Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005

Volunteers for wildlife education sought

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are seeking qualified and interested volunteers to give classroom presentations about bears in the Kenai and Soldotna area. Volunteers will make use of Fish and Game kits and resources. Volunteers are needed one to two days a week during the school year.

For more information, e-mail Lilly Goodman at

Open house set

The Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. today at the center's office at Kalifornsky Beach Road next to Fish and Game. It will showcase its low-vision equipment and services.

DAV to meet

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 will meet at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Bingo Hall. It is open to all veterans. For more information, call Glenn Schrader at 283-4359.

Cajun dinner, auction set

Soldotna After the Bell will hold its third annual cajun dinner and outcry auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The auction preview begins at 5 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person and available at River City Books or by calling Tammy at 262-9796 or Ginger at 262-7516.

Asian relief fund-raiser planned

Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey will host a communitywide fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Skyview High School in response to the Asian disaster. Planned activities include a bake sale to benefit Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, a quilt drawing for hospice, a blood drive for the Alaska Red Cross and a garage sale for the Rotary Foundation.

Donations for the garage sale can be dropped off at the school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday. For more information, call 262-9107 or 262-7675.

CIAA to meet

The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association will hold its 28th annual board of directors meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. It is open to the public.

Car seat safety checks slated

Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids For the Central Peninsula area, in conjunction with Safe Kids Buckle Up program, Hutchings Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Alaska Highway Safety Office and Central Peninsula General Hospital, will hold a car seat safety check from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hutchings Chevrolet on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

The new Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids Car Seat Check-Up trailer will be introduced and certified child passenger safety technicians will perform inspections and train parents and care givers how to install and adjust their car seats properly.

For more information, call CPGH at 714-4539 or e-mail

Annual lip sync contest scheduled

Application deadline for the annual Soldotna Community Schools Showin' Off the Kids lip sync contest is Saturday. Children ages kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible.

Contestants are to drop off their applications at Dairy Queen in Soldotna and are reminded that the two-minute taped music selection must be attached.

The contest will be held March 5 at Soldotna High School. For more information or to obtain an application, call Carmen Triana at 262-6768.

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