Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2001

Boys and Girls Club offers classes

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Kenai Unit offers a series of classes and activities this fall.

Mike Morgan teaches beginning guitar starting today. The one-hour classes meet each Monday through Dec. 3. Students ages 8 to 11 begin at 4 p.m. and ages 12 to 18 meet at 5 p.m. Guitars will be provided or bring your own.

Music, movement and dance instruction for ages 3 to 5 will begin Thursday. Instructor Lauralee Smart will lead classes from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through the end of January.

The clubhouse will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday for a "wacky Olympics."

The registration period for third- and fourth-grade basketball will end Nov. 9. The season will start Dec. 10.

For registration or more information on these and other club activities, call 283-2682.

Satellite meeting tackles health care disparities

Concerned citizens, consumers, health care workers, service agencies and community officials are invited to an interactive satellite presentation called Communities in Action: Eliminating Health Disparities. It will profile successful ways to improve health, reduce disparities and mobilize people to make positive changes. It is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The Alaska Public Health Training Network sponsors the session. Healthy Communities-Healthy People and the Bridges Community Resource Network Inc. are hosting the area participation. The site will be room 127A at Kenai Peninsula College.

Although is is free, participants are asked to register. Register online at or phone Kenai-Soldotna site coordinator Stan Steadman at 260-2663.

Stakeholder meeting slated

The next meeting of the Stakeholder Sounding Board for the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cooper Landing Community Center on Bean Creek Road. Informational displays will be available from 6 to 7 p.m.

Brunch will honor pastors

The ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center is hosting its annual Pastor Appreciation Brunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Christian Church. The annual event honors all area pastors.

Christian book fair planned

Cook Inlet Academy will host a Christian book fair Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. at the school on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. The fair is open to the public, admission is free, and bake sale goodies and gourmet coffee will be available. National catalog offerings and local vendors will have items such as books, videos and gifts. Proceeds go to new CIA library shelves and books.

Historical society meeting Sunday

The Kenai Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library. The speaker will be Eldy Covich, who, along with her husband, the late Walter Covich, was a missionary from 1948 to 1955 at Kenai Bible Chapel. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Mary Ford at 283-7700.

Sorority group to hold high tea

The Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is hosting the annual Preferential Tea in honor of new pledges in the central peninsula. A traditional English high tea will be served Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Petal Pushers shop in the Kenai Mall. Beta Sigma Phi member Kim Murray-Senn of River's Edge Catering will provide the food. All Beta Sigma Phi members, active, inactive or on leave, may attend. Reservations are due Nov. 5. For more information, call JoAnne at 283-9424.

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