Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2002

Speakers planned for chamber luncheon

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host speakers Rep. Ken Lancaster, borough mayor candidate, and Sue Diaz, with the American Legion. The luncheon will be held at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is welcome to attend.

Reception for art exhibition to be held

Chamber music and refreshments will accompany the closing reception for the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer-long art exhibition "Spirit of Alaska: The Inner Landscape." The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Flautist Sarah May Glaves and violinist Emily Grossman will perform during the event. The community is welcome.

Boys and Girls Club registering for basketball

The Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for its high school basketball league. The season runs Sept. 30 through Nov. 16. The registration deadline is Friday. People can register in person at the club from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday. Registrations also can be faxed or mailed in. For more information, call 283-2682.

Former airline worker to speak

Joanna Hollier will speak about when she worked for airlines to the Kenai Historical Society at its meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library.

Hollier worked for Cook Inlet Aviation, Cordova Airlines, Pacific Northern Airlines, Western Airlines and Wein Air Alaska from the early 1960s through 1984. She worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration from 1946 to 1951 but quit to raise three children.

The public is invited to all historical society meetings.

Positions open on advisory board

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board is seeking new board members willing to help advise the Department of Natural Resources on the management of the Kenai River. The advisory board will meet monthly September through May. Applications are due Monday. For more information or an application, call 262-5581.

Alzheimer's walk, workshops planned

South Peninsula Hospital, in conjunction with the Homer Senior Citizens Center and the Alzheimer's Association, is planning a week of informative workshops. They will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the senior center, starting Monday and ending Sept. 14 with the annual Amblin' for Alzheimer's Walk.

Historical society to hold membership meeting

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its semi-annual membership meeting called the Fall Fling. A brief meeting will be held, followed by guest speaker Dr. Calvin Fair, who will talk about early dentistry on the Kenai Peninsula.

Members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert. The board will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. The event will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Homestead Village and Museum on Centennial Road.

Blood drive scheduled

There will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kasilof Community Church. It is best if donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of caffeine-free fluids 24 hours prior to donating.

For more information, e-mail or call 262-7512.

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