Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant.

Al Hershberger will show a one hour documentary "The Run" produced by Mike Letzring. The program is about annual salmon runs in Cook Inlet. George Jackinsky and Frank Mullen are featured.

Historical footage of salmon fishing and processing is included, and some of the "conflicts" between sports and commercial fishing are shown. The program was made available by Dave Letzrig, Mike's father. Dave is with the Kasilof Historical Society. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7700.

Beekeepers all abuzz

BeeKeepers Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (BKEEP) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Soldotna Middle School. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Rosy Thompson at 283-7629 or Steve & Linda Albers at 260-6121.

Pingpong continues

Pingpong is available to play for free from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through mid-December at Redoubt Elementary School on West Redoubt Avenue next to Soldotna Middle School.

Adults and children (at least 6 years old) and of any skill level are welcome.

Tables and equipment are provided by the Boys and Girls Club and the school. Players are asked to bring a paddle if they have one. Supplies may be limited.

For more information, call Ron Levy at 262-7899 or e-mail him at ron@gigr.com.

Toastmasters to meet

The Soldotna Toastmasters meets at noon Mondays at the Church of God on the corner of Redoubt Avenue and Binkley Street. For more information, call 262-2908.

Women voters to gather

Central Peninsula League of Women Voters will hold a brown bag luncheon meeting at noon Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. The featured speaker will be Dani Kebschull. It is open to the public.

For information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Driver safety program offered

American Association of Retired Persons will hold a drivers safety program Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

For more information and time, call Dennis Gease at 252-9291.

Counseling association seeks members

Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association is seeking new members. Members can be professionals in counseling, students in the field or other interested community members. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Central Peninsula Counseling Services at 506 Lake St. in Kenai.

For more information, visit Alaskacounselors@yahoogroups.com or e-mail bselby@alaska.net.

Gardeners to gather

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Bridge Access Road.

The featured speaker will be Ron Sexton of Trinity Greenhouse, who with his wife, Kathy, traveled to Ireland in August. He will show many of the images he captured of public and private gardens, castle gardens, the Irish countryside flora and fauna, various landscaping examples, public hanging baskets, heirloom plants and the protective policies about those plants versus new species.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283 4632 or e-mail her at mmkn@ptialaska.net.



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