Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 27, 2001

Interpretive Program slated today

The Summer Interpretive Program of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will hold a "Science on the Kenai" program with recreational guide Mike Adlan about the Kenai canoe trail system. The program will take place today from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

The Arts on the Kenai program will feature stained-glass artist Joyce Getchell on Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Dalby to speak at chamber luncheon

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. The guest speaker will be Ron Dalby, editor of Alaska Inc. Magazine. He will speak about the goals of the business.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Soup supper, auction tickets on sale

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold its fifth annual Soup Supper and Auction on Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited. All proceeds benefit the food bank.

For more information, call 262-3111.

Allergy Network meeting planned

The Peninsula Allergy Network will meet Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Soldotna, and the topic of discussion will be back to school issues.

Contact Deb Nyquist at 283-1683 or Ruth Lewis at 260-3320 for more information.

Conservation district meeting scheduled

The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 110 Trading Bay, suite 160 in Kenai. It meets every third Thursday of the month at the same time and place.

Conservation directory available

The 2001-02 Alaska Conservation Directory is available. The resource guide highlights conservation organizations and others who protect wild Alaska and promote sustainable communities.

The directory is available to nonprofit organizations for $10 and to businesses and agencies for $25. Send requests with check or Visa-Mastercard payment to Alaska Conservation Foundation, 411 West 5th Ave., Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501-2340.

Gay, lesbian group forms chapter

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) announces the foundation of a Kenai Peninsula chapter. The group meets monthly and provides support, information and advocacy for gay, lesbian and bisexual members of the community and their parents and friends

For information, support or to attend meetings, call 283-4678.

Monitoring committee meeting set

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) will meet Tuesday in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public. For agendas or more information, call the 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Blood donations needed

A low start to August blood donations is leading to a potential blood shortage in Alaska. The Blood Bank of Alaska is asking residents to roll up their sleeves and help them reach their goal of 2,000 pints of blood for August.

Type O negative blood is especially needed as it can be given to any patient, and O negative inventory is at an emergency level. For more information, contact the Blood Bank of Alaska in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna.

--Staff reports

Safe sitter classes offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will sponsor the next Safe Sitter classes Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class is scheduled while students have no school due to the two-day in-service.

The cost is $35 and preregistration is required. Registration forms are available at the front desk at the hospital. For more information, call staff development at 262-8172 or visit the Web site of

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