Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2001

Musical group to perform in Soldotna

Grandma's Hope Notes will perform today at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Place in Soldotna. The concert will honor Nursing Home Week. For more information, call (907) 235-0502.

Pioneers meet today

The Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 33 and Auxiliary No. 16 will meet today at the Kenai Elks Club with a potluck at 6 p.m. The monthly business meeting begins at 7 p.m.

PDK holds banquet

All members of Phi Delta Kappa are invited to the end-of-the-year banquet Tuesday at Mykel's in Soldotna. Members may bring guests. No-host bar will be open from 6 to 6:30 p.m., when dinner will be available. The evening will include an awards presentation.

For more information, contact Cindy Hurst at 260-4865.

Ideas sought on branding Cook Inlet salmon

The public is invited to a meeting titled "Exploring Opportunities in Developing Branding of Kenai/Cook Inlet Salmon" Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Former Alaska Fisheries and Development Foundation Executive Director Chris Mitchell, whom the Kenai Peninsula Borough has hired to explore the possibility of branding Cook Inlet salmon, will be present.

KMS seeks votes on school mascot

Kenai Middle School has gone through the nomination process to change its school mascot, and voting is open to the community until Tuesday. The four mascot choices are: the current one, the Kossacks, and the Kougars, Koyotes and Kings. Anyone interested in voting should stop by the school office. For more information, call assistant principal Lori Manion, at 283-4896.

Softball association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Softball Association will hold a meeting for all team managers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Managers must bring completed player registration forms.

For more information, call 776-8641.

AARP meeting slated

AARP local No. 745 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Senior Center. The meeting is open to all residents older than 50. Lunch will be served at noon before the meeting.

For more information, call Joan Jones at 262-5571 or Archie at 262-4512.

Community dental health meeting set

The Community Dental Health Project will host a meeting to build partnerships and improve the oral health of children on the central Kenai Peninsula at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at the Soldotna Senior Center. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 262-2508 or e-mail to

Tree forum planned

The Cooperative Extension Service will present a tree health forum Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Experts will discuss replanting ideas, variety hardiness, growth habits, pruning and tree care for optimum growth. Noxious weeds and weed awareness also will be discussed.

The same forum also will be held in Homer Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city council chambers at city hall on Pioneer Avenue.

For more information, call the extension office at 262-5824.

Lions Gun Show coming up

The 12th annual Soldotna Lions Gun Show will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center May 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any dealers interested in participating should call Paul Zimmerman at 262-7223.

Volunteer host positions open

The Alaska State Parks is currently recruiting for volunteer campground host positions in the Ninilchik, Kasilof and Sterling areas. The hosts provide information and other assistance to park visitors as well as assisting park rangers with light maintenance tasks. Hosts are provided with a free campsite, monthly stipends, hats and jackets.

For applications or more information, call 262-5581.

Registration under way for swim lessons

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is taking registrations for its summer set of swimming lessons. Classes will be Monday through Friday and will cost $40 for 10 lessons. Classes start June 4 and June 18.

Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419 or stop by the pool.

Museum looking for summer volunteers

The Soldotna Historical Museum is looking for summer volunteers. Anyone with time to volunteer will be appreciated. For more information, call Judy Devito at 283-7437.

Host families sought

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

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