Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2002

Realtors to hold elections

The annual meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors will be held today at 9 a.m. at the Kenai Merit Inn. Elections will be held at this meeting. Cost is $5 with RSVP, $11 at the door. To RSVP, send a fax to 262-1821.

College to dedicate nature trail

The Kenai Peninsula College will dedicate the "Boyd Schafer Nature Trail" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the trail head. A reception will follow in the school commons. For more information, call 262-0320.

NAMI to hold meeting

A National Alliance for the Mentally Ill meeting will be held at Bridges in Soldotna at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Esther at 283-3138.

Blood drive to be held at Ninilchik fair

There will be a blood drive at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Blood donors are asked to drink plenty of liquids, avoid caffeine and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call the Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center at 260-5672.

Schools to have open house

Redoubt Elementary School will hold a back to school open house Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. This will be a chance to meet teachers, visit classrooms, pick up supply lists and bus schedules and get ready for school to start.

Mountain View Elementary School will hold a open house Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Caregiver meetings scheduled

The Family Caregivers Outreach and Support Program will hold its monthly care-giver meetings Wednesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 23 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center at 1 and 7 p.m. and Aug. 28 at Tyotkas Elder Center, 1104 Mission Ave. in Kenai, at a time to be announced. For more information, call Chrystal Gomez at 262-2322.

Boys and Girls Club switches modes

The last day for the Boys and Girls Club's Summer Program in Kenai will be Tuesday. The Kenai clubhouse will be closed Wednesday through Sept. 4.

The Boys and Girls Club after school program will resume Sept. 3. The after school program is open to children age 6 (in first grade) through 18, Monday through Friday, after school until 6 p.m. The membership fee is $20 per year for each child.

For more information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula, call 283-2682.

Farmers' market continues Saturday

The Kenai Peninsula Farmers' Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Marydale Avenue, in the parking lot by the King Salmon Restaurant in Soldotna.

Locally grown produce, berries, homemade jams and jellies, and Alaska-made crafts are featured. WIC coupons are accepted.

Gov. Tony Knowles has issued an executive proclamation declaring this week "Farmers' Market Week."

"Farmers' markets have long been an essential part of Alaska's agricultural industry," said Knowles in his proclamation. "Since the earliest days of food production in the state, Alaskans have enjoyed the experience of buying fresh meat and produce at these markets."

The peninsula farmers' market is scheduled to continue each Saturday through Sept. 21.

KPC to hold registration and barbecue

General public walk-in registration for Kenai Peninsula College's fall 2002 semester will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23. KPC will have a community barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23.

Outdoor club meets at new time

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club now meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Petroleum Club, attached to the Kenai Merit Inn. For more information, call Mike Bills at 283-3856 or Steve Ford at 283-4132.

WRCC offers aid, volunteer opportunities

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center has free clothing for infants, children, women and men. All clothing is received on a donation basis from community members. The Clothes Closet is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to make a donation, call Barbara at 283-9479.

The WRCC also is inviting community members to help end violence by volunteering their time at the shelter, transitional living center or nutrition and child care programs.

For more information, call June at 283-1946 or drop by the WRCC and pick up a volunteer application.

Other volunteer opportunities include the Radiothon on Sept. 9.

Primary election coming up

The Alaska Primary Election will be held Aug. 27. In Kenai, there will be three polling sites for the three districts. Kenai precinct No. 1, district 33/710, will vote at the Kenai Mall; Kenai precinct No. 2, district 33/720, will vote at the old state court building; and Kenai precinct No. 3, district 33/720, will vote at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The Aug. 28 date listed in the city of Kenai's summer newsletter was incorrect.

Toastmasters meeting scheduled

People interested in improving their public speaking and leadership skills are invited to join Toastmasters. There will be a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Soldotna Middle School Library.

Those attending do not have to commit to anything at this meeting. Organizers are checking out the level of interest and looking for suggestions for a regular meeting time.

For more information about Toastmasters, check out the Web site at Interested people also can contact Gretchen Hundertmark at 262-1907 or Rosie Reeder with Community Schools at 262-6768.

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