Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2004

Square dance lessons available

The Peninsula Promenaders will host square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Partners are not necessary. The public is invited. For more information, call Betty at 262-9368 or Dudley at 260-2691.

Kenai chamber to host auction fund-raiser

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host its annual wine and beer festival and auction fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Mall. Participants will taste a variety of Alaska brews, Australian wine and appetizers. Silent and live auctions are some of the planned activities, including a chance to win a cruise with Holland American. For more information, call Janie Odgers at 283-7989.

Healing touch class set

A level one Healing Touch class will be held Saturday at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Twenty continuing education contact hours are available for nurses and massage therapists. The cost is $275. For more information or a brochure, call Susan Shoemaker at 714-4776.

Sterling community meeting set

There will be a community meeting to discuss the impact from the fuel spill at the Zip Mart filling station in Sterling at 7 p.m. Monday at the Sterling Baptist Church at Mile 83.4 Sterling Highway. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to share information in an open forum and give up-to-date details on the fuel spill and how it effects the community. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Lex DeLong at 262-4711 or e-mail

Mascot name sought

The Kenai Peninsula Arctic Winter Games 2006 Host Society is sponsoring a name the mascot contest. Its mascot is a costumed caricature of a raven dressed in athletic attire. The mascots duties will be to visit sports venues from Alyeska to Homer and encourage athletes.

The contest is open to all Kenai Peninsula students in grades kindergarten through 12. The winner will receive four Super Sport passes, four tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies and $100 in Games merchandise. Judging will be done by the host society.

Entry forms are available at all Kenai Peninsula Borough schools and Wells Fargo Banks and in the Peninsula Clarion. The deadline for submission is Oct. 29.

Completed forms can be dropped off at any Wells Fargo branch office on the peninsula or mailed to 2006 Arctic Winter Games, Attn: Name the Mascot Contest, P.O. Box 1659, Soldotna, AK 99669 or faxed to 335-3367.

Parenting teens class slated

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program will present a video-based parenting program titled "Active Parenting of Teens" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays for eight weeks beginning Nov. 5 in the Borealis Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

The program will explore effective communication, the importance of relationship development between parents and teens, ideas for raising teens in today's world, alcohol, substance abuse and sexual behavior. There is no fee. Class materials are provided. For more information, call 283-7635.

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