Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Electronics recycling to be discussed

Re-Group a community recycling group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons.

The Electronics Recycling Event will be the primary emphasis of the agenda. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Jan 262-5098.

Quilt guild to gather

The Kenai Peninsula Quilt Guild will host its semi-annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and a potluck will begin at noon. A techniques class will follow the potluck.

Attendees will have first priority for the spring retreat in Homer. Community members interested in fiber arts, sewing or quilting are invited to join the guild. For more information, call Cathy at 260-4634

Gardeners to meet

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road.

The topic will be compost and its benefits utilizing local fish byproducts and chipped beetle killed trees. Pete Keenan, president and partner with Fish & Chips compost business will be the featured speaker.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632.

Hospice training, events set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold the following events:

* Fall training for community members who can commit two to three hours a week for two months will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 16, 18, 22 and 23 and from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Christ Lutheran Church.

* An open house will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the hospice office in Soldotna.

For more information, call at 262-0453 or e-mail Mary Jensen at hospice.vol.coor@alaska.net.

VFW holds scholarship contents

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Post No. 10046 and the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the following scholarship opportunities:

* Voice of Democracy Students in grades nine through12, including home-schooled students, have an opportunity to compete in the nationwide annual audio essay competition, win monetary awards at the local, state and national levels, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. Students compete by writing and then recording a three-to-five minute audio essay on a standard cassette tape or CD expressing their views the theme "My Role in Honoring America's Veterans." State winners receive at least $1,000 national scholarship in addition to the other awards given at the preliminary levels of competition.

* Patriot's Pen Essay Competition Students in sixth- through eight-grade including homeschooled students have the opportunity to earn monetary awards, U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Students should write and submitting an original 300 to 400 word essay on the theme "Why I Am An American Patriot."

Interested students and teachers should contact the school counselors, call the Voice of Democracy Chairman Dave Carey, at 262-9107, 260-6413 or visit the VFW Web site at www.vfw.org for entry forms and more information.

Entries must be submitted directly to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Post No. 10046, 134 N. Birch St., Soldotna, no later than Nov. 1 for both programs.

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi's law office.

For more information, call 398-0480.

Kids reading program continues

The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched.

For more information, call 953-7262.

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 may 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.

Bowling leagues forming

Winter bowling leagues are seeking members.

Women's leagues play Mondays and Fridays; mixed leagues play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; scratch league plays Mondays; senior leagues play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and youth leagues play Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call Jan at 283-7570.



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