Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2005

Library group to meet Tuesday

Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Public Library will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna City Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Principal's retirement party planned

Sears Elementary staff and students will hold a program to honor and celebrate the retirement of Sears Principal Mick Wykis at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the gym. There will be a reception from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited.

Peninsula fair booked

Kenai Peninsula State Fair officials will hold a "Gettin' Jiggy for the Halibut" event featuring Golden Wheel amusement rides, games and vendors. The fair will be at the Kenai Peninsula state fairgrounds in Ninilchik from Thursday to May 15.

Seniors to hold garage, bake sales

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center's annual Trash, Treasure and Bake Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information or to reserve a table, call 262-2322.

Genealogical events scheduled

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host a Resource Saturday class at the Kenai Community Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to answer questions about genealogy.

The society will present a Pedigree Resource class at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Family History Center in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Soldotna.

Swimming pool instructor applications due

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is now taking registrations for a water safety instructor class which starts May 15.

Applicants must be at least 16. Because of limited space, preregistration is recommended.

Retirement open house planned

There will be an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. May 18 at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai to honor Satorene Jackson, who is retiring after 22 years of teaching. The public is welcome.

Cards and letters may be sent to the school at 315 Swires Road, Kenai, AK 99611. For more information, call Darolyn at the school, 283-6148.

Respite services available

Frontier Community Services is accepting applications for the Senior Services Respite Grant program. Respite services provide the opportunity for primary caregivers to take a break from assisting with others' health needs.

Contact the senior services department at Frontier Community Services for more information at 262-6331 ext. 356.

Refuge announces spring cleanup

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will hold a spring cleanup day May 20. All permanent and summer seasonal employees will work with local volunteers to spruce up the refuge in preparation for summer.

Refuge staff will meet at the Ski Hill Road visitor center at 8 a.m. The cleaning groups will gather at the Upper Skilak Campground at 4 p.m. for a picnic. For more information, call 262-7021.



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