Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2003

Reeder to speak at Soldotna chamber

Rosie Reeder will be the featured speaker at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Her topic will be the Soldotna Community Schools program. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Bear behavior discussion planned

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoors Club will host a discussion titled "Bear Behavior and Human Encounters" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ruben's in the Kings Inn in Kenai. Larry Lewis of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will present a video and lead the discussion.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 283-4132.

Community pumpkin contest slated

Peninsula Center Mall will sponsor a community pumpkin carving-decorating contest. There will be a $50 prize for first place overall and red, white and blue ribbons for the winners.

The four age categories are preschool through first grade, second through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12 grade.

Deadline for pumpkin entries is Friday by 8 p.m. Entry forms can be obtained from any mall merchant. Judging will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Mall shoppers will do the judging. For more information, call 262-2448.

United Way fund-raiser auction planned

Tesoro Alaska will sponsor a fund-raiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Elks Lodge across from the post office on Barnacle Drive. There will be a Chinese, outcry and silent auctions. All proceeds go to the Kenai Peninsula United Way.

Swim workout offered

The pool at Skyview High School will offer adult fitness swimming workouts Wednesday nights beginning in November. For more information, call Cathy at 262-3905.

Cheerleaders hold food drive

The Skyview and Soldotna high school cheerleaders are collecting canned and dried goods for the Food Bank of Alaska.

The cheerleaders will attend the state cheerleading competition Nov. 6 and 7, where they will compete for a community service award. For more information, call Misty at Skyview or Jen Rosin at SoHi.

SoHi craft show seeking vendors

The Soldotna High School Parent-Teacher-Student Associa-tion's annual craft fair will be Nov. 15 and 16. Organizers are seeking interested vendors. For more information, call Annette at 260-7570 or Karin at 262-2792.

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