Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2000

State presidents hosted by area Eagles

The Kenai Eagles Club is happy to announce that state presidents Dan and Nancy Ball, from Ketchikan Aerie No. 162, will visit the Kenai Aerie No. 3525 on Monday.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. All Eagles and their families are urged to attend.

Preparation begins for Dublin 2000 marathon

The Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion will hold an organizational meeting on Monday for the Dublin 2000 marathon. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Iliamna Room of the Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call Mindee, 283-3954.

Tourism is subject of Soldotna chamber luncheon

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon on Tuesday will feature speaker Faron Owen, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. The meeting begins at noon at Riverside House. For more information, call Kim at the chamber office, 262-9814.

Spring cookie fest hosted by Vet center staff

Kenai Vet Center staff invites veterans to stop by the center and enjoy fresh home-baked cookies on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Vets are encouraged to bring copies of their DD 214 and register. A representative from Disabled American Veterans will be available. Call 260-7640 for appointments.

Mat-Su borough manager to address chamber

The speaker for Wednesday's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Michael Scott, Matanuska-Susitna Borough manager. The meeting is open to the public and is held at Paradisos restaurant starting at noon.

Preschool introduces "Raising a Thinking Child"

The Kenai Cooperative Preschool will host an introductory session in raising a thinking child by Lisa Schmitter. The session is from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the preschool, 818 Cook Street, next to the Kenai Fine Art Center. For more information, call Natasha, 283-0878.

Hospital service area board meets this week

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m., in Conference Room C of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administrative Building in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend.

Class on business plan development coming

Mark Gregory will be the key speaker at a Thursday class on developing a successful business plan. The class is free and runs from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Economic Development District and Small Business Development Center.

Healthy Communities holds annual meeting

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People annual meeting will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Merit Inn. Joe Donahue will present the Public Healthy System Improvement Plan for the Central Kenai Peninsula.

For more information contact Lisa Parker, 262-1831, or Amy Jackman, 283-5495.

Historical society reschedules monthly meeting

The Kenai Historical Society, which normally meets the first Sunday of the month, has postponed the April meeting until April 9. The public is invited to attend the meeting at 1 p.m. in the Kenai Community Library.

Videotaped stories involving dancing weasels and belligerent hunters told by area homesteaders Sylvia Johnson and Betty Whitcomb will be shown.

Both are expected to be on hand to comments on events that followed.

Computer workshops offered locally

The People Count Inc. Skills Resource Center is offering the following workshops:

Excel, April 3 through 6, 6 to 9 p.m.

QuickBooks Pro, April 10 through 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

Register the Friday before to reserve space. Seating is limited. The center can be contacted at 283-4099.

Black bear baiting clinics scheduled by Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics in the Kenai and Soldotna area. If you have already attended a clinic and been certified, you do not need to be certified again. The dates, times and locations are:

April 6 and 20, 6 to 10 p.m., Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, 40610 K-Beach Road;

May 5, 6 to 10 p.m., Kenai Peninsula Sport and Recreation Show, Soldotna Sport Center, Soldotna.

You may not register a bait station in Units 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless you have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

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