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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2006

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The featured speaker will be lifelong Alaskan Peggy Arness. Arness moved from Unga, Alaska to Kenai to teach and went on to homestead, help run a dock, serve as executive director of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and establish a local office for Alaska’s congressional delegation.

Walking fundraiser slated

ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center will host its annual Walk for Life at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pledge forms are available at the center.

A barbecue, games, prizes and fellowship are some of the planned activities. For more information and the route, call 283-9062.

Meditative walking path available

A labyrinth, a meditative walking path, will be available to the public to walk from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month through Oct. 18 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in the Redoubt and Spur Rooms.

The canvas labyrinth is part of an effort to generate interest and support for a permanent labyrinth and healing garden to be developed at the hospital.

Driver safety class offered

American Association of Retired Persons will hold a drivers’ safety class from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 for materials, It is open to the public. For more information, call Jim Bennett at 260-4904.

CPGH to host recovery rendezvous

The Central Peninsula General Hospital will host a free recovery rendezvous in recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Foods, entertainment and a poster contest are some of the planned events.

Teen-sized clothing sought

The Kenai Middle School is seeking donations of clothes for teens for its school store Kossack Korner. For more information, call Jean Dixon at 283-4896.

Caregiver support offered

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings this month: “Medication Management” training from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Cooper Landing Community Hall; “Safe Patient Transfer” training from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Independent Care Advantage, Access Alaska office at 10807 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai; and Caregiver Support Group from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call Dani Kebschull at 262-1280.

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