Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2001

Knowles to speak at bear festival Saturday

Gov. Tony Knowles will be one of many speakers at Saturday's session of the third Alaska Brown Bear Festival, which begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Soldotna Sports Center. Admission is free. The festival this year is in two parts, with the first session in Anchorage today at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

Beside Knowles, who is slated to speak at 2:15 p.m., the festival will feature presentations and discussions by conservationists, biologists, hunting guides, authors and bear safety experts. A free spaghetti feed, sponsored by the Friends of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Little League registration today, Saturday

Registration for the Kenai Little League, for ages 5 to 18, will be held today and Saturday at the Big Kmart in Kenai. Registration times today will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The last days to sign up for junior and senior baseball and softball are next week. For more information, call Melodie at 776-5266 or Mike at 776-7099.

FAS training set for Monday and Tuesday

A training seminar on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome presented by Frontier Community Services will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kenai Merit Inn conference room. The goal is to provide training to people about FAS/FAE in hopes of providing the best possible tools and skills for parents and care givers. The seminar is free. For more information, call 262-6331.

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 delivered or postmarked by today.

Village Fair planned for Saturday

Healthy Communities-Healthy People will hold its sixth annual Village, Health and Safe Kids Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna High School. For more information, call 260-3800.

Auction slated to raise funds

Planned Parenthood of Alaska's Soldotna center will hold its 14th annual "A Choice Evening" auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Center.

The evening will feature silent, outcry, dollar and balloon auctions for adventure and travel packages, sporting goods, local handcrafted items, gift certificates and more. Tickets for the evening are $30 each or two for $55.

All proceeds will directly benefit Planned Parenthood of Alaska, Soldotna Center's programs and services.

For more information, contact Jen Cowan or Jackie Barsis at 262-2622.

Ducks Unlimited banquet planned

The Ducks Unlimited Kenai Chapter annual banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Center, Proceeds will help fund the preservation of wetlands throughout the United States.

For more information or to obtain tickets, call Shawn Anderson at 283-1410.

Historical society meeting planned

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Community Library.

Guest speaker will be Dorothy Bolstridge, who worked as materials buyer at several pump stations along the trans-Alaska pipeline. She will also tell about her experiences at the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory near Barrow. The meeting is open to the public.

Library celebrates National Library Week

The Soldotna Public Library will celebrate National Library Week Sunday through Saturday with an amnesty week on all overdue books. Overdue books brought on during the week will be fine free.

North Peninsula Community Council to meet

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Center.

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation officials will present the latest information on the Kenai Spur Highway work scheduled for this summer. The meeting is open to the public.

Nikiski seniors plan bazaar

The Nikiski Senior Center annual spring bazaar and bake sale will be held Monday and Tuesday at the center. Representatives from Avon, Homer Interiors, Pampered Chef, Partylite and Tupperware will be on hand at the event, as well as the Redoubt Homemakers, Great Gifts and other crafters.

Advisory committee to meet

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooper Landing Ambulance Hall. The group will write, edit and vote on Cook Inlet fisheries proposals to be submitted by the committee for the Board of Fisheries 2001-02 meeting call cycle. The group also will comment and vote on HB 165 Kenai River Special Management Area addition.

For more information, call (907) 279-2354 or (907) 595-1540.

Space available for Sterling sale

Space is now available for the Sterling Senior Center's Trash and Treasure Sale April 20 and 21 at the center at Mile 82.5 Sterling Highway. Tables are $25 each.

For more information, call 262-6808 or 262-2943.

KCHS choir reunion planned for June

Registrations are now being accepted for the KCHS choir reunion held June 2 for anyone who has sung under the direction of Renee Henderson.

Contact information for all former students, as well as stand-by host accommodations is being sought. For more information, call 283-8364 or visit

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