Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008

Winter games planned

The following are some of the activities planned for the Peninsula Winter Games:

* Today, 9 a.m. State Championship Ice Sculpting competition at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event runs through noon Saturday. Community members may vote for their favorite carving. For more information, call Norm at 262-6100.

* Saturday, 11 a.m. My Buddy and Me Dog Weight Pull at the Soldotna Sports Center. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Children up to age 17 with any size of dog may participate. Families with dogs weighing less that 40 pounds must provide their own harness.

For more information, call 262-5229.

* Kasilof Eagles Aerie No. 4317 will sell hot food and beverages at 4 p.m. Friday through Monday on the corner of North Coho and Jason Road. For more information, call Nancy at 398-0847.

Builders to meet today

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna. Wisdom & Associates will present "Alaska's Right to Repair Law." For more information, call 283-8071.

Breakfast fundraiser slated

Sterling Senior Center will host an all you can eat breakfast fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the center's audio/visual capabilities. For more information, call 262-6808.

Historical Society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a membership meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday 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.

Miners dig in

The Alaska Miners Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Peninsula College's Mining and Petroleum Training Center. It is open to the public. The featured speaker will be Bob Hoekzema, geologist research assistant with Alaska Miners Association, Inc. His topic will be issues concerning recreational mining and large scale mining in Alaska. For more information call, Kenneth or Winona Lee at 776-5173 or 398-1178.

Birders flock together

Keen Eye Peninsula Birders will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Marlow's. Greg Daniels will show slides of his trips to New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.

New and beginning birders are welcome. For more information call Ken at 262-5218 or Linda at 262-9031.

Marriage seminar offered

Happy Families will hold a free marriage enrichment program called "Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Childcare will be provided. For information call, Perry or Sheryl Neel at 262-5663.

Group seeks members to support Obama

Alaskans for Obama will sponsor an information sharing and organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at River City Books in Soldotna. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Maya or Freya Chay at 283-9227.

Disabilities Act workshop set

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will hold a series of trainings Monday through Jan. 31 in Kenai. The trainings are free and open to agency employees and the public. The topics will be ADA basics for managers, ADA refresher for decision makers, windmills disability perceptiveness, and ADA accessibility training.

For more information, time of training or to register, call Susan Novak at the Peninsula Job Center, 283-2914.

LeeShore board to meet

The LeeShore Center will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Parenting classes offered

Central Peninsula Counseling Services is providing a free six-week series of resiliency building classes open to the public.

"Parenting Kids with ADHD" class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna. Courtney Horwath-Oliver will facilitate the class.

For more information, call 260-3691.

Soccer registration continues

The Boys and Girls Club is holding indoor soccer registration through Feb. 8. For youth ages 4 through fifth grade.

Cost is $50 plus a Boys and Girls Club membership fee of $20. Registration is being taken at the Kenai Rec Center, online at postiveplaceforkids.com or by phone at 283-3318.

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.

March of Dimes walk planned

The annual March of Dimes fundraiser, March for Babies, will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

For more information, call (800) 525-9255 or visit marchforbabies.org.

Tuneful singers sought

The Sweet Adelines singers meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the music room at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

For more information, call Susan 335-6789.



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