Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charity hockey game slated

Central Emergency Services and the Fire Explorer's Program are hosting the 5th Annual 2010 Olympic and NHL Alumni Charity Hockey Game on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. The game will feature Kerry Weiland, Wasilla's 2010 Women's hockey silver medal team winner and NHL alumni and Anchorage Aces coach Brent Thompson. Tickets are available at the gate for $15 for adults and $7.50 for children.

SAR dog open house planned

An open house to meet Ares, the Peninsula's only certified trailing Search and Rescue dog, and handler Dale Lawyer, is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Cad-Re Feeds in Soldotna. the event will incluce live search demonstrations and "Lost in the Woods" program information on what to do if people are missing. The public is invited to support additional training for Ares in avalanche rescue, and water rescue.

LeeShore board to meet

The LeeShore Center's monthly board meeting will be held on Sept. 29.

All board members are encouraged to attend and the public is welcome. Meeting time will be 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room at The LeeShore Center 325 S. Spruce Street, Kenai.

For further information call 283-9479.

Flu vaccine available locally

Influenza vaccine has arrived on the central Kenai Peninsula. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Most people will only need one dose for complete protection.

Flu shots are available through local pharmacies, health-care providers and the Kenai Public Health Center. To schedule an appointment at the Kenai Public Health Center, call 335-3400.

Library raffle tickets available

Friends of the Kenai Community Library have tickets for the annual dinner-raffle slated for Oct. 22 (dinner and drawing) and Oct. 23 (dinner and dancing by the Spur Highway Spankers) at the Eagles Aerie No. 35255. One $100 ticket includes dinner for two, a chance for $5,000 Grand Prize and 15 prizes valued between $100-$750. Tickets are at the library or from Board Members.

Scouts to sell popcorn

Pack 611 of Kenai will be selling popcorn at Safeway in Kenai on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds go towards their unit in way of supplies, books, awards, and outings.

Kenai River Marathon recruiting runners, volunteers

Runners of all sorts are invited to register for the big run of the season, the Kenai River Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Relay Marathon on Sunday, starting at the Kenai Visitor And Cultural Center in Kenai. The runs are sponsored by the city of Kenai to sponsor parks and recreation improvements.

Registration is ongoing until Saturday night, when the event kicks off with a spaghetti feed at 6:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai.

T-shirts and medals for runners, and a party after are benefits for those who sign up for any of the runs, and for walkers who complete the course. Registration fees vary.

Register online at or stop by the Kenai Chamber Of Commerce by Saturday.

Marathon and relay marathon runners start at 9 a.m. Half-marathon runners and walkers start at 10 a.m.

Community volunteers are needed to help out in the following areas:

* Setting up water stations;

* Manning water stations during the race;

* Timing runners (no children please);

* Assisting with clean up after the marathon.

Please call Dr. Pete Hansen or Kris Harris at 283-4611 to sign up.

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