Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2003

Extension office to teach nutritional classes

The Cooperative Extension Office has scheduled an eight-week series of nutritional classes beginning at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank located at 33955 Community College Drive. The first class will be a demonstration of how to fillet and prepare salmon for meals. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

KBBI schedules board meeting

KBBI Public Radio board of directors will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the KBBI studio located at 3913 Kachemak Way. The public is invited to attend.

Blood donation earns dinner discount

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in critical need of donations and have teamed up with Don Jose's of Soldotna to offer a dinner special through the month of July. Donors will receive 50 percent off a second dinner with proof of donation. Also, a drawing for donors will be held July 31 for a free dinner for two. For more information, call 260-5672.

Astronaut to visit Boys and Girls Club

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club and ConocoPhillips will host Astronaut Bill Oefelein from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the clubhouse in Kenai. After a multi-media presentation, there will be free root-beer floats. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Michelle at 283-2682.

Nikiski churches to host community day

The second annual community day, sponsored by Nikiski area churches, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 at the Nikiski Pool Recreation Fields. The day's activities, all free, will include live music, crafts, a petting zoo, cart rides and fellowship. For more information, call Frank at 252-6058.

Final swim sessions set for Kenai pool

The Kenai pool's last two swim sessions will be July 14 to July 25 and July 28 to Aug. 8. Lessons are Monday through Friday for 40 minutes. The cost for lessons is $40.

The pool also offers adult swim workouts at 8 a.m.; one-meter spring diving board lessons at 11 a.m. for $40; and open swim at 1 p.m. for $3. The pool is available for private swim lessons and pool rentals. For complete pool schedule and fees, call 283-7476.

Soroptimists hold fund-raiser for cancer fund

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area business and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

'Funniest Story' writing contest held

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a funniest story writing contest for children ages 7 to 18 years old. Deadline for submissions is July 16. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. For more information and contest guidelines, call 262-4227.

Vendors, parade entries sought for Progress Days

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendor space and parade entries for the 43rd annual Progress Days Celebration to be held July 26. The theme is "There is No Business Like Soldotna Business." For more information, call 262-9814.

AAJC plans flea market fund-raiser

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ has planned a flea market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26 at the old C and R Auto lot, located across the street from Sourdough Sal's. Games, crafts, gifts, a bake sale and live music are planned. For more information, call 262-9693 or 262-0853.

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