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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Concert today

The Performing Arts Society presents The Sitka Summer Music Festival Musicians in concert at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Paul Rosenthal, Sitka Festival director and virtuoso violinist, returns to share with us his love of classical chamber music.

Also on the program Armen Ksajikian on cello and David Brady, violist, and Judith Cohen, pianist. The concert will include the Taneyev String Trio, the Saint-Saens Piano Quartet, and other chamber works.

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for students, and may be purchased at Already Read Books, Northcountry Fair, River City Books, Sweeney's and at the door.

Pool schedules announced

Area pools hours are:

* Kenai Central High School -- 6:30 to 8 a.m. morning lap swim -- Monday through Friday; 9 to 11 a.m. physical therapy -- Mondays; 3 to 5 p.m. Piranaha Swim Team -- Monday through Thursday; 5 to 6 p.m. swim lessons -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. water aerobics -- Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 6 to 7 p.m. evening lap swim -- Monday, Wednesday and 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, 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. Pre-registration is recommended.

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

* Nikiski pool has space available in its set two beginners, intermediate and tiny tots swim classes beginning today. It also has ongoing registration is for semi-private and competitive swim classes. For more information or to register, call 776-8800.

Relay for Life planning meeting set

Relay for Life of the Central Peninsula Planning committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Central Peninsula Hospital. Volunteers are needed.

For more information, call Dennis Ghormley at 262-2654 or 252-5197.

Indoor soccer offered

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for indoor soccer. The event is open to youth ages 4 years old (by Friday) through fifth grade. Deadline to register is 4 p.m. Friday.

The deadline is firm and late registration will be done on a space available basis. Registration is done at the Kenai Rec Center. Cost is $60 and must be a current 2010 member. Practices start the week of March 22.

Call the athletic department at 283-3318 for more information.

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. Saturday 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.

Cancer fundraiser planned

The annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event in Soldotna to raise money for childhood cancer research is set for March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Volunteers are needed to have their heads shaved in exchange for donations Also needed are items to raffle, barbers and hairstylists and volunteers for the evening of the event.

To volunteer or donate, call Dan Nelson at 252-0369 or Marcia Jacobs at 394-4030.

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 all 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 .

Local foods to be discussed

The Kenai Resilience will host a local foods discussion and potluck Feb. 12, at the Donald E. Gilman Center (formerly Kenai River Center) to celebrate existing food projects, share information, and encourage community action around local food issues. A finger food potluck will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Facilitated discussion will follow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Children are welcome. For more information, call Kate at 260-4669 or e-mail

Senior Olympics slated

The seventh annual Senior Olympic games will be held Feb. 16 through 20. There will be 15 games planned and winners will receive gold, silver or bronze medals. A no-host dinner will be held at Ginger's Restaurant after the awards ceremony. Participants must be at least 55-years-old to participate. To sign up call your local senior center for more information.

Dinner fundraiser planned

The 30th annual AFS gourmet dinner fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Catholic Church in Kenai. Tickets are available at River City Books and from AFS members. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 14 years old and under.

This is a fundraiser for Kenai Peninsula students wishing to go abroad on a student exchange with the AFS program and for families hosting AFS students here.

There will be fine dining, and entertainment by the AFS students who are here on exchange. For more information, call Debbie Boyle at 252-7422 or e-mail

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