Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 19, 2002

Talent show planned

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club will hold a talent show from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Admission is $1. For more information, call Crystal or Shauna at 283-2682.

High School plans back to school events

Kenai Central High School will host a freshman night for all incoming ninth-graders tonight from 6:45 to 9 at the school. Students will meet the administration, class sponsors, class officers and student council as well as select their lockers. Information on clubs and activities also will be available.

The high school also will host a "Meet the Principal" night Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 in the library. The public is invited to stop by and meet the new administrators and their families.

Gubernatorial candidates to meet at chamber

There will be a "meet the candidates" forum at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Wednesday with Alaska gubernatorial candidates Nels Anderson Jr., Desa Jacobsen, John Glotfelty, Frank Murkowski, Wayne Ross and Fran Ulmer. Judge Charles Cranston will be the moderator. To accommodate public attendance, the lunch will be held at the Diamond Rose and will be catered by Paradisos. Admission is $10.50.

Toastmasters seek public interest

Toastmasters will host an informative meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Soldotna Middle School library for anyone interested in learning more about the organization. No commitment is required at this meeting. For more information about Toastmasters, visit or call Gretchen Hundertmark at 262-1907 or Rosie Reeder at 262-6768.

Area business owner to speak at workshop

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop title "Unlocking the Door to Business Planning: A Planning Model," from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Red Diamond Center, suite 16. Connie Gatling, owner of Mail Boxes Etc., will be the featured speaker. Cost is $15.

For more information or to register, call Lou at 262-7497.

Host families sought

Cultural Homestay International is in need of host families for exchange students this fall. Each student will have their own spending money, full medical coverage and ongoing support through the organization. For more information, call Maria Bayne at (800) 210-6080.

Kenai chamber looking for volunteers

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is in need of residents willing to volunteer at the "Hooked on the Kenai Headwaters" display at the Kenai Municipal Airport. Anyone interested in applying to be an flight greeter is asked to call the chamber at 283-7989.

Soroptimist selling discount cards

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards that can be used at many Kenai Peninsula businesses. Each card is $10 and all money will be used to help fund the annual women's conference and other projects, including scholarships. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253, Marita Parks at 262-5384.

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