Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Alliance meeting set

The Alliance for responsible development of Alaska's oil, gas and mineral resources will meet at noon today at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The featured speaker will be Joey Hall, operations manager with Pioneer. Hall will give an update on Cosmopolitan.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 563-2226 or e-mail

Fibromyalgia support groups forms

Lifted Wings, a support group for Fibromyalgia will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Spur Room at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

The topics will be coping tips, information and support. The group is open to family or friends of sufferers, as well as others with chronic pain issues.

For information, call Tiffany Grimm at 395-3929.

Trappers set to meet

Kenai Peninsula Trappers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Riverside House. The topic will be end of year get together planning and a video presentation on wolf trapping. For more information, call Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

Easter dinner planned

The Veteran's of Foreign War Post No. 10046 Ladies Auxiliary will host an Easter dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at 134 N. Birch St. in Soldotna for members and their guests. The cost is $10.

For more information or reservations, call 262-2722.

CPHC board to meet

Central Peninsula Health Centers, Inc., board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Peninsula Community Health Center, room 202 on the second floor at 230 E. Marydale Ave. in Soldotna. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 260-7300 or e-mail

Bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula.

Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed an ADF&G approved bear baiting clinic.

Hunters who have already attended a clinic and been certified are not required to recertify. Sessions are walk-in and are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public.

* Kenai March 25 at 6 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, near Bridge Access Road.

* Seward - April 8 at 6 p.m. in the AVTEC Building, 1912 Leirer Road, across the highway from Safeway.

* Soldotna April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show in the Soldotna Sports Center.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

CIRCAC to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. March 28 in the conference room at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-7222.

Car seat check-ups offered

Car seat check-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at Central Emergency Services Fire Station No. 1, across from McDonald's in Soldotna and from 1 to 4 p.m. March 29 at the Kenai Fire Department.

For more information, call Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539.

Child screening set

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program and Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer free screenings for children ages newborn to 5 on March 29 at Frontier Community Services, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 16. Screenings include early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing.

To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Community health fair set

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold its annual health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at Soldotna High School in the commons area.

Depression screening, blood pressure screening, height and weight screening, respiratory screening, carbon monoxide level screening and sleep evaluations will be given.

Also available at reduced costs will be blood chemistry panel ($40), thyroid screening TSH ($30) and prostate screening PSA ($25). A variety of health and wellness information and vendor booths will be available.

Those who wish to have blood work done are asked to have nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours prior and take medications normally, with the exceptions of diabetics who should not fast.

For more information, call Michelle at 714-4775.

Around the Peninsula prints daily in the Clarion. For more information, call Nan at 335-1241 or e-mail

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