Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2007

AARP driver safety program today

American Association of Retired Persons will hold a driver safety program from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Dennis Gease at 252-9291.

Immunization clinic scheduled

The Kenai Public Health Clinic will hold the following back-to-school immunization clinics from 9 to 11 a.m., 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the clinic at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A.

Regular weekly immunization clinics will resume Wednesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Kaleidoscope hosts open house, barbecue

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science will hold an open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the old Sears Elementary School building in Kenai. The barbecue will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. behind the school. For more information, call 252-3508.

College opens new building Thursday

Kenai Peninsula College invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Mining and Petroleum Training Services facility at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. KPC's annual welcome back barbecue will immediately follow the ceremony from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The ceremony and barbecue are being held in conjunction with the first day of general walk-in registration for the fall semester. Walk-in registration will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Online registration at continues through Saturday. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 27. For more information, call Campus Services at the Kenai River Campus at 262-0330.

Head Start accepting registration

Sterling Head Start is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year. The program is available at no cost to the participants and includes transportation for Sterling and Soldotna children with pick up at Soldotna Fred Meyer.

Children ages 3 (before Sept. 1) to 5 (but not eligible for kindergarten) may apply. For more information and registration information, call 260-7446.

Kennel club gears up for fall classes

The Kenai Kennel Club is planning its fall classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten and obedience. Sign-ups also are being taken for conformation and Canine Good Citizen classes. For more information or to sign up for a class, call the club at 335-2552 and leave a message.

Boys Scouts take to the sky

Alaska Airmen's Association will host an aviation merit badge program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Civil Air Patrol hangar at the Kenai Municipal Airport for registered area Boy Scouts.

The Aviation Merit Badge Program is designed to complete and sign off the Aviation Merit Badge requirements in a one-day program. Part one on pages four and five must be completed prior to Sept. 15 to receive a merit badge.

The registration deadline is Sept. 7. Registration is required to guarantee space in the program. There is no fee for the program.

For more information, call the Alaska Airmen's Association at 245-1251, e-mail them at or call Camille Vega, district executive, Boy Scouts of America at 283-1699.

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