Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010

La Leche League meets

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai meets the third Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Woman's Way Midwifery, 154 West Marydale Ave.; and again the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mindful Therapies Yoga (by Curves at the Soldotna "Y"). The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome. For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

Spaghetti Feed fundraiser for William Jackson

Supporters will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser on behalf of William Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at College Heights Baptist Church on K-Beach Road, across from Outlaw Body and Paint. Jackson was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Come for live and silent auctions, as well as many other prizes. Donations may also be sent to the William Jackson Benefit Account at Wells Fargo Bank. Call or text Chad or Kristi Bradford at 394-8223 or 394-8224 for more information.

Cabin restoration season at hand

The first get-together of this winter's volunteer cabin crew to work on restoring old log cabins at the Kasilof Museum will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kasilof Historical Museum, Mile .5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cabin crew will be working 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Saturdays this winter. Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience, for part or all of the work days. This is a fun opportunity to learn about log building while preserving local historic structures. For information call Gary Titus, 260-5410.

School district advisory committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Kenai Convention & Visitors Center. The meeting is open to the public. RSVP, or for more information contact Mary Blossom at 714-8892.

Library hosts pumpkin contest

Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library in Soldotna are sponsoring the library's Annual Pumpkin Carving/Painting Contest, open to elementary aged children, teens and families. Entries must represent a fictional book character. One prize will be awarded in each category, plus one grand prize awarded for "Best in Contest." The library will accept painted pumpkins through Oct. 27, and carved pumpkins Oct. 18-27. Awards will be presented Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. Contact Terri Burdick at 262-4227.

Teen costume contest on tap

Nikiski Community Recreation Center is hosting a Teen Halloween Costume Contest from 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 22, with door prizes, multiple prize categories and refreshments. For more information please contact Tammy at 776-8800.

Library dinner raffle on the books

Friends of the Kenai Community Library annual dinner-raffle will be Oct. 22 (dinner and drawing) and Oct. 23 (dinner and music and dancing with The Spur Highway Spankers) at the Eagles Aerie #35255, 7 p.m. One $100 ticket includes dinner for two, drawing for $5,000 Grand Prize plus 15 prizes $100-$750. Tickets are being sold at the library and from Board Members.

Swap some gear

The annual Kenai Sport Swap is coming Oct. 23, in the KCHS cafeteria. Drop off your used sports equipment Oct. 22, from 4 - 7:30 p.m., or Oct. 23, from 9 - 10 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. for purchase of gear. For more information call 398-8613.

MOMS meet

The local chapter of the MOMS Club, an international non-profit support organization for at-home mothers, will have its October meeting on Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Soldotna. To learn more about the MOMS Club, please contact Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527 or go to their website:

Youth invited to learn to hunt

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) and 4-H Shooting Sports Program in partnership with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Hunter Education Program, is once again inviting youngsters 16 years of age and younger (minimum age of 10) to participate in an organized small game hunting experience. Each weekend from Nov. 1 through the end of December, pairs of adult Hunter Education and 4-H certified mentors will escort pairs of youths for one day of supervised small game hunting. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate.

SCI will supply the firearms and instruction, ammunition, transportation and lunch. Fish and Game's Hunter Education Program will supply orange vests, hearing and eye protection. If not already certified, participating youth will be encouraged to sign up for an upcoming Hunter Education certification class and the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. For more information or to sign up call the UAF Cooperative Extension Office at 262-5824 or Fish and Game at 262-9368.

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