Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nikiski clean-up set

The annual Nikiski area clean-up will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 16. Interested community members may sign up at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Food and prizes begins at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, e-mail

Kasilof cemetery clean up planned

The Spruce Grove Cemetery in Kasilof will have a clean-up day from 10 a.m. to noon May 23. Lunch will be provided at the Sees. Participants are asked to bring rakes and gloves. For more information, call Jan or Brock See at 283-9243.

Birders flock together

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host the following events on May 22:

* Birding Float Trip of the Kenai River -- An opportunity to explore the Kenai River from Skilak Lake down to Bing's Landing by drift boat. There will be four boats with a local birding expert on each helping to find birds on that stretch of the river.

Space is limited to 12 people. A $100 per person donation is requested. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required. Meeting place and other details will be provided upon registration. Call 260-5449 for more information.

* Beginning Birding around Skilak Loop Road -- Join Todd Eskelin on a van excursion around Skilak Loop Road. The group will make many stops to see and hear what birds may be around. Space is limited to 13 people. A $15 per person donation is requested. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no children under 8 years old may attend. Preregistration is required. Meeting place and other details will be provided upon registration. Call 260-5449 for more information or visit the Kenai Birding Celebration at for event activities May 22, 23 and 24.

Masonic informational night slated

The Sterling Masonic Lodge No. 22 will present a Masonic information night at 5 May 23 at the Sterling Senior Center. Dinner will be provided. Masons and interested men and their spouses may attend. For more information and to RSVP, call 394-3939 or e-mail

Special Olympics seeks volunteers

Special Olympics Alaska is seeking volunteers for leadership, development, fundraising, sport specific areas and communication. For more information, call Nicolle Egan at 1-888-499-7625, Ext. 629 or e-mail

Teens for hire

Soldotna High School football players are seeking opportunities to earn money for summer football camps. To schedule an appointment, call Lauri Lingafelt at 398-4298.

Chamber gears up of for parade

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers, sponsors, parade entrants, vendors and entertainers for its 4th of July celebration in Kenai.

In celebration of the state's 50th year of statehood, the theme will be "The 49th Turns 50." The parade will kick off the day in Kenai, followed by vendor booths, games and entertainment on the park strip.

For registration forms and more information, call 283-7989 or e-mail

Library seeks donations

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library are collecting books for its June book sale. Book, video and DVD donations may be brought to the library during regular business hours. Early donations allows time for the books to be sorted into fiction, non-fiction, crafts, cookbooks, romance and other genres.

For more information, call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Food bank seeks volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna, needs volunteers to help with planning its annual soup supper and auction, which will be held Aug. 29.

Call 262-3111 to help the fundraising committee or gather items for the event.

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