Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2000

S.P.C.A. has animals available for adoption

The S.P.C.A. of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. has the following animals that are in need of immediate adoption: a white shepherd, a shepherd-husky mix, a shepherd mix, a golden color mixed breed dog and seven kittens.

For more information, contact Michele at 262-8800 or 262-8550. The S.P.C.A. would welcome in-kind or monetary donations.

Chamber luncheon will feature candidate forum

A candidate forum will be the program at today's North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon meeting. The meeting begins at noon at the Lighthouse Inn. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-4202.

Learning Center offers science classes

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska offers science programs for home-schooled children. Children in grades 3 through 6 may attend a class on rockets today from 3 to 5 p.m. Children in grades 2 through 4 will learn about communications Oct. 19. "Nothing But Newton" is for grades 2 through 4, Nov. 2. Grades 4 through 8 may attend a flight simulation class Nov. 16. An atmospheric science class is offered for grades 3 through 6 Nov. 30, and an engineering class is offered for grades 2 through 6 Dec. 14. The cost is $15 per student per class and registration is required. For more information, call 283-2000.

Program on parenting teens offered

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program offers a video-based program, "Active Parenting of Teens," tonight and every Thursday for the next seven weeks at the Central Peninsula General Hospital, meeting room FRC No. 3. The program is free. For more information, call 283-7635.

Child development program offered

Dr. Carole Buchholz will present a program on child development and kindergarten readiness at Soldotna Cooperative Preschool at 7 tonight. The preschool is located in the Christ Lutheran Church on Soldotna Lane. For more information, call 262-9149 or 262-1298.

Dinner to raise money for support group

A spaghetti feed-style dinner will be held at 7 tonight at the Riverside House in Soldotna to raise money for Little Lost Angels, a parent support program. The cost is $12. For more information, call 260-4909.

Sled dog racing group to meet

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will meet at 7 tonight at Bridges in Soldotna. The club is working on plans for trail grooming for the 2001 mushing and skijoring season. Other discussion topics will include junior races, club membership dues, mush with P.R.I.D.E. trail grants and volunteers. For more information, call 262-7293.

Youth conservation program offered

The Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, a teen conservation group of the National Wildlife Federation, will host a training program, "Making Effective Change," Sunday and Monday in Seward. The program, co-sponsored by the Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association, will introduce youth to local conservation issues and provide them with information on planning projects in their communities.

The program is open to young residents of the peninsula. The cost is $5 and includes breakfast and dinner, a trip to Exit Glacier and a slide show. Accommodations are available. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Registration is required. For more information, call 258-4825.

Hospice offers grief support programs

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin its fall session of the "Transitions" grief support program on Monday. The program is open to women whose husbands have died and will meet for nine weeks. The hospice will also conduct a "Share" support group for women who have experienced miscarriage or lost children to SIDS or other causes. The "Share" program begins Oct. 19. The hospice also offers programs for homicide survivors and an ongoing grief support group open to individuals who have experienced losses through the deaths of others. The programs are free. Registration is required. For more information, call 262-0453.

Resource Center offers various classes

Students may register for PCI Skills Resource Center classes that start Oct. 16. Students learn about computers, records management, electronic calculating, business math, business communications, interview skills, and resume writing. PCI programs also offer work experience and job placement assistance. For more information, call 283-4099.

Alaska Christian Ministries to hold convention

Alaska Christian Ministries, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization designed to help churches, will have its annual convention Monday and Tuesday at Soldotna Bible Chapel. Speakers will include Sharon Kohring, director of women's ministries at Faith Baptist Church in Parker, Colo., and Larry Osborne, senior pastor at North Coast Church in California.

The convention will include a series of workshops Monday and Tuesday nights to teach practical skills and encourage all who are involved in church teaching or other ministry.

Cost is $15 per night if you are not pre-registered and not part of a group. There are group discounts.

For more information, call Soldotna Bible Chapel at 262-5359 or 262-9890.



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