If you've been wondering what it looks like inside the Peninsula Community Health Center (PCHC) building, here's your chance to check it out! Located at 230 E. Marydale and Tyee, behind the King Salmon Hotel, it will have a grand opening for the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., tours, giveaways and refreshments. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be the featured guest. The building is a consolidation of Cottonwood Health Clinic, Central Peninsula Counseling Services, administration offices, WIC and Public Health.
Kira Rodriguez, Special Projects Director, explained the uniqueness of the building. "One of the really neat things (with the new building is) integrating primary care and mental health care. It's on the cutting edge and takes both mind and body, treating the whole person. The whole state is looking right here at the Peninsula."
Cottonwood (CMC) will open for services Nov. 19, and counseling services will be available Dec. 3. If you have questions, call 335-2022.
Happy birthday wishes for John-Mark Pothast, 8, on Nov. 6. He is in second grade, plays violin, loves to play soccer, swim, and go camping. He's an avid fisherman already and enjoys canoeing and biking, too. He's the family comedian and full of energy!
The Redoubt Elementary PTA will meet at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 13 in the staff lounge. Childcare will be provided. For more information, call Monica at 260-584.
An opportunity to honor veterans on Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Sunday will include a special program at the Soldotna Sports Center. Presentations, color guard and a flyover are planned. Open houses will be held afterward at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center and VFW at 134 N. Birch (262-2722); call AmVets at 262-3540 or the VFW at 262-2722 for more information.
Below is a list of ongoing activities at the Soldotna Community Schools:
Other Soldotna news
Toddler gym time
This ongoing free activity is for parents with toddlers ages 1-3. Attendees are asked to bring gym toys to share and meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18 in the multipurpose room at Soldotna Middle School.
This ongoing free activity is for parents with toddlers ages 3-6. Attendees are asked to bring gym toys to share and meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18 in the multipurpose room at Soldotna Middle School.
The Soldotna Middle School is open to teens and adults for hall walking from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Dec. 20. The cost is $25 for the fall session.
Teens and adults are welcome to participate in competitive volleyball from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 17 in the gym at Soldotna Middle School (no games today and Dec. 3). The cost is $5 per night.
Pick-up basketball games for adults only run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 20 in the Soldotna Middle School gym. Participants are asked to not bring children with them. The costs is $5 per night.
Kids reading program continues
The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched.
For more information, call 953-7262.
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