Around the peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 19, 2001

Snowmachine party slated

There will be a snowmachine kick-off party at 7 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Kenai. There will be door prizes and a no-host bar.

Scholarship dinner planned

The seventh annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship Fund Dinner and Auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Agrium Meeting Facility on North Miller Loop. Nelson Amen's Dixie Land Band will provide music. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and there will be outcry, silent and Chinese auctions beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 a person. For more information, call 776-7654.

Tolerance commission to be held

The Tolerance Commission will be held Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for group testimony and from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenai City Hall. The commission is a six-month task force organized to study discrimination in Alaska and report recommendations to Gov. Tony Knowles. The goal is a more tolerant Alaska that celebrates the state's diversity of people and cultures. For more information, call 269-8122.

Tax workshop planned

The Small Business Development Center and the Internal Revenue Service will present a tax workshop Oct. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16, in Soldotna. The workshop contains general information about business tax returns, different types of business organizations, record keeping requirements, applying tax laws and specific tax liabilities. There will also be information on some of the activities of the IRS and how they relate to business taxpayers. Seating is limited so please call Lou Collier at 262-7497 to reserve a seat.

Health building open house announced

A dedication ceremony and open house will be held for the new Kenai Health Building at 630 Barnacle Way in Kenai Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. This project houses the Public Health Nursing services and clinic space for Central Peninsula General Hospital. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and meet the staff. For more information, contact Bonnie Nichols at 262-8129.

Preschool to host free Halloween party

Kenai Cooperative Preschool is hosting a free Halloween party for children ages 3-5 on Oct. 30 from 12:30 to 1:30. There will be food, crafts and games. For more information, call 283-3100.

Trapper orientation class slated

The trapper orientation class for those wishing to trap on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be held Nov. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. The class is mandatory for anyone wishing to trap on the Kenai refuge; however, trappers that have attended the orientation in the past do not need to attend again.

For more information, call the refuge at 262-7021 or Mary Lewis at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Crafts fair slated

The Peninsula Center Mall announces the second annual Local Crafts/Products Fair Nov. 23-25. This event celebrates locally made crafts and products. The fair will highlight gift items from the area's forests and fields but is open to all locally made crafts. Call 260-2663 for booth registration and information. The mall will have the fair every weekend in December until Dec. 23.

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