Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Kenai chamber luncheon today

Ray Zagorski, associate professor of business and marketing at the University of Alaska and Kenai Peninsula College, will be the featured speaker at today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting. His topic will be marketing. The meeting begins at noon at Paradisos in Kenai. Cost for lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

SPCA hold spay-neuter clinic

The Alaska SPCA spay-neuter clinic will be held today in Sterling. To make an appointment, call Nancy Wall at 262-1624. Surgery for female dogs is $70; for male dogs and female cats, $56; and for male cats, $30.

North chamber meeting planned

Marty Anderson from US Alaska Quality Services Inc. will be the featured speaker at this week's North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting. Lunch will begin at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is invited.

Caregiver program to hold hearing seminars

The National Caregiver Support Program's May meetings will be on the topic of "How to communicate with someone who has hearing loss." Karen Martin with Peninsula Hearing Services will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. The May 30 meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at Fort Kenay, in Old Town Kenai. For more information, call Nancy at 260-6794.

Nikiski seniors to hold fund-raiser

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the senior center.

After-school program to close for summer

The last day for the Kenai Boys and Girls Club after-school program will be Thursday. The clubhouse will be closed Friday through June 6 for staff training. The summer clubhouse program will begin at 7:30 a.m. June 9. All members are required to preregister before attending. For more information about the summer programs, call 283-2682.

Deadline for Kenai River festival is Friday

The Kenai Watershed Forum is now accepting applications from local artists to reserve booth space for the Kenai River Festival. The festival will be held June 14-15 in Kenai. Space is limited and the deadline for applications is Friday. For more information, contact Josselyn Burke at 260-5449 or online at

Garage sale to benefit missions

The Kasilof Community Church will hold its fifth annual missions garage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Donations are being accepted. For more information, call Mary at 262-4260

Kachemak Kayak Fest set for Homer

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Kachemak Kayak Fest beginning Friday and running through June 1. There will be many activities for all ages and levels of kayaking abilities. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740, or for a detailed schedule and listing of events, visit the festival Web site at

Kenai cemetery cleanup

Kenai Parks and Recreation will have its annual Kenai cemetery cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to help. Those participating should bring rakes, gloves and shovels. The rest will be provided. For more information, contact Bob Frates at the Kenai Recreation Center at 283-3855.

WRCC clothes closet available

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center clothes closet is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The clothes closet offers clothing and miscellaneous items at no charge. Due to limited staff, contributed items are accepted only on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brain Injury Support Group awareness walk

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group will have its seventh annual walk for awareness. Beginning at 11 a.m. May 31. The route begins at the Kenai Central High School and continues through downtown Kenai to the green park strip on Main Street Loop by the softball fields. There will be a barbecue upon completion. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call 283-5711 or 262-6333.

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