Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008

Physical therapy program to be discussed

An informational meeting followed by a question and answer session regarding a proposed physical therapy assistant degree program will be held at 1 p.m. today in room 207 at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna.

The workshop, put on in conjunction with Whatcom Community College, in Bellingham, Wash., will be hosted by David Wartinbee, professor of biology.

The topics will be what a physical therapy assistant does and what is required to obtain certification. The program is being considered as a distance delivered program from Whatcom College to Kenai Peninsula College.

For more information, call David Wartinbee at 262-0377 or e-mail

After-school clubs to meet

Good News Clubs featuring stories, songs, games, prizes and snacks will be held at Kalifornsky Beach, Mountain View, and Sterling elementary schools today.

The clubs are sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship and meet immediately after the last bell. Parents must provide transportation for their children following the one hour club meeting.

For more information, call Phyllis at 262-9605.

Historical society to meet

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the McLane Center, 1/2 mile from the Kalifornsky Beach and Sterling Highway intersection.

The featured speaker will be Linda Chamberlain. Her topic will be mushing the mail on the Kenai.

The group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information, call 262-5125.

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.

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.

American Legion seeks members

The American Legion Post No. 20 will hold a membership rally at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Veterans who have served during the qualifying dates specified by the United States Congress may join for $10 (regular annual dues are $50.) New members will receive a free dinner. For more information, call 283-3222.

Dinner theater set for Sterling

The Sterling Senior Center will present "Alaska Gold or Yukon Depend on Me" dinner show at 6 p.m. Saturday. Beer and wine will be available. The cost is $20.

On Sunday a matinee dessert only show will be held at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10.

For more information, call 262-6808, 260-6630 or 262-2943.

Literacy tutors sought

A volunteer orientation for community members interested in becoming tutors and helping with the local literacy program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center in room 153. Attendees will learn how they can help a student learn English or help someone get a GED.

For more information, call Mary Bell at 262-0327.

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