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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2007

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. today downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Gregory Weissenberg will give a presentation called “ What’s in a name?” and discuss Alaska place names of Russian origin. Weissenberg teaches Russian language and World History at Skyview and Soldotna high schools. He moved from Magadan, Russia to Soldotna in 1991. It is open to the public.

KPFA meeting slated

Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Topics will be 2008 proposals for Cook Inlet Board of fisheries regulatory meeting, update on Beluga Coal Project and comments on how to improve mission and goals. A business meeting will follow. Persons may call in on and teleconference if preregistred. For more information, call 262-2492, 252-1080 or by e-mailing kpfa@alaska.net.

Family ski event slated

Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a family spring relay event at 2 p.m. today at the trails behind Skyview High School. Short course only, classic and skate races are planned. Snowshoe and sledding also will be held. Event is free to association members and $10 for nonmember team. Proceeds to benefit trails maintenance. For more information, call Sara at 262-8510 or Brenda at 283-6122 ext. 31.

Beekeepers all abuzz

BeeKeeper’s Educational Exchange on the Peninsula will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Soldotna Middle School. Joe Carson from Anchorage will be the featured speaker. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 262-6084 or 260-6121.

Bear baiting clinic offered

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold black bear baiting clinics at the following dates and times: Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Rd.; April 11 at 6 p.m. at Seward High School; and April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center durning the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show.

Hunts may not register a baiting station in Units 6D, &, 14A and B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have sucessfully completed and approved Fish and Game clinic. Clinincs are three hours long and provided free of charge. They are open to the public. For more information, call 262-9368.

Chorus set to sing

The central Kenai Peninsula branch of the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the December presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” on Tuesday. Rehearsals run from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through April and May at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church, conducted by Jean Brockel and accompanied by Maria Allison. There is a class fee of $25 along with a materials fee. After a summer break, rehearsals will resume in September. For more information or to preregister, call Laura Norton at (907) 299-2453.

Book fair slated

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a book fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Denali Conference Center, on the lower level of the Mountain Tower. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary scholarship program.

Easter events planned

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host an all you can eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. April 8 at the center one mile off the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road.

Brunch admission prices are $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 5 and under.

Carnival fundraiser set for fun

Cook Inlet Academy will hold its annual spring carnival at 6 p.m. April 10 in the school’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit playground equipment and paving the schools parking lot. Food, games and prizes are planned as well as a jumping house. Students are selling raffle tickets for mega prizes. Tickets also are available at the schools office.

For more information, call Kerri Nelson at 262-9642.

Rowing clinic planned

Soldotna Community Schools will hold an introduction to sweep rowing from 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will discuss sweep rowing and sculling for recreation, fitness and competition. The clinic is open to community members ages 14 and up. Prior experience is not necessary.

For more information, call 262-6768.

Talent show ready to entertain

The Skyview High School will hold a talent show at 6 p.m. April 19 the the school. Solos, duets and ensembles will perform. Student artwork also will be on display.

Around the Peninsula prints daily in the Clarion. For more information, call 335-1241.



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