Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2001

Totem Tracers meet today

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will have its January meeting at 6:30 tonight at the Kenai Community Library. A program on dating old photographs will be presented. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9591.

North Peninsula chamber hosts luncheon

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon meeting at noon today. A representative of the Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center will speak. It is open to the public.

Fund-raiser for musher planned in hills

The Straight Inn Lodge will host a Yukon Quest and Iditarod fund-raiser for musher Tim Osmar Saturday starting at noon and running all day. Everyone is welcome for a fish fry and spaghetti feed. Cost is $8 each or half price for children younger than 12. The lodge is at Mile 15.5 Oilwell Road in the Caribou Hills. For more information, call 252-9545.

Builders association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold its monthly membership dinner meeting at 6:30 tonight at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Guest speakers will be Dick Bower, the city of Soldotna building inspector, and Steve Bonebrake, the city engineer. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 283-8071.

Homer organizes Winter Carnival

Plans for the 2001 Homer Winter Carnival on Feb. 9-11 are taking shape. The theme is "2001: Space Odyssey at the End of the Road." The carnival will feature a parade, ski swap, foreign film festival, post-parade party, Scrabble tournament, home brew contest, Kachemak Downs (a night at the races), waiter-waitress race classic, children's carnival, snow explorations and sculptures, indoor sports competitions and more.

Parade entry forms are now available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce office. Cash prizes up to $500 will be awarded for the winning entries.

If you would like your event listed on the carnival calendar, send a brief description and contact information to the chamber by Feb. 1. You may fax it to 235-8766 or phone 235-7740.

Kids arts on display

The annual Kids Art Show is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai through Feb. 10. Teacher Dottie Sanders will provide a workshop for young artists at 2 p.m. that day.

The arts center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets available for Nikiski dance show

The Nikiski Jazz Dessert and Swing Dance will be 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Nikiski Middle Senior High School commons. Desserts and coffee will be served; a dance floor will be available. Big Band swing dance music, both vocal and instrumental, will be featured.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 each. To reserve yours, purchase them from a member of the Nikiski band or choir, or call Darlene Gehrke at 776-3456.

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