Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010

St. Patrick's Day party set

The Soldotna Senior Center will host a St. Patrick's Day community celebration dinner and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. March 17. A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner will all the trimmings will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 years old and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the senior center, Sweeney's Clothing and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and location, call 262-2322.

NPRSA to meet

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski pool. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 776-8800.

CGC class slated

The American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award is to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in public. A class to prepare dogs to test for this award begins March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Dog Obedience Group (PenDOG) facility on K-Beach Road. The class will continue for 7 weeks.

The AKC CGC test will be given May 1. For more information or to register for the class, call 262-6846 or visit

Deaf issues to be discussed

Independent Living Center and The State of Alaska will present guest speaker Liz Andrews from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 and 24 at the Aspen Hotel Soldotna (board room.) Liz Andrews, who has been certified to teach Deaf Advocacy Training will be our featured speaker. Andrews was born and raised in Alaska, experiences deafness herself and is President of the Alaska Deaf Council. She will be assisting ILC and local advocates to understand rights of individuals to effective communication under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will help communities develop an action plan to ensure their rights. For more information, call Toni Pease at 262-6333.

Community hockey planned

The North Peninsula Recreation is offering public hockey and hockey pick up games Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 11 years old and helmets are required. For more information, call Nikiski Pool at 776-8800.

Send us your photos!

Pet photos can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household. They can be dropped off at the Kenai office, mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611, or e-mailed to A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

Community ping pong continues

Public ping pong is held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Redoubt Elementary School. For more information, call Ron at 262-7899.

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