Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Food bank sponsors butchering classes

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host Carrol Martin, of the Diamond M Ranch, for a "learn how to butcher" class at 4 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Thursday. Martin will demonstrate how to butcher cattle and pigs. All classes are free to the public. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Soldotna chamber meeting today

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the Riverside House. Amy Jackman of the Blood Bank of Alaska will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Kenai chamber meeting set

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Christine West, ACS network engineer, will be the featured speaker. The cost of lunch is $10.50. The public is invited. For more information, call the chamber office at 283-7989.

NPC chamber meetings start up

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, back from a summer break, will hold its first meeting at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptist Church. David Gilbreath, CEO of Central Peninsula General Hospital, will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Fred at 776-8555.

Residents sought for CPHC board

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is looking for interested community members to apply for a seat on its board of directors. At least 51 percent of board members must be consumers or have family members who are consumers of CPHC services. CPHC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide quality health care regardless of the ability to pay.

CPHC currently operates Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and Aspen Dental Center in Kenai. For more information, call 262-4120 or e-mail

Homer to offer youth basketball, life-saving courses

Homer Community Schools will begin its new youth basketball skills program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. The program will run Friday through Oct. 11 on Saturdays. The cost for program is $20 for ages 5 and 6, $30 for those 7 to 12 or $50 for three or more children from the same immediate family. For more information and starting times, call (907) 235-6090.

HCS also will offer a CPR and first aid class Sept. 13. For more information and registration, call (907) 235-6090.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will visit the Kenai Peninsula. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Seward City Council chambers; from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

KCHS to raffle off quilt

The Kenai Central High School football boosters are selling raffle tickets for a handmade quilt. The drawing will take place Sept. 20 at the homecoming game. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any booster member. For more information, call 335-0123.

Potters needed to spin their wheels

The Kenai Potters Guild is seeking entries for its clay art show in November. It is an open show for Southcentral Alaska potters to exhibit their work. For more information and entry forms, call Sue at 776-8443 or Carol at 283-4337.

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