Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002

PFLAG to hold meeting

Parents of Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 283-4678.

Christmas blood drive planned

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a Christmas Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Christian College. Remember to drink caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating.

Folk dancers to host contra dance

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Phil North will call the music. No partner is required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 are free with an adult. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes. Potluck refreshments are encouraged. For more information, call 260-4171.

CES participating in food collection

Central Emergency Services will provide collection sites for holiday food donations for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Food items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. throughout December at any of its three fire stations: Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway, Mile 13.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road or the fire station across from Safeway on North Binkley.

Choir offers holiday program

The Skyview Swing Choir is having a fund-raiser for its spring performance trip. The "purple songsters" will entertain a Christmas office party or gathering by providing 30 to 40 minutes of music, dancing and humor for $250. Fore more information, call Mim McKay at 262-7675 or 283-7160.

Clothing ministry open

First Baptist Church of Soldotna's ministry "New 2 U" is collecting used toys in good, usable condition to be given away on Dec. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 159 N. Binkley Ave.

The church's New 2 You clothing ministry is closed for the month of December.

For more information or to donate toys, call Joy at 262-0641.

Blood Bank to award community heart

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is having its Community Heart Awards Program. The Community Heart Award Trophy will be presented to the business or organization that represents the highest participation of donors. The event is open to all Soldotna businesses and organizations through Feb. 14. Each business or organization will have its personalized donor board in the center. There also will be a permanent plaque with the winner of the Community Heart Leader displayed in the center, along with the group photo.

Blood Bank alerts donors

A hospital required a large volume of blood, jeopardizing Alaska's blood supply. The Blood Bank of Alaska currently is facing a critical shortage on type O-negative, O-positive and B-negative. The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center, in the Blazy Mall, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 260-5672.

Pioneers to gather recipes

The Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary No. 16, is gathering recipes and stories for a cookbook that will help preserve family recipes, pictures and interesting Alaska stories. They are due in January. For more information, contact Ann at 776-5405 or e-mail

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