Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002

HEA looking for people without power

Strong winds Saturday and Sunday resulted in scattered power outages around the Kenai Peninsula. Individuals without power at this time need to call their nearest Homer Electric Association office, in Kenai at 283-5831 or toll free (800) 478-8551.

Chamber luncheon planned

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its luncheon at noon today at the Riverside House. It will be a governor candidate forum facilitated by Merrill Sikorski. The confirmed candidates are Frank Murkowski, Fran Ulmer, Diane Benson and Raymond VinZant Sr. For more information, contact the chamber at 262-9814.

Hospice group to meet

Hospice of the Central Peninsula offers a monthly grief support group, The Circle of Friends. The purpose of the group is to help bereaved individuals with a variety of losses to move and grow through grief. The next meeting will be held today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at hospice, 312 Tyee St., No. 3, in Soldotna. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

Realtors to hold meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors will hold its general membership meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. Joe Rogers of Southcentral Title will host lunch for those attending the Wisdom class. It will be at 11 a.m. in the same meeting room.

Internet class set for November

The beginning Internet class scheduled at the Kenai Community Library for Thursday will not take place. The class will be held Nov. 4. For more information, call 283-4378.

Author plans visit to library

Author Pam Flowers will give a slide presentation and discuss her new book, "Alone across the Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog Team," in which she recounts her story. She will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Community Library. Flowers set out alone with an eight-dog team in an attempt to follow the route of Knud Rasmussen's portion of the 1923-24 Thule Expedition. She completed the first solo expedition both by a woman and American across 2,500 miles of Arctic from Barrow to Repulse Bay, Canada.

Goblins, ghosts, Wonder Women wanted

Did you ever dress up for Halloween? The Peninsula Clarion is seeking fun photographs of kids of all ages in costume for an upcoming edition.

Submit your photos and print a brief explanation, the names of those pictured and a phone number and name of a contact person to Halloween Photos, c/o Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or drop them by the Kenai or Soldotna Clarion offices.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. E-mailed photos will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday.

For more information, call Dori Lynn Anderson at 283-7551.

Performers to hold auditions

Kenai Performers will hold its Bandwagon Campaign. Auditions for a capella Christmas carolers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Charlotte's Restaurant. Costumes will be provided. The campaign is an ongoing fund-raising effort to secure a permanent home for the Kenai Performers. For more information, call 283-3635.

Community school to offer Celtic class

Homer Community School is offering the class Celtic Chants and Rounds. Students will learn simple rounds and melodies passed down in the oral tradition, and a few new ones. The songs celebrate the seasons and healing the Earth. The class will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Oct. 28 at Homer High School. There is a $5 fee. For more information, call 235-6090.

Frontier Services to offer developmental screening

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention is offering free developmental screening for children; newborn to 3 years old. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Renie Aragon at 262-3144.

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