Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003

WRCC board of directors to meet

The board of directors of the Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information and the location, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Pratt Museum plans series of brown bag lunches

The Pratt Museum in Homer will hold its first in a series of brown bag lunches from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the lower level of the museum. The topics will include the future plans of the museum and ideas about the main exhibit gallery renovation and site plans. The public is invite to bring lunch and ideas. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

League of Women Voters plans progressive dinner

The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula is planning a progressive dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. June 4. The hors d'oeuvres will be served in Sterling, the main course in Soldotna, followed by dessert in Kenai. Featured speaker will be Pete Sprague, president of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. His topic will be the borough's past accomplishments and future plans. Transportation will be provided upon request. Reservations are required by Wednesday. To place a reservation or for more information, call Marge at 262-3908.

Residents invited to plant a row for the hungry

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank needs volunteers to help feed the hungry. Volunteers can help by designating a row in their garden, planting a row at the food bank's garden or donating fertilizer, seeds or starts. The food bank also needs the donation of people's time to help with the planting. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Head Start begins early registration

The Kenaitze Head Start program is looking for income eligible students for the 2003-04 school year. For more information, all 283-0707.

Hospital to offer safe-sitter courses

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer safe-sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the hospital. Children must be at least 11 years old. A $50 per student fee will cover all course materials.

Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come basis. For more information, contact Michelle McKay at 262-8172.

Immunizations in Ninilchik scheduled

The Homer public health nurse will be at the Ninilchik Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday for immunizations and pregnancy testing. Well child checkups are by appointment only. For more information, call Homer Public Health at (907) 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

CPGH to hold board meeting

The Central Peninsula General Hospital board of directors will hold its monthly meeting 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Illiamna room at the hospital. The public is invited to attend. For a copy of the agenda, go to the Web site

Kachemak Kayak fest continues

The Homer Chamber of Commerce's Kachemak Kayak fest continues through Sunday. There are many activities for all ages and levels of kayaking abilities. For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740, or for a detailed schedule and listing of events, visit the festival Web site at

Relay for Life to raise money for cancer society

The annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Skyview High School track. Those wishing to put together a team or volunteer to help with the fund-raiser can call Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711. The public is invited to come out and cheer on area cancer survivors, who will start the event by making the first lap. A luminary memorial service will be held at 11 p.m. Friday.

Plant and sidewalk sale to benefit Pratt Museum

The Pratt Museum will hold a plant sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pratt Museum botanical garden. It will be selling 150 species of native plants from the museum gardens. Gardener Donna Bauer will be on hand to answer questions and provide gardening tips. The museum's store will hold a sidewalk sale on the porch of the museum. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

Brain Injury Support Group to hold awareness walk

The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group will have its seventh annual walk for awareness at 11 a.m. Saturday. The route begins at the Kenai Central High School and continues through downtown Kenai to the green park strip on Main Street Loop by the softball fields. There will be a barbecue upon completion. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call 283-5711 or 262-6333.

Kenai beautification project needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for a half day to plant the Kenai flower beds. The planting will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Fire Department. The firefighters association will hold a barbecue at 2 p.m. for all volunteers. The Kenai Recreation Center flower beds will be available for parents with children wishing to plant. For more information, call Bob Frates at 283-3855.

Air Fair takes flight

The third annual Central Peninsula Air Fair will begin with a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Municipal Airport Operations Center, followed by a fun flight touring six local airports. The air fair will conclude with a barbecue at 1 p.m. at the Soldotna Airport. There is a $20 entry fee for all participants. There will be interesting aircraft on static display at both the Kenai and Soldotna airports. For registration forms, rules and information, call 283-7591 or 262-9107. Registration forms can be downloaded at

Homer immunization clinics offered through June

The Homer Public Health Center will offer immunizations from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during June only at the Homer Public Health Clinic. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call the health clinic at (907) 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

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