Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Community dance slated

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the ContraBanD. Participants are asked to bring clean, dry non-marking shoes. The cost is $5 per person. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

Carbon reduction to be discussed

The community is invited to discuss ways to reduce their carbon footprint at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at River City Books in Kenai. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

FAS training planned

Frontier Community Services will host a training for parents raising kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at its office.

Guest speakers will be Vickie and Richard Horodyski. The Horodyskis have raised numerous foster and adoptive kids with FASD. For more information, call 714-6648.

Steak dinner, auction fundraiser planned

The Kenai Central High School hockey booster club will host its annual steak feed dinner and auction fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the school's cafeteria.

Money raised will benefit the hockey program.

Tickets cost $15. Each ticket holder will receive a New York steak dinner with all the trimmings, baked potato, salad and dessert.

There will be a silent auction held during dinner.

Donations for the silent auction are being accepted. The group is willing to pick up donations or they may be dropped off at the Kenai Central High School office.

For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, call Dena at 252-1993.

Caregiver meetings set

The National Caregiver Support Program will hold meetings at the following places:

* Monday Kenai Senior Citizens Center, caregiver training: safe transfer, bed rest and wheelchair use with Nancy Farrington of Kayoktuk Care, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and

* Jan. 29 Soldotna Senior Citizens Center, caregiver peer support meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 262-1280.

Historical Society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a membership meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Following the business meeting guest speaker Dick Reger will discuss the historical geologic development of the Kenai Peninsula and about his published field guide.

Beverages and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Reading carnival slated

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council will hold its annual reading carnival to celebrate and promote literacy on the peninsula from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Soldotna High School.

Groups wishing to have a booth that promotes literacy, offers information or a service to families, or serves as a fundraiser for organizations may call, Monica Heath at 283-5015 or e-mail her

Scholarship available

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of the Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post 10046 in Soldotna is offering the Vickie Webb Nelson Memorial Scholarship.

The recipient must be an Alaska high school graduating senior or an Alaskan enrolled in a home-study program, with a desire to further their education. Citizenship, leadership and financial will be considered.

Monetary awards will be given to local winners and a chance to compete for the $1,000 scholarship awarded to the statewide winner.

Application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information and to obtain an application, call 262-9220, 262-1262 or inquire at area high schools.

Around the Peninsula runs daily in the Clarion. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail

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