Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Author to speak at library

The Kenai Community Library will present Debbie Miller, author of "Polar Bear Journey," "Disappearing Lake" and "River of Life." She will tell true stories behind "The Great Serum Run" and other stories at 6:30 p.m. today at the library.

Historical society plans for speaker

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Kenai Community Library. The speaker will be Dick Reger, who will discuss the Yupik culture and the significance of their carved wood masks. He will show photographs of masks and also bring a number of masks he has carved himself, along with tools he devised. The public is invited to attend.

PFLAG to hold meeting

Parents of Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 283-4678.

Hospice offers carols for donation

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer Sing-a-Grams. Hospice volunteers will sing two holiday carols to interested businesses or offices for a donation of $25. Proceeds will benefit hospice programs and services. Local businesses can arrange for a Sing-a-Gram to be delivered Dec. 13 and 20 by calling Sue at 262-0453.

Christmas blood drive planned

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a Christmas Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Alaska Christian College. Remember to drink caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating.

Folk dancers to host contra dance

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Phil North will call to the music of the contra band. No partner is required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 are free with an adult. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes. Potluck refreshments are encouraged. For more information, call 260-4171.

Refuge offers Christmas trees

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting. Trees are free for personal use, with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken from anywhere on the refuge, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is allowed in the refuge headquarters-visitor center area or along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. For more information, contact the refuge headquarters in Soldotna at 262-7021.

Hospital to sponsor sitter classes

The Central Peninsula General Hospital is sponsoring Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls, ages 11 through 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3. The class costs $50. Students must preregister to guarantee a space in the class. Registration forms are available at the hospital's front desk. For more information, call Michelle at 262-8172.

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