Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2003

WRCC week-long fund-raiser continues

The Women's Resource and Crisis Centers "WRCC Week" continues with several events, including a radiothon fund-raiser broadcast over KSRM, which began Wednesday and continues from 2 to 5 p.m. through Saturday.

There also will be an open house today at the Transitional Living Center, with a dedication of the new Children's Activity-Educational Room at 2:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The 16th annual Run for Women will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 283-9479.

Cooperative Extension to share recipes

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 sixth in the series and will cover many types of recipes. Other classes are "Road kill, what do I do?" Aug. 18 and "Off the Hoof!" Aug. 25. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Immunizations available in Kenai, Soldotna

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 Center also will hold immunization clinics in Soldotna at the Elks Lodge at 44560 Parkway from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clinics will begin Monday and continue through Aug. 21, with an Aug. 28 clinic set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m..

The clinic 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.

Pioneers of Alaska to meet

The Pioneers of Alaska convention meeting will be at noon Saturday at the Anchor River Inn in Anchor Point. All Pioneer members are encouraged to attend.

Open house planned for anniversary

Jake and Mabel Galley will have an open house to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Jerry and Kitty Galley, off Echo Lake Road. For more information or directions, call Kitty Galley at 262-4498.

Final Safe Sitter course of summer slated

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

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 organization 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

Congressional mobile office tour planned

The Alaska Congressional Delegation's annual mobile tour is scheduled to visit the peninsula Wednesday and Thursday. It will be in Seward from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Cooper Landing from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Homer from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday. 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 members' offices and applicable agencies. For more information, call (202) 224-9306.

Blood bank in critical need of donors

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in critical need of type O blood donors. It has only one pint of O negative and has less than a two day supply of O positive. Donors are asked to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

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