Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002

Blood bank facing shortage

Recent heart surgeries at local hospitals put the blood supply in jeopardy. The Blood Bank of Alaska currently is facing a critical blood shortage of type O-negative, O-positive and A-positive blood. The blood bank is asking for all donors to respond immediately to alleviate the current shortage. The Kenai branch is at the Blazy Mall and open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 260-5672.

Community school to offer Celtic class

Homer Community School is offering the class Celtic Chants and Rounds. Students will learn simple rounds and melodies passed down in the oral tradition, and a few new ones. The songs celebrate the seasons and healing the Earth. The class will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Oct. 28 at Homer High School. There is a $5 fee. For more information, call 235-6090.

Art gallery exhibit scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery presents a painting and drawing exhibition, "The Sea and Other Roads," by Thor Evenson through Nov. 24. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

WRCC to hold workshop

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its Community Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Tuesday and Friday at the Kenai River Center from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Topics to be covered include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC Batterer's Intervention Program and volunteer opportunities with shelter clients. The public is welcome to attend. All volunteers working directly with clients must take this training. College credit may be given after completion of the training and 30 hours of volunteer work with WRCC. For more information and a class schedule, call 283-9479.

Rally for Proposition C planned

The Kenai Peninsula Student Union is sponsoring an Oktoberfest featuring: micro-brewed soft drinks from the Moose's Tooth, sausages and sauerkraut and live music with Fearless Leader and other peninsula musicians. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the KPC commons. In conjunction with the Oktoberfest celebration, there will be a political rally in support of Proposition C, for the purpose of paying for the cost of design, construction, and major maintenance of educational and museum facilities.

Red Cross offers first aid class

The American Red Cross will offer the class Community First Aid and Safety from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The class also will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9. For more information and to register, call Annette at 262-4541 or e-mail

SeaLife Center to show documentary

"Rockwell Kent," a documentary film by Frederick Lewis, will be shown at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward Wednesday from 1 until 3 p.m. Kent was a writer, painter and political activist who spent several months on Fox Island with his 9-year-old son in 1918 and 1919. He was the first American artist known to paint what is now Kenai Fjords National Park. For more information, call the center at (907) 224-6300.

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