Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010

Soldotna Toastmasters meet

The Soldotna Toastmasters Club has their Fall Kickoff Potluck on Monday, Oct. 4. The event takes place at its regular meeting at noon in the basement of the Soldotna Church of God at the intersection of Binkley Street and Redoubt Drive. The club's goal is to help members become comfortable speaking in front of others by providing constructive criticism in a friendly environment. The Fall Kickoff will include a presentation from the club president on this year's plans and goals. You may bring a luncheon dish to share. Guests are always welcome.

School district advisory committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Kenai Convention & Visitors Center. The meeting is open to the public. RSVP, or for more information contact Mary Blossom at 714-8892.

Youth hoops camp tips off

Nikiski High School Basketball and North Peninsula Recreation Service Area are offering a Youth Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls in 3rd through 6th grade on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nikiski High School Gymnasium. All proceeds go to support Nikiski High School Basketball. For more information call NCRC staff at 776-8800.

Teen bingo night planned

North Peninsula Recreation is hosting a Teen Bingo Night Friday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Come dressed in your best "Senior Citizen Attire." Prizes for the best dressed. For more information please call 776-8800.

Attention Early Education Professionals

On Oct. 16, 2010, thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource and Referral Network, will offer community training on Asthma & Allergy Essentials for Early Education Professionals. The training will be Presented by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter.

This course gives early education professionals the tools and knowledge they need to care for children with asthma & allergies. Information covered includes the basics of asthma, such as symptoms and precipitating factors, warning signs of an asthma episode, as well as information on common types of allergies, symptoms of anaphylaxis and how these can be managed through environmental control measures, medications and the importance of having and using an asthma/allergy action plan. CDA Training Hours in the content of: Healthy & Safety. Fee for the training is $15.

The training will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HOPE Community Resources, 47202 Princeton Ave, Soldotna. All community members interested in attending are welcome. You must register and pay prior to attending training. Please call thread at 1-800-278-3723 or register go online at

Garden Club meets

The Central Peninsula Garden Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building, 40610 K-Beach Road. This month's program is "Potatoes!" and will feature Bill Campbell, state potato disease control specialist. The meeting will also feature a potato pageant. Bring your strange-looking spuds and win a prize. Contact: Marion Nelson, 283-4632.

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