Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2001

Seasonal snowmachine closure in effect

Turnagain Pass is closed to snowmobiling. All areas of the Chugach National Forest are closed to all snowmachining because snow cover is no longer adequate to prevent resource damage on the the forest.

Those using the backcountry are urged to use precaution. For more information on the closure, call the Anchorage office at (907) 271-2500 or the Seward office at (907) 424-7661.

NPCC to hold meeting

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Center. The meeting is open to the public.

Men sought for video shoot

The Travel Channel will feature Alaska men on its Alaska video shoot on the Kenai Peninsula. The AlaskaMen magazine will interview area men for participation in the TV show Tuesday.

Interested single men should meet at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center after 2 p.m. Tuesday through the early evening. The magazine also is interested in hearing from couples who met through the magazine and friends and family members who would like to introduce their bachelors.

For more information, or to be considered for inclusion in the TV filming, contact Susie at (907) 522-1401 or visit

Adult guardianship training sessions slated

The state of Alaska Office of Public Advocacy will hold training sessions to assist private, friend or family member guardians, concerned community professionals and the general public in understanding adult guardianships, the petitioning process and the role and responsibilities of a guardian and conservator.

Training sessions will be held for the general public and family or private guardians at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Court Jury Room and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Frontier Community Services in the Red Diamond Center.

Training sessions will be held for community professionals from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Homer Court Jury Room and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Frontier Community Services.

The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorcas Jackson at (907) 333-9480.

Blood drive held in Sterling

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a Sterling Community Blood Drive Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center.

Donors are asked to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating,

Brain walk planned for June 9

The fifth annual Brain Awareness Walk will be held Saturday 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.

Annual Pop Drop balls for sale

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Merchant's Committee will hold its annual Pop Drop for Father's Day on June 16 at 11 a.m. in the Bailey's Furniture Parking Lot. Ping pong balls will be dropped from the Central Emergency Service Fire Truck ladder and will contain discounts from area merchants. The balls are available to businesses for $25 for 25 balls.

For more information, call the Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814.

Quilting extravaganza planned

The Quilting on the Kenai seventh annual Quilt Extravaganza will be held June 21 through 23 at Cook Inlet Academy. There will be vendor booths, door prizes and demonstrations, including featured guest Letitia Hutchings.

A Wearable Art Fashion Show will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at CIA.

Kenai River boaters cautioned

The Kenai Watershed Forum is collecting daily water quality samples from the Kenai River at 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.

Kenai to sponsor a summer rec program

The summer recreation program in Kenai is scheduled to begin June 11 and end Aug. 3. Children 5 through 13 are welcome Monday through Friday. For more information, call Kenai Parks and Recreation at 283-3855.

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