Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2000

Boys and girls club relocate summer activities

Due to major renovations of the Kenai clubhouse, most of the summer activities of the Boys and Girls Club will be held at Kenai Central High School, utilizing the cafeteria, gym, pool and outside area.

Beginning today, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., activities are for youth completing first grade through 18 years of age. The cost is $60 per month per child.

Yearly membership is $20.

Activities planned for the summer include daily arts and crafts, sports, fitness and recreation, health and life skills, conflict resolution classes, character and leadership development activities, a reading program, outdoor academic experiences and field trips. Free lunch and a snack are provided daily. For more information, call 283-2682.

Summer programs continue at visitors center

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center today will feature park ranger Katie Johnson from Katmai National Park, who will discuss the history of the red salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, one of the largest and most lucrative fisheries in the world.

On Wednesday, local artist Helen Brown will discuss how fish printing originated in Japan as a means to document the seasonal catch.

She also will demonstrate how to make fish prints using fish, paint and paper.

For more information, call the visitors center at 283-1991.

Challenger director to speak at chamber lunch

The speaker at this week's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be Daniela Martian, flight director of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

The meetings are open to everyone and are held each Wednesday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Flag disposal offered

The George H. Plumley Memorial Post 20 of the American Legion will hold its annual flag disposal ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Flag Day. The ceremony will be at the Post home, located at 902 Cook Street in Kenai.

Anyone who would like to have their unserviceable flag disposed of in a dignified manner, should bring it to the post prior to the ceremony.

Diabetes Support Group meets Wednesday

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday at Central Peninsula General Hospital at 6:30 p.m. in Family Recovery Room 3. Lynn Sadowski, a registered nurse from MiniMed, will be at the meeting to discuss insulin pumps. For more information, call 262-8172.

Duct tape creations sought

Spenard Builders Supply is looking for entries for its "Things You Can Make with Duct Tape" contest, as part of its grand opening celebration for its new Kenai Store on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Prizes include a trip to Hawaii, a guided Kenai River fishing trip for two, and a $150 gift certificate.

Entry deadline is 6 p.m. on June 22 and winners will be announced on June 24.

Entries must be no larger than 2-feet-by-2-feet and be held together with nothing but duct tape.

For more information, call 261-9150.

Public health nurse making rounds

The Public Health Nurse will be in Port Graham today starting at 9 a.m. for routine examinations. The nurse will be in Nanwalek on Tuesday at 9 a.m. and in Ninilchik on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857.

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