Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2001

Drive-through nativity hosted by Kenai church

Today, from 5 to 8 p.m., is the final viewing of the drive-through nativity with live actors and animals at Kenai Grace Brethren Church, Mile 9.2 Kenai Spur Highway. Follow traffic control signs: enter Cinderella, turn right on Magic, follow to McCollum Drive, stopping at intersection. Traffic manager will provide directions at that point. For more information, call Kenai Grace Brethren Church, 283-4379.

Developmental disorder group offers support

The autism, asperger and pervasive developmental disorder support group for parents and caregivers meets today at 2 p.m. at the Bridges Building in Soldotna. Topic of the meeting is "What Can the Support Group Do For You?" For more information, contact Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711.

Contracting seminar targets jobs, investment

The Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring a seminar on HUBZone empowerment contracting from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Red Diamond Center. The program is a "place-based" federal contracting program serving new market communities with low income or high unemployment. It provides federal prime contract and subcontract benefits. The goal is to bring job opportunities and capital investment to underutilized areas. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information and to preregister, call 262-7497.

Financial aid info offered to students, parents

Financial aid night will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the Soldotna High School library. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to come learn about the financial aid process, including grant, loan and scholarship opportunities and the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. Carrie Burford, financial aid director at Kenai Peninsula College, and Laura Cloward, of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, are the featured speakers.

Slavonic choir holds organizational meeting

A meeting for the purpose of forming a Slavonic choir with an emphasis on Russian Christmas music will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the St. Yakov Center, 37548 Kenai Spur Highway.

Chamber hosts Petroleum News publisher

The Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Wednesday at Paradisos Restaurant. Guest speaker is Kay Cashman, publisher of Petroleum News Alaska. Topic for the noon meeting is state allocation of permitting. For more information, call 283-7989.

KPRMC hosts a press conference

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Management Coalition is holding a press conference at noon on Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building in Kenai. The organization's primary mission is to ensure that the needs of Kenai Peninsula residents who have historically, traditionally, culturally and spiritually depended on the peninsula's resources are met. The purpose of the conference is to discuss a local solution to the resource allocations on the peninsula, including fish, game, flora and fauna. RSVP by calling Mark Powell at 776-8006.

Alert siren to be tested

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management will conduct an alert siren test at noon on Thursday. The test consists of attack and alert tones and is conducted on the first Thursday of each month, except for holidays.

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