Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002

SPCA to hold spaghetti feed

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. will hold a spaghetti feed and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The proceeds will be used to benefit all community animals, but especially those that have been neglected, harmed or abused.

The cost is $15 per person. If possible, call to prepurchase tickets at 262-8550.

Kenaitze Indian Tribe to host blood drive

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start, Salamatof Native Association and Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center are teaming up to host an Alaska Native, American Indian and minority bone marrow testing and blood drive. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Family House at 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai.

Homer chamber mixer to be co-hosted

The November Chamber Mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in Homer. This mixer is co-hosted by Main Street Mercantile and Nomar Canvas Products. The evening includes tours of both establishments, refreshments, door prizes and demonstrations. Chamber mixers are open to Homer Chamber of Commerce members and those interested in joining the chamber. For more information, call 235-7740.

Nursing fund-raiser supports education

The nursing education fund-raiser will support students and a nursing program. It will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

Entertainment will be provided by Les Dennis and the Dixie River Rats. The door prize will be two round-trip tickets to Hawaii. There also will be an auction and door prizes.

Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Dennis at 262-2545.

Borough to sponsor avalanche workshop

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is sponsoring an Avalanche Hazard Recognition Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

It is an eight-hour classroom workshop for anyone interested in a solid introduction to avalanches, avalanche terrain, snow stability-hazard evaluation, route-finding and self-rescue. Preregistration is suggested.

There is no fee for the class. For more information and to preregister, visit

Love INC to celebrate accomplishments

The Love INC board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Merit Inn. The meeting will celebrate the last 15 years of accomplishments and feature guest speaker, Robert Odom, Love INC national president from Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, call 283-5252.

Program to help artisans

The Ten Thousand Villages Sale will offer baskets, jewelry, carvings and toys. It will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley Street.

The sale features crafts from around the world. Proceeds are returned to the program, to help provide fair wages to artisans in low-income countries.

Residents warned about snow hazards

The Kenai Peninsula Borough reminds residents that no person may push or otherwise deposit snow or ice onto a roadway in a manner or in quantities which may constitute a hazard to snow removal equipment or other traffic.

Parents are asked to inform children of the danger of playing in snow piles and berms near roadways. Operators of heavy equipment used in snow removal may have difficulty seeing children.

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