Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2002

Homer Boy Scout Troop turns 20

Homer Boy Scout Troop No. 555 will hold a special Court of Honor to celebrate its 20th anniversary at 7 tonight at the Homer United Methodist Church. All past and present scouts and leaders of the troop are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Workshop registration ends today

There will be a Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District's four-hour workshop for landowners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration for the workshop closes today. The workshop will assist landowners in developing plans for their property, involving topics such as management of timber, wetlands, grazing, wildlife habitat, agriculture practices and noxious week control.

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

For more information, call 283-8732, ext. 108. To register, call 262-6768. The workshop is $15 and there is a 25-person maximum.

Mayor to speak at Soldotna chamber meeting

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold is weekly luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will speak on the importance of small businesses and a chamber. February Students of the Month also will be honored.

For more information, call 262-9814.

Kenai chamber to meet Wednesday

Jeff Mach of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will speak at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon on contingency planning improvement for oil spills. The meeting will be at noon Wednesday at Paradisos.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Joint workshop features marketing, Internet info

The Small Business Development Center and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau will sponsor a three-hour Tourism and Internet Marketing workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Charlene Spadafore Vassar, of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, will be speak on marketing. David Edward Smith of Borealis Designs and Phil Sheridan of A-K Phil will host the Internet portion.

The workshop is free. For more information, call 262-7497.

North chamber meeting planned Thursday

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. Marie English of Alaska Job Service will speak. Lunch will be served.

For more information, call 776-3250.

Development, export authority to speak

The Resource Development Council will host Robert Poe, Alaska industrial development and export authority, at noon Friday at the Kenai Merit Inn. Lunch will be served for $12.

For more information, call 276-0700.

Kenai Library celebrates Dr. Seuss birthday

The Kenai Community Library will host a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be guest readers, prizes and birthday cake. This is part of the National Read Across America Day created by the National Education Association.

The library also will host Creating a Family Storytelling Tradition with Carol Ford at 6:30 p.m. March 4. Ford will lead participants through the process of developing a family tradition of storytelling. The event is free, and families are welcome.

Cook Inlet Lions 'Putting on the Ritz'

The Cook Inlet Lions Club will present Putting on the Ritz March 15 at the American Legion in Kenai. A prime rib dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the show following at 6:30 p.m. Fifteen men, dressed as women, will compete in talent, appearance and a question-and-answer session for the title of Ms. Ritz 2002. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 776-7652 or 283-3309.

Tax assistance available by appointment

Income tax assistance is available to seniors and low-income families in the Homer area. Special arrangements may be made for home visits for those who are homebound. Interested participants need to schedule an appointment on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon or an hourly appointment from 1 to 4 p.m. by calling Lori at 235-7655. Appointments will be made through April 15.

Tax assistance also will be available at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. Call 235-7786 to make an appointment. Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a tax information sheet and bring a copy of your tax return from last year, as well as any other vital paper work.

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