Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005

Subsistence fish deadline today

The deadline for submitting federal subsistence fisheries proposals is 5 p.m. today. Proposal forms are listed in the federal subsistence booklet online at and can be obtained by calling (800) 478-1456.

Proposal topics may include changing season dates, harvest limits, methods and means of harvest, customary and traditional use determinations, rural determinations, methods of collecting harvest data, restrictions on possession, transportation and uses of fish, customary trade restrictions and permit requirements.

Completed forms must be submitted for each proposed change and should be mailed to: Federal Subsistence Board, c/o Office of Subsistence Management, 3601 C. Street, Suite 1030, Anchorage, AK 99503.

AmVets to host egg hunt

AmVets Post No. 4 will host its annual Easter party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Prizes, snacks and a coloring contest are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Laurie at 262-3540.

Community Easter egg hunt set

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host a family community Easter egg hunt from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center. It is open to the public, and there is no fee. For more information, call 283-1991.

KPBBA to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Upper Kenai River Inn in Cooper Landing. The topics will be planning for the state association meeting, the Expo display and the two remaining bed tax hearings. Members wishing to have their cards available at the Expo need to bring 100 cards to the meeting. Lunch will be provided.

Members are encouraged to attend. It is open to the public. Limited parking is available. Car pooling is suggested. For more information, call Sharon Brower at 776-8775.

Ducks Unlimited fund-raiser set

The Sterling chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its third annual fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Naptowne Inn. Food and an auction will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and includes a chance to win a limited edition Ducks Unlimited shotgun. Seating is limited. For more information, call Amber Elsey at 262-9783.

Public health plans one-day closure

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday in observance of Seward's Day. For more information, call 335-3400.

FAS training planned

Frontier Community Services will sponsor a workshop on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome from 3 to 9 p.m. April 1 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Deb Evensen-Hill will instruct. The topic will be individuals with FAS in a school setting.

The cost is $25. Parent scholarships are available. University of Alaska Anchorage graduate credit is available.

For complete information, call Vickie Tinker at 262-6331, ext. 229.

Little League registration continues

The Kenai Little League will hold registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 and 9 at the Kenai Safeway store and online at For more information, call Kristy Hughes at 283-5462.

The Soldotna Little League will hold registration at its office at Lovers Lane above Soldotna Great Skate from noon to 4 p.m. April 2. For more information, call 262-1757.

Childcare workshop planned

Sterling Head Start will host a childcare workshop from 9 to 5 p.m. April 9. The topics will be getting kids moving, developing productive relationships with families, sudden infant death and shaken baby syndromes and bullying. Certificates for licensing and CDA hours will be issued for Child Care Connections. For more information or to register, call Jennifer at 260-7446.

AARP tax help available

AARP Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, is available in Homer from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center, 3935 Svedlund St., (907) 235-7655; in Nikiski on Wednesdays at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center, Mile 0.75 of Island Lake Road, 776-7654; and in Seward from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seward Senior Citizens Center, 336 3rd St., through April 12, (907) 224-5604.

People do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to use this service. Tax-Aide is a confidential and free service. It is available to middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those age 60 and older. Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing basic tax forms.

For more information, call the AARP Alaska State Office toll free at (866) 227-7447 or in Anchorage at (907) 762-3302.

Lacrosse club forming

The Central Peninsula Lacrosse Club is seeking adult volunteers with experience in playing, coaching or officiating lacrosse. For more information, call Scott Cunningham at 252-1592.

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