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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai, provides walk-in immunization services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic For more information call 335-3400.

Parents are reminded they need to have their children's second varicella (chicken pox) vaccination before school starts or students will not be admitted.

A Saturday clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 in addition to regular weekly clinics.

For more information, e-mail Marty Ellis at

Dog show planned July 10-12

The Kenai Kennel Club will host American Kennel Club conformation shows and agility trials July 10, 11 and 12 at Skyview High School on the Sterling Highway. Events begin at 8 a.m. each day and generally run until mid afternoon.

Spectators are encouraged to come, but bring seating and be prepared for inclement weather.

Only dogs entered in events are allowed on the grounds.

Volunteers also are needed to assist with the venues. For more information, call the kennel club at 335-2552 and leave a message or e-mail

Car seat check-ups planned

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula/Central Peninsula Hospital will hold car seat check-ups at the following locations.

* Thursday and Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kenai Fire Department;

* July 16 and Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Emergency Services Soldotna Fire Department; and

* July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nikiski Fire Department No. 1. For more information, call Jane Fellman at 714-4539.

Community picnic planned

The BP free community picnic and barbecue will be held from noon to 3 p.m. July 10 at Soldotna Creek Park.

BP Alaska will host as a way to thank the Kid's activities, live music and BP giveaways are planned.

For more information, call Kathy at 907-868-4884 or e-mail

MediCare to be discussed

The program manager of Alaska's Medicare Information Office will give a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. July 14 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

Topics will include Part A and B coverage, switching Prescription Drug Plans, the "donut hole," financial assistance, when to enroll. There will be time for questions.

Attendees are asked to bring their red, white and blue Medicare card and other health insurance information, such as Prescription Drug Plan card or plan information, Medicare Summary Notices and Social Security or Medicare supplement mailings.

To set up an appointment at another time, call Judith Bendersky or Jeanne Larson at 800-478-6065 or 908-269-3680 in Anchorage.

Penny rally planned

A pennies for peace rally will be hosted by 4-H members Courtney Stroh and Vienna Schmitter-Schrier on July 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Funky Monkey in Kenai and from 2 to 4 p.m. at Soldotna United Methodist Church. The rally is part of a global drive to help build schools, one penny at a time.

For more information, call 283-9261 or 262-7852 or e-mail

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

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