Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008

DAV to meet

Chapter 5 of the Disabled American Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. today in the bingo hall at the American Legion at 902 Cook St. in Kenai. It is open to all veterans. A DAV service officer will be available to give assistance. For more information, call Glenn at 283-4359.

Fisherman's fund meeting today

Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The topics will be ongoing litigation, membership, Board of Fish appointments and upcoming events. Members and commercial fishermen may attend. For more information, call 567-3334.

Community egg hunt set

The Peninsula Center Mall merchants will hold an Easter egg hunt for children ages birth to 12 at noon Saturday at the mall in Soldotna.

CPCS board meeting planned

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave. in Soldotna, in the second floor conference room. For more information, call 260-3691.

Youth court offered

Classes for new Youth Court attorneys will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning this week until May 13 at the old Kenai Courthouse. Area students in seventh grade or older may take the free class. Successful completion of the program and passing the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court Bar Exam qualify students to serve in actual misdemeanor and alcohol cases involving their peers. For more information, call the Youth Court office at 398-4027.

LeeShore board meeting slated

The LeeShore Center will hold its annual board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center at 325 S. Spruce St., in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Red Cross offers disaster training

The American Red Cross will hold free disaster training at the Soldotna Sports Center at the following dates and times: from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28, "Fulfilling Our Mission"; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29, "Client Casework"; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30, "Shelter Operations Simulation." To register call 907-646-5401 or e-mail

Health center plans closure, training

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed March 31.

The nurses will be training April 1 through 3.

The Immunization clinics in Kenai on April 2 and in Soldotna on April 3 will be canceled.

For more information, call 335-3400.

Garden club set to bloom

Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road intersection.

Delphinium expert David Goodgame of Anchorage will be the featured speaker. The topics will be a slide show about English delphiniums, differences between Pacific giant delphiniums and English delphiniums and how to grow delphiniums from seed, plus fertilizing, thinning, staking and taking cuttings.

For more information, call 283-4632.

Sexual assault awareness workshop available

The LeeShore Center will hold a domestic violence and sexual assault community awareness workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 through 11. The topics will be domestic violence, sexual assault, effects of domestic violence on children, the center's batterer's intervention program and volunteering with shelter clients.

It is open to the public. Participants may attend all or a portion of the workshop. Continuing education credits may be earned after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with the center.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Alzheimer's to be discussed

Alzheimer's disease Pieces of the Puzzle will be the topic of a free conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15 and 16 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Seniors and Disability Services, University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for Human Development, Alaska Geriatric Education Center, the Senior Centers from Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Homer, Seward, Forget-Me-Not and Frontier Community Services. Only snacks will be provided.

To preregister, call Kathy Kenner at 714-6602.

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