Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2001

Small business workshop today

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities today from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Entitled "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Process," the workshop is for any minority that owns 51 percent of a business and has an interest in federal government contracts. There is no charge for the program.

For more information, call 262-7497.

School board candidates to square off

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at noon Wednesday during its weekly luncheon at Old Town Village Restaurant. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Community first aid class offered

The Kenai Peninsula Branch of the American Red Cross Southcentral Alaska Chapter is offering community first aid and safety classes beginning Wednesday and Thursday, and continuing through October. The course includes rescue breathing, obstructed airway treatment, CPR and basic first aid. Interested people may take all or one of these courses. Costs vary depending on the number taken. For more information or to register, call 262-4541.

Counseling board to meet

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors meets at 5 p.m. Thursday at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. It is open to the public.

Parenting class offered

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program is offering a video-based program on active parenting of teens beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Iliamna room of Central Peninsula General Hospital, and continuing for the next eight weeks. The issues addressed will include effective communication, relationship development and alcohol and substance abuse and sexual behavior. Registration is free.

For more information, call Terrya Elder at 283-7635.

Chinese auction benefit planned

There will be a Chinese auction benefit held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof to raise money for disaster relief in New York. Groceries, gas and other items donated by Spenard Builders Supply, NAPA and others will be up for bid. All proceeds will go to the relief effort. For more information, contact Lloyd Otto at 260-6799 or the Decanter Inn at 262-5917.

Crisis intervention training slated

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is offering a four-day class, Oct. 2-5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, volunteering with shelter clients, helping others help themselves and eliminating violence in our community. College credits are available through Kenai Peninsula College. The class is required for those interested in working with WRCC clients. For more information or to register, call 283-9479.

Hospice offers grief support programs

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin the fall session with two grief programs. "Transitions" is a program for women who have experienced the death of husbands. "Healing Hearts" offers support for mothers who have lost a child.

For dates and times and other information, call Sue Bezilla at 262-0453.

Assistance available for child care providers

The Child Care Food Program offers reimbursement to assistants for some costs related to serving foods meeting USDA requirements. For more information, call Jennette Browning, child care food program coordinator, at 283-4707.

Kenai gas meeting canceled

The Joint Committee on Natural Gas Pipelines meeting scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 in Kenai has been canceled. The meeting may be rescheduled for the first part of November, but as of now, no date has been set.

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