Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003

KVCC celebrates arts on the Kenai

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will hold a demonstration in seascape and bird painting in acrylic at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the center. Shirley Lennox, member of the International Society of Marine Painters, will instruct. There is no fee. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

Blood donation earns dinner discount

The Blood Bank of Alaska and Don Jose's in Soldotna have teamed up to increase blood donations this month. Donors can receive 50 percent off a second dinner with proof of donation. Also, on Thursday, a drawing for a free special dinner for two will take place for those who have donated. For more information, call 260-5672.

Deadline for Native veterans representatives set

The deadline for personal representatives of eligible deceased Alaskan Native Veterans to file proof of appointment is Thursday at the Bureau of Land Management.

The Alaska Native Veterans Allotment Act allows personal representatives to apply on behalf of the deceased. The individual must be appointed the personal representative of the estate by the proper court and must be filed with BLM. The BLM will reject allotment applications that do not have proper proof on file.

Proof of appointment should be sent to BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W. 7th Ave., No. 13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7599. For more information, call (907) 271-3216.

Builders host member appreciation picnic

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will host its annual member appreciation picnic at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Creek Park. All members and their families are invited to attend. There is no fee. Food, games and prizes will be provided. For more information, call Cindy at 283-8071.

Soroptimists hold benefit for cancer fund

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Power wheelchairs available

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power wheelchairs to senior citizens age 65 and older, as well as qualifying individuals who are permanently disabled. The wheelchairs are designed for those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. For more information, call (800) 246-6100.

Square dancers plan events

The Peninsula Promenaders Square Dance Club will dance at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 23 at North Star Dance Studio, Mile 88.3 of the Sterling Highway. For more information, call Dudley at 260-2691, Betty at 262-9387 or Don at 776-8781.

Cooper Landing library to host auction

The Cooper Landing library will host an arts and crafts auction Aug. 9 at the Cooper Landing Community Club. The silent auction will be at 6:30 p.m., and bidding for the regular auction begins at 7 p.m. Many homemade items, including quilts, tablerunners and carvings, will be available for purchase. Funds raised will go toward the new addition to the library. For more information, call (907) 595-1247 or (907) 595-1431.

Boy Scout leaders plan gathering

The Tustumena Scouting District has planned a fall barbecue from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Johnson Lake group picnic area. All leaders in the Tustumena district area, including cubs, boy scouts, explorers, ventures and committee chairs are invited. Attendees are asked to bring their own meat; the district will provide the rest.

Participants will receive their 2003-04 program materials. For more information, call Rick Wride at 398-9747 or leave a message at 283-1699.

Redoubt schedules back-to-school open house

Redoubt Elementary School will host a back-to-school open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the school. Students and their families are invited to meet their teachers and the new principal. Students also can tour their classrooms and the school.

Bus schedules, school lunch and supply information will be available. School T-shirts will be on sale for children and adults.

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