Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2001

Public nurse to visit school

The Public Health nurse will visit Nikolaevsk School today from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at (907) 235-8857.

Abandoned vehicles are NPCC topic

The North Peninsula Community Council will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center. Mayor Dale Bagley will speak about the upcoming abandoned vehicle cleanup effort. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 776-8976.

Committees schedule Kenai meeting

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's Prevention Response Operations and Safety Committee will meet Tuesday in Kenai. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. For an agenda, directions or more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Blood drive to be held at mall

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold its second annual Sweetheart Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Participants are urged to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids 24 hours prior to donating and to eat a good meal the day of donation. For more information, call 260-5672.

Heart gathering planned in Ninilchik

The Ninilchik Community will have a "Heart to Heart" gathering Wednesday at the fairgrounds. This is an opportunity to come and give honor, in a public way, to someone who has made a difference in your life. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. You are asked to bring your own plates and eating utensils along with a favorite dish. For more information, call Terri at (907) 567-3370 or (907) 567- 3965.

Authors to visit Kenai, Soldotna

The Kenai Community Library will host two writers in February, in conjunction with Left Coast Crime, a national mystery convention scheduled in Anchorage Thursday through Sunday.

S.J. Rozan, author of "No Colder Place" and "Stone Quarry," will give a reading and writing discussion Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

L.C. Hayden, author of "Who's Susan?" and "When Colette Died," will be on hand Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Rozan also will do a reading Tuesday at 5 p.m. at River City Books in Soldotna, and Hayden will read there Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 283-4400.

Immunization clinic canceled

The Kenai Public Health Center has canceled the immunization clinic planned for Wednesday. For more information, call 283-4871 ext. 2.

Advisory board to discuss variety of topics

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Agenda topics will include an evaluation of light-penetrating walkways, a volunteer water quality monitoring project, a recreation impact study committee report and updates on the River Terrace Laundromat contamination cleanup, commercial operators and pending permits.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Suzanne Fisler at 260-4882.

Monthly contra dance to be held

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The cost is $5 for adults, those under 16 get in free with an adult. Participants are asked to bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck refreshments. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227.

First sphere weekend planned

The Ishayas' Ascension First Sphere weekend will be held Feb. 23 through 25 in Soldotna. The cost of the weekend is $200.

A free introduction lecture about the event will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bridges Community Resource Network in Soldotna.

The Ishayas' Ascension is a series of mechanical techniques that allow a person to rise beyond, or ascend, stress and self-defeating beliefs. The Ishayas' Ascension uses techniques that are based in praise, gratitude and love.

For more information, call Ruth at 260-5866 or Joyce at 260-4972.

Open house focuses on dogs

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Responsible Pet Owners Month. There will be demonstrations in obedience, agility, clicker training, conformation, tricks and skijoring, plus videos and printed literature, all promoting fun and positive things to do with dogs.

Groups represented at the open house will include the Kenai Kennel Club, Kenai and Soldotna animal shelters, Peninsula Retrievers Association, 4-H Guide Dog Program and Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management.

There also will be refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 262-6846 or 283-7515.

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