Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The KPC Phi Theta Kappa and KPC Showcase lecture with Fulbright Scholar Dr. Asma Al-Kitbi was held Monday.

The Clarion regrets the error.

Rummage sale fundraiser set

The Soldotna Community Playground will hold a rummage sale Saturday at the Soldotna High School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at 7 p.m. Friday at the school. For prior drop off information, call Carolyn at 394-0802 or 283-4566. Proceeds will go toward building a playground at Soldotna Creek Park. Visit for more information.

Council meeting scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Seward High School Library. It is open to the public.

For more information or a copy of the agenda, call Sue Evanson at 262-0318 or e-mail .

Parenting group forms

A parent discussion group, known as Community Caf, a format where parents come together to tackle the challenges of parenting. The group will meet April 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Call Michele Jaeger or Julia Jackson for more information. RSVP as Lunch will be provided. Call 1-800-278-3723 if child care is needed.

Immunization clinic hours extended

Kenai Public Health Center is extending walk-in immunization clinic hours Wednesday for children who need to meet the varicella requirement for school. The center will have walk-in immunization clinic at the Kenai Public Health Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call 335-3400 for more information. Parents are asked to bring their child's immunization record with them.

Gardeners gather

Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road. The topic will be "Garden Planning, Yards to Gardens, Control Common Garden Weeds."

Meetings are open to the public. Refreshments and sometimes door prizes are available, For more information, visit .

Spring carnival slated

Cook Inlet Academy will host a spring carnival at 6 p.m. April 9. Face painting, crazy hair, jumping house, cake walk, sponge toss, bottle toss, coin toss, fish pond, silent auction, and bucket prizes donated by local businesses are some of the planned activities.

Raffle tickets cost $10 each and include approximately eight chances to win prizes.

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

Catfish dinner set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a catfish fry April 3 from 5 and 7 p.m. Coleslaw, hush puppies, baked beans, and bread pudding also will be served. The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6.25 for children under 10. Sign up at the front desk, or call 262-6808 for more information.

Nonprofits to meet

The Nonprofit Organization executive director group will meet on the first Friday of each month at noon at Charlottes in Kenai. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

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