Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006

YRC applications available

The Youth Restoration Corps is taking applications from youth ages 16 to 19 to work on the restoration of Resurrection Creek in Hope from May 30 through June 23. Interested youth may call the Youth Restoration Corps office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and Tuesday or ask your high school counselor.

Berry growers meeting set

The Alaska Berry Growers will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The topics will be growing and harvesting wild Alaska berries. For more information, call Jack Brown at 283-3700.

CPHC board meeting today

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Salamatof Centre at 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Health centers limit services this week

The Kenai and Homer public health centers will be open for administrative and clerical services only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 335-3400 or (907) 235-8857.

Dine, discuss seasonal asthma

Paul Drake and Keith Eckerman, respiratory therapists, will talk about seasonal asthma at the Central Peninsula General Hospital Dine and Discuss program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Paradisos in Kenai. The cost is $10 at the door. RSVP to Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500.

Recycling round-up set

The last collection of the 2005-06 season for the Great Aluminum Can Round-up will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Earth Day, at the Central Peninsula Landfill on the Sterling Highway.

The eight participating schools and youth groups will benefit from the sale of the cans in addition they will be competing for prize money donated by Alaska Waste and Green Star. Community members may bring in cans on that date and let an area school or youth group of your choice benefit from the proceeds.

For more information, call Barbara Maynard at 262-3190.

Red hatters schedule parade

The Kenai Peninsula Red Hat Society will hold its second annual Red Hat Parade at 2:30 p.m. April 25 in Kenai. The parade route is from the Kenai Senior Citizens Center down Frontage Road to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Bear baiting clinic planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three free black bear baiting clinics on the peninsula. Hunters who have already attended a clinic and been certified do not need to attend again. Clinics are approximately three hours long.

Clinics will be held at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Soldotna Sports Center during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show. Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. For more information, call 262-9368.

Garage sale fundraiser slated

The Kenaitze Head Start will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 29.

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