Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Immunizations available

Kenai Public Health Center is taking appointments for immunizations. In Kenai, appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments are available at the Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna on Thursdays. To schedule an appointment at either location or for more information, call 335-3400.

School open houses set

* Soldotna High School registration will be held Aug. 12 and 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

* Soldotna Elementary School - There will be an open house for all students and their parents Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Class lists will be posted at 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Supply lists are available at the front office and available online at + Soldotna Elementary. For more information call 260-5100.

Prostate support group meetings slated

There are two meetings scheduled for men affected by prostate cancer in the Redoubt Room of Central Peninsula Hospital.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. a video conference to the Providence Cancer Center for Dr. Mark Moyads annual presentation is planned. His topic is "Cancer, The Year in Medicine from Cancer Treatment Vaccines to Vitamin D."

On Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. a support group meeting will be held. Family and friends are welcome. For information, call Jim at 260-4904.

Open house slated

Access Alaska at 33880 Community College Drive (in the Jay's Painting/Access Alaska Building across from the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Road on Friday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Food and door prizes are planned. Call Carletta at 262-4955 for more information.

Volunteers needed for Run for Women

Volunteers are needed for the 23rd annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women, scheduled for Aug. 14 in Kenai. People are need to staff water tables, serve lunch and staff safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers (flaggers) will need to take a short safety course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator at 283-9479.

Moms to meet

The MOMS Club, an international non-profit organization, will host Karlene from Karlene's Acupuncture & Day Spa on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to listen to Karlene speak on aromatherapy or learn more about the MOMS Club, call Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527.

Refuge to celebrate berries

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a Wild Berry Fun Day on Aug. 20. Wild berry activities and crafts take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Refuge Environmental Education Center in Soldotna. Wild berry snacks and drinks will be available. A free drawing will be held for wild berry products.

Guided berry identification walks will be held throughout the day. For families with younger children, an 1/4 mile walk lasting 30 minutes will take place at 12:30, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. For those ages 10 and older, a 3/4 mile hike lasting 45 minutes will take place at 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Pre-registration for walks is required. Activities are free to the public. To pre-register for hikes or for more information, call Candace Ward at the refuge at 262-7021.

All Veterans' picnic slated

A free picnic to honor all who have served in the military will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Kenai Park Strip on Main Street in Kenai. Activities planned are blood pressure checks,, live music, VA reps on site to answer questions, door prizes, VAVs representatives, games for children.

Volunteers sought

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Kenai and Soldotna are looking for community members interested in sharing a craft or hobby with club members. Call 283-2682 or 398-9669.

Arts and craft donations are also needed.

Boy Scouts plan fjords cruise fundraiser

The Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America is having its annual trip through the Kenai Fjords National Park with Major Marine Tours for Labor Day weekend on Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. All proceeds benefit the programs offered to the youth participating in local Boy Scout units. All tickets can be purchased from Jodi Stuart at 283-1699 or at 805 Frontage Rd., Suite 109 Kenai now and until August 20. Check in is between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The boat departs the harbor at 6. Dinner is included in the cost.

Cyclists sought

On Sept. 11 and 12 the Bike MS 2010 "From Hope to a Cure Ride", a fundraiser that supports multiple sclerosis research as well as services and programs for local people living with the disease, will be held.

The ride will follow a 150-mile, out-and-back course between Hope and Seward along the Seward Highway. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, hosts the event. To register or get more information, visit or call 1-800-344-4867.

After-school party clubs slated

After-school party clubs will be held in area elementary schools for one hour, once a month. Games, stories, songs, snacks and prizes are planned.

For more information, call CEF of Alaska at 262-9605.

High school basketball begins

The Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for high school basketball. The season runs from Sept. 13 to Nov. 5.

Games begin the week of Sept. 27. The cost is $70, and the participant must be a 2010 member. The membership fee is $20. The registration deadline is Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. To register, visit the Kenai Rec Center or contact the Athletics Department at 283-3318.

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

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