Community Events

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2002

Kenai Fire Department to offer car seat checks

The Kenai Fire Department will have car seat check-ups from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. A safety specialist will answer questions about car seat safety and make sure child seats are properly installed and used.

Previous safety seat checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. For more information, call 283-7666.

Registration open for Homer Half Marathon

The sixth annual Homer Half Marathon will take place Sept. 1. The 13.1-mile race starts at the Homer High School track at 10 a.m., runs to the end of the Homer Spit and back to the high school.

Preregistration for the race is now open. The $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt, goody bag and post-race pasta feed. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations received before Aug. 9 only. Registration on the day of the race will be $30.

Proceeds from the marathon will benefit the Homer Foundation, a publicly-supported tax exempt organization created to foster and encourage philanthropy and charitable giving, prudently manage endowed assets and provide year round grants programs to improve the quality of life for the greater Homer area.

For race registration or more information, contact Joy at the Homer Foundation by calling (907) 235-0541, faxing (907) 235-0542, e-mailing hmfnd@xyz.net or writing P.O. Box 260, Homer, AK 99603.

KCHS class of 1972 plans reunion

The Kenai Central High School class of 1972 will host its 30-year reunion Aug. 9 to 11. The reunion committee is still trying to locate several classmates. Call Kim (Vaughan) Webb at 262-5341 if you have information on the following class members: Susan Abel, Lovelyn Bryant Bremond, Lynn "Bambi" Bruning, Randy Camplin, Chia Chao Chu, Jaye Clemens, Mice Cutsinger, Ann England Evans, Sandy Fee, Deborah Field, Barb Green, Danny Hansen, Gail Keiser, Janette Keiser, Leon Keller, Robert Kislter, Bruce Lashley, Vicki Love, John McLaughlin, Elizabeth Miller, Walter Moody, John Nashoanak, John Pennington, Rick Pittenger, Roger Spradlin, Rickey Strickland, Elaine Thomas, Juanita Trowbridge, Howard Walker, Debra Walters, Mildred Willis and Nancy Woodford.

WRCC plans Run for Women

The 15th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women will be Aug. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. The run is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Crisis Center as a means of informing the community about WRCC services and to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault issues.

Registration forms are available at WRCC. Participants may run, walk or roll in wheelchairs through the course.

Volunteers also are needed to help set up, keep time, staff the water tables and assist in other areas. For more information, call Natalie at 283-9479.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome workshop planned

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder program at Frontier Community Services will host a workshop titled "Create and Inspire for Success, FASD Adolescent Transition to Adulthood," from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Kenai River Center. Dr. Kieran O'Malley, a psychiatric consultant and professor at the University of Washington, will speak.

Parents, foster parents, teachers, physicians, mental health professionals and others working with FASD people are encouraged to attend. Cost is $20, and scholarships are available for parents. For more information, call Holly Mercado at 262-6331.



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