Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2001

Quick Books seminar to be held

A seminar entitled "Introduction to Quick Books" sponsored by the Small Business Development Center will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the New Frontier Vocational Technical Center on Kalifornsky Beach. The fee for the seminar is $100.

The workshop is designed to help small business owners learn more about this basic computerized accounting software. This is a hands-on workshop. To register or for more information, call Lou 262-7497 or Dan 262-9055.

Ward to address Republicans

Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage, is the speaker at today's luncheon meeting of the Republican Party. The meeting will be from noon until 1 p.m. at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Everyone is welcome. Lunch will cost $11.

Kenai Lions to celebrate anniversary

The Kenai Lions will meet today at the Kenai Elks Lodge at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the club's 35th anniversary. Dinner may be ordered off the menu beginning at 6 p.m. and dessert will be served at the end of the meeting.

District 49A dignitaries have been invited to the celebration. Guests are welcome, but those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Barbara Waters at 283-3216 or 283-3803 or by e-mail at

Workshop helps residents with grant writing

An "Introduction to Grant Writing" workshop will be presented by Stan Steadman of Entrepreneurs Corner in the Peninsula Center Mall Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $35. For more information or to register, call 260-2663.

Exam practice session provided for Nikiski students

There will be a practice session for the High School Qualifying Exam Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School. There is no cost and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 776-3456.

Ice races planned for weekend

The Peninsula Ice Racing Association will hold the Kasilof-Homer Invitational Ice Race on Saturday and Sunday at Decanter Lake. Time trials start at 11 a.m. For more information, call Marylyn at 262-5917.

Dog group plans open house for Saturday

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility at Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway, in the Richards Veterinary Clinic building. The event is in conjunction with Responsible Pet Owners Month.

Scheduled demonstrations are conformation at 11:30 a.m., clicker training at noon, bird work at 12:30 p.m., obedience at 1, agility at 2, retrieving at 3 and skijoring at 3:30. Plus there will be videos and printed literature, all promoting fun and positive activities to do with dogs, dog health and safety.

Groups represented at the open house will include the Kenai Kennel Club, Kenai and Soldotna animal shelters, Peninsula Retrievers Association, 4-H Guide Dog Program and Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management.

There also will be refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 262-6846 or 283-7515.

Sterling community to hold Fun Day

Sterling community is putting on a Fun Day Saturday starting at 4 p.m. It will be a potluck with free hot dogs. There also will be games, a pie auction, regular auction and fireworks. The Fun Day is a fund-raiser for the hockey rink and improvements to the Sterling Community Park.

Health services available in community

Reproductive health services are offered through Kenai Public Health. For more information or to make an appointment, call 283-4871. All services are free to women under 21.

Red Cross to offer safety course

The American Red Cross will offer a Community First Aid and Safety classes March 10 and 31. The cost is $58. Training will include first aid, adult, child and infant CPR. The course meets all OSHA and workplace requirements. Registration is required. To preregister or for more information, call 262-4541.

Arctic Young Marines program to begin

A new unit boot camp of the Arctic Young Marines for kids ages 8-18 will start March 31 at the American Legion in Kenai at 9 a.m. Parents are asked to have kids at there by 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 260-1602, 283-5365 or 776-7017.

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