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APRIL 2017 KP NEWS

TECH HELP

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

APRIL 1 & 15

SUPPORT GROUP

The Lakebay Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group meets 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, 4213 Lackey Road KPN. Kimberly, 253-753-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APRIL 3, 10, & 17

QUILTERS MEET

Key Peninsula Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room in the Key Center Library.
This is an open group for 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.

APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24

BLOODMOBILE

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

APRIL 4 & 18

SENIOR SHOPPING

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

APRIL 5

FRESH FOOD REVOLUTION

The Fresh Food Revolution cooperative reopened March 29 at the KP Civic Center. The first April pickup day is April 5. For details and membership information, go to www.freshfoodrevolution.org.

APRIL 6

FUCHSIA SOCIETY

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

APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27

CAT TALES

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

APRIL 7 & 28

SKATE NIGHT

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

APRIL 8

DECOUPAGING EGGS

All ages (under 6 with an adult) create colorful papier-mache’ Easter eggs 2 p.m. at the Key Center Library. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. 548-3309

LAKEBAY FUCHSIA SOCIETY

All are welcome on the first Thursday of each month 7 p.m. at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. Coming up: planting and transplanting fuchsias. Peggy, 253-686-7904

APRIL 11

ASHES MEET

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

 

KP COUNCIL

The KP Council presentation is a panel of office partners at the new KP Community Offices: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Safe Streets, Crossroads & Hope Recovery Centers, and KP Council at 7 p.m. at the KC fire station.

 

APRIL 11 & 25

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

APRIL 12

GARDEN CLUB MEETS

The Bayshore Garden Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the fire station in Longbranch. Wendy, 332-4883

APRIL 13

COMING HOME

Jeb Wyman, faculty member of Seattle Central College, discusses the true nature of war and how it affects the human heart in a speech called “Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning after War,” 7 p.m. at the Key Center Library. This event is funded by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Key Center Library. 548-3309

APRIL 15

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group meets 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Mustard Seed Project at the Crandall House (formerly Road House Restaurant). This group provides a consistent, caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on the unique journey of providing support to person with memory loss. Ray Steiner, 253-820-2213

APRIL 17

LEGO MINDSTORM

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

 

APRIL 18

INTRO TO WORDPRESS

Adults learn how to create a website and get a free account during an introduction to WordPress.com 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the KC Library. 548-3309

 

APRIL 27

BOOK DISCUSSION

The Friends of the Key Center Library discussion group shares poems at 11 a.m. Bring a poem to read and discuss with the group.

TOASTMATERS OPEN HOUSE

The KP Toastmasters host a 7 p.m. open house at the Key Center fire station.

 

APRIL 28

HUMANS AT WAR

Clover Park Technical College is live streaming Mary Roach, the author of this year’s Pierce Country Reads title “Grunt,” presenting the Curious Science of Humans at War 7 p.m. at the Key Center Library. 548-3309

 

APRIL 29

KP SAFE STREETS

The KP Safe Streets program presents a crime protection workshop, “Environmental Design Crime Stoppers,” featuring guidance on crime prevention strategies for home and business locations 10 a.m. to noon at the Key Center fire station. Morning coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts are provided. 432-4948, 272-6824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

APRIL 29 AND 30

ANNUAL FISHERMENS BREAKFAST AND YARD SALE

The Key Peninsula Sportsmen’s Club holds its annual fishermens all you can eat breakfast for $6 Sunday, April 30, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Children 6 and under are free. The yard sale is Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday until 1 p.m. Both events help make it possible for local youth to attend summer camp and participate in Little League and provide support to other services in our community. The club is at 3503 Jackson Lake Rd KPN in Lakebay. 857-5184

 

OFF THE KEY

MARCH 31 TO APRIL 2

FRIENDS AT MIRACLE RANCH

Join campers from Japan at a special International Friends weekend camp experience including horses, paintball, archery, campfires and more. Register your child today for a global experience at Miracle Ranch, 15999 Sidney Road SW. 877-723-4373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APRIL 1

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 and displays and refreshments. Pick up a passport at the first gallery and drop off at your last stop. Participating locations 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

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

GIG HARBOR FARMERS MARKET

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

APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25

SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

APRIL 5

CLOUD BASICS

Adults learn the basics of cloud storage and how it helps them manage and protect their personal data 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gig Harbor Library. This event requires registration. 548-3305

