Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2000

Crohns, colitis support group to meet Tuesday

The Crohns and colitis support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Family Recovery Room 2 at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

For more information, call 260-3664.

Chamber luncheon planned

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon Wednesday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant. The guest speakers are Ann Campbell, chair of Alaska Travel Industry Association, Dr. David Wartinbee, curator of Alaska 2000 Art Show, Kathy Tarr, executive director of the Kenai Visitors and Convention Bureau and Ricky Gease, manager of exhibits and education at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The topic is cultural tourism.

The meeting is open to the public.

AARP meeting set for Thursday

A local chapter meeting for American Association of Retired Persons will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Soldotna Senior Center. The guest speaker will be Cathy Winger from Seekins Ford, talking about the company's participation in AARP and what it can do for the public. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call Joan at 262-5571 or Wally at 260-5949.

Homer community cleanup day slated

Community cleanup day, in conjunction with Earth Day, is planned for Saturday. The cleanup day is sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, Peninsula Sanitation and Kachemak Bay Lions Club. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and groups collecting the most trash on the one-day cleanup effort.

For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Petting farm, pony rides offered in Soldotna

A 4-H Petting Farm is planned Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. 4-H members will have sheep, rabbits, goats and other small animals waiting for curious little visitors. The Midnight Sun Riders 4-H Club will offer horse rides behind the mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a small fee.

In celebration of 4-H Awareness Day, 4-H members also will exhibit educational displays about their projects as well as presenting demonstrations.

--Staff reports

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