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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Conference to be held in Soldotna

The Kenai Peninsula Out-of-Home Care Conference will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Solid Rock Conference Center in Soldotna. The conference, held for foster and adoptive parents, social workers and residential providers, will feature workshops such as positive parenting skills, defiance and aggression in children, teaching social skills, attachment problems and finding fun activities for children. The workshops are free of charge. For more information, call the Alaska Foster Parent Training Center at (800) 478-7307.

Homer chamber to meet today

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will meet today at noon in the Homer Elks building. The speaker will be Tina Lindgren, president of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. The topic of the meeting will be ATIA and its role in marketing the state.

Public nurse to provide immunizations

The public health nurse will be in Seldovia today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday in Seldovia and Voznesenka from 8:30 a.m. to noon to give the first series of Hepatitis A and B immunizations. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at (907) 235-8857.

Skills for personal change classes to start today

"Skills for Personal Change" classes will be held today and every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through March 13 at Kenai Peninsula College. During the four-week class, participants will be asked to select one personal behavior to work on as a project to practice self-change skills. Topics will include behavior modification, tools necessary for behavior change and healthier thinking patterns. For more information or to register for the class, call 262-5824. There is a $20 fee for the class and scholarships are available upon request.

Health services available in community

Reproductive health services are offered through Kenai Public Health. For more information or to make an appointment, call 283-4871. All services are free to women under 21.

First events to take place at festival

The Anchor Point Snow Rondi will take place Thursday through Sunday with a series of events. An auction will take place at 7 p.m. at the Anchor River Inn Thursday and bingo and a Pool Tournament will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the inn. Events on Saturday and Sunday include a pancake breakfast, parade, snowshoe softball, pinewood derby, ice bowling, archery, a costume ball, craft fair and ski races. For more information, call the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-2600.

CPGH to provide education

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer diabetes education Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Augustine conference room. The cost is $35, including lunch. To reserve a space, call Susan Shoemaker at 262-0750.

Advisory board to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Presentations will be held at 9 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. For an agenda, directions or more information, call 283-7222.

Kenai lions to celebrate anniversary

The Kenai Lions will meet Friday at Kenai Elks Lodge at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the Lions' 35th anniversary. Dinner may be ordered at 6 p.m. and desert will be served at the end of the meeting.

District 49A dignitaries and guests are invited to attend. The meeting is open to the public, but they must notify the Kenai Elks Club by calling Barbara Waters at 283-3216 or 283-3803.

First sphere weekend planned

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

A free introduction lecture about the event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday 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.

Doggie open house planned Saturday

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility at Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway, in the Richards Veterinary Clinic building. The event is in conjunction with Responsible Pet Owners Month.

There will be demonstrations every half hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. on conformation, clicker training, bird work, obedience, agility, retrieving and skijoring. Plus there will be videos and printed literature, all promoting fun and positive activities 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.

Red Cross to offer safety course

The American Red Cross will offer a Community First Aid and Safety class Saturday. The cost is $58. Training will include first aid, adult, child and infant CPR. The course meets all OSHA and workplace requirements. Registration is required. To preregister or for more information, call 262-4541.

Sterling community to hold Fun Day

Sterling community is putting on a Fun Day Saturday starting at 4 p.m. It will be a potluck with free hot dogs. There also will be games, a pie auction, regular auction and fireworks. The Fun Day is a fund-raiser for the hockey rink and improvements to the Sterling Community Park.

Home choice seminar to be presented

An eight-hour Home Choice seminar will be held March 5 and 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Borough Building in Soldotna. Experts will touch on several topics about home inspection and shopping for a home. Preregistration is required. For more information and to register, call (800) 459-2921.

KBEA scholarship applications available

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2001 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home-schooled individuals.

Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselor's office, at the information desk of the borough building in Soldotna or at

Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 30.

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