Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2008

Car seat check slated

A car seat check will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Central Emergency Services Station No. 1, across from McDonald's in Soldotna. For more information, call Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539.

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. Friday at the center. The cost is $12.50 per person. For more information, call 262-6808.

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.

Miners dig in

Kenai branch of the Alaska Miners Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mining and Petroleum Training Service Building at the Kenai Peninsula College Campus. The topic will be issues concerning small scale mining and recreational mining in Alaska. It is open to the public. For more information, call Kenneth Lee at 776-5173 or 398-1178.

Beepkeepers to meet

The Peninsula Beekeepers (BKEEP) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Soldotna Middle School's library. A video on "Top Bar Hives" and a presentation on making honey sticks will be discussed. For more information, call Steve Albers at 260-6121 or Rosy Thompson at 398-7604.

Potatoes to be discussed

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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 at 953-2560.

Foster care, adoption meeting set

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services will hold a meeting about foster care and adoption from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10 at 145 Main St. Loop in Kenai.

For more information, call Holly Mercado or Allison Gottesman at (907) 283-3136.

Autism to be discussed

Doctor Susan Hepburn will give a free presentation on autism from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. It is open to the public. For more information, call The Alaska Autism Resource Center at 866-301-7372.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

SoHi Class of '88 seeks information

Reunion organizers for the Soldotna High School Class of 1988 are seeking information of classmates.

For more information or to check in call, Shelly Endsley at 262-5361 or visit

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi's law office.

For more information, call 398-0480.

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