Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2000

State chamber's 'summer seminar' begins today

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Summer Seminar runs today and Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

"The seminar will focus on two potential projects that would have a positive and significant impact on Alaska's economy: the national missile defense system and commercialization of Alaska North Slope gas," according to a press release from the chamber.

Events are scheduled to get under way this morning with the chamber's quarterly board meeting. This afternoon there will be a tour and "adult-sized" space mission at the Challenger Learning Center followed by a recpetion at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Featured topics at the Friday seminar will include Alaska's potential as a technology-based economy with Jamie Kenworthy of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation; Alaska's North Slope natural gas potential and Alaska's missile defense system.

The seminar will be followed by a tour of Phillips' liquefied natural gas plant in Nikiski.

Members of the peninsula chambers of commerce have been invited to join the state chamber board and membership in all events.

Teen Action Team meets today

The Teen Action Team will meet today at 5 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club office in Kenai. Any teens interested in helping design the new teen program are welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-2682.

Bird walk scheduled for today

The Kenai Watershed Forum presents a bird-watching walk with birder Ken Marlow today at 1 p.m. at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters. The walk is free and open to the public. The walk will be one to two hours long, and those attending should dress for the outdoors. For directions or questions, call 260-5449.

Fine Arts Center to hold workshop

A dye-painting workshop will be held at the Kenai Fine Arts Center today and Friday with nationally known instructor Ann Johnston. Johnston is the author of two books, "Color By Accident" and "Quilters Book of Design." Space is limited. Additional information and reservations are available by calling Betty at 283-4425 or Marilyn at 262-5817.

Public radio board meets tonight

The Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. today at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of downtown Kenai, on the Kenai Spur Highway.

The public is welcome to attend.

Counseling board meets today

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors meeting will be be at 5 p.m. today at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. The public is invited to attend.

Homestead museum open Tuesday through Saturday

The Soldotna Homestead Museum shows displays of how the early homesteaders lived, as well as beds of Alaska wildflowers and a wildlife display. The museum also has free cookbooks. The museum is maintained by the Soldotna Historical Society and is located on Kalifornsky Beach Road opposite the Peninsula Steak House. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Fishing group to meet Saturday

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. All setnet fishers, their families and crew members are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 262-2492.

Fireworks banned in borough

With the Fourth of July nearing, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that the sale and personal use of fireworks is forbidden in the borough, including areas within city limits.

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