Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Agrium sets live fire training dates

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 north west corner of the plant.

For more information, call Rick at 776-3162.

Special Olympics sets events

Special Olympics will hold the following fundraisers to benefit local athletes: A bake sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Safeway; and a potluck from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna.

For more information, call Amber Glenzel at 252-7625.

Recovery rendezvous ready to go

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a recovery rendezvous from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 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.

Dodgeball tourney slated

The Kenai Peninsula Police Athletic League will hold a dodgeball and ping pong tournament for youth ages 10 to 18. Event will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Recreation Center. Dodgeball will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and the ping pong tournament will follow.

For more information, visit and click on the "PAL" link.

Garden club to meet

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Refuge photographic trip offered

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges will hold a photo journey of refuges from Maine to Midway Atoll at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at 2139 Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.

Free pizza will be served.

For more information, call Sharon Baur at (9097) 226-2135.

Girls Scout roundup planned

A Girl Scout roundup 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.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking volunteers who can commit two to three hours a week for two months at a time and attend a 20-hour training session. Fall training will start the third Monday of October.

For more information, call at 262-0453.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines.

Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072.

Arrangements can be made to pick up donations.

Community resource directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only.

The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations.

For more information, call 283-9479.

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