Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003

Club hosts open gym

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula's Kenai Clubhouse is holding an open gym for all ages after regular clubhouse hours. Open gym is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a $2 charge for the use of the gym and locker rooms are available. The gym is at 705 Frontage Road in Kenai. Call 283-2682 for more information.

Nutritional classes available

Colleen Deal of the Cooperative Extension Service is teaching an eight-week series of nutritional classes. All classes begin at 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive. This week's class is the fourth in the series and will cover how to enhance your meal with herbs and spices. Other classes are "Recipes, recipes, recipes" on Aug. 4, "Road kill, what do I do?" on Aug. 11, "Off the Hoof!" on Aug. 18 and "Deserts from the Woods" on Aug. 25. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Salmon industry focus of chamber meeting

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon begins at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Sen. Ben Stevens is the featured speaker. His topic is the salmon industry task force. Lunch is $10. For more information, call Colleen at 283-7989.

WRCC board meeting scheduled

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center monthly board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center. For more information, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Youth theater to present alien adventure

The Pier One Youth Theatre Skills Camp will present its play "Cookies and Queen" an alien adventure on Earth at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the theater in Homer. For more information and to make reservations, call 235-7333.

Alaska refuges plan centennial celebration

The Kenai and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife refuges are hosting a centennial celebration of the refuge systems from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. There is no fee. The public is invited to attend. Some activities planned include live music, speakers and exhibits. Food will be provided by Unocal and Marathon oil companies. For more information, call Bill at 262-7021.

Business beautification contest continues

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Beautify our Soldotna Businesses Contest. Each week through Aug. 4 the beautification committee will choose a Soldotna business to highlight.

Winners will receive a sign proclaiming them the "Beautiful Business of the Week" and earn a gift certificate from Kenai River Nursery.

Winners will be announced at the weekly Soldotna chamber luncheon. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Final Safe Sitter course of summer slated

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold the last Safe Sitter course of the summer from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the hospital. Participants must be at least age 11 at the time of class. A $50 fee includes all class material. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Michelle at 714-4775.

Congressional mobile office tour planned

The Alaska Congressional Delegation's annual mobile tour is scheduled to visit the peninsula Aug. 13 and 14. It will be in Seward from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Cooper Landing from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14 and Homer from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. The mobile office van will park in the U.S. Post Office parking lots unless otherwise noted.

Message forms will be at the sites and all information will be directed to member's offices and applicable agencies. For more information, call (202) 224-9306.

United Way plans cruise fund-raiser

The Kenai Peninsula United Way will hold a kick off fund-raiser Aug. 24 in Seward. The Kenai Fjords Fox Island cruise will include dinner and the play, "Into Alaska a Woman Came."

Live music, an outcry and bucket auction also are planned. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Amy at 283-9500.

Residents needed to apply for CPHC board

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is looking for interested community members to apply for a seat on the board of directors. At least 51 percent of board members must be consumers or have family members who are consumers of CPHC services. CPHC is a nonprofit organ-ization with a mission to provide quality health care regardless of the ability to pay.

CPHC currently operates Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and Aspen Dental Center in Kenai. For more information, call 262-4120 or e-mail

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