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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Recycling meeting planned

The recycling members of Re-Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons to finalize the schedule for recycling at the Arctic Winter Games. Recycling volunteers need to attend. For more information, call Jan 262-5098.

CPGH board of directors to meet

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. board of directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Iliamna Room at the hospital. It is open to the public. For an agenda, visit

Global warming to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The topic will be: Global Warming in Alaska: Is it Our Greatest Threat? Deborah Williams will be the featured speaker. A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

The purpose of the First Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together in a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Dan Chay at 283-9227.

Cancer fundraiser slated

Registration has begun for the Way Out Women annual snowmachine ride slated for Saturday. The entry fee includes a continental breakfast, goody bag, limited-edition T-shirt and a chance to win prizes and ride new Polaris sleds.

Funds raised on the ride stay on the Kenai Peninsula and go directly to help friends, family and community members with cancer. The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will be administering funds through the Oncology/Infusion Center at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500 or register online at

Free health screenings set

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention in conjunction with the Kenai Public Health and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Childfind Program will offer free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children ages birth through 5, but not yet in kindergarten. Immunizations will be available at some sites.

The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following locations: March 17 at the Kenai Public Health Office; March 20 at Sterling Head Start; March 23 at Tustumena Elementary School; March 28 at the Nikiski Recreation Center; and March 31 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Applications also will be available to apply for the Sterling Head Start, Kenaitze Head Start and the Nikiski Northstar prekindergarten program for the 2006-07 school year. To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Bear baiting clinic planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three free black bear baiting clinics on the peninsula. If you already have attended a clinic and been certified, you do not need to take it again.

Clinics are approximately three hours long and will be held at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Kenai River Center on 514 Funny River Road; at 6 p.m. April 16 at the Seward High School in Room 201; and at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Soldotna Sports Center during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show.

Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed a fish and game approved bear baiting clinic. For more information, call 262-9368.

Parenting seminar scheduled

Author Rick Johnson will host a parenting seminar, Dynamite Dads, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 31 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, and a Courageous Moms seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the center.

The cost is $25 before March 24 or $35 after March 24. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call 260-3750 or 260-5667.

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