Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Composting to be discussed

A free class on composting is being offered by the Cooperative Extension Service through the Neighbor to Neighbor program. Rosemary Kimbell will discuss various methods of composting your kitchen and yard waste to enhance your garden soil. The class will be held Thursday, May 18th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at KPC Room 109.

Pre-registration by May 18 is requested. Contact the Cooperative Extension Service office at 262-5824 for more information and to pre-register.

Dance fundraiser slated

Kenai Central High School jazz band swing dance fundraiser will be held Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the KCHS auditorium commons.

Lemonade and light refreshments will be served. The cost is $15 per couple or $10 individual.

For more information, e-mail Kathleen Herring at .

EAA group to meet

Experimental Aircraft Association 975 will hold there monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at Jim Trudeau's hangar. Anyone is invited.

Call 252-2565 for information.

Donations sought

Basement sale donations are being sought by the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Items for the May 21 - 22 sale may be brought to the side door of the building on Mondays between noon and 3 p.m.

The Methodist Church is located next to the Boys and Girls club on the Frontage Road of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Play ball!

Frontier Community Services will hold its 7th annual World Series baseball event on Saturday, July 10, at the Soldotna Little League fields. Admission is free. For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6631 or

Burn ban begins

Due to high winds, open burning has been suspended on the Kenai Peninsula as of 2 p.m. Monday. Rainfall is expected, but until precipitation is actually received, a fire started during these conditions would spread very fast. After a change in the weather has reduced the fire danger, individuals may call the phone number listed on their burning permit to see if the suspension has been lifted. The use of campfires has not been suspended, but Forestry discourages the lighting of any fire during windy conditions. A person may face criminal charges and be held liable for fire suppression costs and damages if they fail to control a fire that they ignite.

The FireWise tip for spring is to move firewood piles and rake leaves from around structures. For a FREE FireWise visit to help identify wildfire risk to your property on the Kenai Peninsula, call 260-4260.

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