Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Library commission meeting canceled

The Kenai Community Library Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled.

HPH sets schedule

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Homer Public Health will hold child and adult immunization clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and pregnancy, TB-PPD test on Tuesdays only.

The center will be closed Nov. 11 and 25 for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, respectively. For more information and a complete list of what it has to offer, call (907) 235-8857.

Parent awareness forum slated

The Soldotna High School Parent Teacher Student Association, in conjunction with the Soldotna Police Department, will sponsor the second in a series of five presentations titled "Parents for Safe Communities." This meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the teachers' lounge. The topic will be drugs and alcohol.

Information will be presented in an informal setting with an opportunity for questions and answers with the officers. Area parents and teens are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Elizabeth Dimick at 262-5095 or Janelle Baalke at 262-1487.

Future of democracy to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topic is the future of democracy. 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.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Cheerleading clinic planned

The Soldotna High School cheerleaders will hold a Little Cheerleaders clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost is $25 and includes, T-shirt, snack, brochure and certificate. For more information, location and age requirements, call Jennifer Rosin at 260-3192.

Blood drive slated

A blood drive will be held from 10 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Kenai Central High School. Participants will need to have a photo identification and are reminded to eat a meal before donating blood. For more information, call the school at 283-7524.

Accident victim fund started

An account for Evan and Fred Tumbaga has been set up at First National Bank Alaska to help offset mounting medical costs, due to the motor vehicle accident they were involved in Saturday outside of Cooper Landing.

Fred currently is in the critical care unit at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Community members wishing to help can make a deposit in the Tumbagas' donation account at any First National Bank Alaska.

For more information, call Charlie Yamada at 283-4935.

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