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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2004

CPGH to offer healing touch classes

The Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer level 1 healing touch classes Jan. 17 through 18 at the hospital. Twenty continuing education contact hours are available for nurses and massage therapists. Cost for the course is $275 or $250 if registered two weeks in advance. For more information, call Susan Shoemaker at 714-4776.

Auction fund-raiser for hospice slated

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold an Evening with Hospice from 6 to 10 Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Wine tasting, gourmet appetizers and silent and outcry auctions are some of the planned activities. The evening will be an opportunity for community members to learn about hospice and its quality, compassionate care for people living with life-limiting illness and their families. The cost is $40 per person. All proceeds will go to hospice. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

Girl Scouts to begin selling cookies

On Jan. 16, throughout Southcentral Alaska, Girl Scouts will be taking Girl Scout cookie preorders. Cookies will be delivered beginning March 12. Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at several area stores on the weekends from March 12 through April 4. There are eight different cookies, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils and All Abouts. Two new cookies are, Double Dutch, a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips, and Lemon Coolers, a bite-sized cookie with lemon flavor in a vanilla cookie, covered with powdered sugar.

Revenues from last year's Girl Scout cookie program activities were used to fund troop field trips and community service projects. More than 700 girls were able to attend Girl Scout day camps or sleep-away camps as a direct result of the cookie sale. For more information about the cookie sale, call (800) 478-7448.

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