Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002

NAMI to hold meeting

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Kenai-Soldotna Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. today at Bridges, across from William's Express station in Soldotna. For more information, call Esther at 283-3138 or Scharlott at 335-0025.

Chamber to hold luncheon

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its luncheon at noon today at the Riverside House. The speakers will be Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley and Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, in a candidate debate for borough mayor. For more information, contact the chamber at 262-9814.

Food bank to hold meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is holding its board meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the food bank on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The food bank is seeking to expand its current board of directors. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-3111.

Educator ice-cream social planned

There will be an ice-cream social from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center, along with the cash drawing, for educators. There will be a $200 drawing held for all Kenai Peninsula public educators assigned to a classroom from kindergarten through college. The funds are made available to support classroom projects, field trips and activities involving families. The social is sponsored by the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter.

Men's dart league starting

The Dart Players Men's League is starting. The team roster sign-up is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at BJ's Lounge. For more information, call Sherman at 283-7878.

CES board meeting planned

The monthly board of directors meeting for the Central Emergency Services Area will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Station 3, 35202 Sterling Highway. Regular agenda items and reports will be discussed.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call Chief Jeff Tucker at 262-4792.

Hospice offers grief support

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin the fall 2002 session of the Healing Heart's grief support program for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. There is no charge to participate. It is a closed group meeting for nine weeks and led by trained hospice volunteers. Registration is required to join the group, which will begin its meetings Sept. 18.

In addition, hospice conducts a regular monthly Circle of Friends grief support group and a program for bereaved youth. For more information or to register, call Sue Bezilla at 262-0453.

ADI to hold outreach with fishing harvesters

Representatives of the Alaska Division of Investments will be on the Kenai Peninsula doing outreach work with commercial fishing harvesters. The outreach will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Homer City Council Chambers and from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Cook Inlet Aquaculture building.

Appointments are not necessary, but bring copies of 2001 income tax returns and 2002 fish statements to discuss or submit an extension application. For more information, contact Division of Investments at (800) 478-5626 or (907) 269-8150.

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