Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Burning permit suspension lifted

The Kenai area of Alaska State Forestry has lifted the burning permit suspension for areas south of Diamond Ridge Road, Diamond Gulch and Skyline Drive, including East End Road. Only permitted hand piles will be allowed.

The city of Homer also is allowing burning with a permit. Individuals must call in each day to the phone number listed on the permit before lighting a fire. Burning is not allowed during windy conditions. For more information, call Sharon Roesch at 260-4222.

Kenai chamber luncheon today

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host the candidates for state representative for District 33 with moderator Judge Charles Cranston today at noon at Paradisos Restaurant. The luncheon is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

Learning center program continues today

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska's Summer 2002 program continues today with "Wacky Wednesdays." A variety of space science topics will be covered, offered for third-graders through adults from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or two for $40. For more information, call 283-2000.

Visitors center presenting photographer

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center Summer Interpretive program presents photographer William Heath with a digital photography program from 3 to 4 p.m. today. For more information, call 283-1991.

Habitat for Humanity to share experiences

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity's Global Village work team and Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai are hosting a supper and discussion today at 6 p.m. Participants on the Global Village work team will discuss their various experiences working with habitat around the world, including Africa, South and Central America and the Pacific Islands.

The event will be at the Catholic church on Spruce Street in Kenai. For more information, call Elizabeth Scarlett at 262-1567 or Susan Hatch at 283-5122.

Theater performance begins tonight

Pier One Theatre's production of "Nunsense" begins today and runs through Sunday. Tonight, Thursday and Sunday have 7:30 p.m. start times, while Friday and Saturday's shows begin at 8:15 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 235-7333.

Blood bank cancels drive

The Blood Bank of Alaska-Kenai Peninsula Center has canceled Saturday's blood drive at the Cottonwood Country Club. The center will be open today and Wednesday at Tesoro from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday at the office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cooper Landing to sponsor pancake feed

The Cooper Landing Community Club will sponsor a pancake feed Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6 per person.

Boot camps to be offered

Outdoor Fitness Training Boot Camps will hold a class on the Kenai Peninsula for anyone looking to get in shape. The four-week session starts Monday at 6 a.m. at the Skyview High School track. For more information, call 283-3954.

Girls' basketball camp planned

The Boys and Girls Club is sponsoring a Gym Rats Girls Basketball Camp with Molly Tuter for incoming third- through 12th-grade girls, Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at Kenai Middle School. For more information, call 283-2682.

DEC warns of PSP danger in crabs

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a warning against eating the innards of crabs harvested around Kodiak Island, the Alaska Peninsula south of Cape Kumlik and Bairdi Tanner crabs from the Bering Sea. Consuming guts can lead to paralytic shell fish poisoning. For more information, call Mike Ostasz at the Division of Environmental Healthy in Anchorage at (907) 269-7638 or visit

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