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JUNE ‘17 KP NEWS Community Calendar

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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

JUNE 1 & 15

CAT TALES

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

JUNE 2, 9 & 16

SKATE NIGHT

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

JUNE 3 & 17

SUPPORT GROUP

The Lakebay Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group meets 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Road KPN. Kimberly, 753-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

           

JUNE 4

FREE CONCERT
The Peninsula Youth Orchestra's five orchestra levels will be performing at the Peninsula High School auditorium at 3 p.m. Come enjoy the talent of these musicians and learn about how you can become a part of supporting arts in our community.

JUNE 5 & 12

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.

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26

BLOODMOBILE

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

JUNE 6

FUCHSIA SOCIETY

The Fuchsia Society meets 7 p.m. at the KP Civic Center in the Whitmore Room. Next program will be on orchids. Peggy, 686-7904

JUNE 6 & 20

SENIOR SHOPPING

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

                  JUNE 8

            CONTAINER GARDENING

Join author Lisa Taylor in a free, family-friendly, hands-on container gardening workshop 7 p.m. at the KC Library. Participants will plant a small container to take home. Dress to get dirty. 548-3309

JUNE 10

FUCHSIA SOCIETY CLINIC

Bring your fuchsia to a clinic at the KP Civic Center on the front lawn or, if raining, in the picnic shelter between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Help with pinching, pruning, shaping, transplanting, fertilizing and any other questions. Fuchsias and other plants will be for sale. Peggy, 686-7904

JUNE 10 & 11

BUILD A PLAYGROUND FOR KP PARKS

Key Pen Parks is seeking help from the community with the installation of playground equipment for Gateway Park located at 10415 State Route 302. Volunteers over the age of 18 are needed to work a four-hour shift: 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Twenty-five volunteers per shift plus community members who can provide assistance making lunches. Contact Scott Gallacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 253-884-9240.

JUNE 13 & 27

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

JUNE 14

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. Christine Anderson, from the KPHS Museum, will share a brief history of the Key Peninsula.

JUNE 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 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

JUNE 17

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Lake Holiday holds the annual community garage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check office for map of garage sale locations. Call 884-2292 for information.

JUNE 18

SUNDAY JAM

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session at Longbranch Church, 16518 46th Street KPS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. for all acoustic instruments, ages and skill levels. Everyone is welcome to play, sing or simply listen. Bring music stand and finger food to share; music and beverages provided.

JUNE 22

KPCC EMERGENCY SHELTER MEETING

Be a part of the planning for the KP Civic Center to become a local warming shelter. Volunteers, ideas and grant writers needed. Come and enjoy the guest speakers. Please make a list of all the items you would pack for one day in an emergency bag and bring that list with you. Whitmore Room, 7 p.m.

            JUNE 24

            SUMMER READING KICKOFF

Children and adults learn about the summer read-a-thon 1 to 3 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Win prizes and earn coupons by reading. 548-3309

JUNE 26

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Children ages 8 to 18 build with Legos 2 to 3:30 at the KC Library. Register at Piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or 548-3309.

JUNE 28 TO JULY 4

FIREWORKS

The KP Civic Center sells fireworks in the parking lot of Buck’s Steak House and Sports Bar in Key Center. See ad in this paper for further information. 884-3456

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 23

            FREE SUMMER LUNCH

All children and their parents are invited to participate in the free summer lunch program Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m. at Key Peninsula Civic Center. For more information, call Food Backpacks 4 Kids, 857-7401.

JUNE 30

BEEHIVE JIVE

All ages are welcome to dance like bees with urban farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy

puppets with music and movement-filled adventure in a beehive 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library.

548-3309

OFF THE KEY

JUNE 1

DEMOCRATS MEET

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

            JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

            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.

           

            JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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, children’s tent, entertainment and advice from master gardeners and more. gigharborfarmersmarket.com 

JUNE 3

BURLEY FLEA MARKET

The Burley June Bug Flea Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Burley Community Hall and Grounds. The

fundraiser features vintage repurposed, recycled and handmade items and benefits Chew Dog Rescue, Harbor Hope Cat Rescue, Rabbit Haven and Sunrise Equine Rescue. Live music, delicious food, face painting and a raffle. Free parking at the Purdy Park & Ride and a free shuttle leaves every 15 minutes. Burleyjunebug.com

FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK

This free event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. allows art enthusiasts to stroll through nine local galleries featuring artist demonstrations, displays and refreshments. Pick up a passport at the first gallery and drop off at your last stop. Participating businesses 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

JUNE 6 & 21

                  3D PRINTING

Adults are introduced to 3D printing by learning about what it is and how it works. See a demo of the library’s 3D printers 2 to 4 p.m. June 6 or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Library. This event requires registration. Piercecountylibrary.org/calendar

JUNE 6, 13, 20, 27

SUPPORT GROUP

The Freedom From Tobacco Support Group meets Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital. The meetings are free. 223-7538

JUNE 6 TO 30

PLAY PRESENTED

Paradise Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” 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

 

JUNE 24

CONCERT & POTLUCK

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring northwest rooted singer-songwriter Allison Preisinger. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Potluck host is Nolan, 857-5650. Donation is $20. Olallahouse.org

            JUNE 27

                  SUMMER SOUNDS

Summer Sounds at Skansie kicks off the free outdoor concert season with The Dusty 45’s. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held rain or shine at the newly remodeled Skansie Brothers Park which has expanded restroom facilities and a second floor viewing plaza. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. It is suggested folks ride the Gig Harbor Trolley to the concert. All Gig Harbor parks are nonsmoking and alcohol free.

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

PLAY TO LEARN

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

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 (3-6 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/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

SENIOR COMPUTER CLASS

Computer class for ages 55+ 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 features a new exhibit titled “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. 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 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

FRIDAYS

KNITTING GROUP

The “Not Your Mother’s Fiber Station” knitting group meets 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Key Center fire station. All knitters are welcome.

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS

June 5, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 5 & 19, 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.

June 6, KP Historical Society board, 11 a.m. in museum; 888-3246

June 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.

June 7, 14, 21, 28, KP Youth Council, meets every Wednesday, 3 to 5:15 p.m., KC fire station;

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

June 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.

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

June 8 & 22, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., District Office

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

June 13 & 27, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org


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

June 15, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

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

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

June 21, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; co.pierce.wa.us for agenda; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

June 26, 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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