Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Blood bank to remain open during holidays

The Kenai Peninsula Center of the Blood Bank of Alaska will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and New Year's Eve. Donors can call to schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome.

The blood bank reminds the community that the need for blood rises during the holidays, due to increased traffic and other accidents. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 260-5672.

Food bank to serve Christmas dinner

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will serve Christmas dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the soup kitchen. There is no fee and donations are welcome. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-3111.

Public health sets holiday schedule

The Kenai Public Health Clinic will be closed Thursday and Jan. 1. The immunization clinics scheduled for the Elks Club in Soldotna will be canceled on those days.

The holiday hours for the clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31. For more information, call 335-3400.

SeaLife center closed for Christmas

The SeaLife Center will be closed Thursday for Christmas. It will open at noon Jan. 1. All other days during the holiday season, it will be open its regular winter hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (907) 224-6394.

State parks advisory boards seeking members

The Southern Kenai Peninsula State Parks Citizens Advisory Board is seeking community members interested in advising Alaska State Parks managers on issues relating to state parks and outdoor recreation management in the Ninilchik and Anchor Point area.

To be considered, applicants must live or work in the Ninilchik or Anchor Point areas. Selected members will meet five times a year between September and April.

Applications can be obtained at To apply, send a completed application, a resume and a short letter describing the reason you want to serve on the board. Applications are due at the Kenai area State Parks office by Jan. 15. For more information, call Jack Blackwell at 262-5581.

Women's outdoor workshop slated

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" workshop Feb. 6 through 8 at the Solid Rock Bible Camp. The program is designed to help introduce people to the outdoors. Forty hands-on sessions, including firearm safety, field dressing of fish and game, fly fishing and tying, snowmachining, chain saw safety, canning and smoking and winter camping are planned.

The workshop fee is $200 before Jan. 5 and $225 after Jan. 5. The fee includes instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, meals and lodging.

Registration is required. Registration forms can be downloaded at pdf or are available by calling the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218. Mail registration forms to ADF&G, attention Tracy Smith, Division of Sport Fish, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518. Registrations cannot be accepted over the phone or by fax.

For more information about the program or workshop, call Tracy Smith in Anchorage at (907) 267-2896 or Patty Berkhahn or Larry Lewis in Soldotna at 262-9368.

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