Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010

Mass choir slated

The annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District high school borough mass choir will be held at Kenai Central High School on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The first half will feature individual choir performances from Soldotna, Skyview, Seward, Nikiski, Homer and Kenai Central high schools.

The second half of the concert features the high school mass choir portion under the direction of Dr. Rollo Dilworth from Temple University in Philadelpha. The students will work today and Tuesday on their five pieces with Dr. Dilworth.

Per request, the choir will be learning three pieces composed by Dr. Dilworth. The third piece was commissioned by the KCHS choir for the festival and is entitled "Winter Night."

The cost is $5 adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai, provides walk-in immunization services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic.

For more information call 335-3400.

Nikiski Rec center events announced

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center will host the following events:

* Center's teen center is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 8 p.m. for youth ages 13 to 18 years old.

* A middle school dance will be held Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the banquet room at the center for teens from in grades seven through nine. Snacks and door prizes are planned. The cost is $5 per participant.

* Teen Night will be held Feb. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. including open gym, air hockey, foosball, pool, ping-pong, video games, prizes and popcorn. Teens ages 13 to 18 years old may attend. The cost is $2 per student.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Council meeting set

The Nikiski Community Council will meet at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.

For more information, call Bernie Smith at 776-5212.

Winter carnival slated

Tustumena Elementary School will host its second annual Winterfest Carnival and Chinese auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There will be food, games. A Dino Jump also is planned.

For more information, call 260-1345.

Renewable energy on tap

Kenai Peninsula Association for Renewable Energy, KDLL Public Radio FM 91.9, Alaska Wind Industries and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present a catered conference with speakers and demonstrations relating to renewable energy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the center.

The public is welcome to attend for all or any part of the conference. Call the center for an agenda.

A suggested donation of $2 per person for admission will go to support an audio tour of local renewable energy projects.

For more information, call Laura Forbes at 283-1991, or e-mail her at laura@visitkenai.com.

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 ongoing registration is for semi-private and competitive swim classes.

For more information or to register, call 776-8800.

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.

Little League clinics continue

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 info@kenailittleleague.org or visit www.kenailittleleague.org.

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