Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2002

Blood drive continues today

The Food Bank of Alaska is holding a blood drive today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Food donations will also be accepted. For more information, call the Blood Bank of Alaska at 260-5672 or the Food Bank at 262-3111.

Elks holding hoop shoot

The Kenai Elks Lodge will hold its annual hoop shoot Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call Bob Honea at 283-7551 or 283-8174.

Pioneers to hold installation of officers

The Pioneers of Alaska will hold its installation of officers Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Elks hall in Kenai, following a potluck. Friends and family members are invited to attend. For more information, call 776-8636.

MDA to lock up citizens for charity

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska will hold its annual "Behind Bars for Good" lock-up on Thursday at the Peninsula Steak House. Local volunteers will spend one hour "in jail" raising money for MDA. For more information, call MDA at 1-800-478-5683.

Fish and Game requesting shellfish permits

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishers that 2001 shellfish permits must be returned by Jan. 31. Permits must be returned even if no shellfish were harvested. Permits can be mailed to the address on the permit, or dropped off at the local Fish and Game office. For more information, call the Anchorage Fish and Game Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2390, or research and technical services at (907) 267-2390.

Talent show applications available

Application forms are now available for the 2002 Nikiski Talent Show to be held March 2. Forms are available at Nikiski High School, Nikiski Post Office or via fax. For more information, call Darlene Gehrke at Nikiski High School at 776-3456.

UFA rep to speak at CIAA

Robert Thorstenson Jr. of the United Fishermen of Alaska will speak Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association meeting room. The topic of the evening will be "The future of commercial fishing and how UFA can get us there." For more information, call CIAA at 283-5761 or UFA at (907) 586-2820.

Homer Community School adds workshop

Homer Community School has added the class, "Forgiveness: A Bold Adventure." The workshop will explore forgiveness through exercises, guided imagery, music and discussion. The workshop meets Feb. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee is $50 and a 10-pound sack of potatoes. For more information, call 235-6090.

Health center now open

The Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna is now open to serve primary medical care needs. For more information, call 262-3119.

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