FD 16 meets 10:30 a.m. at the fire station in Key Center. 884-3771

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS DEADLINE

The Key Peninsula Lions Club requests nominations for the 33rd Annual Key Peninsula Citizens of the Year Award. Nominees should have given time, material, financial or other support voluntarily for the benefit of the KP. Send name, address, telephone number and a brief description of why the person deserves to be nominated to 1604 Von Geldern Cove Road KPN, Lakebay, WA 98349 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 8. For more info, call 884-3319 or 255-0657.

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.

FEB. 11

VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT

Local crafter Anna will help all ages (children under 6 with an adult) create a Valentine’s Day project at 2 p.m. at the KC Library. Registration is required: piercecountylibrary.org/calendar

FEB. 14 & 28

CROCHET OR KNIT

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

FEB. 18

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group meets 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Mustard Seed Project at the Crandall Center (formerly 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 a person with memory loss. Contact Ray Steiner, 253-820-2213.

BEE EDUCATION

Missy Anderson presents a lesson for adults on mason bees at 1 p.m. at the KC Library. Missy Anderson is the local bee expert in the Puget Sound. 548-3309

 

FEB. 21

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 bulls. nwspayneuter.org

 

FEB. 23

BOOK DISCUSSION

The Friends of the KC Library book discussion group tackles “Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman” by Robert Massie at 11 a.m. at the library. This book is an absorbing biography of the 18th century empress who worked to bring European culture to Russia while enjoying many scandal-free romances. Ask for a copy at the front desk. 548-3309

FEB. 24 and 25

KC LIBRARY BOOK SALE

The Friends of the KC Library hold their annual used book sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All benefits go to the library. 548-3309

OFF THE KEY

FEB. 1 THROUGH MARCH 29

Learn to Meditate

A visiting Buddhist monk will teach the joy of concentration and the power of contemplation. Anyone can benefit from these profound teachings. Classes will be held on alternating Saturdays: Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1, March 15 and March 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Natural Mystic Wellness Center, 1616 Bay Street, Port Orchard. Fee is $10. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.meditateinolympia.org or call 360-754-7787.

FEB. 2

DEMOCRATS MEET

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

FEB. 2, 9, 16 & 23

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

FEB. 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11

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

 

FEB. 7, 14, 21 & 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

FEB. 11

CONCERT & POTLUCK

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring Hillary Scott. 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

FEB. 23

DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY

Children ages 3-12 celebrate all things Seuss with games, crafts and books 2 to 3 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. This event requires registration. 548-3305

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

PLAY TO LEARN

Play to Learn, provided by Children’s Museum of Tacoma, is held Feb. 3, 6, 10, 13, 10 and 27 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

SENIOR EXERCISE

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

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, the local community choir, begins rehearsals Feb. 7 to prepare for an annual May concert. All voices are needed, no auditions necessary. If you like to sing and can carry a tune, you’re welcome. Annual dues of $10 help pay for rent, music and PHS scholarships. Meet at 7 p.m. in KP Lutheran Church sanctuary, 4213 Lackey Road, junction of Lackey and KP Highway. 884-5615

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME

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

SENIOR COMPUTER CLASS

Computer class for ages 55+ are held at 10 a.m. at the KP Community Services. This is an open forum directed by your questions and needs, which is great for beginners or moderate users.  884-4440

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS

KP MUSEUM OPEN

The Key Peninsula Historic Society museum reopens Feb. 4, 1 to 4 p.m., with a new exhibit titled “Then and Now,” with special focus on the Vaughn Library Hall. The museum, located at the KP Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn, contains artifacts, pictures and stories from the whole Key Peninsula and has free admission. A variety of books on local history are available to buy and each community has albums of information collected by the organization. 888-3246

WEDNESDAYS

READY, SET, GO FOR PRESCHOOLERS

The Children’s Home Society of Washington is sponsoring a free cooperative preschool class for 3- and 4-year-olds at KP Civic Center. Parents or caretakers participate with the children, playing learning games, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 884-5433

LAKEBAY WRITERS
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 & 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

FAMILY STORY TIME

Families with young children enjoy summer 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 10 a.m. to noon at the KC Library. 884-6455

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Feb. 1 & 15, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

Feb. 6, 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.

Feb. 6, 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.

Feb. 7, KP Historic Society Board, 11 a.m. at museum; 888-3246

Feb. 7, 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.


Feb. 8, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Feb. 9 & 23, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., District Office Library

Feb. 9, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

Feb. 9, 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.

Feb. 13, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m., Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

Feb. 14 & 28, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org

Feb/ 15, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

Feb. 15, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center, co.pierce.wa.us for agenda; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

Feb. 16, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

Feb. 20, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Feb. 27, 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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