KPC encourages community to exercise right to vote Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Alaskans again have the privilege to go to the polls Tuesday and express their views by voting for the candidates of their choice. There also are several important ballot propositions that deserve careful consideration by peninsula residents.

KPC would like to encourage everyone to make the effort to get out and vote. Collectively, everyone's vote matters and the right to vote is something no one should take for granted in American society.

Calling creative writers

All interested writers are invited to participate in a Creative Writers' Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at River City Books in Soldotna.

This is an opportunity for writers to present their best original work, including short stories, poems, essays, memoirs or songs. For more information about how to get involved in the Creative Writers' Night, call Vicki Steik at 262-0308 by Thursday.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

Don't miss the show

The Performing Arts Society will present the first show of its All-Alaskan Season with the The Borealis Brass Trio, with Maria Allison and John Aspnes in concert. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Tickets are $12 for students and senior citizens and $15 general admission. Tickets are available at River City Books, Northcountry Fair, Already Read Books and Alaska Gift and Gallery in Kenai.

"The Sea and Other Roads"

"The Sea and Other Roads" exhibit is a group of paintings and mixed media works by Thor Evenson. Evenson is both a painter and an architectural consultant who lives in Anchorage. Thor came to Alaska in 1955 with his parents, Nedra and Jim Evenson, attended Kenai Central High School and eventually homesteaded and commercial fished out of Kenai. His exhibition illustrates his love for the sea and traveling in the state and abroad. The show is on display at KPC and runs through Nov. 15.

Learn grant writing

The Kachemak Bay Campus of KPC is presenting a two-day seminar on grant proposal writing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9. Ellen Maling from the Alaska Funding Exchange will serve as the trainer. Cost is $200. For more information, call (907) 235-7743. Advanced registration is required.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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