Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010

PSDRA to meet

Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will hold its annual board meeting Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center conference room. The topic will be possible partnership opportunities with Tsalteshi Ski Trails and/or Dog Park group to help maintain the trails. It is open to the public. For more information, visit .

Birders flock together

Keen Eye Birders will meet Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. David Wartinbee will be presenting "A Trip to Kaktoovik, Alaska to see Polar Bears - Fall 2009"

Fall birding trips also will be discussed. For more information, call Linda Story 262-9031.

LeeShore Center to host open house

The LeeShore Center will host an open house and barbecue Sept. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Home-school science program offered

Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is enrolling for its S.T.E.A.M. Ahead II homeschool program. The new programming for students in grades kindergarten through eighth-grade is developed to help parents teach science to their children and is aligned with State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. The first session begins Sept. 7.

For complete information, call your local homeschool office or center at 283-2000 to register today.

Sloppy joe dinner fundraiser planned

The winners of the salmon classic and the Vivian Aho quilt will be announced at a Sloppy Joe and salad bar dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 21,

The cost is $10 per person.

There will be a pie auction after dinner.

There is a sign up sheet at the front desk, or call the center at 262-6808 to make reservations for the dinner.

Senior center fundraiser slated

Soldotna Senior Center's fall round-up fundraiser will be held Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Prime rib dinner and all the trimmings, live bluegrass/western music of Spur Highway Spankers, door prizes, a grand door prize, and silent and outcry auctions are planned.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children 12 years old and younger.

For tickets or more information call 262-2322.

Rotary hosts craft fundraiser

The Soldotna Rotary will host a pre-holiday craft and gift extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18.

For more information or to rent a space, call Luanne at 394-3444.

Teen writers sought

The Clarion is seeking students in grades nine through 12 from central peninsula high schools interested in writing for its Verbatim column.

The column is designed to let teens voice their opinions on topics that affect their daily life home, family, school, peers, social pressures, ect. The column length is 300 words minimum and 500 words maximum.

Deadline to submit a sample column for consideration is Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. Submissions must include first and last name, school, grade, mailing address and contact phone number.

Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Entries must be submitted by e-mail to

For more information, call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out Sept. 15 by e-mail. Writers accepted for Verbatim will be required to attend a mandatory meeting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay Drive, Kenai.

First schools section planned

The annual Peninsula Clarion's school section returns Sept. 13.

Schools may submit information on school activities and happenings for the first section by noon Wednesday, Sept. 8.

For more information, call 335-1241.

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