Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008

Beekeepers all a buzz

BeeKeeper's Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (BKEEP) group will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Soldotna Middle School library.

A presentation on beekeeping and other discussion on bees will be held. Participants are asked to bring ideas for topics for future meetings. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Steve Albers at 260-6121 or Rosy Thompson at 398-7604.

Peaceful people to meet

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at River City Books in Soldotna.

For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Bowling tourney ready to roll

The Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association invites women bowlers who hold a USBC membership card to compete in its city tournament Saturday and Sunday and Jan. 19 and 20. Applications are available at Alaska Lanes in Kenai.

For more information, call Jan at 283-7570.

Learn about foster care, adoption

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at 145 Main Street Loop in Kenai. The Office of Children's Services offers monthly Resource Family Orientation to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state's foster care and adoption programs and process.

For more information, call Holly Mercado or Allison Gottesman at 283-3136.

Counseling association offers classes

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association will host a presentation by Anne Henry, titled "Demystifying the Legislature and Licensing Boards" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, Soldotna. Three continuing education units will be available. The cost is $25 for members, $50 for non-members or $25 for those who want to attend but are not seeking continuing education units.

For more information or to register, e-mail Beth at

Chamber accepts nominations, reservations

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for community awards through Friday. It is also taking reservations for its upcoming Annual Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Challenger Learning Center. This year's theme "Dancing with the Stars of Kenai" is sure to provide unique entertainment and fun. Hors d'eourves and a closed bar will be provided. For more information, call 283-7989.

Art donations sought

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is seeking art donations for its third annual dinner theatre and art auction. The production will be "Citizen King," a Kenai Peninsula spoof on the classic Orson Welles film, "Citizen Kane."

The auction is the largestfundraiser of the year. Deadline for donations is Jan. 26.

Donations may be dropped off at the theatre from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for a pick-up, call Chris at 776-8669 or e-mail him at Artists may recoup 25 percent of the auction price. To download a copy of the donation form visit

Wine tasting fundraiser set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host its 12th annual winter wine taste and auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Silent, live auctions, fine wines and gourmet appetizers are planned.

Hospice is seeking auction donation items. To purchase tickets, call the hospice office at 262-0453.

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