Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2001

Maine author to visit school

Sears Elementary School will host an artist-in-residence, Rona Levinthal, for two weeks. Today, Levinthal will share her stories in the school library at both 9:10 and 10:10 a.m. She also will work with students for the next two weeks on the art of oral storytelling traditions.

KPC registration comes to a close

Today is the last day to register for spring semester classes at Kenai Peninsula College. Registration will be held at the campus bookstore between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Registration is open to the public. The college is at the end of East Poppy Lane, approximately one mile off Kalifornsky Beach Road.

For more information, call 262-0330.

Mayor to meet with chamber

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Anchor River Inn. The guest speaker will be Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley. He will speak on the borough legislative priority list, the budget and other topics of interest in local government.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (907) 235-2600.

Red Cross to offer classes

The American Red Cross will offer a community first aid and safety classes Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

The class includes first aid, adult, infant and child CPR. The courses meet all OSHA and workplace requirements.

The cost of the classes is $58. For more information, call 262-4541.

Head Start to begin enrollment

Sterling Head Start will begin its preschool program Thursday. The preschool is a new Head Start program operated by Rural Alaska Community Action Program.

To be eligible to participate in the program, children must be from families who meet the federal income guidelines and must have been 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 15, 2000. The program will run 3 1/2 hours a day, four days a week.

Bus transportation is provided within a designated service area. Meals and snacks also are provided. The program is free to eligible families.

For more information, call the Sterling Head Start office at 260-5343.

Seward blood drive slated

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a blood drive Saturday in Seward.

The drive will be held at the Wesley Rehabilitation and Care Center at 431 First Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids 24 hours prior to prior to donation and eat a good meal before donating.

Descendants to elect new officers

Ninilchik Native Descendants will meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Ninilchik Native Descendants office. An election will be held for new officers.

For more information, call (907) 567-1055.

CPGH to offer Safe Sitter Courses

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. The courses will be held Feb. 8 and 9 for home-schooled children and Feb. 19 and 20 for all other students.

The classes are designed to help young people become more confident care givers. To register a child or for more information, call 262-8172.

Job Shadow program seeks job hosts

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Kenai Central High School are seeking job hosts for its annual Job Shadow Day Program to be held Feb. 14. Participants are asked to share their career or business with a student for either a half or full day.

For more information, call 283-7989.

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