Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2001

Keeper to show appreciation at Splash Bash

The board, staff and members of Cook Inlet Keeper will show their appreciation to the water quality monitors, field assistants, volunteers and partnering organizations with the Cook Inlet Keeper fourth annual Splash Bash held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Lodge.

Special guest David Lynn Grimes will discuss the citizen movement toward a Prince William Soundkeeper and will perform Alaska folk music. For more information, call (907) 235-4068.

Ward to speak at Kenai chamber this week

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. The guest speaker will be Sen. Jerry Ward, who will present a legislative update.

For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

WRCC board to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center.

For more information, call Natalie at 283-9479.

Blood drive to be held in Kenai

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a Kenai Airport blood drive Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants are urged to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

Birding walk held along Kenai River

The Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a discussion of birding on the Kenai with Ken Marlow at 7 p.m. Thursday. Participants should meet at Morgan's Landing State Park Headquarter's overflow parking to the left of the entrance.

There is easy walking on the boardwalk and a variety of birds to view. The walk is free and open to the public. To register, call the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449.

Discussion, book signing planned in Kenai

Carol Sturgulewski, one of the writers of "Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul," will hold a discussion about the creation of the book Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. A book signing and sale will follow the discussion.

The book is a collection of 101 inspirational stories of different writers, many from Alaska. For more information, call the center at 283-1991.

Red Cross to offer classes

The American Red Cross will hold a community first aid and CPR class Saturday. The cost is $58.

Red Cross courses meet all OSHA and workplace requirements. Preregistration for the course is required. To register and for time and location details, call 262-4541.

Used book sale slate

The Soldotna Public Library will hold its annual used book sale as part of the Soldotna Progress Days celebration Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Many books are priced at 25 cents each including hardbacks, fiction, nonfiction, textbooks and children's books.

For more information, call the library at 262-4227.

Historical societies looking for various items

The Cooper Landing, Kenai and Soldotna historical societies are looking for old photos, journals, accounts, stories or diaries from the Kenai Peninsula. Anyone with material to share should bring it to the booth at the Soldotna Creek Celebration on Sunday, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Creek Park.

For more information, call Robert at the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449.

Children's movement class planned

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for the third Music and Movement class held for children ages 3 to 5. The class will begin July 30 and meet Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and noon.

The 12-week class will combine dance, movements and tumbling with the use of props and toys, such as balls, bean bags and scarves, under the instruction of Lauralee Smart. The cost of the class is $46, plus a $10 Boys and Girls Club Junior Membership for new participants. Scholarships are available upon request.

For more information, call Kim Lee at the club at 283-2682.

Class reunion slated

Class members from the Kenai Central High School class of 1971 will hold a reunion Aug. 10 and 11. Planners need help and are looking for ideas, addresses and memorabilia from the students. To help out or for more information, call Joan Isaac Corr at 262-9681.

Immunizations held in Homer

Back to school immunization clinics will be held at the Homer Public Health Center Aug. 13 and 14 and Aug. 20 through 24 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Also, the Public Health Nurse will be in Ninilchik Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the center in Homer at (907) 235-8857.

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