Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2003

Holiday nutrition classes offered

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services is giving a six-week series of holiday nutrition classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank through Dec. 16. Colleen Deal will teach classes on how to prepare holiday gifts and foods, including appetizers, drinks, salads, breads, main dishes and desserts. For more information, call 262-3111.

Christmas bazaar planned in Nikiski

The Nikiski Homemakers will hold its annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. For more information, call 776-8522.

Nominations for light displays sought

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its annual Christmas decoration competition through Dec. 9. First through third place prizes will be given in both commercial and residential categories.

Homer Electric will provide the following prizes; $100 energy credit, first place, commercial; $50 energy credit, for second and third place, commercial; $50 energy credit, first place, residential; $25 energy credit, second and third place, residential.

Nominations should include a name and address. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Fish and Game advisory meeting set

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Kenai River Center. It will continue its discussion of the Kenai River guide numbers, there will be a presentation by Dr. Stringham on Wolverine Creek Bear-Fisherman conflicts and bear safety. Also fishing regulations proposals for the Board of Fish 2005 cycle will be discussed.

The public is invited. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Free holiday concert planned

The Greatlanders, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, will hold a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The concert is sponsored in part by the Soldotna and Kenai chambers of commerce.

Assistance available for commercial fishers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications from commercial Pacific salmon fishers and crew members to receive cash benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

Due to competition of farmed salmon, a payment of up to 3 cents per pound of salmon sold in 2002 and entitlement to technical services will be available to qualifying fishers.

The application deadline is Jan. 20. Applications are available at the NRCS office at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai. For more information, call 283-6287 or (866) 872-3320.

Volunteers sought for air quality research

Wisdom and Associates Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks to study indoor air quality problems in homes on the Kenai Peninsula.

The purpose of the study is to find the root cause of indoor air quality problems, such as ventilation, moisture, radon and combustion air problems. For more information or to participate in the study, call 283-0629.

Safe Sitter class offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23. Attendees must be at least 11 years old at the time of class and must preregister.

The cost is $50 per student and includes all classroom materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

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