Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007

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

Area high schools hold baccalaureate today

High School seniors invite the community to an all-high school baccalaureate at 3 p.m. today in the Soldotna High School auditorium.

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.

CPHC board meeting slated

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Centre at 150 N. Willow St., Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Community ping-pong offered

Ping-pong tables are available for community use free of charge from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May at Redoubt Elementary School in Soldotna. All skill levels are welcome.

New tables have arrived and participants are asked to bring a paddle if they have one, otherwise all equipment is provided. For more information, call 262-7899.

Teens for rent

Soldotna High School football players are seeking odd jobs to make money for summer camp. For individuals or small groups, call Holly at 260-4194. For full-team jobs, call coach Baker at 398-6368.

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 Thursday.

Library seeks volunteers

The Soldotna Public Library is seeking volunteers to fill the 4 to 6 p.m. Friday shift. No skills required. For more information, call 262-4227.

Golf tourney set to swing

The 21st annual Masonic Open Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held at 8 a.m. June 9 at the Kenai Municipal Golf Course. Supporters may enter as a player for $65; sponsor a hole for $100; or make a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds will benefit the group’s schools awards program.

Player fees include greens fees and barbecue dinner. Mulligans are available for $5 each. For more information, call 262-4912.

Community run ready to go

Run for the River 5-kilometer and 10 miles runs will be held June 9 at Soldotna Creek Park, behind Don Jose’s Restaurant. Registration and warm-up begins at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. The race will be run on a multiple-turn, loop course and benefits the Kenai River and the Kenai River Festival. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories. The cost is adult preregistration $15 or day of race $25; Under 18 preregistration $10 or day of race $20; and ages 6 and under free. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and a two-week membership to Peninsula Athletic Club.

Participants can register at Peninsula Athletic Club, Kenai Watershed Forum or online at

Summer day camp available in Nikiski

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will offer Summer Day Camp for children in grades first through sixth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 12 through Aug. 2. A variety of activities will be offered including pottery, gym games, cooking, arts and crafts, sports activities and video games.

No preregistration required. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call Tammy at 776-8800.

Midnight Sun festivities set

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is accepting booth applications for its annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun slated for June 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at the NPRSA facilities.

Space is available for information, carnival, game and food booths. For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

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