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Connie Renz

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:20

JUNE ‘16 KP NEWS Calendar

June 1

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be 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

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ABE classes

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings. 460-2424

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older. Increase job skills, complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED or for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings. 460-2424

March 3

Fuchsia group

The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in the civic center Whitmore Room.

March 3 and 17

Cat tales

Children, ages 5 to 18 in 4-H, learn all about cats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. Dianna, 884-4182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 4, 11, 18, and 25

Skate night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 884-3456

March 5

Community input

Interviews of semifinalists for PSD Superintendent at an all-day open public meeting start at 8:30 a.m. at the district office boardroom. Comment cards are provided

Cat show

Cat Tales will be putting on its second 4-H Cat Show at the Key Peninsula Civic Center at 10 a.m. The 4-H

welcomes those who can sit and watch quietly without disturbing the cats. The show has several classes including Fitting and Showmanship, Type/Breed, Knowledge, Judging, Breed ID and Cage Decorating

Crafting class

Two Waters Art Alliance presents “Fall in Love with Spring” a greeting card-making class 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. Cost is $15. To reserve your kit email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 6, 13, and 29

Silver Cinema

The Mustard Seed Project presents the free Silver Cinema Series at 2 p.m. in the Brones Room of the KC Library. “Alive Inside” is shown March 6, “Cyber-Seniors” is shown March 13, and “Keep On Keepin’ On” is shown on March 20. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. 884-9814

March 7 and 21

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctor’s appointment with transportation provided; a “Dutch” lunch is included. 884-9265

March 7, 14, 21, and 28

Bloodmobile

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

March 8 and 23

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church on March 8 and 7 to 9 p.m. on March 23. Yarn donations are always needed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Virginia, 884-9619

March 9

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 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Francine, 569-1381

March 12

Second Saturday

People of all ages make a free felt four leaf clover pin or hair clip at 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Online registration is required. 548-3309

Crab feed

The annual Crab Feed at the KP Civic Center is 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Sunnycrest Nursery, Blend Wine Shop and KP Civic Center. Menu is fresh crab, spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. All proceeds benefit the civic center

March 14, 15 and 16

Community input

Questions and answers with individual finalists for Superintendent of PSD held at 6 p.m. at Henderson Bay High School, 8402 Skansie Avenue, Gig Harbor. Comment cards are provided

March 17

Community forum

This month’s forum features an update on The Mustard Seed Project's Senior Housing Plans at 10 a.m. at the KC Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. 884-9814

March 19

Pet treat hunt

Key Pen Parks will host the 8th Annual Pet Easter Treat Hunt 9 to 11 a.m. at Volunteer Park. This free family event brings a community of dog lovers for a time of fun and frolicking with their furry friends. There will be information booths, photos with the Easter Bunny, a costume contest, and, of course, a hunt for pooches for treats and prizes. Remember to bring a treat bag and a leash. 884-9240

March 20

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

March 21

Robots

Kids ages 8 to 18 build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorms 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or 548-3309. Maximum capacity for event is 25. This event

is sponsored by Friends of the KC Library.

Open house

The Key Center Library hosts an open house, for adults, 5 to 7 p.m. Share what you want from the library to make it the best for yourself and the community. Drop in for a few minutes and share your ideas. 548-3309

March 23

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the Key Peninsula 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 X 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 26

Presentation

“Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes” is presented by local actress and historian Tames Alan at 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. This program is suitable for families. 548-3309

March 28

Homeschoolers learn

Homeschoolers, ages 5-8, learn about human and animal skeletons through stories and hands-on activities from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Online registration required. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Key Center Library.  548-3309

March 31

Community gathers

Two Waters Arts Alliance host a gathering 6 to 8 p.m. at Blend in Key Center and invites adults to enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers and a conversation about engaging the arts in our community and what Two Waters Arts Alliance can do with your help. 

OFF THE KEY

March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Support Group

A 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 3

Democrats meet

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

March 4, 5 and 6

Play presented

“Nunsense” is presented at Paradise Theatre, now located on Judson Street in downtown Gig Harbor at former home of Rexall Drugs. Shows on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. 

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March 5

Expo held

The annual Gig Harbor Health & Safety Expo, hosted by Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One, provides a variety of free health screenings and safety information for residents of the Gig Harbor peninsulas at 10222 Bujacich Rd. NW.

Live Dive

Harbor WildWatch sponsors a “Pier into the Night Live Dive” at 7 and 8 p.m. at Skansie Park. See the night-time animals without getting wet, touch critters in the touch tanks, and watch a live video stream of SCUBA divers under Jerisich Dock. Flashlights and lifejackets are recommended. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Harborwildwatch.org

March 11 through 27

Play presented

“The Fantastics” is presented at Paradise Theatre, now located on Judson Street in downtown Gig Harbor at former home of Rexall Drugs. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. 

954-PLAY

March 13

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile is at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 3510 Rosedale St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 26

Spring egg hunt

PenMet Parks holds the annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt at Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123-78th Ave. NW, from noon to 2 p.m. The Spring Easter Egg Hunt runs throughout the event so every child is guaranteed a chance to find eggs and win a great prize. Egg hunts are divided into small age groups for children up to 5th grade. Families will have the chance to visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy other spring activities. Suggested donation is $2/child.

