Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2001

Hospital auxiliary holds book fair

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a book fair today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the north wing of the hospital in Soldotna. Premium quality, best selling hardcover books are available for up to 70 percent off retail prices. Proceeds from the fair go toward local health care scholarships. For more information, call 262-8129.

Hospital service area board to meet

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board is meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 262-9892 or 398-0297.

Blood drive planned Wednesday

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a blood drive at Kenai Peninsula College Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

Hospital board members to speak at chamber

Members of the Central Peninsula General Hospital board of directors will be the guest speakers at Wednesday's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Beginning this week, chamber lunches will be held at the Paradisos Restaurant banquet room. For more information, call 283-7989.

Red Cross classes offered this week

The American Red Cross' monthly community classes for first aid with adult, child and infant CPR will be Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. as well as Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $58. For more information or to preregister, call 262-4541.

Drive-through Nativity scheduled

The drive-through Nativity scene with live actors and animals will be held Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenai Grace Brethren Church near Kenai Central High School. For more information, call 283-4379.

Holiday carols available for donation

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula is offering holiday carols as a fund raiser this year. For a $25 donation, volunteers will sing two songs at your business. The proceeds will benefit hospice programs and services. For more information or to arrange for a sing-a-gram, call Sue at 262-0453.

Canine Good Citizen test planned

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold a Canine Good Citizen test Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The test follows an eight-week course, however, the course is not required to take the test. The purpose of the CGC test is to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs. The program is open to both purebred and mixed breeds. The test is not a competition and does not require you and your dog perform with precision. The program is offered through the American Kennel Club. For more information, call Annique at 262-1677.

Refuge open for tree cutting

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for cutting Christmas trees. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is allowed in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area or along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. Contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna for further details.

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