Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Recipes sought

The Clarion is seeking recipes to included in its 2006 Let it Snow special edition, including salmon, halibut, moose and other wild game recipes, as well as desserts made with local berries. The deadline to submit recipes is Wednesday. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe are needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her

Caregiver training offered

National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold a caregiver support group from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center at 197 W. Park Ave. For more information, call 262-1280 or 283-7224.

CPCS board meeting scheduled

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. For more information, call Rae S. Sanders at 260-3691.

LeeShore board members plan meeting

The LeeShore Center will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in its conference room at 325 S. Spruce Street in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Parenting class available

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program will hold a free video-based parenting program called “Active Parenting of Teens” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks at the center’s conference room. Class materiels will be provided. For more information, call Jessica Truesdell and Jeanne Coy at 283-7635.

Youth exchange program available

The Soldotna Rotary Club will host a Rotary International Youth Exchange orientation for interested students and parents in grades eight through 10 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday downstairs at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna.

Kenai River marathon slated

Organizers for the first Kenai River Marathon are seeking volunteers to help run the race, staff water tables and many other jobs. Runners also are needed.

The race will cover a 26.2 mile course beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center parking lot. The course closes at 4 p.m. Individuals or teams of three may enter. An after-race party is planned.

For more information on race, call Bob Frates at 283-3692; Dr. Hansen to volunteer at 283-4611; or Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau for registration or sponsorship information at 283-1991. Registration is available online at

KWF to host appreciation party

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a membership and volunteer appreciation party from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. A presentation of the results from it summer activities will be given. For more information, call 260-5449.

Challenger Center seeks volunteers

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is looking for community members interested in volunteering at the center on a part-time or full-time basis. Volunteer credit hours are available as the center is a non-profit organization. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-2000.

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