       

 

 

 

Weekly Events 

Mondays

Play to learn

In a partnership with Peninsula School District and the Tacoma Children’s Museum, “Play to Learn” has been added to children’s opportunities on Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the KP Civic Center Gym. Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents and others who nurture children ages six and under. Themed curriculum invites individual play, group activities, songs and a circle time for kids and adults. This is a drop-in program and no registration isrequired. 884-5433

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, 884-4440

Tuesdays

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. 548-3309

Key Singers

The community chorus of the Key Peninsula rehearses in the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church sanctuary. Their next concert is in May. Membership is $10 per year; no auditions required. If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join us. 884-5615

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440

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. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Visit the museum

The KP Historical Museum has a new display of Historic Hotels and Resorts of the Key Peninsula. The main focus is on the history of the Delano Hotel and Resort, but photos and stories of other places are included. New display cases in the VFW Room expand the area to show off the various artifacts and photos of the area. Free admission; monetary donations welcome. 888-3246

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-3931

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. Improve your speaking ability while having fun. 858-5761 or 548-3511

Seniors’ lunch

The Key Peninsula 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

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. 884-4440

Fridays

Story time

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. 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

KP Lions

March 2 and 16, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; 853-2721

Peninsula School District Board

March 10 and 24, 6 p.m. at Voyager Elementary gym on March 10 and at district office on March 24;

(253) 530-1002

Key Pen Parks

March 14, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park administrative office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

Artists’ Blend

March 7, 4 to 6 p.m. at Blend Wine Shop for any artist; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Veterans

March 7 and 21, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership is open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. (253) 509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

March 8 and 22, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center fire station; keypeninsulafire.org

Key Peninsula Council

March 9, 7 p.m. at Key Center Fire Station to discuss Grandparents’ Rights.” Kpcouncil.org, 884-6455

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

March 10, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; 884-3456

TWAA Board

March 10, 7 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

March 15, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org

KP Advisory Commission

March 16/3rd Wed., 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Citizens against Crime

March 17, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Democrats

March 21, 7 p.m. at Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Farm Council

March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Home fire station;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is looking for volunteer mentors for schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Minter Creek, Vaughn, KP Middle and Peninsula High. Volunteer opportunities vary by grade level and every volunteer receives training prior to working with youth. If you are interested in learning more about CISP programs, contact Laurel Shultz at 884-5733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings. 460-2424.

Feb. 1 and 15

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointment with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. 884-9265.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Bloodmobile

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

Feb. 3

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the Key Peninsula Civic Center 7 to 7:30 a.m. Appointments are required. Call 253-627-7729 X 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.

Feb. 3 and 17

Tech classes

Free tech classes, featuring Microsoft Word, are held 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the KC Library. Feb. 3 covers Microsoft- Formatting; Feb. 17 features Microsoft Excel-Formulas. 548-3309.

Feb. 4

Fuchsia group

The Fuchsia Club meets at 7 p.m. in  the KP Civic Centers Whitmore Room.

Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Cat tales

Children, ages 5 to 18 learn all about cats from in 4-H, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. Dianna, 884-4182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Skate night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 884-3456.

Feb. 9 and 24

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church on Feb. 9 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 24. Yarn donations are always needed. Virginia, 884-9619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feb. 10

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 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Francine, 569-1381.

Service held

Ash Wednesday service is held at 5 p.m. at Grace Church on McEwan Rd and KP Highway.

Feb. 13

Key Peninsula Barter hosts a barter fair 10 a.m. to noon at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, featuring a card-making activity with Anna Bradshaw.Bring homemade items to trade. Free and fun. Check out Facebook or call Alice Kinerk 884-2723.

Second Saturday

Make a Valentine card at 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. All materials are provided. 548-3309.

Feb. 21

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Feb. 18

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. 884-9814.

Feb. 22

Homeschool activity

Homeschoolers aged 5-8 learn about electricity through stories and hands-on activities 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Registration required; register four at a time. Maximum of 25 children allowed. 548-3309.

Feb. 26 and 27          

Book sale

The Friends of the Key Center Library hosts a used book sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of gently used books will be accepted until Feb. 24. 548-3309.

Feb. 29

Robots!

Kids ages 8 to 18 build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorms 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or 548-3309. Maximum capacity for event is 25.

OFF THE KEY

Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Support Group

A 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. 4

Democrats meet

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

 

Feb. 5 to 27

Play presented

Nunsence Book is presented at Paradise Theater on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. 954-PLAY.

 

Feb. 6

Live Dive

Harbor WildWatch sponsors a Pier into the Night Live Dive at 5 and 6 p.m. at Skansie Brothers Park. See the night-time animals without getting wet, touch critters in the touch tanks, watch a live video stream of SCUBA divers under Jerisich Dock. Flashlights and lifejackets are recommended. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Harborwildwatch.org.

Free concert

The Narrows Music Society's first 2016 concert for Harbor Winds will take place at 6: 30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Main Sanctuary, entrance D and E, 7700 Skansie Ave. A variety of music, directed by Eric Swanson, Director of Bands at Gig Harbor High School, will be presented. Admission is free; donations are welcomed and appreciated. Need sponsors. narrowsmusicsociety.org

 

Feb. 8

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile is at Kiwanis Club of Peninsula –– Gig Harbor, 4926 Point Fosdick Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Feb. 17

Gypsy moth eradication

The Washington  Department of Agriculture will be holding a public educational open house about their proposed treatment plan to eradicate the gypsy moth 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gig Harbor Civic Center community rooms. The open house will provide information about gypsy moths, the threat they pose to Washingtons environment, information about the proposed treatment zone at Gig Harbor and information on the product used to treat for gypsy moths and more. WSDA staff experts will be available to answer questions. WSDAs website at agr.wa.gov/gypsymoth.

 

Feb. 18 and 19

Driver class

An AARP Smart Driver Class is held 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for two days. This program is designed for the senior driver (50 and older), but any person can enroll, and will be presented with a certificate upon completing the (required) eight hours, but must meet the minimum age to be eligible for their insurance policy premium reduction. For registration and information, call Debra at 265-8508.

Feb. 20

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls, presented by Altrusa International, is an international project to fight hunger. They will be serving soup at Gig Harbor Boys and Girls Club, 8502 Skansie Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can help by sponsoring the event, contributing the soup or bread or supplies, creating pottery soup bowls or donating $30 for one week of lunches for a child. As many as 2,200 school-age children, who qualify for free or reduced lunches in Peninsula School District, are at risk of having no food support during the summer months. Altrusa and the Empty Bowls event raise funds to provide food scholarships through the Boys and Girls Club. altrusagigharbor.org

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Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, 884-4440.

Tuesdays

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. 548-3309.

Key Singers

The community chorus of the Key Peninsula begins rehearsals 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church sanctuary, junction of Lackey Rd and KP Highway. Next concert is in May. Membership is $10 per year, no auditions required. If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join us. 884-5615.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440.

Preschool play time

The Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433.

