Community News

Posted: Monday, November 03, 2003

Holiday bazaar set for Skyview

The Skyview Hockey Booster Club will host a family-friendly holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Skyview High School commons. Booth space still is available for $50. A concession stand and bake sale also are planned. Proceeds will go to the Skyview hockey team. For more information or to reserve booth space, call Barbara Larion at 262-2325.

Caregiver support meetings planned

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will meet from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Lunch will be available for $5, or for $4 for persons over 55.

The program also will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Center on Nov. 11. Lunch will be a potluck.

The program was created to help caregivers care for their loved ones. Meetings are designed to allow caregivers to share information and experiences, support one another and receive training. For more information, call 262-1280.

Blood bank schedules drives

The Blood Bank of Alaska has scheduled blood drives at the following locations and times for the month of November: Kenai Central High School, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12; Soldotna High School, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13; Soldotna Wells Fargo Bank, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14; and Nikiski Middle-Senior High School, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. For more information, call Amy Jackman at 260-5672.

Library plans November activities

The Kenai Community Library will be closed Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day and Nov. 27 to 29 for Thanksgiving.

The library will host a number of clubs meetings and events throughout the month. Upcoming events include:

Toddler storytime at 11 a.m. Wednedays;

Preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, except Nov. 27;

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society's Resource Saturday at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in the conference room;

A beginning Internet class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the conference room;

The Totem Tracers monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the conference room with Gladys Nichols presenting information on dating old photographs;

Pajama storytime at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 for children 3 and up; and

The book club's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 in the conference room with members discussing "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley.

For more information, call 283-4378 or visit www.kenai

Electronic greeting cards available for troops

The American Legion recnetly launched a free electronic greeting cards site for people to send greeting cards to veterans and active military personnel.

Anyone with an e-mail account can receive a card. The site offers cards that represent each military service along with the service song that plays when the card is opened and has space available to write a personal message. Greeting cards may be sent directly to active duty service members if their military e-mail address is known.

Cards are available until Nov. 12 at

Thanksgiving baskets to be offered

The North Star United Methodist Church, through the cooperation of other area groups, will offer Thanksgiving baskets to Nikiski area families in need. Request forms can be obtained at the Nikiski Post Office and Nikiski and North Star elementary schools.

Dinner boxes will be available for pick-up Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church across from the old Chuck Wagon Restaurant. Requests must be returned by Nov. 14.

The Community page appears each Monday in the Peninsula Clarion. Submissions are welcome and may be sent in by fax at 283-3299, by e-mail at or by mail at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. Submissions also may be dropped off at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay Road, behind Safeway. The deadline for submissions in 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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