Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information and location, call 283-4678.

CPGH auxiliary to meet

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Borealis room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Michelle Crawford at 714-4778.

Fetal alcohol training slated

The Frontier Community Services is sponsoring a training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Public Health office. Dr. Robin LaDue will speak. LaDue is an international educator, consultant and a recognized expert on FAS adolescents with sexual and criminal issues. There is no fee. For more information or to register, call Margaret at 262-6331.

Fund-raiser for fire department set

The Funny River Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bake and garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the fire station at Mile 16.5 of Funny River Road. It is seeking donations and baked good items to sell. All unsold items will be donated to charity. Those wishing to donate can either drop off items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at the station or call to arrange for pick up. For garage sale items, call Rich or Mary Hearin at 262-6234; for bake sale items, call Rose Scott at 260-5963.

River festival set for this weekend

The Kenai River Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Green Strip in Kenai. Activities will include fish model painting, a hands-on science booth, fishing clinics, casting practice, artisan booths, music and the Run for the River 5-kilometer race. Salmon dinners also are planned.

This event is designed to teach community members about the river and its inhabitants through educational activities. For more information, call 260-5449.

Kenai pool offers swim lessons

The Kenai High School swimming pool's summer hours are as follows: Lap swim is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; a swim workout is from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; swimming lessons are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily; open swim is from 1 to 2:45 p.m. daily; and private swimming lessons or pool rentals are available from 3 to 4 p.m.

The cost for lap or open swim time is $3, or $25 for a punch card good for 10 sessions.

Group swimming lesson sessions will be offered June 13 to 25, June 28 to July 9 (but not July 4), July 12 to 23 and July 26 to Aug. 6. Daily lessons are 40 minutes. The cost is $40 per session. Private lessons are $10 per hour.

For more information or to register for swimming lessons, call 283-7476.

KHLT to hold Geocaching class

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will hold a Geocaching class from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Participants will meet at the red portable on the east side of Paul Banks Elementary School, then explore the Calvin and Coyle Nature Trail. Kiki Abrahamson will instruction the use of Garmin Etrex global positioning system.

Cost is $15 person or $25 per family. Registration deadline is Friday. A minimum of six participants is needed to hold the class, with a maximum of 20. Participants can use own GPS systems or use instructors. For more information or to register, call (907)235-5263.)

Help for home daycare providers

The Child Care Food Program, an office of the Women's Resource and Crisis Center is offering information to home daycare providers in the central peninsula area on how to be reimbursed for part of the cost of food served. For more information, call 283-4707.

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