Community Events

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005

Dinner fund-raiser set

The 25th annual AFS International Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church on Spruce Street in Kenai.

It will feature gourmet cuisine from all over the world. The cost is $15 and all proceeds will support AFS students traveling to and from the peninsula. Tickets are available from AFS members and students, the Kenai Community Library and River City Books. For more information,call Laura at 283-0778.

Kenai field office expands area

Effective Tuesday, the regulatory program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, will expand the area covered by its Kenai field office. The office will now provide wetland delineations, jurisdictional determinations, preapplication coordination, permitting and enforcement services for most of the central and southern Kenai Peninsula.

It also will serve an area within an eastern limit of the Moose River, west to Cook Inlet, north to Nikiski and south to the tip of the Homer Spit. Communities served by the office include Kenai, Soldotna, Kasilof, Nikiski, Clam Gulch, Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Homer and parts of Sterling. The communities of Port Graham, English Bay, Nanwalek and Seldovia, however, will still be served out of the main regulatory office in Anchorage.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for regulating the discharge of dredged and-or fill-in waters of the United States, including wetlands, under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1977 and for the regulation of structures or work in navigable waters under Section 10 of the Rivers an Harbors Act.

The Kenai field office is at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 200C, Kenai, AK 99611-7755. Its contact number is 283-3519 fax is 283-3981.

Respite services available

Frontier Community Services is accepting applications for its respite grant program. Respite services provide the opportunity for primary care givers to take a break from assisting with the health and-or care of a family member.

For more information,call the senior services department at 262-6331, ext. 356.

Landry to be installed

The installation ceremony to recognize David S. Landry as a district court judge will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Courthouse. It is open to the public.

Grandparent support group to meet

The Grandparent Support Group will meet for a brown bag lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday in the Solarium room at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. This group is for grandparents raising grandkids and any "second time around" parents. For more information,call Margie McCord at 262-9709.

Used car fund-raiser set

The Sterling Senior Center is accepting sealed bids on a 1995 Buick Skylark four-door sedan with front wheel drive, a 2.3 liter MIF engine, three-speed automatic transmission, driver side air bag, anti-lock power brakes, power doors locks, AM-FM radio, air conditioning and engine block heater. It has 31,338 miles on it.

All proceeds will benefit the center. For more information and bid instructions, call the senior center at 262-6808. The deadline for completed sealed bids is March. 7.

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