Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006

Peninsula cleanup begins

Kenai Peninsula cleanup week begins today. Litter bags are available at the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and the Nikiski Post Office. Garbage bags may be placed alongside the road and Alaska Waste Management will pick them up.

Free appreciation barbecues will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the following locations: Kenai Chamber of Commerce building; Farnsworth Park in Soldotna; and at 3:30 p.m. at the hockey rink in Nikiski at the pool. Prize money and a revolving trophy will be awarded, and a boys and a girls bicycle will be drawn for children 10 and under that participate in the cleanups.

Women voters to meet

The Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the home of Etta Mae Near. The featured speaker will be Dan Chay, borough assembly member. His topic will be land use. For information, call Etta Mae at 262-4461 or Lois at 260-3111.

SoHi after-grad committee to meet

The Soldotna High School after-graduation party committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lounge. The committee needs assistance with chaperoning, planning and coordinating activities, decorations and food. Monetary donations and donations of prize items also are needed. Attendance at planning meetings is not necessary to help with the event. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Pops concert set to entertain

The Kenai Central High School will host its 35th annual Pops concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. There will be a live band. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

Beautiful volunteers sought

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will hold a beautification volunteer orientation at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai City Hall council chambers. Topics will include adopting a flower bed, purchasing benches and registering to help plant city flower beds. For more information, call 283-3692.

Summer camp set to entertain

The Kenai Teen Center will host a summer camp for children ages 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 5 through 30, July 3 through 31 and Aug. 1 through 21. The cost is $150 per session, per child plus a $20 Boys and Girls Club membership fee. The registration deadline is May 19. Space is limited. For more information, call Jackie at 283-3855.

Cemetery cleanup slated

The Kenai Lions Club will hold a cemetery cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon May 20 at the Kenai cemetery, where the new cemetery gazebo will be dedicated. It is open to the public. A hot dog picnic will follow.

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