Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2004

Davis to speak at Kenai library

Donald Davis, a nationally recognized storyteller, will give a presentation at 6 p.m. Monday at Kenai Community Library. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Little League umpires sought

The Kenai and Soldotna Little Leagues are seeking volunteer umpires for the upcoming season. Training clinics will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Alaska Great Skate; from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 5 at Alaska Great Skate; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at the Kenai Little League fields; and from 2 to 5 p.m. May 9 at the Kenai Little League fields.

For more information, call John Saylor at 283-5680 or Jerry Holmgaard at 260-6650.

Fish and Game bear baiting clinic set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. If you already have attended a clinic and have been certified, you do not need to recertify. Clinics are approximately three hours long. These clinics are open to the public, and there is no need to sign up to attend.

The dates, times and locations areas follows:

Seward 6 p.m. Tuesday at Seward High School, room 201

Soldotna 6 p.m. April 23 at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center

Also, a meeting in Homer is being planned. For more information, call (907) 235-8191.

Those wanting to register a bait station in Units 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B may not do so unless they have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic.

For more information about any of the clinics, call 262-9368.

Food bank holding nutrition classes

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold an eight-week series on nutrition from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday at the food bank. Nutritionist Colleen Deal will instruct.

There is no fee and attendance at all classes is not necessary. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Connections plans informational meetings

The Connections home-school program will hold a series of informational meetings at 3 p.m. Thursday at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1; 6 p.m. Thursday at Aurora Borealis Charter School in Kenai; 1 p.m. at the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer; 3 p.m. April 6 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center; 6 p.m. April 6 at the Sterling Senior Center; and noon April 13 in the Seward Elementary conference room.

For more information, call 262-6315.

Banquet fund-raiser to benefit fair

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair Association will hold a banquet, auction fund-raiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Dinner, games, raffles, door prizes and auctions are some of the planned activities. Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, will be the auctioneer.

The price is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Tickets are available at Beemun's in Soldotna, State Farm in Kenai, the Kasilof Mercantile, the Homer Book Store, the Ninilchik General Store, the Deep Creek Sport Shop and the fair office in Ninilchik.

Head Start to hold fund-raiser

The Sterling Head Start will hold a dinner, auction and show fund-raiser at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Naptowne Inn. Dinner will include shrimp, chicken and salad. Proceeds will go toward playground equipment.

The cost is $12.50 per person. Tickets are on sale at Sterling Head Start, the Naptowne Inn and The Wedding Brokers. For more information, call 260-7446.

Kennel club offering dog classes

The Kenai Kennel Club is offering classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include basic, intermediate and advance obedience, beginning agility and conformation handling.

A puppy kindergarten class is scheduled to start at the end of April and agility classes are planned in May.

To find out more or to sign up for classes, call the club at 283-2218.

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