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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Senior service board to meet

The Nikiski Senior Service Area will meet at 5 p.m. today at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center, at 50810 Island Lake Road. The topic will be the 2008-'09 budget. It is open to the public. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Anxiety to be discussed

Central Peninsula Counseling Services free resiliency building class "How to Beat Anxiety" will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Conference Room at Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna. The facilitator will be Nathaniel Oliver.

For more information, call 260-3691.

Teen dance slated

The Teen Center in Kenai will hold a Valentine's Day dance for high school students from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. The cost will be $5 for those students who are not members of the Boys and Girls Club or $4 for members and $3 for students that bring in a filled out registration form and $20 membership fee. The dance will be chaperoned.

For more information, call 283-3855.

Cancer fundraiser begins

Registration for the annual Way Out Women snowmachine ride benefiting cancer patients on the Kenai Peninsula has begun.

The cost is $100 and includes: a continental breakfast before the ride; lunch; a WOW goody bag; limited edition T-shirt; and entry for door prizes, costume contest and silent auction.

Riders may sign up individually or as a team and are encouraged to gather pledges.

For more information, call Kathy Lopeman or Glenna MacDermaid at 714-4490.

Registration packets are available from and priority will be given to registration received by Friday.

Babies born in '07 sought

A "babies of 2007" lunch and present exchange will be held at noon Saturday at Froso's Restaurant in Soldotna. A picture of babies born in 2007 on the peninsula will be taken. Parents who wish to participate in the gift exchange are asked to bring a gift. Attendees will be required to pay for their own lunches.

For more information, call Jessica Otis at 953-7341.

Child find screening offered

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program and Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer free screenings for children ages newborn through 5 Saturday at Frontier Community Services, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 16. Screenings include early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing.

To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

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