Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2004

Kenai Historical Society meeting today

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Shirley Henley will be the guest speaker.

Henley will discuss her travels and duties as the itinerant public health nurse in 1949 in Alaska. For more information, call George Ford at 283-7700.

Nikiski council meeting slated

The Nikiski Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. All Nikiski residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Fred Miller at 776-8555.

Gardeners lecture series to begin

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will begin its 2004 lecture series with "How to Plan Your Garden Space" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

Landscape architect Nancy Casey will discuss place and space, function, how to use what you have in accessible space and personal expression in your garden. A donation is requested but not necessary. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824, ext. 305.

Fish and Game committee to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Kenai River Center. Elections will be held and officers will be installed for the coming year. Open seats include three commercial fishing seats, two sportfishing guide seats, one at-large seat and two alternate seats.

Discussions on Kenai River issues, guide numbers and fishing regulation proposals for the Board of Fish 2005 cycle also will be held. For more information and vacancy requirements, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Frontier board meeting slated

Frontier Community Services will hold its board of directors' meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, No. 36. The election of officers and induction of new members will be conducted. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-6331.

Women's outdoor workshop slated

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" workshop Feb. 6 through 8 at the Solid Rock Bible Camp.

The program is designed to help introduce people to the outdoors. Forty hands-on sessions, including firearm safety, field dressing of fish and game, fly fishing and tying, snowmachining, chain saw safety, canning and smoking and winter camping are planned.

The workshop fee is $200 before Monday and $225 after Monday. The fee includes instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, meals and lodging.

Registration is required. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.wildlife.alaska.gov/education/huntered/ BOWapplication.pdf or are available by calling the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218. Mail registration forms to ADF&G, attention Tracy Smith, Division of Sport Fish, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518. Registration cannot be accepted over the phone or by fax.

For more information about the program or workshop, call Tracy Smith in Anchorage at (907) 267-2896 or Patty Berkhahn or Larry Lewis in Soldotna at 262-9368.

Auction fund-raiser for hospice slated

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold an "Evening with Hospice" from 6 to 10 Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Wine tasting, gourmet appetizers and silent and outcry auctions are some of the planned activities.

The evening will be an opportunity for community members to learn about hospice and its quality, compassionate care for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The cost is $40 per person.

All proceeds will go to hospice. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.



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