Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Driving safety class offered

An AARP safety driving program will be offered Friday and Saturday at the Kenai River Center. The course is certified by the state of Alaska to dismiss traffic tickets. All drivers are invited. Drivers over age 55 will receive a reduction on their auto insurance. The class fee is $10. For more information, to register or for class times, call Vivian at 260-3966.

Health group to meet

The "Yes on Two-Health Care for You" group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Frosos in Soldotna. The topic will be the hospital expansion and recruiting volunteers. For more information, call Amy at 260-5672.

Help available for day care providers

If you are a family day care home provider in the central Kenai Peninsula area and would like information on how to be reimbursed for part of the cost of food served, call the Child Care Food Program at 283-4707.

Grandparents day breakfast planned

The Cook Inlet Lions Club will host a Grandparents Day breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center on Island Lake Road. There is no fee. For more information, call Heidi at 776-7652.

Hospital service area board to meet

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. The public is invited. For more information, call 262-9892.

Discount cards benefit cancer fund

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Head Start registration under way

Sterling Head Start is accepting applications for the 2003-04 school year. Children must be have been age 3 before Aug. 15, or 4 or 5 and not eligible for kindergarten.

Classes run Tuesdays through Fridays. Morning sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon session from 12:30 to 4 p.m. There is no fee and transportation is included. For more information, call 260-7446.

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