Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2002

Bazaar, bake sale starts today

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual spring bazaar and bake sale today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bazaar will feature area crafts, baked goods and gifts. For more information, call 776-7654.

Sled dog association to meet

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Nominations for officers and board members will be taken and plans for next year will be made. For more information, call 262-7293.

T-200 board meeting tonight

A general meeting and election of officers for the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race board of directors will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Tustumena Lodge on the Sterling Highway in Kasilof. All offices will be open for election. Only members are eligible to vote. Membership is $10 for individuals, $25 for families and $50 for businesses. For more information, visit the race's Web site at

RDC meeting planned

Stan Steadman will discuss the economic impacts of the health care industry and give an update on the Central Peninsula Health Centers at the next RDC meeting of the borough's Community and Economic Development Division. The meeting will be held at noon Friday at the Kenai Merit Inn. For more information, call Jack Brown at 262-6355.

Reception to honor retiring college staff

Kenai Peninsula College will hold a retirement reception to honor Director Ginger Steffy, Professor Boyd Shaffer and Professor Gary Freeburg from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday in the Brockel Building at the college.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 262-0320.

Genealogy society to meet

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society's publishing committee will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Library to discuss updating the group's 1983 book, "Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Death Records and Cemetery Inscriptions." Anyone interested in cemeteries and preserving burial records is welcome to attend. The committee is also interested in learning about private cemeteries and homestead burials. For more information, call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Artist applications being accepted

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival, held June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Deadline for applications is May 13, and space is limited. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the group's Web site at

Healing classes canceled

The Introduction to Healing Ministry and all Healing Touch related classes scheduled for this weekend and April 12-13 at Central Peninsula General Hospital have been canceled. For more information, call Susan Shoemaker at 262-8172.

March of Dimes plans WalkAmerica event

The March of Dimes will hold its annual WalkAmerica event in Kenai on May 4 at 11 a.m. Sponsor forms can be picked up at Big Kmart in Kenai. For more information or to register for the event, call 1-800-478-5245.

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