Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Borough honor choir performs today

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District honor choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The choir will be under the direction of Jing Ling-Tam from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ling-Tam was born and raised in Taiwan. The choir will feature students from Homer, Kenai, Nikiski, Skyview and Soldotna high schools.

The first half of the concert will feature Chinese foreign exchange student Jiyua Chang playing a Pipa — a forerunner to the lute. The Soldotna High School percussion ensemble and the Kalgin Island Quartet, made up of Ida Pearson, Susie Lee, Tammy Vollom-Matturro and Maria Allison, also will perform. The price of admission is $4 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and students.

Annual pumpkin contest continues

Soldotna Public Library’s annual pumpkin carving or painting contest continues through Oct. 28. Judging and awards will be given Oct. 28. Entries should be of a fictional book character. One prize will be awarded in each of the following categories: preschool, elementary, teens and family. One grand prize will be awarded for best in contest.

Painted pumpkins may be dropped off through Oct. 28 and carved pumpkins may be dropped off Oct. 24 through 28.

Entries are required to be display ready and include a 3-by-5 index card. On the front of the card should be the name of the character, title and author of the book it is from, and on the back of the card should be the participant’s name, mailing address, phone number and category the pumpkin is entered in. For more information, call 262-4227.

Domestic violence workshop set

The LeeShore Center will hold a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault Monday through Oct. 27 in its community meeting room. The topics will be how the dynamics of a community’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault impacts victims and community resources available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Continuing education credit may be applied for through Kenai Peninsula College. For more information and times for workshop, call 283-9479.

NRA fundraiser takes aim

The Friends of the NRA will host its annual banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Proceeds will be given to groups to promote firearm safety on the peninsula. Tickets are available at Gator Guns, The Impact Area and by calling 776-7676.

Halloween carnival set to spook

The Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna will hold a Halloween carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Bring canned food items to the Buck Buck Buck Store for tickets to be used for various carnival games and events throughout the mall. Triumvirate Theatre will have a haunted house for $3 at the door. For more information on the carnival, call 262-9001.

Halloween party set for fun

Decanter Inn RV Park will host a Haunted Swamp for children in the Kasilof community at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Candy and prizes are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Robin Williams at 262-5917.

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