Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009

Youth court event kicks-off

The Kenai Peninsula Youth Court will hos the 14th Annual State Youth Court Conference, with more than 120 student volunteers and staff of 14 Youth Court programs around the state traveling to the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, for training, networking and inspiration. Joining them will be the Juvenile Probation Officers from the Youth Courts' home communities. The opening ceremony today at 8:30 a.m. at the Challenger features the Director of the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice Steve McComb, Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe. For more information, call Ginny at 398-4027.

Spaghetti feed, auction today

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School will hold a spaghetti feed and auction to support the Caribou Playground Project at 6 p.m. today at the school's gym.

Christmas, holiday bazaars slated

The following organizations are planning events:

* The Sterling Senior Center will hold a Christmas bazaar and bake sale today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tables are available for $25 each. The Elderberry Caf will be open for refreshments. For more information or to sign up for a table, call Glenda at 262-2943 or the center at 262-6808.

* The Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans annual holiday bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Handmade crafts, candies, jams/jellies, baked goods and holiday decorations will be available. All proceeds support mission work and is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-4153 or 262-1352.

* The annual Soldotna High School arts and craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, e-mail Jim and Kim Senn at .

Community invited to Kenai resilience potluck

Kenai Resilience will host a potluck today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Anyone interested in issues related to community sustainability is invited to attend, and children are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish and their own reusable plate, cup, napkin and eating utensils.

After dinner, there will be facilitated discussion groups for the adults and special activities for children. For more information.

Medicare on tap

A meeting to discuss the new changes in Part D Plans, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplementa (Medigap) and new to Medicare enrollees will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Kathy at 283-4156 or e-mail .

Immunization clinics canceled

Kenai Public Health Center will not have its regularly scheduled walk-in immunization clinics Monday and Wednesday or at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic on Thursday due to H1N1 mass dispensing clinics in schools.

For more information, call the center at 335-3400.

Lutefisk, lefse dinner set

Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna will host its annual lutefisk, lefse dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church at Mile 1/4 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna, by the Y. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

Genealogical help offered

Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society Ancestor Research help will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Library.

On Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. the program will be presentations on military records and networking. For more information, call Loretta Mattson at 283-9591.

Library celebrates with games

Soldotna Public Library will celebrate the second annual National Gaming @ your Library Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday with a board game playoff. The library will have a number of board games available, or bring in your favorite game to share. Sign up for prize drawings. For more information, call 262-4227.

Thanksgiving meals available

Engage Youth Movement and Kenai New Life Assembly of God will give away 50 Thanksgiving meals Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Jones in Kenai next to McDonalds. These will be given away to the first 50 people or families that need them. For more information, call 252-9747.

Basketball camp set

Soldotna High School will host a Youth Basketball Camp for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth Dec. 5 and 12. Kindergarten through third grade will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and grades four though six will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The cost is $35. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt.

For more information, call Matt Johnson at .

Cookie orders begin

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church will sale sorted Christmas cookies by pre-order only. The cost is $4 per dozen. Call Liz at 262-5525, Rick at 262-1763, or Diane at 262-1714 by Dec. 8.

Cookies will be ready for pick-up or delivery Dec. 16. The group takes a limited of orders.

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