Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kenaitze Head Start welcomes back families

The Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start program will welcome its families back to school with a drum and dance ceremony today at the Nakenu Family House on North Willow Street in Kenai. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Caregiver support group to meet

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold a caregiver peer support group meeting at 1 p.m. today at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information, call 262-1280.

KMS open house today

Kenai Middle School will hold a barbecue and open house at 5:30 p.m. today. Hotdogs and chips will be available from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Open house will be from 6:15 to 7:35 p.m. Edline activation codes and student schedules will be handed out during the barbecue. For more information, call 283-4896.

Resource development to be discussed

A First Friday Dialogue on resource development will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. The topic will be "Finding the Balance: How should responsible people react to anticipated resource development in Central Alaska"

A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

The Roundtable Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue sponsors monthly First Friday Dialogues to bring people in the community together in safe forums for conversation and learning. For more information, call Dan Chay at 283-9227 or e-mail him at

Peaceful people to meet

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at River City Books in Soldotna. The topics will be current local and world events from a peace and justice perspective. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Rubber duck race slated

The Kenai Lions Club will hold its annual rubber ducky race Sept. 15 at Cunningham Park on the Kenai River. For race times or tickets call Teresa at 252-4988 or Terry at 398-2880.

Walk/run set for Kasilof

Tustumena Elementary School's PTO will hold a 5-kilometer walk or run for students and their families at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the school.

Registration forms were sent home with students and also are available at the school. Day of race registration will begin at noon.

The cost to enter will be $5 for students. Older students and adults may enter for $10 person. T-shirts are available for $10 per person. The event focuses on encouraging healthy living for young people and adults. For more information, call 262-4844.

Tutors sought

A volunteer orientation for community members interested in becoming tutors and helping with the local literacy program will be held at 3 and 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center in room 153.

For more information, call Mary at 262-0327.

CPHC board meeting set

Central Peninsula Health Centers, Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Watershed to host party

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a membership volunteer appreciation party from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Soldotna Creek Park Pavilion. Door prizes and a watershed presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail Josselyn O'Connor at

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