Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2003

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 cphc@acsalaska.net.

Soldotna chamber to discuss tourism

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Audrey Walaszek of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will speak. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be on the peninsula this week. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Seward City Council chambers; from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

Space still available for butchering classes

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host butchering classes with Carrol Martin of the Diamond M Ranch from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the food bank. Martin will demonstrate how to butcher lambs, goats and pigs. There is no fee. The public is invited. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Free minority enterprise workshop scheduled

The Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration will hold a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the center at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 16. The workshop is "Government Contract Opportunities for Minority Enterprise." The workshop will cover what the program is, eligibility requirements, the application process and what certification can do for business. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Bunny at 262-7497.

Redoubt back-to-school open house planned

Redoubt Elementary School will host a back-to-school open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the school. Students and their families are invited to meet teachers and the new principal. Students also can tour their classrooms and the school.

Bus schedules, school lunch and supply information will be available. School T-shirts will be on sale for children and adults.

Food bank to hold raffle fund-raiser

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is selling raffle tickets for a opportunity to win two round-trip tickets to Hawaii. The drawing will be held at its seventh annual Soup Supper and Auction on Sept. 5 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any board member or by calling Cindy at 262-3111.

Host families needed for international students

Cultural Homestay International is looking for families willing to host international students. For more information, call Maria at (800) 210-6080.



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