Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Agrium live fire training continues

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations will conduct live fire training for its employees and the Nikiski Fire Department at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and additional sessions at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays through September at the plant at Mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Propane, gasoline and diesel will be used in the training. Occasionally there will be smoke and open flames visible from the highway near the northwest corner of the plant.

For more information, call Rick at 776-3162.

Parent advisory committee meeting to be held

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Department has scheduled a Title VII, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Borough Building assembly chambers in Soldotna. Parents and other interested persons are invited to attend. If planning to attend, call Rochelle Hanson at 714-8892, ext. 8866.

Book sale a real page turner

Volunteers at Soldotna Public Library will hold a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library at 235 Binkley St. For more information, call 262-4227.

LeeShore board meeting slated

The LeeShore Center will hold a board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in its conference room at 325 S. Spruce Street in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

SoHi open house set

Soldotna High School will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Stephanie Bohrnsen at 260-7000.

T-200 race committee to meet

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race committee will hold its first monthly meeting of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday in the downstairs meeting room at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Community members interested in helping out with the peninsula's only Iditarod-qualifying sled dog race are welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-8426.

Recovery rendezvous ready to go

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a recovery rendezvous from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. at the Soldotna Sports Center in honor of National Recovery Month. For more information or to arrange for a booth, call Christy Walker at 714-4521.

Garden club to meet

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road intersection.

The topic will be "How Best to Clean Up Your Gardens and Greenhouses for Winter."

The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the meeting or club memberships, contact Marion Nelson 398-8669.

Boys Scouts take to the sky

The Alaska Airmen's Association will host an aviation merit badge program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Civil Air Patrol hangar at Kenai Municipal Airport for registered area Boy Scouts.

The aviation merit badge program is designed to complete and sign off the aviation merit badge requirements in a one-day program. Part one on pages four and five must be completed prior to Sept. 15 to receive a merit badge.

The registration deadline is Sept. 7. Registration is required to guarantee space in the program. There is no fee for the program.

For more information, call the Alaska Airmen's Association at 245-1251, e-mail them at or call Camille Vega,, district executive with the Boy Scouts of America at 283-1699.

Girls Scout round up planned

A Girl Scout Round-up will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

The organization is seeking girls and adult leaders to join. For more information, call Joyce at 262-7616.

Food coalition offers mini-grant opportunities

The Alaska Food Coalition is accepting applications for its 2008 Mini-Grant program. These grants are intended to help food and nutrition programs build on their ability to distribute food by funding equipment purchases or staff training. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. For more information, call Kerri Burrows at (907) 222-3103 or visit to download an application form.

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