Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011

Host a foreign exchange student

The Kenai Peninsula College is recruiting hosts for college-age foreign exchange students for the 2011-12 school year. Hosting can be for the academic year, a semester, as a short term back-up or a day host. A small stipend to defray expenses is included. For more information contact Mark Larson at 283-9293 or or Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or

Group wants input on ski area project

Dave Scanlan and Mountain Rider's Alliance will be presenting the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project at the Kenai River Center on April 11, at 7 p.m. All feedback will be used to help us with the final sculpting of the project. For more information call 907-360-7366.

Events for Autism Awareness Month

National speaker Lauren Kerstien will do two free workshops on April 13. The morning workshop is open to anyone interested, at Soldotna High School Auditorium from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon workshop is free and open only to parents and requires registration at the It is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the portable across from the borough building. The 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Walk takes place April 16 at Skyview High School from noon to 2 p.m. Register online at For more information contact Tonja Updike, or 398-4214.

Soldotna Safety Day approaching

Soldotna Safety Day is May 21. Poster contest entries must be hand delivered or post marked by April 15. Participants packets are still available at Soldotna State Farm office. For more information call Nancy or Shanna at 262-4440. Safe Kids Coalition will be at Soldotna Safety Day offering car seat checks. All children that use a car seat must be present.

Kenai River Campus hosts oratory competition

The Alaska Native Oratory Society, a series of speaking events that provide opportunities for Alaska Native, Native American and non-Native high school and university students to develop their oratory skills, holds a regional competition at Kenai River Campus April 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Riverview commons. The public is invited. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at, or call 262-0328.

Yoga for breast cancer survivors held tonight

Restorative Yoga Class for Breast Cancer Survivors will be held April 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Spur Room. This class is offered free of charge. Contact Margie for more information at 262-9709.

Sterling seniors hold garage sale

The spring garage sale is April 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. A bake sale will also be held. For more information call the senior center at 262-6808.

Kasilof library open tonight

The Kasilof Public Library hosts an open house today from 4 to 7 p.m. Local writers will sign books. There will be refreshments. There will be silent auctions that include a signed copy of Dana Stabenow's latest book. Money will go to the library fund. The library is located at Tustumena Elementary School on the Sterling Highway just south of the Kasilof River.

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