Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Senator speaks at chamber lunch

Sen. Jerry Ward will give a legislative update today at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon. The meeting will be held at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.

WRCC holds board meeting

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting today at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend at WRCC in Kenai.

Fund-raiser for transplant patient set

There will be a spaghetti feed and fund-raiser, including a Chinese auction, for Kelcee Bass Bittick at 6 p.m. Saturday at Goodnight Out, next to Dairy Queen in Soldotna. The cost is $6. Kelcee is 11 and in need of a heart transplant. On Aug. 2 she is leaving for tissue sample work. To donate funds, send them to Kelcee Bass Bittick, Box 2145, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call 283-6634.

Airport blood drive planned

Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will be hosting a blood drive at the Kenai Municipal Airport today and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 260-5672.

Extension service holds free testing

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure-canner dial gauges today and every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its office in the Doors and Windows building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Stories to be told

Toddler story hour at the Kenai Community Library will be held at 11 a.m. today.

SoHi grad offers send-off recital

Daniel Houglum, a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School and son of Tom and Linda Houglum, will give a piano recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. A student of Maria Allison, he will perform works by several composers and finish with some of his own compositions, before leaving for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where he will continue concentrating on the piano.

For more information, call 262-7578.

Annual bazaar and barbecue scheduled

Soldotna Senior Center's Summer Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The center will also hold its Progress Days barbecue in the parking lot on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Youth art workshops offered

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents two Summer Art Workshops for youth Saturday. Mixed media for ages 5 to 9 will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Drawing and Painting for ages 10 to 15 is offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There is a $10 materials fee. To reserve space, call the center at 283-1991.

Developmental classes slated

HANDLE of Homer is offering a class in Seeing Yourself and Others Through New Eyes will be offered Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Aug. 11 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A HANDLE internship will be offered beginning Aug. 15.

For more information, call (907) 235-6226.

Tagged salmon should be turned in

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has tagged red salmon migrating to upper Cook Inlet. Each salmon has a small, one-inch long orange dart attached to the back. Commercial fishermen who catch tagged red salmon are asked to deliver the fish with the rest of their catch. Processing plants that find tagged red salmon are asked to retain the head and dart, and to call Mark Willette at 262-9368.

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