Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Skyview to host parent night

The Skyview High School will host eighth-grade parent night at 7 p.m. March 14 in the library. Parents of incoming 2006-07 freshmen are encouraged to attend. The topics will include curriculum, programs, policies, procedures, activities and athletics that the school has to offer.

School counselors will travel to Soldotna Middle School the morning of March 14 to pass out preregistration information to eighth-graders planning to attend Skyview next year.

Students attending schools other than SMS are asked to stop by the high school to pick up a packet.

For more information, call 262-7675.

Genealogical society plans events

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host its Resource Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. this week at Kenai Community Library. It also will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the library.

For more information, call 283-4481.

Amnesty International presentation slated

Jennifer Harbury and other representatives from Amnesty International will speak at noon Thursday at the Bridges Community Center in Soldotna. The topic will be “Truth, Torture and the American Way.”

For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from noon to 4 p.m. March 22 at Kenai City Hall and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

Volunteer drivers needed

The Kenai Veterans Center is seeking interested community members to drive its van Tuesdays or Thursdays to Anchorage. The center provides rides to veterans to the VA Medical Center.

For more information, call Joe or Dave at 260-7640.

Foster care, adoption workshops available

The Office of Children’s Services offers the monthly resource family orientations to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state’s foster care and adoption programs and process.

For more information, call Holly or Allison at 283-3136.

Martial arts class offered

Coed martial arts classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, and registration is required. For more information, call Tammy Berdahl at 776-8800.



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