Community Update for May 16th, 2024

Community Updates

Thursday, May 16th, 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 is today, May 16th, at 10:00 am.  To access it, go to:

Meeting ID: 897 9376 3452
Passcode: housing

The Mustard Seed Project is holding a free community forum today, the topic will be on, “advanced directives, estate planning, power of attorney, wills, and trusts”, 1:00 pm at the Crandall Center.

For more information, go to:

Tonight is the monthly meeting of the KP Emergency Prep Group, the topic is about “Sheltering In Place -what does it mean and how do we prepare?”. Free and open to all at the KP Civic Center at 7:00 pm

The KP Business Association will be holding their regular monthly luncheon at El Sombrero tomorrow, May 17th at noon. The guest speaker will be Melody Williams of the Key Peninsula Safety Committee

Skate Night IS on at the KP Civic Center this Friday.  For more information, go to:

KP Business & Organization Info

KP Community Services is taking part in the “Gig Harbor Food Project” and needs people to be neighborhood coordinators.  Find out more about the project at:

Lakebay Community Church will once again be holding their rummage sale on Memorial Day Weekend.  Donations are being accepted prior (today, 5/16, from 10-2 as well as other days).

The Mustard Seed Project is selling tickets to their annual event, “Rolling through the Decades” to be held on June 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the KP Civic Center. For more information or tickets, go to:


Elevate Health is hiring for 2 positions, a “Senior Director of Community Resilience” and a “Director of Communications”.  To find out more and/or apply, go to:

Pierce County is offering a free series of classes on “Sustainable Solutions”.  Happening on Mondays, attendees do not need to attend all classes to partake.  Find out more and register at:

Pierce County has put out a “Call for Artists” to choose artists to design the wrappings on traffic boxes (the big boxes near large intersections which more and more have amazing art on them).  Submissions are due by June 20th. If you are interested, please go to:

Do you want updates from Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept? You can choose what sort of updates you want at:


What are some of your favorite Key Peninsula things you see on-line or on social media?

  • I love the quirkiness of things, for instance, today I saw a post about a goat loose on the road and a random peacock that was roosting in someone’s chicken coop.
  • I enjoy seeing the breadth of interest- a grand piano being given away, really interesting landscaping efforts, movie reviews, musical performances, sports stuff, orca videos (a personal favorite), and crystal rock/wire wrapping classes.  All on the KP!
  • Mostly I appreciate the community involvement – helping friends and neighbors, public awareness or safety posts, community events.