Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2004

Caregiver support meetings slated

The National Family Caregiver Support Program Alaska will offer caregiver support meetings from 10 a.m. to noon today at Independent Advantage Care and from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 262-1280.

PSDRA schedules meeting

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at Buckets restaurant. The meeting is for members and anyone interested in learning about dog-powered sports. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954 or Mitch Michaud at 262-4977.

Hope comes to central peninsula

Hope Community Resources will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in celebration of its new office on the Kenai Peninsula. The nonprofit organization provides residential and vocational services to more than 700 individuals who experience developmental or other disabilities. The group has offices in Anchorage, Seward, Juneau, Kodiak, Dillingham, Barrow the Matanuska-Susitna areas and now on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 260-9469.

TOPS Fall Rally scheduled

The Take of Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Fall Rally will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Nikiski Chapter No. 188 and Kenai Chapter No. 189 will host. The theme is "Hand and Hand, Together We Can." Entertainment will be provided by Carol Ford and Ralph Carpenter. State king and queen, Don and Peggy Edwards, are the scheduled motivational speakers. Door prizes, awards, a silent auction and a full lunch are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Elsie Seaman at 283-8476.

Community dance planned

There will be an alcohol-free community dance from 8 to midnight Saturday at the Merit Inn in Kenai. A disc jockey will play a variety of music. Admission is by donation and by wearing a fun hat. For more information, call Tootie at 283-5747.

Candidate forum planned

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Borough Building for Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board and Assembly candidates. School board candidates will answer questions from 7 to 7:30. Assembly candidates from districts 3, 4 and 7 will speak from 7:30 to 8:30.

The League of Women Voters also will host a progressive dinner Sept. 30. For more information, contact Marge at 262-3908 or Lois at 260-3111.



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