Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Publisher to speak at Kenai chamber lunch

Peninsula Clarion publisher Stan Pitlo will be the guest speaker at today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon, speaking about "Saving Main Street." The lunch is open to the public.

Pickle Hill Board of Directors to meet

The Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the KDLL studio at the Economic Development District building in Kenai. The public is always welcome to attend.

North peninsula chamber to hold meeting

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon meeting on Thursday at noon at the Lighthouse Inn. The speaker will be Barbara Seaman, executive director of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. For more information call 283-4202.

Peninsula Safe Kids plans car seat check-up

Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids will be hosting a Car Seat Check-up on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Glacier Pontiac Buick GMC, and on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Central Emergency Services in Soldotna.

Four out of five child car seats are used improperly. Stop by and have a free assessment done on your child's car seat. Find out about recalls, booster seats, forward and rear facing positions. For more information call 262-8129.

Visitors center features Native claims discussion

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's "Dena'ina Heritage Day" program will feature Rick Segura of the Kenai Native Association with a discussion about the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the creation of Native village and urban corporations. The program begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free.

The fourth annual summer exhibition of photography of the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild is on display through Sept. 8 at the Visitors Center, featuring 112 photos by 19 peninsula photographers. Vote for your favorite for the peoples' choice Best of Show Award. Museum admission is $3, and children are free.

Recreation area program features volcanoes

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area's summer program welcomes Ricky Gease, manager of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, for a presentation on volcanoes and glaciers and how they shaped the peninsula. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the interpretive center near site 15 at the Discovery Campground.

Tickets still available for United Way cruise

Tickets are still available for the United Way Kenai Fjords Fox Island Dinner Cruise on Saturday. Departure time is 6 p.m. from Seward. Dinner, entertainment and an auction will be held on Fox Island.

Tickets are $50 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Kenai Peninsula United Way. To purchase tickets, call the United Way office at 283-9500.

Beta Sigma Phi to hold celebration

The local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority will host a Beginning Day Celebration on Sunday at the Peninsula Steak House in Soldotna, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch. All members of the sorority are invited to join the celebration.

Also invited are members on leave, members at large, former members and women who have never been affiliated with Beta Sigma Phi but would like to find out more about the organization. For more information call JoAnne Martin at 283-9424.

'Once Upon The Kenai' manuscripts available

Manuscripts submitted for inclusion in "Once Upon The Kenai," the local history book first published in 1984 by the Kenai Historical Society, are available to the authors or family members who may be interested in having them back.

Call Virginia Poore, society president, at 283-7717 for further information.

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