Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008

Domestic violence to be discussed

The LeeShore Center will hold a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Oct. 10 at the center. Topics will include domestic violence, sexual assault, effects of domestic violence on children, the center's batterer's intervention program and how to volunteer with shelter clients.

It is open to the public. Continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with the center. For more information, call 283-9479.

Dog classes begin

The Kenai Kennel Club will start a Rally class from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The canine and handler team may move at their own pace, similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally is based on obedience commands and designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, however, there also are competition Rally events held in Alaska.

KKC also will hold a small dog agility class at 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information on these and other classes, call 335-2552, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Trunk-or-treat event applications available

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is accepting applications for its annual trunk-or-treat event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 (vehicles will have to remain until the road reopens.) Set up begins at 5 p.m.

Business, organizations and individuals are sought to sponsor: safety reflector bags, concession items, flyers, light store, candy, inside carnival and truck sponsors. Deadline for applications is Oct. 13.

For more information, call Kim Dent at 283-2682 or Shauna Thornton at 598-1171.

Hockey seminars planned

USA hockey will host the following seminars:

* Level III from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. Participants must attend all eight hours to be certified. Snacks will be provided by Central Peninsula Hockey Officials Association.

* Levels I, II and III will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Participants must attend all 10 hours to be certified. Snacks will be provided Saturday and lunch Sunday. Bring skates, whistle and helmet on Sunday.

For more information on either session, call Dick Waisanen at 262-6298 or e-mail

Toddler basketball to begin

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for the Start Smart Basketball program. The program is open to 3 to 5 year olds and parent participation is required. Class will be held Saturdays for six weeks, starting Oct. 18.

The cost is $60 and the child must be a current junior member. Registration is limited to 15 members and closes when full. For more information, call 283-3318.

Developmental training offered

Child Care Connection will offer a community training from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Amanda Faulkner from the Infant Learning Program will conduct train on Ages and Stages Developmental Screening Tool. For more information or to register, call 800-278-3723.

Licensing and CDA clock hours available.

Agility class to start

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is taking sign-ups for a beginning agility class, starting Oct. 26.

For more information or to sign up for class, call 283-7515.

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