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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011

Kaladi's to celebrate teachers with a free drink

Tuesday is Ntional Teacher day, and Kaladi Kids is showing appreciation of teachers by offering a free 12 oz. Kaladi drink.

Kaladi Kids will give every active K-12 teacher a free 12-ounce Kaladi drink. All teachers need to do is show their school identification or their association card at any Kaladi Brothers caf on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kaladi Kids was created as an action-based employee program to support Alaska's youngest community members. The program has held several youth art contests and has donated to organizations that help local children and teenagers.

Senior Nutrition Conference planned

Kenai Senior Service Providers present a Senior Nutrition Conference with special guest Marla Heller, author of the new book "The DASH Diet Action Plan," May 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Topics will include eating healthy on a fixed income, growing healthy food, cooking techniques and a round table discussion. To register go to; the Senior Nutrition Conference is listed under "Important News." Click "view details," sign-up as an LMS user and register.

For more information, Contact Kathy Kenner at 907-262-6331 or

Youth Restoration Corps holds fundraiser

Youth Restoration Corps is conducting a raffle fund raiser to support the YRC 2011 Peninsula program on the Chugach National Forest. Prize is 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. To buy tickets or for more information contact Kelly Wolf, YRC at (907) 262-1032.

Gun raffle coming soon

Guns for the Hunter, presented by SCI, May 7, 5:30 p.m., in Soldotna Sports Center conference rooms. Over 30 guns to raffle; $10/raffle ticket; $20 admission tickets at the sport show or from Michel Dinkel 262-7950. Includes pizza and pop.

Kids help stock lake for salmon celebration

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, will hold its 12th annual Kenai Peninsula Salmon Celebration on Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Johnson Lake State Recreation site in Kasilof. Elementary schoolchildren from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will help release hatchery-raised rainbow trout fingerlings into Johnson Lake. Students will also release coho salmon fry, developed from eggs students collected in October and placed in classroom tanks as part of the "Salmon in the Classroom" program, into nearby Centennial Lake. The Fish and Game Mobile Aquatic Classroom (MAC) and hands-on salmon related activity booths will also be available. Students need 90 minutes to two hours to complete all the activities. Approximately 700 elementary school students are expected to attend the Johnson Lake event. The event is also open to the public. For more information and to schedule attendance, contact Jenny Cope (, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, in Soldotna at 262-9368.

Third annual Alaska solar tour

The 3rd annual Alaska Solar Tour of Central Peninsula renewable energy and green building sites will be Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. at Gary's Auto Electric, on K-Beach Road. The tour by comfortable motorcoach includes a natural foods lunch, snacks, on-board presentations and entertainment. Tickets are $40 at River City Books in Soldotna and on-line at The event is sponsored by Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology and Kenai Resilience. For more info, contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or

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