Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2002

MS society meets today

The Soldotna-Kenai multiple sclerosis self-help group will hold its monthly meeting today. The Alaska division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will welcome new program specialist Pattie Scales. The meeting begins at noon in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building conference room B. For more information, call Barb Johnson at 262-8395.

Class to discuss stress reduction

The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a class entitled, "Stress Reduction for the Small Business Manager" Feb. 20 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, suite 16. Class instructor is Ann Marina, who teaches "Managing Stress" at KPC. Cost is $15. For more information call Lou at 262-7497.

CPGH hosting community education lecture

Central Peninsula General Hospital is hosting Dine and Discuss, a community education program Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Dr. Brian Coyne, a podiatrist, will discuss foot deformities in children. Cost is $5. For more information or to make reservations, call 262-8116.

Workshop teaches syrup tapping, processing

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will sponsor a Birch Syrup Tapping and Processing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kenai Peninsula College, room 137. Workshop participants can learn how to tap and process birch syrup. Free tapping supplies will be provided. The workshop is free and limited to 25 participants. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 283-7493, ext. 106.

Gardeners to present lecture series

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will present a winter lecture series. The first lecture in the series will be by Cheryl Wikstrom, who will talk about proper tree planting techniques Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. A $2 donation is requested, and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Planned Parenthood plans auction

The Soldotna center of Planned Parenthood of Alaska will hold its 15th annual "A Choice Evening" auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kenai Senior Center. This benefit will feature various auctions including silent, outcry, balloon blast and dollar auctions for adventure-travel packages, sporting goods, local handcrafted items, gift certificates and more. Hor's d'oeuvres, fine wines, Homer Brewing Company beer and desserts will be served. Event tickets are $30 each or two for $55. Tickets are available at Planned Parenthood in Soldotna, 262-2622; Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, 262-7715; River City Books in Soldotna, 260-7722; Halcyon Spalon in Kenai; 283-2256; and Charlotte's in Kenai, 283-2777.

Boy Scout troop celebrates anniversary

Homer Boy Scout Troop 555 will hold a special Court of Honor to celebrate the troop's 20th anniversary at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Homer United Methodist Church. All past and present members of Troop 555 are invited to attend.

Snowmobile fun run and raffle planned

NAPA and the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers will hold a snowmobile fun run in the Caribou Hills Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drawings will be held for cash prizes and door prizes. Participants may start at any of the seven checkpoints along the trail, but must return to Lost Creek Lodge for the drawings. Entry is $20 for adults, $35 for couples and $15 for kids. For more information, call Nolan at 398-4331.

Internet marketing workshop to be held in Kenai

The Small Business Development Center and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring a tourism and Internet marketing workshop Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Charlene Spadfore Vassar from the Alaska Travel Industry Association will speak on marketing. David Edward Smith of Borealis Designs and Phil Sheridan of A-K Phil will host the Internet portion. There is no cost.

For more information, call Lou Collier at 262-7497.

Ski clinic offered

The Kenai Central High School ski team will conduct a ski clinic Feb. 25, 26 and 27 from 4:15 until 5:30 p.m. at the Kenai Nordic Trails at the Kenai Golf Course. This class will cover both classical and skate skiing. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Participants are asked to preregister at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call Dave Feeken at 283-5888 or Bob Frates at 283-3855.

Boys and Girls Clubs event promotes literacy

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula will hold their annual Read Across America Celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 1 at the Kenai Clubhouse, 11247 Frontage Road. Attendees will be able to participate in a series of 15-minute stations promoting literacy and the love of reading, including a workshop for parents to help their children become better readers.

Pizza and juice will be served, and door prizes will be awarded. There is no charge for the event. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Mary Jo at 283-2682.



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