Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Treatment for strokes is the discussion

Dinner and a talk about strokes will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday night in Central Peninsula Hospital's Denali Room. Dr. Jason Lattin will give a talk titled "Surgival Intervention for Strokes." The cost is $20 at the door. Call 714-4600 to reserve a spot.

LeeShore classes temporarily canceled

The LeeShore Center's changing patterns, parenting for women, and domestic violence support group classes are cancelled from April 19 -- April 22. All classes will resume the following week. For more information call 283-9479.

Garden talk scheduled at Kasilof library

Amy Dimmick will give the last garden talk on April 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Kasilof Public Library (inside Tustumena Elementary School). Amy will discuss the basics and benefits of organic gardening. For more information call 260-3959.

Easter breakfast brunch set in Nikiski

The Nikiski Senior Center will have an Easter Breakfast Brunch on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will consist of bisquits and gravy, bacon, sausage, Denver scramble, hash browns, french toast, pancakes and fruit bar. Eggs and omelets may be ordered from the kitchen. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 4-10, children 3 and under eat free. An Easter egg hunt for children 1-12 will be held outside at 1:30. For more information call 776-7654.

Builders association offers scholarships

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will be awarding up to three $1,000 scholarships this year to Kenai Peninsula students who will be attending school in Alaska and pursuing a building related career. Application deadline is May 1. Applications may be obtained through school counselors or downloaded at Call the KPBA at 283-8071 for more information.

Visitors Center hosts gala reception

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has an opening event Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the "Intersecting Journeys" summer exhibit. Participating artists will be present to talk about the exhibit, and refreshments will be available. There will also be an auction to benefit the center.

SoHi wants daycare kids

The Soldotna High School Child Development course is looking for children ages 2-5 for their free daycare, Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Snacks, games and activities will be included. Children must be potty trained. Contact Meggean Bos at or 260-7038 to enroll.

Purple Heart veterans to meet

The Military Order of the Purple Heart will have it's monthly meeting at the Soldotna VFW on Thursday at 1 p.m. All combat wounded veterans are invited to attend. For more information contact Art Peters at 567-1085.

KWF members meet

The Kenai Watershed Forum holds its annual membership meeting April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. We'll discuss current projects, hot topics and future plans. There will be a presentation and report from Robert Ruffner, KWF Executive Director, followed by a Q&A session. KWF staff and board of directors will be on hand to visit with as well. The meeting is open to the public.

Blood wanted

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Kenai and Soldotna April 25 to 28. Call 907-222-5630 for an appointment and more info.

Wildlife refuge accepting youth applications

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs. Youth 15-18 years of age and who live in or have lodging available in the local commuting area are eligible. Applications are available at or may be picked up at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Alaska Employment Service Office in Kenai, or from local high school career counseling offices. Applications are being accepted from March 14 to April 22. Selected applicants will be notified by phone no later than April 29. Youth will work 40 hours each week from June 6 to July 29 and be paid $8.95 per hour. For more information, call the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at 262-7021.

Oilers offer grads scholarships

The Peninsula Oilers are giving away four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors, one each to the four major area high schools (Soldotna, Skyview, Kenai and Nikiski). The application deadline is April 22. For more information, contact your counselor or visit the Oilers website at

Help clean the Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula clean-up is scheduled for the week of May 1-7. Participants can pick up bags for litter at the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and the Nikiski post office; Alaska Waste will pick up filled bags alongside the road during the clean up week. A free appreciation barbeque will be held in Kenai at the softball green strip near Main Street on May 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Childcare assistance meeting scheduled

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe offers assistance for childcare costs for Alaska Natives and American Indians who meet eligibility criteria. A public hearing on the tribe's child care development plan will be Wednesday May 4 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information call Charmaine Lundy at 335-7257.

Kenai Saturday Market looking for vendors

Kenai's Saturday Market is now accepting applications for the 2011, 17-week season running May 21 through Sept. 10. Rates are as low as $20 per Saturday and the market is held each Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in front of the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau. All Alaska grown vegetables, fruits and Alaskan-made crafts are welcome. Call Harold at 283-1991 for information.

Vendors wanted for Soldotna Market

The Wednesday Soldotna Creek Market is back! The market will run for 11 consecutive Wednesdays, June 1 through Aug. 10. Vendor spaces will cost from $15-$30 per Wednesday. Vendor spaces must be reserved in advance. Call Rae at 262-2729 for more information and to reserve a space.

Free community meeting space available

Heritage place at Central Peninsula Hospital has space available for community groups to hold meetings at no cost. For more information contact Gwen Johnson at 714-5037.

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