Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Prescription drugs information available

The Cost Containment Research Institute in Washington, D.C., has published a 48-page booklet, "Free and Low-Cost Prescription Drugs." The booklet gives information on how and where to get free and low-cost prescription drugs. The cost of the booklet is $5.

For more information or to purchase the booklet, write to the Institute Fulfillment Center, Booklet number PD-60. P.O. Box 210, Dallas, PA 18612-0210.

Extended immunization clinics slated

The Kenai Public Health Clinic will hold extended hours for back-to-school immunizations. Clinic hours are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.; with two evening clinics set for 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 and Aug. 27. Kenai immunization clinics are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and run through Aug. 26; with an Aug. 27 clinic set for 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. only.

The Kenai Public Health also will hold immunization clinics in Soldotna from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.. Soldotna clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Monday through Aug. 28 at the Elks Lodge at 44560 Parkway.

It will return to its normal schedule the first week of September. The clinic will be closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day. For more information, call 335-3400.

Flag football teams being formed

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club is taking registrations for flag football from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Aug. 20 at the club. Teams are open to boys and girls in fourth through eighth grade. The cost is $50 for club members. Scholarships are available. The season will begin in mid-August and run through September. For more information, call 283-2682.

Blood-stem cell drive scheduled

A blood and stem cell drive to benefit Tommy Ellison and Sue Stein is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Christ Lutheran Church at East Soldotna Avenue and the Kenai Spur Highway. Child care will be available.

Kenai Eagles plan dinner

The Kenai Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary are having a baron of beef dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 Friday at the club. Dinner is $10 per person. The public is invited. For more information, call Ruth at 283-3496.

Last summer student art workshops planned

Arts educator Stephanie Cox will present the last in her summer-long series of student art workshops at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Saturday. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. kids ages 5 to 9 will do collages and from 1 to 2:30 p.m., kids ages 9 to 13 will learn the basics of drawing. There is a $15 fee for the classes and space is limited. Parents should call 283-1991 to register their child.

Soroptimists plan benefit for cancer fund

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Free pressure canner dial gauge testing set

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer free testing of pressure canner dial gauges from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Blue Bank Building in Homer. Weighted gauges do not need to be checked. For more information, call Alicia at (800) 478-5824.

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