Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little league registration coming soon

Kenai Little League baseball clinics and registration begin Feb. 21 and 23 at the Kenai Middle School gym. Clinics will be held every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. for players ages 4 to 10. Older players, ages 11 to 18, will have gym time on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Clinics and gym times run through spring break. Call Gary Oliver at 283-7487 or Oliver Amend at 283-0895 for more information.

Fundraiser to help local fight breast cancer

Supporters of breast cancer patient Anna Grant of Ninilchik, daughter of Alvin Steik host a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and dessert auction to raise money for her on March 5 at 5 p.m., at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds in the community room. For information, to help or to donate, contact Debra Henderson at (907)252-3544.

Kasilof special use area discussion coming

State Sen. Tom Wagoner hosts a meeting for the public to discuss the proposed Kasilof River Special Use Area with Rick Thompson, a Regional Land Manager from the state's Division of Mining, Land and Water on Feb. 26 at Tustumena Elementary School from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call the senator's Kenai office at 283-7996.

Adult volleyball starting

North Peninsula Recreation is accepting team registrations for its Adult Coed Volleyball League. Registration deadline is March 11, so get your team together today! Games will be held on Mondays and Saturdays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Season starts March 21 and runs through the end of April. For more information please call 776-8800.

Summer soccer registration open

The Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for outdoor soccer for ages 4 years through 12th grade. For grades 6 to 12, the season runs from June 6 through July 23, the cost is $70 and the registration deadline is Friday, April 15, at 4 p.m. For ages 4 years to 5th grade, the season runs from June 13 through July 30. Cost is $60 and the registration deadline is Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. The child must be 4 by April 22. All participants must be 2011 members. Membership cost is $10 for kindergarten and under, $75 for 1st -- 12th graders. Scholarships are available. Registrations are taken at the Kenai Recreation Center, or fax to 283-4675. For more information call 283-3318.

Craft fair in Nikiski

North Peninsula Recreation hosts a Craft Fair Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Admission is free. Booth spaces for vendors are $10. Register at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center by March 25. For more information contact Tammy or Jackie 776-8800.

Kids' car seat checks offered

Safety experts host a child car seat check on Feb. 25, at Central Emergency Services/Soldotna Fire Department, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children ages 0-15. Stop in and have a child passenger safety technician check your child's seat. For more information contact Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539, or or

Energy efficiency workshop available

Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology hosts a workshop, "Energy Efficiency and Net Zero Energy Workshop," including information on electric vehicles and solar thermal applications in Alaska on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Complex. Cost for the workshop is $80, regular; $40, student; and $225 w/CE Certificate (scholarships available). Register online at

Boosters hold dessert auction

The Kenai Basketball Booster Club sponsors a silent dessert auction Saturday at Kenai Central High School to raise funds for the program. Bidding begins during the JV girls game at noon, and continues through the afternoon games. Winning bidders can pick up their desserts after half-time of the boys' varsity game.

Real estate mini workshop scheduled

A real estate workshop will be held on Saturday at the Soldotna Realty Inc. office at the corner of K-Beach and Chugach Drive. The workshop will start at 10 a.m. and include information about HUD homes, buyers, specialty loans and bidding procedures. Real estate licensees and the general public are welcome. For more information call 262-4402.

Come play dodgeball

North Peninsula Recreation is accepting team registrations for its Adult Coed Dodgeball League. Registration deadline is March 11. League night will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Season runs March 23 through April 27. For more information please call 776-8800.

Moving day for Kenai library

The Kenai Community Library will be closed to transition to its new space from March 7 to March 27. Watch the Library's webpage,, and Facebook for any possible changes. No checked-out items are due while the library is closed.

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