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Museum reopens

The KP Historical Museum opens with a new display of Historic Hotels and Resorts of the Key Peninsula.

The grand re-opening on Feb. 2 from 1-4 p.m. features tea and scones for visitors. The main focus is on the history of the Delano Hotel and Resort, but photos and stories of other places will be included. New display cases in the VFW Room expand the area to show off various artifacts and photos of the area. Free admission, monetary donations welcome. 888-3246.

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-3931.

Writers workshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. 778-6559.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional 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. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability. 858-5761 or 548-3511.

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. 884-4981.

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. 884-4440.

 

Fridays

Story time

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. 548-3309.

 

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS

ArtistsBlend

Feb. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. at Blend Wine shop for any artist; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Veterans

Feb. 1 and 15, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership is open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. 253-509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Lions

Feb. 3 and 17, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; 853-2721

Peninsula School District Board

Feb. 11 and 25, 6 p.m. at district office; 253-530-1002

Key Pen Parks

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

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Feb. 9 and 23, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center Fire Station; keypeninsulafire.org

Key Peninsula Council

Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Feb. 11, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; 884-3456

TWAA Board

Feb. 11, 7 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Democrats

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

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org

KP Advisory Commission

Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Citizens against Crime

Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Farm Council

 

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Home fire station;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is looking for volunteer mentors for schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Minter Creek, Vaughn, KP Middle and Peninsula High. Volunteer opportunities vary by grade level and every volunteer receives training prior to working with youth. If you are interested in learning more about CISP programs, call Laurel Shultz at 884-5733, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings.Call 460-2424 for more information.

Jan. 4 and 18

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointment with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. 884-9265

Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Bloodmobile

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

Jan. 6 and 20

Tech classes

Free tech classes, featuring Microsoft Word, are held 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the KC Library. January 6 covers formatting of tables, text boxes and photos; Jan. 20 features Beyond the Basics to create customized brochures. 548-3309

Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Cat tales

Children, ages 5 to 18 in 4-H, learn all about cats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. Contact Dianna at 884-4182 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29

Skate night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 884-3456.

Jan. 9

Second Saturday

Adventures in Entomophagy: Waiter, Theres NO Fly in My Soup!explores the next big revolution in foot-eating bugs. David G. Gordon, author and speaker shares his knowledge at 2 p.m. at the KC Library. Humanities Washington is funding this program. 548-3309.

Jan. 11

Sing-along

All ages enjoy a sing along with the characters from Frozenfrom 4 to 5 p.m. at the KC Library. Costumes are welcome. A snack and a craft are included. 548-3309.

Jan. 12 and 27

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church on Jan. 12 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 27. Yarn donations are always needed. Virginia, 884-9619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jan. 13

Ashes meet

The Ashes support group for FD16 meets 10:30 a.m. at the fire station in Key Center. 884-3771.

Garden club meets

The Bayshore Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Francine, 569-1381.

Jan. 17

Pro wrestling

NW Pro Wrestling will begin a show at noon in the KP Civic Center gym.

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Jan. 21

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. 884-9814.

Jan. 25

Robots!

Kids ages 8 to 18 build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorms from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or 548-3309.

Jan. 30

Tech help

One-on-one tech help is available at 10 a.m. at the KC Library. Bring questions and devices and get expert assistance. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or call 548-3309.

OFF THE KEY

Jan. 2

Live dive

Harbor WildWatch presents Pier into the Night with Live Dive at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Skansie Park (3207 Harborview Drive). Discover unique Puget Sound night-time animals without getting wet by watching a live video stream from SCUBA divers under Jerisich Dock. Touch tanks and underwater lights are also involved. Flashlights and life jackets are recommended. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Harborwildwatch.org.

Jan. 4

CPR/AED class

Thomas Bliss from Northwest Response offers a free class for CPR and AED from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 3177 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Mature children, 12 and older, and adults are welcome to attend. Participants will learn about sudden cardiac arrest and automated external defibrillators in this awareness class. This class is not for certification. Pre-registration is required at northwestresponse.com; select classes in January and pick Jan. 4 class.

Jan. 7

Democrats meet

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

Jan. 9 and 10

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile will be at Adventure of Faith Church in Port Orchard 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 9 and at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 10.

Weekly Events 

     

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, 884-4440

Tuesdays

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. 548-3309

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 15, the Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay for as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-3931

Writersworkshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. 778-6559

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional 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. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability. 858-5761 or 548-3511

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. 884-4981

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. 884-4440

Fridays

Story time

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. 548-3309

STEM

STEM at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library for preschool and kindergarten kids. STEM is for science, technology, engineering and math. 548-3309

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

Every other Saturday

O'Callahan's Irish Pub Blues Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. held on Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

ArtistsBlend

Jan. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. at Blend Wine shop for any artist; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Veterans

Jan. 4, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership is open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. 253-509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Lions

Jan. 6 and 20, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; 853-2721

Peninsula School District Board

Jan. 7, 6 p.m. at District Office; Jan. 21, 6 p.m. at Goodman Middle School Library; (253) 530-1002

Key Pen Parks

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Jan. 12 and 26, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center fire station; keypeninsulafire.org

Key Peninsula Council

Jan. 13, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Jan. 14, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; 884-3456

TWAA Board

Jan. 14, 7 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Democrats

Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Jan. 19, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org

KP Advisory Commission

Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; Toni Fairbanks, (253) 798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Citizens against Crime

Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Farm Council

Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Home fire station;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is looking for volunteer mentors for schools on the Key Peninsula; Evergreen, Minter Creek, Vaughn, KP Middle and Peninsula High. Volunteer opportunities vary by grade level and every volunteer receives training prior to working with youth. If you are interested in learning more about CISP programs, please call Laurel Shultz at 884-5733 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings.Call 460-2424 for more information.

Dec. 3 and 17

Tech help

Tech help is held 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the KC Library; Dec. 3 is email for beginners. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar, or call 548-3309.

Dec. 3, 10 and 17

Cat tales

Children, ages 5 to 18 in 4-H, learn all about cats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic. Contact Dianna at 884-4182 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dec. 4, 11 and 18

Skate night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 884-3456.

