Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2001

Counselors' board meeting planned

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will hold its board of directors meeting today at 5 p.m. at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. It is open to the public.

Kenai schools host benefit

Kenai area schools are putting on a community spaghetti feed Saturday to raise money for disaster relief for New York City and Washington, D.C.

Food will be available from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School cafeteria. At 5 p.m. a color guard will conduct a ceremony.

Cost for the meal will be $5 per person or $20 per family. Additional donations are welcome.

This event is sponsored by Sears Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Kenai Middle and Kenai Central High schools.

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, alcohol and substance abuse and sexual behavior. Registration is free.

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

Industries sponsor blood drive

In support of the community, employees, families, friends and contractors of Agrium, BP's gas-to-liquids project, Phillips Petroleum and Tesoro Alaska are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday through Oct. 4 in the Agrium Administration Conference Room. Blood donations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Individuals interested in donating blood should contact Amy Manuel at 776-3292 to schedule an appointment.

Gas station to host breast cancer benefit

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kenai Police Department, the Kenai Fire Department and the P.R.I.S.M. training center will be at the Kenai Petro Express from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

They will donate $1 for every car washed and 5 cents for every gallon of gas purchased that day to breast cancer research. Donors can also contribute by donating dollars and putting names on pink ribbons.

A nurse will be available to answer questions and provide applications for grants for mammograms.

Town meeting looks at fiscal policy

Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, invites the public to a fiscal policy town meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Soldotna Senior Center. Larry Persily, the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue, will be there to answer questions.

Canine Good Citizen class offered

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will offer a Canine Good Citizen course Oct. 16. It is an eight-week class and is designed to teach skills on passing the Canine Good Citizen test, which will be held on the last night of class.

The purpose of the CGC test is to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs. The program is open to both purebred and mixed breeds. The test is not a competition and does not require that you and your dog perform with precision.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club. For more information 262-6846.

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