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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kaleidoscope hosts open house, barbecue

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

Pregnancy class offered

A free healthy pregnancy class and introduction in the Bradley Method of husband-coached childbirth will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For directions and reservations, call Olga Krejci at 260-2665.

Family fun run set to take off

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church will host a Care2Run 5-kilometer Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church at Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost to enter is $15 for individuals and $25 for families. The proceeds will benefit their Neighbor 2 Neighbor fund, which serves the community's homeless teens and at-risk youth. For more information and directions, call 262-6442 or visit

Soup fundraiser tackles hunger

Tickets for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's annual Soup Supper and Auction to be held Saturday at Kenai Central High School are available at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna, by calling 262-3111 to charge tickets to your credit card, and from a board member. Tickets are $40 and raffle tickets for a chance to win $2,000 are $20. Each ticket holder receives a handcrafted pottery bowl and choices of soups made by area restaurants and staff. Donations of goods and services also are requested for the live and silent auction.

Tribal-state safety forum planned

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is sponsoring a tribal-state forum on safety and justice Monday and Aug. 28 at the Soldotna Aspen Hotel. This free two-day training is available to providers of health care, behavioral health care and social services, victim advocates, law enforcement officers, tribal officers, tribal elders and others interested in making our communities and villages safer through the prevention and reduction of incidences of intimate partner violence. For more information about how to register, call the council at (907) 465-4673 or the LeeShore Center at 283-9479.

Parent advisory committee meeting to be held

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Department has scheduled a Title VII, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at the Borough Building assembly chambers in Soldotna. Parents and other interested persons are invited to attend. If planning to attend, call Rochelle Hanson at 714-8892, ext. 8866.

New high school to open

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is opening a new high school called Peninsula Optional High School. This is a standards-based, self-paced, student-driven school for the student seeking a different approach to high school. Peninsula Optional is in the former Connections Home School portables near Soldotna Elementary. For more information, call the school at 714-8945 or visit

Donations sought for military personal

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072. Arrangements can be made to pick up donations.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

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