Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kiser to perform

Today at 7:30 p.m. Richard Kiser will perform at North Kenai Chapel at Mile 29 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Kiser was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The community is invited to bring a dish and join in a share-a-dish at 6:30 p.m. and Kiser will begin performing at 7:30 p.m.

South Africa to be discussed

On July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Nikko Gardens, the Kenai River Rotary Club will feature Zabantu Ngcobo, a counsellor political at the South African Embassy in Jakarta.

Ngcobo will speak on the future of South Africa and sharing her experiences. For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-9630.

Divorce, custody workshop slated

The Alaska Legal Services Corporation will sponsor a free Family Law Clinic in Kenai on Aug. 4. The clinic will be held at the courthouse's Jury Selection Room at 125 Trading Bay Drive from 6 to 9 p.m.

The clinic is designed to teach people how to start a divorce or custody case. The attorney teaching the class will lecture on divorce and custody laws and will provide forms from the Alaska Court System for filing a case. For questions, call Jill Mobley at 907-222-4521.

Cyclists sought

On Sept. 11 and 12 the Bike MS 2010 "From Hope to a Cure Ride", a fundraiser that supports multiple sclerosis research as well as services and programs for local people living with the disease, will be held.

The ride will follow a 150-mile, out-and-back course between Hope and Seward along the Seward Highway. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, hosts the event. To register or get more information, visit or call 1-800-344-4867.

Senior center events announced

* The Sterling Senior Center will hold a steak dinner Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. A choice of Rib Eye or New York Steak will be served, with a baked potato, green beans or carrots, tossed salad, rolls, a fruit cup and a beverage.

Cost of the dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-10 years old. (Under 3 there is no charge). As seating is limited, phone 262-6808 for reservations, or sign up at the center's front desk.

* The center is selling tickets for its annual "Kenai River Sockeye SalmonCount" Classic. Tickets are $2 each; guess the total number of Sockeye Salmon that cross the ADF&G fish counter as of Aug. 8. The deadline for ticket entries is July 30, no later than 5 p.m. Winners will be announced Aug. 21 at the center. You do not need to be present to win. Closest guess wins 75 percent, second closest guess gets 15 percent and the third is awarded 10 percent of half of the total ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the center. Call 262-6808 for more information.

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