Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2001

Special church gathering held today

An Emmaus gathering will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant.

Free legal clinics being offered

Alaska Pro Bono Programs Inc. and local attorneys are offering a free legal clinic. Pro Se Divorce/Custody will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the law office of Haas and Spigelmyer, 350 Bonanza in Homer, and again Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College, 34820 College Road in Soldotna.

Nonprofit board training this week

The Kenai Peninsula United Way and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District are offering free training for area nonprofit boards of directors. The course, "Boards 101," will be held at the PRISM Center in Kenai on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Preregistration is mandatory. To do so, or for more information, call 283-3335.

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 Monday. For more information, call JoAnne at 283-9424.

United Way board seeks board members

The Kenai Peninsula United Way has opened nominations for its board of directors. Anyone interested in serving should contact the office at 283-9500 no later than Nov. 15.

Bereavement class planned

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is offering bereavement training for people interested in becoming a community bereavement volunteer Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospice office, 312 Tyee St. in Soldotna.

Communication skills for supporting bereaved individuals will be presented by Rita Draheim from Peninsula Mental Health. A panel of local bereaved people will share what was helpful and what was not during the grieving process. The program will be facilitated by Sue Bezilla, hospice bereavement coordinator.

For more information on the training and to register, call Sue at 262-0453.

Long-married couples sought

The Kenai Peninsula Marriage Savers is seeking couples married 50 years or more to be honored at a community Thanksgiving service on Nov. 25. For more information, call 262-6442.

Choir invites community members to sing

The choir at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai is practicing for its Christmas Eve cantata. Cherie Brewer will direct "Journey of Promises" by Joseph M. Martin. Members of the community are invited to sing with the choir.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church and selected Saturdays. Call Kari Mohn at 283-4258 for more information.

Computer class being offered

People Count Inc. is offering a basic keyboarding class by appointment for people that want to learn to better use their computers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday by appointment. Call 260-4923 to schedule an appointment.

Crafts fair slated

The Peninsula Center Mall will hold its second annual local crafts products fair Nov. 23-25. The event celebrates locally made crafts and products. The fair will highlight gift items from the area's forests and fields but is open to all locally made crafts. Call 260-2663 for booth registration and information. The mall will have the fair every weekend in December until Dec. 23.

Nonprofit board training next week

The Kenai Peninsula United Way and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District

are offering free training for area nonprofit board of directors. The course, "Boards 101," will be held at the PRISM Center in Kenai Nov. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. Preregistration is mandatory. To do so, or for more information, call 283-3335.

United Way board seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula United Way has opened nominations for its board of directors. Anyone interested in serving should contact the office at 283-9500 no later than Nov. 15.

Long-married couples sought

The Kenai Peninsula Marriage Savers is seeking couples married 50 years or more to be honored at a community Thanksgiving service on Nov. 25. For more information, call 262-6442.

Computer class being offered

People Count Inc. is offering a basic keyboarding class by appointment for people that want to learn to better use their computers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday by appointment. Call 260-4923 to schedule an appointment.

Crafts fair slated

The Peninsula Center Mall will hold its second annual local crafts products fair Nov. 23-25. The event celebrates locally made crafts and products. The fair will highlight gift items from the area's forests and fields but is open to all locally made crafts. Call 260-2663 for booth registration and information. The mall will have the fair every weekend in December until Dec. 23.



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