Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fish and Game advisory board meets

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road, in order to prepare comments for Board of Fisheries proposals. For more information, contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

Donate those used books

As you clean out your book shelves so Santa can bring you some new books, consider donating your already read books to the Kenai Community Library for their summer book sale. The Friends of the Kenai Community Library collect books, videos, cassettes, DVDs, and puzzles all year long for their summer book sale. Bring your donations to the Kenai Community Library during regular library hours.

Santa comes to Nikiski

Santa is coming to Nikiski Friday, Dec. 17, at the Nikiski Senior Center, 3 to 5:30 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and sugar cookies to decorate. Parents, please be sure to bring your cameras. For more information call the senior center at 776-7654.

AMVETS to host bazaar

A bazaar featuring a variety of vendors will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the AMVETS post in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Five percent of sales will go toward supporting soldiers currently serving. For more information, call Carla at 953-9012.

Winter Wine Taste around the corner

Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 3, for Hospice of the Central Peninsula's 15th Annual Winter Wine Taste and Auction do be held Feb. 12, 2011, 6 to10 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Gourmet appetizers and specialty wines will be served. There will be raffles, live and silent auctions, all complemented by donations from our community. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Please call or stop by the hospice office at 262-0453.

Prostate cancer men's dinner

The monthly meeting for men affected by prostate cancer will hold a no-host dinner at Froso's on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. We will return to Central Peninsula Hospital next month. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

Kenai Peninsula trappers meet

The Kenai Peninsula Trappers Association meets Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Inn (downstairs meeting room), in Soldotna. Guest speaker is Tom Krueger, Registered Guide, talking about "Coldweather Safety," such as hypothermia and frostbite. Snack foods (courtesy of KPTA) and door prizes. Also, a review of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge study as Mike Koontz of Mike's Welding will give a rundown of the presentation that was given at Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers meeting. Also: Members reports from the field. Share any ideas for workshops for the 2011 meetings, and bring photos of sets and if you caught any critters. For more information call Robert Gibson, 598-2000.

Youth self-defense workshop planned

Calling all students, grades 7 through 12, interested in hand-to-hand self-defense. Join us in the Peninsula Grace Youth Center on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m., for a Youth Self-defense Workshop. This workshop will be facilitated by Ray Purugganan. Ray has over 18 years of continuous Martial Arts training. He currently holds a 2nd Degree blackbelts in Shorin-Ryu and Gosoko-Ryu Karate, a brownbelt in Judo and five years experience in Brazilian Juijutsu. For more information, contact 394-6449 or

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.

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.

Fire stations conduct safety seat checks

Local fire stations will conduct Car Seat Check Up Events in December: Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Kenai Fire Department from 1 to 3 p.m.; and on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the CES/Soldotna Fire Station, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children of all ages need special care when riding in motor vehicles. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children through age 15. Stop in at our event to have a child passenger safety technician check to make sure your child is riding safely in your vehicle.

Kenai Resilience monthly gathering

"Envisioning a resilient and sustainable Central Peninsula" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience monthly community potluck scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Eliza Eller and Michelle Martin will facilitate. For more information, contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or

LeeShore, Artists in Motion host New Year's bash

The LeeShore Center and Peninsula Artists in Motion host a New Year's Eve Soire Friday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Kenai. Partake of gourmet food, Monte-Carlo style games, prizes, a silent auction, live big band music and dancing, and a Midnight Champagne Toast to ring in the New Year! Cost is $60 per person or $110 per couple. Tickets Available at the Funky Monkey, River City Books or by calling The LeeShore Center (283-9479).

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.

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