Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Recycling group meets again

Re-group meeting will be held at 6:30 today in room 158 at the Kenai Peninsula College.

Topics will be sharing new information about local recycling and plan spring events. It is open to the public. For more information call Jan 262-5098.

Grange to meet

There will be a meeting of the Slikok Grange at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Mall, just inside the Job Center entrance. The topics will be ideas about spring planting/farming projects, ideas of how to be more visible in the community with service and encouragement for 4-H and other youth events.

Finger foods and snacks will be served. It is open to the public. Call 398-8321 for more information.

Historical association to meet

The Kasilof Historical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kasilof Museum, at Mile .5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. A free presentation by Robert and Mary Haig of their video "Alaska - Off the Beaten Path" about their time spent living in Chinitna Bay will be given. It is open to the public. For more information, call Catherine Cassidy at 262-6189.

Little League clinics begin

Kenai Little League will host indoor clinics at Kenai Middle School on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. The clinic is for youth ages 9 years old and up. Clinic will meet through March except when school is not in session or canceled.

Clinics for younger players will take place starting the end of February. Times and location to be announced. For more information, e-mail or visit

Bed and breakfast meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Convention Center.

The featured speakers will be Robert Peterkin and Nate Keil, with the Brown Bears Hockey team. Their topic will be mutual benefits between the team and the association. Other items on the agenda will be solstice festival planning, hosting the next State Bed and Breakfast Association meeting and the election of officers for the peninsula association. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Robert Achin at 260-5432.

Head start fundraiser slated

Sterling Head Start, in cooperation with the Sterling Community Club, will hold a 50s Sock Hop. It will include a ribs and chicken dinner, a variety show, and auction at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Sterling Senior Center. Chef Michael Even will prepare the meal and the Skyview High School volleyball team will serve.

Tickets are available for $25 each at Sterling Head Start, CBC Rentals, Alaska Wedding Brokers and Sedona Florist.

To make a donation or for more information, call 260-7446

Pool schedules announced

Area pools 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; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. water aerobics Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday.

American Red Cross Level 1 swim lessons will begin Monday and run through Feb. 1 from 5:10 to 5:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Registration must be done in advance.

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, Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and open/lap swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics/Independent physical therapy Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; lap swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and organized lap swim workout from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Swim lessons begin Feb. 9. Registration begins Monday (because of limited class space pre-registration is recommended.)

For more information, call 262-3905 or 260-2365.

Lifeguard class offered

The Nikiski Pool is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class from Jan. 26 through Feb. 3.

The fee can be waived if attendees sign up for its Training Aquatic Professionals program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Nigel at 776-8800.

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