Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007

Skyview after grad parent meeting slated

Skyview parents of seniors will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the staff lounge. The topic will be making changes and additions for after graduation party. Parents of juniors may attend. For more information, call Sherry at 262-1690.

DAV to meet

Disabled American Veteran’s will meet at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion bongo hall in Kenai. For more information, call Thomas Schanrock at 283-6192 at Harold Fenci at 283-3889.

Master gardeners think spring

Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will host Brenda Adams from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Adams, of Gardens by Design, will discuss "Eight Gardens — Before and After."

This will be the first in a series of free talks and is open to interested gardeners. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Cancer fundraiser set to climb

Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring board of directors will present a slide show, refreshments and music at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kenai Middle School. In addition the school's climbing wall will be open to the public from 3 to 6:30 p.m. that night.

Bob Hempstead, an accomplished climber, will present the slide show. Proceeds will allow children affected by cancer to attend camp. Tables for local students Gabe Boyle and Ericka Reynolds, both battling cancer, will be set up to receive donations. For more information, visit

Monopoly tournaments to pass go

The Peninsula Winter Games will host its annual adult and youth monopoly tournaments in January at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna. Prizes will be awarded. Space is limited.

The adult tournament begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

The youth tournament begins at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Registration begins at 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 262-5229.

Reading carnival seeks vendors

The fourth annual Peninsula Reading Carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Soldotna Middle School gym. Applications for booths at the event will be accepted until Jan. 15. Booths cost $25 for businesses or $10 for non-profit organizations. Proceeds will benefit literacy projects.

The purpose of the carnival is to encourage literacy in the community through involvement of families in literacy rich activities. For more information, call Monica Heath at 776-5575, 283-5015 or e-mail her at

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra BanD. Raymond Hanson will be the guest caller. Beginners should come early, since the easiest dances start at 7 p.m. Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 can get in for free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Theresa Holland at 260-4171.

SoHi after-prom committee to meet

Soldotna High School parents of juniors will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 to plan for its after-prom party. The committee is seeking volunteers. For more information, call Jenn Barkman at 260-6962 or e-mail her at

Salmon sellers to have meeting

The Cook Inlet Salmon Brand annual meeting and board elections will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. There will be a potluck lunch and guest speaker. Anyone interested in applying for a board of directors seat may contact the CISB office at 335-9453. The application deadline is noon today.

Dodge, wallyball tourneys planned

The Police Athletic League and the Boys and Girls Club will host a free dodgeball and wallyball tournament from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kenai Recreation Center. Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible. Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more information, call James Clark at 398-0432.

Steak feed fundraiser set

The Kenai Central High School hockey team will sponsor a steak feed from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. A silent auction is planned and door prizes will be drawn every hour.

The price of admission is $15 per person. New York Steak (barbecued outside), salads, dessert and a drink are included in admission.

Tickets are available from Kardinal players or at IGA Country Foods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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