Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2000

Totem Tracers to hold meeting

The Kenai Totem Tracers will hold its monthly meeting tonight in the conference room at the Kenai Community Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The society will be discussing surnames, focusing on spelling deviations, ethnic backgrounds, genealogy leads based on surnames and surname breakthroughs. The meeting is open to the public.

Chamber board of directors to meet

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a board of directors meeting at noon Friday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center with a brown bag lunch.

Shamanic Journey workshop coming

The World Tree Foundation will sponsor a workshop on "The Shamanic Journey; Power and Healing" on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by Debra Chesnut, faculty member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. The workshop will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Cost is $150.

For more information, contact the World Tree Foundation at (907) 566-6246 e-mail, or Wesley Drown at 262-9548.

Fish and Game to hold hunter education class

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct a basic hunter education class beginning Monday and continuing through Friday.

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 person. 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, 262-9368.

Volunteers needed for Courtwatch

Courtwatch is looking for a few good volunteers to take part in its training program, which will begin Sept. 18 in Kenai. Courtwatch makes observations regarding the skills and behaviors of the participants in the courtroom.

Courtwatch also records observations concerning the way the court system affects the lay people who enter it. For more information, call (907) 278-0989.

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