Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010

Got health?

A Got Health Community Challenge Celebration will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna High School, with demonstrations, activities for all ages, Native Youth Olympics, games, drumming and dancing at 1 p.m.; a community visioning discussion at 3:30 p.m.; a free dinner with live music and door prizes at 5 p.m.; and a concert by Pamyua at 7 p.m.

Fish and Game advisory group meets twice in November

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, both dates at 6:30 p.m., at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road to discuss Board of Fisheries proposals. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

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.

Snowmobile safety event revs up

Children's Snowmobile Safety Event, Nov. 6, 2010, from 9 to 11 a.m. for 6-9 year olds; and noon to 2 p.m. for 10-14 year olds. Come at any time during your child's age group. Allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete the course. The event is free. DOT full-faced shield helmet may be purchased for $30 after attending all the safety stations. Parents/caregivers must attend with child. For more information, call 714-4539.

Child safety seat inspections available

Is your child in the right car safety seats? Stop in at your local fire departments and have a child passenger safety technician check your child's seat. Nov. 8, at the Kenai Fire Department, 1 to 3 p.m.; Nov. 15, at the Nikiski Fire Department Station #1, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Nov. 17, at the CES/Soldotna Fire Station, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1970s KCHS grads, get in touch

Organizers are planning a combined class reunion for all Kenai Central High School classes from 1970 to 1979. The reunion is scheduled for July 23, 2011. Organizers are currently attempting to verify email addresses or any other contact information. If you a re a 1970s graduate, contact Sherrie (Stiers) Dahlen at, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.

KPC hosts 21st annual Career Day

The 21st annual Career Day at KPC's Kenai River Campus will be held from 8:45 -- 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 5. The event is designed to provide attendees with a wide range of potential career directions, featuring more than 60 different presenters who will be talking about what it's like to work in their chosen occupations, and a variety of informational tables representing a variety of organizations. Students and the public can review the upcoming Career Day information packet from the events section of the Kenai River Campus home page on the KPC website at

Teen dance slated

North Peninsula Recreation is hosting a Middle School Teen Dance for teens seventh through ninth grade on Friday, Nov. 5, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center Banquet Room. For more information, call 776-8800.

Chili Feed Fundraiser planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host a Chili Feed Fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Nov. 6, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m, The menu will include chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost has been reduced to $8 per person. Seating is limited, so please call the Center at 262-6808 for reservations, or you may sign up at the Center's front desk.

HEA Energy Fair this weekend

Homer Electric Association hosts its second annual Energy and Conservation Fair Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. Admission is free. The fair will feature vendors displaying a variety of energy conservation related products, including appliances, construction materials, heating sources, lighting options and alternative energy information. The fair will also highlight the winners of an energy conservation student contest sponsored by HEA. The Fair will also feature door prizes, popcorn, and refreshments, with a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Anchorage compliments of ERA Aviation. In addition to the vendor booths, the Fair will include a series of workshops that will focus on weatherization and rebates programs. The fair will also feature door prizes, popcorn, and refreshments, with a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Anchorage compliments of ERA Aviation.

The fair will be repeated the following Saturday, Nov. 13, in Homer at West Homer Elementary School.

Kenai history group meets

The Kenai Historical Society meets Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the New Covenant, in Kenai. Guest speaker will be Kenai Airport Manager Mary Bondurant, talking about the success of Rose the Airport Dog, who chased away birds and helped prevent runway disruption this summer. Contact Betty Idleman at 776-8590 for more information.

School carnival coming

The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, Nov. 5, 5 to 8 p.m. All funds earned will go towards student field trips. There will be lots of food, games and prizes. Tickets are 25 cents each and most games cost 2 to 4 tickets to play. Fun for all ages!

Come get fit in Nikiski

Winter open gym times at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center are:

Toddler Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Home School Gym: 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Family Gym: 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays

Adult Open Gym: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays

Grief seminar today

"Exploring Grief's Normal Process," presented by Barbara Karnes, RN. will be held Friday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., in the Denali Conference Room, Central Peninsula Hospital. Karnes has been a nurse for more than 45 years, with 30 years of experience working with hospice patients. She is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop presenter.

Public health center to close for holiday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans' Day. The center will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. Call 335-3400 for more information.

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