Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Brain injury support group may be formed

The Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury advisory board is seeking public comments on the creation of a grassroots brain injury support group. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. today at 801 B Street, Suite 506, Anchorage. To call in comments outside of Anchorage, call (800) 315-6338. For more information, call (907) 274-2824.

Lewis to speak at chamber

Larry Lewis of the Department of Fish and Game will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday. The topic will be bear mitigation efforts on the Kenai Peninsula. The cost of lunch is $12.

SoHi after-prom planning continues

SoHi parents of juniors will meet to plan the after-prom party at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the commons. Parents of juniors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 262-1468 or 262-9751.

Recycling group to meet

Re-group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topics will be planning for participation in the Health Fair, the Home Show, the Great Aluminum Can Roundup and Caring for the Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

Little League begins registration

The Kenai Little League will hold registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and March 19 and April 2 and 9 at the Kenai Safeway Store and online at League. For more information, call Kristy Hughes at 283-5462.

The Soldotna Little League will hold registration at its office at Lovers Lane above Soldotna Great Skate from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, from noon to 4 p.m. March 19 and April 2. For more information, call 262-1757.

PSDRA plans fund-raiser race

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will hold its annual Business Persons Charity Race at noon Saturday. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Area business are encouraged to register this week for sponsorships.

The entry fee is $100 with 50 percent of registration fees being donated to the selected charity of the winning business. Each entrant will be randomly assigned a sled and a three-dog team and will get a brief training on how to "mush." The top three finishers will then select the charity that they wish donate winnings to. Teams are available for additional businesses and organizations to sponsor. Registration is limited to the first 20 entrants. For more information and race location, call Mitch Michaud at 252-5350 or 262-4977.

Rogers benefit dinner planned

A spaghetti feed to help raise funds for 2-year-old Landon Rogers will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. There also will be a split the pot raffle. The cost for dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds will help with the cost of his medical expenses at UCLA Medical Center in California. For more information, call Phyllis Starks at 283-6602. Landon suffers from multiple disabilities and severe failure to thrive.

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