Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ladies tea time at Solid Rock

Please join the Ladies Take-a-Break for tea on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center. Kate Forrest of Enchanted Forrest Tea Shoppe will be providing tea and presenting a special feature about tea. The special speaker is Diane Hooper with her topic: "When Life Seems 'Perfect,' Be Ready for Change." The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and needed by Feb. 7 -- call Susan at 335-6789. Ladies Take-a-Break is part of Christian Women associated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Soldotna historians learn about coal mine

The general membership meeting of the Soldotna Historical Society will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Alan Boraas, Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professor, will give a talk titled "The Russian Coal Mine at Port Graham and the End of Russian America." The public is welcome. For information call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Skyview High School pool schedule

The following schedule begins Feb. 22.

Lap swim and water aerobics are from 7:30 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, open swim and lap swim are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., water aerobics and independent physical therapy are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and lap swim is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Swim lessons also start Feb. 22. The first session is from 3:45 to 4:25, and the second is from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. Ten lessons cost $50 for one student, and registration cannot be done in person.

General pool admission is $4 per person, or $35 for a 10-punch card.

Senior Center without walls program kicks off

Frontier Community Services has a new program for homebound seniors. Senior Center Without Walls is a program that allows homebound seniors to participate in various educational and recreational activities via telephone. The program is free for homebound folks age 60 or older. The kick-off event will be Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and will be a chat with Alaskan author Nick Jans. To find out more about this program or to register for the Nick Jans event, call Rebecca Worth at 907-714-6650 or 1-800-819-8194.

Community services meeting scheduled

Frontier Community Services will hold its annual Board of Director's Meeting on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Election of officers will be held, agency directors will report on the status of individual programs and employees will be recognized for their years of service. Dinner will be provided courtesy of the FCS Day Habilitation and Vocational program.

For more information, call Ann Shirnberg at 262-6331.

Cardiac patient support group meets

WomenHeart of Central Kenai Peninsula hosts its patient support group on Feb. 7 at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Mt. Redoubt meeting room, Lower Level, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Our speaker will be a representative from Soldotna Pharmacy who will speak on cardiac medications. Call Sharen Sleater at 262-7913 to RSVP.

Teen dance in Nikiski

North Peninsula Recreation hosts a Middle School Teen Dance for 7th-9th graders on Feb. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center Banquet Room. For more information please call 776-8800.

Nonprofit heads meet for breakfast

Executive directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to a no-host breakfast at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai on Friday at 8 a.m. The purpose is to discuss mutual administrative interests such as event dates, media freebies and upcoming seminars. For more information please contact Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or email at

Singles meet up

A peninsula singles activity group is forming. The group will enjoy food, coffee and other adventures. The first two gatherings are Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Call Bobbie at 740-0832 or 260-5353 for more information.

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