Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2001

Literacy program seeking volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula College Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to help students learn English as a second language or to obtain their GED diplomas. Two orientation and training sessions are scheduled today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the KPC Learning Center, room 131. There is no preregistration or obligation. For more information, call Diane Taylor or Vicki Heinz at 262-0327.

Disabled American Veterans meeting today

The Disabled American Veterans will meet today at 6 p.m. in the Alaska National Guard Armory in Kenai.

There will be an update on legislative matters as they affect veterans and their families. The current status of the V.A. effort to establish a clinic on the Kenai Peninsula will be available.

For more information, call 262-0497 or 283-4359.

League of Women Voters will meet today

The Kenai Peninsula chapter of the League of Women Voters will meet today at 6 p.m. in conference room A in the Borough Building in Soldotna. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Sue at 262-3913.

Kenai Peninsula sonar programs overview today

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commercial Fisheries and Sport Fisheries staff will present overviews of the Kenai Peninsula sonar programs today at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai.

For more information, call 260-2914, 260-2911 or 267-2225.

Advisory board to discuss variety of topics

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

Agenda topics will include an 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.

Blood donations badly needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska is requesting donors to visit the Blood Bank location at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to give blood.

There is a shortage of all blood types -- O, A and B -- across Alaska, causing the amount of collected blood to drop 50 percent below the overall safety levels.

Monthly contra dance to be held

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. 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.

SoHi teacher/parent conferences Monday

Soldotna High School will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, February 19, from 9 to Noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Conferences will be one day only. There is no school for students on that day nor on Tuesday, February 20, which is an Inservice Day. These conferences are the last ones for this school year.

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 5-7 p.m. at the William Henry Gallery. For more information, call 235-2411.

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