Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 08, 2004

Pie auction fund-raiser slated

The 10th annual Soldotna Chamber of Commerce pie auction will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Soldotna Sports Center. The theme is Hawaiian and the evenings activities will feature a no-host bar at 6 p.m., a sit-down dinner at 6:30, followed by a pie auction at 7.

Each pie will have a secret prize attached. There will be opportunities to purchase coconuts for $50 for the chance to win $1,000 and the grand prize will be a trip for two to Hawaii. The cost is $250 for a table of 10, or $25 for a single seat. For more information, call 262-9814.

Drivers' safety class planned

There is an American Association of Retired Persons drivers' safety program offered from 6 to 10 p.m. today and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The program is certified for ticket dismissals and point reductions through the state of Alaska. It also is possible to receive auto insurance discounts for completing the program. All ages are welcome. For more information and the location, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Genealogical group schedules meeting

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will hold a resource Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. The public is invited. For more information, call Cheryl Hamann at 283-4481.

Seniors plan dinner, auction

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold its 10th annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Agrium meeting facility on the corner of S. Miller Loop and the Kenai Spur Highway.

Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the auction will follow at 7. The cost is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.

For more information, to make a donation or purchase tickets, call 776-7654.

Candlelight vigil set

A candlelight vigil to highlight Mental Illness Awareness Week and honor those coping with biological disorders will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Erik Hansen Scout Park in Old Town Kenai. For more information, call Scharlott Thomas at 335-0025.

Childbirth film offered

There will be a free film showing and class in the Bradley method of childbirth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Soldotna. For more information and the location, call Olga at 262-9291.

Fish and Game to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists will present an overview of this year's fisheries and future management goals for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

The committee also is accepting hunting proposals for this area. The deadline for hunting proposals is Dec. 10. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Seward council chambers; from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

Healing touch class offered

A level one Healing Touch class will be held Oct. 23 at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Twenty continuing education contact hours are available for nurses and massage therapists. The cost is $250 if paid by Oct. 15 or $275 after Oct. 15. For more information or a brochure, call Susan Shoemaker at 714-4776.

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