Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002

Eagles plans dinner for seniors

Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 will host a Christmas dinner for seniors, as well as for Eagles members and their families, today at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Club, Mile 5.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Cooper Landing committee to meet

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Cooper Landing Ambulance Hall. The board will discuss proposals for the March Board of Fisheries meeting. For more information, call Sherry Wright at (907) 279-2354 or Bill Stockwell at (907) 595-1540.

Soroptimists fund-raiser winding down

Soroptimist of the Twin Cities is wrapping up its annual Sees Candy fund-raiser. Members are taking Christmas orders through Monday. To place an order, contact Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or a Soroptimist member.

Community council meeting slated

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. North Peninsula residents are invited. For more information, call 776-3257.

Meeting set for Fish and Game committee

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Agenda topics will include: vacating seats for lack of attendance (in preparation for elections Jan 10), submittal of proposals to the Board of Game and collection of public testimony regarding early run king salmon management. For more information, call Brent Johnson at 262-4763.

Biologist to discuss bears

Bear biologist Dr. Steve Stringham will discuss "The Body Language of Bears" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. He will discuss his research into bears, his life raising orphaned cubs, some video footage of two cubs he is working with and information about bear viewing issues in west Cook Inlet. This discussion is free. For more information, contact Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Historical society board plans meeting

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books. Members of the public are invited to attend. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Groups organizing carnival

Phi Delta Kappa, Kenai Peninsula Reading Council and Community Schools are looking for community members to participate in the Love of Reading Carnival. The celebration of literacy will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at Soldotna Middle School.

The carnival will have a variety of activities to promote literacy. Individuals and organizations can participate. Booths are available for entertainment, games and information. A minimum donation of $10 per booth is requested. Groups wishing to perform are invited.

All money raised from booth fees will go toward funding scholarships and early literacy projects. For more information, contact Christine Ermold at or Cindy Hurst at or 283-4826.

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