Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2009

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center provides walk-in immunization services Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information call 335-3400.

A special immunization walk-in clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai. Parents are reminded to bring their child's immunization records. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Gardeners dig in

On Tuesday the Central Peninsula Garden Club's monthly program meeting will be "Peony Growing in Alaska." Presenters are Sue Kent and Clay Sullivan, owners of Midnight Sun Peonies. They will update attendees on the commercial cut-flower peony industry that is developing in Alaska. Their topic will be about their experience planting more than 7,000 peonies on their farm in Sterling, as well as their recent visit to established peony farms in New Zealand and Tasmania.

Club programs are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near the Bridge Access Road intersection. Meetings are open to the public. Refreshments are served and sometimes door prizes are awarded.

The club is selling 50 pound bags of ground codfish meal fertilizer as a fundraiser. Register and pre-pay at the next program. Price break for large orders. For more information, e-mail Marion at or call 283-4632.

Food classes offered

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold six classes on "How to Make the Most of Your Food Dollars" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 21 at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna. Colleen Sonneville with the Cooperative Extension Service will be the facilitator. For more information, call 262-3111.

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

Beekeepers all a buzz

The Peninsula Beekeep group will meet at 6 p.m. April 14 at the Soldotna Middle school.

The topic will be "Sustainable Beekeeping and Integrated Pest management" presented by Steve and Linda Albers. It is open to the public. For more information, call Brian at 252-8511 or Rosy at 398-7604.

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

Kids' activities sought

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May 18 through Aug. 18 may submit activities.

Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; e-mail address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of activity.

Deadline to submit information is April 30.

E-mailed submissions are required. E-mail Just Kidding information to In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

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