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Community Calendar May 2017

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TECH HELP

Book a librarian to receive one-on-one help; register for an appointment online. Getsmart.pcls.us or 548-3309

MAY 1, 8, & 15

QUILTERS MEET

Key Peninsula Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at 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.

MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

BLOODMOBILE

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

MAY 2 & 16

SENIOR SHOPPING

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

MAY 4

FUCHSIA SOCIETY

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

MAY 4 and 18

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

MAY 5, 12, 19

SKATE NIGHT

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

MAY 6

COMMUNITY FAIR

The annual Livable Community Fair held at the KP Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy family fun and food, trout pond, master gardeners, bookmobile, touch-a-truck, KP Historical Society, Lakebay Fuchsia Society and much more. Free admission.

MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

The Key Peninsula Historic Society museum will hold a spring open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of activities for children and families, including making Mother’s Day cards, is planned with “Then and Now” as the theme. See before and after pictures of historic buildings around the peninsula. The main feature is the restoration of the Vaughn Library Hall, the oldest in the community and the only one still standing. 888-3246

LEARN ABOUT MEDICARE

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) share a 90 minute presentation and are available for questions about all things Medicare 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at 253-596-0918 or walk in.

MAY 6 & 20

SUPPORT GROUP

The Lakebay Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group meets 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Road KPN. Kimberly at 253-753-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MAY 9

GRAND OPENING

Celebrate the grand opening of the Key Peninsula community office with the office partners: Safe Streets, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Hope Recovery Center and the Key Peninsula Community Council. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon at the KC Corral. The celebration is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with food, information about services, music and neighborly mixing. 253-432-4948

MAY 9 & 23

CROCHET OR KNIT

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

MAY 10

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

 

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 meets 7 p.m. at the KC fire station and features a presentation from The Mustard Seed Project, including an update on the senior housing complex and other news. There will also be a Pierce County Code Enforcement update.

        

MAY 13

NATURAL YARD CARE WORKSHOPS

Learn how to fight weeds, build healthy soil, grow healthy vegetables and have a great looking lawn without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides from 10 a.m. to noon at the Longbranch Improvement Club, 4312 Key Peninsula Highway South.

 

MAY 15

EMERGENCY SHELTER MEETING

Key Peninsula Civic Center hosts a planning meeting to move forward on making the civic center an emergency shelter. Please bring your ideas to the VFW room at 7 p.m. Peggy Gablehouse. 253-686-7904

 

MAY 18

DOCUMENTARY SHOWN

The Key Center Library, in partnership with The Mustard Seed Project Senior Resource Center, screens the documentary “Being Mortal” at 10 a.m. followed by a discussion at the library. 548-3309

 

MAY 20

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 who are also on the unique journey of providing support to a person with memory loss. Ray Steiner, 253-820-2213

 

ASHES FUNDRAISER

Ashes holds its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser and silent auction for the benefit of the KP fire department and the community at the Key Center fire station 4 to 7 p.m. $5 for spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and pie.

 

MAY 21 

KEY SINGERS CONCERT

Let the Love Shine Through is the theme of the spring concert presented by the Key Singers at McColley Hall, KP Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Rd KPN at 3 p.m. Light refreshments included plus auction items. Tickets are $6 at the door. Food Bank offerings may also be donated.

MAY 22

EL SOMBRERO TAKE OVER

El Sombrero in Lakebay will donate 15 percent of their profits from 5 to 9 p.m. to Hope Recovery Center. Randy, 884-4154

MAY 25

BOOK DISCUSSION 

Friends of the Key Center Library discuss “The Light between Oceans” at 10 a.m. Ask for a copy of the book at the help desk. 548-3309

            MAY 27         

            COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 

A community garage sale to help folks with their spring cleaning will be sponsored by the KPCCA 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community members can reserve a space outside (no table) for $15/25 or an inside table for $20/30 to sell personal items. Can’t make it? Donate your treasures, collectibles, etc., to the KPCCA. Donations will be collected at the civic center May 13 and 20 from 8 a.m. to noon and May 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. No baby furniture or car seats, exercise equipment, electronics or clothing. Proceeds benefit the KP Civic Center. 884-3456 or online at www.kpciviccenter.org

MAY 27 & 29

RUMMAGE SALE

Lakebay Community Church holds its annual rummage sale Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11 Cornwall Rd KPS in Lakebay. Proceeds support the Mothers of Preschoolers Program. For donation drop-offs, call 884-3899.

