Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010

Volunteers needed at Triumvirate

The Triumvirate Used Bookstore is looking for adult volunteers to work three hours per week at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall, Tuesday through Saturday, from either noon to 3 p.m. or 3 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed for organizing and shelving books and totaling sales. No heavy lifting is required. For more information call volunteer coordinator Rosie Reeder at 262-7993. The bookstore supports the Triumvirate Theatre in the same location.

KPC closed for holidays

Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna will be closed for the holidays at noon Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, and will re-open at 1 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2011.

Registration for the upcoming spring semester is available online at

1970s KCHS grads, get in touch

Organizers are planning a combined class reunion for all Kenai Central High School classes from 1970 to 1979. The reunion is scheduled for July 23, 2011. Organizers are currently attempting to verify email addresses or any other contact information. If you a re a 1970s graduate, contact Sherrie (Stiers) Dahlen at, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.

Refuge opens for Christmas tree cutting

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area and along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. Contact Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road, in Soldotna, 907-262-7021, for further details.

Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program starting

Registration is now open for the Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program. Youth ages 6 to 12 are invited. The program runs from Jan. 15 to March 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., and some Saturdays. Find links to registration and membership forms at the bottom of the TTA web page: For information about the biathlon component or other questions, contact us at

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).

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.

Elementary basketball camp on tap

Cook Inlet Academy is hosting a Hoops for the Holidays Basketball Camp. Wondering what you're going to do with your little loved ones over the Christmas break? Looking for something fun, active and safe for your kids? Need to do some holiday shopping or get things done around the house? Bring them to CIA, where the varsity basketball girls' and boys' teams will help your kids learn and improve their basketball skills, be mentored by varsity players and coaches, and make a few new friends. This is for all kids, kindergarten through 6th grade. Camp is Dec. 20 to 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cook Inlet Academy gym, Cost is $60 for the week or $20 each day. Register at the Academy's front office or at the door. Bring a sack lunch (snacks provided), shoes, gym clothes. For more information call Coach Justin Franchino at 252-8854 or e-mail at

Fish and Game AC meetings on tap

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Monday, Dec. 20, at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road at 6:30 p.m.

The group gathers to prepare comments for Board of Fisheries proposals regarding personal use. For more information, contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

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