Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Chamber to hold luncheon

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will discuss Ballot Measure 2 and the capitol move with Win Gruening. The luncheon is at noon today at Paradisos. The cost is $10.50 inclusive. It is open to the public.

Soroptimist International meeting set

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peninsula Christian Center at the corner of Farnsworth Boulevard and Coho Avenue in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-4889.

Shriners to hold benefit concerts

The Kenai-Soldotna Shrine Club will hold its 2002 annual benefit concerts featuring Hobo Jim, recording artist Michael Johnson and Katie Skrha at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will stay in Alaska to benefit local fraternal Shrine programs. Advanced tickets are available at Zumwalt's Music.

Doggie Dash planned for musher

There will be a 5-kilometer run on the Tsalteshi Trails for dogs and their humans at 10 a.m. Saturday. Humans without dogs are welcome, too. This will be a fund-raiser for Dee Dee Jonrowe, a longtime Alaska musher who is receiving breast cancer treatment. Bring leashes. Registration is at 9 a.m. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954.

Basketball association to meet

There will be a general membership meeting for the Kenai Peninsula Basketball Officials Association at 6 p.m. Monday at Skyview High School. Anyone interested in officiating basketball at the Boys and Girls Club, middle school or high school levels are welcome to attend. There is a fall basketball league starting and the association is looking for interested people. For more information, call Mike at 262-6422.

Council to hold meeting

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a meeting. The topic will be the Nikiski traffic study grant. It will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. All residents of the north peninsula are invited. For more information, call 776-3257.

College seeks representatives

Kenai Peninsula College is looking for several energetic individuals to serve on the KPC 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 a position, send a letter of interest and a resume by Friday to Kenai Peninsula College, Director's Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call Mary Rainwater at 262-0336.

Fair association potluck, meeting set

The Ninilchik Fair Association will hold its annual meeting and potluck at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Bring ideas for for the "Biggest Little Fair in Alaska."

The association is looking for a new board member. People interested must be 18 or older and want to be involved in putting on the fair. For more information, call (907) 567-3670. The potluck and meeting are open to the public.

United Way chairs to host reception

The public is invited to join in a free community reception hosted by 2002 United Way Homer area chairs Gary Thomas and Mark Kelsey from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. There will be entertainment, door prizes and dessert, as well as information on the Kenai Peninsula United Way. For more information, call 283-9500.

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