Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Bear behavior discussion planned

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoors Club will host a discussion titled "Bear Behavior and Human Encounters" at 7 p.m. today 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.

Builders plan meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. The guest speaker will be Robin Ward, the Alaska State Representative for the National Association of Home Builders. All members are encouraged to attend. Guest are welcome. For more information, call 283-8071.

Fisherman's fund to host dance

The Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund will host a dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Merit Inn. The evening's activities will include music by Butch Leman, snacks, a no-host bar, split the pot and a rifle raffle. There is a $15 cover charge. Commercial fishing families and friends are invited to attend.

Community pumpkin contest slated

The 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 12th 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.

Free children's fair

Soldotna Community Schools in conjunction with the Skyview High School National Honor Society will sponsor a free Make-it-Take-it Craft Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Middle School multipurpose room. The fair is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. There is no fee. Some of the planned activities are simple crafts, wreaths, lollipop ghosts, spider models, Halloween cookies and face painting. For more information, call Rosie at 262-6768.

LIO teleconferences set

The Kenai Legislative Information Office has two conferences scheduled.

The first will be at 10 a.m. Monday at its office at 145 Main Street Loop. It will cover the proposed regulation changes to Medicaid in-patient, out-patient and long term care reimbursements. For more information visit http://notes4.state.ak.uspnpubnotic.nsfcc 52605f7c156e7a8925672a0060a91b/1c1db200b2b3926989256dab0081e5b5?0pendocument.

The second will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kenai City Hall at 210 Fidalgo St. The Senate Judiciary Committee will present a public hearing on SJR18: Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Appropriation-Inflation proofing and SJR19: Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Income. A sign-up sheet will be available at the door. For more information, all 283-2030.

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