Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Boys and Girls Club soccer coming

The Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for indoor soccer youth ages 4 years to 5th grade. The child must be 4 by Feb. 4. The season runs from March 21 to May 7. Cost is $60, and the child must be a 2011 member. Membership cost is $10 for kindergarten and under, $75 for 1st to 5th grades. The registration deadline is Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. Registrations are taken at the Kenai Recreation Center, or fax them to 283-4675. For more information, call 283-3318.2011

Mount Marathon Race accepting applications

The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau announces that applications for the 84th Annual Mount Marathon Race are being accepted. Runners hoping to race in 2011 must submit their completed application by midnight on March 31. Applications can be completed online at Application fees are $45 for adults and $25 for junior runners. Veterans and 2010 finishers have priority, with the remaining slots filled through a lottery system. Lottery results will be announced in mid-April. For more information go to or contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 907-224-8051; P.O. Box 749, Seward, Alaska, 99664.

Boys and Girls Club to stage a performance

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club is holding auditions today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a musical. Prospective performers should be prepared to read from a script at the audition. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays and Fridays through the performance at the Benefit Dinner and Show on March 10. All cast members must be 2011 club members. "On the Radio" is a musical looking back at five decades of music from the 1920s to the 1980s. The production is being directed by volunteer Jill Tyler and is great for club members ages 6 to 18. Adult volunteers also needed. For more information, contact Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Polar plunge scheduled at local pond

A polar plunge to benefit four local charities will be held Jan. 15 at Daubenspeck Park on Marathon Road in Kenai. Participants are asked to collect pledges. Pond plungers raising at least $100 will get a commemorative t-shirt. Participants in the dry plunge (an icy photo-op) are asked to raise $50 to get a free photo. The beneficiaries are the Youth Restoration Corps, Bridge Community Resource Network, the Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Olympic Wolf Pack team, and Friends of Athletes with Disabilities. Waiver and pledge forms are available at Safeway in both Kenai and Soldotna, and Three Bears in Kenai.

Nonprofits to meet

The Nonprofit Organization executive director group will meet on the first Friday of each month at noon at Charlottes in Kenai. For more information call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center has appointments available for immunizations in Kenai and Soldotna. To schedule an appointment or for questions, call 335-3400.

Volunteers sought

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Kenai and Soldotna are looking for community members interested in sharing a craft or hobby with club members. Call 283-2682 or 398-9669.

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