Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2005

PFLAG meeting scheduled

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information and location, call 283-4678.

Recycling group to meet

Re-Group, a community group involved in recycling education, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the teachers' lounge at Soldotna High School. It is open to the public. It will organize plans and events for spring. For more information, call Jan 262-5098.

Garage sale fund-raiser

Area residents will hold a garage and bake sale fund-raiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunamis in Southeast Asia from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sears Elementary School. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. For more information,call Barbara Shipps at 283-4030.

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra BanD. Beginners should come early, since the easiest dances start at 7 p.m. Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 can get in for free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Theresa Holland at 260-4171.

Public health plans one-day closure

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day. It will open at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. For more information or to make an appointment, call 335-3400.

Help for home day care providers

The LeeShore Center (formerly the Women's Resource and Crisis Center) is a sponsor in the USDA child and adult care food program that is administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The same meals will be made available to enrolled children in each of its sponsored child care homes and it will be provided at no charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information or to enroll, call Jennette at 283-4707.

4-H rally day planned

4-H will hold its annual Rally Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Christian Church. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. Topics will include insects, dogs, crafts, cooking, rabbits, bones, manners at meetings, public presentations and judging. It is open to the public. For more information and registration forms, call 262-5824.

T-200 seeking youth riders

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race is seeking children ages 5 to 14 to ride in the sleds of mushers. An emphasis on challenged, disadvantaged or disabled children is placed on the selection process. Past participants are not eligible. For more information and the deadline, call Mya Renken at 283-1991.

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