Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Nursing homes celebration events set

Heritage Place will hold an open house to celebrate National Nursing Home Week “Treasure Our Elders” from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Thursday. Special events include a Tree of Remembrance ceremony at 2:30 p.m. today, a Mayor’s Tea at 3 p.m. Thursday and a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds will support Heritage Place’s comfort items fund.

Flight instructors take wing

Kenai Peninsula Flight Instructors will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the MARC hanger. The agenda will cover the TSA program and how it applies to the general public and Dean Eichholz will discuss flight instructing accidents.

Disable vets cancel meeting

The Disabled American Veterans will not meet Thursday due to the Department of Alaska Disabled Veterans meeting in Wasilla. For more information, call Thomas Schanrock at 283-6129 or Harold Fencle at 283-3889.

Gardeners branching out

Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will host a tree workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Stephen Nichols with Alaska Urban and Community Forestry will be the featured speaker. Nichols is an arborist and will discuss pruning and planting, varieties of trees and will answer tree care questions. For more information, call 262-5824.

Builders to nail down meeting

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna. Special guests will be Shelby Johnson Memorial Scholarship recipients and their families. For more information, call 283-8071.

Borough to collect ice jam debris

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will provide dumpsters for debris from the Kenai River ice jam Friday and Saturday at near the Funny River Cafe at Mile 12 Funny River Road, Kenai River Center at Mile 1.5 Funny River Road and at Pillars Sate Park boat ramp off the Kenai Spur Highway.

No household or hazardous waste will be collected. For more information, call 260-4882.

Car show, swap meet revs up for Saturday

Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions and Hot Shots Espresso Car and Bike Show and swap meet will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Creek Park behind Don Jose’s. Participants may bring anything with wheels they want to show off and car and bike parts and anything else to sell or trade except household items.

First and second place trophies for sprint cars, stock cars, quarter midgets, drag car, 4 x 4’s, classic cars, street rod and motorcycles and Best of Show will be awarded. There is no charge to enter. For more information, call Chet Soares at 398-1390.

Can sealer clinic offered

The Cooperative Extension Service will offer a walk-in clinic for can sealers to be checked from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at is office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It takes a approximately 30 minutes. Cans will be provided. For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-5824.

Free vision screening offered

Anchorage Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the District 49A Lions Clubs will hold a free low vision screening May 30 by appointment only. Screening will be provided by the center’s certified low vision therapist. It is open to the public. The results of an eye exam that has been conducted within the past year is required.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Marsha Ware at 398-8909. Deadline to schedule is May 23.

Reading program registration begins

The Kenai Community Library will hold a summer reading program called “Get a Clue at Your Library.” Readers will find clues, solve mysteries and puzzles, and participate in other activities during the program. Registration begins May 24. School-aged readers will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the library beginning June 7. All activities are free and open to the public.



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