Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009

Canine Good Citizen test Sunday

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a Canine Good Citizen test Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road (formerly Robinson's Mini Mall). The test follows a five-week course, however, the course is not required to take the test.

The purpose of the CGC test is to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs.

The program is open to all dogs --purebred and mixed breeds. The test is not a competition and does not require you and your dog perform with precision.

Proof of current shot records must be presented before dogs can enter the building to test.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club and costs $10.

For more information, e-mail or call 335-2552 and leave a message.

Mother, daughter event set

Peninsula Take-a-Break will host a girls' night out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Solid Rock Bible Camp at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway.

This will be a night for mothers and daughters. A light dinner and dessert will be served. The event will feature Courtney Beddow, her daughter, Kiana Beddow, and esthetician Bridget Williams from Alaska Center of Natural Medicine.

The topic will be advice on skin care and makeup. Guest speaker Pauletta Staley will explain "How We All Are Women of Influence." Music will be provided by Robin Alleman. Cost is $10 with a free nursery provided.

Deadline for reservations is Sunday. Call 260-6262 or 335-6789 for more information.

Caregiver support available

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following free meetings:

* Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The topic will be "Wills, Probates and Millers Trust" with Alaska Legal Services.

* Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. The topic will be "Caregiver Peer Support."

* April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. The topic will be "Caregiver Peer Support."

For more information, call 262-1280.

Meetings are open to the public, and continuing education units are offered.

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