Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2000

EDD forum slated

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District will host the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development Outlook Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

CIRCAC meets today in Anchorage

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Board of Directors will meet today at 9 a.m. in Anchorage at the Residence Inn. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-7222.

KCHS girls' basketball team plans 'Funday'

The Kenai Central High School girls basketball team will hold a "Funday" for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth-grade on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary School. The day will include games, movies, crafts, computer lab, stories, gym games and more.

Preregistration is not required. The cost is $10 for a the full day or $5 for half day, either from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children staying for the full day must bring their own lunch. Children must be picked up promptly at the end of their session.

For more information, call Pam at 283-4432 or Jim at 283-4285 (evening).

Cookie luncheon planned

The Ladies of the Elks will hold a Christmas Cookie Luncheon today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. A choice of several soups and sandwiches will be available for $4.95.

Homemade holiday goodies, including cookies, candies and breads will be available and will be sold by the pound. The event is not for women only; men and children also are welcome.

Homer chamber presents demonstrations at 'mixer'

A Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at Eagle Enterprises, Inc.

Life raft and product demonstrations will be available, as will aviation, industrial, fire and marine safety equipment supplies.

For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Pictures with Santa, anyone?

Pictures with Santa will be taken Saturday and Dec. 16 at Carrs Quality Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Donations will be accepted; the money will go to Mrs. Zimmerman's fifth- and sixth-grade classes at North Star Elementary.

For more information, call Tanna at 776-8686.

B and B meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will hold a meeting Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sterling Needle Bed and Breakfast, off the Sterling Highway near the state forestry building.

At 2:30 p.m., the meeting will move to Longmere Lake Bed and Breakfast.

Moving the meeting will allow new and prospective members to view two of the facilities and meet the members.

Election of officers for 2001 is slated for the meeting. For more information, call 262-3506 or 262-9799.

Drive-through Nativity presented

The Kenai Grace Brethren Church will hold a drive-through nativity with actors and live animals Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event is free. To view the live nativity, enter on Cinderella, turn right on Magic, follow McCollum Drive and then follow the traffic manager's directions at that point.

People also are encouraged to park their vehicles and walk through the nativity scene.

Sing-a-grams available

Volunteers for Hospice of the Central Peninsula are currently offering sing-a-grams through Dec. 24.

Volunteers will sing two holiday carols at workplaces, homes or other locations. A donation of $25 is requested.

For more information, call 262-4505 or 262-9162.

Decorating contest in progress

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the annual Christmas Decorating Contest. Categories are commercial and residential. Decorations must be clearly visible from the road.

Snow removal safety stressed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Department of Public Works reminds residents that no person may push or otherwise deposit snow or ice into a roadway in a manner or in quantities which may constitute a hazard to snow removal equipment or other traffic.

Also, residents are reminded to inform children of the danger of playing in snow piles and berms near roadways. Operators of heavy equipment used in snow removal may have difficulty seeing children.

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