Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010

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.

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture!

Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

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.

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 house

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.

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