Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010

Next week's LeeShore classes cancelled

The LeeShore Center's Parenting for Women on Sept. 9 and Domestic Violence Support Group on Sept. 10 are cancelled.

For further information call 283-9479.

Public invited to meet veterans

The public is invited to meet with members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America on Sept. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.

The vets, from around the U.S., are visiting the Kenai Peninsula and participating in local fishing opportunities through a division of the PVA called the Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund.

For more information, call Lee at 283-9206.

Mushroommania returns

The Southcentral Alaska Mycological Society is inviting everyone on the Kenai Peninsula to the second annual Mushroommania.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 with a mushroom foray being conducted from the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road, where the fungus will be identified and exhibited until 5 p.m. Presentations will also be conducted.

Another foray and more activities and presentations are planned for Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with added activites for children conducted by a mycologist from Girdwood. A limited number of spaces for the 1 p.m. children's event are available, so don't be late.

For more information, call Ken at 907-252-6630.

Medical coding class starting

New Frontier Vo-Tech Center is now enrolling students for the Fall 2010 semester for the National Certified Professional Medical Coding class. Starting dates for the class are Sept. 7 and Sept. 20. Lynn Schoeler, a qualified and licensed instructor with the American Academy of Professional Coders, will help guide you to a career. For more information, please call 262-9055 or stop by the center in Suite 14 of the Red Diamond Center.

Nikiski pool closure planned

The Nikiski pools annual maintenance closure will be Sept. 6 through 27.

Pool winter hours beginning Sept. 28 will be Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to 8 p,m,; Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. with the waterslide all day Fridays,

Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. with the waterslide open both days.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Nursing information and advising session scheduled

Associate professor of nursing, Lynn Senette, R.N., and professor of biology, Dr. David Wartinbee, will be holding a nursing information and advising session for students from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 in room 109 at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

The session will cover a wide range of subjects including information for students who are just beginning to think of nursing as a profession as well as information for students who are intending to apply for the next nursing cohort, which will start January 2011. The first hour of the session will include an informational presentation and a Q and A portion. The rest of the session will be dedicated to individual student advising sessions. Each advising session will be 15 minutes long; students who would like to sign up for an advising slot need can do so at KRC Student Services by calling 262-0330.

For more information about this event, please contact Lynn Senette at 262-0333 or Dr. David Wartinbee at 262-0377.

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