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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lunch and more at Ninilchik Senior Center

Menu for week of May 16-20; All meals served with soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

Monday: All-American meat loaf, mac & cheese, potatoes w/gravy.

Activitiy: Quilters 1 -- 4 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Tuesday: Honey-baked chicken breasts, Southern potatoes, green beans, cornbread.

Activity: Scrapbooking; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.; Men's Night 6 -- 9 p.m., $2 ea.

Wednesday: Breakfast for lunch.

Activity: Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Thursday: Mongolian beef, fried rice, egg rolls, chow mein noodles, veggies.

Activity: Pinocchle and cards 12:30 -- 4 p.m.; Round and Square dancing, 7 -- 9 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

Friday: Poached lemon-herbed salmon filet, scalloped potatoes, broccoli.

Activity: Knitters 12:30 -- 4 p.m.; Wii Bowling anytime before 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Senior Center at 567-3988.

4-H sponsors tree sale

The 4-H Bare root Tree Sale will take place Saturday, May 21 at Soldotna High School in conjunction with Soldotna Safety Day starting at 11 a.m. Check out the varieties at and

There will also be a garage sale to benefit Relay for Life at the same place and time.

Peninsula agriculture to be celebrated

Peninsula Agriculture Day is May 20 at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds. Community members are presenting stations about food sources on the Peninsula, including gardening, farming, and live animals. The event is open to public school children from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and home-school and family groups from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Diamond M Ranch and the Grange will sponcer a barbecue at 5:00 p.m.

Ninilchik Emergency Services plans annual pancake breakfast

The Ninilchik Volunteer Emergency Services will be hosting their annual Memorial Day weekend Pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast will be May 28th-30th, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 7 a.m. to noon on Monday. The cost is $10 for adults, or a three day pass for $25. Children 5-12 are $5 or $12 for a three day pass, and children under 5 are free.

For information or if you would like to volunteer to help please call Madeline Thompson at 907-953-0000.

Recycle those old electronic devices

The spring Electronics Recycle Event is May 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Central Peninsula Landfill, Mile 98.5 Sterling highway. Household fees are $15 per vehicle, limit two moniters, additional moniters at $15each; TVs 18 inches or less, $15; greater than 18-inch, $25 each. Business fees are 35 cents/pound; nonprofits are 25 cents /pound with 501(c)3 status, need to schedule an appointment. All computers and electronics are accepted except audio and video tapes, smoke detectors and vacuums. To make an appointment or ask questions call Jan at 252-5098.

MOMS meets on Monday

The local chapter of the MOMS Club, a support organization for at-home mothers, has its May meeting May 16, at 9:30 a.m., in Soldotna. For meeting location or other information about the MOMS Club, contact Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527. The club website is

Cook Inlet advisory group meets

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's will hold its PROPS meeting on May 19, at the conference room at Cook Inlet Aquaculture on K-Beach Road, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda please call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222.

Donations needed for Kenai library

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library are collecting books for its June book sale. Book, video, DVD and puzzle donations should be brought to the Kenai Fire Department next door to the library. Early donations are preferred so they can be sorted by genre.

For more information call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Soldotna Safety Day coming

Participant packets are now available for Soldotna Safety Day, to be held May 21. Packets are at the Soldotna State Farm insurance office. There is no charge. For more information call Nancy or Shanna, 262-4440.

Blessing of the bikes today

The annual Biker Blessing will be held today at Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley St., Kenai. Coffee and doughnuts are from 10 to 11 a.m. and the service is from 11 a.m. to noon, with blessings in the parking lot at noon. For more information call Kenai Christian Church, 283-4559.

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