Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2001

Volunteer deadline today

The Chugach National Forest and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe will conduct a Passport in Time project on the Kenai Peninsula July 23 to Aug. 11. The project will combine ethnobotanical and archaeological experiences for volunteers in the vicinity of the Russian River.

The goal of the project is to obtain archaeological and modern botanical samples that will provide information regarding prehistoric use of the Kenai River area. Applicants may volunteer for one of six available slots, for one or more of the three week-long sessions.

Volunteer applications and more information are available by calling (907) 271-2500 or visiting the Internet at http://www.passportintime.com by clicking on new projects and then on Alaska. Applications will be accepted through today.

Seminar offered today

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will offer a domestic violence education seminar today from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in room 201 at Kenai Peninsula College.

The seminars are offered each Monday through May 7 and are open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Training starts Tuesday

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will offer crisis intervention training from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 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.

Business workshops scheduled

Entrepreneur's Corner, Sego Consultants and Peninsula Center Mall will host Grant Writing Basics, an introduction to finding grants and writing grant proposals, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $40.

For more information, call 260-2663 or e-mail sego56@ptialaska.net.

Racing meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions drag racing division will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Homer Electric Association in Kenai.

The 2001 race schedule has been set with the first test to be held May 19 and the first points race May 20. The first car show of the season will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonald's.

Anyone interested in participating or becoming a member is encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Wendy Hudson at 260-3305 or visit http://www.lionsdragracing.com.

Safety day slated for Saturday

The second annual Soldotna Safety Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fred Meyer parking lot. There will be different phases of safety education provided through interactive stations and booths by many area groups and businesses. There will be door prizes, judging of booths and a coloring contest.

KCHS soccer team to hold sales

The Kenai Central High School soccer team will have a garage and bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Kenai Middle School. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at KMS Friday at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will be used to purchase uniforms for the players.

Healthy communities to meet

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People Steering Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 10 at Bridges Community Resource Network in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-1831.

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.

Host families needed

AFS seeks families who would like to host foreign exchange for the 2001-02 school year. Students ages 15 to 18 stay for 11 months, and the program benefits host families as well as foreign students. For information, call Nancy Cranston at 283-9265 or Eileen Bryson at 283-4428 by May 30.

HEAD:Volunteer deadline today

The Chugach National Forest and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe will conduct a Passport in Time project on the Kenai Peninsula July 23 to Aug. 11. The project will combine ethnobotanical and archaeological experiences for volunteers in the vicinity of the Russian River.

The goal of the project is to obtain archaeological and modern botanical samples that will provide information regarding prehistoric use of the Kenai River area. Applicants may volunteer for one of six available slots, for one or more of the three week-long sessions.

Volunteer applications and more information are available by calling (907) 271-2500 or visiting the Internet at http://www.passportintime.com by clicking on new projects and then on Alaska. Applications will be accepted through today.



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