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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002

Food bank to hold classes

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will begin a new series of weekly hands-on nutrition classes beginning Thursday. Classes are at the food bank from 3 to 5 p.m. and will include a door prize and a certificate of completion for those who attend all eight classes. Classes are open to the public, and children are welcome if supervised by parents. This week's class is called "The Basics: A Magic Mix." The Oct. 10 class will be "Mix it Up with More Magic: Desserts and Other Scrumptious Ideas." For more information, call 262-3111.

Committee to hold logo unveiling

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Arctic Winter Games Bid Committee invites the public to attend its media send off and logo unveiling to be held at noon Friday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building. The Arctic Winter Games offers 2,000 high school age participants from Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia the chance to engage in a weeklong international competition. The borough is competing against Fairbanks and Juneau for the opportunity to host the 2006 Arctic Winter Games.

This event signifies the end of the first step of the bid process and the culmination of a year's work by hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours working to bring the games to the peninsula. For more information, call Jack Brown or Lou Collier at 262-6355.

Flu immunizations to be offered

The Kenai Public Health Center is offering flu immunization clinics for high-risk individuals only. Immunizations will be offered at the following sites: from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center; from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center; from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Nikiski Senior Citizens Center; and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Sterling Senior Citizens Center. High-risk people who wish to get flu immunizations at one of these locations need to call and sign up.

People who cannot make it to the locations may call the Kenai Public Health Center to find out when and where to get an immunization. The center will offer the general public flu immunizations at the regular clinics starting Oct. 28. For more information, call 335-3400.

Homer Community School classes offered

Homer Community School is offering three new fall classes. "Alaska Concealed Carry: Personal Protection" is a class geared for females. Students will learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, personal rights to safety, care and storage of firearms, bear protection, plus a trip to the firing range. This class is offered Oct. 17 and 19. The cost is $90.

The school also offers beginning adult tap classes. Bring tap shoes or leather soled shoes. This class is from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 through Nov. 19. It costs $25.

The third class is a hunter safety course. It is needed by anyone wanting to hunt in Alaska under the age of 16. It meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29. There is no fee. For more information, call 235-6090.

Goblins, ghosts, Wonder Women wanted

Did you ever dress up for Halloween?The Peninsula Clarion is seeking fun photographs of kids of all ages in costume for an upcoming edition. Submit photos and print a brief explanation, the names of those pictured and a phone number and name of a contact person to Halloween Photos, c/o Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or drop them by the Kenai or Soldotna Clarion offices. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. E-mailed photos will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 18. For more information, call Dori Lynn Anderson at 283-7551.

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