Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Flight instructors take wing

Kenai Peninsula Flight Instructors’ Association will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the MARC hanger in Soldotna. The topics will be spins and spin prevention and transition training into tailwheel, high performance and complex aircraft. For more information, call 283-5700.

KCHS after-grad meeting scheduled

Kenai Central High School parents of seniors will meet at 7 p.m. today in the little theater at the school to plan for after-graduation activities. For more information, e-mail Kim Foley at

Senior Olympics continue

The central peninsula 2007 Senior Olympics continues through Saturday at venues in Kenai and Soldotna. Events include pool, water walking, cribbage, bridge, daths, walking, shuffleboard, Hand and Foot, basketball, bowling, Tripoly, pinochle, Mexican dominoes, poker and ping pong. An awards event and no-host dinner will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Ginger's Restaurant at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. For a complete schedule, more information, or to sign up to compete, contact the area senior citizens centers.

Hospital directors to meet

The board of directors for CPGH,Inc. will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Iliamna Conference Room at Central Peninsula Hospital. It is open to the public. For a copy of the agenda visit

Builders nail down meeting

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Wisdom and Associates will present builders jeopardy. Prizes will be given. For more information, call 283-8071.

Softball association seeks members

The Kenai Softball Association is accepting nominations for board members. Interested community members may log on at and submit a nomination. Nominations close Friday.

SoHi after-prom committee to meet

Soldotna High School parents of juniors will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the teachers lounge to plan for its after prom party. The committee is seeking volunteers. For more information, call Jenn Barkman at 260-6962 or e-mail her at

Pop Warner seeks volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner Board is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the local board. For more information, call Shelli Furlong at 252-7692 or Lee Young at 260-1901.

Wine tasting fundraiser slated

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will host a wine tasting and appetizer fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Soldotna Senior Center. Select wines will be auctioned off to benefit the KPBA scholarship fund.

Table sponsorships are available for $200. Cab service will be available. The cost of admission is $45 dollars per person. Tickets are available from the following members: Marilyn Pipkin with First National Bank Alaska at 283-6810 , Nichole Smith with Southcentral Title Agency at 262-4494, Jeff Twait with DG Smith Builders, LLC at 262-2887, Mike Winegarden with the Floor Center at 260-6646 or KPBA at 283-8071.

Snowmachine fundraiser set to ride

The Way Out Women (WOW) will hold its annual snowmachine ride March 3. Proceeds will benefit Central Peninsula Hospital’s cancer fund that assists local cancer patients. The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will administer the funds through the Oncology and Infusion Center at Central Peninsula Hospital.

The $100 entry fee will include a continental breakfast, “goody bag” and a limited edition T-shirt. There will be prizes and a chance to ride the new Polaris snowmachines. Riders are encouraged to seek pledges. Pledges can be turned in early or at the event.

Registration is ongoing, however there is no longer a guarantee that “goody bags” will be available. For registration information, call Kathy Lopeman at 283-7602, 714-4490 or e-mail her at Registration forms should be mailed to W.O.W. Ride c/o Kathy Lopeman, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Food bank fundraiser set to build

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting the 2007 CANstruction event at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center from April 2-21.

Sculptures made out of nonperishable food items are eligible for awards such as the CAN-Do Award or the Ton-O-Tin Award. Food collected will be distributed to needy Kenai Peninsula residents. The event is open to businesses, organizations and families.

Entry forms are available at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3111.

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