Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010

NPRSA board meeting set

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Monthly Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski pool. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 776-8800.

PCHS board to meet

Peninsula Community Health Services (Cottonwood) will hold a board of director's annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the main conference room. Board officers will be elected. For more information, call Therasa Brewer at 260-7307.

Senior parent meeting slated

Soldotna High School will hold a senior parent meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the staff lounge. For more information, call Ranea Kane at 420-3997.

Monopoly tournament Saturday

The annual youth Monopoly tournament for the Peninsula Winter Games will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center conference rooms. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Youth ages 8 to 18 years old are eligible to play. Prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call January Yeager at 262-9814.

Dinner fundraiser slated

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Feb. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Soldotna High School. Funds will benefit Marisol Tapia who is fighting breast cancer. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for youth ages 12 years old and under.

There is also an account set up at Wells Fargo to make donations. For more information, call Stephanie Bohrnsen at 260-7000.

Club registration deadlines announced

The Boys & Girls Club registration deadlines are:

* Indoor Soccer League, youth ages 4 years old (by March 22) through the fifth grade. Deadline to register is Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Cost is $60 and the player must be a current 2010 member. Practices begin the week of March 22.

* Karate is on going and cost $50 per month. Karate is open to youth ages 8 through 18 years old.

Habitat extends application deadline

The Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity has extended its application deadline to Jan. 31. For more information, call 283-7797 or 262-7534.

The home will be started in June with a completion date before Thanksgiving.

Fashion show fundraiser set

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease will host a "Go Red" red dress fashion show at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Denali room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Admission price is $5. Tickets are available at Charlottes, River City Books, CPH gift shop or at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Cardiac Patient Support Network at the hospital.

Celebration of remembrance planned

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a Celebration of Remembrance as an opportunity from community members whom are processing grief after the death of a loved one to join together to remember those family members.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at Christ Lutheran Church Soldotna. Attendees may bring a photo of their family member to share.

Music, fellowship, and remembering are planned and resources will be available.

For more information, call 262-0453.

Wallyball tourney slated

A Valentine's wallyball tournament will be held at the Kenai Recreation Center on Feb. 13. It is a three on three game format. Women vs. women, men vs. men, and co-ed vs. co-ed teams are planned.

The games will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To receive a T-shirt, rosters and fees are due by Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. Rosters will not be accepted after Feb. 5. The cost is $15 per player/$45 per team. Call Alice Bitterich at 283-3855.

Alaska Water Wise course available

The Alaska Office of Boating Safety and Alaska State Parks is offering Alaska Water Wise, a free 8-hour course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The course is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for teeans and adults at the Kenai River Center.

The course satisfies most states' boating safety education requirements and may even qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts. Segments include: pre-departure preparation, boating operations, boating emergencies, cold-water survival, navigation/rules of the road and legal requirements.

Students who attend all sessions and pass the written exam and skills will be issued a course completion certificate.

For more information and registration, contact Ali Eskelin at 262-5581 ext. 6.

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