Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004

Sterling seniors to serve dinner

The Sterling Senior Center will serve a St. Patrick's dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the center. Dinner will be corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, rolls and dessert. There will be live music and door prizes. The cost is $8 per plate. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to sign up, call 262-6808.

Historical society meeting scheduled

The Soldotna Historical Society will have a board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Barbara at 262-4157.

KCHS students plan blood drive

The Kenai Central High School Civic Service class of 2004 will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Life Assembly of God Church across from the school. For more information, call 260-5672.

Wrestlers team up with food bank for CANstruction

The Soldotna Whalers wrestling team and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will present the Soldotna Whalers USA freestyle wrestling tournament and spring CANstruction starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. More than 400 wrestlers are expected to participate, and CANstruction prizes will be awarded to the individual and team that collects the most cans, as well as the person with the most unusual can and the largest can. Spectators are invited to participate. For more information, call Mary Hutchinson at 262-4260.

District 33 Democratic caucus to meet

District 33 Democrats will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in room 132 at Kenai Peninsula College. Agenda items will include electing district officers and delegates to the state convention, voting on resolutions and offering the opportunity for delegates to express their preference for the presidential candidate. District 33 includes Central, Kenai 1, Kenai 2, Kenai 3, Kalifornsky Beach Road and Soldotna precincts. For more information, call Sharon Waisanen at 262-6289.

Community danced planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Beginners are welcome. The easiest dances begin at 7 p.m. Participants are reminded to bring clean shoes. The cost is $5 and children under 16 are admitted free with an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

AARP of Alaska to offer tax assistance

The American Association of Retired Persons is offering free income tax assistance for senior citizens, low- to middle-income families and single-parent households from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 15 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center at 3935 Svedlund. All returns are e-filed without charge. Earned income and other tax credits are computed. Internal Revenue Service trained AARP volunteers will be available to help. For more information or to make an appointment, call 235-7655.

Davis to speak at Kenai library

Donald Davis, a nationally recognized storyteller, will give a presentation at 6 p.m. March 29 at the Kenai Community Library. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Senior service board to meet April 7

The Nikiski Senior Service board will meet at 4:30 p.m. April 7 at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Little League to begin registration

The Soldotna Little League will hold player registration at its office on 374 Lovers Lane in Soldotna above Alaska Great Skate from 5 to 8 p.m. March 24; from noon to 4 p.m. March 27; and from noon to 4 p.m. April 3. For more information, call Hope Thompson at 262-1757.

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