Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002

Free yoga classes offered Thursday

Wellness Unlimited will sponsor two free basic "Gentle Yoga" classes Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The classes meet at the Forest Yoga Studio off Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. For more information, call Ann at 283-5950.

Army Corps of Engineers to hold open house

The newly established Army Corps of Engineers regulatory field office for the Kenai Peninsula region will hold an open house Friday from noon until 3 p.m. The office is located at 105 Trading Bay Road in Kenai. This event is designed to acquaint the public with the field office, its staff and services offered. For more information, call 283-3519.

Fire department plans barbecue

The Cooper Landing Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecue at the fire station on Snug Harbor Road Saturday at noon. Practical ideas for protecting homes from wildfires and other information will be available. For more information, call 598-1073.

City looking for volunteers to plant flowers

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department and the Kenai Beautification Committee are looking for volunteers to help plant flowers in the city's flower beds on Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kenai fire station at 10 a.m. for planting assignments and instructions. A barbecue will follow at the fire station at 2 p.m. For more information, call 283-3855.

AMVETS to boil crawfish Saturday

AMVETS is holding a crawfish boil Saturday from 3 until 8 p.m. at suite 30 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Cost is $10 a platter. New members are welcome to attend. For more information, call Bob or Laurie at 262-3540.

Visitors and Cultural Center summer programs begin

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center begins its summer interpretive programs May 31 at 3 p.m. with Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet.

As in past summers, the interpretive programs will feature science on Mondays, art on Wednesdays and Alaska heritage on Fridays. The programs begin at 3 p.m. and will be held in June, July and August. There is no charge for any of the programs. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

Conservation center open house planned

Cook Inlet Keeper, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society and Alaska Marine Conservation Council are hosting an open house and potluck dinner June 1 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the new Kachemak Bay Conservation Center, located at 3734 Ben Walters Lane in Homer. For more information, call Marla McPherson at (907) 235-4068.

Challenger center plans summer events

The Challenger Learning Center in Kenai will host educational events this summer. On Mondays, the center will offer a chance to participate in simulated space missions. Cost is $25, and preregistration is required.

On Wednesdays, a variety of activities will be offered, including robot building and rocket design. Cost is $25 per session, or two for $40. For more information, or to schedule a tour, call 283-2000.

Chamber seeks volunteers

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to work in the Kenai airport to greet visitors and promote the chamber and the city. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

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