Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2004

Earth Day celebration planned

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe IRA will hold an Earth Day celebration gathering at 5:30 p.m. today at Fort Kenay in Old Town Kenai. The gathering will celebrate Athabascan values of respect for nature and the environment. Refreshments, activities and a showing of the video "Make Prayers to Raven" are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Brenda Trefon at 283-3633, ext. 241.

New charter school accepting applications

Kaleidoscope School of the Arts and Sciences is taking applications for students entering first and second grades for the 2004-05 school year. Several informational meetings for parents already have been held. There are no admission requirements. However, parents must attend one informational meeting for their child to be considered. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. today at Sears Elementary School, 549 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. The final meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The enrollment lottery will be April 29.

KPBA to hold membership meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Froso's Restaurant in Soldotna. Speakers will be plumbing inspector Roger Heikes and Craig Lowell of P and L Financial Concepts. Lowell will present the new dental and vision plan currently being offered to members. For more information, call 283-8071.

Master gardeners to finish lecture series

Dr. Roseann Leiner will be the featured speaker for the Master Gardeners' final installment of its winter lecture series from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Her topic will be "Gourmet Baby Salad Greens." Leiner works at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Palmer. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Nikiski drama show slated for Saturday

The Nikiski Middle-Senior High School drama, debate and forensics team will perform its annual show "Encore, Encore," consisting of a variety of pieces performed at the state DDF meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the school's theater. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds will go to the team's travel expenses next year. Due to incorrect information submitted to the Clarion, this date of this event was listed incorrectly in Wednesday's Schools section.

Pop Warner to hold registration

Pop Warner will hold football and cheerleading registration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai Safeway. Children ages 7 to 15 are eligible to play. Birth certificates and payment are required.

Watershed to focus on hydrocarbons

Based on recent studies that show the level of hydrocarbons in the Kenai River exceeded federal standards in July, the Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be represented. The forum will begin with an overview of the issue. Then each of the panel members will speak. Afterward, the forum will be opened for a question-and-answer session. For more information, call 260-5449.

Co-ed soccer registration being held

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registration for its summer co-ed soccer program through April 30. Children ages 4 through 18 are eligible to play. The cost is $60 for players 12 to 18 years old and $50 for those 11 and younger. Registrations can be mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. For more information and season start dates, call 283-2682.

'Plant a row for the hungry' campaign begins

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking interested community gardeners to help in the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign. Area gardeners are asked to plant an extra row in their gardens or window boxes this season. Then, at harvest time, donate surplus produce or flowers to the food bank.

Plant a Row for the Hungry is a nationwide program that got its roots in Alaska. Thousands of gardeners participated last year bringing in much-needed fresh produce to their area food banks. Gardeners living in the Homer or Anchor Point area can contribute to the Homer Food Pantry. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Relay for Life information available

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula will begin at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Skyview High School track. The all-night event will include live music and a walking relay to support the society's Reach to Recovery, Look Better-Feel Better, Wig Loan Closet and support group programs. Team packets are available for pickup at Wells Fargo Bank. For more information, call Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711.

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