Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008

Subsistence to be discussed

The future of subsistence in Alaska will be the topic of discussion at the Friday Dialogueaseries at 7 p.m. today in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College.

The event will begin with a documentary film, "Tebughna: The Beach People," which moves through 20 years in the history of the village of Tyonek. A discussion of subsistence in Alaska will follow. A potluck will proceed the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Dance extravaganza today

The Soldotna High School dance team, the Star Sensations, will hold a dance extravaganza at 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the school's auditorium.

Guest performers will be from Urban Dance, Encore and Vergine's dance studios. The cost is $5 per person.

Genealogical society events planned

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will offer ancestor research help from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Kenai Community Library conference room.

It will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library. The meeting will be a work session and members are reminded to bring their own information.

Kids film festival planned

The Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall will host a kids film festival at 4 p.m. Saturdays. This weeks film will be "Labou," a movie about three unlikely friends set out on a journey to find the ghost of Captain LeRouge whose ship was lost in the Louisiana bayou more than 200 years ago. Admission price is $3 per person.

For more information, call 262-2908.

T-200 volunteer dinner set

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race will hold a volunteer appreciation celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday. It will be hosted by the Tustumena Lodge at Mile 111, Sterling Highway, in Kasilof.

For more information, call Evy Gebhardt at 335-1243.

Valentine's dinner planned

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will have a Valentine's dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Prime rib or chicken cordon bleu will be served. Tickets are on sale at the center. The cost is $15 each or $28 for two. Tickets will cost $18 each at the door.

For more information, call 776-7654.

Historical society to meet

Ryan Smith, president and chief executive officer of Central Peninsula Hospital, will discuss the hospital's expansion and renovation project at a meeting of the Kenai Historical Society at 1 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Mary Ford at 283-7700.

College financial information available

The "College Goal Sunday" ( event for the central peninsula will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The event will be held in Homer at the same time.

Traditionally offered after Super Bowl Sunday and prior to tax season, College Goal Sunday provides on-site assistance with the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about the Soldotna event, call Carrie Burford at 262-0331 or e-mail

For more information about the Homer event, call Kim Frost at 235-1658 or

Dinner theater set for Sterling

The Sterling Senior Center will present "Alaska Gold or Yukon Depend on Me" dinner show at 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Beer and wine will be available. The cost is $20.

On Feb. 17 a matinee dessert only show will be held at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10.

For more information, call 262-6808, 260-6630 or 262-2943.

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