Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2006

Clarion looking for love

The Clarion is looking for love stories from its readers for a valentine’s story. Where did you meet? How did you fall in love? Was there an interesting proposal? How have you kept the spark alive? We want stories from dating couples, newlyweds, people celebrating their 60th anniversary and everyone in between.

Stories may be submitted until Feb. 9 by e-mail to, by fax at 283-3299, by mail at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or dropped off at our office at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.

Submissions must include first and last names, a contact phone number (for verification, not publication), and the city you live in. We’ll run as many stories as we have room for in our Feb. 12 edition.

Wrestling club seeks members

The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club will hold its annual registration from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at Nikiski North Star Elementary School. Participants are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate to be left on file with the club and a $45 registration fee. The fee covers accident insurance. Youth ages 5 and up are eligible to join. Limited registration scholarships are available. For more information, call Tim Johnson at 776-8808 or e-mail him at

Parenting class set

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program will present a free video-based parenting program titled “Active Parenting Today” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning this week, for eight weeks in the Iliamna Room at the Central Peninsula General Hospital.

The program will explore the issues of effective communication, importance of relationship development between parents and child, how to teach responsibility and how to help your child develop high self-esteem. There is no fee. Class materials are provided. For more information, call 283-7635.

Wine tasting, auction slated

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host its annual Winter Wine Event and Auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. For more information or tickets, call 262-0453.

Photo guild to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Middle School. Kenai Peninsula College instructor Jayne Jones will discuss how to critique art and members will display their photos. The public is welcome and may share their photos. For more information, call Marianne at 398-0649.

Seavey goes to the dogs

The Kenai River Center’s winter speaker series will feature Iditarod race veteran Dan Seavey Sr. and trail historian Lee Poleske at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center at Mile 1.6 Funny River Road. There is no fee. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jan Yaeger at 260-4882.

Caregiver training slated

The Kenai Peninsula National Family Caregivers Support Program will offer training on communicating with the Alzheimer’s or related dementia client at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Community Library. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-4400.

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