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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Moving day for Kenai library

The Kenai Community Library will be closed to transition to its new space from March 7 to March 27. Watch the Library's webpage,, and Facebook for any possible changes. No checked-out items are due while the library is closed.

Library closes for Presidents' Day

In observation of Presidents' Day, the Kenai Community Library will be closed Saturday, Feb, 19, through Monday, Feb. 21. No checked-out items will be due on those days.

Public health center to close for holiday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents' Day. The center will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Cooper Landing Fish and Game group meets

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Community Hall to elect officers and prepare comments on the Board of Game proposals. For more information, contact Karl Romig at 595-1262.

Prostate cancer group meets

A meeting for men affected by prostate cancer will be held Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information call Jim at 260-4904.

Peninsula-Anchorage forest group meets

Members of the Kenai Peninsula-Anchorage Borough Resource Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 26, at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center, 800 Portage Lake Loop in Portage. The committee will discuss and vote to fund proposals that would enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on the Chugach National Forest and other near-by lands. The RAC is responsible for approving projects with funds made available from years 2008-2012.

Discussion will be limited to committee members and Forest Service staff. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. People who made written requests by Feb. 21 will have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. For more information contact Travis Moseley, Designated Federal Official, c/o USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box 390, Seward, Alaska 99664, telephone (907) 224-3374. Comments may also be sent via email to, or via fax to (907) 224-3268.

Community Dialogue on the Kasilof

The Friday Community Dialogue topic for Feb. 25 is "The Kasilof River Special Use Area: Finding the balance between public access and habitat protection." Optional potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons at Kenai Peninsula College, followed by dialogue from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Dialogues bring people in the community together for listening, speaking and learning in an environment of respect for diverse opinions. Sponsored by The Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue and the KPC Student Union. Call Heidi Chay at 283-9227 for more information.

Call for submissions

The Alaska Railroad Corporation is soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. Submissions should be a thumbnail sketch no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. The idea must include an Alaska Railroad theme in order to be considered, with additional consideration given to entries focusing on Seward. The chosen artist will be paid $3,000 in return for participation in signing events in Anchorage and Fairbanks. ARRC retains all rights to the artwork. For more information, call 564-4488 or visit Mail or deliver to Tim Thompson at Thompson & Co., 445 West 9th Ave, Anchorage, 99501. The deadline is Feb. 18. The successful artist will be notified by mid-March.

Kenai Resilience Monthly Gathering

"Workers' Cooperatives as a Business Model" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience monthly potluck scheduled for Feb. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Eric Treider is the guest speaker. For more information, contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or

Senior Center without walls program kicks off

There is a new program being offered by Frontier Community Services, designed specifically 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.

Habitat for Humanity opens 2011 applications

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity has opened the application period for the 2011 summer build. Applications will be accepted throughout February. Please contact Sharon, at 262-7534, for more information about qualifications and an application.

Masters swim team hits the pool

The Kenai masters swim team swims from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kenai Central High School pool. The group is open to swimmers over the age of 18. There is a $69 annual registration fee, and $50 montly fee. For more information, contact Will Hubler or Jenn Ticknor at 283-7476.

Send cheerleaders to Hawaii

The River City Wild Junior Competitive Cheerleaders will hold a taco dinner and auction fundraiser March 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Kenai Middle School to raise money to travel to a national competition in Honolulu this spring. Tickets are $10 per person. Children under five eat free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at River City Cheer in the Save U More building on K-Beach road or at the door. For tickets or more information call River City Cheer at 260-9990.

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