Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2000

Visitors center features lynx, scrimshaw

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's "Science on the Kenai" program welcomes Charles Quorre, from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, who will give a presentation on lynx populations in the refuge, at 3 p.m. Monday.

On Wednesday the "Artists on the Kenai" program will feature Bill Deal with a hands-on demonstration of scrimshaw, the technique of etching and ink staining on ivory, starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free for both programs.

Center features sales gallery, walking tours

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is having its summer sales gallery. Original art can be purchased every Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is home to the Peninsula Art Guild, the Kenai Potters Guild and Kenai's Association of Native Artists, all of whom are featured until August 25.

Walking tours of Old Town Kenai, featuring many historical sites, are held every Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., hosted by the center's gallery manager, Richard Flood. The tour begins at the visitors center and ends at the Fine Arts Center. Cost is $5.

Crohn's and colitis group to meet

The Crohn's and colitis support group will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Peninsula General Hospital's Family Recovery Building room 2. For further information call Carissa at 283-2071.

Progress Days vendor spaces still available

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has vendor spaces available for its upcoming Progress Days celebration, which will be held on Saturday. Vendor sites will be located at he Peninsula Center Mall. Contracts are available at the chamber office or call 262-9814 for more information.

Safety classes for baby sitters available

Safe Sitter Classes, a 13-hour, two-day medically oriented instructional program designed to train young persons age 11 to 13 how to be safe baby sitters, will be held on Monday and Tuesday at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

The program teaches baby sitters how to handle major and minor medical emergencies and proper child-care skills. Another class will be held August 10 and 11. Cost for the program is $35, which includes all materials. Contact Jenna Vincent at 262-4404 ext. 250 to sign up or for further information.

Fish and Game holds hunter ed classes

Hunter education classes will be available through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Monday, Wednesday, July 24, 26 and 27. Classes are held at Soldotna High School from 3 to 6 p.m. for 8th- through 12th-grade students (1999-2000 school year) with a minimum of 15, maximum of 30 per class.

The cost is $5, which includes a snack. Registration will be at Soldotna Middle School Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fish and Game reminds hunters that beginning in 2002, all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986, must possess hunter education certificates to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20.

Football camp starts this week

Kenai Peninsula Football Camp 2000 will begin this week with two sessions -- Monday through Friday for grades 4 to 9, and July 24 to 28 for grades 9 to 12. It will be held at Soldotna High School. The cost is $60, or $95 for ninth graders who want to attend both camps.

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