Dec. 5

Santa breakfast

Have breakfast with Santa at the Key Center Fire Station. There are three seating times. Tickets are $5 per person in advance, $10 at the door. Limited seating; tickets do sell out. Enjoy crafts, yummy food and time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More details and ticket information: keypenparks.com. Event sponsored by Key Center fire station and Key Pen Parks.

Holiday concert

Celtic singer Erin McNamee presents a holiday concert at 2 p.m. at the KC Library.

Dec. 6

Barter fair

Key Peninsula Barter holds the Holiday Barter Fair 2 to 4 p.m.Doors open at 2 and bartering begins around 2:30 at Lake Holiday Clubhouse,14926 Holiday Drive KPN. Contact Alice Kinerk 884-2723 for more information or join Key Peninsula Barter on Facebook.

Tree lighting

The annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa happens at the Key Center Corral beginning at dusk. This event is sponsored by the KP Business Association.

Dec. 7

Fundraiser

El Sombrero Night is held from 5 p.m. to closing. The De La Cruz family will donate a portion of the dinner proceeds to the KP Civic Center.  Support a local restaurant and the community.

Dec. 7 and 21

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to grocery shop and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointment with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included.  Call 884-9265.

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

Bloodmobile

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

Dec. 8

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church. Yarn donations are always needed. Call Virginia at 884-9619 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Dec. 9

Ashes meet

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

Garden club meets

The Bayshore Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Call Francine at 569-1381.

Dec 10

Christmas dinner

The board of the KP Civic Center Association invites the community to join their potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share.

Dec. 12

Gingerbread houses

Build a Gingerbread House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or call 548-3309.

Bluegrass music

The Bluegrass Minstrels present a Festive Christmas Revelry of music at 6 p.m. in the hall of the Lakebay Church, 11 Cornwall Rd. KPS, Lakebay. Suggested $5 donation benefits the Red Barn Youth Center. See bluegrassminstrels.com.

Dec. 13

Key concert

The annual Key Singers Christmas concert, our gift to the community,is held 3 p.m. at McColley Hall, KP Lutheran Church. A variety of music, from traditional to contemporary, sacred to whimsical (Fa-la-la), will be presented by the chorus, small groups and individuals in cabaret seating, with light refreshments. Food and money donations for the KP Food Bank gladly accepted.

Dec.16

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the Key Peninsula Civic Center 7 to 7:30 a.m. Appointments are required. Call 253-627-7729 X 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.Check with nwspayneuter.org.

Dec. 17

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. Call 884-9814.

Dec. 19

Crafting

Craft a Christmas card with Anna 2 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

Dec. 20

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Dec. 22

Robots!

Build and program a robotic vehicle using LEGO Mindstorms 2-4 p.m. at the KC Library. Register at

piercecountylibrary.org/calendar or call 548-3309.

Dec. 24

Candlelight service

Grace Church (corner of McEwan Road and KP Highway) holds a 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service.

OFF THE KEY

Dec. 3

Democrats meet

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

Dec. 4 through Dec. 12

Play presented

Paradise Theatre presents Scrooge, the MusicalFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 954-PLAY.

Dec. 5

Concert

Joyful Noise, a community choir, presents a free Christmas concert 3 p.m. at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave. in Gig Harbor. Songs of Jesusbirth and other joyous songs of the season, with narrations by Mary Buell are presented. Jean Kopta is choir director, Joyce Fischlin is pianist, and Pat Constantino is guest flutist.

Tree lighting

Gig Harbor lights the community tree accompanied by live music, refreshments and Santas arrival.

See gigharborguide.com.

Dec. 10 to 13

Harbor holiday

Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor is held by downtown merchants with music and special events. See ghhwa.org.

Dec. 12

Boat parade

The annual lighted boat parade circles the harbor after dusk. View from Skansie Brothers Park or along the waterfront. See gigharboryc.com.

Dec. 12, 15, 16 and 17

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile will be at Haggen Northwest Fresh, 4831 Pt. Fosdick Dr., 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, at Henderson Bay HS 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Peninsula HS 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, and at Kiwanis Club of Peninsula-Gig Harbor 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Weekly Events 

     

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, Call 884-4440.

Tuesdays

Key Singers Sing

The Key Singers rehearse at 7 p.m. for their annual Christmas program at KP Lutheran Church. Annual dues are $10 that covers costs of music, rental and scholarships. No auditions required. Call 884-5615.

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. Call 548-3309.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Call 884-4440.

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 15, the Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay for as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Call Tami, 884-5433.

Tuesdays and Saturdays

KP Museum closed

The KP Historical Museum will re-open in February with a new display on the Delano family. Books of local history by local authors and other gifts will then be available for purchase. 888-3246

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. Call 884-3931.

Writersworkshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. Call 778-6559.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional 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. Call 884-4440.

Thursdays

Toastmasters

The Toastmasters meet 8 to 9 a.m. at the KC Library. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability.  Call 858-5761 or 548-3511.

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. Call 884-4981.

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. Call 884-4440.

Fridays

Story time

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. Call 548-3309 for information.

STEM

STEM at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library for preschool and kindergarten kids. STEM is for science, technology, engineering and math. Call 548-3309.

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

Every other Saturday

O'Callahan's Irish Pub Blues Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. held on Dec. 5 and 19.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

KP Lionsdinner and program

Dec. 2 and 16, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; call 853-2721.

Peninsula School District Board

Dec. 3 and 17, 6 p.m. at Peninsula HS library

ArtistsBlend

Dec. 7, 4 to 6 p.m. at Blend Wine shop for any artist; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Veterans

Dec. 7, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership is open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. Check out 253-509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Dec. 8 and 22, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center Fire Station; see keypeninsulafire.org.

Key Peninsula Council

Dec. 9, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station.

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Dec. 10, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; call 884-3456.

TWAA Board

Dec. 10, 7 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Key Pen Parks

Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park administrative office; public is encouraged to attend.

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Dec. 15, dessert potluck, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; contact 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org.

KP Advisory Commission

Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; contact Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Citizens against Crime

Dec. 17, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station.

