Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005

Child protection to be discussed

The Ninilchik Traditional Council will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Ninilchik Traditional Council substance building across from the school. The topics will be the child protection system in the state of Alaska, introducing the community to agencies involved in child protection, clarifying roles, functions and responsibilities of these agencies and explaining the interrelation of the agencies. The public is encouraged to attend.

Flag football registration set

The Boys and Girls Club will begin registration for flag football from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday at the club. Children in grades four through eight are eligible to participate. For more information, call 283-2682.

Internet class offered

A beginning Internet class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Kenai Community Library. The topics will be e-mail basics, how to set up a free e-mail account, send and receive messages and how to attach files to e-mail messages. There is no fee. For more information or to register, call 283-4278.

Garage sale fund-raiser slated

The Kasilof Community Church will hold its annual garage sale fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the church on the corner of Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway. For more information, call 262-4260.

Vendors, bands wanted for festival

The North Road Summer Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Crafters, food vendors and bands are wanted for the event. Space is available in the parking lot and inside the center for vendors and in the garden for bands. The space fee is $10 in the parking lot and $15 inside the building. There is no fee for bands. For more information, call 776-7654.

Women's run seeks volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to staff water tables, serve lunch and for safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers will need to take a short flagging course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

KPFA meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday at the the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The schedule of events will be: from 3 to 5 p.m. speakers; 5 to 6 :30 p.m. potluck; and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. business meeting and election of officers. For more information , call Chris at 262-2492.

Food bank seeking volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking community members to volunteer in the soup kitchen, sort vegetables in the warehouse, enter computer data or clean bathrooms.

Volunteers also are needed for the annual soup supper and auction planned for Aug. 26 at Kenai Landing. For more information, call Catherine DeLacee or Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

CES seeks volunteers

Central Emergency Service is seeking firefighter and emergency medical services volunteers for its Firefighter One Academy beginning Sept. 1. Recruits also are needed from the Kasilof and Funny River areas. Participants must be 18 to apply. For more information or to pick up an application, stop by CES Station One on the corner of South Binkley and the Sterling Highway.

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