Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2003

Nutrition classes offered

The Kenaitze Head Start and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will kick off their series of free nutrition classes from 10 a.m. to noon today with "The Basics -- A Magic Mix."

Other classes will follow on Monday mornings throughout March and April. Classes will include: "Desserts and Other Scrumptious Ideas," on March 10; "Spice Up Your Lives with Herbs," on March 24; "Lentils: Legumes with a Lift," on March 31; "Breakfast -- What's That? Mom, I'm Home! What's to Eat?" on April 7; ""Help! My Scales Don't Work," on April 14; "Field Trip -- Sales and Buys," on April 21; and "Let's Soup It Up," on April 28.

Nutritionist Colleen Deal will teach the hands-on classes. A certificate will be presented for completion of all classes. People are welcome to come to all or any of the classes.

Child care will not be provided, but children are welcome to attend if supervised by their parents. There will by toys and a coloring table available.

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

Boys and Girls Club celebrates Dr. Seuss birthday

The Boys and Girls Club of Kenai will celebrate "Read Across America" and the late Dr. Seuss's 99th birthday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today. The event will include readings by members of the community, an art project, a ventriloquist, a readers' oath and birthday cake. All club members are invited. For more information, call the club at 283-2682.

School board meets tonight in Homer

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will meet today at Homer High School. The board will conduct work sessions throughout the afternoon, including a tour of the Razdolna facility at 3 p.m., a conference call to legislators at 3:30 p.m., a policy review at 4 p.m. and a discussion on the 2003-04 budget and the recent state area cost study at 5 p.m.

The general meeting begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome at all board work sessions and meetings. No public testimony is taken at work sessions.

Women's addiction recovery program starts today

Women for Sobriety, a self-help recovery program for women with addiction problems, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting today at the Women's Resources and Crisis Center. The program is separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, but members can use both programs for recovery. For more information, call Linda at 283-2069.

North Peninsula council meets tonight

The North Peninsula Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. All residents of the north peninsula are invited. For more information, call 776-3257.

Lockwood to speak at Soldotna chamber

Harry Lockwood, an employment counselor with the Peninsula Job Center, will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-9814.

ACS rep to speak at Kenai chamber

Cheryl Winn of Alaska Communications Systems will discuss product development at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The public is invited, and the cost is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

North Peninsula chamber to meet Thursday

Larry Lewis of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will speak at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is welcome. For more information, call 776-3250.

DEC plans informational open house

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. March 10 at the Kenai River Center, 514 Funny River Road in Soldotna. Members of the public are invited to learn more about DEC staff and programs in the region. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Brenda Duty at (800) 510-2332.

Family Planning Clinic to close for week

The Kachemak Bay Family Planning Center will be closed March 17 to 21. Clients should plan to pick up supplies before or after that week, as no one will be at the clinic. Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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