Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006

Connections hosts trip to movies

The Connections home-school program will sponsor a trip to the Orca Theater on Kalifornsky Beach Road at 11 a.m. on Tuesday for the new holiday movie “Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause.”

Tickets are $5.25 each and must be purchased in advance at the Soldotna Connections office. For more information please contact Doug at 714-8880.

Mayor to outline emergency response

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will have its weekly luncheon at noon Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. The cost for lunch is $13. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams will give an update on the borough’s emergency response.

Bee keepers abuzz with tips

Bee Keeper’s Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (BKEEP) will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Middle School. Ray Southwell, BKEEP president, will give a presentation on the varroa mite and how to control it. It is open to the public. For more information, call Rosy Thompson at 262-6084 or Southwell at 394-3381.

RCA to talk about rates, services

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is conducting a consumer workshop for Homer and Kenai residents. A RCA representative will be available to comment on the RCA’s role in the utility industry and to answer question about its utility rates and services.

Meetings will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer Legislative Information Office, 345 W. Sterling Highway, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Legislative Information Office, 145 Main Street Loop. For more information, call the RCA at (800) 390-2782.

College council to convene

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at KPC in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information or the agenda, call Pam Olsen at 262-0318.

Family holiday photos offered

Family holiday photos will be taken at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Teen Center, in the Kenai Recreation Center. A Kenai Peninsula College photography class and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula are collaborating to offer the service to area families.

For a minimum donation of $10, families — including the pet dog — can have their photo taken and burned onto a CD that can be used to create greeting cards. Free food and games will be available.

Raffle tickets for a $18,700 diamond will be available for $50 a ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Meeting delves into psychology program

An informational meeting about the University of Alaska’s doctorate program in clinical/community psychology with a rural indigenous emphasis will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons. Paul Landen, a student in the program, will speak abut the program and its application process.

Schizophrenia disorders to be discussed

Kenai Peninsula College will host a presentation on schizophrenia and schizoaffecive disorders by Sadie Moore, a mental health consumer advocate, at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in Room 132. It open to the public.

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