Community Update 2.7.2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2024

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

 Timely News

The Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Housing and Homeless Coalition regular virtual meeting tomorrow, Feb. 8th, at 10:00 am.  The speaker will be Matt Santilli from the Aging and Disability Resource Center. To access it, go to:

Meeting ID: 897 9376 3452

Passcode: housing

The KP Council meeting is tomorrow, Feb. 8th, at 6:30.  The guest speaker will be Cindy Haverkamp from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept. Join in person at the Key Center Fire Station, or via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 920 5277 7308

The KP Civic Center will host Skate Nights on Fridays 2/9, 2/16.  6:00 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:

Evergreen ES will be holding a Krispy Kreme fundraiser this Saturday in Key Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  They will be selling donuts by the dozen. All proceeds will go to the Evergreen PTA.

KP Business & Organization Info

Two Waters Arts Alliance and The Mustard Seed Project are offering Beginners’ Knitting Classes starting February 26th through March 18th. Classes are for beginners or those who want to get back into knitting and refresh their skills. Needle and yarn kits available for $5 or bring your own.

Mondays 11am-1pm.

$25 for 4 classes – or – $8 per class on a drop-in basis.

The KP Emergency Preparedness group will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb 15th at 7:00 pm at the KP Civic Center.  This month will be all about the “72 Hour Emergency Kit”.  For more information, go to:

The KeyPen it Clean group will hold their next clean-up on Saturday, Feb. 17th.  Meet at the KP Lutheran Church at 10:00.  For more information, go to:

The KP Civic Center is hiring a facilities person, find job listing at:

The KP Livable Fair is just around the corner (May 11th) and is taking registrations for booth space.  To register online, go to:

To find out more information, contact Stefanie Warren at:


Tickets are still available for the KP Civic Center’s fundraiser on February 17th – “It’s Summer Somewhere”. They are looking for sponsors for the event and are also selling tickets.  To find out more, go to:

Or to:

Or call (253) 884-3456 or email


Pierce County has raised the income levels required for Senior Tax Exemptions.  To find out more, go to:

OR sign up for the Property Tax Exemption Seminar happening on March 14th at KP Community Services.  Call/email to RSVP or find out more: (253) 625-4153


Question 1 – what is the new(ish) business up by where the old Blend building is?

  • Serve is a locally owned business that specializes in healthy drinks and snacks.  Besides smoothies, they have coffees and teas and a seating area to eat it in.

Question 2 – why do I see “delivery vans” so early in the morning sometimes? Are they legitimate?

  • I talked to a driver for Amazon the other day, she is one of the “extras” meaning, a 3rd party driver, not one who drives an official Amazon Van.  She told me she does a lot of the rural area deliveries in and around the KP and Gig Harbor. Here were some interesting things:
    • Yes, she drives an unmarked van
    • She is up and out the door at 3:00 am so that she can start making deliveries around 4:00 am
    • She appreciates well-marked addresses, especially on the dark driveways and roads!

Question 3 – I hear you have a new website, true?

  • Yes!!! We have done a major redesign of our website and it is available to view now!
  • We are happy to say that these updates will also be available there each week so people can easily find them.
  • Also on our website – information about our work and easy access to our local resource guides.