Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004

Chugach closed to motorized use

The Chugach National Forest is closed to motorized use and will not formally open until Dec. 1. There currently is only 16 inches of snow pack and a minimum of 30 inches is needed.

For more information visit USDA Forest Service at www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach, the the Chugach National Forest Avalanche site at www.avalanche.org or call (907) 754-2346 for current avalanche conditions and motorized openings.

Fish and Game to meet

The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Ninilchik School library to continue discussion of upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries proposals. For more information, call David Martin at (907) 567-3306.

Wings safety meeting scheduled

An FAA Wings safety meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Presentations will be given by Bill Brooks, the Kenai tower chief, about Kenai tower operations and communications; Steve Franklin, about the Medallion Foundation Flyer Program; and Roy Mann, about fundamentals of aerodynamics. Attendance qualifies as one of the requirements of the FAA Wings program. For more information, call Chip at 283-5700.

Dinner theater fund-raiser set

The Kenai Senior Connections and Kenai Performers will present a mystery dinner theater fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The Connections group will serve a full sit-down dinner. Seating is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $20 and available at Charlotte's, River City Books and the senior center.

Holiday bazaar planned

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Star of the North Lutheran Church at 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. A variety of handmade crafts, baked goods and miscellaneous items will be available. All proceeds will go to support mission work. The public is invited.

Junior Miss application deadline nears

The Alaska Junior Miss Scholarship application deadline is Saturday. All applications must be postmarked no later than that date. This annual competition is part of a nationwide endeavor to reward high school senior girls for their accomplishments. There is no entry fee and it's open to any young woman who is an Alaska resident and graduating in the spring. Contestant packets are available from school counselors or go to www.alaskajuniormiss.com to download the forms online.

Animal sanctuary fund-raiser slated

There will be a Chinese auction to benefit the Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Casino Bar in Kenai. Donations are being accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bridgett at 283-1412 or 252-9944.

Community Thanksgiving dinner set

The Salvation Army will hold a community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at its community center building at the corner of Second and Forest Drive in Kenai. Food donations are needed. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call 283-4035 or 283-3879.

Food handlers class scheduled

The Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program will hold a food handlers' class from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Labor office in the Kenai Mall. There is no fee. Preregistration is required. For more information,call Jerry Farrington at 262-5210, ext. 242.

Choir fund-raiser planned

There will be an ugly truck contest and chinese auction at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Place in Nikiski. The proceeds will benefit the all-state choir student trip to Europe. For more information, call Ray at 335-0777.

Safe Sitter classes offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the hospital. Children must be 11 years old at the time of the class and be preregistered. The cost is $50 per student and includes all class materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.



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