Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

HEA hosts community meetings

Homer Electric Association Inc. will host a series of community meetings to celebrate National Cooperative Month.

HEA will be at the following locations: Sterling Senior Center at 6 p.m. today, Nikiski North Star Elementary at 6 p.m. Thursday and the Ninilchik School at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

Food, refreshments and door prizes drawings are some of the planned activities.

DAV to meet

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the American Legion bingo hall in Kenai. For more information, call Glen at 283-4359.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books in Soldotna. It is open to the public.

Music workshop, concert set

Kenai River Folk Dancers will host the Boston-based folk duo Notorious at 7 pm. Monday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The duo will play a variety of traditional and contemporary music. The cost of admission is $10 per person or $25 per family at the door.

A workshop for fiddlers and folk musicians of all ages will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Aurora Borealis Charter School in Kenai.

The cost of the workshop is $15 at the door. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227 or e-mail her at

Chemical dependency presentation slated

Henry Novak, executive director of Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Community Library conference room.

His presentation will cover the diagnosis of chemical dependency, the effect of chemical dependency on the mind and body, the progression of the disease and how it interacts with medications prescribed for co-occurring disorders.

The presentation is the first in a year-long series of monthly presentations focusing on mental health topics given by local mental health professionals. For more information, call 283-4378.

Subsistence council to meet

The Southcentral Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

The council will make recommendations to proposals to change federal subsistence regulations. It is open to the public.

For more information, special accommodations or an agenda, call Donald Mike at least 72 hours before the meeting at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3885 or e-mail him at

Halloween auction, festival set

Our Lady of Perpetual Help will hold a bingo, auction, raffle, Halloween carnival and fall festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at O’Neil Hall at 222 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna.

Dinner will be available Oct. 28 and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments only on Oct. 29.

Children’s activities will include cake walks, scary stories, photos and carnival games. Children ages 1 to 12 are eligible to participate.

Bingo, silent and outcry auctions, raffles and a country store that will offer collectibles, toys and coffee also are planned. It is open to the public.

Tickets are $15 per individual or $72 dollars for a table of six.

Kayak classes to set paddle

The Soldotna High School pool will hold kayaking classes Nov. 12.

Introductory classes are from 9 a.m. to noon; intermediate skills from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and sea kayak safety and rescue skills from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the pool at 262-7419 or visit

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