Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2001

55 Alive class planned

The AARP will offer a defensive driving class to people age 50 or older. The 55 Alive class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. People are encouraged to call their automobile insurance company to find out how much money they may save on their policy by taking this class. For more information, call 252-6055.

Local artists featured in upcoming fund-raiser

Planned Parenthood of Alaska in Soldotna will hold its Second Annual Harvest Art Show Saturday through Sept. 22 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The show will showcase the works of local artists in multi-media. All show pieces are available for sale to the highest bidder. There will be an open house Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., and the Gala Auction will be Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the local participating artists, the Kenai Fine Arts Center and Planned Parenthood of Alaska -- Soldotna Center.

For more information, call Jackie or Jen at 262-2622.

Dinner, auction tickets on sale

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula are selling tickets for its14th Annual Auction Gala. The auction will be Sept. 8 at the old Kenai Supply building in Kenai. The event offers dinner provided by Bubba's Restaurant at 6 p.m., silent and live auctions, prizes, artwork and fun.

Entertainment will be provided by The Kalgin Island Quartet during dinner and KTUU celebrities will host the auction. Cost is $30 per person. Reserved tables for eight people are available for $400. Donated items for the auctions are being accepted at the Kenai administrative office at 11247 Frontage Road in Kenai. For more information, call 283-2682.

Discount prescriptions available

The Patient Assistance Network is offering help to people applying for enrollment in programs that have free- and low-cost prescription drugs available to qualified individuals. The organization also helps individuals obtain a pharmacy discount card. For more information, call (800) 277-0419 or visit

Volunteer coast walk scheduled

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies will hold its 17th annual Kachemak Bay Coastwalk during "Coastweeks," Sept. 15 through 29.

Coastwalk is an all-volunteer effort to gather information about wildlife and human impact on the beaches of Kachemak Bay. Participants sign up to walk one of 32 zones around the bay and record their findings. Coastwalk will kick off with a volunteer gathering and dessert potluck at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the center office on the corner of Lake Street and Smokey Bay Way in Homer. For more information, call (907) 235-6667.

Safe sitter classes offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will be sponsoring the next Safe Sitter classes Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class is scheduled while students have no school due to the two-day inservice. The cost is $35 and pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at the front desk at the hospital. For more information, call Staff Development at 262-8172 or visit Community Education at

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