Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Presidential caucus set

District 33 and 34 Democrats will meet for the District Democratic Presidential Caucus at 5:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Democrats will have the opportunity to participate in a fan-out vote for their favorite presidential candidate.

Voter registration will be available. Delegates to the state convention also will be elected.

Potatoes to be discussed

Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road intersection.

Jeff Smeenk, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension specialist in commercial horticulture will be the featured speaker. His topic, "Potatoes and More Potatoes," will include information from his research and survey work on potatoes, soil quality enhancement and nonherbicide methods of weed control in potato growing. There will be 15 varieties of potatoes for taste testing.

It is open to the public. Annual club membership dues are $20. For more information, call Marion Nelson 398-8669 or Sharon at 262-6298.

FCS board meeting planned

Frontier Community Services will hold a board of director's meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Election of officers will be held and agency directors will report on the status of individual programs.

For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6331.

Soccer registration continues

The Boys and Girls Club is holding indoor soccer registration through Friday, 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 or by phone at 283-3318.

T-200 volunteer dinner set

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race will hold a volunteer appreciation celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday. It will be hosted by the Tustumena Lodge at Mile 111, Sterling Highway, in Kasilof.

For more information, call Evy Gebhardt at 335-1243.

Valentines dinner planned

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will have a Valentines dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Prime rib or chicken cordon bleu will be served. Tickets are on sale at the center. The cost is $15 each, or $28 for two. Tickets will cost $18 each at the door.

For more information, call 776-7654.

Grief to be discussed

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold caregiver training from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Gail Simons with Hospice of the Central Peninsula will discuss how to help with the grieving process.

For more information, call 262-1280.

Teen dance slated

The Teen Center in Kenai will hold a Valentines Day dance for high school students from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15. The cost will be $5 for those students who are not members of the Boys and Girls Club or $4 for members and $3 for students that bring in a filled out registration form and $20 membership fee. The dance will be chaperoned.

For more information, call 283-3855.

World travelers needed

Central Peninsula Girl Scouts are looking for individuals who have firsthand knowledge of the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Italy or Madagascar.

Individuals who have lived, worked or visited one of these countries are needed to help celebrate a Girl Scout special day called World Thinking Day on Feb. 23 in Kenai.

For more information, call Carrie Henson at 714-2213 or

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