Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Choirs stampede Kenai High

Choral students from around the Kenai Peninsula present their Mass Choir concert tonight at Kenai Central High School in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorum. About 485 students have been rehearsing with Christopher Aspaas from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. They'll take the stage at 6 p.m.

Grange meeting coming up

The local Slikok Grange meets at Mugz coffee house in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck with simple dishes and a meeting at 7 p.m. The topic will be planning for the upcoming Alaska State Grange convention in May, which will be held in the central Peninsula area. Families and all others interested are welcome. Please call 394-8321 or 398-8321 for more information.

Recycling group meets

Re-Group meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College in Room 157. Local recycling education plans will be made for spring events. For more information call Jan at 262-5098.

Adults meet to direct, discuss boy scouting

The Tustumena District of the Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America will be holding its monthly District Committee and Round Table on Feb. 10 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association. The committee meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and discuss Adult Pinewood Derby and the District Recognition Banquet. At 7 p.m. the Round Table will begin with information regarding Journey to Excellence program and unit helps. For more information contact 283-1699.

Moms meet-up coming next week

The local chapter of the MOMS Club, an international non-profit support organization for at-home mothers, will be having its monthly meeting Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in Soldotna. For the location or more information, contact Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527. You can also visit the website:

Fish and Game ice fishing for kids coming up

The Division of Sport Fish Aquatic Education Program annual ice fishing event is scheduled for Feb. 10. The event is open to Upper Kenai Peninsula Borough School District classrooms that are participating in fish and game's "Salmon in the Classroom" program. The event will be held at Longmare Lake Public Access from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will learn ethical angling practices, such as proper techniques for harvest and catch-and-release. Holes are pre-drilled, and ice fishing rods and tackle are provided. Longmare Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and landlocked coho salmon. For more information contact Jenny Cope at 907-260-2930 or 907-262-9368.

Donate a formal for the prom

Soldotna Student Council is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes and accessories for the second annual Cinderella's Closet, a program for all local high school girls to receive a free prom dress. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Soldotna High School's main office.

Habitat for Humanity opens 2011 applications

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity has opened the application period for the 2011 summer build. Applications will be accepted throughout February. Please contact Sharon, at 262-7534, for more information about qualifications and an application.

Teen dance in Nikiski

North Peninsula Recreation hosts a dance for 7th-9th graders on Feb. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center Banquet Room. For more information call 776-8800.

Ladies tea time at Solid Rock

Ladies Take-a-Break is holding a tea on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center. Kate Forrest of Enchanted Forrest Tea Shoppe will be providing tea and give a presentation. The speaker is Diane Hooper with her topic "When Life Seems 'Perfect,' Be Ready for Change." The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and needed by Feb. 7 -- call Susan at 335-6789. Ladies Take-a-Break is part of Christian Women associated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Singles meet up

A peninsula singles activity group is forming. The group will enjoy food, coffee and other adventures. The next gathering is scheduled for Feb. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Call Bobbie at 740-0832 or 260-5353 for the meeting location and more information.

It's fiesta time

Sterling Head Start, in cooperation with the Sterling Community Club, is hosting a Fiesta. It will include a Mexican dinner, variety show and auction on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Chef Michael Even is preparing the meal and the Skyview volleyball team will be serving. Tickets are $25 at Sterling Head Start, CBC Rentals, Alaska Wedding Brokers and Sedona Florist. If you would like to make a donation for the auction, inquire about tickets, or have any questions please call Sterling Head Start at 260-7446.

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