Community Events

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005

Library plans March events

The Kenai Community library will host a number of club meetings and events open to the public throughout the month of March.

Russian story time will be held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday.

Toddler story time will be held at 11 a.m. every Wednesday.

Preschool story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday.

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will be at the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday and at 1 p.m. Saturday for Resource Saturday.

A beginning Internet class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 14 in the library conference room. The class will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques. To register, call Julie at 283-4378.

The Central Peninsula Writers' Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 17 in the library conference room. Anyone who enjoys writing for profit or pleasure is invited to attend.

Friends of the Library will meet at 5:45 p.m. March 21 at the library.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 29 in the conference room.

For more information on library events and activities, call 283-4378 or visit www.kenailibrary.org.

PSDRA plans fund-raiser race

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will hold its annual Business Persons Charity Race at noon Saturday.

Registrations begins at 11 a.m. Area business are encouraged to register this week for sponsorships.

Entry fee is $100, with 50 percent of registration fees being donated to the winning businesses selected charity.

Each entrant will be randomly assigned a sled and a three-dog team and will get a brief training on how to "mush."

The top three finishers will select the charity they wish donate winnings to. Teams are available for additional businesses and organizations to sponsor. Registration is limited to the first 20 entrants.

For more information and the race location, call Mitch Michaud at 252-5350 or 262-4977.

Public comment sought

The Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury advisory board is seeking public comment on the creation of a grass-roots brain injury support group. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 801 B Street, Suite 506, Anchorage. To call in comments outside of Anchorage, call (800) 315-6338.

For more information, call (907) 274-2824.

SeaLife center to celebrate

The Alaska SeaLife Center will hold a week-long celebration of its marine animals from March 19 to 27. March 19 and 20 will be about seabirds; March 21 through 25 will be about aquarium animals; and March 26 and 27 will be about marine mammals.

The week's programming will consist of presentations, themed tours, animal feedings, craft stations, trivia games, scavenger hunts and entrance to the regular SeaLife Center exhibits. For more information, call Rebekah Riley at 907-224-6312.

Deadline for car bids today

The Sterling area senior citizens are accepting sealed bids on a 1995 Buick Skylark four-door sedan with front wheel drive, a 2.3 liter MIF engine, three-speed automatic transmission, driver side air bag, anti-lock power brakes, power doors locks, AM-FM radio, air conditioning, and engine block heater. It also has 31, 338 miles on it.

All proceeds will benefit the center. For more information and bid instructions, call the senior center at 262-6808. The deadline for bids is today.

Respite services available

The Frontier Community Services is accepting applications for its senior services respite grant program. Respite services provides the opportunity for primary caregivers to take a break from assisting with the health and or disability of a family member.

Community members caring for persons with Alzheimer's related dementia or an adult with a physical disability are encouraged to apply.

For more information,call the Senior Services Department at 262-6331, ext. 356.



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