Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Kenai City Council to interview candidates

The Kenai City Council will meet in work sessions today and Friday at 6 p.m. to interview candidates for city manager. The public is invited to attend. Linda L. Snow's interview is today and Chris Hladick's interview is Friday at city hall.

Permanent dividend fund is topic of luncheon

Today, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will host Jim Kelley, director of communications for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. His topic will be "Keeping the Permanent Fund Permanent."

Luncheons are open to the public and held at noon on Wednesdays at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.

Boys and Girls Club to close for training

Today will be the last day for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula school year clubhouse. The clubhouse will be closed from Thursday until June 10 for staff training but will reopen June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 283-2682.

Parks closed for tree removal

The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation will close the Stariski State Recreation Site near Anchor Point and the Ninilchik River Campground in Ninilchik until Thursday. For more information, call 262-5581

Counseling services board to meet

On Thursday, the board of directors of the Central Peninsula Counseling Services will meet at 5 p.m. in Kenai at 506 Lake St.

Pancake breakfast planned

The Ninilchik Community Ambulance Association will hold its annual Pancake Benefit Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.

The cost of the breakfast is $7 for adults, $5 for children and those under 3 are free. Three-day passes also are available.

All proceeds benefit the Ninilchik Community Ambulance Association.

Missions garage sale planned in Kasilof

The Kasilof Community Church will host its third annual missions garage sale Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds go to the mission effort in Russia.

If you have items to donate, bring them to the church at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road Thursday evening.

For more information, call Mary Hutchinson at 262-4260.

Weed barriers class held for the home gardener

Janice Chumley of the Cooperative Extension Service will hold a class from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Gardens. She will discuss common summer gardening problems such as ways to reduce weeding times for the home gardener.

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

Dinner, auction to benefit child

On Sunday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center there will be a seafood dinner and auction benefit for Gavin Marsh. All proceeds will go toward purchasing a specialized van needed to transport Gavin and his wheelchair due to progressing muscular dystrophy. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $30 for a family.

For more information, to volunteer or to donate items, call Katy at 260-9250.

Summer swimming lessons offered

Registrations are being taken for summer swimming lessons at Soldotna High School. The first session begins June 4 and the second starts on June 18. Classes are held Monday through Friday. Each session is $40 for 10 lessons. Space is limited and preregistration is recommended.

For more information, call 262-7419 or stop by the pool.

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