Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Nantau to present business workshop

James Nantau of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will present a workshop titled, "Alaska Employment Security Tax (Unemployment Insurance Tax Program) and Employees," from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Small Business Development Center in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16.

The workshop will cover unemployment insurance, current Alaska statutes, obtaining your state employer identification, contract labor, preparation and responsibility of employer state payroll taxes and first-time "filers." The workshop fee is $15. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Bunny at 262-7497.

Health center to close for Thanksgiving

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Thursday. On Friday, the health center will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m. The immunization schedule for the clinic is as follows: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the center at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A; and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Soldotna Elks Lodge off Delta Avenue. For more information, call 335-3400.

Soroptimist holds candy fund-raiser

Soroptimists of the Twin Cities is taking orders for Sees Candy. The deadline for orders is Monday. Proceeds will benefit the Central Peninsula General Hospital cancer fund, Young Women's Conference and area scholarship programs. For more information or to place an order, call Lyn at 262-9253 or any other Soroptimists member.

Avalanche workshop planned

The Office of Emergency Management will sponsor an avalanche hazard recognition workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Registration will be from 9 to 9:25 a.m. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be a lunch break, and participants should provide their own lunches. There is no fee.

Preregistration and workshop information is available online at or by calling 262-4910 or (800) 478-4441, ext. 281 or 247.

Project GRAD meeting set for Ninilchik

A project GRAD meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the school. Project GRAD is a program to help students graduate and realize their dreams. Heather Pancratz, executive director for the program, will discuss how the program will impact the Ninilchik students and how families can be involved. For more information, call Heather Pancratz at 235-5612 or Mike Wetherbee at 567-3301.

Victorian tea scheduled

Peninsula Take-A-Break will hold a Victorian Christmas tea from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Solid Rock Conference Center. Julia Heasley of Anchorage will speak about how to find balance and joy during stressful times. Music will be provided by Kate Jefferson. Gift wrapping ideas also will be presented. The cost is $7, and free child care will be available. For more information or to make a reservation, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 283-3228.

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