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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2011

KPC announces closures, summer hours

Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna will be closed May 6 for a faculty and staff end-of-academic year meeting and campus clean-up.

The Kenai River Campus will also be closed on May 12 for a staff development day, reopening on May 13.

Beginning May 3, the campus will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the summer.

Amateur radio licensing testing available

Testing for amateur radio licensing will be held May 5 at 6 p.m., at the Office of Emergency Management, 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna. Testing for Technician, General and Extra Class licenses will be available. If interested, call Max at 394-2907 or Bill at 283-5194.

Masonic friendship dinner planned

The Sterling Masonic Lodge #22 is having a friendship dinner for anyone interested in learning about Freemasonry. The dinner will be held at the Sterling Senior Center on May 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Following the dinner, there will be several short videos and time for questions and answers. For additional information or to make a reservation call 262-3866.

Space available at Kenai Saturday Market

Kenai's Saturday Market is still accepting applications. The market runs May 21 to Sept. 10. Alaska grown fruits and vegetables and Alaska-made crafts are welcome. The market is held in front of the Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Rates start at $20 per Saturday. For more information call Harold at 283-1991.

Central Peninsula clean-up is here

Pick up some trash bags and help in the 2011 Kenai Peninsula Clean-Up, the week of May 1 to 7. Bags are at the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and Nikiski Post Office. Leave filled bags along the roadside during the week for pickup by Alaska Waste. There is a free appreciation barbeque on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m,, at the Kenai softball green strip off Main Street. Pick up bags the morning of May 7 and get a ticket for a drawing for a youth bicycle to be given away at the barbeque.

Donations needed for Kenai library

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library are collecting books for its June book sale. Book, video, DVD and puzzle donations should be brought to the Kenai Fire Department next door to the library. Early donations are preferred so they can be sorted by genre. For more information call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Redistricting discussions on tap

The Alaska Redistricting Board will hold a hearing to take public testimony on the Draft Redistricting Plan. Maps and additional information may be obtained at the Board's website: This hearing will be held at the Kenai City Council Chambers, located at 210 Fidalgo St., Kenai, on May 3 at 4 p.m.

The board will also take take public testimony via teleconference on May 6 at 2 p.m. The teleconference will be held at the Kenai Legislative Information Office on Main Street Loop. For more information call 283-2030.

United Way Kenai Fjords tour coming

The 2011 United Way Kenai Fjords Fox Island sight seeing dinner cruise and auction is May 21. The boat leaves dock at 3 p.m. and returns at 9:45 p.m. The trip includes a sight seeing tour and cruise to Fox Island for dinner and auction Tickets are $50 per person. A corporate-sponsored table for eight is $500. All proceeds benefit Kenai Peninsula United Way. For more information call Tina Marie at 283-9500 or 907-690-4810.

Participants wanted for Girls State

The Alaska Girls State is a week long leadership/government session for female high school juniors to learn about city and state government and citizenship. The session is June 12 through 18 at the Meier Lake Conference Center in Wasilla. For more information contact Debra Henderson at 252-3544 or go to

Kenai Historical Society meets in Hope

Kenai Historical Society meets May 7 in Hope for the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association semi-annual meeting. Bring soup or salad for a potluck. Hope Sunrise will provide meat cuts. KHS bus transportation will be available by calling Bill Nelson at 283-5194.

Hospital board has emergency meeting

The Central Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board of Directors emergency meeting will be held May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Redoubt/Spurr conference room at the hospital.

Ninilchik Senior Center schedule set

The menu for week of May 2 -- 6 is as follows. All meals served with soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

Monday -- Pork chops, green bean casserole, glazed carrots, garlic bread. Activitiy: Quilters 1 -- 4 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Tuesday -- Sour-cream-baked halibut, cauliflower au gratin, corn. Activities: Scrapbooking; Wii Bowling anyime before 4 p.m.. Men's Night 6 -- 9 p.m., $2 each.

Wednesday -- Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered peas, biscuits. Activity: Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Thursday -- Sausage pizza, baked ziti w/tomatoes and mozzarella, vegetable. Activities: Pinocchle and cards, 12:30 -- 4 p.m.; Square dancing 7 -- 9 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Friday -- Oven-fried chicken and BBQ chicken, spinach w/lemon, baked beans. Activity: Knitters 12:30 -- 4 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Senior Center at 567-3988.

Help needed for fair exhibits

Volunteers are needed to help with exhibit entries for the Kenai Peninsula Fair Exhibit Entry Day, Aug. 18 at the fair grounds. The exhibit guide is on the fair's website: For more information call Debra Henderson at 907-252-3544 or email

Rugby group invites new players

The Kenai River Wolfpack Rugby Club is recruiting new members for the upcoming season. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. We practice touch rugby on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. The only required gear is a pair of non-marking athletic shoes. See our Facebook page:, or contact Chuck Bartlett, 398-6504, or email for more information.

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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