Community News

Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004

Library plans November events

The library will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day and Nov. 25 through 28 for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Friends of the Library book bags are on sale at the library for $10.

There is an opening on the Friends of the Library board for a term that expires in July. Applications are available at the library. Board meetings are held at 5:45 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

The library also will host a number of club meetings and events open to the public throughout the month of November.

A beginning Internet class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the library conference room. The class will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques.

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will be at the library at 1 p.m. Saturday for Resource Saturday. Totem Tracers members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Family History Center in Soldotna.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the library conference room. Anyone who enjoys writing for profit or pleasure is invited to attend.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the conference room.

For more information on library events and activities, call 283-4378 or visit

Childbirth classes scheduled

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold prepared childbirth classes at the hospital. The cost is $75 per class. Classes need to be prepaid. For more information or to register, call 714-4788.

Nov. 12 and 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; and

Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday for six weeks.

Craft bazaar, auction fund-raiser planned

Peninsula Take-A-Break invites all women to its annual craft bazaar and auction from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Solid Rock Bible Conference Center.

Megan Cutter will be the featured speaker. She will share how her pain and loneliness were turned into true contentment and fulfillment of her lifelong dream. Music will be provided by Sandy Dallman.

The cost is $8 and free child care is available. Donated items for the fund-raiser are needed. All proceeds will go to Stonecroft Village Missionaries for Christmas. For more information or to make reservations, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 262-4996.

Crisis center seeking volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking interested community members to volunteer for crisis and noncrisis programs. It also is seeking help to keep its donation closet in good order. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

Foundation accepting Lifeline funds

The Kenai Peninsula Foundation is accepting contributions to the Osmar Lifeline Fund, created by Per Osmar to help publicize the emergency lifesaving response service for senior citizens and people who are disabled.

According to June Stein, Bridges in Soldotna will work in conjunction with Wells Fargo Bank to coordinate the fund.

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Osmar Lifeline Fund, c/o Kenai Peninsula Foundation, P.O. Box 1612, Soldotna, AK 99669.

ABATE to hold food drive

Alaskan Bikers Advocating Training and Education will host its annual Thanksgiving food drive at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rainbow Bar in Kenai. Music will be provided by the Mabrey Brothers band. The cost is $5 or Thanksgiving food items.

Door prizes will be raffled off through out the evening. Donations will be made into Thanksgiving boxes that will be distributed through area school nurses. The public is invited. For more information, call Scott Hamann 283-4481.

Soroptimist selling discount cards

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its scholarship funds and other charitable activities.

The cards contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid until Aug. 31. The cost is $10. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253.

Safe Sitter classes offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the hospital. Children must be 11 years old at the time of class and be preregistered. The cost is $50 per student and includes all class materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Auction fund-raiser set

An auction fund-raiser to benefit a nursing education scholarship fund at Kenai Peninsula College will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, entertainment, auctions and prize giveaways are some of the planned activities. The cost is $35. Tickets are available at Heritage Place in Soldotna and the KPC director's office. For more information or to make a donation, call 260-3111.

SoHi class reunion planned

The Soldotna High School class of 1995 reunion committee is gathering a roster list for the 10-year reunion scheduled for next summer. Many graduates are still missing. For more information, visit

Program gets boost for car seat safety

The Central Peninsula General Hospital and Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids for the central area recently received a $37,369 grant form the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

The grant money is to be used to purchase an enclosed trailer that will be outfitted as a mobile car seat inspection and fitting station. The mobile station will increase the geographic reach of the program throughout the peninsula.

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