Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008

DAV to meet

Chapter No. 5 of the Disabled American Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Bingo Hall, 902 Cook St., Kenai. The topic will be the department of Alaska state convention planned for May in Fairbanks. It is open to all veterans. For more information, call 283-4359.

Builders meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association's general membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Wisdom and Associates will present the sixth annual builders' jeopardy.

For more information, call 283-8071.

Moose host ball

The Kenai Moose Lodge will host a golden ball celebration for its members and their guests at 8 p.m. Saturday. Live music will be provided by Mark LaBrell. The ball ceremony will begin at 8:45 p.m. For more information, call 283-9181.

Open gym available

Soldotna Community Schools and Hope Community Resources will team up to provide open gym for families from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Soldotna Middle School. This will be an opportunity for Hope individuals and others in the community to have an evening of family time.

For more information, call Carmen at 262-3151, Ext 24.

Counseling board meeting set

The board of directors of Central Peninsula Counseling Services will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna.

For more information, call 260-3691.

Strength training workshop set

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service Office will hold a "StrongWomen Program Leader training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. The program is an evidence-based strength training program designed for mid-life and older women. Linda Tannehill with the Cooperative Extension Service will lead the workshop.

The topics covered will be tool kit content, exercise demonstrations, practice and breakout sessions for attendees to learn the exercises and how to teach them to participants.

For more information and cost, call 262-5824.

Gas pipeline presentation cancelled

The presentation by a ConocoPhilips representative slated for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center has been cancelled.

For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Book sale a real page turner

A used book sale will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Soldotna Public Library at 235 Binkley St.

The library is seeking donations of used books and puzzles in good condition. For more information, call 262-4227.

Dinner, auction fundraiser set

A family dinner, live music and auction fundraiser will be held to benefit Montessori Model United Nations Student Fund will be held Feb. 29 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music will played from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Performers will include Charming Daughters, David Edward-Smith, Baked Alaskans and other guest artists.

The price of admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Tickets are available at River City Books or by calling Soldotna Montessori at 260-9221.

Steak dinner fundraiser in Sterling

The Sterling Senior Center will hold at steak dinner with all the trimmings fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the center. The cost is $12.50 per person.

For more information, call 262-6808.

Caregiver meetings offered

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings:

* Kenai From 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 a presentation on "Dementia: Communicating and Relating" will be held at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Julie Beatty of Alzheimer's Resource Agency of Alaska will be the featured speaker.

* Soldotna From to 1 to 3 p.m. March 25 a caregiver support meeting will be held at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call 262-1280 or e-mail

Potatoes to be discussed

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the bridge access intersection.

The program will be "Potatoes and More Potatoes" presented by Dr. Jeff Smeenk, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative extension specialist in commercial horticulture. He is based out of Palmer.

He will include information from his research and survey work on potatoes, soil quality enhancement and non-herbicide methods of week control in potato growing. There will be 15 varieties of potatoes for taste testing and general evaluation.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 398-8669.

Rotary raffle offers hope

The Rotary Club of Soldotna will hold a raffle fundraiser to benefit Project HOPE and home construction for 10 families in Nicaragua. Two hundred tickets will be sold for a chance to win a 50 inch big screen plasma TV. The drawing will be held March 6.

For more information, call Chuck Cook at 953-2560.

Counseling association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association will meet from noon to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Kenai Peninsula Counselor's co-op office at 35126 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 3. It is open to the public.

For more information or directions, e-mail Beth at

March of Dimes walk planned

The annual March of Dimes fundraiser, March for Babies, will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

For more information, call (800) 525-9255 or visit

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