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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Food bank seek items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized copy paper, silverware, Ziploc plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon). For more information, call 262-3111.

Pool schedules announced

The Kenai and Skyview high schools pool hours are:

* Kenai Central High School -- 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Lap Swim -- Monday through Fridays; 9 to 11 a.m. Physical Therapy -- Mondays; 9 to 10:30 a.m. age group swim, Tuesdays-Fridays; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Swim, Monday-Friday.

The cost is $4 Lap swim or Open swim, $35 for a punch card/ 10 punches on the card.

For more information, call 283-7476.

* Skyview High School -- Lap swim/water aerobics, Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and open swim Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 262-3905 or 260-2365.

Homer

Shavelson, Weiss have a girl

Miranda Weiss and Bob Shavelson of Homer announce the birth of their daughter, Cecily Artemis Shavelson, at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces.

Her grandparents are Michael and Susan Weiss, of Rockville, Md.

Kasilof

Preschool available

Tustumena Elementary School will begin a pre-school program this month.

The program will be for children who turned 4 years old prior to Sept. 1. Applications may be picked up at the school or by calling 260-1345 for more information.

Kenai

H1N1 vaccine available

The Kenai Public Health Center has H1N1 vaccine available walk-ins clinics are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the center and Thursdays in Soldotna at Cottonwood Clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their immunization records. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Cribbage tourney begins

The 16th annual Cook Inlet Lions Cribbage tournament is held at 3 p.m. Saturdays through April, at the American Legion Kenai Post No. 20 at 902 Cook Street, Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Kenai library events announced

The Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St. Loop, will host the following activities in January:

Closed today; Russian story time at 3:25 p.m. Monday; pre-school story time at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday; Wee read at 11 a.m. Wednesday; after school read at 4 p.m. Thursday; and ancestor research from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The libraries hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 283-4378.

School programs continue

Tot Time and Home-school programs begin at the Kenai Recreation Center.

Tot Time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 for youth ages 1 to 5 years old. Home-school will be held from 12:30 from 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 per child.

Historical society seeks contributions

The Kenai Historical Society will participate in the Permanent Fund Dividend's Charitable Contributions Program.

Interested community members who sign up for their dividends online in January, should look for an option called "the gift of giving." Search for the Kenai Historical Society, click and follow the instructions to make the donation.

The group asks that participants consider leaving their contact information so that they may acknowledge and recognize the givers support. For more information on the program, visit www.PickClickGive.org or call June at 283-1946.

Nikiski

NPRSA activities announced

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area offers the following activities:

* Full swing golf simulator -- Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The simulator offers a driving range or more than 20 world-class 18-hole courses to play. Golf gift certificates are available.

* Open gym times for the following groups: Adult Open Gym - Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.; toddler time - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 12:30 p.m.; and home-school open gym - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

* Registration for seventh and eight grade interleague youth basketball. Sign up at the Nikiski pool.

* Women's basketball leagues are held Mondays.

* Swim lessons will be held Tuesday through Jan. 28. Sign ups are at the Nikiski pool. Lessons include beginners, tiny tots and advanced beginners. Registration began for comp swim. It begins Feb. 23 and semi-private lessons starting March 30.

Unless other wise noted all programs are held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information, call 776-8800.

Soldotna

Rotary club meeting change venue

The Kenai River Rotary Club has temporarily relocated its Tuesday evening meetings from Nikko Gardens to Central Peninsula Hospital Borealis Room from Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. as Nikko Gardens closed for the holidays.

Meetings will resume at Nikko Gardens on Jan. 19. For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-9630.

Youth ski program offered

The Tsalteshi Trails Association ski program for youth ages 6 through 12 years old will be held Saturdays on Jan. 16 and 20, Feb. 20 and March 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Also on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 19 through Mar 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $90 per child plus TTA membership (discount for second child.) The group meets at Skyview High School/Tsalteshi Trails. For more information, call Laura Pillifant at 398-0774 or Sara Hepner at 398-4719.

Cinderella seeks fairy god-mothers

The Soldotna High School Student Council is collecting gently used homecoming, prom, and bridesmaid dresses/shoes/accessories for Cinderella's Closet 2010.

This is a program to help area high school students in need with items for Prom. Items can be dropped off to room 9 at the school. For more information, e-mail Meggean L. Bos at MBos@kpbsd.k12.ak.us .

Kenai Watershed Forum seeks contributions

Kenai Watershed Forum will participate in the Permanent Fund Dividend's Charitable Contributions Program.

Interested community members who sign up for their dividends online in January, should look for an option called "the gift of giving." Search for the Kenai Watershed Forum, click and follow the instructions to make the donation.

The group asks that participants consider leaving their contact information so that they may acknowledge and recognize the givers support. For more information on the program, visit www.PickClickGive.org or call Josselyn O'Connor at 260-5449.

Love INC fundraiser slated

The annual dinner auction fundraiser for Love In the Name of Christ will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Soldotna Bible Chapel.

Chef Bill Ferguson will prepare a gourmet dinner. Silent and out cry auctions also are planned.

For more information, call 283-5252.



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