Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Get connected

The Kenai Community Library will hold an advanced Internet workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. today at the library. One hour of additional practice will be available after the class. Registration is necessary. For more information, call Cindy at 283-4378.

Books sought for soldiers

The Soldotna Rotary Club is collecting paperback books to send in its rotary troop support packages. Paperback books and/or financial contributions towards postage costs may be dropped off at the weekly club meetings at noon Thursdays downstairs at Mykel's Restaurant or by logging on to www.soldotnarotary.org to contact a club member.

T-200 committee meeting slated

The Tustumena Sled Dog Race Association will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof. It is open to the public. For more information, call Evy Gebhardt at 335-1243.

Arts, crafts fair Saturday

The Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 will hold an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tables are available for $25.

Santa will be visit the lodge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pictures with Santa will be available for $5. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served to the children. For more information, call the lodge at 283-7776 after 4 p.m.

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.

The featured speaker will be Marian Nichelson, who came to Alaska in 1965 as a Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher. Her topic will be her experiences teaching Gwichi'n Indian children at Chalkyitsik, Arctic Village and Fort Yukon.

It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7700.

KCHS blood drive set

Kenai Central High School National Honor Society will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Green Room at the school. For more information, call 262-6382.

Band concert, dessert auction scheduled

Kenai Central High School's concert band and drumline and the Kenai Middle School bands will hold a joint concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Reene C. Henderson Auditorium.

Desserts of all types to be bid on in a silent auction will be held before the concert and during intermission. Winners will be able to pick up their dessert at the end of the concert. For more information, call 283-7524.

Gardeners to gather

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road intersection.

The featured speaker will be Rita Jo Shoultz of Fritz Creek Gardens in Homer.

Meetings are open to the public. Annual club membership dues are $20.

For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283 4632.

School district committee members needed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is soliciting members of the community interested in participating in the review of board bylaws and protocols.

Specifically, three temporary subcommittees (conduct and ethics, structure, and accountability) have been formed to look at how the board of education conducts its business.

The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. each evening prior to regular school board meetings, beginning Jan. 14 and are expected to be completed by the spring.

The following information may be sent via e-mail to Sally Tachick at stachick@kpbsd.k12.ak.us, by calling 714-8836, or in person at the school district office: name, contact information (including e-mail address, phone number and mailing address), reason for wishing to participate, and subcommittee interest.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 14.

Women voters to meet

The Central Peninsula League of Women Voters will meet at noon Dec. 14 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Attendees are ask to bring a dish for a potluck luncheon. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Deadline looms for art contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post 10046, will sponsor the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards program. Developed in 1978, the program encourages high school students to use their artistic talents to express their patriotism while becoming eligible for funds to further their education.

Artwork, including digital art entries, must be on paper or canvas. (No discs or CDs will be accepted.) Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used. Artwork must be matted but not framed. The art should be no smaller than 8-by-10 inches and no larger than 18-by-24 inches, not including the mat.

Students enrolled in grades nine-12, including homeschooled students, are eligible to participate. In addition to monetary awards on the local level, the first place winner's entry will be forwarded to state level judging. The first place state winner's entry will be entered into the national judging where the first prize is $10,000, a jacket, a plaque and airfare plus two nights lodging to attend the 2008 Ladies Auxiliary National Convention.

Deadline for entries is Monday. Entries should be delivered to the Kenai Fine Arts Center located at 816 Cook Ave., Kenai.

For more information, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.com, call the program chairman at 283-9443 or the Ladies Auxiliary president at 262-1262.

Women's basketball league forming

The Boys and Girl Club is taking registrations for Women's City League basketball. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. The cost is $250 per team and $50 per player. The season runs January to March. Packets are available at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call 283-3855.



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