Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Caregivers to meet

The National Caregiver Support Program will hold a caregiver support meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. The featured speaker will be Linda Flowers with the Forget-Me-Not Center. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-1280 or toll-free 866-776-8210.

Garage sale fundraiser slated

The Nikiski Senior Center will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the center one mile off the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road. Donations are being accepted.

Sterling planning birthday party for state

Sterling area sSeniors are having a birthday party to celebrate Alaska's 50th year as a state. Sterling residents are invited to come to the center Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. for food, contests, displays, craft projects and entertainment.

Attendees are asked to wear their favorite Alaska T-shirts and hats. This statehood celebration is a gift from the Sterling Senior Center to its community's residents.

For more information, call 262-6808.

Waterfowl education planned

Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will hold a youth waterfowl education program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Snowshoe Gun Club. Call Steve Meyer at 252-0071 for more information.

Nonprofits to meet

Executive directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to a no-host breakfast at 7 a.m. Aug. 4 at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. Discussion will include mutual administrative interests, such as legislation, event dates, media freebies and upcoming seminars. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail at

Blood donations sought

The Blood Bank of Alaska and Lions Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula are asking residents to donate blood.

Register to donate through Aug. 8 and receive a free blood donor T-shirt. Call 260-5672 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Teens want to help

The Soldotna High School football players are seeking jobs to help send players to summer football camps. To schedule an appointment, call Lauri Lingafelt at 398-4298.

Transportation to be discussed

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will hold community meetings to provide information and solicit input regarding transit needs for tribal members and customers and clients of tribe's programs and services who reside within the tribe's service delivery area.

Meetings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the tribe's Family House at 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai (for the communities of Kenai, Nikiski, Salamatof, Coho and Kasilof); and from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in the conference room of Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna at 35041 Kenai Spur Highway (for the communities of Soldotna, Sterling and Cooper Landing.)

For more information, call Paxton Oder at 283-3633, ext. 265 or 398-5028, or Liisia Blizzard at 283-3633, ext. 256.

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