Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2006

Public Invited to Action Coalition meeting

The public is invited to the Community Action Coalition board meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in the Kiska Room of the Mundell Building, 245 Binkley St., Soldotna.

Hunting, trapping rule comments sought

The deadline is 5 p.m. today to submit written comments on proposed adjustments to statewide hunting and trapping regulations applying to all game management units.

Comments should be mailed to Alaska Board of Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526, or faxed to (907) 465-6094.

The Game Board is scheduled to meet from Jan. 27 to 30 at the 4th Avenue Theater in Anchorage to consider more than 50 proposals pertaining to statewide hunting and the use of game.

The board will take oral public testimony beginning Jan. 27, and people wishing to testify must sign up at the meeting site in advance.

For proposed regulation changes and an agenda, visit the Web site

Musical auditions held

The Kenai Performers will hold auditions for its winter musical at 6 p.m. today at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. Singing and non-singing parts are open for men and women of all ages. The group is seeking romantic show tunes, preferably male/female duets. Participants are asked to be prepared to audition with a song of their choice. Performances will begin Feb. 23. For more information, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

Fitness contest to help wrestlers

A 12-week Kenai Peninsula Fitness for Life contest will be conducted from now until April 10 with proceeds going to benefit the Skyview High School wrestling team.

Prizes will be awarded in each of five age categories: 16-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-79 and 80 and up. Contestants will be judged on most weight lost, most improved physique and an essay describing the experience and the impact the contest had on the participant’s life.

“Before” pictures will be taken through Sunday, and “after” pictures will be taken 12 weeks later. A $15 registration fee is required and pledge sheets are available for additional donations to Skyview wrestlers or other organizations. For more information, call Mary at 262-4260.

Totem Tracers plan resource day

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will conduct a Resource Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Library.

The group will conduct its annual planning session for 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, also at the library.

Seniors cooking up buffet

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The cost is $6.50; family rates are available.

MDA seeks awards nominations

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking nominations for its annual Personal Achievement Awards. Nomination forms are available from the MDA office, Suite 100, 121 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503, and must be submitted by Jan. 17.

The awards, given on local, state and national levels, recognize the accomplishments and community service of people with disabilities caused by neuromuscular diseases.

For more information, call Ramona Jobe at (907) 276-2131.

Step-family issues to be discussed

Lisa Turner will give a presentation on step-family issues from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Kenai Community Library conference room.

The presentation is the fourth in a year-long series of monthly presentations focusing on mental health topics given by area mental health professionals. For more information, call 283-4378.

Community group seeking members

The Sterling Community Coalition Group will hold its first elections in February. There are nine directorships, three of which are up for election. Residents can join the the group by completing an application form. For more information, call Robert Wall at 260-6616 or Chris Thorn at 260-4148.

Peninsula fair seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a membership drive. Membership applications are available online at or by calling the fair office at (907) 567-3670. Dues are $15. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at (907) 567-3670.

Peninsula Fair quilters square off

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a square off. Forty square kits are available at the fair office for $10 each and must be completed by March 1.

The theme is “A Fair to Remember.” People may be as creative as they like with their blocks, and all blocks will be judged. The blocks will then be put together into a quilt and raffled off.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (907) 567-3670.

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