Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2006

CES holds annual fundraiser

Central Emergency Services will hold its annual fill-the-boot fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at he “Y” in Soldotna. Proceeds will benefit the Alaska chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Checks are accepted and may be made payable to MDA, Alaska Chapter. For more information, call Gary Hale or Sam Evanoff with CES at 262-4792 or Malane Harbour with MDA at (800) 478-5683.

Community coalition meeting set

The Sterling Community Coalition will meet Thursday at Sterling Elementary School’s library. The topic will be how to find new members in the community. It is open to the public. For more information and meeting time, call Chris Thorne at 262-4944 ext. 238.

Rec center has ways for kids to burn energy

The Kenai Recreation Center will offer home school hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Wednesday. The fee is $1 per child. Tot Time will be available from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Tuesday. For more information, call 283-3855.

Gala auction fundraiser slated

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will host a gala auction fundraiser to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Club of America on Sept. 9 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

It will be a black-tie dress event. Auction items include a diamond necklace, flat screen TV and travel packages. Individual tickets or tables for eight may be reserved. For more information, time of event and cost of tickets, call Shelly at 283-2682 or visit

Girl Scout roundup slated

There will be a Girl Scout roundup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. Girls ages 5 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information and location of the meeting, call Joyce Cox at 262-7616 or e-mail her at

Library issues toy warning

Kenai Community Library asks parents to return any bendable dog and cat toys to the library that were given away this summer during the Summer Reading Program.

The toys may contain unsafe levels of lead. State health officials issued a consumer health alert regarding the toys. For more information, call the library at 283-4378.

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