Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006

Clarion looking for barbecuers

The Clarion is looking for local barbecue enthusiasts interested in sharing tips, tricks and recipes for a summer barbecuing story. If you love to grill, we’d love to grill you about your pastime.

Anyone interested can submit their name and phone number to us by e-mail at, by phone at 283-7551, fax at 283-3299 or drop it off at our Kenai office by June 28.

Team gets swimming

The Soldotna Silver Salmon Swimming team will hold tryouts from 8 to 10 a.m. today at the Soldotna High School swimming pool.

For more information, call Lisa Groleske at 262-2960.

Rowing regatta planned

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will be host for the Icebreaker Regatta on Hidden Lake from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Midnight Sun Club of Soldotna, Anchorage Rowing Association and the Kenai Crewsers from Seward will compete in 1,000-meter sprint races. Racing will be in eight-person, sweep rowing shells.

For more information, call Vickie Tinker at 262-1576.

Annual meeting set for fishermen

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association will conduct its annual meeting from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The meeting will feature speakers and a potluck. For more information, call Chris at 252-1080.

Moose chapter kick-off set

The North American Moose Foundation Chapter No. 3 will host it kick-off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Dinner, live and silent auctions, door prizes and games are some of the planned events. The cost is $50 per person, $75 per couple, $100 per couple with $50 worth of raffle tickets and $15 for youth. There are 250 tickets available and are presold only. A Moose family membership is included with every ticket purchased. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Carl at 224-4131 or George at 260-6990.

Health Centers board meets Monday

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St., in Kenai. The public is invited. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Compassion, dignity to be discussed

Hospice of Homer invites all to hear Dr. John Mulder, a careerist in hospice and palliative care medicine, who will speak on “The Power of Compassion” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center; and on “Dignity in End of Life Care” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Land’s End Quarterdeck.

For more information, call (907) 235-6899.

Kids car seat checks planned for June 23, 30

Child car seat checks will be performed at the Kenai Fire Department from 1 to 4 p.m., June 23, and at the Central Emergency Services fire station in Soldotna from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30.

Safety technicians will check to be sure the car seat or booster seat is the correct one for the child’s age, weight and height.

For more information, call Safe Kids at 714-4539.

Kenai swim times scheduled

Kenai pool swim lesson sign ups will be between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for the second session — June 20-23.

Lap swim is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday; swim workout is from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and open swim is from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sterling seniors cooking up good time

The Sterling Senior Center will hold its 16th annual barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. June 24. A menu of ribs and chicken, salads, baked beans, garlic bread, beverages and desserts will be served. There also will be door prizes. The cost is $12.50 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12.

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