Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002

English to address chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meets at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. Marie English, Alaska Job Service, will speak at the luncheon. For more information, call the chamber at 776-3250.

Alaska Anvil hosting blood drive

The Blood Bank of Alaska is holding a blood drive at Alaska Anvil Engineering, Mile 24.5 Kenai Spur Highway, from noon until 5 p.m. Friday.

The blood bank currently has an urgent need for blood, and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call the blood bank at 260-5672.

Reading celebration planned

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its annual "Read Across America Celebration" from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. A variety of 15-minute centers will promote literacy and the love of reading. One workshop will show parents how to help their children become better readers.

Pizza and juice will be served, and there will also be door prizes. For more information, call Mary Jo at 283-2682.

Meeting to focus on homeless

The public, private businesses and social service agencies are invited to a meeting focusing on homelessness in the borough Friday. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Borough Administration Building in Soldotna. Participants will discuss services available to homeless individuals and families living in the borough and will prioritize needed services and projects. For more information, call Barbara at 283-9479.

Landscaping workshop offered for businesses

A workshop, offering free landscaping advice for enhancing businesses along the Soldotna Sterling Highway corridor, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Dwayne Adams, a professional landscape architect with Land Design North Of Anchorage, will be available to lend his expertise, free to businesses along the Sterling Highway corridor with the desire to enhance their individual properties to the economic benefit of all.

Land Design North will also be available for free consultation to those attending the Village Fair at Soldotna High School Saturday. Area greenhouses, nurseries and landscape companies will also be available at the Village Fair.

For more Information, please call Anna Johnson at 262-9107 or Linda Story at 283-3335.

Talent show on Saturday

The annual Nikiski Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Nikiski High School Auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors or $18 per family. All proceeds benefit the Nikiski music program. For more information, call 776-3456.

AARP holding driver safety program

The American Association for Retired Persons is sponsoring the driver safety program, "55 Alive" from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. March 8 and 9 at the Kenai River Center. Following completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate that can be used for auto insurance discounts. State law requires insurers to offer a discount to graduates aged 50 and older. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

St. Patrick's Day festivities planned

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival March 17. The parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., beginning at the Bailey's Furniture parking lot and ending at the Soldotna "Y".

An Irish dinner and auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

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