Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2004

Public health to observe Martin Luther King Day

The Kenai Public Health will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no immunization clinic. For more information, call 335-3400.

Women voters to meet

The League of Women Voters will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wings Cafe at Kenai Municipal Airport. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-3908.

Health center to hold board meeting

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. will hold a board of directors meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aspen Dental Center at 395 Main Street Loop in Kenai. The public is invited. For more information, call 335-2022.

Grant writing workshop slated

The Foraker Group will offer a workshop on nonprofit grant writing from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The workshop will cover the components of a successful grant proposal and how to research grant opportunities. The cost is $100 for people from Foraker Partner organizations and $200 for all others.

To register, go to If Internet access is not available, call Karma Tomlinson at (907) 743-1200 or toll free at (877) 834-5003.

Food handlers class planned

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will sponsor a food handlers class from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. There is no fee for this class. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Jerry Farrington at 262-5210, ext. 242, or e-mail him at

Fish and Game committee to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Kenai River Center. Topic of discussion will be the fishing regulation proposals for the Board of Fish 2005 cycle. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Hospice seeking donations

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking donations for its annual Evening with Hospice auction, fine wine and gourmet appetizer fund-raiser that will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

Hospice helps patients and their families improve their quality of life during terminal illnesses and offers bereavement counseling. All proceeds will go to hospice. For more information or to make a donation, call Sue at 262-0453.

Subsistence management taking nominations

The Office of Subsistence Management is accepting applications and nominations to fills seats on 10 regional advisory councils that advise the Federal Subsistence Board. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 6.

The council meets twice yearly. It advises the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies and serves as a forum for regional public involvement in federal subsistence management. There are 39 seats available on the regional advisory councils, representing subsistence, commercial and sports interests. For more information or an application, call Ann Wilkinson at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3676.

SoHi selling discount cards

Soldotna High School in cooperation with 82 area businesses is selling discount "Star Bucks" cards to raise funds for its athletic department. The cards will offer modest discounts at area stores. Discounts include apparel, beauty and hair care, car care, crafts, hobbies, flowers, candy, foods and home improvements. Two hundred fifty cards are still available for purchase. Cost is $25 each. For more information, call 262-7411.

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