Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2003

Cooper Landing public restrooms closed

The public restrooms at the Cooper Landing Boat Launch will be closed starting today, announced the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The restroom vaults have filled to capacity and cannot be pumped until later this spring. Highway travelers are advised that restrooms also are available at the Sportsman's Landing at Mile 55 of the Sterling Highway, or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Skilak Loop Visitor Contact Station at Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway. River users still may access the boat ramp at the Cooper Landing facility.

Nutrition classes continue today

The Kenaitze Head Start and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank-sponsored nutrition series continues today with "Breakfast -- What's that? Mom, I'm Home, What's to Eat?" taught by nutritionist Colleen Deal.

The series includes two months of classes, offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through April 28. The classes are free to the public, and participants may attend either select sessions or all classes.

Children are welcome, though no child care will be offered. Toys and a coloring table will be available.

For more information, call Kathy or Janet at Kenaitze Head Start at 283-0707.

North Peninsula council meets tonight

The North Peninsula Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. All residents of the North Peninsula are welcome to attend. For more information, call 776-3257.

Nikiski community to discuss school closure

A public forum on consolidation of Nikiski elementary schools will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at North Star Elementary School. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Donna Peterson will be the guest speaker.

The district plans to close one of the two Nikiski schools, while the Nikiski Area Student Achievement Interest Group wants to reconfigure the schools into kindergarten-through-third and fourth-through-sixth grade buildings. The public is invited to attend the informational meeting.

For more information, call Jennie Hammond at 776-8561, Ann Krogseng at 776-8113 or Holly Norwood at 776-5593.

Chamber to host state budget reps

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will host members of Gov. Frank Murkowski's budget team at its noon luncheon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9814.

Bagley to address Kenai chamber

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's meeting of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will be held at noon at Paradisos restaurant. Cost is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

Historical society to discuss village excavation

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center. A member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe will speak on the excavation of the old Kalifornsky Village. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-2439.

Spaghetti feed planned

A spaghetti feed to raise funds for the Sterling Senior Van Fund will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Sterling Senior Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 through 12 and $30 per family. For more information, call 262-6808.

Seniors plan Trash and Treasure Sale

The Sterling Senior Center will hold its annual Trash and Treasure Sale on April 25 and 26 at the center. Tables may be reserved for $25. For more information, call 262-6808 or 262-2943.

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