Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prostate cancer group meets

A meeting for men affected by prostate cancer is planned for Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

High schoolers offer free day care

The Soldotna High School Child Development course is looking for children ages 2-5 for their free day care. The dates are Thursday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 10, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Snacks, games, and activities will be included. Children must be potty trained. Please contact Meggean Bos at to enroll.

Fundraiser planned for cancer victim Summers

Friends and associates of Erica Summers are holding a fundraiser for her on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Summers suffers from cancer that began as triple negative breast cancer and has metastasized into her lung, liver, chest wall and brain. The event, "Soldotna-style black tie," will be at the Soldotna Sports Center. A $100 ticked admits two and includes a raffle for an iPad. Tax deductible donations are also accepted online at For more information, contact Lindsey Whitt, in Anchorage, at 907-229-2675; Nathan Nelson, on the Kenai Peninsula, at 907-394-8228; email or visit Facebook: Summers Fundraiser.

Join the parade

Showcase your business or organization by entering the Christmas Comes to Kenai Electric Lights Parade, "Just Believe," on Friday, Nov. 26. Parade line up begins at 5 p.m. Judging takes place at 5:45 p.m. Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Parade route: Frontage Road beginning at Spur View Drive, down to Main Street and Peninsula Way. For more information and registration forms, call 283-7989.

Lots of chances to give food

Support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and bring in turkeys or hams for the holidays to the facility at 33955 Community College Dr., in Soldotna. For each turkey or ham you will receive a chance to win two ERA Aviation round trip tickets between Kenai and Anchorage. The drawing takes place on Dec. 23.

Walmart will be collecting nonperishable food for the food bank beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16, and ending Monday, Nov. 22.

During the holidays, visit IGA Country Foods or Three Bears and purchase a turkey or ham for the food bank. Nonperishable food barrels will be available too.

Food drives continue at RentaCenter and GCI in Soldotna.

Trapping group meets

The Kenai Peninsula Trappers Association meets Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riverside Inn, in Soldotna. Chris Johnson, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge enforcement officer, will talk about exposed bait, cubbys and other Refuge-related issues.

Volunteers needed for No One Dies Alone

Volunteers are needed for the No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program at Central Peninsula Hospital and Heritage Place. The volunteers are trained to sit with a person who is dying who has no one to be with them. For information about the NODA program or to sign up, please call Meg Zerbinos, CPH Spiritual Care Coordinator at 714-4610.

Holiday support from Hospice

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will facilitate a no-host dinner at 6 p.m., Nov. 18, at Froso's in Soldotna, to help people cope with the holidays after the death of a loved one. For more information and to register please call Hospice at 262-0453.

Time to quit smoking

Thursday, Nov. 18, is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out, a day set aside each year to quit tobacco for one day. Peninsula Smokefree Partnership will be at the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on Friday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to3 p.m., giving out free tobacco quit kits for a loved one or for yourself. Kenai Peninsula College will also have quit kits available Monday thru Friday at the health center.

Visit Kaladi Brothers on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m., and celebrate your success with free coffee and cake and a chance to share your personal story.

Sign up for basketball

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registration for the upcoming youth basketball season.

For 7th and 8th graders the season runs from Jan. 17 to March 5, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 31. The fee is $70 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Dec. 23, at 4 p.m.

For 3rd and 4th graders The season runs from Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 17. The fee is $60 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Nov. 24, at 4 p.m.

To register for either of these programs, visit the Kenai Rec Center or call 283-3318.

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