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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011

Early childhood training available

Thread is offering an early childhood education training on "Promoting Social and Emotional Competence: The Pyramid Framework." This is a two-part training and the first session will cover the first two levels of the pyramid framework: building nurturing and responsive relationships and creating high quality supportive environments in preschool classrooms. That module will be Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at HOPE Community Resources, 47202 Princeton Ave in Soldotna. All community members are welcome but must register in advance. For more information or to register call 1-800-278-3723 or visit http The training is free and will cover the CDA content areas.

Free nutrition class

Cooperative Extension and the Food Bank present the "Ounce of Prevention" series on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., through March 14, at the Food Bank. Classes are followed by a free lunch. For information, call Holly at 262-3111.

Learn to cook

The folks at Ionia present five free classes on macrobiotic cooking on Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m., starting Feb. 13. Sessions include dinner. To register call Eliza at 262-2824.

Moms meeting soon

The local chapter of the MOMS Club, an international non-profit support organization for at-home mothers, will be having its monthly meeting Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in Soldotna. For the location or more information, contact Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527. You can also visit the website:

KPC hosts health fair

Kenai Peninsula College hosts a Health Fair open to the public on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Commons area. More than 30 health and wellness exhibitors will be displaying their products including life style coaches, nutrition products, chiropractic spinal screening and massage, active release therapy, weight and blood pressure analysis, community service booths, the Mobile Mammogram from Providence Medical Center, and more. Low cost blood testing for cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid, Vitamin D deficiency and others will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. A 12-hour fast is required for comprehensive blood test; water and necessary medicine is fine. Call 262-0347 for more information.

Still time for soccer signup

Late registration for Boys and Girls Club indoor soccer will open Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Kenai Recreation Center. This is for ages 4 years through 5th grade. Cost is $60 plus a $20 late fee. Participants must be a 2011 member. Membership fees are $10 for Kindergarten and under, and $75 for 1st grade and above. For more information, contact the Athletics Department at 283-3318 or

LeeShore board meets

The LeeShore Center monthly board meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m,, in the large conference room at The LeeShore Center. All community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Call 283-9479 for more information.

Grange meeting next week

The local Slikok Grange meets at Mugz coffee house in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck with simple dishes and a meeting at 7 p.m. The topic will be planning for the upcoming Alaska State Grange convention in May, which will be held in the central Peninsula area. Families and all others interested are welcome. Please call 394-8321 or 398-8321 for more information.

Cribbage tournament now on

The 17th annual Kenai Peninsula cribbage tournament runs on Saturdays at 3 p.m. until April 30 at the American Legion in Kenai, which is at 902 Cook Street. Members of the public are welcome to participate. For more information call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Builders' association hosts wine tasting

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association's fifth annual Wine Tasting will be held March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Merit Inn. The evening's theme is "Escape to South America," and will celebrate the wines of South America and feature appetizers and entertainment as well. An auction will be held to benefit our scholarship fund. Complimentary cab rides will be provided by Alaska Cab.

Tickets will be on sale soon and are $70 per person. A limited amount of $275 wine tasting sponsorships are also available. Sponsorships include two event tickets, a fine bottle of wine with glasses, signage at the event and recognition in event promotion. For more information calll 283-8071.

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