Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Education to be topic at chamber meeting

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet today at noon at Paradisos Restaurant. Carrie Burford, a financial aid coordinator and recruitment specialist for Kenai Peninsula College, and Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Nikiski, will speak.

CARTS meeting slated

The Central Area Rural Transit System Inc. Advisory Partners will meet today at 3 p.m. at the CARTS office, 43530 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Plans for the Kenai Fourth of July and Soldotna Progress Days parades will be discussed. For more information, call 262-8900.

Wacky Wednesday program to be held

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska Kenai Peninsula's Wacky Wednesday program features rocket launches, robot designing and bridge building today. The class is available to third-graders through adults Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The fee for each session is $25 per person or $40 for two. For more information, call the center at 283-3000.

Hobo Jim to be featured in Kenai

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's free Wednesday Arts on the Kenai program will feature Hobo Jim today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the center. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Library sale planned

The Kenai Community Library's Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. A presale for Friends members will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the library conference room. Memberships can be purchased at the door. For more information, call the library at 283-2266.

PenDOG garage sale set for Saturday

Members of the Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold a garage sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club, Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway in the front half of the Richards Veterinary Clinic building. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the club.

Vendors sought for Trash and Treasure sale

Tables and parking lot space are available for the Sterling Senior Citizens Center's annual Trash and Treasures sale June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center. Tables cost $15 each; space in the parking lot is $10. To reserve a spot, call 262-6808.

AARP offers defensive driving

The AARP will offer a defensive driving class June 21 and 22 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. The class, previously announced as June 20 and 21, is open to people age 50 and older. Cost is $10 for materials. Completion of the course may allow drivers to have a ticket dismissed or two points taken off their driving records. Insurance companies also may offer discounts for course completion. For more information or to register, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Quilting fair to be held

The eighth annual quilt extravaganza, Quilting on the Kenai, will be June 20 through 22 at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. For more information, call Robin Fabrics at 262-5438.

Swim team seeking members

The Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team is looking for children ages 6 or older who can swim one length of the pool to join the team. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Skyview High School pool while the Soldotna High School pool is closed. For more information, call Sohail Marey at 262-7419 or Leo Grasso at 262-0653.

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