Community News

Posted: Monday, May 05, 2003

Kenai library announces upcoming events

The Kenai Community Library will sponsor a summer reading program for children this summer. The year's theme is "Laugh it Up at Your Library." All participants will receive a book bag, reading record and bookmark, and those who return their reading record by July 2 will be invited to the wrap up party July 7. Registration for the program begins May 27.

In other library news:

An intermediate Internet class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. May 12 in the conference room. The class will cover strategies used when conducting research online. For more information or to register, call Julie at 283-4378.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 15 in the conference room.

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 20 in the conference room. Loretta Matson will conduct a workshop on analyzing handwriting. Totem Tracers also will be at the library at 1 p.m. May 10 for Resource Saturday.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 27 at Buster's Coffee Shop to discuss "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph," by T.E. Lawrence.

The library will be closed May 24 to 26 for Memorial Day weekend. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. May 27.

The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, "Can Writers Make a Difference," will be held June 22 to 26 at the Land's End Resort in Homer. The conference will include more than 30 lectures, workshops, panel presentations and readings. For more information, call (907) 235-7743.

Support group to sponsor brain awareness walk

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group will sponsor its seventh annual Brain Awareness Walk on May 31. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Kenai Central High School and proceed through downtown Kenai to the green strip park on Main Street Loop where there will be a barbecue lunch. All participants will receive a certificate of appreciation. For more information or to register, call the Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group at 283-5711 or 262-6333.

Applications available for Outstanding Older Worker

The Alaska Commission on Aging, in conjunction with Experience Works, is soliciting nominations from businesses and individuals for Alaska's Outstanding Older Worker. Applicants must be at least 65 years old, currently employed and working a minimum of 20 paid hours a week. The winner must be willing and able to travel to Washington, D.C., in September for the Prime Time Awards Program events. Applications who are part of a subsidized employment program funded through local, state or national government support programs are not eligible for the award.

Workers may enter themselves or be nominated by an employer, family or friend. The deadline for nominations is June 2, and the winner will be announced at the ACoA meeting in Anchorage the week of June 9.

For a nomination form, visit, write to Prime Time Awards, c/o Jeff Kemp, Associate Coordinator, Alaska Commission on Aging, P.O. Box 110209, Juneau, AK 99811 or call (907) 465-4872

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