Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009

KCHS asst. principal interviews planned

Kenai Central High School will conduct interviews for next year's assistant principal at 2:30 p.m. today in the library.

The interviews are open to the public and those that attend the interviews will be allowed to provide feedback on the candidates. For more information, e-mail Alan Fields at

KPC plans 1-day closure

Kenai Peninsula College will be closed today for staff training. The campus will re-open for normal hours Friday.

Gardeners dig in

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will hold Friday speaker programs at the following locations:

* Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near Bridge Access Road. The featured speaker will be Wayne Vandre. His topic will be "Fun and Easy Home Landscaping."

* May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The featured speaker will be Fran Durner. Her topic will be "Gardens of Alaska and Using Rock in Gardens." The cost is $5.

* May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The featured speaker will be Justin Hanson. His topic will be "Home Greenhouse Construction."

For more information on any of the programs, call 283-4632.

CGC test planned Saturday

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold testing for the Canine Good Citizen program at 11 a.m. Saturday. The test includes 10 scenarios demonstrating the dog's ability to remain calm and under control in certain situations, such as when being approached by another person, a person and a dog or in a crowd. The program is offered through the American Kennel Club and open to all dogs.

The club is on Kalifornsky Beach Road, north of the West Poppy intersection. For more information, call 262-6846.

Nikiski Cleanup planned

The annual Nikiski area clean-up will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Interested community members may sign up at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Food and prizes begin at 3:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail Bernie Smith at

Car show revs up

The Home Depot in Kenai will have a car show on Saturday. Street rods, muscle cars, dragsters, midgets, and classics will be on display. Attendees may vote for their favorite. For more information, call Richard D. Porter 283-2228, Ext. 403.

Tree sale takes root

The 4-H annual tree sale will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park in conjunction with Soldotna Safety Day. Information on cost and varieties are available at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services Kenai Peninsula District office on Kalifornsky Beach Road, beneath the Alaska Fish and Game office.

Pre-ordering is not allowed. An arborist will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, call 262-5824.

RCAC to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its next Prevention Response Operations and Safety Committee Meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 910 Highland Ave. in Kenai.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda please call 283-7222.

Sweet fundraiser nothing to cry about

Shriners Vidalia sweet onions are available from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11, mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway Soldotna, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna and from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Safeway parking lot in Kenai.

Midnight fun event seeks vendors

North Peninsula Recreation is accepting booth applications for the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations may have booths.

Booths can range from food, carnival/game, political and informational to crafts and sales.

Applications are available at Nikiski pool through May 31 or online at The event will be held June 20.

For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

Swim lessons make a splash

The Soldotna High School pool is taking registration for swim lessons June 1. Children at least 3 years old may participate. Class size is limited. Registration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

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