Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Chamber to meet

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon today at the Riverside House. Duane Wise, rural loan officer, will speak. For more information, call 262-9814.

Clinic's hours reduced

Today's Immunization Clinic will have reduced hours, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. only. For more information, call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Science workshops offered

The Challenger Learning Center offers a science workshop, "Nothing But Newton," from 3 to 5 p.m. today for grades two through four. More science workshops will be held for home- schooled students Nov. 14, 28 and Dec. 12. The cost is $15 per session and reservations are required. For more information, call 283-2000.

NAMI to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Peninsula General Hospital. James Schill, new director of Central Peninsula Counseling Services, and Ron Howes, its new services director, will attend. For more information, call 283-3138.

Sterling school to hold play group

Preschoolers from newborn to 5-year-old children and parents may join the Read and Run Play Group which meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Sterling Elementary gym. The play group includes free play and story time with Sterling Elementary first-graders. Bring toys to share.

For more information, contact Connie at 262-7923 or Kelly at 260-7778.

Bake sale planned

The Nikiski Senior Center will hold its annual bake sale and bazaar Thursday and Friday. Tables cost $10 to rent per day. For more information, call 776-7654.

Video showing scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center is offering an innovative video-based program called "Active Parenting of Teens." The showing will be at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in room 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration is free and class materials are provided.

To register of for more information, contact Terrya Elder at 283-7635.

Seward chamber meeting planned

There will be a Seward Chamber of Commerce general meeting Friday at noon at the Harbor Dinner Club. A seminar called "Developing a Business Plan" will be presented by Kenai Small Business Development Center representatives. They will discuss elements of starting businesses, profitability of a business and examining a marketing plan. It is open to the public. For more information, contact the chamber office at (907) 224-8051 or the Kenai Small Business Development Center at 262-7497.

Reception slated for clay exhibit

The opening reception for the Kenai Clay Exhibition will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will run from Wednesday through Nov. 30. For more information, contact Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.

Registration under way for swim lessons

Swim lesson registration at Kenai Central High School pool will take place until Nov.11. The pool hopes to offer Level 1-4 lessons following the high school swim season. For more information, call 283-7476.

Nov. 30 is Alaska Junior Miss deadline

Nov. 30 is the deadline for applying to take part in the annual Alaska Junior Miss competition scheduled for Jan. 27 in the Soldotna High School auditorium. Judges are looking for scholastic achievement, creative and performing arts, fitness and poise. Entry is free. Contact your school counselor for an application packet. For more information, contact state chair Reean Pitts at 262-5919.

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