Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free family legal advice

The Alaska Legal Services Corporation will sponsor a free family law clinic at the Kenai Courthouse, Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m., This clinic is designed to teach people how to start a divorce or custody case. The attorney teaching the class will lecture on divorce and custody law and will provide forms from the Alaska Court System for filing a case.

Nikiski Rec takes holiday off

Nikiski Pool and Nikiski Community Recreation Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. For more information please call 776-8800.

Snowshoe Gun Club meets

The Snowshoe Gun Club holds its annual membership meeting Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The annual budget will be presented, along with discussions on future plans for facility development. Voting for seats on the board of directors will take place. General members in good standing who are not already voting members can register as voting members and pay the five dollar upgrade at the time of the meeting, prior to voting. For more information contact A. E. Poynor, 398-2683, or email: aegcp@ptialaska.net.

New Year's eve duck tape ball coming

Get your duck tape out and be creative. The Kenai Peninsula Fair and Ninilchik Traditional Council's Social Services departments are hosting an alcohol-free New Year's Eve Family Duck Tape Ball, Dec. 31, from about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds. Outfit and door prizes. Live Music. Bring finger food for your entry fee. For details call Debra Henderson 252-3544 or Linda Painter 567-3370 or Lara McGinnis 567-3670.

Alumni hockey on tap

The 15th annual Kenai Central High School and Soldotna High School Alumni Hockey Game takes place Dec. 23, 7 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Alumni from Kenai, Soldotna, Skyview and Nikiski should contact Rick Koch at 398-0190 for registration information. Teams are limited to 20 skaters and three goalies. Santa will be there for the kids. Wet and dry sections. Admission, $10 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors.

Public health center to close for holiday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The center will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Macrobiotic Cooking Class

Learn to make fabulous fall dishes at this free macrobiotic cooking class on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 3 -- 7 p.m., at Ionia Longhouse, 54932 Burdock Road, Kasilof. This hands-on cooking class will add some sumptuous fall dishes to your repertoire. Afterward, enjoy eating the fruits of your labor, including dinner & dessert! Please RSVP at 262-2824 or ellers@ionia.org.

Christmas bazaar set

Christmas decorations and gift items are being collected for a second time around Christmas bazaar to be held Dec. 8 through 10.

Community members may drop off new or gently used items at the Kenai Senior Center. Call Velda Geller at 283-4329 for more information.

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.

Tsalteshi Trails Kick-Off

The 2010 Tsalteshi Trails Winter Kick-Off is Friday, Nov. 19. Register from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Skyview High School library. Orienteering ski race on the Tsalteshi Trails from 5 to 6 p.m. Prizes and food in library after race. Call Laura 398-0774 for more information.

Fundraiser benefits Dean Roney

There will be a fundraiser for Dean Roney, who suffered severe head trauma in late August, at the Kenai Elks Lodge, Nov. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Bull Don and The Moose Nuggets. Come sample a lasagna dinner, adult beverages and an auction. Tickets will be sold at the door. $10 per person or $30 for family.

For more information, call Somer Roney, 398-7227.

Community asked to help in teen's cancer fight

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Kenai Central High School cafeteria to benefit Brittney Boyes, a KCHS sophomore who is undergoing treatment for AML leukemia at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Oregon. Dinner donation is $5 for children, $10 for adults, payable at the door. Members of the Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team will be servers. The event will include a silent/Chinese auction, split the pot, bracelet sales and other drawings.

To donate an item, call or text Paulla at 398-8044, or Jackie at 252-1047. Donations to help the Miller family may be made at Wells Fargo Bank to "The Miller Family Fund."

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.

Contra dance happening

Kenai River Folk Dancers is hosting a community-wide contra dance, Saturday, Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at K-Beach Elementary School. ContraBanD provides live music. Beginners are welcome. All dances are taught and called. Bring clean, dry, non-marking shoes to dance in. The cost is $5 for adults and no charge for children under age 16 when accompanied by an adult. Potluck snacks are optional, but fun!

For more information call Raymond at 283-5403.



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