Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2001

Blood bank in need of donors

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in need of O-negative blood donors. O-negative is the universal blood type that can be used by everyone, and it is always in demand. For more information about donating blood, call 260-5672.

Board meeting slated

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Iliamna room at the Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 262-9892.

Domestic violence seminar offered

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will offer a domestic violence education seminar today from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in room 201 at Kenai Peninsula College. The topic will be domestic violence and religion.

The seminars are offered each Monday through May 7 and are open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Kenai council to hold work sessions

The Kenai City Council will hold a work session to review FY 2001-02 draft budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. The meetings are open to the public.

Club house to close for training

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula after school clubhouse will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for staff training. The clubhouse will reopen Thursday after school for normal programming. All other activities at the club will continue as scheduled.

For more information, call 283-2682.

Seniors to hold sales

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its annual Trash and Treasure Sale and a bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center. Tables are available for $10. For more information, call 262-2322.

Training the trainer classes to be held

The Department of Corrections and the communities of Kenai and Soldotna will present Victim Impact panels and classes titled Train the Trainer April 25 through 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. Registration begins April 25 at 8 a.m.

The panels and classes are designed to bring healing to victims, increase offender empathy, break the cycle of crime, empower communities and more. There is no cost for the events.

For more information, call Sue Ford at 283-3125.

Summer activities fair planned

A summer activities fair will be held April 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Redoubt Elementary. Representatives from Okamoto's Karate, Soldotna Little League, Soldotna Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, After the Bell, Birch Ridge Junior Golf Program, Solid Rock Bible Camps, Soldotna High School swimming programs and more will be on hand to give options for summer activities.

Apple grafting workshop planned

An apple grafting workshop will be held April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Circle in Nikiski.

Participants will learn how to start, grow and maintain an apple tree and more. Participants will leave the workshop with two grafted trees. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Mike O'Brien at 776-8726.

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