Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Blood drives on tap

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold blood drives at the following area schools: today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Skyview High School commons, call Matt Fischer at 262-7675; Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ward Building at Kenai Peninsula College, call Todd Clossan at 262-0339; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ninilchik School library, call Jamie Leman at (907) 567-3301; Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Soldotna High School commons, call Heather Sinclair at 262-7411; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Homer High School gym, call Jodie Johnson at (907) 235-0338. Donors ages 16 and 17 must have completed parental consent forms. All donors are reminded to eat a good breakfast and drink plenty of liquids before donating blood.

Medicare to be discussed

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a presentation on the Medicare part D plan at 10 a.m. today at the center.

Holiday workshop set to decorate

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host Cathleen Rolph for a coping with the holidays art workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at O'Neil Hall in Soldotna. The workshop is designed to help participants release the negative thoughts and fears that can block the body's ability to heal emotionally and spiritually. For more information, call 262-0453.

Social Security rep to visit center

A Social Security representative will be at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to give a presentation on the Medicare part D prescription drug program. For more information, call Jan Fena at 262-2322.

Bullying presentation set

Parents of Safe Communities, and the Soldotna High School PTSA in conjunction with the Soldotna Police Department will give a presentation titled ,"Gangs, Bullying and Harassment" from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the SoHi library. The topics will address trends in the community and school that affect teens and preteens. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers with the police department and a school administration representative. For more information, call Elizabeth Dimick at 262-5095.

Historical association to meet

The Kasilof Regional Historical Association will host Laura Kroto at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tustumena Elementary School. The topic will be Dena'ina culture. It is open to the public.

Health career information available

Kenai Peninsula College and the University of Alaska Anchorage will sponsor an informational health career meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in room 132 in the Brockel Building at KPC. Topics will cover nursing bachelor of arts and associates degrees, medical assisting, medical technology, radiation technology, dental hygiene, dental assisting, phlebotomy and paramedicine. It is open to the public. For more information, call David Wartinbee at 262-0377 or e-mail him at

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