Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 04, 2011

Woodturners meet

The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners Chapter will hold their April meeting at 1 p.m. on April 9 at the Workforce Development Center/Kenai Central High School on Lawton Street, in Kenai. Following a business meeting, there will be a live demonstration at the lathe showing how to turn a segmented cookie jar/canister. Members and anyone interested are invited to attend the demonstration and learn more about the new woodturning group. For information call Al Janonis 776-8887.

Cook Inlet Regional Planning team talks salmon

The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team will meet April 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association. The selection of pink and sockeye salmon brood stock for Lower Cook Inlet salmon enhancement projects and Hatchery Annual Management Plans will be reviewed. The meeting is open to public. Information about location is available by calling 907-283-5761 and the agenda is posted online at under "CIAA News."

League of Women Voters meet

The Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters will meet April 8 at noon at Christ Lutheran Church, on the Spur Highway in Soldotna. Guest speaker will be Phil St. John of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology. St. John will speak on Net Zero Energy. The public is invited. Coffee will be available. Call 260-3111 for more information.

Kenai Saturday Market needs vendors

Kenai Saturday Market is now accepting applications for the summer 2011 season, May 21 through Sept. 10. Alaska grown fruits and vegetables and Alaskan made crafts are welcome. The market is held in front of the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Low rates start at just $20 per Saturday. Call Harold at 283-1991.

Blood wanted

Blood Bank of Alaska is headed to Kenai and Soldotna from April 25 to 28. Call 907-222-5630 for an appointment and more info.

Summer day camp registration now on

Registration is open for the Kenai Watershed Forum's new summer day camp. There will be nine sessions throughout the summer. For more information, visit:

Run for the River registration open

Registration begins April 1 for the Run for the River five-kilometer and 10-mile event to benefit the Kenai Watershed Forum, to be held June 11. The event is sponsored by Central Peninsula Hospital. For more information go to:

KWF members meet

The Kenai Watershed Forum holds its annual membership meeting April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. We'll discuss current projects, hot topics and future plans. There will be a presentation and report from Robert Ruffner, KWF Executive Director, followed by a Q&A session. KWF staff and board of directors will be on hand to visit with as well. The meeting is open to the public.

Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers meet, vote

Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers holds its general meeting at the Albatross on K-Beach Road, April 7, at 7 p.m. Members will elect officers for the board.

Oilers offer grads scholarships

The Peninsula Oilers are giving away four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors, one each to the four major area high schools (Soldotna, Skyview, Kenai and Nikiski). Deadline to apply is Friday, April 22. For more information, contact your counselor or visit the Oilers website at

Soldotna Safety Day coming

Participant packets are available for Soldotna Safety Day, to be held May 21. Packets are at the Soldotna State Farm insurance office. The poster contest entry forms are also ready. All submitted entries receive a prize. For more information call Nancy or Shanna, 262-4440.

Dispose of old drugs

The Drug Enforcement Agency and Alaska State Troopers will hold a national drug collection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30. The event will be at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, 299 North Binkley.

Learn to swim in Nikiski

Nikiski Pool swim lessons Set 4 starts April 12 and runs through April 28. Sign-ups start April 4, 4 p.m. at the Nikiski Pool and include beginners at 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Tiny Tots at 2 p.m., and intermediates at 4 p.m. Call Nigel at 776-8800 for more information.

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