Community Events

Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Reading carnival seeks vendors

The fourth annual Peninsula Reading Carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Soldotna Middle School gym. Applications for booths at the event will be accepted until Jan. 15. Booths cost $25 for businesses or $10 for nonprofit organizations. Proceeds will benefit literacy projects.

The purpose of the carnival is to encourage literacy in the community through involvement of families in literacy-rich activities. For more information, call Monica Heath at 776-5575, 283-5015 or e-mail her at

Parenting course offered

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center will offer a cooperative parenting and divorce course from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 4 and ending March 8 at the Kenai Public Health Center.

It will be a video-based, interactive group course designed to help improve communication between single co-parents, divorced parents, step-parents and grandparents. For more information or to register, call Amber Douglass at 283-7635.

Alzheimer’s information available

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center has an Alzheimer’s resource center. Material is available for leading free of charge to families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Fundraisers for cancer victim continue

The following fundraisers are being held for Ericka Reynolds, a sixth-grader at Kenai Middle School who was diagnosed with leukemia:

· An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank called the Ericka Reynolds Fund. The account number is 5229072326.

· Kenai Middle School is selling “Ericka” bracelets to represent her fight against cancer. The cost is $1 and proceeds will go toward her fund. For more information, call 283-4896.

Those wanting to send get well wishes may do so at the following address: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Ericka Reynolds Room No. 2143, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-0317.

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