Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2006

Parenting class available

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program will hold a free eight-week video-based parenting program called “Active Parenting of Teens” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week at the center’s conference room. Class materiels will be provided. For more information, call Jessica Truesdell and Jeanne Coy at 283-7635.

‘Nonviolent Sexuality’ presentation slated

Kenai Peninsula College will host free presentations dealing with alcohol and sexual violence issues at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday in the Ward Building in Soldotna. Bob Hall, lecturer and former board member for the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, will present research-based information through direct dialogue and nonadversarial, resolution-oriented interaction. For more information, call 262-0330.

Refuge plans family fun day

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a Fall Family Fun Day with activities, door prizes, snacks and hot drinks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road. Guided, half-hour nature walks will be at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Call 262-7021 to preregister for walks.

PenDOG gearing up for classes

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is taking sign-ups for fall classes in beginning agility and rally obedience. Both classes are scheduled to start Sunday.

Puppy kindergarten and obedience classes are ongoing and may be joined at anytime. The club is on Kalifornsky Beach Road, north of the West Poppy intersection.

For more information or to sign up for classes, call 262-6846.

High tea set to pour

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair will host a high tea at noon Sunday on the fair grounds in Ninilchik. Winner of the “Fair to Remember” Quilters Challenge will be announced and ideas for new fundraisers also will be discussed. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at 567-3670.

Racquetball, basketball set to begin

The Kenai Recreation Center will offer the following activities:

· Challenge racquetball from 6 to 9 pm. Mondays beginning Oct. 2.

· Men’s City League basketball. Deadline to register is Oct. 2. The cost is $500 per team.

For more information on these and other activities offered at the center, call 283-3855.

Depression screening available

Central Peninsula General Hospital and Central Peninsula Counseling Service will offer free and confidential depression screenings from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. Mental health professionals will screen and make appropriate referrals. For more information, call 714-4521.

Auditions for murder mystery play set

The Kenai Performers will hold auditions for “Murder Ahoy!” by Mike Druce at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai.

Ten adults and two teens are needed. It is a cold read audition and open to the public. The play will be performed Nov. 17 and 18 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Mary Kennedy at 252-4942.

Breathing seminar planned

Laurie Schaeffer in conjunction with The Art of Living Foundation will host Hitu Jugessur for a free introductory breathing presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Salamatof Center on Willow Street in Kenai. The topic will be “The Science of Breath.” Community members 16 years old or older who are not pregnant, on lithium medication and do not have epilepsy may attend.

Jugessur will hold a class from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 through 6 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the Kenaitze Family House in Kenai. The topics will be how breathing can reduce levels of stress; benefit the immune system; reduce cholesterol; relieve anxiety and depression; enhance brain function; and enhance health, well-being and peace of mind. The same stipulations for attendance apply. The cost is $250 for adults or $125 for students. For more information or to register, call Schaeffer at 394-1148 or e-mail her at Proceeds will benefit The Art of Living Foundation.

Hospice training scheduled

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold training classes from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 19, 23 and 24 and from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-0453.

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