KP Democrats

Dec. 21, 7 p.m. at Home fire station; call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP Farm Council

Dec. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Home sire station;call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers Adult Basic Education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.  Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs!  Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings.Call 460-2424.

Nov. 2

Fundraiser

El Sombrero Night is held from 5 p.m. to closing. The De La Cruz family will donate a portion of the dinner proceeds to the KP Civic Center.  Support a local restaurant and the community.

Nov. 2 and 16

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to go grocery shopping and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointments with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. Call 884-9265.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Bloodmobile

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

Nov. 5

Fuchsia club meets

The Lakebay Fuchsia Society meets at 7 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. Call Gennie at 884-9744.

Nov. 5, 12 and 19

Cat tales

Children ages 5 to 18 in 4-H learn all about cats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic. Contact Dianna at 884-4182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nov. 5 and 19

Learn and improve computer skills with free technology classes at the Key Center Library.

Thursday, Nov. 5 –– Microsoft Word: Introduction 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 –– Microsoft  Excel: Introduction, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Skate Night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 884-3456.

Nov. 7

Crafts fair

The 8th annual free Winter Warm-up Holiday Crafts Fair & Chili Competition is held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KP Civic Center. Call 884-3456.

Friends of Bernie Sanders invite you to stop by the KP fire station 2 to 5 p.m. to decorate yard signs. All supplies included Cost $8 each or three for $20. Other items also available. For information call Chris Fitzgerald (253) 722-8080.

Museum open house

Early Communities Celebrate Christmasis the theme of the KP Historical Society free open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the KPCC Winter Warm-up.  There will be activity for children and gift items for sale. Call 888-3246.

Nov. 10

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets 1 to 3 p.m. at WayPoint Church. Yarn donations are always needed. Call Virginia at 884-9619 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Craft at library

Craft with Anna presents a DIY project: Veterans Memory Keeper 4 to 7 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Bring a photo and/or a story to preserve and drop in anytime. Call 253-548-3309.

Nov. 11

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the Key Peninsula Civic Center at 7 a.m. Call 253-627-7729 X217 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.Check with nwspayneuter.org.

Ashes meet

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

Garden club meets

The Bayshore Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Call Francine at 569-1381.

Nov. 15

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Nov. 19

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. Call 884-9814.

Nov. 21

Tech help

Adults may drop in for assistance by staff to help with tech-related problems. Bring devices to the KC Library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 548-3309 for more information or a one-on-one appointment.

Nov 28

Christmas bazaar

The annual KP Lutheran Church holiday bazaar begins 9:30 a.m. after a complimentary breakfast at 9 a.m.

Krum kaka, fattigman, Yule bread and other mouthwatering goodies, jams and jellies, handcrafted knit and crocheted items, kitchen towels, hot pads, lots of home décor, Christmas decorations, evergreen arrangements and artwork are all available at affordable prices.

OFF THE KEY

Nov. 5

Democrats meet

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

Nov. 6 and 7

Writing conference

Write in the Harboris held on the Gig Harbor campus of TCC on Friday 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at continuingedtacoma.com/write-in-the-harbor. Call Janine at (253) 460-2357.

Nov. 7

Fall concert

The Narrows Music Society's fall concert for Harbor Winds will be held at 3 p.m. at Harbor Ridge Middle

School. Admission is free; donations are welcomed and appreciated. Visit narrowsmusicsociety.org.

Nov. 7, 8 and 28

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile will be at Adventure of Faith Church, 4705 Jackson Ave. SE, Port Orchard, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 7 and at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Gig Harbor, noon to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 8. It will be at HCC Road Trip, 8502 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 28.

Nov. 20 through Dec. 12

Play presented

Paradise Theatre presents Scrooge, the MusicalFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 954-PLAY.

Nov. 21

Salmon tours

Free Salmon Tours presented by Harbor WildWatch are held at 9 and 10 a.m. beginning at Austin Estuary and ending at Donkey Creek Park along the creek. Learn all about salmon's life cycle and their cultural and ecological significance while viewing spawning salmon. These tours are for all ages.

Nov. 26

Turkey trot

The annual Harbor Chiropractic Turkey Trot 5K and 10K Run will benefit the FISH and Bischoff food banks, Backpacks 4 Kids, and local high school scholarships. Holmeschiropractic.net

Nov. 28 and 29

Winterfest

The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair with hundreds of craft vendors is held at Peninsula High School. Call 530-4400.

Dec 5

Free concert

Joyful Noise, a community choir, presents a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave. in Gig Harbor.

Weekly Events 

     

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, Call 884-4440.

Tuesdays

Key Singers Sing

The Key Singers rehearse at 7 p.m. for their annual Christmas program at KP Lutheran Church. Annual dues of $10 covers costs of music, rental and scholarships. No auditions required. Call 884-5615.

Story Times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. Call 548-3309.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Call 884-4440.

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 15, the Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay for as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Call Tami, 884-5433.

Tuesdays and Saturdays

KP Museum

The Key Peninsula Historical Society features The Story of the Key Peninsula: Its Past Its People Its Places1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. No charge, although monetary donations are appreciated. The museum will be closed December and January, opening with a new major display in February.

Visit facebook.com/kphistoricalsociety or keypeninsulamuseum.org orcall 888-3246.

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. Call 884-3931.

Writersworkshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. Call 778-6559.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional 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. Call 884-4440.

Thursdays

Toastmasters

The Toastmasters meet 8 to 9 a.m. at the KC Library. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability.  Call 858-5761 or 548-3511.

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. Call 884-4981.

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. Call 884-4440.

Fridays

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. Call 548-3309 for information.

STEM at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library for preschool and kindergarten kids. STEM is for science, technology, engineering and math. Call 548-3309.

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

Lakebay Jam with 302

Lakebay Jam with 302 is 6:30 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, at the Lakebay Marina. Call ahead at 884-3350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Every other Saturday

O'Callahan's Irish Pub Blues Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. held on Nov. 7 and 21.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

ArtistsBlend

Nov. 2, 4 to 6 p.m. at Blend Wine shop for any artist; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Veterans

Nov. 2 and 15, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. Call (253) 509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Lions dinner and program

Nov. 4 and 18, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; call 853-2721.

