Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2002

Talent show entry forms due today

Applications forms are due today for the 2002 Nikiski Talent Show scheduled for March 2. For more information, or to have an entry form faxed to you, call Darlene Gehrke at 776-3456.

Alaska Independent Blind to meet

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will be held Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fireweed Medical Center in Soldotna. The meeting will feature demonstration of a reading machine.

For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Performance literacy workshop scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council and Phi Delta Kappa will host a performance literacy workshop entitled "Eat Dessert First" Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Elementary School Library. The workshop will be presented by Brett Dillingham, president of the Alaska State Literacy Association.

Performance literacy deals with such things as poetry, storytelling and reader's theater and has been shown to raise test scores in reading and writing.

A dessert buffet will follow the workshop. This workshop is free for KPRC members, while admission for non-members is one children's picture book. For more information, call 283-7237.

River advisory board to meet

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Agenda topics will include the Seward Highway milepost 18-25 project, Soldotna urban project proposals and the River Terrace site cleanup update. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Chris at 262-5581.

Workshop to assist landowners

The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District will host a four hour workshop for landowners March 2 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The workshop is designed to assist landowners in developing plans for their property involving timber management, wetlands, grazing, wildlife habitat, agricultural practices, weed control and other property needs.

Professionals from the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Alaska Cooperative Extension Service and the water conservation district will lead discussions.

Cost is $15. For more information, call the district at 283-8732 ext. 108 or register by calling 262-6768.

Nominations being accepted for awards

Gov. Tony Knowles has announced that applications are being accepted for the fourth annual Governor's Trails and Recreational Access for Alaska (TRAAK) Awards for Excellence. Winners will be selected from a statewide pool of applicants, based on their contribution to trails and recreation opportunities within the state. This year, outstanding facility designs will be recognized as well. Nomination letters must be received by March 29. Nominations with more than one supporting letter are strongly encouraged. For more information, call (907) 465-4070 or (888) PLAN-DOT.

Hospital plans workshops

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer several workshops in April. Workshops offered by the hospital will include, Introduction to Healing Ministry, April 5 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Level 1, April 6 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and April 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sent to Heal and Anoint -- The Use of Essential Oils Will Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries, April 12 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and April 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call Susan Shoemaker at 262-8172.

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