Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Arctic Winter Games topic of chamber lunch

The speaker at today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon at Paradisos Restaurant will be Paul Gray of the Exploring Alaska television show. Gray will give a presentation with video about the Kenai Peninsula being awarded the chance to host the 2006 Arctic Winter Games. The cost for lunch is $10.50.

WRCC board meeting planned

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today. For more information and the meeting's location, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Talent show tonight

The Skyview High School National Honor Society and mock trail group will host a talent show from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Skyview commons. Community members are welcome to attend. General admission is $3. Admission for senior citizens and children under 12 is free. Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase.

Financial seminar slated

The College Heights Baptist Church, 44440 Kalifornsky Beach Road, will host a financial seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Topics to be addressed include a Biblical basis for money management, estate stewardship and developing a personalized plan of management. To register, e-mail

Carnival to support field trips

Sears Elementary School will hold a carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The event features prizes, games, food and fun. The carnival is a fund-raiser to support end of the year field trips. For more information, call 283-4826.

Wastewater installer training planned

Mining and Petroleum Training Service, in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, will provide training for certified wastewater installers Friday in the Kenai-Soldotna area. Cost of the training is $65. A $625 fee for two-year certification is required after passing the test. It may be paid in two yearly installments. Preregistration is recommended. For more information or to preregister, call 262-2788 or 262-5210, ext. 223.

Circle track meeting planned

The Circle Track Division of the Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Friday downstairs at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Anyone interested in racing or volunteering this season is encouraged to attend. Discussion will include the May 17 car show. For more information, call Chet at 283-9078 or Mike Young at 283-8321.

Homer cleanup day Saturday

The Homer community cleanup day is Saturday. Bags are available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce cabin, the Homer fire hall and Homer High School. All trash must be entered at the chamber's visitor center parking lot by 2 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be available. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded in group, individual and youth categories based on the number of bags collected. There also will be a special beach cleanup category offering a $100 cash prize to the group that collects the most trash from Homer's beaches. All children entering trash that day will get a free prize from the kids' grab-bag. To donate a prize or for more information, call the Homer chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Tree grafting class set

The annual tree grafting class is scheduled for Saturday at O'Brien Orchard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $50 and includes two trees. For more information and to register, call 776-8726.

Host families needed

Cultural Homestay International is seeking host families for exchange students from Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and Brazil. Students will have their own spending money, insurance and round-trip plane tickets. For more information on becoming a host family, call Bonnie at 260-8020 or (800) 210-6080.

Child development screening offered

Frontier Community Services offers free developmental screening for children ages birth to 3. For more information, call Frontier Community Services Infant learning Program at 262-3144 ext. 227.

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