Key Pen Parks

Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park administrative office; public is encouraged to attend.

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Nov. 10 and 24, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center fire station; visit keypeninsulafire.org.

Key Peninsula Council

Nov. 11, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

Peninsula School District Board

Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at Peninsula HS library.

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Nov. 12, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; call 884-3456.

TWAA Board

Nov. 12, 7 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Democrats

Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at Home Fire Station; call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Nov. 17, potluck, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; contact 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org

KP Advisory Commission

Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; contact Toni Fairbanks, (253) 798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Citizens against Crime

Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Farm Council

Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Home fire station;call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.  Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings.Call 460-2424 for more information.

Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29

Cat tales

Children, ages 5 to 18, in 4-H learn all about cats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the VFW Room at the KP Civic Center. Contact Dianna at 884-4182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Oct. 8 meeting is informal and open to the public.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Skate night

Skate Night is held at the KP Civic Center 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 884-3456.

Oct. 3

Farm tour

Fire up the day with a pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Key Center fire station, map your route on the back of the KP News, and enjoy a day of free family fun activities and sights on the annual KP Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit kpfarmtour.com.

Oct. 5 and 19

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to go grocery shopping and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointments with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. Call 884-9265.

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Bloodmobile

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

Oct. 6

KP candidates forum

The annual Candidates Forum will feature the November races for Key Peninsula School, Fire and Parks commissioners and the Charter Review Commission candidates for Pierce County District 7. The forum is a collaborative presentation of the Key Pen Business Association, KP Community Council, KP Civic Center and KP News. Panel discussion is 7 to 9 p.m. in the Whitmore Room of the Civic Center. Call 884-3456.

Oct. 10

Library activity

Second Saturday at the library is creating colorful tiles with alcoholic ink 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the KC Library.

Registration is required at piercecountylibrary.org or 548-3309.

Oct. 13 and 28

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets Oct. 13 at 1 to 3 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 7 to 9 p.m. at WayPoint Church. Yarn donations are always needed. Call Virginia at 884-9619 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oct. 14

Pet neuter program

The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center animal shuttle will be at the Key Peninsula Civic Center at 7 a.m. Call (253) 627-7729 X217 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.Check with nwspayneuter.org.

Ashes meet

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

Garden club meets

The Bayshore Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Call Francine at 569-1381.

Oct. 15

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement. Call 884-9814.

Oct. 15 and 29

Web design

Adults may work on web design: Intro to HTML 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the KC Library. Learn the basics and gain skills of HTML using Treehouse. Make sure to bring your Pierce County Library card number and your Apple ID or Google account logins. Call 548-3309 for information.

Oct. 17

Barter fair

KP Barter is at the Lake Holiday Clubhouse from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free. Please contact Alice at 884-2723 or check out theKey Peninsula Barter Facebook group.

Flu shots

Adult flu shots are available to KP residents 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Key Medical Center, 15610- 89th St. Ct KP N,Key Center. Medicare generally covers these shots; adults without insurance may get one for a donation to the nonprofit Key Peninsula Health Center. Call 884-9221 for more information.

Oct. 18

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Oct. 19

Fundraiser

El Sombrero Night is held from 5 p.m. to closing. The De La Cruz family will donate a portion of the dinner proceeds to the KP Civic Center.  Support a local restaurant and the community.

Oct. 21

Flu shots

Adult flu shots are available at the senior luncheon at Key Peninsula Community Service Center, 17015 9th St, KP N. Please bring your Medicare card if you are not a regular patient at the Key Medical Center. Call 884-9221 for more information.

Oct. 22

Tech help

Adults may drop in for assistance by staff to help with tech-related problems. Bring devices to the KC Library 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call 548-3309 for more information.

Oct. 23 and 24

Book sale

The KC Library hosts a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 548-3309 for information.

Oct. 22

Tech help

Adults may drop in for assistance by staff to help with tech-related problems. Bring devices to the KC Library 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call 548-3309 for more information.

Oct. 24

Blues Fest     

The Blues & Brews Fest, featuring the Dean Reichert Band, is at the KP Civic Center with the doors open at 7 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door; brews, brats and dinner are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the KPCC. Tickets are available at Sunnycrest Nursery, Blend Wine Shop, KP Civic Center or bluesandbrewsfest.bpt.me.

OFF THE KEY

Oct. 1

Democrats meet

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

Oct. 2 through 10

Play presented

Paradise Theatre presents Into the WoodsFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 954-PLAY.

Oct. 3

Scarecrow festival

The annual Scarecrow Festival is held at Sehmel Homestead Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival has live music and entertainment, hay maze and hay rides, farm animals, camel and pony rides, carnival games, food and fair treat vendors. See penmetparks.org for a scarecrow contest form.

Oct. 8

Art walk

The Gig Harbor Art Walk is 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Visit gigharborguide.com.

Oct. 10

Gardening talk

A free talk about propagation by Master Gardener Kerrie Wilson is at 1 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park in the pavilion or demonstration garden. Learn to multiply plants with simple techniques. This program is sponsored by Pierce County Master Gardeners.

Emergency preparedness fair

Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting preparedness, is hosting a free preparedness fair sponsored by Peninsula Light Co., Puget Power and Chapel Presbyterian Hill Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 7700 Skansie Avenue in Gig Harbor.

Oct. 10 and 15

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile will be at Haggen Northwest Fresh Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at Kiwanis Club of Peninsula-Gig Harbor noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Oct. 15, 16, 17 and 18

Film festival

The Gig Harbor Film Festival features independent films at the Galaxy Theatre. Visit gigharborfilmfestival.com.

Oct 24

Jamieson performs

Reid Jamiesons performance at 7 p.m. at the Olalla Community Club features his new music Presley Sessions Revisited.

Oct. 31

Uptown events

Trick or treat Uptown merchants. Visit uptowngibharbor.com for more information.

Harbor Halloween

Trick or treat in the downtown corridor. Visit ghhwa.org for more information.

Weekly Events 

     

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, Call 884-4440.

Tuesdays

Key Singers sing

The Key Singers rehearse at 7 p.m. for their annual Christmas program at KP Lutheran Church. Annual dues are $10 which covers costs of music, rental and scholarships. No auditions required. Call 884-5615.

