Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2001

Blood donations needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is holding blood drives today at the Kenai Moose Lodge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday at the office in Soldotna from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday in Seward.

Volleyball camp planned

The Kenai Central High School volleyball program is hosting the All-American Volleyball Camp Friday and Saturday at the high school. The individual skills camp is aimed toward incoming seventh, eighth and ninth graders from any school. The cost is $100 per girl. For more information, call Vanessa Gabel at 776-5851.

Drag races slated

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will race Saturday and Sunday at the Soldotna Municipal Airport. There will be a full race both days with a dealers shootout Sunday. Gates open at 9 a.m., time trials are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and eliminations are at 1:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $7, for seniors $5, and children under 12 are free. For more information, call Wendy Hudson at 260-3305 or visit the Web page at

Campfire program scheduled

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area Campfire Program will present a wild plant talk and walk Saturday at 7 p.m. Janice Chumley, an employee of the Alaska Cooperative Extension office, will speak at the shelter near site No. 15 of the Discovery Campground.

Neurological classes to be held

HANDLE, a holistic approach to neurodevelopment and learning efficiency, of Homer will offer two classes in August. The first class, Seeing Yourself and Others through New Eyes, is Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 12. This class will focus on the HANDLE approach to neurological illnesses. The fee is $150, with discounts available for early registration, groups and HANDLE clients.

The second class begins Aug. 15 to 21 but will take place over a nine- to 12-month period. It is a training session to be a HANDLE practitioner, with Cathy Stingley, assistant clinical and educational director for the HANDLE institute. The first class is a prerequisite.

For more information, call HANDLE of Homer at 235-6226.

Youth art workshops planned

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer art workshop is Aug. 11. The workshop will focus on storytelling with art -- collage and sculpture. Students from 5 to 9 years of age will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and those from 10 to 15 years of age will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The class cost is $10 for materials. To reserve a space, call the center at 283-1991.

Social security visits scheduled

The Social Security Administration of Alaska is traveling around the state this summer. Representatives will be in Kenai Aug. 14 and Sept. 19. at city hall from noon to 4 p.m., and in Homer Aug. 15 at the senior citizens center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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