Community News

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003

Nutrition classes offered

The Kenaitze Head Start and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will offer a series of free nutrition classes from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays beginning March 3. Nutritionist Colleen Deal will teach the hands-on classes.

The topics are as follows: "The Basics -- A Magic Mix," March 3; "Desserts and Other Scrumptious Ideas," March 10; "Spice Up Your Lives with Herbs," March 24; "Lentils: Legumes with a Lift," March 31; "Breakfast -- What's That? Mom, I'm Home! What's to Eat?" April 7; ""Help! My Scales Don't Work," April 14; "Field Trip -- Sales and Buys," April 21; and "Let's Soup It Up," April 28.

Child care will not be provided, but children are welcome to attend if supervised by their parents.

For more information, call Kathy or Janet at Kenaitze Head Start at 283-0707.

Food bank to sponsor CANstruction competition

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will sponsor its annual AlasCAN Spirit CANstruction Competition next month. Individuals, schools, businesses and organizations with a "CAN-do" attitude are invited to create sculptures from canned and nonperishable foods and props. Set up will be March 8 and 9 at the Peninsula Center Mall. Sculptures will be displayed through the week, with awards at 5 p.m. March 14. All food items will be donated to the food bank. For more information, call 262-3111.

Special Olympics games set for March

Special Olympics Alaska will hold its 2003 Winter Games from March 7 through 9 in Anchorage. More than 300 athletes from 12 communities around the state are expected to compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, floor hockey, unified floor hockey, speed skating and snowshoeing.

The games will start with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. March 7. Most of the athletic competitions will be March 8, and the closing ceremonies will be at 5:30 p.m. March 9.

The events will take place at Hilltop ski area, Alyeska Ski Resort, Kincaid Park, the Diamond Mall, the Harry McDonald Center, Romig Middle School and East High School.

Anyone interested in helping Alaska Special Olympics athlete participate in the games is invited to fill out a volunteer form at or call (907) 753-2182, ext. 1, or (888) 499-7625 for more information.

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