Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Food bank to teach nutrition lessons

A nutrition and cooking class will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna. The class is free and open to the public, and will take place each Thursday through May 25. For more information, call 262-3111.

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. today at Paradisos in Kenai. The cost is $10 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500.

SoHi PTSA set to meet

The Soldotna High School PTSA meeting for April will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Soldotna High School Teachers Lounge.

Food safety class planned

The Alaska Department of Conservation is offering a four-hour food safety training class from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. The course will cover food safety, personal hygiene, receiving and storage, preparation, cooking, service and sanitation. Classes are free, but preregistration is required. To register, call 262-5210, ext. 237, or e-mail

Farm Bureau eats up meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau will have a potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds with a presentation about late blight disease in potatoes, a T-shirt project and various bureau updates.

Caring for the Kenai finalists to present

Oral presentations from finalists in the Caring for the Kenai environmental and disaster preparedness contest will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in Kenai Central High School’s Little Theater. The event is free and open to the public, and also will be viewable live online at

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 compete 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.

Used book sale slated

Soldotna Public Library will hold a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 26. Books for all ages will be available. The library accepts donations of books, magazines, paperbacks and puzzles in good condition. For more information, call 262-4227.

KPC seeks council reps

Kenai Peninsula College is looking for people to serve on the KPC College Council. The council serves as an advisory board for college and seeks representatives from all sectors of the peninsula.

The deadline for applications is May 5. If you are interested in serving on the council, send a letter of interest and a resume to Kenai Peninsula College, Director’s Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call Cindy at 262-0308.

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