Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fencing project under way

Kasilof Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help erect fencing at the mouth of the Kasilof river. This is for habitat protection and protection of the dunes. Work will start May 25 and continue until Memorial Day weekend.

Gun show planned

The Sterling Senior Center will present a Gun Show (Permit #1354) July 16 and July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Individuals or businesses may rent a table for $25 for this show. Call the Senior Center at 262-6808 or Michael McKinley at 260-6453 for more information. Admission is $5 with all proceeds from admissions and table rental going to benefit the Sterling Senior Center. A "Taurus Judge" 45/410 Revolver will be raffled. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and may be purchased at the center. The "Elderberry Cafe" will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and snacks.

Food bank closed for renovation

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be closed June 6 due to construction. Normal business hours will resume on June 7. The Fireweed Diner will be serving sack lunches beginning June 7 until mid-July while the kitchen is renovated. Lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. USDA Commodity food and Emergency Food is distributed Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m.. For more information call 262-3111.

Community garage sale set in Clam Gulch

A community garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27-28 at Baker's Clam Shell Lodge, Mile 118 of the Sterling Highway in Clam Gulch. All are welcome. Vendors need to provide their own table, but space is free. For more information, call 262-4211.

Cabin tour guides needed

The Kenai Historical Society needs volunteers to train as cabin tour hosts at the Kenai Homesteader Cabin Park for several hours each week this summer. Opening is set for May 31, with orientation for new volunteers the week before. The cabin is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The society is also looking for the following donations: a wood-fired cook stove, a barrel stove with flat top, tools relating to trapping (pre-1940), tools relating to commercial fishing in the Cook Inlet (pre-1950s), a teacher's desk from the terrirtorial era (1940s), student desks, and a small dining table with 1-2 chairs. For more information call June Harris at 283-1946; Sharon Fisher at 776-8254 or 394-4559; or Carol Anderson at 252-4943.

Volunteers needed at Triumvirate

The Triumvirate Used Bookstore is looking for adult volunteers to work three hours per week at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall, Tuesday through Saturday, from either noon to 3 p.m. or 3 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed for organizing and shelving books and totaling sales. No heavy lifting is required. For more information call volunteer coordinator Rosie Reeder at 262-7993. The bookstore supports the Triumvirate Theatre in the same location.

Central Peninsula caregivers meet

Are you a caregiver for a senior who is ill or disabled? The National Family Caregiver Support Group meets at the Soldotna Senior Center on the second and last Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. For questions contact Dani at 262-1280.

Learn to lose weight

A free Weight Loss and Health Support Group meets at Christ Lutheran Church on Wednesdays, 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Bring $2 each week -- $1 goes to the Biggest Loser of the week, $1 goes to Biggest Loser of the month and if you gain, an extra $1 to go to the Biggest Loser of the Month. For more information call 907-362-1340.

Masters swim team hits the pool

The Kenai masters swim team swims from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kenai Central High School pool. The group is open to swimmers over the age of 18. There is a $69 annual registration fee, and $50 montly fee. For more information, contact Will Hubler or Jenn Ticknor at 283-7476.

Singles meet up

A peninsula singles activity group is forming. The group will enjoy food, coffee and other adventures. Call Bobbie at 740-0832 or 260-5353 for the meeting location and more information.

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