Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bear baiting clinic offered

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold black bear baiting clinics at the following dates and times: Wednesday 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.

Good News Clubs to meet

The last Good News Club meetings of the school year will be held at the following schools: today at Soldotna Elementary and Aurora Borealis Charter; and Thursday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary, Cook Inlet Academy, Sears Elementary and Mountain View Elementary. Clubs meet immediately after school and last for one hour. Children are taught moral values and character qualities through lessons, games and songs. Volunteer leaders are screened for child protection. Parents are welcome to attend and are responsible for transportation. Permission slips are available at the schools.

An informational meeting for parents will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. today in the conference room at Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Phyllis Yankey at 262-9605.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

Carnival fundraiser set for fun

Cook Inlet Academy will hold its annual spring carnival at 6 p.m. today in the school’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit playground equipment and paving the school’s parking lot. Food, games and prizes are planned as well as a jumping house. Students are selling raffle tickets for mega prizes. Tickets also are available at the school’s office.

For more information, call Kerri Nelson at 262-9642.

KCHS touring choir set to sing

The Kenai Central High School choir, featuring the recently returned KCHS European tour choir, will perform at 7 p.m. today at KCHS.

The evening includes slides from the Spain and France trip, as well as a chocolate fountain, coffee and bottled water following the concert. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Peaceful people to meet

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. today at River City Books in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts, 262-5447.

Ping pong offered

Free ping pong nights will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Monday, April 24, 27, May 1, 4 and then every Monday and Wednesday thereafter at Redoubt Elementary School on Binkley Street in Soldotna. Tables and equipment will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club and Redoubt Elementary School.

Participants are asked to bring a paddle if they have one available as supplies will depend on the number of people showing up each week.

Community members ages 6 and up may participate. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Ron Levy at 262-7899 or e-mail him at

Kids activities sought

The Clarion is seeking submissions for its annual Just Kiddin’ section with listings of summer events for youth. Deadline to submit information is noon April 23.

Information may be e-mailed to, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. E-mail submissions are preferred. For more information, call 335-1241.

Seniors host steak fundraiser

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a steak night fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the center. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person.

For more information, call 262-6808.

Sock hop set to bop

Skyview High School will present a 1950s Sock Hop from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday in the commons. The evening will feature choreographed swing and jitterbug dances, live music as well as recorded music for freestyle dancing and audience participation, 1950s-era skits and commercials, homemade refreshments and a dancing dog.

High school students from other schools must be signed up in advance at the front office. Younger children are welcome with accompanying adults. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Refuge to host fun day

The Kenai Wildlife Refuge will host a free spring fun day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Activities, live birds and guided walks are planned. For more information, call 262-7021.

Spaghetti fundraiser set to dish

The Cook Inlet Lions will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nikiski Senior Center. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat marinara sauce, green salad, veggies, garlic bread and desert. Activities will include a split the pot raffle, Chinese auction and door prizes. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children or $20 for families. For more information, call Heidi at 398-1844.

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