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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011

KPC holds nursing advising session

KRC Professors Dave Wartinbee and Lynn Senette will provide their biannual nursing informational/advising session from 10 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in room 109 of the Ward Building. Attendees can sign up with Student Services for individual 15 minute advising slots with either Wartinbee or Senette from 11 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Participants can call 262-0333 to sign-up for a time slot. For additional information call Professor Wartinbee at 262-0377 or Professor Senette at 262-0333.

KPC's Kenai River Campus Annual Health Fair

The Kenai River Campus hosts its annual health fair Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. Blood draws will be available from 9 a.m. -- noon. New to the health fair this year, the Mobile Mammography Unit from Providence Hospital will be on campus available to any woman 40 or older who is due for their annual screening. Pre-registration is required and the cost will be billed to the patient's insurance, with a report sent to their healthcare provider. To register, call Providence Imaging Center at 212-3151 or (toll free) at 888-458-3151. For more information call the KRC Health Clinic at 262-0347 or e-mail

Learn about workers' co-ops

"Workers' Cooperatives as a Business Model" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience monthly potluck scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 - 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, in Soldotna. Eric Treider is the guest speaker. For more info, contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or

FCS to hold board meeting

Frontier Community Services will hold its Annual Board of Director's Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Election of officers will be held, agency directors will report on the status of individual programs and employees will be recognized for their years of service. Dinner will be provided courtesy of the FCS Day Habilitation and Vocational program.

For more information, call Ann Shirnberg at 262-6331.

Skyview High School pool schedule

Beginning Feb. 22: Lap/Water Aerobics, 7:30 -- 10 a.m., Monday -- Friday; Open/Lap swim, 3:30 -- 5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Water Aerobics/Independent PT 5:30 --6:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Lap Swim, 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Swim lessons starting Feb. 22: First lesson, 3:45 -- 4:25 p.m.; second session, 4:30 -- 5:10 p.m. 10 lessons for $50 a student (no over the phone sign ups).

General admission is $4 per person, or $35 for a 10-punch card.

Erosion and sediment control training programs

The Kenai Watershed Forum is sponsoring two upcoming Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Storm Water (CESCL) Training Programs. If you are an excavator, contractor, builder, engineer, landscaper or developer, this class is for you. The two-day class is being offered in Soldotna on Feb. 14 -- 15, and in Homer on Feb. 16 -- 17. This course is required for all USACE, EPA and Alaska DOT projects as of January 2008. More information and registration forms are available on our website: or by contacting Rhonda at 260-5449.

Senior Center Without Wall program kicks off

There is a new program being offered by Frontier Community Services, designed specifically for homebound seniors. Senior Center Without Walls is a program that allows homebound seniors to participate in various educational and recreational activities via the telephone. The program is designed to provide entertainment, socialization and education within the comfort of the participant's own living room. This program is completely free of charge for homebound folks 60 years of age or older. The kick off event will be on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and will be a chat with well known Alaskan author Nick Jans. To find out more about this program or to register for the Nick Jans event, call Rebecca Worth, Senior Prevention Program Manager at 907-714-6650 or call toll free at 1-800-819-8194.

Ocean film festival coming

The Kenai Watershed Forum, Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and Alaska Center for the Environment present the Alaska Ocean Film Festival 2011 line up to Kenai. The Alaska Ocean Film Festival explores our varied connections to the ocean with eight short films on saltwater adventure, marine science and coastal cultures. This year's traveling festival stops at the Kenai Visitor's and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call Josselyn O'Connor at the Kenai Watershed Forum, 260-5449.

Soldotna Equestrian group awards and chili cook-off

The Soldotna Equestrian Association presents its 2010 Awards Event and Annual Chili Cook~off, Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. at 6 p.m. Cost is $@ per person at the door. Folks interested in donating desserts for the Chinese Dessert Auction, Contact Mike Ashwell @ 283-6037. Attendees, members and non-members alike, are asked to please provide the following if you last name begins with: A-G -- bread/corn bread; H-N -- veggie tray; O-U -- fruit tray; V-Z -- chips.

Beyond 'Outdoor Woman . . .'

Alaska Department of Fish and Game has opened registration for the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman Backcountry Ski and Ice Fishing Trip to Trout Lake Cabin on the Resurrection Trail Feb. 26 -- 27. Gain winter camping experience and enjoy backcountry skiing with a pulk sled. Learn ice fishing tips and fish for burbot in Trout Lake. The workshop is open to adults 18 and older. Registration fee is $75. Visit the website for prerequisites, recommendations, and to download the registration form. For more information contact Patti Berkhahn, in Soldotna, at 394-0008 or Tracy Smith, the registrar, at 907-267-2896.

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