Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Biathlon club to host reception

Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club will host a volunteer and sponsor appreciation reception from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The topics will be how to get involved in the sport of biathlon in the community and an update from the club. It is open to the public.

Following the reception, Arctic Winter Games volunteers are invited to the volunteer thank-you celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. For more information, e-mail

Recycling group to meet again

Re-Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topics will be results of the Arctic Winter Games recycling efforts and plans for educational displays for the Home Show. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

Nursing topic of session

The Kenai River Campus will host a nursing advisory session from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Friday in the college commons. To register, call 262-0330.

Senior housing groundbreaking set

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Inc. will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new senior housing at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Marie Avenue in Nikiski (Holt-Lamplight Road to Marie Avenue). For more information, call 776-7654 .

Voters convention scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters will host the Alaska League for its annual statewide convention Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. The topics will be election of officers, adopt a program and the budget for 2006-07.

Luncheon speakers for Saturday will be Joyce Anderson of the Anchorage League and administrator for Legislative Ethics Committee and Pete Sprague of Soldotna, a member of the Alaska Municipal League. The discussion will be on ethics, and it is open to the public. For more information, call Marge Hays at 262-3908.

Safety Day planning meeting slated

The Soldotna Safety Day planning committee will meet at at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at the Soldotna State Farm office at 35202 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 1. For more information, call Nancy Mitchell or Renee Duncan 262-4440.

Drama, debate, forensics show on tap

Homer High School’s Drama Debate and Forensic Team will host a community performance at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Mariner Theatre. The variety show will include drama, tragedy, comedy and pantomime. Performances by students from Homer, Nikiski and Skyview high schools will be given. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds will benefit peninsulawide drama, debate and forensic teams.

Wildlife preparedness training set

The Alaska Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kenai Peninsula Borough Citizen Corps Program will host a a free wildfire preparedness training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

Topics will be wildfire behavior, methods for assessing and reducing wildfire risks on your property, evacuation planning for families, pets and neighborhoods and methods for pretreating and defending your home. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 262-2098 or e-mail

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