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AARP Driving Course
Drivers over the age of 55 may qualify for lower auto insurance rates by taking the AARP Driver Safety Program. The 2-day/4 hours per day course is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The next classes will be February 18 &19, March 18 &19, and April 15 &16 at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.  For more information, call 253-265-8508.

Catholic Community Services Senior Lunch Program
Noon meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Jim and Carolyn Milgard Family Hope Center. Come early to socialize or play cards. For more information and to make reservations, call 253-474-1200.

Freedom from Tobacco
Free weekly support group on Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This highly successful CHI-Franciscan Health program is available to those interested in quitting tobacco, nicotine, or vape products, struggling with relapse, or wanting to help others quit and stay quit. Drop-ins welcome! St. Anthony Hospital Milgard Medical Pavilion, Cancer Center.  Call 253-223-7538 or email www.fhshealth.org.

Gifted Hands
Knitting & crochet for cancer patients and other special needs—meets one day each month at Peninsula Library.  For information, please call Bettie Muggeridge, 253-235-2001 or email Gifted Hands.

Gig Harbor American Legion
Post 236 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Eagles Hall. For more information, call 253-265-2277 or email the G.H. American Legion.

Gig Harbor Kiwanis
Helping children in our community. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. at Harbor Place at Cottesmore. For more information, call 253-691-7085 or visit www.gigharborkiwanis.org.

Gig Harbor Lions Club
Bi-monthly meetings on the second & fourth Mondays at 7:30 a.m., the dining room at Cottesmore.  For more information, call Sandy Bradley at 253-858-8823.

Gig Harbor Quilters
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church located at 7400 Pioneer Way in Gig Harbor. For more information, email the Gig Harbor Quilters.

Homeschooling Parents
Monthly meetings at the YMCA, usually the 2nd week of the month on a Tuesday or Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Concurrent activities are available for children. Find more information at Gig Harbor Home Schoolers.

Key Peninsula Civic Center
The Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitmore Room at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. For more information, call 253-884-3456 or send an email to kpciviccenter@centurytel.net.  You can also visit their website at www.kpciviccenter.org.

Key Peninsula Community Council
Key Peninsula Community Council meets the second Wednesday each month at the Key Center Fire Station in Lakebay from 7:00–9:00 p.m.  For information about upcoming speaker presentations contact Danna Webster at 253-884-6455 or visit their website at  www.kpcouncil.org.

Key Peninsula Lions Club
Meeting the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. KP Civic Center, VFW Room, 17010 S. Vaughn Rd KPN, Vaughn. For more information, call 253-884-3319.

Key Peninsula Senior Society
Weekly meetings are held at noon at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN. Potluck lunch, social time, cards and coffee. Bingo offered on 3rd Thursdays. Seniors are welcome. For more information, call 253-884-9984.

Key Peninsula Veterans
Bi-monthly meetings on the first & third Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Key Peninsula Lutheran Church.  For more information call Peggy at 253-884-2672 or visit www.kpveterans.net.

Longbranch Improvement Club
The Longbranch Improvement Club (“LIC”) was established in 1921 with a mission statement “to encourage any activity for the betterment of schools, homemaking, roads, marketing, dairy, poultry and all its branches”.  This all volunteer organization maintains a clubhouse, originally a school gymnasium that is now on the National Historic Register, as well as the Longbranch Marina. The LIC holds numerous events throughout the year to benefit the community, including: “Kids & Christmas”, “Trunk or Treat” at Halloween, Fiber Arts the first Saturday in October, along with fundraising events which enable camp and college scholarship programs.  For more information visit their website.

Loving Hearts
Loving Hearts is a group of local volunteers who knit and crochet for charity.  We make hats for chemo patients and the backpack program for children.  We also make baby items, blankets, wheelchair/walker bags, scarves, prayer shawls, and prayer squares.  We meet in Gig Harbor on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Waypoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KPN, Gig Harbor.  We are looking for more people to join our group and always accept and appreciate yarn donations.  For more information, please email Betty at lovingheartsonkp@gmail.com or call Virginia at 253-884-9619.

Lupus Group
Meeting the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Humane Society, 2608 Center Street (upstairs), Tacoma. For more information call Sheri at 253-720-2252 or send her an email at skosborne100@gmail.com.

Matthew’s Meals – A Place Set for Everyone
Free dinner is served from 6:00–7:00 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6411 154th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. For more information, call 253-857-4574.

New Neighbors of Gig Harbor/Peninsula
New Neighbors of Gig Harbor/Peninsula is a social club everyone can join to enjoy fun activities. You are invited to check us out at a New Neighbors Coffee. For more information visit www.GigHarborNewNeighbors.com.

Open Table
Free food, good friends. Everyone is welcome the third Monday of every month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Gig Harbor Methodist Church, 7400 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor. For more information, call 253-851-2625.

Peninsula Art League Meeting/Demo
Meets the last Tuesday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 7400 Pioneer Way, GH. Free to the public.  Schedule: 5:30 p.m., socialize; 6:00 p.m., business meeting; :00–8:00 p.m. demo.  Contact eschurer@yahoo.com or 720-840-8290 for more information.

PEP-C (Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition)
Protect your family and yourself—join the Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition (PEP-C) and learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters. PEP-C meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month except August, at the Fire Department Headquarters Building, 10222 Bujacich Road NW, Gig Harbor. See the latest about PEP-C meetings, activities, and more, on Facebook (fb.me/PEPCGigHarbor), Twitter (twitter.com/PEPCGigHarbor), and on the PEP-C website at www.pep-c.org.

Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Mid-Day
Meets weekly Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., Anthony’s Homeport, 8827 North Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor. For more information visit www.gigharbormiddayrotary.org.

St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary
The Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings are held 10:30 a.m. in the Green Point Dining Room at St. Anthony Hospital. Members are involved in activities that benefit the hospital and patients. Join us and learn more about the Auxiliary by attending one of our meetings. For additional information call 253-858-3448.

St. Anthony Cancer Support Group
On the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center, survivors and caregivers learn about topics related to survivorship, share experiences and gain strength from one another through the facilitated discussion by our cancer nurse navigator and other professionals. For more information, call 253-530-2642 or email Jenna Lewis.