Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Food bank plans one-day closure

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be closed today for employee education. It will resume regular hours Thursday. For more information, call 262-3111.

Recycling group to meet again

Re-group, a local recycling education group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. It is open to the public. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

Fish and Game advisory to meet

The Kenai and Soldotna Fish and Game advisory committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at Kenai Peninsula College. The topics will be Fish and Game proposals and a presentation of proposed coal mining across the inlet. For more information, call Gary Dawkins at 262-3993.

Student art show set at Skyview

Skyview High School will host its 18th annual Student Art Visual Feast Thursday through April 28 at the Kenai Fine Arts Guild on Main Street. The juried art show is sponsored through the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Open house will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Biathlon club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building. It is open to the public. For more information, Call Sherry at 262-1690.

Little League registration continues

· Kenai Little League will hold registration at Safeway in Kenai on the following days and times: Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration may be done online at For more information, call Jim at 283-7359.

· Soldotna Little League will hold registration from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Little League Bingo Hall by Sal’s Diner. For more information, call Vicki 398-6363. A Web site is available at

Coaches and umpires are needed.

Competitive softball tryouts planned

Girls aged 16 and under interested in participating on a competitive team that will travel are asked to call Jay Griffel 776-8504.

Cheerleading registration continues

Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner Association will hold registration for cheerleading from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Safeway. For more information, call 262-4870.

Deaf Fun Day slated

Immanuel Baptist Church will hold a Deaf Fun Day at noon Saturday at Mile 15 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Potluck begins at noon, followed by games and volleyball. Deaf persons and friends of the deaf are invited to attend. For more information, call 283-9361.

Community egg hunt scheduled

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host a free community Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday at the center. Bags will be provided. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather.

Miners set to dig in

Kenai Peninsula Branch of the Alaska Miners Association will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula College in room 157 and 158. The featured speaker will be Dennis Steffy with MAPTS/UAA. He will give a demonstration of Gold Genie. Participants may bring concentrates to run. It is open to the public. For more information, call Kenneth Lee at 776-5173 or 398-1178.

Kasilof book fair planned

Kasilof Public Library and Tustumena Elementary School will hold a Scholastic buy-one get-one free book fair with new and used books from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and April 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and April 13 and 17 in the school’s library. Proceeds will benefit the Kasilof Public Library. For complete information or to make a donation, call 252-1120 or 260-3152.

Gardening club seeks members

A new garden club is forming in the area and is seeking members. An organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 406110 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Landscape architect Nancy Casey will discuss landscape planning and design. Refreshments will be available and door prizes awarded. For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632.

Bear baiting clinics offered

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold black bear baiting clinics at the following dates and times: April 11 at 6 p.m. at Seward High School; and April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show.

Hunters may not register a baiting station in Units 6D, and 14A and B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed an approved Fish and Game clinic. Clinics are three hours long and provided free of charge. They are open to the public. For more information, call 262-9368.

Mother, daughter tea poised

ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center will host a fundraising mother-daughter tea from 1 to 4 p.m. April 14. The theme will be “The Bride of Christ.”

To reserve a table or for more information, call the center’s office at 283-9062.

Health fair ready to pump you up

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in the Denali Conference Room, in the lower level of the Mountain Tower. Blood testing, PSA testing for prostate cancer and thyroid screening will be available for a fee. Other basic health screening will be available for free.

For more information, call 714-4775.

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