Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2001

United Way board to meet Thursday morning

The Kenai Peninsula United Way Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 this morning in the HEA board room in Kenai. For more information, call 283-9500.

MDA-Alaska plans Seward 'Lock-Up'

MDA-Alaska will place some of Seward's most wanted citizens "behind bars" at the Resurrection Roadhouse during its annual Lock-Up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Participants will be "serving time" for one hour to raise $1,000 "bail" using cell phones and radio air time.

The dollars raised will benefit more than 250 Alaska families living with neuromuscular disease. Dollars raised will help send Alaska youngsters to summer camp, provide clinical services and medical equipment, and fund research seeking a cure for neuromuscular disease. All services are provided by MDA without cost to the families.

For more information about the Lock-Up or to volunteer, call the Alaska chapter office at (800) 478-5683.

Counseling services board to meet Thursday

The board of directors of Central Peninsula Counseling Services will meet at 5 p.m. today at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. The public is invited.

Park Service to meet with commercial operators

The National Park Service will host a meeting at 7 tonight at the Kenai Merit Inn conference room for all commercial operators conducting business in Katmai or Lake Clark national parks.

Attendance is required in order for commercial operators to receive their 2001 permit. National Park Service commercial operations and park regulations will be reviewed. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game also will participate.

For more information, call Becky Brock, National Park Service concessions manager, at (907)-271-6230.

Blood drive planned for Seward

Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a community blood drive in Seward from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley Rehab Center, 431 First Ave.

Participants are asked to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

Business workshops scheduled

Entrepreneur's Corner, Sego Consultants and Peninsula Center Mall will host the following workshops:

"Intro to Internet Auctions" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25.

"Grant Writing Basics," an introduction to finding grants and writing grant proposals will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $40.

For more information, call 260-2663 or e-mail

Crisis intervention training scheduled

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will be offering crisis intervention training from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The four-day class includes such topics as domestic violence, sexual assault, volunteering with shelter clients, helping others to help themselves and eliminating violence in the community.

College credit through Kenai Peninsula College is available to those who complete the class. The class is required for any volunteers wishing to work with WRCC clients.

For more information or to register, call WRCC at 283-9479.

KDLL monthly board meeting set for May 3

KDLL's monthly board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. May 3 at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of Kenai. The public is invited.

Dive meet planned for May 5

The Kenai Peninsula Springboard Dive Club will hold a meet beginning at 10 a.m. May 5 at the Soldotna High School pool. Divers between the ages of 10 and 20 will participate. The public is invited. Admission is free.

For more information, call James Blake at 283-9460 or e-mail

Expo designed to honor small businesses

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Expo 2001 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The event is intended to honor new and expanding small business owners on the Kenai Peninsula as part of National Small Business Week.

Each participating vendor furnishes tables and chairs.

For more information and reservations, call the Small Business Development Center office at 262-7497.

Advisory planning commissions to meet

The Anchor Point and Kachemak Bay advisory planning commissions will meet for an informational presentation on recreational vehicle stream crossings at 7 p.m. May 8 in the Anchor River Inn meeting room in Anchor Point.

The program will be given by Mike Wiedmer of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The public is invited.

For more information, call Lani Kai Eggertsen-Goff at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 262-4441; Joanne Collins, chair of the Anchor Point APC, 235-8071; or Dale Banks, chair of the Kachemak Bay APC, 235-4029.

Wanted: Cancer survivors to participate in relay

Cancer survivors are sought to participate in the Relay for Life scheduled for June 1 and 2 at Skyview High School.

The first lap of the event is dedicated to those who have suffered and survived cancer. Cancer survivor participants will receive a free T-shirt and a complimentary dinner at a reception. Survivors wishing to participate are asked to call Kathy Lopeman at 262-8114 or Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711.

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