Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2003

Hospital service area board meets tonight

The Central Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Iliamna Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 262-9892.

Education group to discuss child needs

The Kenai Association for the Education of Young Children will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Learning Center at Kenai Peninsula College. The meeting will include a viewing of the video, "Ten things every child needs," as well as craft ideas with a green theme.

The group meets the second Monday of each month to assure the provision of high quality early childhood programs for young children. Parents, teachers, child care providers and anyone else interested in the care and education of young children is welcome. Refreshments are provided at meetings. For more information, call Debbie at 283-0707.

TOTE rep to speak at Soldotna chamber

John Parrott, the Alaska General Manager for TOTE, will be the speaker at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting, beginning at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The public is welcome. For more information, call 262-9814.

Photographers guild plans meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center to view and discuss members' recent work. The public is welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring slides or prints to share. For more information, call Marianne Clark at 398-0649.

Era rep to speak at Kenai chamber

Paul Landis, senior vice president of Era Aviation, will speak at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The public is welcome, and the cost is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

DOT to discuss bridge project

Representatives of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be in Soldotna on Wednesday to discuss the Soldotna Urban-Kenai River Bridge Project, scheduled for construction in 2004 and 2005. The public is invited to view concept drawings for the bridge, landscaping, sedimentation basin and intersection improvements. The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

CPGH head to speak at north chamber

David Gilbreath of Central Peninsula General Hospital will speak at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is welcome. For more information, call 776-3250.

Charter school lottery deadline nears

The Aurora Borealis Charter School, a public school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, will conduct an enrollment lottery April 8 to determine the 2003-04 school year placement of students on the waiting list. Applications and copies of the enrollment and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be delivered in person by 4 p.m. Friday. Lottery results will be posted at the school April 21.

Showin' Off the Kids this weekend

The Showin' Off the Kids lip sync and choreography contest will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna High School auditorium. The contest is sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools and is a fund-raiser for its summer youth programs. Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

A full dress rehearsal for all contestants will be at 4 p.m. Friday, also at the auditorium.

Scholarship program set for Saturday

The Alaska National Teen-ager Scholarship Program will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School.

Admission is free for parents of finalists, $12 for adults, and $8 for children under 5 or seniors over 65.

Women's brunch planned

The Peninsula Take a Break will host a brunch for all women March 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Conference Center. The speaker will be Barb Robek, Krissi Painter Alsworth will sing, and Annette Meyer will present unique ways to preserve photos. Cost of the brunch is $7, and free child care is available. To make reservations for brunch or child care, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Susan at 335-6789.

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