Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2001

Back-to-school immunizations offered

The Kenai Public Health office is offering back-to-school immunization clinics this week. At the Kenai office at 630 Barnacle Way, clinics will be today and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday the clinic will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In Soldotna, clinics will be at the Elks Lodge at 44560 Parkway. Clinic hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The Homer Public Health office is open for shot clinics today through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Orientation set at Nikiski high

Seventh-grade orientation at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School for all students and their parents is today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the school at 776-3456.

Registration for KMS

All students, new or returning, need to register at Kenai Middle School. If your student has not done so yet, come in today between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. New students will need to bring proof of immunization, name and address of previous school and $10 for a school-issued lock and planner. Returning students should bring in their lock, proof of immunizations, if they had any during the summer, and $5 for a planner. For more information, call the school at 283-4896.

Prison advocate speaks to Rotary

The Kenai Rotary Club invites the public to join them for lunch every Monday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant. Today's speaker will be Mike Gilliland from Cornell Corrections to discuss the proposed private prison and fall ballot initiative.

Spay-neuter clinic offered

The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will continue its low-cost spay-neuter clinic today and Tuesday. Vaccinations are available today from noon until 4 p.m. To schedule a surgery appointment or for more information, call Nancy Wall at 262-1624.

Bear program slated for today

Biologist Steve Stringham will present "Up Close and Personal: Kinship with Alaska's Brown Bears" today at 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The talk is part of the "Science on the Kenai" series. Using video footage, Stringham takes the audience on a journey into the home territory of the bears, exploring their behavior. For more information, call 283-1991.

Computer class scheduled

Soldotna Community Schools presents a Palm-Handspring (hand-held computer) intermediate class Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. There is a $40 fee. Registration can be done for classes via e-mail to or over the phone by calling 262-6768; leave a message.

For more information, call 262-6768.

Artistic fish skin presentation planned

Arts on the Kenai presents "The Use of Animal Gut and Fish Skins," by Fran Reed at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Her fish-skin basket Starr Ship is on display in the "2001: A Fish Odyssey"exhibition. Reed will explain how she prepares and uses animal gut and fish skin in her artistic endeavors. For more information, call 283-1991.

Blood donations needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska needs blood donations from people with all blood types. There is a particular need for type O blood. Type O negative blood may be given to any patient, regardless of blood type. Currently the blood bank's inventory is at the emergency level on both O positive and O negative blood.

For more information, call 260-5672.

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