Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2000

Captain Cook program features whales

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area's summer program welcomes Jim Wisher of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office of law enforcement, who will do a presentation on "Whales and the Law." He will talk about whales and what whale treasures found on the beach can be legally kept. The program will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the interpretive center near site 15 in the Discovery Campground.

Peak Oilfield Service plans benefit dinner

Peak Oilfield Service will hold a benefit dinner and Chinese auction for Pat Oyler starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Place Bar and Motel. Pat has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time and will be receiving radiation treatments in Anchorage for five weeks. Peak is soliciting assistance from the community on Pat's behalf. For those who wish to donate, an account has been set up at NBA designated as the "Pat Oyler Cancer Fund." For more information, call 776-4030.

Eagles to hold Hawaiian luau

Kenai Eagles aerie No. 3525 will hold a Hawaiian luau on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles lodge, 5765 Spur Highway. Authentic Hawaiian food will be cooked by chef Akio, and dancing will follow dinner. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 283-4938.

Skyline hike offers majestic view of the peninsula

The Peninsula Outdoor Club is inviting hikers to join them for a trek up Skyline Trail on Wednesday. Anyone interested should bring comfortable hiking or tennis shoes, water and a windbreaker to the Fred Meyer coffee shop at 6 p.m. Call Marcia at 260-4078 for details.

School board meeting moved

Monday's meetings of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will be moved to Soldotna High School because of the primary election activities at the borough building.

Work sessions, which are open to public observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the school library. Topics are pending legislative issues, an update on the hiring situation, the Alaska High School Qualifying Exam results, school climate and goals of the Alaska Association of School Boards.

The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the school's theater. The agenda includes enrollment projections, pay schedules for substitute and temporary teachers and changes in the policy for permitting students to use the Internet at school.

Berry picking and bird watching planned

The Friends of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a Skyline Trail sandhill crane spotting and berry picking nature hike on Aug. 26. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Visitor's Center on Ski Hill Road to car pool or at 10 a.m. at the Skyline trailhead at mile 61 on the Sterling Highway. Bring binoculars, bird and plant books, berry bags, water and lunch.

For more information, contact Amy George at 260-6163 or 262-7021 or Maria Sweppy at 262-5591.

Fish and Game offers hunter education class

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a basic hunter education class from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. The classes are three hours per night for all five nights, plus an additional three hours at the rifle range. The total cost is $3 per participant. Beginning Aug. 1, 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1,1986, must possess hunter education certification to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20. To sign up or for more information, call Larry Lewis at Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Kenai Peninsula United Way offers cruise

The Kenai Peninsula United Way invites the public to participate in the annual Kenai Fjords Fox Island Dinner Cruise, departing at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $50, which includes an evening cruise, dinner and entertainment. A silent outcry auction also will be held, with all proceeds benefiting the Kenai Peninsula United Way. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Evy Gebhardt at 283-9500.

'KCHS Little Cheerleaders' clinic set for Saturday.

There will be a "KCHS Little Cheerleaders" day clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the the Boys and Girls Club gym in Kenai. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The clinic is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $25 per child and includes a T-shirt, cheer brochure, rooter pompon, lunch and certificate of participation.

All participants will perform during the half-time of the varsity football game on Aug. 25 at Kenai Central High School

For more information, call Jen Rosin at 260-3192.

Burn permit suspension lifted for small piles

The Kenai/Kodiak Area office of the Alaska Division of Forestry is allowing individuals to activate their burn permits for small piles. Burning must adhere strictly to the terms and conditions listed on the permit. The fire must be reported to the call-in line on the permit for each day the fire is burning. For more information call 260-4222.

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