Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2006

Community playgroup slated

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program will hold community playgroups from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursdays. For children ages 1 year to 36 months. Children will have opportunities to explore different play centers. For more information and location, call Angie at 714-6671 or Renie at 714-6647.

Bear baiting clinics planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three free black bear baiting clinics on the peninsula. Hunters who have already attended a clinic and been certified do not need to attend again. Clinics are approximately three hours long. Clinics will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center on 514 Funny River Road; at 6 p.m. April 16 at Seward High School in Room 201; and at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Soldotna Sports Center during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show. Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. For more information, call 262-9368.

Boyle fundraiser set

There will be a fundraiser to help defray the cost of cancer treatment for Gabe Boyle from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Middle School. Live entertainment, fun jump, concessions, climbing wall, egg hunt, art stations, face painting, balloon art, bingo, bunko and a cake walk are some of the planned activities. “Gabe” bracelets also will be on sale. The cost for admission is $1. Tickets for activities and door prizes are $.50 each. For more information, call Jean Dixon at 283-4896.

Ethics to be discussed

The League of Women Voters Alaska will host a panel discussion on ethics at noon April 8 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Featured speakers will be Joyce Anderson, administrator of the Legislative Ethics Committee and Pete Sprague, president of the Alaska Municipal League. For more information, call 262-3908.

Music workshops, dance set to play

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host two music shops April 15 at the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Youth workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and adults workshops will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Both workshops will use contra and square dance tunes. The instructor will be music teacher Mary Schallert of Anchorage. All instruments are welcome. The cost is $15 per person and includes an opportunity to play at the community contra dance scheduled for 7 p.m. the same night at the school. Preregistration is recommended. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227.

SoHi promenade tickets available

Advance tickets for Soldotna High School annual seek-a-peek promenade are available at the school. Only 250 will be sold. The cost is $5. Prom will be held April 22.

YCC job applications deadline set

The deadline for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs applications is by close of the business day at refuge head quarters April 28. Participants will work 40 hours a week from June 12 through Aug. 4. Job duties will include trail maintenance, campground cleanup, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. For complete information, call 262-7021.

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