Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Visitor center to present summer art program

Marty Hapeman of Frontier Frame Gallery will discuss how to properly frame original paintings, photographs and prints for long-term care at a presentation at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center today at 3 p.m.

Inline hockey league starts today

An inline skate hockey league, with four age divisions, begins today at the Soldotna Sports Center. For more information, call 262-5860.

Diabetes support meeting tonight

Children with diabetes and their families are invited to attend a support meeting at Central Peninsula General Hospital on today at 7 p.m. in the Family Recovery Center Conference Room 2.

For more information, call 262-7761 or 262-3116.

Kenai chamber luncheon today

The speaker for today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Dan Travis, director of Veterans Employment and Training Services for the state of Alaska.

Meetings are open to the public and held at Paradisos restaurant starting at noon. For more information, call 283-7989.

Homer reunion planned

The Homer High School class of 1980 reunion will be held July 28 through 30. For more information, call Dee Dee at (907) 235-7237.

Small business center to hold computer workshop

The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a workshop about professional Web sites given by David Edward Smith of Borealis Designs on Thursday. It runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Economic Development District, Mile 14.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Topics will include target marketing, defining goals, browser capability and search engine placement. The workshop is free. For reservations, call 283-3335.

Brain Awareness Walk set for Saturday

The fourth annual Brain Awareness Walk will be held Saturday in Kenai. Beginning at 11 a.m. at Kenai Central High School, the walk goes through town and ends at the park strip near the community garden. The walk will be followed by a barbecue. All participants will receive a certificate of appreciation. For more information or to register, call 283-5711.

Tour of historic Kasilof cabin scheduled

Catherine Cassidy of the Kasilof Historic Society will lead a guided tour of the Victor Holm cabin Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 per person and $20 for a family. All proceeds go toward restoration and maintenance of this historic site. For more information or to register for the tour, call Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at 260-1999.

Swimmers, divers to hold garage sale

The Kenai Central High School swim and dive team will hold a garage sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 204 Norman St. in Kenai. The money earned will be used to complete the electronic scoreboard at the pool. For more information, call 283-8008.

Summer reading program begins Saturday

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading program titled "Take a Library Safari." The free program is open to readers in kindergarten through sixth grade and runs from Saturday through July 22.

Preschoolers and nonreaders are encouraged to join the companion "Read to Me" club that starts June 7.

For more information, stop by the library or call 262-4227.

Swimming lessons available

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is now taking registration for its summer swimming lessons. Classes are held Monday through Friday and cost $30 for a set of 10 lessons. Classes start June 5, 19 and July 3. Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

Healthy Communities meeting planned

The Healthy Communities/Healthy People Steering Committee's regular meeting will be held June 8 at Bridges, 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Parker at 262-1831.

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