Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

JA seeking volunteers

Junior Achievement of the Kenai Peninsula is seeking community members interested in being a teacher volunteer.

JA has 17 teachers and classes participating so far this year in the program. For more information or to volunteer, call Febra Hensley at 262-1770, ext. 226.

Quilt guild to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Quilt Guild is having a work session to make Spirit Bears for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games participants from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church near the "Y" in Soldotna.

Donations of cotton fabric scraps and fiberfill are needed and can be dropped off at the church. It is open to the public and guild members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

Reading carnival planned

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council will host its third annual Peninsula Reading Carnival at noon Saturday at the Soldotna Middle School.

There will be booths, including free bingo for books, crafts and food. Also Carol Ford will do a reading performance on the main stage at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Virginia at 283-9374.

Wine, auction fund-raiser set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold its Winter Wine Event from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Six gourmet appetizer courses will be complimented by wines throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit hospice. The event usually sells out; advanced ticket purchase is suggested. For more information or for tickets, call 262-0453 or stop by the hospice office behind U-Haul in Soldotna.

Women's ski races slated

A cross-country skiing fund-raiser, She Can Ski, will be held Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. for classic races and 1:30 p.m. for skate races on the trails behind Skyview High School in Soldotna.

Registration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna or at 9 a.m. the day of the race.

The Skyview ski team will be available to wax skis from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 for a donation.

The race is designed for women of all ages and abilities to ski as individuals or teams and promote health, fun and camaraderie. Proceeds will benefit the LeeShore Center and the Tsalteshi Trails Association.

For more information, call Leslie Boyd at 283-9113 or Robin Nyce at 283-9202.

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