APRIL 6

DEMOCRATS MEET

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

APRIL 8

CONCERT & POTLUCK

The Olalla Community Club presents a concert featuring Terry Holder with Jerry Holder. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Potluck host is Nolan, 253-857-5650. Donation is $20. Olallahouse.org

APRIL 14

DOCUMENTARY

A documentary by filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and others draws attention to humanity’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species. Anthropogenic global warming from greenhouse gas emissions is identified as a leading cause of extinction, as organisms cannot adapt to unprecedented changes in temperature, weather, ocean chemistry and atmospheric composition. Agnus Dei Church, 10511 Peacock Hill, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jeni, 851-1619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

APRIL 14 TO MAY 6

PLAY PRESENTED

Paradise Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor” on weekends at 3114 Judson Street in Gig Harbor. Times are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Paradisetheatre.org or 851-7529

 

APRIL 22

FREE PAPER SHREDDING

The Canterwood Real Estate Team, 5727 Baker Way NW, Gig Harbor North, Suite 100, offers free shredding and recycling 9 a.m. to noon in honor of Earth Day. Bring up to four boxes. Mike Drake, 677-1120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAVE AN EGG

Children in fourth through eighth grades learn about the important role of inventors as they engineer a safe landing for eggs dropped from an alarming height at the Gig Harbor Library 10:30 a.m. to noon. This event is sponsored by KeyBank Foundation, McGavick Conference Center and KNKX 88.5 FM and is presented by Pierce County Library System and The News Tribune. 548-3305

APRIL 29 TO MAY 1

PHOTOS FROM YEMEN

English teacher, photojournalist and one-time KP resident Luke Somers was captured by al-Qaida in Yemen in 2012 and killed there during a rescue mission in 2014. His family has arranged this first exhibit of his work bearing witness to both the bleak and inspiring realities of the country during the Arab Spring and the war that still engulfs it. Seattle University, Casey Building, fifth floor, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.youcaring.com/jordanandpaulasomers

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

Every Tuesday, discover books, learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, play with blocks and do arts and crafts at the KC Library. Music/Motion Story time (0-2 years old with an adult) is at 10 a.m. and Preschool Science Story time (2-5 years old) is at 11 a.m. 548-3309

KEY SINGERS

Key Singers are rehearsing for a May concert. If you like to sing and can carry a tune, you’re welcome to join. Annual dues of $10 help pay for rent, music and PHS scholarships. Meet at 7 p.m. in KP Lutheran Church sanctuary, 4213 Lackey Road, junction of Lackey and KP Highway. 884-5615

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME

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

SENIOR COMPUTER CLASS

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

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS

KP MUSEUM OPEN

The Key Peninsula Historical 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. A variety of books on local history are available to buy and each community has albums of information collected by the organization. Free admission. 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

SATURDAYS

WRITERS GUILD

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

FAMILY STORY TIME (new day/time)

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS

April 3, McNeil Island meeting, 6 p.m., Lakebay Marina. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 3 & 17, KP Veterans, 7 p.m., KP Lutheran Church; membership for veterans and military service members and families with children 16 years and older. 509-8656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 4, KP Historical Society Board, 11 a.m. in museum; 888-3246

April 4, 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.

April 5 & 19, KP Lions, 7 p.m., KC fire station; 853-2721

April 10, KP Parks, 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park office; public is encouraged to attend. 884-9240

April 11 & 25, KP Fire Dept., 5 p.m., KC fire station; keypeninsulafire.org


April 12, KP Community Council, 7 p.m., KC fire station

April 13 & 27, Peninsula School District Board, 6 p.m., Harbor Heights Elementary Gym on 4/13; District Office on 4/27

April 13, KP Civic Center Assn. Board, 7 p.m., Whitmore Room, KP Civic Center; 884-3456

April 13, 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.

April 17, KP Democrats, 7 p.m., Home fire station; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 19, Longbranch Improvement Club, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, LIC; 884-6022

April 19, KP Advisory Commission, 6:30 p.m., VFW Room, KP Civic Center; co.pierce.wa.us for agenda; Toni Fairbanks, 253-798-7156

April 20, KP Citizens against Crime, 7 p.m., KC fire station

April 24, 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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