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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stress management to be discussed

Central Peninsula Counseling Services continues with its free series of resiliency building classes. The next class, “Stress Management” will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. It is open to the public. Tammy Reeve will be the presenter. For more information, call 260-3691.

Winter gear sought

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church is collecting winter coats and other winter clothing, in new or used condition, for its annual Coats for the Community drive. It will be given away free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church at Mile 19.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road across from Craig Taylor Equipment. Donations are being accepted at the following locations through Wednesday: Kenai and Soldotna Safeway stores; the church; and Kenai Central, Soldotna and Skyview high schools. For more information, call 262-6442 or e-mail keith@peninsulagrace.org.

Nutrition classes available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold nutrition classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning this week for eight weeks in the soup kitchen area of the food bank. Colleen Sonnevil, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will be the instructor. Participants who attend four classes will be entered into a prize drawing. For more information, call 262-3111.

Recycling group to meet

Re-Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month beginning this week in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. The topics will be sharing news and a newsletter. It is open to the public. For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

KPBSD to hold Title Vll meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold at Title Vll, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Borough Assembly Chambers. It is open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. call 714-8892 ext. 8866.

Seniors to host fall bazaar

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center. A snack bar will be open and baked goods also will be available for sale. For more information, call 776-7654.

Soldotna seniors plan bazaar, bake sale

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host a bazaar, bake sale and its 10th annual art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Crafts and gifts will be available. The open judged art show is available for viewing. Lunch also will be available for purchase. For more information, call 262-2322.

Taxes to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topic will be “Taxes: Are they necessary?” A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose of the First Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together in a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Quilters to meet

Stitches of Love Quilters will hold a sewing session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Redoubt Elementary School’s library. The group will continue work on quilts for foster children and other community needs. For more information, call Jane Avery at 260-9005 or Sharon Hale at 262-1507.



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