Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Blood donations needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center urgently needs all blood types. Donors can give red cells every 56 days. To make a donation, call the center at 260-5672 for an appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays or stop by the office in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna Thursdays and Fridays.

Quilting class offered

The Arts on the Kenai interpretive program today features Gwen Woodard, who will demonstrate Quilting on the Go at 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information, call 283-1991.

Tour of Kasilof planned

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will host a tour of historic Kasilof Saturday at 9 a.m. with teacher and historian Teri Carter. The tour will include a visit to the Victor Holm cabin. There is a cost of $10 per person and $20 for a family. The tour will begin at the Kasilof Mercantile on the Sterling Highway. For more information, call (907)235-5263.

Festival to celebrate solstice

The 24th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Mile 29.5 of the Seward Highway. The festival includes live music, vendor booths, refreshments, competitions and children's games. There also will be a live auction at 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Heather Lindquist at (907) 288-3150.

Tickets available for annual fund-raiser

The Sterling Senior Center is selling tickets for its sixth annual Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Count Classic. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased until July 31. The ticket holder who guesses closest to the accurate number of sockeyes that crosses the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's counter as of noon Aug. 7 will get 75 percent of the half-pot prize, the next closest will get 15 percent, and the next will get 10 percent. Prizes will be awarded Aug. 24. For more information, call 262-6808.

Hawaiian luau scheduled

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host a Hawaiian luau Saturday at 4 p.m. There will be Hawaiian dancers, door prizes, food and a raffle to win a trip for two to Hawaii. Tickets should be purchased in advance.

The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 11 and younger. For more information, call 262-2322.

Regatta planned

The Homer Yacht Club will hold its annual Land's End Regatta June 29 and 30 in Kachemak Bay. The two-day race begins at 1:30 p.m. in front of Land's End Resort. There will be a reception the evening of June 28 at the hotel. For more information, call committee chair Bob Brant at (907) 235-8400.

Burn barrels available

The Kenai and Kodiak area Division of Forestry has partnered with Morgan Steel Inc. and Alaska Steel Co. to provide screens for burn barrels. The mesh tops are available for $5, plus tax. The division recommends that draft vents be cut in the barrel side for more efficient burning. Alaska Oil Sales also has 55 gallon drums available for $10, plus tax.

Pro bono cases to be redistributed

Due to a reduction in funds, the Alaska Legal Services Corp. will reabsorb a portion of the caseloads that previously fell under the Alaska Pro Bono Program Inc. APBP will continue to handle cases that are prohibited by ALSC such as those involving claiming, collecting and or retaining attorney fees; class actions; legal assistance to aliens; certain eviction proceedings; civil litigation for incarcerated clients; and challenges to welfare reform laws. For more information, call APBP at (907) 565-4311 or ALSC at (907) 272-9431 or (800) 478-9431.

Flood plain information available online

For information regarding flooding or fish and wildlife on floodplain property on the Kenai River visit to learn more about required permits for projects on the river, or call Kaitlin Vadla at 262-7249 or Jane Gabler at the Kenai River Center at 260-4882.

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