Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, December 07, 2009

Book fair begins

Connections home-school program will host a book fair today through Friday at its Soldotna office, at 143 E. Park Avenue. For more information, call Stephanie Walton at 714-8880.

H1N1 mass dispensing slated

A community mass dispensing clinic for the H1N1 vaccine will be held at the Kenai National Guard Armory from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday for school, preschool, Head Start, and daycare children and from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday the clinic is open to the general public.

For more information, call the Kenai Public Health Center at 335-3400.

H1N1 volunteers needed by Tuesday

The Community Mass Dispensing Clinic planned for Tuesday needs help from the community. The Central Peninsula H1N1 Task Force is looking for nurses and people to help with errands, registration and checkout.

The clinic will be split into two sessions: The first session from 1 to 4 p.m. is mainly where nurses and volunteers are needed. The session is for home-school, preschool, Head Start and daycare children.

Volunteers also are needed for the second session, from 5 to 8 p.m. This part of the clinic is open to ages 6 months and older. Both sessions will be held at the Kenai National Guard Armory at 105 S. Forest Drive in Kenai.

To volunteer, call Bubba at 690-3131.

For more information about Novel H1N1 virus, visit the borough Web site at the borough's school district site at, the state Web site at or call 714-2428 for local updates or the state of Alaska pan flu hot line at 1-888-9panflu.

Genealogical society hosts a social

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host a December social at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Community Library. Planned activities include Genealogy Family Feud. Attendees are asked to bring a finger food.

For more information, call Loretta Mattson at 283-9591.

Tree lighting, fundraiser begins

Peninsula Community Health Services, providing services at Cottonwood Health, Aspen Dental and Birchwood Centers, is holding their annual giving program, Love Lights.

The public is invited to attend a tree lighting ceremony at Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Refreshments will be served. This is a way for our community to come together and celebrate someone special in your life by honoring them with a bright light.

During this holiday season, join PCHS board and staff in donating through Love Lights to the Patient Assistance Program which assists those in our community dealing with special health needs.

For more information, call Shawna at 260-3691 or .

Nikiski trails close

The Nikiski pool trails will be closed for Spruce Bark Beetle Mitigation through Dec. 24. For more information, call 776-8800.

Wallyball tourney set

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will host a 3 on 3 Walleyball tournament Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Nikiski pool courts. The deadline for registration is Dec. 4.

For more information, call 776-8800.

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