Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Chamber to hold luncheon

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon is at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. It is $10.50 inclusive. The luncheon is open to the public. There will be a discussion about the Borough Proposition No. 4 Sales Tax Initiative. For more information, call 283-7989.

Women's center to hold meeting

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at WRCC, 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. For more information, call Laurie at 283-9479.

CPGH to hold meeting

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold its board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Iliamna room at CPGH. The general public is invited to attend. For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-8129.

Domestic violence education to be offered

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will start a 13-week domestic violence education and support group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday. The groups will define domestic violence, its effects on children, the cycle of abuse, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, safety planning and other related topics. There is a $5 fee for each session, but scholarships are available. For more information, call 283-9479.

Junior Archery to hold meetings

Junior Olympic Archery Development will start its winter meeting times. Advanced archers will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. and intermediate archers from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at John's Bow Shop.

Beginning archers with no prior archery experience will meet Friday afternoons. There will be two classes with eight students per class. Sign up while there are still openings. Call John's Bow Shop for the Friday times at 260-4957. For more information, call Mary Kennedy at 776-8328.

Seniors to hold benefit dinner

The Sterling Senior Citizens Center will host a United Way benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. The cost for the dinner is $8.

Chamber to hold festival

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a Hooked on Kenai Wild! Festival. There will be hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer tasting and an auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Diamond Rose. Tickets are $35 each. The raffle will have 500 tickets available; participants need not be present to win. Three winners will receive either a seven-day Caribbean or Alaska cruise for two, a trip to Hawaii for two, or $500 cash. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, call 283-7989.

Forum to have motivational speaker

October is Disability Awareness Month. Renowned artist and motivational speaker Sabine Becker-Demoltie will be the special guest at a disability awareness forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Peninsula Job Center, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 2. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Seating is limited. The forum is sponsored by the Department of Labor Work Incentive Grant. For information or registration, contact Loretta Spalding at (907) 283-0371 or (800) 478-3136.

College seeks representatives

The Kenai Peninsula College is looking for several energetic individuals to serve on the KPC College Council. The council serves a public advisory role for the college and seeks to have representation from all sectors of the community.

For consideration for these positions, send a letter of interest and a resume to Kenai Peninsula College, Director's Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669 prior to Oct. 4. For more information, call Mary Rainwater at 262-0336.

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