Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2004

KPC to host community barbecue

The Kenai Peninsula College-Kenai River Campus will hold a welcome back barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. today on campus behind the Goodrich and McLane buildings along the bank of the Kenai River.

Planned activities include food, entertainment, a slide show and discussion by photography professor Jayne Jones on her recent trip to Italy and an opening reception in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery for artist Gary Mealor.

The new chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Elaine Maimon, will attend. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzie Kendrick at 262-0302.

CPGH to hold board meeting

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a board of directors meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in the Borealis conference room at the hospital. The public is invited. For a copy of the agenda, visit

Clam digging fund-raiser set

The Inn Between Bed and Breakfast will host a Chowder of Charity clam-digging competition from 8 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mile 3.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kasilof. A weigh-in, short awards presentation and bonfire clam bake will be held Sunday. The cost is $5. All proceeds will be donated to charity, and clams will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. A prize for the largest clam will be lodging for four people for two nights at the bed and breakfast. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information, call Barbara Schuerger at 335-2769.

'Try'-athalon planned

The Kenai Crewsers will hold a fun, fitness and fund-raiser 'try'-athalon at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bias Boat House on Mackey Lake Road. Rowing, biking and running will be the featured activities. There are two course options: A six-mile relay, which includes a two-mile row, two-mile run and two-mile bike, or a three-mile relay, which includes a one-mile row, one-mile run and a one-mile bike.

Participants may compete as a solo entry or as a relay team. For safety, designated rowers must be a member of a rowing club. Teams that need a rower will have one of the Kenai Crewsers assigned to their team. Teams will be placed in competition divisions based on age. The cost is $15 per person or $45 per team before Saturday or $20 per person or $50 per team on the day of the race. Day of race registration will be from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Sterling seniors hold fund-raiser

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a trash and treasure sale, as well as bake and book sales, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4 at the center. Table space still is available. For more information, call 262-6808 or 262-2943.

Blood donors needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in need of donors. Due to low donations and a high demand on blood supplies, the blood bank has less than a one-day supply of type A positive and B negative blood.

Type O negative blood, which can be given to any patient, regardless of blood type, also is at a less than one-day supply. For more information, call 260-5672.

WRCC in need of volunteers

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is in need of volunteers for building maintenance and the Clothes Closet.

On Sept. 10, volunteers are needed to help scrape loose paint from window sills, door frames and along the roof line of its building.

Volunteers are needed on a regular basis of a couple of hours a week to organize and clean the Clothes Closet at the main administrative building on Spruce Street. Volunteers would sort, fold and hang clothing items that have been donated by the public.

For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

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