Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002

Internet class to be held

The Kenai Community Library will hold a beginning Internet class today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. For more information or to register, call 283-4378.

Homer Chamber mixer scheduled

Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer Thursday for chamber members. Transportation, refreshments and prizes will be provided, and reservations are required. For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740.

Blood drive planned at mall

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a drive at the Peninsula Center Mall from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Training offered by Homer Chamber

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will offer volunteer training for people interested in serving as ambassadors at visitor information center this summer Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and June 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. No experience is necessary and the trainings are free. For more information, call 235-7740.

Nuclear defense education tour planned

The coalition of No Nukes North and Citizens Opposed to Defense Experimentation will stop in Seward, Soldotna, Kenai and Homer on their statewide tour to educate Alaskans to the dangers of national missile defense that will culminate with a four day peace camp near Fort Greely at Donnelly Creek State Park from June 13 to the 16. The group will be in Seward at Waterfront Park at 4 p.m. Friday, Soldotna at Fred Meyer from noon to 2 p.m., Kenai at Carrs from 3 to 5 p.m. and Homer at Eagle Shopping Center throughout the day. For more information, contact Stacey Fritz of No Nukes North at (907) 457-5230 or (907) 388-3846.

Golf classic in need of donations

The Kenai Peninsula American Red Cross 11th annual Golf Classic, Barbecue and Auction will be July 6 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Residents can support the event by: playing in the tournament for a $60 fee; donating an item for auction; sponsoring a hole for $150; or being a major sponsor for $2,000, $1,500 or $1,000. For more information, call Vonnie Hamlin, event coordinator, at 262-6647.

Summer construction delays reported

Motorists on the Kenai Peninsula will encounter the following construction throughout the month of June: delays from Lancashire Drive to Swires Road in Kenai and West Redoubt Avenue to West Marydale in Soldotna due to pathway construction; lane closures due to electrical work along the Sterling Highway from Devon Drive to Kobuk Avenue in Soldotna; delays on Pioneer Avenue, East Hill Road, West Hill Road, North Anchor Point Road and Nikolaevsk Road in Homer; and lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays from Mile 25.6 to 116.6 of the Seward Highway.

Donations needed by SPCA

The SPCA of the Kenai Peninsula needs in-kind donations of building supplies for its shelter facilities and monetary donations for supplies to run the shelter. Tax deductible donations can be mailed to: SPCA of the Kenai Peninsula Inc, P.O. Box 231, Sterling, AK, 9962-0231 or for more information regarding in-kind donations, call Kim at 260-3723 or Michele at 262-8550.

Homesteader village open for summer

The Soldotna Historical Society Homesteader Village and Museum located on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna is open throughout the summer until Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. For more information or to schedule group tours, call 262-3832.

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