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MARCH ‘17 KP NEWS

TECH HELP

Meet with a librarian to receive personal help; register for an appointment online at getsmart.pcls.us or call 548-3309.

 

MARCH 2

FUCHSIA SOCIETY

The Fuchsia Society meets 7 p.m. at KP Civic Center. Peggy, 686-7904

MARCH 2, 4, 9, 16, 23 & 30

CAT TALES

The Cat Tales 4H cat show is March 4 at the Key Peninsula Civics Center. The cage theme is “Heroes and Villains” and the entry fee is $18 with a limit of three cats per member and a fee of $2 per extra cat. Vet check starts at 9 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m. 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

MARCH 3, 10, 17 & 24

SKATE NIGHT

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

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

MARCH 6, 13 & 20

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.

MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27

BLOODMOBILE

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

MARCH 7 & 21

SENIOR SHOPPING

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

MARCH 8

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 11a.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.

MARCH 11

LUNCH WITH LOCAL AUTHOR

Local author Leslie Bratspis and local business Books and Antiques host a lunch with an author and antiques event 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the store located at 134th and KP Highway North. 253-851-0988

GARDENING AT THE LIBRARY

All ages learn how to make a garden in a mason jar 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Registration is required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Key Center Library.

MARCH 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

MARCH 15

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 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

MARCH 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. This group provides a consistent, caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others also on the unique journey of providing support to a person with memory loss. Ray Steiner, 253-820-2213

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER

The Key Peninsula Lions Club presents its 33rd annual Citizen of the Year award 6 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome to come celebrate the work performed on behalf of the KP community by all of the nominees. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Available at Cost Less Pharmacy, Sunnycrest Nursery and at the door.

MARCH 18

KPHS ANNUAL MEETING

Key Peninsula Historical Society holds its annual membership meeting beginning with lunch at noon in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center in Vaughn. Guest speaker will be Jonathan White from Peninsula Light Co. discussing “Then and Now,” the theme of this year's new museum display. Bring a dish to share and needed dishes. 888-3246

ST. PAT’S PARTY

Longbranch Improvement Club hosts “Suds and Spuds Family Style” 5 to 8 p.m. This family event features live entertainment, beer and root beer, baked potatoes with toppings, games for adults and children, and raffles. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families. 253-709-0400

MARCH 20

LEGO MINDSTORM

Children ages 8 to 18 build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorm kits 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Registration (four at a time) is required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. 548-3309

MARCH 23

LIVING ROOTS OF MUSIC

Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and instruments throughout history and performs music from the first to 21st centuries on a variety of historical instruments at the KC Library at 6 p.m. This event is for teens and adults. 548-3309

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Discover the 2017 Pierce County Reads title at the Key Center Library at 11 a.m. 548-3309

MARCH 27

CODING FOR KIDS

Children ages 8 to 13 learn basic Scratch coding and how to animate a game 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Registration is required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar, or call 548-3309.

OFF THE KEY

MARCH 1

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY           

Learn how to get out of debt, create a budget, make wise spending decisions, save for the future and more in nine easy-to-follow lessons. Every Wednesday for nine weeks starting March 1 in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital. Cost: $93. Childcare is not provided. Register online at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1036324.

MARCH 2

DEMOCRATS MEET

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

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24

SPANISH TALK TIME

Adults enjoy El Grupo Spanish talk time 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. Please join in a Spanish conversation. 548-3305

MARCH 3 to 25

PLAY PRESENTED

Paradise Theatre presents “West Side 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

MARCH 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

MARCH 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

MARCH 11

CONCERT & POTLUCK

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring Ira Wolf. 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 to $20. Olallahouse.org

MARCH 15

INTRO TO EXCEL

Adults learn how to get started with Excel and learn basics of using a spreadsheet 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. This event requires registration at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. Sponsored by Friends of the Gig Harbor Library. 548-3305

MARCH 21

IPAD BASICS FOR SENIORS

Adults over 50 learn about the iPad from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. Get to know your device with this class designed for new to mobile computing beginners. Please bring your iPad and Apple ID login information to class. 548-3305

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

PLAY TO LEARN

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

KEY SINGERS

Key Singers are rehearsing for a May concert. If you like to sing and can carry a tune, you’re welcome to join. 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+ at 10 a.m. at 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 features a new exhibit called “Then and Now” with special focus on the Vaughn Library Hall. The museum, located at the KP Civic Center, contains artifacts, pictures and stories from the whole Key Peninsula and admission is free. 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

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

March 6, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 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.

March 7, KP Historic Society Board, 11 a.m. in museum; 888-3246

March 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.


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

March 9 & 23, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., Harbor Ridge Middle School Library

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

March 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 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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