Community Update 3.20.2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, March 20th, 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, March 21st, at 10:00 am.  The speakers will be from the Family Hope project. To access it, go to:

Meeting ID: 897 9376 3452
Passcode: housing

The KP Civic Center Emergency Preparedness Group will be hosting their monthly event tomorrow, Thursday, March 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the KP Civic Center.  This month’s topic will be options for emergency communications.  Free!

The KP Relatives Raising Kids group will meet tomorrow night at KP Community Services from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  For more information or to rsvp, please contact Lori at:

The Key Free Clinic is scheduled for the first and third Thursdays of each month, which is tomorrow, March 21st, at the KP Community Office in Key Center, starting at 4:30 pm.

This Saturday, March 23rd, is the “Gig Harbor has Talent” show hosted by the GH Kiwanis Club.  The event will be held at Swift Water Elementary School (near the YMCA), doors open at 2:00.

The Mustard Seed Project (along with the LIC and TWAA) will be hosting an “Open Mic Cafe” this Saturday, March 23rd from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the their location in Key Center.

Spaces are still available for the Lion’s Club KP Citizen of the Year Celebration this Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 5:00 pm at the KP Civic Center.  More information and entry can be obtained through:


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


KP Business & Organization Info

Food Backpacks 4 Kids is hosting a food drive on March 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and on March 30th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Items most in need are: canned spaghetti sauce, canned mixed veggies, refried beans, granola bars, canned soups, canned tuna, instant potatoes, and fruit cups.

The Mustard Seed Project is starting a KP Book Club. The first book is “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Harari.  Discussion of the book will take place on April 25th at 11:00 am at the Crandall Center.  For more information, go to:

The KP Community Council will start hosting monthly “Fourth Thursday Coffee Hours” next week on March 28th.  This month’s special guest will be Council Person Robyn Denson.  Come drink coffee and chat with her and other community members at noon at the KP Community office in the Key Center Corral.

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


Pierce County Libraries is looking for those interested in being a trustee.  Find out more and apply at:

Pierce County Library System is also doing a survey as part of their strategic planning.  The survey is open through the end of March, find it at:



A series of questions…

I am hearing about a Measles resurgence around the country, are we seeing that in WA state?

  • According to Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept. staff, Washington State is NOT currently seeing a rise in these cases.

Does Pierce County have information about the aquifers within the county?

I know our local area has tragically lost some young people lately.  Can you please give us some resources that may be available to people dealing with this?

  • Unexpected loss is devastating and sometimes people need help.  Here are some resources available:
    • Crisis Connection 1.866.427.4747,
    • 24 hour Pierce Cty Crisis Line 1.800.576.7764
      • 24 hour Crisis Text Line, text “heal” to 741741
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK