Women invited to brunch
The Peninsula Take A Break will hold a coffee brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Solid Rock conference center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway.
Featured speakers include Shawna Shields, co-owner of Coffee Roasters, who will dispel some myths about coffee; Marcia Heinrich will sing; Kitty Romersberger, a novice quilter and former RN, will share how she exchanged pieces of a chaotic life for everyday peace in her inspirational talk "I Spy Quilting."
The cost is $10. Childcare is provided. For more information, call Susan at 335-6789.
KWF plans open house
The Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a holiday open house from 5 to 7 p.m. today at its office on the second floor of the Blazy Mall, 44539 Sterling Highway, Suite 202, Soldotna. Refreshments will be served. It is open to the public.
It will be a casual celebration of past accomplishments and upcoming projects. For more information, call 260-5449
Santa to visit Nikiski
The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host Santa Claus from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the center one mile off of the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road.
Cookies, hot dogs, photos and cookies decorating are some of the planned events. Photos cost $5. Drawings for door prizes also will be held. For more information, call 776-7654.
Mycological society to meet
The Kenai Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Naptown Cafe in Sterling.
The video "Introduction to Mushrooms" by Dr. Michael Beug, professor of Mycology at University of Washington will be shown. Dominique Collet will follow with a presentation on identification of local mushrooms. It is open to the public. For information, call Cliff at 262-1927 or Steve at 262-3541.
School district committee members needed
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is soliciting members of the community interested in participating in the review of board bylaws and protocols.
Specifically, three temporary subcommittees (conduct and ethics, structure and accountability) have been formed to look at how the board of education conducts its business.
The meetings will be held at 5:30 each evening prior to regular school board meetings, beginning Jan. 14, and are expected to be completed by spring.
The following information may be sent via e-mail to Sally Tachick at email@example.com, by calling 714-8836 or in person at the school district office: name, contact information (including e-mail address, phone number and mailing address), reason for wishing to participate and subcommittee interest.
The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Friday.
Breakfast with Santa offered
Santa will be available for photos and breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Naptowne Inn and Cafe in Sterling. Pancakes and punch will be available for $4. Families may bring a camera to take free photos with Santa.
A kids only shopping store will be open with gift items priced under $3. Volunteers wrappers will be on hand to help kids wrap items. Proceeds from kids store will benefit the Sterling Elementary School indoor/ outdoor recess fund. For more information, call Barb at 260-2005.
Aluminum recycling event continues
The Great Aluminum Can Round-up has begun. Money earned from recycling aluminum cans helps support local school activities. The aluminum cans drop off will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at multi-purpose building at the Soldotna landfill and designate the group to which you wish to donate. Collections will occur once a month. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.
Clarion seeks new neighbor
The Peninsula Clarion is seeking an outgoing, motivated person in the Soldotna area to help us introduce our readers to their neighbors in a weekly column.
Residents interested in seeking out people, groups and activities to highlight and write an informative column about need to send a resume and writing sample to Will Morrow at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 19.
T-200 poster contest begins
The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association is accepting art work from students in grades first through sixth for it annual poster contest. The winning posters will be used for its race advertisement, the race program cover and awards for the mushers.
Contest rules are: Entries should be in color; use crayon, markers or colored pencils; the picture should show friendly competition, humane care of sled dogs, or musher/dog team involvement in the Tustumena 200 Race (known as T-200); must be an original picture; no computers, copies or tracing; one entry per student.
On a plain piece of 8.5 by 11 white paper with the following information is required: name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, teacher's name, school and grade.
The deadline is Dec. 29. Send entries to one of listed addresses: Tustumena 200, PO Box 220, Kasilof, AK 99610; Evy Gebhardt, c/o Peninsula Clarion, 150 Trading Bay Road, Suite #1, Kenai, AK 99611; or Lonnie Kay Brooks, c/o State Farm Insurance, Inc., 10735 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.
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