Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007

Pingpong continues

Pingpong is available to play for free from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through mid-December at Redoubt Elementary School on West Redoubt Avenue next to Soldotna Middle School.

Adults and children (at least 6 years old) and of any skill level are welcome.

Tables and equipment are provided by the Boys and Girls Club and the school. Players are asked to bring a paddle if they have one. Supplies may be limited.

For more information, call Ron Levy at 262-7899 or e-mail him at

Pastor appreciation brunch set to dish

The ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center will recognize local clergy with a homemade brunch and a time of fellowship at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the center. The center will give an update on its programs. Reservations are required.

For more information, call 283-9062.

CPCS to meet

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. For more information, call 260-3691.

Lung screenings available

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold lung health screenings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Mountain Tower lobby. The free screening includes a spirometry test, oxygen saturation measurement and carbon dioxide testing. There also will be educational materials on a variety of pulmonary health issues and smoking cessation support packets available. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Camille Sorensen at 714-4600.

Electronics recycling to be discussed

Electronics recycling will be discussed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 158 in the Brockel Building at Kenai Peninsula College. A presentation by Reilly Kosinski of Total Reclaim will explain how and why it is important to recycle electronic devices. A video and demonstration activities will be featured.

An electronics recycling event sponsored by local recycling groups will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

For more information, call Jan 262-5098.

Halloween carnival set for fun

Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host a community Halloween carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Games, activities and refreshments will take place in the old Catholic Church at 222 W. Redoubt in Soldotna.

The church also will host an Octoberfest bingo for quilts from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Barbecue pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, assorted pies and desserts and coffee and hot cider will be served. For more information, call 262-7801.

Food bank fundraiser scheduled

A Halloween extravaganza to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the north end of the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Games prizes, crazy hair, pictures, treats and a fortuneteller are planned. Attendees donating canned food will receive tickets for carnival booths. Proceeds from purchased tickets and canned food will be donated to the food bank.

For more information, call 262-2678 or 262-3111.

Autism to be discussed

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program and Betsy Kruth with the Alaska Autism Resource Center will host an open forum on Autism Spectrum disorders from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 16.

For more information, call 714-6644.

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.

Teen dance scheduled

The Boys and Girls Teen Center will host a chaperoned middle school dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the center in Kenai. The price of admission is $3 members or $4 for nonmembers. Teens who bring in a signed membership packet for the Boys and Girls Club, plus $20 and will be allowed in free. The $20 is a membership for 2008. The rest of 2007 will be free.

Students must be in middle school and at least 12-years-old to attend the dance. Costumes may be worn.

For more information, call Jan Echternach at 394-5187 or e-mail her at

Hospice open house set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold an open house from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the hospice office in Soldotna. For more information, call at 262-0453.

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