Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011

Soapy Smith in Hope presentation

Jane Haigh, Professor of History at Kenai Peninsula College and author of "King Con: the Story of Soapy Smith," tells the story of the infamous Alaska character Jan. 20, at 7p.m., in the Commons at KPC. Haigh recently presented her research on Soapy Smith's life and exploits at the historic Hope Social Hall and then verified that Smith looked over the gold rush town of Hope before settling in Skagway. Smith is famous taking over that town at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush with his gang of confidence men. For more information call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

Learn about Alaska Native civil rights

Terrence Cole, director of the Office of Public History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will give a free public presentation titled "Alaska Native Civil Rights: Triumphs and Challenges," on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College, East campus, in Homer. The program is offered by the Kachemak Bay Campus with support from the UAA Diversity Action Council in celebration of U.S. and Alaska Civil Rights Day. For information, contact Carol Swartz at 907-235-1656.

See a nature film at the Refuge

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Saturday Winter Wildlife Movies for January 2011. Showtimes are noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

The movie for Jan. 8 is White Wolf, White Falcon (55 min.) On Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, during the short arctic summer the race is on for two animal families -- gyrfalcon and wolf -- to raise their families.

Walleyball for Valentines

The Kenai Recreation Center is putting on its annual 3 vs. 3 Valentine's Wallyball Tournament, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. The fee is $15 per player or $45 per team. Entry forms need to be turned in by Feb. 1 to guarantee a T-shirt. Late entries no later than Feb. 14. Pick up your entry form recreation center, and join in on some friendly competition!



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