Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010

Firefighters out in force

Firefighters and volunteers from Central Emergency Services will hold their annual "Fill-the-Boot" campaign to benefit the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Associationon Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Soldotna "Y" intersection..

Boot Coordinators are hoping to raise $19,000. Money collected for MDA will provide service and clinics for over 200 Alaskan Families within the state.

Checks are gladly accepted. Make checks payable to MDA, Alaska Chapter.

For more information, call Gary Hale or Brad Nelson at CES at 262-4792 or Alaska MDA at 1-800-478-5683.

First schools section planned

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

Schools may submit up to 500 words on information about school activities and happenings for the first section by noon Wednesday, Sept. 8. For more information, call 335-1241.

Library fundraiser planned

Friends of the Kenai Community Library have tickets for the annual dinner-raffle slated for Oct. 22 (dinner and the drawing) and Oct. 23 (dinner with music and dancing by the Spur Highway Spankers) at the Eagles Aerie #35255. One $100 ticket includes dinner for two, a chance for $5,000 Grand Prize and 15 prizes valued between $100-$750. Tickets are available at the library or from board members. For more information, e-mail Nedra Evenson at

Boys & Girls hoops signups under way

The Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for fifth- and sixth-grade basketball. The season runs from Oct. 11 to Dec. 4. Games begin the week of Oct. 25. The cost is $60 per player, plus the player must be a 2010 member. The membership fee is $20 for the year. The registration deadline is Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. To register visit the Kenai Rec Center or contact the Athletic Department at 283-3318.

LeeShore 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 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 home-school office or center at 283-2000 to register today.

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 to host 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna.

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

Senior center events announced

* Steak Dinner -- The Sterling Senior Center will hold a steak dinner Sept. 4 from

5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for youth under 10 years old and children under 3 are admitted free. Dinner will include a choice of a Rib-eye or New York steak, baked potato, green beans, tossed salad, rolls, fruit cup and beverage. Seating is limited.

Call 262-6808 for reservations, or sign up at the front desk.

* Garage sale -- The Sterling Senior Center will have its fall garage sale Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center. New and used items can be sold. Call

Glenda Graham at 262-2943 to reserve a table. Indoor table space is available for $25 and outdoor "pickup" spots are available for $15. Tables are limited.

There will also be a bake sale with homemade cakes, cookies, brownies, candies, jams and pies. The Elderberry Caf will be open both days from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve chili, sandwiches and snacks.

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