Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Connections hosts trip to movies

The Connections home-school program will sponsor a trip to the Orca Theater on Kalifornsky Beach Road at 11 a.m. today for the new holiday movie “Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause.”

Tickets are $5.25 each and must be purchased in advance at the Soldotna Connections office. For more information, call Doug at 714-8880.

Post traumatic stress on agenda

Central Peninsula Counseling Services continues its free series of resiliency building classes. The next class, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the signs and symptoms” will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. It is open to the public. Kim Lindley will make a presentation. For more information, call 260-3691.

Bee keepers abuzz with tips

Bee Keeper’s Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (BKEEP) will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today at Soldotna Middle School. Ray Southwell, BKEEP president, will give a presentation on the varroa mite and how to control it. It is open to the public. For more information, call Rosy Thompson at 262-6084 or Southwell at 394-3381.

Child birth film set to show

A free showing of a film on the Bradley Method of child birth will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today. For more information or to register, call Olga at 260-2665.

Red Cross teaches first aid

The American Red Cross is teaching a first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenai Red Cross office next door to Dan’s TV.

To register or for more information, call 283-4556.

Young Life banquet planned

Central Peninsula Young Life will host a fund-raising banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

Young Life is a nonprofit Christian youth organization designed to serve high school students.

For more information about the banquet, call RayAnn at 260-3799.

Voters to lunch, learn

Central Peninsula League of Women Voters will meet at noon Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Ingrid Edgerly, director of Love INC, will speak about homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula. The book club will follow with a discussion of Bob Woodward’s book “State of Denial, Part III.” It is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Homemakers offer homemade treats

The Nikiski Redoubt Homemakers will host a fall bazaar and bake sale at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, across from The Place on the Kenai Spur Highway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Nancy Whiting at 776-5677 or Penny Alberty at 776-8231.

Cribbage club pegged for tournament

The Kasilof Cribbage Club will hold a doubles tournament Saturday at the Tustumena Lodge. Sign up is at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 11 a.m. There is a $30 suggested donation per team. For more information, call Clifford Bond at 262-1939.

Women may register for basketball league

The Kenai Recreation Center is now taking applications for the women’s city basketball league.

The team fee of $250 is due by Dec. 8, and the first six teams to register by the deadline will be allowed to play. A player fee of $50 is due before the first game. The season is from January to March. For more information, call 283-3855.

Immunization clinic shot down temporarily

The walk-in immunization clinic at the Kenai Public Health Center will be canceled Monday and Nov. 15 and 16. Immunizations for children only will be available by appointment. The clinics will resume Nov. 20. For more information, call 335-3400.

Check up on college’s nursing program

Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna will host an informational meeting for anyone interested in the college’s nursing program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Room 116. Lynn Senette, nursing coordinator, and David Wartinbee, nursing program advisor, will present information about the associate of applied science degree program and be available to answer questions. For more information, call Campus Services at 262-0300.

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