Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Era reps to speak at Soldotna chamber

Paul Landis and Charisse Millitt of Era Aviation will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly meeting at noon today at the Riverside House. The public is welcome. For more information, call 262-9814.

Small business center offers workshops

The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop titled, "Quick Marketing on a Shoe String," from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Participants will be invited to share creative and inexpensive marketing techniques that work. The cost is $15. One-day advance registration is encouraged.

The same workshop also will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Red Diamond Center in suite 16. The cost is $15, and one-day advance registration is encouraged. For more information, call Bunny at 262-7497.

PFLAG plans monthly meeting

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information, call 283-4678.

International adoption class tonight

There will be a parent forum on international adoption, sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools, from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the Soldotna Middle School library. Parents will answer questions about their experiences with international adoption and the agencies they used, including New Hope Child and Family Agency, World Association for Children and Parents, Heritage Adoption Agency and Chinese Adoption International. Information on adoptions in China, Vietnam, Korea, India, Guatemala, Russia, Peru and Kazakhstan will be available. A minimum of five participants will be required for the class, and the class costs $10. For more information, call Soldotna Community Schools at 262-6768.

Livestock forum offered

Milan Shipka, a animal scientist and livestock specialist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will present a livestock nutrition forum at 6 p.m. today and Thursday at Homer High School in room 101 and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building in Kenai. The forum will be informational for anyone raising livestock, such as sheep, cattle, hogs or horses. For more information, call the CES Kenai Peninsula District at 262-5824.

Photographers Guild meets tonight

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center to view and discuss photography. The public is welcome to bring photos or slides to share. For more information, call Marianne Clark at 398-0649.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be at the Seward City Council chambers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at Kenai City Hall from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and at the Homer Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Economic census forms due Wednesday

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau reminds businesses that the deadline for returning the 2002 Economic Census form is Wednesday. The form was sent to 13,000 Alaska businesses in December. The economic census, taken every five years, is the primary benchmark for measurement of 96 percent of the gross domestic product. Businesses that received the form are required by law to respond.

The Census Bureau has an Internet help site for businesses at and filing can be done electronically over the Web. Businesses also may call the toll-free help line at (800) 233-6136 between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. Alaska time Monday through Friday.

CPGH to hold cardiac patient reunion

Central Peninsula General Hospital invites cardiac rehabilitation patients past and present to its annual reunion and luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. A buffet-style soup and salad luncheon will be served, and registered dietitian, Betty Seaman, will speak on "Your Cholesterol Numbers: Dietary Approaches That May be Helpful." The cost is $5 per person. Reservations and payments may be made to Cardiac Health and Rehab at Central Peninsula General Hospital, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99699 by today.

Masks are focus of historical society talk

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at the McLane Center. The business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Richard Reger will give a program on masks at 7 and will have many of them on display. The public is invited to attend. Call 262-2439 for more information.

CIRCAC committee to meet Friday

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's prevention, response, operations and safety committee will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at 910 Highland Ave. in Kenai. For more information or an agenda, call 283-7222.

Nonprofit marketing training planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and Bridges Community Resource Network will sponsor a workshop on the basics of marketing nonprofit organizations from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Bridges office in Soldotna. Kris Eriksen, a marketing consultant, will be the trainer. The cost is $30, and preregistration is required. For more information or to sign up, call Shirley at 262-4120.

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