Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010

Bridge club welcomes new players

The Kenai River Kings and Queens Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Monday at 6 p.m. on the top floor of the Senior Housing Complex. The third Friday of every month is a potluck/bridge game at 5 p.m. on the top floor of the Senior Housing.

Every year the club has a charity game and donates to local worthy causes. This year, the club is donating $1,000 to the Friends of the Kenai Community Library to buy an inscribed fireplace tile and giving $500 to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Building to Nourish Building Fund.

The club always welcome new players and if interested, call Sheila Phillips at 283-7609.

Teens will work for donations

The Skyview High School Football team is available for spring cleaning projects on a donation basis.

Call Eric Pomerleau at 260-2315 for more information.

Watershed fundraiser slated

On May 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. in Seward, the Kenai Watershed Forum will host a dinner cruise and tour aboard Major Marine's Kenai Star to benefit its capital building campaign.

Attendees will cruise the waters of Resurrection Bay amidst a backdrop of the Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges for an evening of wildlife, glaciers, prime rib and salmon dinner.

The fundraising event will be hosted by Major Marine Tours and the Kenai Watershed Forum. Proceeds benefit the KWF's Capital Build Campaign. There will be a silent auction on board and the bar will be open. This tour is narrated and will include entertainment.

The cost is $65 per person or $100 per person including deluxe bus transportation from Kenai/Soldotna area.

For more information, call Josselyn O'Connor at 260-5449.

Legion hosts garage sale

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a trash and treasure sale May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Building, 902 Cook Ave., Kenai. Table space is $20 per day per space if you have items you want to sell. Vendors are welcome. Inside and smoke free environment.

Call Dottie Fischer at 907-953-7150 to make arrangements. Set up will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cancer fundraiser slated

A Relay For Life rummage sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Curves by Harry's at the "Y" in Soldotna. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. For more information or to donate items or money, call 260-7775.

Gardeners gather

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will host the following events:

* Saturday -- Raised bed from the bottom up, Successful composting at home and in town, Basics of brooding poultry and game birds and Raised beds established and new,

* Sunday -- Arbor and trellis building

* May 29 -- Scaling up your garden for self sufficiency or market gardening, Giant pumpkin growing and other greenhouse and soil enhancements.

Visit or contact Marion Nelson for more information or workshop registration at 283 4632 or

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