Starting April 1, Central Peninsula non-profit organizations can apply online for a grant from the Kenai Peninsula Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Grants of up to $500 from the available total of $6,400 will be awarded to eligible applicants. Guidelines and the required online application can be found at by clicking on GRANTS.


  Application deadline is May 15.  For more information email or call Mariko Sarafin at (907)249-6609.  The Kenai Peninsula Foundation is an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, and its Endowment Fund was established through charitable donations from local residents and community partners.

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC) will hold its Prevention, Response, Operations & Safety Meeting (PROPS) at CISPRI in Nikiski beginning at 10 a.m. March 28. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, please call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.

The PEO scholarship application for 2014/2015 for $1500 is available for women who are returning after completing one or more semesters of college and are planning to enroll at the Kenai Peninsula College Soldotna Campus. The scholarship applications can be picked up at the counselors’ office beginning March 15.

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May through August may submit activities.

Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; email address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity. The deadline to submit information is April 30.

Emailed submissions are required. Email Just Kidding information to

In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 907-335-1251 or email

Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will be holding their Peer Support Meeting Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center, video for discussion-”Humor Your Stress” with Loretta LaRoche. Please join us to share your caregiving experience. Take a break from caregiving and let us take care of you. For more information contact Judy or Shelley at (907) 262-1280

This guild invites all quilters on the Kenai Peninsula to our semi-annual meeting Saturday April 5 10 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. This guild promotes communication, education and enjoyment for any interested quilters. Following the business meeting , there will be a potluck and hands -on class at 1 p.m. to create a quilted notebook cover. For more information contact Jan 252-2773.

Humanist Group to meet Saturday April 5th at the Soldotna Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This group advocates progressive values for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. The theme of this month’s meeting is the following phrase...”Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change.” Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to speak on how they interpret that phrase and what it means to them.

There is free WiFi at the library so if one is feeling ambitious one can bring iPads, laptops, or whatever and make a presentation. We will be in Conference Room A so let’s fill it with critical thinking individuals. Please bring along anyone you feel may be interested. Please email with questions. Note: This event is held at, not sponsored by the Soldotna Public Library.


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