Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006

Girls conference slated

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its second annual Young Women’s Teen Event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Solid Rock Bible Camp. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The conference celebrates young women and introduces opportunities available to them. Laura Dagon, director of Laura Model and Talent Agency in Anchorage, will be the featured speaker. Lunch, attendance prizes and a grand prize are included.

The cost is $10. Scholarships are available. Brochures and registration forms are available at Kenai Peninsula Borough schools, River City Books and Walters and Associates in Kenai. To preregister call Paula at 260-4917 or Barbara at 262-4014. For program information, call Annie Berge at 262-6133.

Miners meeting ready to dig in

Alaska Miners Association will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Kenai Peninsula College Room 101. The topic will be events happening in the mining industry. For more information, call Kenneth Lee at 776-5173 or e-mail him at

Dinner, desert auction fundraiser slated

The Kenai Church of God will host an all-you-can-eat southern-fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling Senior Center. A desert auction will follow. The cost of admission is $7.50 per person. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund. For more information, call 262-3888.

Dinner, dessert auction up for bids

There will be a dinner and desert auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 in Soldotna. A choice of chicken alfredo or shrimp fettucini will be served with vegetables, salad and dessert. The cost is $10. Proceeds will help pay for the state convention held in June.

Concert fundraiser set to play

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula will host 9spine in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Sentio and Sarah Jane Superman also are scheduled. Proceeds will support the SPCA of the Kenai Peninsula for animal rescue. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at Old Town Music in Kenai or at the door.

Relay for Life meeting slated

The Relay for Life planning team will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Central Peninsula General Hospital in the Illiamna Room. Volunteers are needed to help plan the June 2 and 3 relay. For more information, call 262-6656.

Performance, auction to benefit boy

Drop of a Hat Performers will hold a fundraiser performance and auction to benefit 10-year-old Gabriel Boyle of Kenai, who is being treated for leukemia at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, at 6 p.m. March 31 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Actors will perform skits and there will be an outcry dessert auction and a silent auction. Admission is $5 at the door.

Donations of goods and services for the silent auction are being accepted. Donations of gum, comic books, get-well cards and similar items are being accepted for weekly care packages for Gabe. Donations can be dropped off at Nikiski Middle-High School, Sears Elementary and Mountain View Elementary. For more information on donations, call Kimb Remsen at Sears at 283-4826 or MaryLou Klauder at Mountain View at 283-6148.

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