Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008

After-prom, grad meetings set

The following meeting will be held at Soldotna High School teachers lounge: Parents of juniors will hold an after-prom planning meeting at 6 p.m. today; and parents of seniors will hold an after-grad planning event at 6 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 262-2791.

Parenting class offered

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will hold a free, six-week series on resiliency building class. It is open to the public.

"Parenting Your Challenging Child (ren), 3 to 10 Years Old," will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the second floor Community Room of Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna. Wiley Snell will facilitate the class. For more information, call 260-3691.

Learn about foster care, adoption

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 145 Main Street Loop in Kenai. The Office of Children's Services offers monthly Resource Family Orientation to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state's foster care and adoption programs and process.

For more information, call Holly Mercado or Allison Gottesman at 283-3136.

Trappers meeting set

Kenai Peninsula Trappers Association will meet today at The Riverside House in Soldotna. A video of under-ice beaver trapping will be shown. For more information and meeting time, call 252-2919.

Women invited to take a break

The January Take-a-break luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Conference Center.

Cindy Ingraham will teach participants how to make cards using regular household paper. Local country gospel composer, Miriam Humphries, will sing and Sue Rohrer, wife, mother and grandmother from Kodiak, will share how the "storms" in her life went from balancing career and motherhood to a contented empty nester.

The cost is $11 per person. Childcare will be provided. To make a reservation, call 260-6262 or 335-6789.

Cost of education to be discussed

The Friday Community Dialogue series topic "The Cost of Education" will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. A potluck will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Friday Community Dialogues are co-sponsored by The Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue and the KPC Student Union. Their purpose is to bring people in the community together in safe forums for listening, speaking and learning.

For more information, call Dan Chay at 283-9227 or e-mail

Winter games planned

The following is a list of activities for the Peninsula Winter Games:

* Saturday, 1 p.m. Al York Memorial Junior Musher Sled Dog Race at the Soldotna Airport. Registration begins at noon. Kids must bring their own dog and sled with proper harness. Kids without sleds may participate in the plastic sled toboggan sled dog pull race.

For more information, call 252-5350.

* Jan. 24, 9 a.m. State Championship Ice Sculpting competition at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event runs through noon Jan. 26. Community members may vote for their favorite carving.

For more information, call Norm at 262-6100.

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