Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2000

Sears Elementary hosts carnival

Sears Elementary School on Forest Drive in Kenai will host a carnival tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be prizes, games and food. The proceeds will help pay for school field trips.

Literacy program at Kenai library

The Kenai Community Library will host a literacy workshop sponsored by the Family Reading Center and KAKM, Anchorage's public radio.

The workshop is tonight at 6:30 at the library and will focus on children learning to read for fun.

Boy Scouts to meet

There will be a Boy Scout district committee breakfast at Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering or contributing to the Boy Scouts, please call 262-3557 by noon today to reserve a seat.

Historical society plans cleanup

The Soldotna Historical Society meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum on Centennial Road.

At 10 a.m., all members are urged to join in for the annual spring cleanup. Bring a sack lunch for a few hours of fun and work.

Steller sea lion day organized

The Alaska SeaLife Center and World Wildlife Fund are joining forces to present Steller Sea Lion Day Saturday at the ASLC in Seward. It also is the center's second birthday celebration.

The day will feature games for kids, special talks by scientists, Steller tattoos and prizes and Steller sea lion crafts. Events are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $12.50 for adults and $10 for children 7 to 13.

Opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. will feature Alaska Native dancers and speakers from ASLC and World Wildlife Fund. Birthday cake will be available at Subway at noon.

Senior center hosts fund-raiser

The Soldotna Senior Center and the Kenai Peninsula Special Olympics is hosting the fourth annual Strawberry Social Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center.

Brunch will be available all day. There will be live music, a dollar and outcry auction, a bake sale, door prizes, free admission and free parking.

Ceramics sale scheduled

The Kenai Potters Guild will sell clay works at the Pottery Studio at the Kenai Fine Arts Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sterling to hold blood drive

There will be a Sterling community blood drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center, Mile 82 Sterling Highway. All are welcome.

Challenger center offers program

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, the new space science learning center in Kenai, is hosting "Engineering Day" Saturday for students in grades three through six. The session runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 per student.

A series of special activities for children and families is planned for the summer. To sign up or get more information, call the center at 283-2000.

Genealogy research help session scheduled

The Kenai Totem Tracers genealogy society is hosting a genealogy research help session Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the conference room at the Kenai Community Library.

Tracy Miller will be available to provide advice on genealogy problems and to assist beginners in getting started tracing their family tree.

The session is free and open to the public.

Horse clinic available

The Soldotna Equestrian Association, with Dr. Jerry Nybakken and Dr. Bart Richards, will be providing EIA (Coggins) testing and equine vaccinations Saturday for 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds.

Coggins test and vaccinations will cost $36.75 each. For more information, contact Tina Williamson at 283-4767.

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