Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bear safety training today

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors is offering a free community bear safety presentation from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road, across from the Soldotna Airport.

Garage sale fundraiser slated

Kenaitze Head Start will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Food Safety class planned

The Alaska Department of Conservation is offering a four hour food safety training class from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Sterling Senior Citizens Center. The course will cover food safety, personal hygiene, receiving and storage, preparation, cooking, service and sanitation. Classes are free, but preregistration is required. To register, call 262-5210, ext. 237 or e-mail

Spaghetti feed, dessert auction set to dish

The Kalifornsky Beach Elementary PTA will host a spaghetti feed and baked goods auction Friday at the school. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the auction. Proceeds will help defray the medical bills of the Chris Beeman family. Chris was struck by a massive heart attack and will need open heart surgery to repair the damage. The cost of admission is $5 per person or $20 per family.

FAS training set

Frontier Community Services training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in Room 132 at Kenai Peninsula College. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration FAS specialist Candace Shelton will lead the training, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to preregister, call Vickie Tinker at 714-6648.

Salmon celebration slated

The Division of Sport Fish Aquatic Education Program will host its annual salmon celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Lake State Campground at Mile 110 on the Sterling Highway. It is open to all Kenai Peninsula School District elementary school students as well as home schooled students.

The celebration is designed to increase awareness of salmon and to foster a sense of stewardship toward the natural resource. For more information, call Patti Berkhahn at 260-2943.

Genealogy class set

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host a beginning genealogy class to learn how to trace your ancestry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, as well as May 9 and 30 and June 6 and 13 at Kenai Community Library. Topics will include getting started, beginning research, documenting research, a review class and preservation and organization of documents. To register or for more information, call Tracy at 262-4897.

KPC seeks council reps

Kenai Peninsula College is looking for people to serve on the KPC College Council. The council serves as an advisory board for college and seeks representatives from all sectors of the peninsula.

The deadline for applications is May 5. If you are interested in serving on the council, send a letter of interest and a resume to Kenai Peninsula College, Director's Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call Cindy at 262-0308.

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