Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Emergency services schedules briefing

The Alaska Division of emergency Services Federal Emergency Management Agency will brief applicants on the Public Assistance-Infrastructure. The program helps local governments affected by the Oct. 23 through Nov. 12 winter storm and flooding apply for federal disaster recovery assistance.

The briefing will be at 10 a.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building assembly chambers, 144 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna.

State and local government entities and certain nonprofit organizations within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Chignik Bay area are eligible to participate. Eligible nonprofit organizations must have a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS or a nonprofit certification from the state.

College council to meet

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in room 132 of the Ward building at the college. Discussion of a 10 percent tuition increase and Soldotna campus name change is on the agenda.

For more information, call Mary Rainwater at 262-0336 or Carol Swartz at (907) 235-1656.

Library to hold open house

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold a Christmas open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call the library at 283-4378.

Sled dog association to meet

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will hold its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center. Jon Little, Iditarod 2002 fourth-place finisher, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954.

Women's center to hold meeting

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its board meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at center, 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. For more information, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Industry Outreach plans speaker

The Industry Outreach meeting will host speaker Gary Carlson, senior vice president with Forest Oil Corporation. Carlson will provide an update on Forest Oil's future and talk about regulatory reform issues.

The luncheon is at noon Friday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The cost is $11. R.S.V.P. to Lou at 262-7497 or e-mail

Cross-cultural potluck planned

The Filipino-Amer-Asian potluck Christmas party will be held at the Kenai Peninsula Moose Family Center at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 12853 Kenai Spur Highway.

Bring a dish to share and a gift for exchange, costing less than $10, for children ages one to 10. Attire is semi-formal. For directions and information, call Cristina Johnson at 262-6468 or for gift exchange information, call 262-4327.

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 Friday and Dec. 20 by calling Sue at 262-0453.

Christmas food drive under way

Butler's Carpet Cleaning in Sterling is asking for people to donate canned and other nonperishable food items for a food drive during December. All donations go to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. For more information, call John at 260-9121 or 252-9121; or the food bank at 262-3111.

Extension service to offer gardening class

The Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District will offer a free master gardening class in mid-January on the Kenai Peninsula. To reserve a spot, call 262-5824.

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