Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2002

Food bank planning its first Easter dinner

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host its first Easter dinner from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the food bank, 33955 College Drive, off Kalifornsky Beach Road. The public is invited. There is no charge.

Donations for the dinner would be appreciated. Hams, potatoes, salad ingredients and salad dressings all could be used.

For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.

Women's group looking to volunteer

The Women's Roundtable, a group of professional businesswomen, is looking for organizations that need volunteer assistance. The group is willing to help organizations in a variety of capacities, such as newsletter writing, filing, painting, cleaning and other volunteer work. For more information, contact the Small Business Development Council at 262-7497.

Soccer referee clinic to be held Saturday

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor an Indoor Soccer Referee Clinic Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club gym. Anyone 14 or older interested in officiating for the Boys and Girls Club Spring Indoor Soccer League is welcome. Bring a whistle. For more information, call 283-2682.

Special-use permit applications due

Applications for conducting commercial visitor services in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are due Monday. All businesses conducting any commercial visitor services on refuge lands and waters, including portions of the Kenai River within refuge boundaries, must apply for a special-use permit. The permit year begins May 1 and runs through April 30, 2003. Applications and information are available by calling refuge headquarters at 262-7021 or by writing to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 2139, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Web sites to be discussed at chamber meeting

The Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Grill. Debbie Marshall will discuss Web site development at the meeting. For more information, call (907) 595-8888.

Soldotna ski hill closed for season

The city of Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday that the Soldotna ski hill at Karen Street Park is closed for the season. For more information, call 262-3151.

Meeting planned for Cook Inlet fishers

A special meeting for all Cook Inlet commercial fishers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The meeting will focus on a variety of fishing issues, including recent Board of Fisheries regulation changes, Exxon Valdez litigation and fishing-related bills before the Legislature. Joe Malatesta and Chuck Robinson will be available for discussion and questions. All Cook Inlet commercial fishers and their families are invited to attend. For more information, call 260-5614.

Bake sale planned

The Nikiski Senior Center's Annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held April 4 through 6 at the center. A wide variety of gifts, crafts and baked goods will be for sale. For more information, call 776-7654.

Vessel monitoring presentation to be held

Representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be on hand at 6 p.m. April 15 at city hall in Homer to discuss the new federal mandate that longline and trawl fishers be required to purchase vessel monitoring devices for the upcoming season. For more information, call (907) 235-2337.

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