Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Water laboratory to open in Homer

Cook Inlet Keeper will hold a grand opening and dedication of the new community-based water quality laboratory from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center at 3734 Ben Walters Lane in Homer. Community members are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Participants will tour the new lab and have an opportunity to express their opinions on the future of water monitoring and research in Cook Inlet. For more information, contact Joel Cooper at (907) 235-4068, ext. 29.

Childbirth, Safe Sitter course offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer childbirth classes from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $75 and must be paid in advance.

A six-week session on childbirth will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Aug. 4. The cost is $75 and also must be paid in advance. For more information or to register for either class, call 714-4788.

The hospital also will offer Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug 19 and 20. Participants must be at least 11 years old at the time of class and must be preregistered. The cost is $50. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Church to hold flea market fund-raiser

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will hold a flea market fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Medical Center parking lot at 265 Binkley St. in Soldotna. Crafts, gifts, a bake sale and live music will be available. Space still is available. For more information, call 262-0853 or 260-9252.

Library plans book sale

The Soldotna Public Library will hold its annual Progress Days used book sale from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the library.

A preview of the sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10 for any interested community members to have an opportunity to purchase books before the sale Saturday. Coupon books for the sale will be handed out during the Progress Days parade. For more information, call 262-4227.

Gospel quartet to perform

Liberty, a southern gospel quartet, will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. There is no admission fee. An offering will be taken in support of its ministry. For more information, call 262-6442.

WRCC to host annual run

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its 17th annual Kenai Peninsula 5- and 10-kilometer Run For Women at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 in Kenai. Registration deadlines are, mail in Aug. 6, in-person Aug. 13, and day of race at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 or $20 for day of race.

Preregistered racers can pick up their bib, tee shirts and promotional items from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the lower level of the Seaman Building entrance at 601 Frontage Road in Kenai.

The WRCC is currently seeking volunteers to help with the race. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

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