Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2010

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai, provides walk-in immunization services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic. For more information call 335-3400.

Little League clinics continue

Kenai Little League will host indoor clinics at Kenai Middle School on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. The clinic is for youth ages 9 years old and up. Clinics will meet through March except when school is not in session or canceled.

Clinics for younger players will take place starting the end of February. Times and location to be announced. For more information, e-mail or visit

Gardeners to gather

The Central Peninsula Garden Club February program will be "Tomatoes and More Tomatoes" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near the Bridge Access Road junction. The meeting is open to the Public. Refreshments and sometimes door prizes are provided. A panel of local tomato growing experts who will share their successes, blunders, pest issues, greenhouse set ups and favorite or not so favorite tomato varieties. For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632, cell 398-8669 or e-mail

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

Nonprofits to meet

The Nonprofit Organization executive director group will meet on the first Friday of each month at noon at Charlottes in Kenai. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Steak dinner offered

The Sterling Senior Center will offer a steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the center. Dinner will feature scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, bread pudding, and beverages. The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6.25 for children ages 10 years old and under. Call 262-6808 for more information.

Kenai junior class parents to meet

Kenai Central High School junior parents will hold an after-prom committee meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the school. Parents are needed to assist with the organization of activities. Call Kathy Roser at 283-5752 or e-mail for more information.

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture!

Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611.

A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included. For more information, call 335-1251.

Volunteers sought

The LeeShore Center is in need of year-round volunteers for crisis and non-crisis programs and as office support. The center is also seeking individuals whom can help keep its Clothes donation closet in good order.

Call the volunteer coordinator, at 283-9479 for more information.

Ski event planned

Tsalteshi trails annual Ski for women will be held Sunday. Females of all abilities may participate in the 5k classic at 11:30 a.m., or skate at 12:30 p.m.

Registration will be held at Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk on Feb. 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and again race day at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds to benefit The LeeShore Center and Tsalteshi Trails. For more information, call Brenda at 398-4938 or Robin at 398-4642.

Quilters sought

Jane Avery in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars is seeking quilters willing to help make quilts for area returning service men and women.

The quilts should be 50 inches by 60 inches wide, and 60 inches to 70 inches long, mostly patriotic fabrics, but quilters may choose, Alaska themes or others. Quilts should be completely finished.

At least 12 completed quilts are needed by May.

This will be an ongoing project as soldiers return to the area. For more information, call Jane Avery at 907-252-2794.

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