Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010

Youth basketball registration under way

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for 3rd/4th Grade Basketball. The season runs from Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 17. The cost is $60 for the program fee, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Nov. 24, at 4:00 pm. To register visit the Kenai Rec Center or call 283-3318.

Refuge schedules trapper orientation

Trapper orientation classes have been scheduled for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Trapper orientation is mandatory for anyone wishing to trap on the refuge.

Trappers who have attended an orientation in the past do not need to attend. In order to extend the trap check requirement from every four days to every seven days, trappers must attend the snaring portion of the training as well. All classes will be held at the refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Trapper orientation is 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 5; the snaring seminar is 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 6. Classes are sponsored by the refuge and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

For more information, call 262-7021.

USDA food program offered

Soldotna Kiddie Care announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Hospice training slated

Hospice of the Central Peninsula Volunteer training will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on Oct. 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. except Saturday will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call 262-0453.

Volunteer opportunity available

The LeeShore Center is currently looking for individuals who can help us keep our clothes donation closet in good order. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 283-9479 for information.

Holiday donations needed

Christmas decorations and gift items are now being collected for a "2nd Time Around Christmas Bazaar" to be held Dec. 8 - 10. Drop off new or "gently used" items at the Kenai Senior Center.

Contact Velda Geller at 283-4329 for questions and information.

GED testing available at KPC

For people who have started to earn a GED, but not finished, or those who never started, but want to, the GED test will be changing in the future, and those who have not completed testing will lose their previous test scores.

To get started or complete a GED, call the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus at 262-0327.

Public radio membership drive this week

The KDLL Fall Membership Drive is Oct. 21, 22, 23. Call 283-8433 to make a pledge.

If the phones are busy, pledge on the secure website at, or come by the station, pledge your support in person and pick up your premiums while enjoying the famous "Rita Cookies."

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.

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