Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cancer support group to meet

There will be a meeting for men affected by prostate cancer at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

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.

Cinderella seeks fairy god-mothers

The Soldotna High School Student Council is collecting gently used homecoming, prom, and bridesmaid dresses/shoes/accessories for Cinderella's Closet 2010.

This is a program to help all area high school students in need with items for prom. Items can be dropped off to room 9 at the school. For more information, e-mail Meggean L. Bos at .

Winter carnival slated

Tustumena Elementary School will host its second annual Winterfest Carnival and Chinese auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. There will be food, games. A Dino Jump also is planned.

For more information, call 260-1345.

Renewable energy on tap

Kenai Peninsula Association for Renewable Energy, KDLL Public Radio FM 91.9, Alaska Wind Industries and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present a catered conference with speakers and demonstrations relating to renewable energy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center.

The public is welcome to attend for all or any part of the conference. Call the center for an agenda.

A suggested donation of $2 per person for admission will go to support an audio tour of local renewable energy projects.

For more information, call Laura Forbes at 283-1991, or e-mail her at

Agility class offered

A beginning dog agility class will be held starting Feb. 23 at the Kenai Kennel Club at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Agility is sport where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and able to do basic obedience commands, such as sit, down and stay. For more information or to sign up for the class, call 283-7515.

Cheating to be discussed

The Roundtable Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue and Kenai Peninsula College Student Union will host a discussion "Why We Cheat: Is it ever okay? What are the social, economic and ethical implications?" on Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to join in a potluck meal, and from 7 to 9 p.m. for video and dialogue. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367 or e-mail .

Pets to be discussed

The Kenai Animal Control Officer, Christi Matti, will make a presentation at the Kenai Community Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Her topics will be picking the right pet, basic pet care and winterizing your pet. Call 283-4378 for more information.

Seniors put on a play

The Sterling Senior Center will present the musical production of "It's Chili In Old Texas or She Loved Frank And Beans" on Feb. 27 and 28.

The Saturday the show will start at 6 p.m. and the Sunday dessert matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the front desk in advance only. Tickets are $20 for the dinner show.

Dinner fundraiser planned

The 30th annual AFS gourmet dinner fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Catholic Church in Kenai. Tickets are available at River City Books and from AFS members. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 14 years old and under.

This is a fundraiser for Kenai Peninsula students wishing to go abroad on a student exchange with the AFS program and for families hosting AFS students here.

There will be fine dining, and entertainment by the AFS students who are here on exchange.

For more information, call Debbie Boyle at 252-7422 or e-mail

Garden club digs in

Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 2 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near the Bridge Access Road intersection. The topic will be "Gardening, Our Best Heath Care Option."

The featured speaker will be Chris Greig of Sea Ag Fertilizer in Palmer. Greig will emphasize building healthy soil for healthy plants, resulting in healthy animals and people.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632 or 398-8669 or e-mail

Library fundraiser planned

The Friends of Kenai Community Library will sponsor a fundraiser for the library addition from 7 to 9 p.m. March 10 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

A silent and outcry auction and other events will be held. Proceeds will go toward a matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. Items, gift certificates are needed for the auctions and other events.

Call Kathy Heus at 283-7930 or Donna Peterson at 398-4335 for pick up of items or more information.

Spring bazaar, bake sale slated

The Nikiski Senior center will have its spring bazaar and bake sale April 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors may rent a table for $15 a day or both days for $20.

For more information, call 776-7654, Ext. 6.

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