Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2002

Presidents' Day closures set for today

Today is Presidents' Day. In observance of the holiday, federal, state and local government offices, as well as the post office will be closed. Area schools will also get the day off.

Homer health center closed for Presidents' Day

The Homer Public Health Center will be closed today in observance of Presidents' Day. The center holds walk-in children's immunization and TB testing clinics every Tuesday from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and adult and teen immunization and pregnancy testing every Thursday from 1 until 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the health center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

Independent Blind meets tonight

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will hold its monthly meeting at 7 tonight at the Fireweed Medical Center at 247 N. Fireweed in Soldotna. For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Small farms mini-series starts tonight

The Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Small Farms Mini-Series begins tonight with forestry specialist Dr. Bob Wheeler discussing agroforestry systems.

Livestock specialist Dr. Milan Shipka will lead the second part of the series Tuesday night. Sessions will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building.

Preregistration is requested for the series. For more information, call 262-5824.

Job fair update topic of Soldotna chamber meeting

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Marie English and Pascale Dilley will offer a career and job fair update from the Peninsula Job Center. For more information, call 262-9814.

Women invited to brunch, lectures

The Solid Rock Conference Center will host a brunch from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for women, especially moms on the run. Nutrition instructor Robin Eberline will provide ideas for balanced meals for children. Julia Heasley, a registered nurse, will offer tips for finding balance in the midst of stress. Kate Jefferson will provide music.

The brunch costs $7, and child care will be provided. For reservations, call Carolyn at 262-4214.

'Caring for the Kenai' topic for Kenai chamber

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Denise Newbould of Agrium and Laura Hammond of Unocal will speak on "Caring for the Kenai." For more information, call 283-7989.

Fish and Game Committee to discuss hunting

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Hunting issues will be discussed. For more information, call the committee at 262-4763.

Master Gardeners present winter lectures

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will begin its winter lecture series Thursday. Commercial landscaper Cheryl Wikstrom will discuss proper tree planting techniques, as well as shrub and tree care. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building.

A $2 donation will be requested at the door, and refreshments will be service. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

North Peninsula Chamber to meet Thursday

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce now meets at the North Kenai Baptists church. The next meeting will be at noon Thursday. Mary Ann Pease, vice president of Alaska Communications Systems, will speak. The public is welcome to attend.



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