Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Job center to sponsor free workshops

The Peninsula Job Center will sponsor two workshops Wednesday. The first, "Avoiding Problems with Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace," will be from 9 a.m. to noon and will cover Alaska's human rights laws with a focus on sexual harassment. Stephen Koteff, chief of enforcement for the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, will instruct.

The second workshop will cover the minimum wage increase, work permits, Little Davis Bacon 1 percent fee requirement and state laws. The seminar will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Both workshops are free. For more information or to make a reservation, call 283-2901 or 283-2906.

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 Gary Davis, Kenai Peninsula Borough Roads director. For more information, call 776-8555.

Flu clinics scheduled

The Homer Public Health Clinic will hold flu clinics from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the center, as well as from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. The Homer Public Health Center offers a variety of services. For more information and a complete list of offerings, call (907) 235-8857.

Auction set to benefit United Way

Tesoro Oil Company will have its United Way auction at the Kenai Elks Club in Kenai. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 and go until all the items are sold. It will be a Chinese-type auction, with outcry and silent items on the block, as well. Items include a load of gravel, carpet, a year's supply of Coca Cola and a Rod Cason handmade birch burl bowl. There will be raffles for $2,500 toward a travel package from Alaska Airlines and two round-trip Era tickets. All proceeds will benefit the local United Way.

Garden Society to 'Rock On'

The Alaska Rock Garden Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Tom Jahns will give a presentation of the rock gardens of Great Britain. The public is invited to attend. There is no fee. For more information, call Rita Jo at 235-4969.

Church to sponsor country jamboree

The Peninsula Grace Brethren Church will sponsor a country jamboree from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Solid Rock Bible Camp. The evening is to be a Halloween alternative and will feature the hay maze, hay rides, hot dog roast, singing and trunk-or-treat. There is no fee, but donations are accepted.

PFLAG to hold Halloween party

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold a Halloween party from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31. It is an alcohol-free event; children and costumes are welcome. For more information, call Natalie at 260-5347.

Haunted house fund-raiser slated

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe IRA will host a haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Fort Kenay at 1104 Mission Ave. in Kenai. Cost is $3 per person. All proceeds to benefit the Cultural Heritage programs and to help send its youth to the 2004 Arctic Winter Games.

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