Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2011

Learn about homeopathy, naturopathy

A class on homeopathy and naturopathy is offered by Molly McNally, BSc PCHom, a local practicing homeopathic consultant. Class held two times: Wednesday, May 11, 1 -- 2 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, 1 -- 2 p.m., at Cad-Re Feeds in Soldotna. For more information call Dianna Taplin, 262-4698.

National Day of Prayer event set for today

An event in observance of National Day of Prayer is planned for noon in front of the Legislative Information Office (old court house) in Kenai to honor and pray for those who lead and protect our country and our community. Color guard will be provided by the American Legion and VFW, Pastor Rick Cupp and Pastor Pisa Famui will lead the gathering. All are welcome.

Mental health, drube abuse groups meet

The Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold their spring meeting Wednesday -- Friday, May 18 -- 20, at the Bidarka Inn, in Homer, with the theme: "Babies and Boomers: Understanding the Behavioral Health Needs of Young Children and Seniors." A public comment period will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. A community reception will be co-hosted with the State Independent Living Council at the Homer United Methodist Church, on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. The 3-day meeting will include presentations by representatives of the Office of Children's Services, Alaska Community Mental Health Child Trauma Center, Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, Alaska Commission on Aging, Senior and Disabilities Services, AARP, and the Homer Community Action Planning Coalition. To view the full agenda, go to; or call 465-8920 more information.

Disability Abuse Response Teams meet

A community training on how to address the victimization of people with disabilities is scheduled for May 13. The speaker will be Leslie Myers, of the Vera Institute of Justice and creator of DART. The meeting is at the Quality Inn, Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. The community presentation is from 10 a.m. -- noon and DART member agencies meet from 1 -- 3 p.m. For more information ontact Barbara at 283-9479.

Ninilchik seniors host dinner, auction

Ninilchik Senior Citizens Annual Endowment Dinner and Pie Auction will be held at 5 p.m. on May 14 at 66423 Aspen Ave., Ninilchik. Doors open at 4 p.m. Prime rib dinner is $20 per person. Tim Navarre will be auctioneer. Homemade pies and more to be auctioned. There will also be door prizes and a silent auction. Limited seating, so reserve your spot early. Unpaid reservations will be held only until May 10. Call 907-567-3988. Seniors are looking for donations of door prizes, auction items or pies.

Free community meeting space available

Heritage Place at Central Peninsula Hospital has space available for community groups to hold meetings at no cost. For more information contact Gwen Johnson at 714-5037.

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