Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008

Caregiver meeting planned

The National Family Caregivers Support Program will hold a caregiver peer support meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

The support program training offers CEUs. Training is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dani or JoAnn at 262-1280 or e-mail at

Boy Scout popcorn sales begin

Scout leaders planning to sale popcorn will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kenai Peninsula College. Information regarding fall recruitment also will be discussed. For more information, call District Executive Jodi Stuart at 283-1699.

Kennel club agility trial slated

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a three-day dog agility trial starting Saturday at the Kenai Little League Ball Fields on South Spruce Street. The competition begins at 8 a.m. each day and generally wraps up about 3 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to come and watch as handlers direct dogs around an obstacle course against the clock. Bring a chair and be prepared for inclement weather.

Dogs not entered in the trial are not allowed on the grounds.

If you'd like to volunteer for the trial or want more information, call 283-7515.

Disc golf tourney fundraiser set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is planning to create a free children's bereavement camp, Camp Mend-A-Heart in August 2009, to help address grief issues for children on the central peninsula. The goal of the camp is to give area children, ages 6 to 12, an enjoyable, accepting and supportive environment in which they may express their feelings about the loss of a loved one. The camp will be made possible by contributions from the community and fundraising efforts.

A disc golf tournament will be held Sept. 6 to raise funds for the camp. Call 262-0453 for tournament times.

Hospice is seeking community members to sponsor or co-sponsor a hole for the tournament, sponsor a team, be a team member or make a donation to Hospice. For more information, call 262-0453 or e-mail Mail donations to P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Weight loss class offered

Central Peninsula Hospital's Healthy Directions/Weight Loss Program is offering new classes beginning the first week of September. The four-month program provides guidance and support from registered dietitians and a team of experts, giving participants the tools they need to maintain a healthy weight.

For more information or to sign up, call 714-4724.

Community information sought

Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth?

Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

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Deadline for information is 5 p.m. Mondays. Submissions are printed in the order they are received and as space is available. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241.

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