Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2004

Food bank to hold nutrition classes

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is holding an eight-week series of nutritional classes titled "How to Create Nutritious Meals, Healthy School Lunches and Snacks on an Low Budget." Classes meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the food bank. Colleen Deal will instruct. There is no fee.

Participants may attend one or more of the classes and door prizes will be provided for those attending. For more information, call 262-3111.

Women health screenings available

In celebration of National Nurse-Midwifery Week, free annual exams with pap testing will be offered by appointment and free pregnancy testing will be held all day on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at 35670 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 101A, in Soldotna. For more information or to schedule a pregnancy test, call 262-2602.

Basketball association plans meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Basketball Officials Association will hold a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Skyview High School. Anyone interested in officiating basketball for the 2004-05 season is invited to attend. For more information, call Al Hull at 335-2782, Ken Roser at 283-5752 or Randy Sparks at 398-4947.

Seward Fish and Game AC sets meeting

The Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs conference room in city hall. The agenda will include fish and wildlife reports, fish proposal discussions and other business that may come up before the committee. For more information, call Jim McCracken at 224-3701.

KPC seeks council members

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking interested community members to serve on the KPC College Council. The council serves a public advisory role for the college and seeks to have representation from all sectors of the Kenai Peninsula.

To be considered for one of the positions, send a letter of interest and resume to Kenai Peninsula College, Director's Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669 by Friday. For more information, call Cindy Finwall at 262-0318 or e-mail

Seniors plan dinner, auction

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold its 10th annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Agrium meeting facility on the corner of South Miller Loop and the Kenai Spur Highway. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the auction will follow at 7. The cost is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.

Guitar lessons offered

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is offering guitar lessons from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 11 at the club. Participants must be between the ages of 9 and 18. Dustin Aaronson will instruct. The cost is $55 for six classes, plus the 2004 membership dues of $20 per child.

The registration deadline is Monday or until the 15-student class limit is met. There is a $10 late registration fee after Monday. For more information, call 283-2682.

Homer Fish and Game advisory to meet

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. For more information, location and agenda, call Marvin Peters at 235-2468.

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