Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002

Murkowski to speak at chamber lunch

U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski will speak at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. Murkowski is a Republican candidate for governor.

Relay for Life scheduled

The 24-hour Relay for Life will be from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday at Skyview High School. Also, Friday there will be an auction at 8 p.m. and a luminary ceremony at 11 p.m. For more information about forming a team, call Corbi at 262-7711.

Cook Inlet RCAC meeting to be held

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board of directors meeting will be Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

For more information or an agenda, call the Cook Inlet RCAC at 283-7222 or (800)-652-7222.

Center's summer program to begin

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer interpretive programs will begin with Ken Waldman, who is known as Alaska's fiddling poet, at 3 p.m. Friday.

The free programs will continue throughout June, July and August and will feature science on Mondays, art on Wednesdays and Alaska heritage on Fridays. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

KDLL board to meet

KDLL-FM public radio will hold a board of directors meeting Friday at 7 p.m. at the KDLL studio, located in the Economic Development District building, 3 miles north of Kenai. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call KDLL at 283-8433.

Spaghetti benefit scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Dart Association is sponsoring a spaghetti feed and Chinese auction for cancer victim Margaret Benson Saturday at 5 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $5.

All proceeds will go to Margaret and Raymond Benson. For more information, call Kimberly at 260-3990.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at the main museum building on Centennial Road in Soldotna. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 262-4157.

Bike safety program for children offered

The Peninsula Moose Lodge will join forces with the Kenai Police Department, and the parks and recreation commissioners to provide a children's Bike Safety Rodeo Saturday.

The program will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the lodge parking located at 12853 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. This annual event provides bike safety training, exercises, inspections, repairs, adjustments and refreshments.

Rod and reel contributions needed

Saturday is the last day to donate surplus rods and reels to the fund being collected for peninsula youth. Refurbished equipment will be free for youth at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9. Contributions can be left at the Kenai River Sportfishing Association office at 161 N. Binkley in Soldotna; the Boys and Girls Club at 11247 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai and the following elementary schools: Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna and Redoubt. For more information, call the KRSA office at 262-8588, the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682 or Bix Bonney at 262-6004.

Auto dealership to sponsor photo ID program

Great Bear Ford in Soldotna is sponsoring "Commitment to Kids," a child safety program, June 15 from 1 until 3 p.m. The program will provide parents with an identification photo of their child, a fingerprint card and a Kid Care ID booklet.

For more information, call 262-5491.

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