Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Scout meetings slated

The Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America, Tustumena District, district committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building. A Scouting round table will follow at 7 p.m. Topics will be Freezeree, Winter Cub Fun Day, Friends of Scouting, and Pinewood Derby. For more information, call Jodi Stuart, 283-1699 or e-mail her at

Nonprofits to meet

The Nonprofit Organization Executive Director group will meet at noon Friday at Charlottes in Kenai. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail

Beer tasting, auction fundraiser slated

Beer tasting and auction fundraiser benefiting the Soldotna Community Playground will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Challenger Center of Alaska in Kenai. Hor d'oeuvres will be served. This is a 21-years-old and over event.

Tickets available at Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop, Kenai River Brewing Co., and St. Elias Brewing Co. For more information, call Cindy Hurst at 252-4470.\

Renewable energy policy proposals to be discussed

On Monday Chris Rose, founder and executive director, of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) will give a public presentation entitled, "Renewable Energy Policy Proposals for Alaska: What's Coming Up This Legislative Session" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Co-sponsors for the event are Kenai Resilience, the Kenai Peninsula Association for Renewable Energy and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227.

Safari Club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International will hold a free general membership meeting, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Aspen Inn meeting room.

The featured speaker will be Don Feltman, two time national long-range shooting champion and holder of two world records in two hundred yard hunter rifle using guns he built. Feltman is a gunsmith with more than 37 years of competition shooting and has knowledge on designing, building, shooting and maintaining long-range rifles. Following the shooting presentation, an SCI member family will present slides and information on their recent South Africa family hunting trip. Families with children interested in hunting may attend the "how-to" session on Africa hunting.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Larry Lewis at 262-1370.

Boys and Girls Club registration deadlines announced

The Boys & Girls Club registration deadlines are:

* Indoor Soccer League, youth ages 4 years old (by March 22) through the fifth grade. Deadline to register is Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Cost is $60 and the player must be a current 2010 member. Practices begin the week of March 22.

* Karate is on going and cost $50 per month. Karate is open to youth ages 8 through 18 years old.

Birders flock together

The Keen Eye Birders will meet Jan. 23 at the Cook Inlet Aqua Culture Association Building.

Jossleyn O'Conner from the Kenai Watershed Forum will give the group ideas on how to make its Web site more user friendly and how to use Facebook to get out messages of field trips, activities and sightings. Refreshments will be served.

The Keen Eye Birders welcomes new birders, especially children, and looks forward to helping people learn how to bird. For more information and meeting time, call Linda Story at 262-9031 or e-mail

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