Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009

Craft fair slated

SOAR International invites community members to warm up after the Kenai Parade of Lights today at the SOAR hangar. Chili, borsch, hot drinks, desserts and door prizes, a country store and silent auction are planned.

Visit for more information.

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 the Bridge Access Road intersection.

The featured speakers will be Ron and Dan Sexton. Their topic will be "First Comes the Dream, the history of Trinity Greenhouse." Ron has participated in the Alaska Farm Bureau, Kenai peninsula Farm Bureau, Alaska Horticultural Assc., member of Governor Hickel's Agricultural Task Force, and a member of the Central Peninsula Garden Club.

The club will also host wreath making workshops are scheduled for Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at Alaska Pioneer Photos in Soldotna. The instructor will be Elizabeth Eskelin.

Registration forms will be available at the Dec. 1 meeting. Participants will leave with a completed wreath. Wire and spruce boughs will be supplied. Attendees are asked to bring decorations and wreath frames. The fee is $16.

Garden Club Programs are open to the public. Refreshments served and sometimes door prizes. Annual dues are $20, couples $30.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632, 398-8669 or e-mail .

Boating safety offered

4-H and the Nikiski pool will offer a free "Kids Don't Float" program from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the pool. Certified professionals from the Alaska Boating Safety program will lead four different learning stations. Participants are asked to bring swim gear. Those completing the course will receive a free gift and their names enter into a drawing for swim lessons and swim gear.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Chili dinner planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host a chili dinner to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Dec. 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12 years old. There will be three types of chili served. For more information, e-mail Bill and Karen Roberts at .

Cinderella seeks fairy god-mothers

The Soldotna High School Student Council is collecting gently used homecoming, prom, and bridesmaid dresses/shoes/accessories for Cinderella's Closet 2010.

This is a program to help area high school students in need with items for Prom.

Items can be dropped off to room 9 at the school. For more information, e-mail Meggean L. Bos at .

Free childcare offered

Soldotna High School Child Development students will have a free daycare Dec. 9, 10 and 11 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Children need to be potty trained and be between 2 through 5 years old. E-mail Meggean Bos at for an enrollment form.

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture!

Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. Photos can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household.

Photos may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

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