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Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Immunization clinic hours extended

Kenai Public Health Center is extending walk-in immunization clinic hours Wednesday for children who need to meet the varicella requirement for school. The center will have walk-in immunization clinic at the Kenai Public Health Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 335-3400 for more information. Parents are asked to bring their child's immunization record with them.

Talent show slated

The annual Skyview High School talent show, co-hosted by the school's National Honor Society and State Mock Trial Team and also in conjunction with the Soldotna Community Schools will be held at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Skyview commons.

The event will showcase and provide students an opportunity demonstrate their talents in performing and visual arts. The price of admission is $3 per person. Refreshments will be sold at the show. For more information, e-mail .

Autism Awareness Month set

April is Autism Awareness Month. Activities planned include:

* April 2 -- World Autism Awareness Day. From noon to 2 p.m. there will again be a table set up at River City Books in Soldotna with information on Autism Society of Alaska, membership sign up forms, legislation information and more. Fifteen percent of all book purchases on that day will be donated to Autism Society of Alaska.

* April 10 -- 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk at Skyview High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-register at Some highlights will be resource tables with agency information for the area, gym walking area and also sensory areas for the kids to play, door prizes and raffles and more. Those who pre-register will get a free T-shirt. The event will benefit the Autism Society of Alaska-Golden Heart Chapter.

If you are interested in donating, sponsoring, setting up information, and/or have questions in general about the walk, call Tonja at 260-6933.

* April 15 -- will be a videoteleconfrence at Soldotna Middle School at 6 p.m. It is presented by the University of Washington. The topic is Biomedical Treatments by Gary Stobbe, MD.

* April 24 -- Autism Family Swim day at the Skyview high school pool from noon to 2 p.m. There are 10 spots open. Children must have an adult present. For more information, call Tonja at 260-6933.

Black bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. You may not register a bait station in units 6d, 7, 14a, 14b, 15, 16a or 20b unless you have successfully completed an ADF&G approved bear baiting clinic.

If you have already attended a clinic and been certified, you are not required to recertify. These sessions are walk-in, are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public. Clinics will be held: Seward - March 25 at 6 p.m. at the AVTEC Building, 1912 Leirer Road (brown building across the highway from Safeway); Kenai - March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road (near Bridge Access Road); and Soldotna - April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

New this year will be an online bear bait clinic course is available for anyone over 16-years-old wishing to become certified to register a bait station.

Visit www.Wildlife.Alaska.Gov for more information or call 262-9368 in Soldotna or 235-8191 in Homer.

Community hockey planned

The North Peninsula Recreation is offering public hockey and hockey pick up games Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 11 years old and helmets are required. For more information, call Nikiski Pool at 776-8800.

Awareness walk slated

The LeeShore Center will hold a "Alaskans Choose Respect" awareness event in support of Governor Parnell's "Alaskans Choose Respect" initiative and statewide efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault from 2 to 4 p.m. March 31.

Attendees will meet at the Kenai Gazebo at 2 p.m. and walk to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 283-9479.

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