Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2007

Pancake fundraiser set to flip

Ninilchik Emergency Services will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfastfrom 7a.m. to2 p.m. Saturday through Monday at the Ninilchik State Fairgrounds. The menu includes blueberry and buttermilk pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham,eggs, and fruit.

There will be a quilt raffled. Tickets are $1 each.

Public health plans one-day closure

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Construction academy nails down date

There will be a three week summer construction academy for high school students in grades 10 through 12 Wednesday through June 19 at the Workforce Development Center in Kenai.

The event is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. For more information or to register, call Walt Ward at 262-7075.

Peaceful people to gather

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the Baha’i Center on Knight Drive in Soldotna. A potluck will preceded the meeting at 6 p.m,

Anthony Lopez, a juvenile justice officer for the state of Alaska, will speak about restorative justice, which views crime as harm done to the community. Restorative Justice gives the victim, the offender and the community the opportunity to be involved in how the harm is to be repaired. For more information, call Mary Jo at 262-5447.

Canning classes offered

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will hold a free canning class and free canning demonstration Wednesday and May 31. For more information and location of classes call 262-5824.

· A beginners class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for people who want to learn how to use a pressure canner and practice safe canning methods. Participants also will learn how to care for their catch, proper use of canning equipment, storage of home canned food and uses for canned salmon. Class is limited to eight.

· A demonstration to update canners skills will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 31. Participants will observe safe canning methods and learn about care of the catch, proper use of canning equipment, storage of home-canned food and uses of canned salmon. Class size is limited to 20.

Used book sale scheduled

The Soldotna Public Library will hold a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The library us accepting donations of books and puzzles in good condition.

Brain awareness walk, barbecue set

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group will host its 11th annual Brain Awareness Walk at 11 a.m. June 2. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The walk route will begin at Kenai Central High School, through downtown Kenai to the Green Strip Park on Main Street Loop. A barbecue will be held following the walk. Participants will receive a certificate of appreciation. For more information or to register, call 283-5711 or 262-633.

Relay For Life planned

Community members are invited to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for the American Cancer Society at the Skyview High School Track. Participants may stroll, walk, jog or run in the all-night relay event, beginning 6 p.m. June 1 and ending at 2 p.m, June 2.

A lighting of the luminarias will begin at 11 p.m. June 1. There’s still time to form or join a team. For more information, call Penny at 262-8030 or e-mail her at

Dog jog set to go

Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic will host its fourth annual Dog Jog at 2 p.m. June 3 at the clinic. Funds will benefit the clinic’s Angel Fund to help it provided care for sick and injured pets.

Participants can either run or walk. The cost is $20 and included a bandana for your pet and picnic lunch. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers for the three-mile run.

Costumes are encouraged but not necessary. For more information, call 262-4581.

Women go on the defensive

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems will bring certified instructors to Soldotna in June to teach a self-defense class to women.

Classes will be held from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 5-8, and a half day June 9 in the Denali Room of the Central Peninsula Hospital. Due to sponsorship money the class fee will be $90 instead of $250. For more information or to enroll, call 260-5202. Space is available for 50 students.

Summer day camp available in Nikiski

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will offer Summer Day Camp for children in grades one through six 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.

Community fun run set to start

The Family Fun 5-mile walk/run will be held June 16 at the North Peninsula Recreation facilities. It is open to all age groups.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. The fee is $15 per runner and includes a T-shirt. Race fees support the Nikiski High School cross country running team. For more information, call 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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