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. Call 548-3309.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Call 884-4440.

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 15, the Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Care-givers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay for as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Call Tami, 884-5433.

Tuesdays and Saturdays

KP Museum

The Key Peninsula Historical Society features The Story of the Key Peninsula: Its Past Its People Its Places 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. No charge, although monetary donations are appreciated. Visit facebook.com/KPHistoricalSociety or keypeninsulamuseum.org orcall 888-3246.

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the KC Library. Call 884-3931.

Writers workshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn. Call 778-6559.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional 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. Call 884-4440.

Thursdays

Toastmasters

The Toastmasters meet 8 to 9 a.m. at the KC Library. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability.  Call 858-5761 or 548-3511.

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. Call 884-4981.

Bingo

Free Bingo 7 to 9 p.m. at the KP Community Services in Home. Call 884-4440.

Fridays

Families with young children enjoy art activities, stories, singing and finger plays at the KC Library 11 to 11:30 a.m. Call 548-3309 for information.

STEM at 2:30 p.m. at the KC Library for preschool and kindergarten kids. STEM is for science, technology, engineering and math. Call 548-3309.

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

Lakebay Jam with 302

Lakebay Jam with 302 is 6:30 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, at the Lakebay Marina. Call ahead at 884-3350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Every other Saturday

O'Callahan's Irish Pub Blues Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. held on Oct. 10 and 24.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

KP Veterans

Oct. 5 and 19, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. Check out 253-509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Lions dinner and program

Oct. 7 and 21, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; call 853-2721.

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Oct. 8, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KPCC; call 884-3456.

Peninsula School District Board

Oct. 8 and 22, 6 p.m. at Vaughn Elementary School. gym and at district office on Oct. 22.

Key Pen Parks

Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park administrative office; public is encouraged to attend.

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Oct. 13 and 27, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center fire station; see keypeninsulafire.org.

Key Peninsula Council

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; Karen Meyer from Tacoma Pierce County Health Department discusses their KP community health needs assessment, which is used by both CHI Franciscan andMultiCare.

KP Citizens against Crime

Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Democrats

Oct. 19, 7 p.m. at Home Fire Station; call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Oct. 20, dessert potluck, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; contact 884-6022 or longbranchimprovementclub.org.

KP Advisory Commission

Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC; contact Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KP Farm Council

Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Home fire station;call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ABE classes

Tacoma Community College offers Adult Basic Education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older.  Complete a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, increase job skills, or prepare for college or vocational programs. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings.Call 460-2424 for more information.

Sept. 1 to 22

Director position

The KP healthy community initiative has been awarded a $150,000 Milgard grant primarily to fund the salary and benefits for a one year, full-time, executive director. The grant will also fund the costs of first year increases in direct services to health and wellness, transportation and hunger for high-need residents.

The director must have experience in community engagement and partnerships, program/service development, leadership, project and budget management, evaluation and reporting, and fund development.

Job description and application information on-line: kpcouncil.com.

Sept. 1 to Oct. 1

Directors needed

Six director positions are open on the Key Peninsula Community Council. Applications are at kpcouncil.com, call 884-2877 or see KPC ad in this issue.

Sept. 3 to Oct. 1

Job track

Adults may work with Forward TRACK-Job TRACK: Tech Readiness and Career Kickstart every Thursday at 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Gain skills in basic web development and get to the next level with your job. Learn online at home (5-7 hours of homework/week) and get help from library staff in class. Check out a Chromebook as your textbook. Registration is required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat. Class space is limited.

Sept. 4

Movie shown

Key Pen Parks Cinema Under  the Stars showing of Mary Poppins, originally cancelled on Aug. 14 due to thundershowers, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 4. Pre-movie activities will be at 7:30 p.m. with the movie showing at dusk.

Sept. 5

Benefit concert

The Friends of PCFD 16 host a free performance by Pugetbrass from 4 to 6 p.m. at ½ mile south of Vaugh Bay/east side of Case Inlet. Donations will go toward purchase of defibrillators. Access is by boat only; bring your own drinks and food. Send donations to PO Box 536, Vaughn, WA 98394 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dance held

The Longbranch Improvement Club hosts the annual Labor Day Dance featuring the popular Fingertips.The doors open at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are available at the Blend Wine Shop, Sunnycrest Nursery and the Longbranch Marina for $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door.

 

Sept. 7 and 21

Senior shopping

Seniors have an opportunity to go grocery shopping and attend any scheduled Gig Harbor doctors appointments with transportation provided; a Dutchlunch is included. 884-9265.

Sept. 8, 14, 21, and 28

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile is at Albertsons 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and on Mondays the rest of the month.

Sept. 8 and 23

Crochet or knit

The Loving Hearts group knits and crochets for charities and meets Sept. 8 at 1 to 3 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 7 to 9 p.m. at Way Point Church, 12719 134th Ave KPN. Yarn donations are always needed. Virginia, 884-9619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sept. 9

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 1 p.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Francine, 569-1381.

Sept. 10

Open house

The KP Toastmasters host an Open House called Laugh Out Loud at 7 p.m. at the KC Library. Gain confidence and learn new skills. 858-5761 or (206) 409-7890.

Sept. 12

Mega reunion

The first dozen classes of Peninsula High School hold their annual Mega Reunionat Gig Harbor Eagles, 4425 Burnham Dr., starting at 6 p.m. No food is served,no cover charge, donations offeredfor the use of the facility will be appreciated. 858-6901.

Sept. 14

Youth groups begin

Lakebay Community Churchs youth groups fall activities are every Monday from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

All youth in middle School and high school are invited to join for games, music and activities. The fall theme is SHIFTING our lives to live better for Christ. Lakebay Community Church is at 11 Cornwall Road KP S. Gene, (253) 355-8635.

Sept. 17

Community forum

The Mustard Seeds Third Thursday Community Forum meets at 10 a.m. at the Key Center Library. Transportation is available by prior arrangement 884-9814.

Sept. 19

Wrestling

NW Pro Wrestling presents wrestling 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the gym of the KP Civic Center. Admission is free and the show starts at 7 p.m.  facebook.com/NWPWrestling.

