Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Women bowlers to meet

The Soldotna and Kenai Women's Bowling Association will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Kenai Moose Lodge. A board meeting will precede at 1 p.m. A pizza party will be held during the regular meeting.

The topics will be ideas on advancing bowling in the area and finding volunteers for the 2008 youth state bowling tournament. For more information, call Jan at 283-7570 or e-mail

Drug abuse council to meet

Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The topic will be election of board officers. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-3658.

CPHC board meeting set

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc., board members will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Hospice training, events set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold the following events:

* Fall training for community members who can commit two to three hours a week for two months will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 18, 22 and 23 and from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Christ Lutheran Church.

* An open house will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the hospice office in Soldotna.

For more information, call at 262-0453.

Counseling group seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association is seeking members. Its mission is promoting counseling services. It is open to professionals and students in the counseling and human services or other related fields.

The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Peninsula Counseling Services office at 506 Lake St. in Kenai.

For more information, e-mail or

Mine toxins to be discussed

The Cook Inlet Alliance will hold a free public forum titled "Mine Toxins: Effects on People and Fish" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road and 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and Islands and Oceans Visitors Center in Homer.

The topics will be the Pebble gold and copper prospect and the Chuitna coal mines and the extent of the impact they may have on the air and the effects on human health, as well as fish. The featured speakers will be Carol Ann Woody and Pamela Miller. They will describe some of the risks mine toxins pose.

For more information, call Joel Cooper at (907) 299- 3268 or e-mail him at

Community dance set for fun

The Kenai River Folk dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Admission is $5 with children under 16 admitted free with an adult. Potluck refreshments are served. Attendees are asked to wear clean, non-marking shoes.

Dances are held the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call Raymond at 283-5403.

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