Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2000

Hunter safety class offered to students

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is offering a class in hunter education for eighth- through 12th-grade students. The $5 fee includes three one-hour classes, five sessions and snacks. The program begins today and continues on Wednesday, July 24, 26 and 27. Classes run from 3 to 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School.

Interested students can register at Soldotna Middle School, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Week-long football camp starts today

Kenai Peninsula Football Camp starts today at Soldotna High School for children in grades four through nine. Enrollment in the clinic costs $60. The program lasts for five days and sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting July 24, students in grades nine through 12 will be able to participate in the camp. The cost is $60.

The cost for students in the ninth grade attending both camps is $95. For more information, call Rob Dimick at 262-5095.

Child care classes teach medical care

Safe Sitter Classes, a 13-hour, two-day medically oriented instructional program designed to train young persons ages 11 to 13 how to be safe baby-sitters will be held today and Tuesday at Central Peninsula General Hospital. The program teaches baby-sitters how to handle major and minor medical emergencies and proper child-care skills. Cost for the program, including all materials, is $35. For more information or to sign up, contact Jenna Vincent at 262-4404, ext. 250.

Senior center prepared for Progress Days

Soldotna Senior Center's Progress Days Bazaar will be Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, gifts, a bake sale, jams and jellies, a quilt show and antique display, and the kitchen will be open.

Soldotna Senior Center's Endowment Board of Trustees annual Progress Days parking lot barbecue Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Soldotna's 4-H petting zoo will be there, a wool-spinning display will be featured, plus music and a car show.

Poynor plans book signing

Kenai writer A.E. Poynor will autograph his book "Of Moose and Men -- A Skewed Look at Life in Alaska" at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Poynor has been a newspaper columnist for the Peninsula Clarion since 1991. "Of Moose and Men" is Poynor's first book and is a collection of humorous essays and newspaper columns on life in Alaska.

WRCC in need of volunteers for foot race

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's 13th annual 5 and 10 kilometer Run for Women will be held Aug. 12 at the Kenai softball fields' green strip. Volunteers are needed to assist in many capacities both on, and prior to, race day.

For more information on volunteering, call Emily Aley at 283-9479.

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