Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today.

For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

Women invited to take-a-break

Peninsula Take-A-Break is inviting women to a country fair brunch, craft, gift sale and auction from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Bible Camp conference center. Women are asked to bring food, craft or other items to sell or auction off. Donations will support Stonecroft and Village Mission pastors.

Music will be by Sheila Bierdeman and the featured speaker will be Peggy Alldredge. Her topic will be how she overcame fear that consumed her. The cost is $10. Childcare will be provided.

For more information or to make a reservations, call Cindy at 260-6262 or Susan at 335-6789.

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.

DAV to meet

Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 5 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the convention hall at the American Legion. It is open to all veterans. For more information, call Yvonne at 283-5800 or Glenn at 283-4359.

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.

Auction fundraiser set

The Kasilof Historical Association will hold silent and an outcry auctions fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Tustumena Elementary School. The auction features Alaskana and gift items including 1920s era vintage photographs of the Kenai Peninsula and the 1958 edition of "Records of North American Big Game." Pie also will be available. For more information, call Catherine Cassidy at 262-6189.

Hospice open house set

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

Dinner, 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.

Caregiver Appreciation Day set

National Family Caregiver Support Group will host Caregiver Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Twenty agencies and merchants will be represented. Workshops also will be offered on the half hour.

The featured speaker will be Elaine Sanchez, author of the book "Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver." Sanchez will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. and be available to talk to caregivers throughout the day. Food and prizes are planned.

For more information, call 262-1280.

Fish and Game AC to meet

The Kenai and Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at in room 116 at Kenai Peninsula College. The topics will be preparing comments on upper Cook Inlet Board of Fish proposals and finalize any Board of Fish interior region proposals.

For more information, call 262-3993.

Library seeks volunteers

The Soldotna Public Library is seeking volunteers for its night watch program held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Library skills are not necessary.

For more information, call 262-4227.

Community directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only. The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Habitat applications offered

Central Peninsula Habitat of Humanity has re-opened the application period for a 2007 habitat home. The new home will be ready Dec. 31.

Applications for the 2008 home are open. A family will be selected March 15 and the new home will be ready by Nov. 1, 2008.

For more information, qualifications or to volunteer, visit or call Sharon at 262-7534.

Kids reading program continues

The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched.

For more information, call 953-7262.

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