Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2000

Retirement party for educator today

Friends and students of Marge Hays are invited to a retirement concert in her honor today from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring music from Food for the Soul. The event will be at Charlotte's in Kenai and is open and free to the public. Seating is limited, so call 283-3877 to reserve a space.

Retrievers to be put through their paces

The North American Hunting Retriever Association Field Trials, hosted by the Peninsula Retrievers Association, will be held this weekend. On Saturday, the group will meet at Mile 68.8 of the Sterling Highway. On Sunday, the event will be held on Mackey Lake Road. For directions, or more information, call 283-3083 or 262-8854.

Plant identification walk set for Sunday

Artist and naturalist Boyd Shaffer will lead a plant identification walk on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for the program is $10 per person and $20 per family. All proceeds benefit Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's conservation programs on the Kenai Peninsula.

For more information or to register, call the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust office at 260-1999.

Young Marines looking for drill instructors

The Alaska Young Marines is looking for drill instructors to donate their time for an upcoming boot camp. Instructors should be at least 21 years old. Anyone with prior military or police experience is encouraged to apply.

Young Marines is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization for youth ages 8 to 18. For more information, call Carol Yamoka at 262-9264 by July 5. Interviews will be at 6 p.m. July 6 at the American Legion in Kenai.

Grief group leaders needed

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is currently seeking compassionate individuals, who themselves have experienced the death of a loved one, to help address the needs of bereaved persons in the community. Hospice will offer training on becoming a grief group leader. Interested persons should contact Sue at Hospice of the Central Peninsula by June 30 at 262-0453.

Waste water disposal system training offered

Mining and Petroleum Training Service in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will provide ongoing training for certified installers and approved homeowners on Monday in Kenai.

This program is designed to train and certify persons for the proper installation of conventional on site domestic waste water disposal systems, for single family and duplex residences, in compliance with state law. Training consists of a four-hour lecture, covering the "On Site Waste Water Installer's Manual," followed by a written examination which is required for certification. Lecture attendance is mandatory to take the exam. Approved homeowners are not required to take the exam. The cost is $65.

Due to limited seating, all persons interested in attending the training program must preregister by contacting the ADEC office at 262-5210 ext. 223

UCIDA to hold annual meeting July 1

United Cook Inlet Drift Association will hold its 20th annual membership meeting from 1 to 5 p.m. July 1 at the Elks Club in Kenai.

Guest speakers include representatives from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Data Contractors, and Faegre and Benson. For more information, call Cindy Hall at 283-3600.

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