Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Soldotna chamber meets today

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the Riverside House. Tylan Schrock, executive director of the Alaska SeaLife Center, will speak. For more information, call 262-9814.

Seminar to provide libertarian training

A five-week Seminar in Self-Government begins Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. at the King Salmon Restaurant in Soldotna. The seminar is an opportunity for Republicans, Democrats and Independents to learn about the Libertarian ideas of personal responsibility and self-government, and how these concepts apply to modern issues.

James Price will moderate the seminar. This week's meeting will be an introductory session and will include dessert and coffee. For more information, call 776-8926.

Public radio holding fund drive

Area radio stations KWJG 91.5 and KMJG 88.9 are conducting their third annual fund drive this week. The stations are asking for pledges to help support local radio programming on the Kenai Peninsula. The drive runs through Sunday. For more information, call 260-7702.

Williams, Bannock to speak at Kenai chamber

Kenai Mayor John Williams and Kenai City Council member Duane Bannock will be the featured speakers at this week's Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting. They will talk about the importance of the "Voice of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce" and the future of Kenai. Wednesday also is the Kenai Chamber of Commerce membership drive.

The chamber meets at noon Wednesday at Paradisos restaurant. For more information, call 283-7989.

CARTS advisory partners to meet Wednesday

The Central Area Rural Transit System's advisory partners will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the CARTS office, 43530 K-Beach Road near Poppy Lane. This meeting will help plan for upcoming funding requests to the borough and the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-8900.

Conservation-development district to meet Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at 110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 160, Kenai. Topics of discussion will include continued sponsorship of the "Harvesting Our Own" training sessions and highlights of the birch syrup processing and tapping workshop.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7493, ext. 106.

PDK discusses educator training

Phi Delta Kappa, the professional organization for educators, will host a panel discussion on endorsements and masters programs Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Elementary School library. Guest panelist include Dorothy Gray, Sherril Miller, Eileen Bryson, Kris Green and Janet Boyce. For more information, call Cindy Hurst at 260-5114.

ABCS enrollment lottery applications due

Applications for the Aurora Borealis Charter School enrollment lottery must be delivered in person to the school office by 4 p.m. Friday. The lottery will be conducted April 9 and results will be posted at the school April 22. Applications and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Poetry slam workshop set for Saturday

There is still space available for anyone interested in attending Saturday's poetry slam workshop, sponsored by the Kenai Library Book Club, the Central Peninsula Writers Group and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. It will be followed by a slam performance open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buster's Coffee House, located behind Summit Cleaners on the Spur Highway in downtown Kenai.

Nicole Stellon O'Donnell of the Alaska Poetry League Fairbanks and Kima Hamilton of the Alaska Poetry League Anchorage will facilitate the workshop. It is an opportunity for poets to share ideas and inspiration. Those attending should bring works in progress. The workshop is open to high school students and adults. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for high school students. Lunch will be provided.

Registration forms are available at the Kenai Community Library and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information, call the library at 283-4378.

CPR class offered

March is National Red Cross Month. The Red Cross will offer a CPR and first aid class Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cost of the class is $58. For more information, call Debbie at 262-4541.

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 on Kalifornsky Beach Road. 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.

Republicans to hold district convention

The Kenai Republican District Convention is scheduled for April 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. Republicans from all three House districts on the Kenai Peninsula are invited to participate. Anyone interested in attending the state convention must attend. To register, call 262-3160 from the central peninsula, 224-3683 from Seward or 235-7526 from Homer.

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.

Diet seminar Thursday in Soldotna

Shaklee independent sales leaders will sponsor an "I Love Dieting" seminar Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Center, Mile 1.7 Funny River Road. Linda Prosak and Clarett Mayhew of Kansas City will present information on their eight-week program. Prosak designed the back-to-nature program to achieve weight management and improve health. Those who choose to participate in the program will receive 25 percent off the retail price of products for the eight-week program. Seminar tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call Ellen Knackstedt at 262-5031 or Audrey Pearson at 262-5359. To learn more about the program, visit www.ilovedieting.com and enter username: diet and password: diet.



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