Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Counseling board meeting set

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

For more information, call 260-3691.

Gas pipeline presentation canceled

The presentation by a ConocoPhilips representative slated for Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center has been canceled. 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. Wednesday at 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 Friday 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 and Baked Alaskans.

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

King and I production continues

Kenai Performers will present "The King and I" by Rogers and Hammerstein at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. The cost is $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available in Kenai at Charlotte's and Halcyon Salon; in Soldotna at River City Books and Sweeney's Clothing; at Whitey's Music Shop on Kalifornsky Beach Road; in Nikiski at M & M Market; or at the door.

In conjunction with the production Charlotte's will offer a dinner and show special featuring a Thai menu Saturday. The option includes dinner at Charlotte's before the show at 5 p.m. then VIP seating for the production. The dinner special price is $50 per person and includes a ticket to the show.

For more information, call Chris Cook at 252-7929.

On Saturday at dinner Charlotte's will auction a work of artist Mary Krull. Krull has created a window featuring King Mongkut's elephant design.

Star party planned

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will host a star party at 7 p.m. Friday. Community members are invited to see the night sky through a telescope.

For more information, call Kathy at 283-2000.

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 nonherbicide methods of week control in potato growing. There will be 15 varieties of potatoes for taste testing and general evaluation.

For more information, call 398-8669.

CIRCAC to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. March 28 in the conference room at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 800-652-7222 or 283-7222.

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