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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2009

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/laleche/join.

Transportation to be discussed

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will hold community Meetings to provide information and solicit input regarding transit needs for tribal members and customers and clients of tribe's programs and services who reside within the Tribe's service delivery area.

Meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the tribe's Family House at 120 N. Willow St., Kenai (for the communities of Kenai, Nikiski, Salamatof, Coho and Kasilof); and from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna at 35041 Kenai Spur Highway (for the communities of Soldotna, Sterling and Cooper Landing.)

For more information, call Paxton Oder at 283-3633, Ext. 265 or 398-5028, or Liisia Blizzard at 283-3633, Ext. 256.

Race volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for The LeeShore Center's Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Saturday.

Water table staff, lunch servers and race route safety positions are needed. Flaggers will need to take a short safety course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, call 283-9479.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the main building on Centennial Park Road. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Blood donations sought

The Blood Bank of Alaska and Lions Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula are asking residents to donate blood.

Register to donate through Saturday and receive a free blood donor T-shirt. Call 260-5672 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

FLAG football offered

North Peninsula Recreation is taking registration for its coed flag football league for youth in grades four through eight. The season will run Aug. 24 through Sept. 28. Registration deadline is Aug. 10. For more information, call 776-8800.

Challenger center offers camps

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is offering Young Astronaut day camps, hands-on, interactive science camps for youth ages 6 through 9 throughout the summer. Day camp is offered Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon through Aug. 13. For more information, call 283-2000 or visit www.akchallenger.org.

District reminds parents of shot requirements

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School district reminds parents of kindergartners through six graders that their students must have chickenpox vaccine before school starts. Due to new statewide immunization requirements, students entering kindergarten through sixth grade must show proof that they have received at least the first of two required varicella (chickenpox) vaccines and be in the waiting period for the second vaccine, or that they already have had the disease, prior to the start of school Aug. 24.

Any student without proof of vaccination or having had the disease will not be allowed to attend school until verification of vaccination is obtained.

Vaccinations are available from health care providers and public health clinics in Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward. Call the public health clinic nearest you for more information, to make an appointment or for a schedule of walk-in immunization clinics.

* Walk-in clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kenai Public Health Clinic, 630 Barnacle Way Suite A, in Kenai.

Call for more information, 335-3400.

* Walk-in clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Cottonwood Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave. Suite 1, in Soldotna.

Call for more information, 262-3119.

* Appointments available from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Homer Public Health Center, 195 E. Bunnell Ave., in Homer.

Call for more information, 907-235-8857.

* Walk-in clinics from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 18, 19 and 20, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Seward Public Health Center, 201 Third Ave., in Seward. Appointments also are available.

Call for more information, 907-224-5567.

Quilt pick-up schedule released

Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild pick-up times for Ninilchik Fair slated for Aug. 21, 22 and 23.

Quilting entries deadline will be Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. Quilts can be picked up after closing.

Registration of entries must be made on Kenai Peninsula State Fair "entry forms" and "exhibit tags." A Quilt information form should also be completed. Additional locations and times for pick up have been designated as follows:

* Aug. 12, at Sew'n Bee Cozy in Seward from 5 to 6 p.m. Call 907-224-7647;

* Aug. 14, at Seams To Bee in Homer from noon to 2 p.m. Call 235-6555;

* Aug. 15, at Robin Place fabrics in Soldotna from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 262-5438;

* Aug. 17, at Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, Soldotna from 10 a.m. to noon; and

* Aug. 17, at Ninilchik Fair Grounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 567-3670.

For more information, call Barbara and 262-2407.

Marathon gears up

Kenai River Marathon Committee is looking for volunteers to help with setting up water stations, tracking runners, trail preparation and safety.

The races will include a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon and walkers half marathon and is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27.

For more information, call Dr. Pete Hansen or Kris Harris at 283-4611 week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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