Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002

CIRCAC board meeting planned

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board of Directors meeting will be at 10 a.m. today in Kenai at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Summer program to begin

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will begin its summer interpretive programs at 3 p.m. today with Ken Waldman, Alaska's fiddling poet. Programming will continue throughout June, July and August with science Mondays, art Wednesdays and Alaska heritage Fridays. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Walk planned for brain injury awareness

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group sixth annual Brain Awareness Walk will be Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at Kenai Central High School and ending at the park on Main Street Loop by the soft ball fields where there will be a barbecue. For more information, call 283-5711 or 262-6333.

Registration set for summer reading

Registration for the summer reading program at the Kenai Community Library starts Saturday. The program will run from June 10 to July 8.

School-aged readers will meet Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m., toddler story time will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and preschooler story time will be every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 283-4378.

Blood drive slated

There will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Life Assembly Sanctuary at 209 Princess St. in Kenai. To make an appointment, call Jean or Judy at 283-7752.

Bike safety day planned

The Peninsula Moose Lodge and the Kenai Police Department will sponsor at bike safety rodeo from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the lodge in Kenai. The program will include, bike safety training, exercises, inspections, repairs, adjustments and refreshments. For more information, call 283-9181.

Fishing equipment needed

Saturday is the last day to donate surplus rods and reels to the Kenai River Sportfishing Association's fishing equipment drive. The repaired and refurbished rods and reels will be free for youth at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9. Contributions can be dropped off at KSRA at 161 N. Binkley in Soldotna; the Boys and Girls Club in Kenai; and the following elementary schools: Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna and Redoubt. For more information, call KSRA at 262-8588 or the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682.

Open house scheduled

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

Fundraiser to be held

There will be a Chinese auction and spaghetti dinner Saturday at BJ's Lounge in Soldotna. The spaghetti dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per plate. The Chinese auction will follow at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to cancer victim Margaret Benson and her husband Raymond. For more information, call Kimberly Davidson at 260-3990.

Soldotna Historical Society board meeting slated

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

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