Community Events

Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007

Moms to meet

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The Moms Club, an international support group for at-home mothers, is starting a chapter in the Kenai area. The group will hold monthly meetings and activity groups. Call Becky for more information at 252-4992.

Class of 1987 seeks members

Kenai Central High School class of 1987 will host its 20-year anniversary July 13-15. Reunion organizers are seeking classmates. For more information or to check in, call Sherrie Barlow at (602) 264-3319 or e-mail akladies@qwest.net.

Class of ’97 plans reunion

The Soldotna High School class of 1997 is planning a class reunion for July 27-29. Class members are sought for updates on how they have spent the past 10 years.

Anyone who attended SoHi with the class is invited to the reunion, whether they graduated with the class or not. For more information, call Theresa Sin at theresa.sin@gmail.com.

Kids reading program continues

Kids are invited to join the Triumvirate Bookstore Winter Frequent Reading Program. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. Get up to four extra punches each month for special activities like reading to a younger sibling, attending a storytelling session, reading to a nonparent adult or filling out a “kid’s pick” sheet on your favorite book. For more information, call 953-7262.

Group offers help to those in need

Love, INC (In The Name of Christ) is a nonprofit telephone clearinghouse for peninsula residents in need of help. Its hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members seeking help may call 283-5683.

Alzheimer’s information available

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center has an Alzheimer’s resource center. Material is available for lending free of charge to families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

 

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Helping the fight

Members of Soroptimist International of Kenai Peninsula presented a $6,000 check to Central Peninsula Hospital on Jan. 4. The money benefits women and girls who are fighting cancer on the peninsula. Pictured left to right are: Peter Brennan, chief philanthropy officer; Lori Woitel, president of Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula; Ryan Smith, hospital CEO; and Pat Burke Peters, hospital social services director.

Library plans February events

The Kenai Community Library will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day.

The library will host a number of club meetings and events open to the public throughout the month of February.

Reoccurring events include:

· Mondays — Russian story time at 11 a.m. (except Feb. 19);

· Tuesdays — Preschool story time at 2 p.m.;

· Wednesdays — Wee Read at 11 a.m.;

· Thursdays — After-school stories at 4 p.m.;

· Saturdays — Gathering of knitters at 10 a.m.; and

· Second Sunday — Second Sunday stories.

Other activities this month include:

· Saturday — Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will hold its Ancestor Research Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail totemtracers@hotmail.com.

· Feb. 12 — Friends of the Library meet at 5:30 p.m.

· Feb. 13 — The Library Commission will meet at 7 p.m.

· Feb. 15 — Writers’ Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

· Feb. 20 — Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. General meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topic will be obituaries and how they can be helpful in research.

· Feb. 27 — Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m.

· Feb. 28 — Computer resource class meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information on library events and activities, call 283-4378 or visit www.kenailibrary.org.

Food program offered

The LeeShore Center is a sponsor in the 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.



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