Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2008

FASD ceremony set

On Saturday during the Recovery Rendezvous at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, there will be a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Ceremony, including the Heartbeat of Mother Earth Drummers, a proclamation by Mayor Pat Porter, a talk by Dr. Marguerite McIntosh, special music and the traditional ringing of the bells. The ceremony will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Vickie Tinker, coordinator

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program, at 714-6648.

Memorial barbecue fundraiser Saturday

For the 21st year the Carrol Martin family will prepare the Kenai Central High School homecoming 4-H pork barbecue at noon Saturday.

The cost is $7 a plate.

The event is to raise scholarship funds for the school and is held in memory of James Martin, a member of the KCHS class of 1988 who died along with 17 others, in the Ryan Air crash in Homer on Nov. 23, 1987.

Chevron purchases a 4-H market hog at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair at Ninilchik. Side dishes will be donated by the Martin family.

Community ceremonies slated

The city of Soldotna will hold the following ceremonies: at 12:30 p.m. Monday the Joel Wilkins Flag Program rededication ceremony will be held at city Hall; and at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 a commemorative plaque in honor of Charlie and Katherine Parker will be placed and dedicated at Parker Park. For more information, call 262-9107.

Nikiski seniors to meet

There will be a board of director's meeting at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center.

The agenda item will to authorize an addendum to the center's architectural contract. A copy of the agenda is available at the center. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Volunteers to be appreciated

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a volunteer appreciation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the house at Soldotna Creek Park near the pavilion. Door prizes and a presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 260-5449.

Boy Scout round table slated

The Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America Tustumena District will hold a Round Table meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Assembly Chambers in the borough building in Soldotna. Adult leaders may attend. For more information, call Jodi at 283-1699.

Master gardener training offered

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District will offer master gardener training in two parts. Part one runs Oct. 2 through 5 and part two Nov. 6 through 9.

Topics will include plant growth, soils, fertilizers, composting, raised beds, vegetable growing, mulching, food preservation, annuals, perennials, greenhouses and root cellars. For more information, times, location and class schedule, call 262-5824.

Oktoberfest slated

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsorships, donations and volunteers for its annual beer and wine experience slated for Oct. 4.

The theme will be Oktoberfest, complete with live music by Die Alaska Blaskapelle, dancing, food, beer and wine. Proceeds raised from the event will support the chamber. For more information, call 283-7989.

Garden club coming up roses

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

The topic will be "Roses and More Roses." The featured speakers will be Dan Sexton and Chuck Decker. Sexton, is known as "the rose man" at Trinity Greenhouse with more than 30 years of nurturing hybrid roses and Decker is a 40-year rose grower from Anchorage. They will discuss hybridization, wintering over plants, fertilizers and correct planting methods for grafted and non-grafted plants.

Election of officers also will take place. Annual membership dues are $20. A membership form may be filled out at the meeting or e-mailed in. Meetings are open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Marion at 283 4632.

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