Community Update

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

Timely News

The KP Emergency Response Group is holding a free Personal Self Defense Class tonight, Thursday, Nov. 16th at 7:00 pm at the KP Civic Center. For more information, write to:

The KP Holiday Shuttle Official Launch will be tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17th at 11:30 am across from El Sombrero. Come see Santa and celebrate a transportation option for the holidays.

The KP Business Association monthly luncheon will be Friday Nov. 17th at noon at El Sombrero. Heather Moss from Pierce County will be the speaker.

There will be a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “The Call We Carry” at 2:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 17th at The Mustard Seed Project Crandall Center. For more information on the film, go to:

There will be an Open Mic event this Saturday, Nov. 18th at The Mustard Seed Project at 2:00 pm sponsored by The Mustard Seed, Two Waters Arts Alliance, and the Longbranch Improvement Club. Address: 9016 154th Ave Ct NW, Lakebay WA 98439

The KeyPen it Clean group will be doing another clean-up on Saturday, Nov. 18th at 10:00 am. Meet at the KP Lutheran Church. For more information, go to:

KP Business & Organization Info

Firewood is available for eligible seniors on the KP, call The Mustard Seed Project for more information on eligibility (253) 884-9814

Communities In Schools is starting their holiday gift drive. Interested donors can call to be matched with a student/family. Gifts need to be dropped off by Dec. 14th. To find out more, write or call Myka at: or (253) 509-9397

Key Pen Parks is prepping for next year’s gnome hunt, if you would like to help decorate/paint the gnomes, please fill out a volunteer request form at:


Gig Harbor will host a lighted car parade on Saturday, Dec. 16th starting at 5:00 pm at Uptown. To find out more and see route, go to:


Do you know anywhere I can get some grant writing help or instruction?

  • Yes! Tacoma Pierce County Health Department is offering two upcoming FREE grant writing workshops.
  • These workshops are virtual and open to all but will require registration.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Burdsall: or

When are they and how do I register?