Community Update April 3rd, 2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

These updates are produced by the KP Partnership with input from numerous other local organizations

 Timely News

The Peninsula Community Health Services Mobile Medical Clinic will be at KP Community Services today from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The Key Free Clinic will be tomorrow, Thursday April 4th, starting at 4:30 pm at the Community Office in the Key Center Corral.  The next clinic date will be Thursday April 18th.

The The KP Civic center is selling tickets for the annual Crab Feed which is this Saturday, April 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at various businesses around the area or at:

The Longbranch Improvement Center is holding an “Open Mic” night next Tuesday, April 9th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Public is welcome.

Monthly Newsletters are out! KP Community Services can be found online at: (click on April)

And KeyPen Parks’ is at:

Both have a lot of great information in addition to upcoming events and activities

Soundview Camp is preparing for Spring and Summer with a number of activities and registration opportunities.  Please visit their website for more information:

KP Business & Organization Info

The Mustard Seed Project will be hosting a screening of an informative webinar “How to Navigate MyChart” at the Crandall Center at 1:30 on Monday, April 15th.  For more information, go to:

The Mustard Seed Village is hiring – find out more at:

Or Search “” for listings

Key Pen Parks and Red Barn Youth Center are hosting a movie night on Thursday, April 18th, at 6:00 pm at Red Barn.  The movie will be, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” – Free!

Skate Night organizers are running a competition for a new logo.  Anyone can enter a design; entry deadline is June 7th.  See FAQs for more information.

The group working on the Lakebay Marina redevelopment is hosting an Open House to discuss the work on April 29th at 5:00 pm at the KP Civic Center.


Food Backpacks 4 Kids is hosting a 4-20 Comedy Night fundraiser on April 20th at the KP Civic Center.  Tickets are available in person (cash only) at Gnosh Food Truck or CostLess Pharmacy or online at:


The Washington State Dept of Commerce is offering capital facility grants for organizations working with youth.  Information sessions are in April, deadline is late May. To find out more, go to:


Tacoma Community College GH campus is offering ELA classes this spring.  To find out more, visit the GH campus on April 1st or contact Connie Huerta at: (253) 566-5375 or at


What is “Skate Night”?

  • Skate Night is a long-standing community tradition that happens at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.
  • It is geared towards families with elementary through middle school aged kids.
  • It happens Friday nights Sept. through June (except for when there are school vacations)

Does one need to have their own skates?

  • No! Skates are available there and included with the entrance price.

How much does Skate night cost and where can I get more information?

What’s this about a logo contest?

  • Organizers of Skate Night want a new logo and would like the community to help design it.  They are looking for a logo that:
    • Can be used, and would look good on, t-shirts, lanyards, flyers, and social media
    • Is, or can be, digitalized
    • Is inspired by the feeling of Skate Night and roller skating
  • Here are the submission details:
    • Any community member of any age can enter
    • Entry should be simple be simple and clean
    • Must include the words, “Skate Night”
    • Deadline for submission is June 7th
  • When will the winner be announced?
    • The winner will be announced on the last Skate Night of the season, June 21st.