Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2003

Nutrition classes continue today

The Kenaitze Head Start and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank-sponsored nutrition series continues today with Lentils: Legumes with a Lift," taught by nutritionist Colleen Deal. The series includes two months of classes, offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through April 28. The classes are free to the public, and participants may attend either select sessions or all classes.

Children are welcome, though no child care will be offered. Toys and a coloring table will be available.

For more information, call Kathy or Janet at Kenaitze Head Start at 283-0707.

Soldotna chamber to meet Tuesday

Denise Newbold of Agrium and Merrill Sikorski of Caring on the Kenai will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $10. For more information, call 262-9814.

SBDC presents workshops

The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a free workshop dealing with the Made in Alaska program, Internet marketing, exporting products and finding capital from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information, call Bunny at 262-7497.

Kenai chamber to discuss tax season, July 4

Matt Streiff of Edward Jones Investing will present a tax season update at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

Chamber members also will meet at noon Friday at Paradisos for the first planning meeting for this year's July 4 Parade and festivities. The public is welcome to attend.

Kenaitze Head Start to host garage sale

The Kenaitze Head Start graduation committee will host a garage sale Friday and Saturday to raise funds for its graduation ceremony May 19. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale can bring them to Head Start on Willow Street between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The garage sale will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Family House on Willow Street in Kenai. For more information, call Kathy or Janet at 283-0707.

'Spring Breathing' workshop slated

The Kenai Peninsula Health workshop, "Spring Breathing," will be offered in Soldotna on Saturday. The workshop will focus on the airborne allergy season. Airborne allergies affect 20 percent of the population, including children. Participants will learn about the causes of these allergies, as well as prevention and treatment options. The needle-free immunotherapy option for children, which is being advanced in Europe, also will be discussed. For more information or to make reservations, call Tammy at 262-7977.

Safari Club plans annual dinner

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International will host its 12th annual Midnight Sun dinner and fund-raiser April 26 at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event will include auctions, raffles and door prizes ranging from firearms to artwork to hunts around the world. The dinner will include beef tenderloin and halibut Iliamna.

Anyone interested in the event is encouraged to buy tickets early, as the event previously has sold out. Tickets are available at American Trophy Taxidermy, Homestead Jewelry and Gifts and from SCI board members. All funds raised will be dedicated to wildlife conservation, humanitarian efforts and protecting the hunting heritage. For more information, call Michael Dinkel at 262-7950.

Blood bank needs blood

The Blood Bank of Alaska is experiencing a shortage of several blood types. To donate, stop by the Kenai Peninsula Blood Bank in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna, or call 260-5672 for an appointment.

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