Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Order of the Purple Heart plans banquet

The Military Order of the Purple Heart will have the annual supper for members on Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m. at Froso's in Soldotna. All members are invited. For more information, call Art Peters at 907-567-1085.

Prostate cancer support group to meet

There will be a meting for men affected by prostate cancer at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

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.

Horse fun runs set

Soldotna Equestrian Association hosts a fun run May 18 at the Soldotna arena. Sign ups are at 6:15 p.m., start time is 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per run, barrels and poles. All proceeds go toward NBHA awards. Participants must be SEA members. Voluneers are needed to announce and rake.

Panthers offer spring cleaning help

The Skyview Football Team will sweep parking lots to fundraise for the upcoming season. Please contact Eric Pomerleau at 260-2315 to set up sweeping projects.

Borough can help with debris removal

The Kenai Peninsula Borough received a grant to help remove debris from banks and beds of streams, lakes and coastal areas and needs help to identify clean-up areas. Borough staff and the Donald E. Gilman River Center are asking residents to help spot debris by reporting description and location to John Czarnezki at 907-714-2463, or Photos and GPS coordinates are also helpful.

Kenai Birding Festival coming

The Kenai Birding Festival will be May 19 -- 22. This four day event includes field trips, children's programs, van tours, birding float trip, children's art and photo exhibit, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of birding information for the beginner and advanced birder. Visit for a complete schedule and event details.

United Way Kenai Fjords tour coming

The 2011 United Way Kenai Fjords Fox Island sight seeing dinner cruise and auction is May 21. The boat leaves dock at 3 p.m. and returns at 9:45 p.m. The trip includes a sight seeing tour and cruise to Fox Island for dinner and auction Tickets are $50 per person. A corporate-sponsored table for eight is $500. All proceeds benefit Kenai Peninsula United Way. For more information call Tina Marie at 283-9500 or 907-690-4810.

Recycle those old electronic items

The spring electronics recycle event is May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Central Peninsula Landfill, Mile 98.5 Sterling Highway. Household fees are $15 per vehicle, limit 2 monitors, additional monitors at $15 each; TV 18-inch or less, $15, greater than 18-inch, $25 each. Business fees are 35 cents/pound, must schedule an appointment. Non-Profits fees are 25 cents/pound with proof of 501(c)3 status, by appointment only. All computers and electronics accepted except audio and video tapes, smoke detectors and vacuums. To make an appointment, ask questions, or volunteer for the event, call Jan at 262-5098.

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 day scheduled

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 sponsor 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 call Madeline Thompson at 907-953-0000.

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