Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 09, 2001

Gebhardt fund-raising event Friday

Paul and Evy Gebhardt will hold their annual Iditarod fund-raiser at 7 p.m. today at the Soldotna Sports Center.

There will be hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and an auction that includes many unique Iditarod memorabilia pieces. Hear tales from Paul's second-place finish in the 2000 Iditarod Dog Sled Race.

For more information or to donate to the auction, call Evy at 262-5057.

Basketball tournament canceled

The Winter three-on-three youth basket tournament planned for Saturday at the Kenai Recreation Center has been canceled due to low registration numbers.

For more information, call 283-2682.

State archery championships slated

The National Field Archery Association's indoor state championships will be 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at John's Bow Shop near the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

For more information, call 260-4957.

Red Cross offers class

The American Red Cross will offer a community first aid and safety class Saturday. The class includes first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, infants and children. It meets OSHA and workplace requirements.

Cost is $58. Preregistration is required. Another class will be held Feb. 24.

Immunization clinic canceled

The Kenai Public Health Center has canceled the immunization clinic planned for Wednesday.

For more information, call 283-4871 ext. 2.

Blood drive to be held in mall

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold its second annual Sweetheart Blood Drive at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Participants are urged to drink lots of caffeine free liquids 24 hours prior to donating and to eat a good meal the day of donation. For more information, call 260-5672.

Advisory board to discuss variety of topics

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

Agenda topics will include the evaluation of light penetrating walkways, a volunteer water quality monitoring project, a recreation impact study committee report and updates on the River Terrace Laundromat contamination cleanup, commercial operators and pending permits.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Suzanne Fisler at 260-4882.

Monthly contra dance to be held

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community contra dance at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary. The cost is $5 for adults, those under 16 get in free with an adult.

Participants are asked to bring clean, non-marking shoes and potluck refreshments. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227.

First sphere weekend planned

The Ishayas' Ascension First Sphere weekend will be held Feb. 23 through 25 in Soldotna. The cost of weekend is $200.

A free introduction lecture about the event will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bridges Community Resource Network in Soldotna.

The Ishayas' Ascension is a series of mechanical techniques that allow a person to rise beyond, or ascend, stress and self-defeating beliefs. The Ishayas' Ascension uses techniques that are based on principals of praise, gratitude and love.

For more information, call Ruth at 260-5866 or Joyce at 260-4972.

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