Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Kenai library closures set

The Kenai Community Library will be closed today and Nov. 22-25. For more information, call 283-4378.

Public health plans one-day closure

Kenai Public Health Center will be closed today. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Pingpong offered

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

Crooners sought

Sweet Adelines (womens' barbershop) is seeking members who can sing in tune. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Skyview High School. For more information, call 335-6789, 283-4615 or 394-4368.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

Gardeners to gather

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

The featured speaker will be Ron Sexton of Trinity Greenhouse, who with his wife, Kathy, traveled to Ireland in August. He will show many of the images he captured of public and private gardens, castle gardens, the Irish countryside flora and fauna, various landscaping examples, public hanging baskets, heirloom plants and the protective policies about those plants versus new species.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283 4632 or e-mail her at

Soldotna seniors open gift shop

The Soldotna Senior Center's Sitka Rose Gift Shop will open at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. A variety of handcrafted items and gifts will be offered. For more information, call 262-2322.

Cybersmarts! workshop set

The Soldotna Community Schools and Officer Tony Garcia, school resource officer of the Soldotna Police Department's free "Cybersmarts!" workshop has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the computer lab at Soldotna Middle School. For more information, call Carmen Triana at 262-3151, ext. 24.

Dinner, bingo, auction fundraiser planned

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help defray cancer treatment costs for Mickey Endsley will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center, one + +mile off of the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road. Bingo games and an auction also are planned. Dinner will cost $10 per person and bingo sheets will be available for $1 a sheet. Monetary donations may be mailed or dropped off to the center at Nikiski Senior Center, P.O. Box 6973, Nikiski, AK 99635.

For more information, call 776-7654.

Mushrooms to be discussed

The Kenai Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Naptown Cafe. The topics will be how to identify, cook and cultivate mushrooms found in Alaska with an emphasis on mushrooms found on the peninsula. Meetings and field trips are open to the public. For information call 262-1927.

Youth snowmachine safety event set

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula will hold a free snowmachine safety event Saturday at Soldotna Middle School. Youth ages 6 to 9 may attend from 9 to 11 a.m. and youth ages 10 to 14 may attend noon to 2 p.m. Course length is one and a half hours and families may attend anytime during their child's age group.

Youth DOT full face helmets may be purchased fro $25 after attending the safety stations.

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