Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007

KCHS blood drive set

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

Funny River Players make debut

Funny River Players will perform "The Plane Truth" at 6 p.m. Friday at the Funny River Community Center; at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Municipal Airport; and at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Triumvant Theatre at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The musical is set at the Chicago O'Hare Airport, where everyone gets stuck for the holidays.

For more information, call Jill Tyler at 262-6148.

Tree identification workshop takes root

Kenai Watershed Forum will host a tree and shrub identification outing from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lower Skilak Lake campground. Dominique Collet will lead the group.

Participants are asked to wear outdoor gear and bring a copy of "Alaska Trees and Shrubs" or "Willows of Southeast Alaska" if they have one. To register or for more information, call 260-5449.

Holiday bazaar set for Ninilchik

The fairgrounds will host a bazaar and rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tables are available to rent. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at 398-4468.

Cookies by the pound available

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will hold its 13th annual cookies buy the pound holiday bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. (until cookies are gone) Saturday at the church at 225 S. Spruce Street in Kenai. Proceeds will benefit the youth group activities.

For more information, call 776-8328.

Clean water to be discussed

The Renewable Resources Coalition will hold an information rally in support of the Alaska Clean Water Initiatives from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Brockel Building at Kenai Peninsula College. Information on the initiatives and issues surrounding the Pebble Mine and its impact on the area will be available. There will be guest speakers, music and food.

For more information, call Dave Atcheson at 262-7894.

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. Sunday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium.

Desserts of all types to be bid on in a silent auction will be held at 2:30 and during intermission. Winners will be able to pick up their dessert at the end of the concert. For more information, call 283-7524.

Peaceful people to meet

People for Peace and Justice will take part in Amnesty International's annual write-a-thon at 7 p.m. Monday at River City Books in Soldotna.

To commemorate Human Rights Day, letters are written on behalf of prisoners of conscience and other individuals at immediate risk of human rights violations around the world.

For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

College council meeting scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will be meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in room 158 of the Brockel Building in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information or a copy of the agenda, call Sue Evanson at 262-0318.

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