Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005

Rural CAP plans events

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program will hold an informational meeting on its Self-Help Housing Homeownership program at 5 p.m. today at the Independent Living Center in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-9811.

On Thursday, Rural CAP will hold a Financial Fitness First workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abundant Life Church in Sterling. For more information, call 262-9811.

CES seeking volunteers

Central Emergency Services is seeking applicants for its volunteer fire and EMS program.

Community members living in the Sterling, Soldotna, Kalifornsky Beach Road, Funny River and Kasilof areas interested in serving their community and receiving benefits in return are asked to stop by the Soldotna station on Binkley Avenue to pick up an application. For more information, call Capt. Keith Hamilton at 398-4459.

Gillnet fishers to meet

A meeting for all commercial drift gillnet fishers will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building. The topic will be the recent Board of Fisheries meetings. For more information,call Cindy at 260-9436.

SAD to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topic will be Seasonal Affective Disorder. A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose of the First Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together in a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Wallyball tourney slated

The Kenai Recreation Center is hosting its annual Valentine's Wallyball Tournament Feb. 12. The format will be men's three on three, women's three on three and coed three on three. Forms and payments are due Friday. For more information, call 283-3855.

Radio testing slated

Amateur (HAM) radio testing will be held Saturday at the Civil Air Patrol Hanger in Kenai. For more information and the time , call 283-7331.

Women's ski races slated

A cross-country skiing fund-raiser, She Can Ski, will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for classic races and 1:30 p.m. for skate races on the trails behind Skyview High School in Soldotna. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna or at 9 a.m. the day of the race.

The Skyview ski team will be available to wax skis from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday for a donation.

The race is designed for women of all ages and abilities to ski as individuals or teams and promote health, fun and camaraderie. Proceeds will benefit the LeeShore Center and the Tsalteshi Trails Association.

For more information, call Leslie Boyd at 283-9113 or Robin Nyce at 283-9202.

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