Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007

Genealogy library begins summer hours

The Family History Library summer hours are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 262-2804.

Garage sale fundraiser planned

Kenai Elks Lodge will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Donations for the sale are welcome. Items may be dropped off at the lodge after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday before Thursday. It is open to the public.

Elementary school says good-bye

Sears Elementary School is inviting the community to its closing ceremonies Friday. A hot dog roast will be held at 5 p.m. on the playground with a presentation of memories, student performances and guest speakers beginning at 6 p.m. in the gym.

Little League opening ceremonies set

Soldotna Little League will hold its opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Friday at its fields. Board members and coaches will scrimmage area firefighters and police officers.

The Peninsula Oilers mascot, Scoop, also will be there. For more information, call Alison Feucht at 260-3529.

4-H tree sale ready to grow

The annual 4-H tree sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday in conjunction with the Soldotna Safety Day celebration. Peonies also will be available. No preorders will be taken, but information on prices and varieties is available by calling 262-5824 or stopping by the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Developmental screenings offered

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will hold developmental screenings fro children ages birth to 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its office in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Vision and hearing screening also will be available. For more information to schedule an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Dandelion Sundae set

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai Watershed Forum, the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the fourth annual Dandelion Sundae from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the refuge on Ski Hill Road.

Participants who bring tools to dig dandelions with on the refuge or bring a full bag of dandelions in will receive a free ice cream sundae. Prizes and invasive plant information also will be available. For more information, call Toby at 262-7021.

Youth club plans closure

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai unit, will be closed Monday through May 28. It will reopen May 29 for its summer program. The Teen Center will remain open except for May 28. For more information, call 283-2682.

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 its 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 Wednesday.

Reading program registration set

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.

Cowboy up

The Soldotna Equestrian Association’s first in its Cowboy Round-up Family Series will be held at 1 p.m. May 26 and 27 at the Soldotna Arena and Rodeo Grounds on Kalifornsky Beach in Soldotna.

Bull riding, barrel racing, calf riding, team penning, roping, calf scramble and “Double Muggin” are some of the planned events. Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and military with an ID.

Vendor space is available by calling 262-7006.

Rowing classes available

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold beginning rowing classes in June for community members at least 14 years old. Session one hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2; and session two hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3.

Participants in both sessions are required to take a water safety class held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1.

Registration forms are available at River City Books, Peninsula Athletic Association and the Fitness Place. The cost is $65 per session.

For more information and location of classes, call 262-2222 or 262-6037.

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