Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Historic quake to be discussed

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday at Old Town Village Restaurant in Old Town Kenai. Debra Holle with the Red Cross and Kathy Flynn with Project Impact will discuss the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

School district direction examined

A meeting to discuss the direction of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai Central High School library and 7 p.m. Thursday at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School library.

The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 262-5864.

Lieutenant governor to visit Kenai Thursday

Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer will be in Kenai on Thursday to speak to the League of Women Voters and interested members of the public.

A public reception for Ulmer will be held at the Kenai Merit Inn beginning at 6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Ulmer will address the audience at 7 p.m. speaking on voter issues including reapportionment, ballot issues and participation.

The public is invited to both events. A reservation is not required. For more information, call Sammy Crawford at 283-9271, Sue Caswell at 262-1794 or Lois Pillifant at 260-3111.

Chamber mixer planned

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold a chamber mixer at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Friendship Terrace at the Homer Senior Center.

For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Forum held to discuss tobacco use

The Tobacco Control Alliance of the Peninsula will sponsor a peninsulawide community forum at 7 p.m. March 16 at Skyview High School. The forum will discuss issues relating to tobacco use and clean indoor air. The forum is open to the public. For more information, call Patti at 260-3682.

Class presented for better parenting

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center will sponsor a six-session program entitled Active Parenting Today, starting March 19 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

For more information, call 283-7635.

ABC to conduct lottery

The Aurora Borealis Charter School will conduct an enrollment lottery April 10. The lottery determines the 2001-02 school year placement of students currently on the waiting list.

Applications and copies of the enrollment and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All applications must be delivered in person to the school office no later than 4 p.m. March 16. The lottery results will be posted at the school office on April 16. For more information, call 283-0292.

Computer classes offered

People Count Inc. will offer an Excel class from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the PCI Skills Resource Center in Kenai. For more information and to register, call 283-4099.

KBEA scholarship applications available

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2001 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home-schooled individuals.

Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough high school counselor's office, at the information desk of the Borough Building in Soldotna or at

Applications must be postmarked by March 30.

Marine guide offered to boat owners

The Marine Trades Committee of the Homer Chamber of Commerce is offering a free Boat Owners Guide to Homer. The guide is filled with information for boat owners. The features include a comprehensive list of Homer's ports, harbor facilities, services, rules, regulations, boating safety tips and marine-related numbers. To receive a free guide, call (907) 235-7740.

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