Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Final nutritional class to be held

Colleen Deal of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services will give the final lesson of her six-week series of nutritional classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. There is no fee. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

North Peninsula chamber plans meeting

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. The featured speaker will be John Barnes of Marathon Oil Company. For more information, call 776-8555.

Teen dance planned in Ninilchik

The Ninilchik High School volleyball team is sponsoring a teen dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Admission is $3, and the dance is open to all peninsula teens.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October has been made Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday through Oct. 24 at the Kenai River Center.

Topics to be covered include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC Batter's Intervention Program and volunteering with shelter clients. The public is invited and may attend a portion or all of the workshops.

A continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

Discount cards benefit cancer fund

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Donations sought for Community Closet

The Independent Living Centers' Community Closet is in need of donations. Needed items are transfer benches, shower rails and low-vision equipment. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, to donate or if you have a need that could be filled, call Laurel or Heather at 262-6333.

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