Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Chicken pox vaccine is available

The Kenai Public Health Center has varicella (chicken pox) vaccine available for children at the regular walk-in clinics or by appointment. For more information, call the health center at 335-3400.

Music class starts today

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is accepting registration for its Music and Movement classes. The classes are open for children ages 3 to 5 and will meet Wednesdays for 12 weeks from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. beginning this Wednesday. Cost for the class is $50, plus a $10 membership for new participants. Class size is limited. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Planning commission to hold meeting

Community Rivers Planning Coalition will hold its full meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapman School library in Anchor Point. The topic of the meeting will be "The next phase in the Anchor Point Boat Harbor: The petition and its process." For more information, call CRPC watershed coordinator Lindsay Winkler at (907) 235-8177.

Quilt exhibit coming to visitor center

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce After Hours is teaming up with First Thursday's at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center to present the exhibit "Quilts of Alaska," Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. This exhibit is sponsored by the Alaska State Museum. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

Siren test scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management will be conducting its monthly alert siren test Thursday at noon. The test consists of the attack and alert tones. The test is conducted the first Thursday of every month, excluding holidays. For more information, call the Office of Emergency Management at 262-4910.

Social Security Administration to visit area

The Social Security Administration for Alaska will visit the Kenai Peninsula Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in city council chambers in Seward; Feb. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. at city hall in Kenai and Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center in Homer. For more information, call SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Annexation committee schedule announced

The Senate and House Community and Regional Affairs committees will jointly hear the presentation of the Local Boundary Commission concerning the Homer annexation at 8 a.m. Thursday. Public testimony will be taken at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Boys and Girls Club taking soccer registrations

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registration for its upcoming indoor soccer league for children ages 4 through fifth grade. Register in person Monday through Friday at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration online is at

Deadline is Friday. The season runs March 25 through May 22, and the cost is $50. For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682.

Avalanche safety class available

Soldotna Community Schools will put on avalanche safety classes 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The Friday class runs four hours and is open to adults and older children only. The Saturday sessions are open to all.

Joe and Sheila Westfall, certified instructors through the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators and founders of the Alaska Snowmachine Search, Rescue and Recovery Team, will be the instructors. The classes are free and no advance registration is necessary. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-6768.

Snowmachine safety course planned

The Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids coalition will hold its third annual children's snowmachine safety course from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Middle School. This course is free and open to children ages 5 to 14. Children aged 5 to 9 can come anytime from 9 a.m. until noon, while children age 10 to 14 can come anytime from 1 until 4 p.m. For more information, call 262-8195 Ext. 280.

Talent show applications available

Application forms are now available for the 2002 Nikiski Talent Show to be held March 2. Forms are available at Nikiski High School, Nikiski Post Office or via fax. For more information, call Darlene Gehrke at Nikiski High School at 776-3456.

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