Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Clothes Closet open, donations needed

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's Clothes Closet is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Clothes Closet offers clothing and miscellaneous items to the public at no charge.

Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays only. Maternity and infant clothing is especially needed.

4-H Rally Day set for today

The Kenai Peninsula 4-H Council will host the 2003 4-H Rally Day from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. today at Kenai Christian Church.

Adults and youth in grades one through 12 are invited to participate in classes covering subjects such as cake decorating, carving, sportfishing, outdoor survival, public presentation, records ethics and crafts. Crafts classes may have a small fee.

Rally Day is a day set aside for the Kenai Peninsula 4-H members to gather for fun and learning and for the public to learn what 4-H is about.

Preregistration for the event is available by calling the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service office in Soldotna at 262-5824 or by picking up registration forms at the office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Women invited to 'Call of the Wild' brunch

The Peninsula Take-A-Break group will host a "Call of the Wild" brunch for women from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Solid Rock Conference Center. Tina Schneider will give a concert, and Kitty Romersberger, a kayaker and white-water enthusiast, will share how she navigated the turbulent waters of her life. The cost of the brunch is $7, and free child care will be provided. To make reservations, call Susan at 335-6789 or Linda at 262-4996.

CIRCAC committee to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council environmental monitoring committee will meet at 10 a.m. today at 910 Highland Ave. For more information or an agenda, call 283-7222.

Marathon rep to speak to The Alliance

The Kenai chapter of The Alliance will meet at noon today at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai. Bill Barron, operations superintendent for Marathon Oil Company, will speak. The luncheon costs $11, and reservations are encouraged. To register, call (907) 563-2226 or fax (907) 561-8870.

Soldotna chamber to meet today

Sheila Margaret Pothast, an advocate of Aspiration and high school mentoring programs, will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon at noon today at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-9814.

Forest to hold scoping meeting

The Chugach National Forest will host a public scoping meeting in Hope to discuss a demonstration channel project on Resurrection Creek. The meeting will run from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Hope School gym. For more information, call (907) 243-3319 or visit and click on "Resurrection Creek Stream Restoration."

KDLL board meets tonight

The KDLL board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. today at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to the public.

Genealogy workshop planned

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present the second monthly genealogy class of the year, "Researching and Understanding Census Records," at 6:30 p.m. today at the Family History Center. The public is invited.

Marketing workshop slated

The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop titled, "Quick Marketing Strategies on a Shoe String," from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Diamond Center in Suite 16. Participants will be invited to share creative and inexpensive marketing techniques that work. To register, call Bunny at 262-7497 today. The cost is $15.

CPHC to meet Wednesday

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bridges, 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-4120.

Committee to discuss salmon plans

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Discussion topics will include the Kenai and Kasilof king salmon proposals submitted to the Board of Fish. Also, if there is sufficient interest, elections will be held to fill the committee's vacant guide seat.

Tea party to honor 'Women of Seward'

The Pioneers of Alaska in Seward will sponsor a "Women of Seward" tea party from 2 to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Elks club in downtown Seward. Special acknowledgements will be given to women who have resided in Seward for 50 or more years. The party is part of the year-long celebration of the town's centennial.

The public is welcome to attend the tea party, and those with roots in Seward especially are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Pioneers of Alaska at (907) 224-8770.

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