Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2007

Community ping pong offered

Free ping pong nights will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, 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, 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

Academic banquet planned

The Kenai Central High School academic banquet will be held at 6 p.m. today in the cafeteria. The banquet is held to honor students achieving at least a 3.5 grade point for the fall semester. Students are eligible to receive an academic letter if they achieve at least a 3.5 GPA for two consecutive semesters. The guest speaker will be KCHS graduate Dr. Scott Innes from Kenai Peninsula Orthopedics.

Rowing clinic available

Soldotna Community Schools will hold an introduction to sweep rowing class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association members will discuss sweep rowing and sculling for recreation, fitness and competition. The clinic is open to community members ages 14 and up. Prior experience is not necessary. For more information, call 262-6768.

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.

High tea set for Wednesday

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a High Hat tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the center. It is open to the public. Reservations and hats are required (no baseball hats). For more information or to make a reservation, call Tamara at 262-5947 or Geoann at 260-6630.

Flight instructors set for take off

Kenai Peninsula flight instructors will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the MARC hanger in Soldotna. The topic will be Aviations National Airspace System. Features speakers will be Jim Watson and John Sternagle. Watson will review the student survey and Sternagle will discuss the safety councilor program. For more information, call Alaska Flying Network at 283-5700.

CPH plans volunteer tea

Central Peninsula Hospital will honor its volunteers at a special tea Wednesday in recognition of National Volunteer Week and their service.

Kenai Eagles celebrate silver anniversary

Kenai Aerie and its Auxiliary No. 3525, Fraternal Order of Eagles will host the Alaska State Convention, which coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the Alaska State Aerie, Wednesday through April 22 at the Aerie at 5765 Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to aerie members. For more information, visit or call the aerie at 283-4938.

Kenai seniors reschedule volunteer dinner

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center’s volunteer appreciation dinner has been rescheduled to May. For more information, call 283-4156.

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