Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Anger to be diffused

Central Peninsula Counseling Services continues its series of free resiliency-building classes with part one of “Diffusing Anger: Personally and in Others” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Beth Selby will instruct. It is open to the public. For more information, call 260-3691.

Nutrition classes available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank offers free nutrition classes, “Your Body Works On What You Eat” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June 20 at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. The classes are taught by Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Service. For more information, call 262-3111.

Free low-vision screening offered

Anchorage Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the District 49A Lions Clubs will hold a free low-vision screening May 30 by appointment only. Screening will be provided by the center’s certified low-vision therapist. It is open to the public. The results of an eye exam that has been conducted within the past year are required.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Marsha Ware at 398-8909. Deadline to schedule is Wednesday.

Reading program registration begins

Kenai Community Library will hold a summer reading program called “Get a Clue at Your Library.” Readers will find clues, solve mysteries and puzzles and participate in other activities during the program. Registration begins Thursday. School-aged readers will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the library beginning June 7. All activities are free and open to the public.

Cowboy up

The Soldotna Equestrian Association’s first event in its Cowboy Round-up Family Series will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Soldotna Arena and Rodeo Grounds on Kalifornsky Beach in Soldotna.

Bull riding, barrel racing, calf riding, team penning, roping, calf scramble and “Double Muggin” are some of the planned events. Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and military with an ID.

Vendor space is available by calling 262-7006.

Community run ready to go

Run for the River 5-kilometer and 10-mile runs will be held June 9 at Soldotna Creek Park, behind Don Jose’s Restaurant. Registration and warm-up begins at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m.

The race will be run on a multiple-turn, loop course and benefits the Kenai River and the Kenai River Festival. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories. The cost is adult preregistration $15 or day of race $25; Under 18 preregistration $10 or day of race $20; and ages 6 and under free. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and a two-week membership to Peninsula Athletic Club.

Participants can register at Peninsula Athletic Club, Kenai Watershed Forum or online at

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