Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Youth Restoration Corps holds raffle fundraiser

Youth Restoration Corps is conducting a raffle fundraiser to support the YRC 2011 peninsula program on the Chugach National Forest. YRC is raffling a four-person halibut trip from Homer. Tickets are $20. Drawing is May 8, and the winner will be contacted. All proceeds support YRC youth restoring wildlife and fish habitat restorations projects. For more information contact Kelly Wolf at Youth Restoration Corps, P.O. Box 2416 Kenai, AK 99611, or call 907-262-1032 to purchase a ticket.

Learn about gardening

Amy Dimmick, owner of Winter Greens Organic Gardens, gives a free garden talk, "Gardening Secrets & Tips," at Soldotna Public Library, 235 N. Binkley St., April 23, 2 -- 3:30 p.m. She will field questions afterward. For more information, call the library at 262-4227.

LeeShore board meets next week

The LeeShore Center monthly board meeting will be on Wednesday, April 27. The public is invited to attend. Meetings are held in the large conference room at The LeeShore Center. For more information please call 283-9479.

Nikiski family fun event booth space available

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is accepting applications from local food vendors, school organizations, athletic organizations, local artists, churches and information/educational groups to reserve booth space at the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Event, June 18, at the NPRSA facilities in Nikiski. Interested participants are encouraged to contact us early. Applications are available online at or can be picked up at Nikiski Pool or Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information or application details please contact Rachel at 776-8800.

Builders host Iron Dog presentation

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association holds its April membership meeting on April 21, 6:30 p.m., at Mykel's Restaurant, in Soldotna. This month's speakers will be longtime KPBA member Scott Davis, along with his son and 2011 Iron Dog racing partner, Cory. In addition to being owner of Davis Block and Concrete, Scott shares the record for having achieved the most Iron Dog victories, winning the 2,000-mile race seven times. Join us as Scott and Cory present a program on this race. The public is welcome. For more information call 283-8071.

Sport Rec & Trade Show on tap

Are you ready for summer! The Kenai Peninsula Sport Rec & Trade Show is right around the corner, May 6 to 8. Go to the website to see the vendor list: For more information contact Kari Butler at 262-1851.

Men's prostate group meets

There will be a meeting for men affected by prostate cancer at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

Nikiski senior service area meeting scheduled

Nikiski Senior Service Area board meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Nikiski Senior Center, 50810 Island Lake Road in Nikiski. New time for meetings is 5:30 p.m. Call 776-7654 for more information.

Spaghetti feed to benefit breast cancer patient

The Kenai Lions Club will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Elks Lodge to benefit Angie Ring Norvelle, a single mother of two and longtime Kenai resident who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The event will include raffles and a silent auction. Any donation will be accepted.

Names of military personnel sought

Local veterans' organizations are collecting the neames and addresses of military personnel who might like to receive a miniature, folded American flag as "little piece of home." If you have a friend or loved one who is deployed, contact Herb Stettler at 262-1237 or 394-1367.

More time to sign up for soccer

The Boys & Girls Club 6th-12th grade Outdoor Soccer program deadline has been extended. The season runs from June 6 -- July 23. Cost is $70 and the registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 4 p.m. All participants must be 2011 members. Membership is $75. Scholarships are available. Registrations are taken at the Kenai Recreation Center, or fax to 283-4675. For more information call 283-3318.

Come hunt for Easter eggs

The Kenai Eagles #3525 Aerie and Auxiliary holds its annual Easter Party on April 23, from noon to 2 p.m. There will be prizes, cake walks, egg hunts and hotdogs and juice while they last.

Learn about Child Support Services

Representatives from Child Support Services Division will be at the Peninsula Job Center on Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, and form 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Information on how to apply for services, establishment of paternity, enforcement of child and medical support orders, assistance for clients and more, will be available. No appointment necessary. For more information contact Denise Shanklin, 907-269-6999.

SoHi baseball fundraiser slated

Soldotna High School baseball team is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at the Soldotna Little League Bingo Hall behind Sal's. Price is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Everyone is invited. For more information call 262-9811.

Help with SoHi soccer fundraiser

SoHi girls soccer team is having a fundraiser yard sale at Soldotna High School Commons on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have items to donate (donations need to be made by April 20) contact Maureen Mokracek at 953-2455.

Nikiski Rec Center hosts teen night

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center's next Teen Night for 13- to 18-year-olds is April 22, 7 to 10 p.m., with open gym, basketball, teen center, movies, popcorn and more. For more information call 776-8800.

KPC author gives reading

Kenai Peninsula College staff member and adjunct instructor Dave Atcheson will give a reading and slideshow April 21 at 6 :30 p.m. in the KPC commons. Atcheson wrote "Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond," which was recently published by National Geographic Books. The slide show will feature photos from the book, taken by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford, interspersed with both recent and historical photos of those interviewed for the project.

Safari Club fundraiser scheduled

Tickets are onsale for the Safari Club's Midnight Sun fundraiser. Tickets for the April 23 banquet are available at American Trophy Taxidermy, Homestead Jewlers and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. For more information call Michael at 907-262-7950.

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