Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Clothes Closet open, donations needed

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's Clothes Closet is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Clothes Closet offers clothing and miscellaneous items to the public at no charge.

Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays only. Maternity and infant clothing is especially needed.

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 today 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. today 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 this week 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. Wednesday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Historical Society to discuss fishing

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet Thursday at the McLane Center. The business meeting will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. Brent Johnson will be the guest speaker, discussing fishing. The public is invited.

Gardeners plan lecture series

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will present several lectures in March. Lectures will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Lectures this month include, "Home Composting," Thursday; "The Vertically Challenged Garden," (a presentation on rock gardens), Monday; and "Great Growing with Compost Tea," March 20.

All lectures cost $5, and refreshments are available. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Planned Parenthood seeks nominations

Planned Parenthood of Alaska is seeking nominations for its Alaska Choice Awards for individuals, businesses and organizations which have shown a strong commitment to the PPA mission. Deadline for nominations is Friday.

For more information, call (907) 565-7526.

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