Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2001

Find the right volunteering work

Volunteering is an opportunity to become a valued member of the community. Make a difference in a child's life, gain valuable office skills or share your special talent. The International Year of Volunteers Committee has published a volunteer directory for the Kenai-Soldotna area. In it you can find the volunteer position you have been looking for.

For your copy of the directory, call Emily Aley at 283-9479, Allen Auxier at 283-8433 or Jennifer Beckman at 262-8900.

Drug and alcohol abuse council to meet

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the Kenai administrative office at 130 Trading Bay, Ste. 320 in Kenai. For more information, call 283-9891 ext. 204 or ext. 201.

Chamber panel to address state of visitor industry

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon will be Wednesday at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Al Parrish, vice president of Holland America, will speak about "The state of the visitor industry since the events of Sept. 11." For more information, call 283-7989.

Nikiski Fire Service Area board meeting moved

The Nikiski Fire Service Area Board of Directors Meeting has been changed from Wednesday to Thursday. The meeting will be held at Station No. 1 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Chief Harris at 283-4202.

Chamber meeting location moved

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has changed their meeting location. The NPCC weekly luncheons will now be held at North Kenai Baptist Church across from Dukowitz's Machine, Inc. starting at noon Thursday. The speaker will be Kay Cashman, Petroleum News. The public is welcome to attend and see our new location.

Open house slated for new Chamber

The public is invited to the open house of the new Kachemak Bay Visitor and Business Resource Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The center is the new administration offices for the Homer Chamber of Commerce, hosts the Small Business Development Center and is the new Homer Visitor Information Center. The center is located at 201 Sterling Highway.

A special feature of the center is the Founder's Floor, an eight foot circular stained glass floor insert with scenes depicting life in Homer.

The Founders Floor was designed as both a way to depict the remarkable artist industry in the community and as a fund-raiser for the center.

The open house will give the community a chance to tour the new center, learn more about the Chamber of Commerce and the services the center can offer the business clientele of Homer. Coffee, cookies and punch will be served. for more information, contact the Chamber at 235-7740. The open house is free and open to the public.

RC&D meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development District will hold their monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at 110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 160, in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, call 283-7493 ext. 106.

Healthy Communities meeting to be held

The Healthy Communities/Healthy People Steering Committee regular monthly meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bridges Building at 145, Kasilof Street in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3800.

Family, community folk dances resume

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host the first family and community folk dance of the 2001-02 season starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. This special season kick-off will feature Anchorage caller Jim Haack and live music by The Contra BanD. Homemade goodies and instruction will be available.

All ages, with or without partners, are invited to these healthy, smoke- and alcohol-free get-togethers. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes. Admission will be $5 per person, with those younger than 16 free if accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 283-9227.

Soldotna Community School brochures mailed out

The Soldotna Community School brochures will be in the mail to the 99669 zip code box holders, general delivery and city routes the first few days of October. Brochures will also be available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries.

Classes will begin Wednesday.

Mail-in registration will be ongoing and must be received by Friday. In-person registration is scheduled for Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Soldotna Middle School, 426 W. Redoubt Ave., in Soldotna.

The registration form included in the brochure is not the correct form. You can pick up a corrected form at the Soldotna and Kenai libraries or simply send the required registration information, i.e., your name, home and work phone, class title, date, etc., attaching the class fee, and mail them to Soldotna Community Schools, 426 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669 or, if you need more information, call 262-6768.

Community Schools is sorry for any confusion the registration form error might have caused.

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