Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2002

Shaffer to speak at Kenai Library

Artist and Naturalist Boyd Shaffer of Kenai Peninsula College will speak at the Kenai Historical Society meeting today at 1 p.m. Schaffer will discuss his book, "Flora and Fauna of South Central Alaska." The meeting is open to the public.

Boys and Girls Club taking soccer registrations

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registration for its upcoming indoor soccer league for children ages 4 through fifth grade. Register in person Monday through Friday at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration online is at www.positiveplaceforkids.com. Deadline is Friday. The season runs March 25 through May 22, and the cost is $50. For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682.

Entrepreneur seminar planned

The Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar entitled "Opening the Door to Entrepreneurship -- A Planning Model" on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center. Cost is $15. For more information, call Lou at 262-76497.

CIRCAC schedules meetings

The Cook Inlet Regional Advisory Council's PROPS committee and EMC committee have scheduled meetings this month. The PROPS committee will meet Friday, and the EMC committee will meet Feb. 11 in Kenai. The public is invited to attend. For an agenda or more information, call CIRCAC at 283-7222 or 1-800-652-7222.

Ski swap scheduled

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club will sponsor a winter gear swap on Saturday in the Homer High School commons following the Homer Winter Carnival Parade. For more information, call 235-6018 or 235-6090.

Care Center offering parenting education

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center is offering a video-based parent education program for parents of children ages 2 through 12 entitled, "Active Parenting Today," beginning Feb. 11 and continuing each following Monday for eight weeks. Registration is free and runs through Feb. 25.

For more information, call the center at 283-7635.

Home applications due Feb. 11

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity will start construction on its 11th home this summer. Applications are due Feb. 11. Prospective homeowners should be able to pay back a no-interest mortgage, complete 500 hours of service with the affiliate, and currently be living in substandard housing.

If necessary, help is available in filling out the application. To receive an application for home ownership or for further details, contact the Habitat office at 283-7797.

Internet class offered

A free Internet class for those interested in learning about Web searching techniques will be held Feb. 11 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. Dan Moultrie will share his expertise on useful financial Web sites.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the library at 283-4378.

Internet marketing workshop to be held in Kenai

The Small Business Development Center and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring a tourism and Internet marketing workshop Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Charlene Spadfore Vassar from the Alaska Travel Industry Association will speak on marketing, while David Edward Smith of Borealis Designs and Phil Sheridan of A-K Phil will host the Internet portion. There is no cost for this workshop. For more information, call Lou Collier at 262-7497.

Homer health center closed for Presidents day

The Homer Public Health Center will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. The center holds walk-in children's immunization and TB testing clinics every Tuesday from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and adult and teen immunization and pregnancy testing every Thursday from 1 until 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the health center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

Chicken pox vaccine unavailable until March

The state Department of Health and Social Services has announced there will be no varicella (chicken pox) vaccine available until mid to late March. For more information, call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400.

Health fair planned

The seventh annual Village Fair-Health Fair will be held March 2 at Soldotna High School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year's events include basic health screenings, blood panel, thyroid panel, prostate specific antigen panel, a blood drive, Safe Kids water safety event, prescription drug interactions booth, Alaska landscape architecture booth, water test kits and more. For more information or to receive a booth application, call Bridges at 260-3800.



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