Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2002

Young Marines to host informational meeting

The Arctic Young Marines' next boot camp is planned soon. Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 may take part in the program. It is an opportunity to learn respect, courtesy and self-discipline.

A parent meeting, presentation and sign-up session will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Bingo Hall in Kenai. For more information, call 262-1602, 283-5365 or 776-7017.

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, which begins at noon. For more information, call 235-6018 or 235-6090.

Developmental screening offered

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer a free developmental screening clinic Saturday for newborns to children age 3. For more information, call Renie Aragon at 262-3144.

Hospice fund-raiser set for Saturday

Tickets are available for the annual auction and wine tasting hosted by Hospice of the Central Peninsula. The event is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Art, trips and a variety of gift items have been donated for the auction, raffles and door prizes. Tickets cost $75 per couple or $37.50 per person and available by calling 262-0453

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 today at 10 a.m., while the EMC committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Kenai. The public is invited to attend. For an agenda or more information, call CIRCAC at 283-7222 or 1-800-652-7222.

Red Cross offers CPR class

The American Red Cross offers monthly CPR/first aid classes. This class includes first aid with adult, child and infant CPR. The next available class is Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $58. For more information, or to preregister call Debbie at 262-4541.

Family Fun Day planned for Sunday

All ages are invited to a Family Fun Day from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Skyview High School south of Soldotna. Outdoor activities will include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating and a bonfire. Indoors, the swimming pool will be open. It's free, including hot cocoa for all.

Skyview, the Tsalteshi Trail Association and Soldotna Community Schools sponsor the event. For more information, call 262-6768.

Foster parent workshop planned

The Alaska Foster Parent Training Center is hosting a Kenai Peninsula out-of-home care conference entitled, "Tools for Building Better Care for Children," from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday at Solid Rock Conference Center. Workshops will include managing anger and aggression in children, preparing teens for independent living, adoption options and legal guardianships, fetal alcohol syndrome, reactive attachment disorder and more. The conference is free. For more information, call Allison at 283-3136 or Aileen at 1-800-478-7307. The conference is geared toward foster parents, residential providers, social workers and tribal providers who work with children in out-of-home care.

Foot care discussion planned

The Nikiski Senior Center is presenting Dr. Harry Cotler, "The Foot Doctor," Wednesday at the senior center. Discussion about foot care needs will begin at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call the senior center at 776-7654.

Kenai planning commission to hold work session

The city of Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a work session Wednesday in the city council chambers to continue reviewing goals and objectives for the city's Comprehensive Plan update. The session will follow the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to participate. For more information, call Marilyn at 283-7535 ext. 235.

SBDC offers financing seminar

The Small Business Development Council is offering a seminar entitled "Creative Financing for Working Capital" from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Red Diamond Center. Topics will include lender qualifications, applicant qualifications and the application process. Cost is $15. For more information, call Lou at 262-7497.

Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss

The Kenai Community Library will host a birthday party for Dr. Seuss March 2 at 2 p.m. This event is part of the National Read Across America Day, created by the National Education Association. There will be guest readers, prizes and birthday cake.

On March 4 at 6:30 p.m., the library will host "Creating a Family Storytelling Tradition" with Carol Ford. Ford will lead participants through the process of developing their own family tradition of storytelling.

Both events are free. For more information, call the library at 283-4378.

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