Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kids talent contest Saturday

Showin' Off the Kids, a lip synch and choreography contest, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Youth in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will participate. The cost is $5 for adults or $3 for students. For more information, call 262-3151, Ext 24.

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. Monday at 145 Main St. Loop in Kenai.

For more information, call 283-3136.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna.

For more information, call 283-4678.

Cancer fundraiser a cut above

Volunteers for the cancer fundraiser St. Baldricks will have their haircut at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Soldotna Sports Center. To register log on to For more information, call Ben Simonds at 262-4792.

St. Baldrick's is a volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family.

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.

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

KCHS class of '88 reunion planned

The Kenai Central High School Class of 1988 reunion coordinator is seeking information of classmates for the 20th class reunion. For more information or to check in, call Tonya Silk at 283-7875 or e-mail her at 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.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072. Arrangements may be made to pick up donations.

Kids reading program continues

The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched.

For more information, call 953-7262.

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