Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 06, 2000

Flu vaccine now available

The Homer Public Health Department will have flu vaccine available Tuesday and every Tuesday and Thursday, except Thanksgiving, during November between 1 and 5:30 p.m. Cost is $6.

For more information, contact the Homer Public Health Center at 235- 8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Safety course to be held for seniors

An American Association of Retired Persons 55 Alive driver safety class will be Tuesday and Wednesday at the Soldotna Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lunch break at noon. Anyone age 50 or older may sign up at the senior center today.

Upon the completion of a certificate, students may receive a discount credit from their insurance company. Cost is $10.

For more information, call 262-2322 or Leonard Olson at 262-4363.

Area social workers forming association

The National Association of Social Workers development meeting will be held at Paradisos Restaurant on Tuesday and the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call Jody Pritchard at 283-3658 or Katie Staford at 283-3136.

Registration for elementary basketball planned

Registration for the Boys and Girls Club third- and fourth-grade basketball league is Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. The season runs from Jan. 2 to Feb. 10. Faxed and mailed registrations will be acceptable but must be accompanied by payment whether credit card or check. The basketball fee is $46 by Friday and $56 after.

All participants must be Boys and Girls Club members. The calendar year membership is $20. For more information, call the club at 283-2683.

Chamber to hold weekly meeting

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will have its weekly meeting at Paradisos Restaurant at noon Wednesday. Guest speaker will be Christian Samlaska, volunteer recruitment coordinator of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games Alaska.

Public nurse to travel to schools

The public health nurse will be at Ninilchik School on Wednesday and at the Nikolaevsk School on Thursday. Both visits will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235- 8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Self-help meeting at hospital slated

There will be a multiple sclerosis self-help meeting at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in room 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be given by Mary Draper, representative of Berlax Labs.

For more information, call Barb at 262-8395.

Small business seminar scheduled

A seminar entitled "Starting a Small Business" sponsored by the Small Business Development Center will be held Thursday at the center in the Red Diamond Center from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call 262-7497.

Head Start meeting planned in Sterling

Head Start will hold a public meeting at Sterling Elementary on Thursday on its preschool program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a free spaghetti dinner served and activities planned for children.

For more information, call Grace Merkes at 262- 9811.

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