Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Russian River ferry closed

Due to high water levels and concern for visitor safety, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has closed the Russian River Ferry effective immediately. The parking lot will remain open, as will the boat launch access area. For more information, call 262-7021.

Workshop planned for today

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop entitled "Quick Marketing on a Shoe String" today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16, in Soldotna. Registration is $15. For more information, call 262-7497.

Chamber luncheon today

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will feature Jim Kuhnsman of Parents Inc. today at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.

WRCC annual meeting today

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its annual meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at the WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

Salmon panel planned

There will be a discussion by a panel of experts from the U.S. seafood trade Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call (800) 478-2903.

Celebrate the Fourth in Homer

The American Legion Auxiliary will host its 18th annual July 4 carnival in Homer at the American Legion building at Mile 2.5 East End Road from noon to 4 p.m. There will be food and games for all ages.

Swimming lessons scheduled

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is now taking registration for its summer swimming lessons. Classes are held Monday through Friday at a cost of $40 for 10 lessons. Sessions begin July 2, 26 and 30. Space is limited. To register, call 262-7419.

Emergency test planned

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management will conduct its monthly siren test July 5 at noon. For more information, call 262-4910.

Benefit to be held

There will be a Chinese auction benefit for Shala Todd at the Duck Inn on July 14 at 6 p.m. Cash donations can be made at Alaska Credit Union under Judith Moss, No. 261368. Todd, a 26-year-old Skyview graduate, was in Japan teaching English as a second language when she was in a car accident. Todd is now in a coma and needs funds for health care. For more information, call Debbie Barnett at 262-1849.

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