Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Free car seat checkup set for this week

Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids is hosting another car seat checkup today and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Central Emergency Services station in Soldotna. Four out of five child restraint seats are used improperly. The car seat checkup is an opportunity to have a free assessment on one's child-restraint system. Information on recalls, booster seats and forward and rear-facing seats also is available. For more information, call 262-8129.

Ceremony marks official opening of fishing area

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the handicap fishing area in Centennial Park at 3 p.m. today. Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster will officiate. It is open to the public.

Kenai book club set to meet tonight

The Kenai Community Library Book Club will hold its regular meeting at 7 tonight at Veronica's Coffee Shop. This month the group is discussing "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner.

Tax cap topic of Kenai chamber luncheon

Don Gilman, former Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting. Gilman will speak on the tax cap initiative.

The meeting begins at noon at Paradisos Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.

Center announces weekly programs

Wednesday's program on fish art scheduled at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has been canceled.

During Friday's "Dena'ina Heritage Day," Joe Girves from Kenai Peninsula College will discuss this summer's archaeology dig of a Riverine Kachemak site on the banks of the Kenai River. The program will begin at 3 p.m. There is no charge, and it is open to the public.

The fourth annual summer exhibition of photography by the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild is on display through Sept. 8 at the visitors center. The exhibit includes 112 photographs by 19 photographers. Those attending can vote for the People's Choice Best of Show Award. Admission is $3 for adults; children are free.

Seedlings available at state Forestry

The Alaska Tree Farm Committee has seedlings available at the State Forestry Building on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Sterling. Cost is three for $1 for Lutz spruce. Seedlings are 12-inches tall. For more information, call Al Peterson at 260-4221.

Kenai library to be closed for Labor Day

Kenai Community Library will be closed for Labor Day Saturday through Monday. The library will resume its regular hours at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

Health center to be closed Friday

The offices of the Kenai Public Health Center will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Frontier Community Services to hold contest

Frontier Community Services is sponsoring a poster contest to raise awareness on fetal alcohol syndrome. The contest is open to ages 13 to 17. A savings bond will be awarded for first, second and third place designs. Call Renie or Cindie at 262-3144 to obtain an entry form and contest rules. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 8.



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