Sept. 20

Sunday bluegrass jam

Bluegrass Gospel Jam session is held 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 are provided.

Sept. 22

KP farmers

Meet the farmers participating in the KP Farm Tour at 7 p.m. at the KC Library. 884-9157.

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Sept 26

Written history a la mode

The KP Historical Society hosts sales and readings of local author Colleen Slaters new book, Peninsula Pioneers,from 2-4 p.m. in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. Music and ice creamare included. The museum will be open before and after the program. 884-3246.

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Sept. 29          

The Mustard Seed Project invites all interested to meet at Blend 4 to 6:30 p.m with the project managers and architectural team as they begin concept design work on the senior housing project. Learn more about the project and give input to the team about what people living on the Key Peninsula want and need as they consider aging in the community.

OFF THE KEY

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Waterfront market

The Waterfront Farmers Market at Skansie Brothers Park is on Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. Join Harbor WildWatch for live animal touch tanks by the market.

Sept. 3

Democrats meet

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

Sept. 5

Run

The Galloping Gertie Run is held on the Narrows Bridge beginning at 8 a.m. Go to overthenarrows.com for information and registration.

Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26          

Classic boat rentals

Rent a classic boat at the Gig Harbor Boat Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Prices vary. Gigharborboatshop.org or 857-9344.

Sept. 10

Art walk

The Gig Harbor Art Walk is 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Gigharborguide.com.

Sept. 12, 13 and 29

Bloodmobile

The bloodmobile visits Adventure Faith Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 12, St. Nicholas Catholic Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 and Peninsula Light Company 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 29. Please donate to save lives.

September 18 to 20

Open studio tour

A free, self-guided tour of Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor area private artists studios rarely open to the public is held. Peninsula artists Gail Kelly,Brad Stave and Taylor Reed are participating this year. For detailed information visit gigharboropenstudiotour.org or pick up a brochure with a map at various peninsula businesses and the library.

Sept. 18 to 27

Play presented

Paradise Theatre presents Into the WoodsFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  (253) 954-PLAY.

Sept. 19

Chum festival

The Donkey Creek Chum Festival begins at noon at Donkey Creek Park. Gigharborguide.com.

Sept 26

Glass pumpkins

Enjoy an array at the Glass Pumpkin Patch at Uptown in Gig Harbor. uptowngigharbor.com

Sept.27

Marathon for soldiers

The annual Race for a Soldier marathon begins at noon. Register at raceforasoldier.com

Weekly Events 

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Senior exercise class

The S.A.I.L. program, taught by Marilyn Perks, meets 10 to 11 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. Participants must register with Marilyn, 884-4440.

Tuesdays

Key Singers Sing

Beginning Sept. 15, the Key Singers rehearse at 7 p.m. for their annual Christmas program at KP Lutheran Church. Annual dues are $10 whichhelp cover costs of music, rental and scholarships. No auditions required. 884-5615

Story times

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks, and do arts and crafts at the Key Center 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 11a.m. Story times sponsored by the Friends of the Key Center Library. 548-3309

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior tai chi

Senior tai chi meets 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at the KP Community Services in Lakebay. 884-4440

Preschool play time

Beginning Sept. 15, the Childrens Home Society KP Family Resource Center offers a preschool/toddler indoor park program 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the KP Civic Center. Caregivers must stay with child. Drop-ins are welcome; stay for as long as you wish. A $1/child donation is suggested. Tami, 884-5433

Tuesdays and Saturdays

KP Museum

The Key Peninsula Historical Society: The Story of the Key Peninsula: Its Past Its People Its Places.Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. No charge, although monetary donations are appreciated. facebook.com/KPHistoricalSociety or keypeninsulamuseum.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 888-3246

Wednesdays

Writers meet

The Lakebay Writers meet 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Key Center Library. 884-3931

Writers workshop

The Watermark Writers present a free writers workshop 5 to 8 p.m. in Vaughn.  (253) 778-6559

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior meals

Nutritional meals for ages 60+ are served at noon at the 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 Key Center Library. Join the fun and improve your speaking ability. 858-5761 or (253) 548-3511

Seniorslunch

The Key Peninsula Senior Society meets at 11 a.m. for a potluck, fellowship and games in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center. All are welcome. 884-4981

Bingo

Free Bingo at the KP Community Services in Home 7 to 9 p.m. 884-4440

 

Fridays

STEM at 2:30 p.m. at the Key Center Library for preschool and kindergarten kids. STEM is for science, technology, engineering and math. 548-3309

 

Saturdays

WritersGuild

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

Lakebay Jam with 302

Lakebay Jam with 302 is 6:30 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, at the Lakebay Marina. Call ahead at 884-3350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Every other Saturday

O'Callahan's Irish Pub Blues Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. held on Sept. 12 and 26.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

KP Lions dinner and program

Sept. 2 and 16, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; 853-2721

KP Veterans

Sept. 7 and 21, 7 p.m. at KP Lutheran Church; membership open to veterans and military service members and families over 16. 253-509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key Peninsula Fire Dept.

Sept. 8 and 22, 5 p.m. in meeting room, Key Center fire station; keypeninsulafire.org

Key Peninsula Council

Sept. 9, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station; Karen Meyer from Tacoma Pierce County Health Department discusses the KP community health needs assessment, which is used by both CHI Franciscan andMultiCare.

Peninsula School District Board

Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at district office

KP Civic Center Assn. Board

Sept. 10, 7 p.m. meeting in Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

Key Pen Parks

Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park administrative office; public is encouraged to attend

KP Advisory Commission

Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. in VFW Room of KPCC. Hear a report on special needs transportation funding on the KP as provided in Ordinance 2015-24. Funding proposals by the public will be accepted. Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KP LUAC (Land Use Advisory Commission)

Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the KC Library; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

Sept. 15, potluck, 7 p.m. at Longbranch Improvement Club; 884-6022, longbranchimprovementclub.org

KP Citizens against Crime

Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Key Center fire station

KP Democrats

Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at Home fire station; school board candidates are invited to speak.

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KP Farm Council

 

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Home Fire Station;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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