Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2000

North Peninsula Chamber meets today

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon meeting at noon today at the Lighthouse Inn in Nikiski. The guest speaker will be a representative from Phillips Petroleum. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 283-4202.

Monthly health meeting slated

There will be a Healthy Communities-Healthy People Steering Committee meeting today at 1:30 p.m. at Bridges on Kasilof Street in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-1831.

Airport commission meets tonight

The city of Kenai's Airport Commission will meet at 7 tonight at city hall. For more information, call 283-7535.

CARTS partners will not meet this month

The Central Area Rural Transit System's advisory partners will not meet in December. The next regular meeting is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10 at the CARTS office.

Veterans center has open house Friday

The Kenai Veterans Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road is planning a holiday open house from noon to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Veterans are welcome to stop by the Red Diamond Center office for holiday food and beverages and bring a toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program.

For more information, call 260-7640.

Eagles invite seniors to dinner

Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 invites senior citizens to a Christmas dinner Sunday. Serving begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy a traditional meal and fellowship with friends. Eagles members, their families and guests also are encouraged to attend this special dinner.

For more information, call 283-4938.

House shopping seminar offered

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is offering a two-day seminar on shopping for a home today and Friday in the Borough Building on Binkley Street in Soldotna.

For more information, call (800) 459-2921.

Robot class at space center

An overnight robotics class at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is planned at 4 p.m. Monday for kids in grades five through eight. The cost is $100. Students will study the concepts of robotic use in every day situations as well as the space program.

For more information, call 283-2000.

Refuge open for holiday tree cutting

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is now open for cutting Christmas trees. The public is encouraged to trim the stumps of the trees as close to the ground as possible and call before cutting a tree.

Trees may be taken 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 and visitor center area and along Ski Hill Road. The limit is one tree per household.

For more information, call 262-7021.

Gift ideas to help all

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is conducting its annual mail appeal, sending brochures in the mail that define the needs of the food bank. Funds are desperately needed around the holiday season.

Also, the food bank is displaying Tupperware for Christmas gifts. Fifty percent of all pieces sold through the food bank will go toward those in need of food on the peninsula.

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