Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Open house, bazaar, bake sale on tap

Harbor Lights House Lakeview Adult Day Center is hosting a holiday open house, craft bazaar and bake sale Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For directions or more information call 260-3646 or 252-0435.

Ninilchik seniors get lunch and a show

The Ninilchik Home School Singers will perform Ninilchik Senior Center Tuesday, Dec. 14, during the noon lunch. The menu that day is chicken burritos, refried beans, Mexican rice, chips and salsa. Lunch for members is $7, non-members, $11. Call 567-3988 for more information.

Walk in Bethlehem

Bethlehem Revisited is presented by College Heights Baptist Church, 44440 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna, from Sunday, Dec. 19, though Wednesday, Dec. 22, 5 to 8 p.m. nightly. This Christmas season, travel back over 2000 years ago and walk the ancient streets of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth. Call 262-3220 for more information.

KPC Council meeting scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Council meets Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., in the Steffy Building (MAPTS) at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. The public is encouraged to attend this important meeting. For further information or a copy of the agenda, contact Sue Evanson at 262-0318 or email

Cohoe-Kasilof council vs. DNR

The Cohoe/Kasilof Community Council hosts a community meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m., to gather signatures to stop the state Department of Natural Resources takeover of our public beaches. Tustumina Elementary School, Mile 110, Sterling Highway, Soldotna. For more information call 262 9716.

Philippine-American holiday pot luck

Philippine-American holiday pot luck party is Dec. 12, 5 p.m., at the Moose Family Center, in Kenai. Bring a dish to share and join the fun. If you have children and want to join the gift exchange bring a child's gift of value not to exceed $10. For more information contact Jan at 283-7093 or 394-7267.

New information for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has produced a new consumer guide for cancer patients and their families looking for information on how the new Affordable Care Act will help them better access health care. The guide describes how provisions of the law improve the quality of care and make health care more affordable, available and easier for patients to understand. The guide also clarifies some of the myths about the new law. The guide is posted on both the American Cancer Society's and ACS CAN's Web sites. Click here to access it directly: For more information, contact Kathleen Rehm, MSW, Alaska Grassroots Relationship Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 907-273-2079, or email:

Church to host social justice talk

Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Kenai will sponsor a talk on social justice and peace given by Father Seamus P. Finn, OMI, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the church basement. Father Finn is a well known speaker and author. He has been a member of the Justice/Peace and Intergity of Creation Ministry Team of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 1986.

Free, warm coats available

The Kenai Church of God is having a free winter coat giveaway Sat. Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the basement, 14143 Spur Highway (corner of Spur Highway and Cook Inlet View Drive). If you need a good winter coat or have one to donate please come. We have hats, scarves and gloves, too, as long as they last. For information please call 283-4009.

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.

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.

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:

New Year's eve duct tape ball coming

Get your duct 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.

St. Nick goes to college

Santa Claus is coming to Kenai Peninsula College Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. He'll greet families in the main commons, by the bookstore. Free cocoa and coffee provided. Parents should bring their own cameras. For more information, call the Student Union at 262-0339.

Women's basketball coming

North Peninsula Recreation is offering a Women's Basketball League Night Mondays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center starting Jan. 10. Registration deadline is Dec. 20. For more information call 776-8800.

Kenai Library gift drawing

In keeping with tradition, all library cardholders are invited to enter two holiday drawings. This year's drawings will take place Dec. 17 during the Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a youth gift bag and an adult gift bag. Be sure to look for the entry display the next time you visit the library.

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