Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2001

LIO closed Monday

The Kenai Legislative Information office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The office will resume normal business hours Tuesday.

Social Security to be discussed at chamber meeting

Alan Heim, Alaska Director of the Social Security Administration, will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Riverside House in Soldotna.

WRCC to hold meeting

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the WRCC in Kenai. For more information, call 283-9479.

Raft down the Kenai River

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is organizing a rafting trip down the Kenai River for June 3. The cost is $100 per person and includes a raft, guide and gourmet picnic lunch. Registration is due by Thursday.

All proceeds go to the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's land conservation work. Call 235-5263 for more information.

Weight restrictions lifted

As of Thursday at 8 a.m. vehicle weight restrictions will no longer be in effect for the Seward Highway from Hope to Seward, Sterling Highway from Cooper Landing to Homer, and the Kenai Spur Highway from Nikiski to Ridgeway.

Brain walk planned for June 9

The fifth annual Brain Awareness Walk will be held June 9 in Kenai. The walk will begin at Kenai Central High School at 11 a.m., and the route will proceed through downtown Kenai to the Kenai River Festival held the same day. The walk will be followed by a barbecue lunch.

For more information or to register, call the Kenai chapter at 283-5711.

Library sponsors summer reading program

The Soldotna Public Library has expanded its summer reading program to include children of all ages. Registration will be held June 2. For preschoolers and non-reading children, the READ-TO-ME club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting June 6. Readers in kindergarten through sixth-grade can enter the reading program held at 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 262-4227.

Kenai Fine Arts Center is accepting artwork

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is accepting artwork and handmade crafts from local artists for the summer sales gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Saturday next week.

Artists who cannot bring their items in during the scheduled time should call 283-7040 to make an appointment.

The gallery will be open to the public from June 4 through Aug. 31, Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register a team for the Relay for Life

Team captains can still register a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life race against cancer scheduled for June 1 and 2 at Skyview High School. Local residents, former and current cancer patients and their families of all ages can participate.

Teams can have up to eight people and will take turns on the track for 24 hours starting at 6 p.m. Participants will camp overnight by the track and can take part in other events scheduled during the day.

Teams should be registered by Friday, but late registrations will be accepted if you contact Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711 prior to the deadline.

Meditation seminar offered

Know Thyself as Soul Foundation Inc., Northwest Region, a nonprofit social service organization, is offering a free inner-light and sound meditation instructional program on June 3 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Central Peninsula General Hospital's Augustine Room.

All ages, faiths, religions and lifestyles are welcome.

Workshop for small-business owners scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring a free workshop with Mike Taylor, of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, entitled "HUBZone" on June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16.

Call Lou at 262-7497 for reservations.

Environmental workshop for teachers offered

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and University of Alaska Environmental and Natural Resources Institute are holding a free aquatic ecology workshop for K-12 teachers on June 11 and 12 at the Kenai Wildlife Refuge's Outdoor Education Center.

Contact Vicki Davis at 262-7021 or Elaine Major at 257-2731 to register.

Watch for sampling devices when out boating

The Kenai Watershed Forum is collecting daily water quality samples from the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna throughout the summer. Boaters should be aware of the steel cables and other sampling devices. For more information, call Ole or Robert at 260-5449.

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