Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004

Soroptimist to meet

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the First National Bank of Alaska Soldotna branch. For more information, call Brenda Northup at 260-6014.

Emotional recovery topic of cesarean network

The Alaska Chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Woman's Way Midwifery, 149 Corral Ave., Suite 2. The topic is "Emotional Recovery from a Cesarean." Child care for older children may be available. Babies and spouses are invited to attend as well as supportive birth professionals. For more information, call Laura Maples at 260-6749 or or visit

Kenai River advisory board sets meeting

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center at 514 Funny River Road. Agenda topics will include the Kenai River hydrocarbons modeling concepts, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game 2004 Field Season project update, update on Senate Bill 190 and the Kenai River Working Group. The public is invited. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Rowing intro class offered in Homer

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club will hold an introduction to rowing class from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Jim and Karen Hurd in Homer. For more information, call Karen at (907) 235-8606.

Air fair set for take off

The Soldotna and Kenai airports in conjunction with Alaska Airmen's Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair and Military Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Municipal Airport on Funny River Road.

Pilot registration and a pancake breakfast fund-raiser, hosted by the EAA, will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Samaritan's Hanger followed by the pilot "fun run" to various peninsula airports. The cost for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens age 65 and older and children age 12 and under.

Entertainment will be live music by the Dixie Express, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific and a demonstration by the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. A static airplane display also will be available for viewing.

A barbecue will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey and Kenai Mayor John Williams will speak in honor of the cities' military personnel. The cost for the barbecue is $6 for adults and $3 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 12 and under. For more information, call Sharen Sleater at 262-4672 or Mary Bondurant at 283-7951.

Cemetery cleanup scheduled

A community cleanup of Kasilof Cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to bring rakes and garden gloves. Lunch will follow at Brock See's house at Mile 5.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road at the end of Freeway Lane.

Groundbreaking ceremony slated

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Sterling senior housing project will be held at 3 p.m. May 23. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Conservation and development meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will meet at 3 p.m. May 26 at 110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 140, in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, call Mike Odegard at 283-8732, ext .106.

National Trails Day hike scheduled

The Alaska Center for the Environment, Sierra Club Alaska Chapter and Anchorage Audubon will celebrate the Chugach National Forest trail system by hosting a National Trails Day hike at 10 a.m. June 5 on Resurrection Pass Trail to Juneau Falls. Interested community members should meet at the trail head near Cooper Landing, Mile 53.2 of the Sterling Highway.

The hike is rated as easy to moderate. Participants will celebrate the forest, learn more about living in harmony with bears and about the Sterling Highway bypass project. Anyone interested should bring lunch, water and appropriate attire. For more information, call Bobbie Jo at (907) 274-3662 or Katherine at (907) 276-4060.

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