Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2004

Safe Sitter course offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer a Safe Sitter class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Friday. Participants must be at least 11 years old at the time of class and be preregistered. The cost is $50. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Football potluck planned

There will be a "Meet the Panthers Potluck" at 5:30 p.m. today in the schools commons. Parents, players and coaches of the football team are encouraged to attend. Parents are reminded to bring a dish to share. For more information, call 262-3180.

Disabled vets to meet

The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall. For more information, call 283-4359.

Celtic program scheduled

An Croi Irish Heart, a celebration of the celtic spirit in song, dance and drama, will begin at 7 p.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church, Mile .25 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 262-4757.

School supply help available

The Salvation Army will offer "Back to School Help" for families in need. Applications are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Friday at the family services office at 118424 Kenai Spur Highway. Applicants will receive school supplies and a voucher to The Salvation Army Thrift Store for clothing. Community members needing help after Friday should contact the family services office.

The Salvation Army still is in need of winter coats for children. Coat donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Corps, community center or at either of the thrift stores. Donors are asked to let the clerks know that it is for the back-to-school effort. For more information, call 283-3879.

CAP to hold recruitment night

The Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, will hold a recruitment night from 7 to 8 Monday at the hangar on Main Street Loop in Kenai.

CAP's three missions are search and rescue, aerospace education and the cadet program. For more information, call John Bittle at 283-1403.

Clam digging fund-raiser set

The Inn Between Bed and Breakfast will host its first Chowder of Charity clam digging competition from 8 a.m. Aug. 28 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Mile 3.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kasilof. A weigh-in, short awards presentation and bonfire clam bake will be held Aug. 29. The cost is $5. All proceeds will be donated to charity, and clams will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

A prize for the largest clam will be lodging for four people for two nights at the bed and breakfast. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information, call Barbara Schuerger at 335-2769.

Fish canning information available

The University of Alaska Cooperative Extension office recently completed research on canning fish in quart jars. It has a free publication available explaining the process at its office in the Doors and Windows Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-5824.

The extension office reminds canners to have their pressure dial gauge tested for accuracy before canning fish.

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