Community Update March 6th 2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

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

 Timely News

CORRECTION: The correct date for the Property Tax Exemption Seminar is Thursday March 14th at 3:00 at the KP Civic Center.  Free, but please RSVP to: (253) 625-4153,

For more information, go to:

The KP Historical Society is doing a fundraiser at El Sombrero tonight.

JBLM will be conduction demolition training exercises this week, meaning we will probably hear the thumps.

The KP Civic Center has open play Pickleball on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 2:00 pm.

The Gig Harbor Key Peninsula Homeless and Housing Coalition meeting is tomorrow, March 7th at 10:00 am.  Speakers will be from The Mustard Seed Project and Mi Centro. To join this virtual meeting, go to:

Meeting ID: 897 9376 3452
Passcode: housing

The KP Free Clinic is happening tomorrow night at the Key Center Community Office in the Key Center Corral.  Check-in starts at 4:30. The next clinic will be in 2 weeks, on March 21st.

The KP Civic Center has also begun its annual Soil/Mulch sale.  Order by March 8th for a March 16th pickup.  For more information and to order, go to:

KP Business & Organization Info

The Mustard Seed Project will be holding a Volunteer Information Session for those who may be interested in, or just want to find out more  about, volunteering.  The session will be on March 14 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  To find out more, go to:

Or reach out to: (253) 884-2216 or

KP Parks will be hosting a free Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd at Gateway Park at 10:00 am (first come/first found). To find out more, go to:

The KP Civic Center is selling tickets to its upcoming Crab Feed on April 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  To find out more or buy tickets, go to:

The KP Livable Fair is happening on May 11th at the KP Civic Center.  Booths and sponsorships are still available.  To find out more or sign up for a booth, go to:


As part of their new program, “Food 4 All”, Food Backpacks 4 Kids is looking for volunteers to help on their farm and is starting “Farm Fridays”.  All are welcome (kids under 12 with an adult, please).  For more information, go to:     or

Or write to:

Skate Night at the KP Civic Center will be happening every Friday in March! :00 pm to 7:00 pm is K-3rd grade, 7:00 to 9:00 pm is K – 8th grade.  $6 per child, parents skate free. For more information, go to:


The Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept will have a Spanish Speaking CHW (community health worker/navigator) at the KP Community Office every 2nd Thursday of the month starting March 14th.


Why do I keep hearing about the property tax exemption seminar?

  • Pierce County changed its income requirements around the property tax exemption program, making more people eligible for it.
  • Many people don’t know about the program, or maybe don’t know that they may now qualify for it, when they may not have before.
  • The seminar on the Key Peninsula is in a week on March 14th at the KP Civic Center (see info above)

What if I can’t go to the seminar next week?