 

OFF THE KEY

 

MAY 2

BOOK DISCUSSION

The Gig Harbor Literary Society will discuss “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin 6 p.m. at the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Gig Harbor Library; please bring food for a potluck. Adults RSVP at 858-6722 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 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

MAY 4

DEMOCRATS MEET

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

MAY 5, 6, 7

PLAY PRESENTED

Paradise Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor” 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

 

MAY 5, 12, 19 & 26

            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

MAY 6

FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK

This free event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. allows art enthusiasts to stroll through 9 local galleries featuring artist demonstrations and displays and refreshments. Pick up a passport at the first gallery and drop off at your last stop. Participants include Ebb Tide Gallery, Gallery Row, Water's Edge Gallery & Framery, Inc., Blackwater Trading Company, Sea Hags, MORSO, Maritime Jewelry, Dolly Mama Boutique and Harbor WildWatch. 514-0071

MAY 6, 13, 20, 27

GIG HARBOR FARMERS MARKET

The Peninsula Gardens, 5503 Wollochet Drive NW, hosts Gig Harbor Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. Fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked goods, food, handmade crafts, a kids tent, entertainment, advice from master gardeners and more. gigharborfarmersmarket.com 

MAY 9
SOCIAL SECURITY FACTS

Adults learn what they need to know about Social Security 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. This event is sponsored by Edward Jones Investments. 548-3305

MAY 13

CONCERT & POTLUCK

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring international folk singer Kelley McRae. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Potluck host is Nolan, 253-857-5650. Donation is $20. Olallahouse.org

            MOTHER & SON DANCE

Get dressed up and enjoy an evening of fun and games at Sehmel Homestead Park as a great Mother’s Day gift; cost is $30 per couple. Sandra, 858-7658

MAY 18

MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION PRACTICE

Adults get hands-on practice with Microsoft Office 2013, take a practice exam, and have questions answered by knowledgeable staff in preparation for Microsoft certification 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. One must be enrolled in the Microsoft Certification Program to participate. Register at 548-3305.

MAY 20

HOPE RECOVERY FREE BARN SALE

Hope Recovery Center sponsors a “take what you like and donate what you can” sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10345 Bethel Burley Road SE in Port Orchard. To volunteer, call Claudia, 884-2054.

 

SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

This adult PBS documentary examines the relationship between patients nearing the end of life and the doctors who serve them. “Being Mortal” is not about death; it’s about living a good life all the way to the end. 7 p.m. with a discussion following at the Gig Harbor Library. Sponsored by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources and Pierce County Community Connections. 548-3305

MAY 23

WEB SAFETY

Adults will gain a basic overview of Web safety and learn how to protect themselves from identity theft and online scams 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. Register at 548-3305.

            JUNE 1

            THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET

The Waterfront Farmers Market celebrates opening day 3 p.m. at Skansie Brothers Park. It will be open every Thursday through August.

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

PLAY TO LEARN

Play to Learn, provided by 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

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

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 10 a.m. and preschool science story time (2-5 years old) is 11 a.m. 548-3309

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME

The Children’s Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool and 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 per child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

SENIOR COMPUTER CLASS

Computer class for ages 55+, 10 a.m. at KP Community Services. This is an open forum directed by your questions and needs, 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 for free admission. A variety of books on local history are available to buy and each community has albums of information collected by the organization. Open 1 to 4 p.m. 888-3246

WEDNESDAYS

READY, SET, GO FOR PRESCHOOLERS

The Children’s Home Society of Washington sponsors 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 from 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. Key Center library from 1 to 4 p.m. 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 The Toastmasters also meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Key Center fire station. 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

SATURDAYS

WRITERS GUILD

The Writers Guild meets the first and third Saturday 10 a.m. to noon in the community offices, Suite D at the KC Corral. 884-6455

FAMILY STORY TIME (new day and time)

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS

May 1, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 1 & 15, KP Veterans, 7 p.m., KP Lutheran Church; membership for veterans and military service members and families with children over 16 yrs. 225-5130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 2, KP Historic Society Board, 11 a.m. in museum; 888-3246

May 2, 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.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, KP Youth Council, meets every Wednesday, 3 to 5:15 p.m., KC fire station;

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May 3 & 17, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

May 8, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

May 9 & 23, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org


May 10, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

May 11, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

May 11, 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.

May 13 & 27, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., district office

May 15, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 17, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

May 17, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; co.pierce.wa.us for agenda; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

May 18, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

May 22, KP Farm Council, 6:30 p.m., in the community offices, Suite D at the KC Corral: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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