Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's bonfire planned

A New Year's FireWise community bonfire for the entire family will take place at the gravel pit/slash site on North Cohoe Loop Road in Kasilof from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Coffee, cider, hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs will be served.

Garden club goes to the birds

Central Peninsula Garden Club's first program of the year with be "Chicken University," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, presented by Dr. Stephen Brown, District Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Service Agent for Mat-Su/Copper River Districts. Brown will talk about raising chickens in your back yard and how it can compliment your gardening and compost efforts, which he does himself. He recently presented "Chicken U" at the Alaska Farm Bureau annual meeting with Khan, his handsome, tame rooster.

For Tuesday's program, a star "Ameraucana" rooster from Sterling Meadows Hatchery will help Brown with his presentation.

Meetings are open to the public. Annual club membership dues are $20 individual, $30 for couples.

For additional club information, contact Marion Nelson at 283-4632, 398-8669 or

Catfish fry set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a cat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the center. Catfish, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies, and bread pudding will be served.

The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6.25 for children 6 years old and under. Call the 262-6808 for more information, or to sign up.

Historical society to meet

The board of directors for the Soldotna Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fine Thyme cafe in the River City Books at the "Y" in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

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