Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010

Library ground breaking slated

The Kenai Community Library invites the public to attend its groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Kenai Library Expansion Project at 10 a.m. today at the library. For more information, call Mary Jo Joiner at 283- 4400.

Nonprofits to meet

The May Nonprofit Organization Executive director group will meet Friday at noon at Charlottes in Kenai. Bring questions and concerns.

For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail Executive directors are invited to participate.

Scout meeting planned

The Tustumena District of the Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America will be holding its last monthly District Committee meeting and Round Table on May 6 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.

District Committee will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and Round Table will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Scout Executive as well as a member of the Wood Badge Staff to discuss training and Scouting opportunities.

Call Jodi Stuart at 283-1699 or for more information.

Container gardening offered

A free class on Container Gardening is being offered by the Cooperative Extension Service through the Neighbor to Neighbor program. Wil and Monti Hightower will demonstrate and discuss how to set up your container gardens, what containers work best and box container designs.

The class will be held Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at KPC Room 109.

Pre-registration by May 4 is requested.

Contact the Cooperative Extension Service office at 262-5824 for more information and to pre-register.

Library closure slated

The Kenai Community Library will close at 6 p.m. today due to an HEA Transformer Shutdown.

Solar tour slated

The Alaska Solar Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 in the Kenai, Soldotna and the Homer areas. The tour features home and business sites in our community that showcase installations of solar thermal, PV (Photovoltaic), Wind turbines, hydro power, and green building features. Find out how your neighbors are trimming their energy bills, generating their own electricity, and improving the future of our planet by living sustainably today. For more details, visit

The Kenai tour will have a tour bus. Meet at 10 a.m. at the first Solar Tour site in Soldotna (Gary's Auto Electric on K-Beach). The Bus will take you to the various tour sites. While driving between sites we will have presentations and discussions of the solar tour sites and related sustainability techniques.

We will also include lunch, refreshments and entertainment. The seat reservations for the Kenai/Soldotna/Kasilof Solar tour are available for $30 each online at AlaskaSolarTour.ORG. This is a tax deductible contribution.

Garden club meeting planned

Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The topic will be container and basket planting with Kathy Sexton of Trinity Greenhouse. Learn how to make attractive combinations, maximize container space, combine herbs and vegetables, and container maintenance throughout the growing season. Contact Marion Nelson for more information, 283-4632 or .

Cardiac support group to meet

The Cardiac Patient Support Group will meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Redoubt Room, located in the lower level at Central Peninsula Hospital. The group invites male and female patients dealing with heart disease and their family members to participate. For more information, call Sharen Sleater, WomenHeart Support Network coordinator at 398-7763.

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome. For more information, call 260-6141 or visit

Sterling Head Start now enrolling for fall

Sterling Head Start is a free child development program that serves young children, three to five and their families. Sterling Head Start offers a.m. or p.m. classroom options, consisting of four, 3 1/2 hour classroom days (Monday - Thursday). Head Start has bus service that includes pick up in Soldotna and also serves the children breakfast, lunch, and snack. Sterling Head Start is located on the Sterling Highway at Mile 81.5 next to Cook's Tesoro. Call 260-7446 for more information.

Soap box derby is coming

The 2010 Kenai Rotary Soap Box derby speeds its way to Kenai on May 22. Local youth will compete in downhill, gravity-powered racers that they build themselves with an adult for a chance to win great prizes! Join the Kenai Rotary Club on Spruce Street in Kenai May 22 starting at noon for this year's race. The Kenai Rotary Club is looking for sponsors to help us with this exciting event. To sponsor the race call, Jeff at 283-5116 or Tim at 394-1630.

Russian story time canceled

Due to expansion activity at the Kenai Community Library its Russian story times are canceled indefinitely.

Teens will work for donations

The Skyview High School Football team is available for spring cleaning projects on a donation basis.

Call Eric Pomerleau at 260-2315 for more information.

HEA meeting set

Homer Electric Association will hold its annual meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Kenai Central High School. Registration is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Attendees are reminded that there is no smoking on school property. Refreshments, drawings, demonstrations, informational booths are some of the planned activities.

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