Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2003

Blood bank to visit Homer

The Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Homer from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Hospital. Donors are asked to drink plenty of caffeine-free fluids and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

Visitors center to explore aviation

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will celebrate early Alaska aviation at 3 p.m. Friday at the center. Steve Hillyer, pilot and artist, will instruct. There is no fee. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

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 262-7021.

Immunization clinics expanded in Homer

The Homer Public Health Clinic has expanded its August immunization clinics. It will be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 12 and 14; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 21; and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 to 29.

Immunizations, pregnancy tests, health education and counseling will be available Aug. 13 at Nikolaevsk and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in Ninilchik. For more information, call 235-4199

Cooperative extension to dish up dessert

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 fifth in the series and will cover desserts from the woods. Other classes are "Recipes, recipes, recipes" on Aug. 11, "Road kill, what do I do?" on Aug. 18, "Off the Hoof!" on Aug. 25. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

KWF to explore new trail

The Kenai Watershed Forum is hosting biologist Ted Bailey for a tour of a new trail at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Upper Skilak Campground. Bailey will give a narrative of his work with mammals on the Kenai Peninsula. There is no fee. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

WRCC run registration forms available

The 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 9. Race registration forms are available at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center in Kenai and REI and the Alaska Clubs in Anchorage. Forms also are available on the Web at Volunteers still are needed to staff water tables and flagging positions. Flaggers will need to attend a short training session prior to race day. For more information, call 283-9479.

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