Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006

SoHi after-prom committee to meet

The Soldotna High School after-prom committee will meet at 6 p.m. today in the library. The committee needs assistance with chaperoning, planning and coordinating activities.

Disabled vets to meet

The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Bingo Hall. All veterans are welcome. For more information, call 776-7080 or 283-4359.

Herb growing class set to sprout

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will host Great Gardening Herbs to Grow and Use from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The featured speaker will be Julie Riley, horticulturist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 262-5824.

Free health screenings set

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention in conjunction with the Kenai Public Health and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Childfind Program will offer free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children ages birth through 5, but not yet in kindergarten.

Immunizations will be available at some sites. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following locations, Friday at the Kenai Public Health Office; Monday at Sterling Head Start; March 23 at Tustumena Elementary School; March 28 at the Nikiski Recreation Center; and March 31 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Applications also will be available to apply for the Sterling Head Start, Kenaitze Head Start and the Nikiski North Star prekindergarten program for the 2006-07 school year. To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Chicken dinner fundraiser slated

The Kenai Eagles No. 5765 will host an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner fund-raiser from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the lodge. Proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund. The cost is $10. For more information, call 283-3496.

School hosts open house

Grace Lutheran School will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school on Ciechanski Road. It is open to the public. Refreshments and craft activities will be available for children while parents talk to teachers and tour the facility. For more information, call 293-9551.

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra Band. Beginners should come early, as the easiest dances start at 7 p.m. Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 can get in for free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

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