Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007

KCHS blood drive today

Kenai Central High School National Honor Society will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Green Room at the school. For more information, call 262-6382.

Student art exhibit set

A Kenai Peninsula College art student fifth annual art exhibit and silent and outcry auction fundraisers will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. A raffle, live music and refreshments are some of the planned activities. The admission cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 262-0361.

Tree identification workshop takes root

Kenai Watershed Forum will host a tree and shrub identification outing from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lower Skilak Lake campground. Dominique Collet will lead the group.

Participants are asked to wear outdoor gear and bring a copy of "Alaska Trees and Shrubs" or "Willows of Southeast Alaska" if they have one. To register or for more information, call 260-5449.

Holiday bazaar set for Ninilchik

The fairgrounds will host a bazaar and rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tables are available to rent. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at 398-4468.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 283-4678.

Birds of a feather to gather

The Kenai River Center and Kenai Watershed Forum will kick off its winter speaker series with a discussion on birds of winter at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center at Mile 1.6 Funny River Road in Soldotna.

Todd Eskelin is a biological technician for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Jan Yaeger at 260-4882, ext. 238 or e-mail her at

Mycological society to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Naptown Cafe in Sterling.

The video "Introduction to Mushrooms" by Dr. Michael Beug, professor of Mycology at University of Washington will be shown.

Dominique Collet will follow with a presentation on identification of local mushrooms. It is open to the public. For information, call Cliff at 262-1927 or Steve at 262-3541.

Raffle fundraiser continues

A raffle fundraiser for a laptop computer, 32-inch flat screen TV or digital handycam to benefit Jack and Sharee Martin has begun. Tickets cost $10 each and available from Ron's Rent It Center, Ron's Honda, Country Foods and Sweeney's. The drawing will be held Dec. 21.

For more information, call Jack or Cindy at 262-4187 or 398-4475.

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