Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2002

SeaLife rep to speak at chamber

Jillian Simpson of the Alaska SeaLife Center will speak at the weekly Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday at noon at the Riverside House. For more information, call 262-9814.

Historical Society meeting slated

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday. The program, Currents in the Gulf of Alaska given by Steve Okkonen, will begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 262-2439.

Caribou Cabin Hoppers plan family day

The Caribou Cabin Hoppers will host its annual family fun day Saturday. The event includes door prizes, games and food. The public is welcome. For more information, call Dawn McKibbon at 283-3206.

Sweeney's offers fashions for Moms on the Run

Sweeney's will present spring fashions for outdoor fun at the Moms on the Run brunch at Solid Rock Conference Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The program costs $7. Complimentary child care is available. For reservations, call Linda at 262-4996.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

Alaska representatives from the Social Security Administration will visit Kenai Peninsula locations this week. A representative will be at the Seward council chambers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kenai City Hall from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and at the Homer Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

Cook Inlet Lions 'Putting on the Ritz'

The Cook Inlet Lions Club will present Putting on the Ritz Friday at the American Legion in Kenai. A prime rib dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the show following at 7:30 p.m.

Fifteen men, dressed as women, will compete in talent, appearance and a question-and-answer session for the title of Ms. Ritz 2002. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 776-7652 or 283-3309.

St. Patrick's Day festivities planned

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival Sunday. 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.

KPC offers short computer courses

Kenai Peninsula College will offer the following short courses this month:

Microsoft Access in Windows -- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., March 26 through April 25

Introduction to Powerpoint -- Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m., March 27 through April 29

Introduction to Desktop Publishing -- Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., March 28 through April 25.

Courses are open for registration until the class begins. For more information, call 262-0300.

Benefit dinner, auction scheduled

A benefit gourmet burger bash for Tommy Ellison, who has non-Hodgekins lymphoma, will be held at 6 p.m. April 5 at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. There will be an auction, door prizes and a raffle. Prizes include a 2002 Ski-Doo Summit 700 snowmachine and several rare shotguns. Tickets for the dinner are $10 per person or $25 per family. All proceeds go toward helping the Ellison family with medical expenses. For more information or to donate an item for auction, call Kandi at 262-9885, Kelly at 262-3576 or Monica at 262-2559.

Friends of Pets offers coupons

The Alaska SPCA low-cost spay-neuter clinic is preparing for its annual summer trips to Sterling. With coupons, the fees will be $35 for female dogs and cats, $25 for male dogs and $10 for male cats. For a coupon, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Friends of Pets, P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage, AK 99524. The coupons are good at any veterinary clinic in the state. The Alaska SPCA will accept them as cash. For more information regarding the clinic, call Nancy Wall at 262-1624.

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