Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2007

Sock hop set to bop

Skyview High School will present a 1950s Sock Hop from 8 to 11 p.m. today 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. Younger children are welcome with accompanying adults. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Seniors host steak fundraiser

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a steak night fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. today 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.

Refuge to host fun day

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a free spring fun day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Guided walks and other outdoor events are planned. For more information, call 262-7021.

ABATE hosts biker show

The Kenai Peninsula ABATE will hold its annual motorcycle show Saturday and Sunday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. All makes are welcome. Entry fee is $10. Trophies will be awarded. For more information, call Bud at 283-2292.

Mother, daughter tea poised

ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center will host a fundraising mother-daughter tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme will be “The Bride of Christ.” To reserve a table or for more information, call the center’s office at 283-9062.

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, 50810 Island Lake Road. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat marinara sauce, green salad, veggie, garlic bread and desert. Activities will include split the pot, 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.

Ladies’ night is nigh

Peninsula Take A Break will hold a “Ladies night out” from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Solid Rock Conference Center. There will be music, door prizes, finger food and dessert, a Mary Kay product demonstration and color analysis from Ginger Ribelon and Barbara Och, and Jenel Moline’s story “Looking for Love.” The cost is $10. Child care will not be provided. For more information, call Cindy at 260-6262 or Susan at 335-6789.

Immunization clinics cancelled

Kenai Public Health Center will not hold walk-in immunization clinics April 25 at the center or April 26 at Cotton wood Health Clinic in Soldotna. For more information, call 335-3400.

Free developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services will hold free developmental, vision and hearing screenings for children ages birth to 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at its office in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to make an appointment, call Renie 714-6647.

Water safety instructor classes offered

The Soldotna High School swimming pool will hold water safety instructor class April 28. Participants must be at least 16 years old. For more information or to register, call 262-7419.

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.

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