Whats Happening The Week Of April 21st Through April 27th

Posted: February 9, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hosting Foreign Exchange Students


SHARE YOUR HOME…CHANGE THE WORLD. Please consider hosting a college student from another country.  These students will be attending KPC during the 2014-2015 school year and are with the YFU (Youth for Understanding) program.  They are responsible for getting themselves places by carpooling or using CARTS and have their own funds for any other needs.  People who host receive a $200/month stipend.  You might consider hosting for a year or a semester.  If there are any questions, you may contact Mark Larson: 252-3058 or Diane Taylor 262-0328 at Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center.  Completing an application WILL NOT obligate you but will let us know you might consider this opportunity.

262-0328 or252-0358

Call for Entries – May 2014 Open Exhibit

April 26 deadline

Kenai Fine Art Center

Entries are due by April 26 for this year’s May 2014 art show, open to the public. Held in connection with the Kenai Birding Festival, the show is themed “Flight”, both natural and human.  Email ourkfac@gmail.com for more information.



Entry Level Roustabout Training

April 21st through May 16th Monday Through Friday 8am-5pm

Peninsula Job Center

Mining and Petroleum Training Services (MAPTS), a division of University of Alaska, will be offering entry-level Roustabout training made possible through State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development funding. Successful participants will receive the following certifications: Hazwoper 40hr, First Aid /CPR- AED, Lift Truck, NSTC, CITS, Rigging and Signal Person, Confined Space Entry, Fire Extinguisher/ Fire Watch, Intro to Well Control, and TWIC at no cost. Space is limited and will be based on completion of the applicant package, WorkKeys test scores, and an in-person interview



Kenai Middle School Open House

Monday, April 21

Kenai Middle School

Kenai Middle School Orientation and Activity Night for parents of all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on the Peninsula. Please bring your child to the Activity Night while you learn more about Kenai Middle School!

•Free BBQ from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

•Parent orientation and classroom visitations from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

•Student Activities from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

•Come visit Kenai Middle on April 21st and see what we have to offer!

•For more information call Kenai Middle School at 283-1700.


Pre-School Story Time

Tuesdays at 11:15am

Kenai Community Library



Earth Day Celebration at KPC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

McLane Commons Kenai Peninsula College

From 5 until 7 pm visit with representatives of the UAF Cooperative Extension, Cook Inlet-keeper,  Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Watershed Forum, Living Lightly on Earth, and Re-Group. Then At 7:00 pm, Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager, will give a brief presentation on the history of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a screening of the film, Wild by Law.  Wild by Law outlines the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964, and is the kick-off event in a series of Wilderness 5oth Anniversary events sponsored by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Free and open to the public.



Wee Read Story Time

Wednesdays at 11:00am

Kenai Community Library



The Child’s Experience of Loss

Thursday April 24th from 6-8 pm

Soldotna Middle School Library

This class will address Children’s grief and how children understand death. We will discuss the ten common myths about children and grief and present techniques for helping children cope effectively with the loss of a loved one using stories, at, music and animal assisted activities. To register for more information call Hospice of the Central Peninsula at 262-0456



Author Visit at the Soldotna Public Library

April 24, 2014

Soldotna Public Library

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 6 pm in the Soldotna Public Library’s Community Room, author Dr. Nancy Elliott Sydnam will read from her book, Sideways Rain, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Twenty-five percent of all book sales will go to the Soldotna Library Friends. Dr. Nancy Elliott Sydnam left a thriving 30-year medical practice in Anchorage to work as an itinerant physician in the Aleutians and the Pribilofs. In journal entries, poems and letters, Sideways Rain tells of her love affair with the islands — the people and the bleak, beautiful landscapes.




Annual Invasive Plant Workshop

April 25th 2014

Kenai River Center

The Cooperative Weed Management Area will host it’s Annual Workshop.  Folks concerned with invasive plants invading our lakes and natural areas should attend this FREE workshop from 9:00 AM – 4:00PM.  Learn about PIKE & ELODEA in our waterways, DOT Vegetation Management and MORE.




Video Conference: Lunch and Learn with Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 25th at 12:00pm

Kenai Community Library



Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 26th at 3:00pm

Kenai Community Library



2014 2nd Annual Alaska Fiber & Arts Festival

April 26th-27th, 2014

Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds, Carol Bock Hall

The Kenai Peninsula Fair will be hosting the 2nd Annual Alaska Fiber & Arts Festival, April 26th-27th, 10am-5pm at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. This festival was started to bring awareness to a dying art, natural fibers of our state and education of that art. 

There will be informative booths, hands on experiences and demonstrations as well as crafts persons booths.    Booth space is still available if anyone is interested.

Classes are being made available this year and the class schedule is on the website: www.kenaipeninsulafair.com along with the registration form.

(907) 567-3670

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