Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Volunteers get their read on

The Soldotna Public Library will hold a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today at the library. For more information, call 262-4227. The library is accepting donations of books and puzzles in good condition.

4-H club seeks members

The Crooked Creek Kids 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. today and then every other Wednesday at 59325 of the Sterling Highway. For more information, call Dorothy Baker at 260-9014.

Berry growers to meet

Alaska Berry Growers will meet at 3 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The featured speaker will be Dan Skipwith. His topic will be the importance of pollination in agricultural projects and propagation of wild blueberries.

For more information, call Jack Brown at 283-3700 or 394-2590.

Baseball game up to bat

Frontier Community Services’ annual world series baseball event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Little League fields.

A barbecue potluck and a clown are some of the planned events. Admission is free. For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6331.

UCIDA to meet

United Cook Inlet Drift Association members will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call Audrey Stephens at 260-9436.

Kenai library plans Sunday closures

Beginning Sunday the Kenai Community Library will be closed Sundays. The library will re-open Sundays beginning Sept. 9.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall.

For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

Unity run set to start

The fourth annual Kenai, Soldotna Unity Run will be held at 9 a.m. July 7 at the Soldotna High School. A 10 mile and 5-kilometer runs will held on the Unity Trail. Runners may register day of race or in advance at

Kids reading program continues

Kids are invited to join the Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. Get up to four extra punches each month for special activities like reading to a younger sibling, attending a storytelling session, reading to a nonparent adult or filling out a “kid’s pick” sheet on your favorite book. For more information, call 953-7262.

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