Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2002

Talent show planned

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club will hold a talent show from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Admission is $1. For more information, call Crystal or Shauna at 283-2682.

Extended immunization hours to be offered

The Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way in Kenai will offer the following extended hours for back to school immunization clinics: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Soldotna at the Elks Lodge, 44560 Parkway.

Normal hours will resume Aug. 26. For more information, call the center at 335-3400.

Visitors center plans programs

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center continues its Interpretive Program series this week. Today's Science on the Kenai features biologist Doug Palmer, who will talk about the resident trout of the Kenai River. During Wednesday's Arts on the Kenai, Anchorage artist Artemis BonaDea will discuss bookbinding as an art form. And Friday's Alaska Heritage Day speaker Amber Glenzel of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, will share the findings of the Kalifornsky Village Archeological Dig.

All programs are free and begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call 283-1991.

Central Peninsula Health Centers meeting slated

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. regular monthly meeting will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Health Center at 170 E. Corral St. in Soldotna. Central Peninsula Health Centers meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 260-2663 or the Cottonwood Health Center at 262-3119.

Scholarship being offered by auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary Ninilchik Unit No. 18 will award one continuing education scholarship for $500. The scholarship is open to a veteran or family of a veteran who is resident of the Kenai Peninsula and is continuing their education to further their work skills or to reenter the work field.

This scholarship is not intended for high school seniors. Applications must be received on or before Aug. 25. To receive and application, call Danielle Nolan at (907) 567-4332 or contact her by mail at P.O. Box 77, Ninilchik, AK 99639.

WRCC planning radiothon fund-raiser

The 18th annual KSRM-WRCC Radiothon fund-raiser will take place Sept. 9. The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is seeking volunteers.

For more information, call June at 283-1946.

Positions open on advisory board

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board is seeking new board members willing to help advise the Department of Natural Resources on the management of the Kenai River. The Advisory Board will meet monthly September through May. Applications are due Sept. 9.

For more information or an application, call 262-5581.

Host families sought

Cultural Homestay International is in need of host families for exchange students this fall. Each student will have their own spending money, full medical coverage and ongoing support through the organization. For more information, call Maria Bayne at (800) 210-6080.

Kenai chamber looking for volunteers

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is in need of residents willing to volunteer at the "Hooked on the Kenai Headwaters" display at the Kenai Municipal Airport. Anyone interested in applying to be an flight greeter is asked to call the chamber at 283-7989.

Soroptimist selling discount cards

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards that can be used at many Kenai Peninsula businesses. Each card is $10 and all money will be used to help fund the annual women's conference and other projects, including scholarships. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253, Marita Parks at 262-5384 or any Soroptimist member.

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