Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003

Nutrition classes continue today

The Kenaitze Head Start and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank-sponsored nutrition series continues today with "Help! My Scales Don't Work," 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.

Hospital service area board to meet

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9892.

Women For Sobriety meets tonight

Women For Sobriety, a self-help recovery program for women with addiction problems, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center, 325 S. Spruce in Kenai. The program is separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, but the two programs can be used together. For more information, call Linda at 283-2069.

Public health clinics planned

The Homer Public Health Center has canceled clinics planned for Tuesday and Thursday. The public health nurse will be in Nikolaevsk Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 and in Ninilchik from noon to 2 p.m. April 24. The clinics will include immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups.

For more information, call the center at (907) 235-8857 or toll free at (800) 770-8857.

Soldotna chamber to discuss trade

Greg Wolf, executive director of the World Trade Center Alaska, will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting, set for noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. He will discuss the importance of international trade to Alaska's economy and the role of the trade center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9814.

KDLL board meeting slated

The KDLL Board of Directors will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to the public.

Group offers family reunion planning session

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present "Planning A Family Reunion" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Family History Center in Soldotna. The class is open to the public.

Parenting classes to be offered

The video-based program, "Parent to Parent," which helps parents deal directly with their children on the challenging issues facing adolescents today, will be offered for parents of kids of all ages this month. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, as well as April 22 and April 24 at Redoubt Elementary School. For more information or to sign up, call Donna Cotman at 262-9006.

Skyview basketball awards banquet planned

The Skyview High School basketball awards banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school commons. All players, parents and fans are invited to attend the potluck and awards ceremony. For more information, call Dennis Smith at 262-7974.

Sen. Murkowski to speak at Kenai chamber

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will discuss Kenai's place in the U.S. economy at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The luncheon costs $10.50 and is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

KPC to host anthropology presentation

John Branson, a historian with the Lake Clark National Park, will present a lecture and slide show on the Kijik Dena'ina site on Lake Clark at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 206 B at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna. The presentation is sponsored by KPC's anthropology department. The public is welcome to attend.

Games contract signing, reception planned

The public is invited to attend the contract signing and kick-off event for the Kenai Peninsula 2006 Arctic Winter Games at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Special guests will include Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Lt. Gov. Loren Leman and Arctic Winter Games International Committee President Gerry Thick. The Chuda Kuya Drummers of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe will offer a special performance. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. following the ceremony at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 262-6355.

Fish and Game committee meets Wednesday

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center to discuss March board meetings. For more information, call Bob Merchant at 283-9447.

Fish and Game rep to speak at north chamber

Patty Berkhahn of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be the guest speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptist Church. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 776-3250.

AARP to offer Medicare training session

The AARP will hold its local meeting and a Medicare training session from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

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