Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Fire training continues

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations continues its live fire training for its employees. Propane and liquid fuels will be used. Smoke and flames may be seen from the highway near the plant at Mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Training will be conducted at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays and at 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the end of May. For more information, call Rick Warren at 776-3162 or 776-3272.

Soldotna immunization clinic moves

Beginning Thursday the Kenai Public Health Center will hold its weekly Soldotna immunization clinics from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Cottonwood Health Center at 170 E. Corral St., Suit 1, in Soldotna. For more information, call 335-3400.

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans chapter No. 5 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion bingo hall. It is open to all veterans. For more information, call 283-4359.

RFL planning meeting scheduled

The Relay For Life Planning Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Borealis Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Relay For Life is an event for the American Cancer Society and will be held at the Skyview High School track June 3 and 4. Community members interested in putting a team together should call Sylvia at 262-7581 or Penny at 283-9650. For more information on volunteering, call Lisa at 262-6656.

Cleanup, green up day announced

Kenai National Wildlife manager Robin West announced the refuge will conduct a spring cleaning Friday. All permanent and summer seasonal employees will work with local volunteers to spruce up the refuge in preparation for summer. Refuge staff will meet at the Ski Hill Road Visitor Center at 8 a.m. The cleaning groups will gather at Upper Skilak Campground at 4 p.m. for a picnic provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Employees Association, the Alaska Natural History Association and Unocal. For more information, call 262-7021.

Dunn to retire

A retirement party will be held in honor of Kenai Central High School Principal Dennis Dunn from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. It is open to the public.

Teen dance slated

The Boys and Girls Club Teen Center will host a senior night farewell party and dance in honor of the class of 2005 from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. All high school students are invited. Admission is $4 for members or $5 for nonmembers. There is no fee for graduating seniors who bring a student identification.

Tree sale takes root

The 4-H Leaders Council will host its annual Global ReLeaf tree sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at Peninsula Center Mall. A list of available varieties and costs is available at the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road, or call 262-5824.

Rowing classes set

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold learn-to-row classes May 27 through 29 and June 10 through 12 on the water at Mackey Lake in Soldotna, weather permitting. The classes are about eight hours long and for community members ages 14 and older.

The class will cover the basics of sweep rowing, dry-land training, terminology, boat-handling skills, safety information, techniques and rowing fundamentals. The cost is $95. For more information, time or to register, leave a message for Judy at 260-4928 or visit

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