Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2001

Group to discuss volunteers

An International Year of Volunteers meeting well be held today at 9 a.m. at Central Area Rural Transit System at 43530 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. The group will discuss different ways to promote volunteerism in the area and how to recognize volunteers. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Emily at 283-9479.

Informational meetings slated

Connections will hold a series of informational meetings for developing an educational program that best meets the needs of children. The program combines elements of home school and cyber school with conventional public school opportunities into an individualized educational experience. The program wants to learn and implement successful, home-based educational programs and ideas.

The director of the Connections Program will meet as follows:

Today, 1-3 p.m. at the Pratt Museum in Homer;

Today, 4-6 p.m. at Chapman Elementary School, room 23, at Anchor Point;

Friday, 1-3 p.m. at the Borough Building, rooms A and B, in Soldotna;

March 13, 1-3 p.m. at the Seward Senior Center;

March 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center; and

March 15, 1-3 p.m. at the Kasilof Community Church.

The CAT-5 tests for grades four and seven will be given at the Borough Building beginning Thursday. For further information, contact Bill Rolph.

Safari Club to meet today

The Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International will meet today at 6 p.m. at Don Jose's Restaurant in Soldotna.

The first hour of the meeting will be devoted to organizing the upcoming May 5 fund-raiser, with a regular meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

SCI works to promote outdoor heritage. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9881.

Honor Band concert tonight

A free concert featuring the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District High School Honor Band begins today at 6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High School. In addition to the honor band, high school bands from most Kenai Peninsula high schools will perform.

Workshop offered for computer users

The Small Business Development Center will hold a two-part workshop entitled Introduction to Windows and computers with New Frontier Votec at 6 p.m. today and Thursday at the Small Business Development Center. The cost is $100.

For more information, call 262-7497.

Educational groups to meet weekly

The Transitional Living Center will begin a series of educational groups for women entitled Positive Transitions at 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting today. The meetings will be held at the Transitional Living Center in Kenai. The focus will be an examination of how women can make positive changes in their lives leading to realistic goal setting and accomplishments.

For more information, call the center at 283-2069.

Master Gardeners to host presentation

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will present "Herbs to Grow and Love," Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The presenter will be Mary Shier, of the Alaska Herb Study Group. The presentation will be on some of Shier's most successful and favorite garden herbs. There will be a requested $2 donation at the door.

Historical society to meet Thursday

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet Thursday at Tustumena Elementary School. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7. Bob Mitchell will bring the group up to date on the Victor Holm project. Call 262-2439 for more information.

Family tree workshop slated

A genealogy and family history workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Homer. Group classes and individual assistance will be offered in various subjects, including getting genealogy started and organized, looking for family roots on the Internet, using the Family History Library and writing a family story. Child care and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (907) 235-2496.

CES board meeting scheduled

The regular monthly board meeting for the Central Emergency Services Area Board of Directors is slated for March 15 at Station No. 1. Regular agenda meetings will be discussed. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4792.

ABC to conduct lottery

The Aurora Borealis Charter School will conduct an enrollment lottery April 10. The lottery determines the 2001-02 school year placement of students currently on the waiting list.

Applications and copies of the enrollment and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All applications must be delivered in person to the school office no later than 4 p.m. March 16. The lottery results will be posted at the school office on April 16. For more information, call 283-0292.

Class presented for better parenting

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center will sponsor a six-session program entitled Active Parenting Today starting March 19 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

For more information, call 283-7635.

KBEA scholarship applications available

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2001 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home-schooled individuals.

Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselor's office, at the information desk of the borough building in Soldotna or at

Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 30.

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