Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010

Donations for Savoonga

Peninsula residents who want to help Savoonga can take donations to Era aviation at the Kenai airport. A power outage in the community on St. Lawrence Island began on Monday. Some power has been restored, but much of the community is still in the dark. Residents are asking for nonperishable food.

Kenai library offers youth club reading

The Library's Tween Book Club is reading "The Last Newspaper Boy in America," by Sue Corbett. The author offers youngsters a timely and thought-provoking look at how today's increased dependence on electronic news sources is impacting small newspapers, their staffs and daily readers. The club meets Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss the book. The Junior High book club meets Jan. 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss "Savv," by Ingrid Law. In this book the author weaves a modern American tall-tale using a different kind of magic. New members are always welcome.

Kenai library offers VHS tapes

The Kenai Community Library will begin to withdraw most of the VHS tapes in January. As they are removed from the library bins and shelves, you will find them on the used shelf by the front desk for sale at $.50 each.

Nikiski swim lessons start soon

The first set of winter swim lessons starts Jan. 11. Registration begins on Jan. 3rd at 4 p.m for classes starting Jan. 11. Lessons run through Jan. 27. Beginning lessons are a 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Tiny Tots are at 2 p.m., and Advanced Beginniners swim at 4 p.m. Semi-private lessons start Feb. 1, an American Red Cross lifeguard class starts Feb. 22. and a competitive swim class starts March 22. Call Nigel at 776-8800 for more information.

Boy Scout council meets

The Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America, Tustumena District will be holding its monthly District Committee Meeting and Round Table on Jan. 6 at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association on K-Beach Road. The District Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss the District Award's Banquet, recharter, and upcoming programs. The Round Table is for all interested parents, leaders, and committee members that want to learn more about scouting. This is a training opportunity. Discussion will be on recharter and program. If you have questions, please contact Jodi Stuart, Tustumena District Executive at 283-1699.

New Year's Eve party

The Funky Monkey on the Kenai Spur Highway is having an alcohol-free New Year's Eve party tonight with live jam music, The party goes from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The party is a potluck, and attendees are also asked to bring games to play. For more information call Paul at 262-9008.

LeeShore and Artists in Motion host New Year's bash

The LeeShore Center and Peninsula Artists in Motion host a New Year's Eve Soire tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Kenai. The festivities include 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 at 283-9479.

Christian college hosts garage sale

There is a free-will donation garage sale at Alaska Christian College today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tons of kitchen small wares, two commercial 3-compartment sinks, 2-door cooler and lots more kitchen items. Alaska Christian College is in Soldotna off of Poppy Lane at 35109 Royal Place. For more information, call Lori McLennan the director of food service at 260-7422 or on her cell at 252-1990.

New Year's eve duct tape ball

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 tonight from about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds. There will be live music, door prizes, and outfit awards. Bring finger food for your entry fee. For details call Debra Henderson 252-3544 or Linda Painter 567-3370 or Lara McGinnis 567-3670.

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