Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2001

Tesoro representative to speak at luncheon

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be holding its weekly luncheon at the Lighthouse Inn today at noon. The speaker will be Holly Norwood of Tesoro Alaska, Inc. The event is open to the public.

Multiple Sclerosis self-help meeting

A multiple sclerosis self-help meeting will be held at Central Peninsula General Hospital in the Kaladi Brothers Coffee Room today from noon to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Annette Meyers of the Sterling Wellness Center. Lunch will be courtesy of Taco Bell. For more information, call 262-8395.

Healthy Communities meeting to be held

The Healthy Communities/Healthy People Steering Committee regular monthly meeting will be today at 1:30 p.m. at Bridges located at 145 Kasilof Street in Soldotna.

For more information, call 262-1831.

Kasilof Historical Society to meet

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet today at Tustumena School. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7. This month the society will have a representative of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe giving a slide presentation of the Dena'ina history and culture. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 262-2439.

Slide show to be presented

The second in the Central Peninsula Master Gardeners winter lecture series will feature Teena Garay with her slide show and plant list from her China seed collecting trip entitled "A Journey to China Collecting Seeds." It will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Refreshments will be available and the cost is a $2 donation at the door.

Brown bear slide show to be held

A slide show presentation entitled "Living with Brown Bears on the Kenai Peninsula" will be led by Dr. John Schoen of the National Audubon Society from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

The program will explore critical habitat areas and the carrying capacity for peninsula brown bears and present long-term management strategies for coexistence of bears and humans on the peninsula. The program is free and open to the public.

Kids art show showing

The annual "Kids Art Show" is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town through Saturday.

Dottie Sanders will be providing a kids workshop at 2 p.m. The arts center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Genealogy workshop

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society Workshop/Resource Saturday will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. A society member will be there to help with research and questions. For more information, call 283-9591.

Annual hospice auction and wine tasting

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold its annual auction and wine tasting on Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $37.50 and can be obtained by calling Hospice (262-0453).

There will be six wines to be tasted along with appetizers created to go especially with the wine selections. Raffles and silent auctions will be held with all proceeds going toward hospice programs and services.

Biologist to discuss lynx

Dr. Ted Bailey, chief biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, will present a talk about lynx at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Visitors Center. The Friends of KNWR is sponsoring this presentation as the first of the 2001 Science Series, which will focus on refuge flora and fauna.

Kenai, Soldotna class of 1981 reunion

Graduates are being sought for the Kenai/Soldotna class of 1981 for the class reunion. Volunteers are needed to help plan. The next meeting is Saturday at noon at Paradisos.

The reunion is in need of addresses and phone numbers of classmates not living in the area. For more information, call 283-4580.

Center to provide for those in need

The Independent Living Center will put together a Community Closet to provide those with disabilities with equipment at a low cost. The center is looking for donations of wheelchairs, walkers and equipment for vision and hearing impairments.

If you would like to donate or want more information, call Cheri or Laurel at 262-6333.

Rotary club in need of computers

The Soldotna Rotary Club is looking for donations of used computers with a Pentium or equivalent processor. These computers will be refurbished and used to supply Rotary International Programs.

To donate, call Joe Kashi at 262-4604 or Tom Boedeker at 283-7608.

Art showing in Homer

The art showing of Nina Struthers of Houston, Texas, titled "Pen, Ink and Intaglio" is open for the month of February, with refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William Henry Gallery. For more information, call 235-2411.

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