Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kids' car seat checks offered

Safety experts host a child car seat check on Feb. 25, at Central Emergency Services/Soldotna Fire Department, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children ages 0-15. Stop in and have a child passenger safety technician check your child's seat. For more information contact Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539, or or

Job Center holds training academy

The Peninsula Job Center hosts a One-Stop Training Academy on March 9 and 10 at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. The focus of the Academy is to educate social service organizations, schools and government, and private businesses about the services and programs available on the Kenai Peninsula. Key speakers will include Alaska Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner, Tom Nelson; Alaska Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigator, Joe Dunham; Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey; and Central Peninsula Hospital Marketing Manager, Bonnie Nichols.

Key speakers and panel members will discuss educational opportunities, community resources, career progress resources, and employer resources. Deadline for registration is Feb. 28. For more information contact the Peninsula Job Center at 283-2995.

Learn to swim in Nikiski

There is still space available in the Nikiski Pool's next set of swim lessons, which run Feb. 22 to March 10. Beginners will be at 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Tiny Tots at 2 p.m., and Intermediates at 4 p.m. There is also space available also in Competitive Swim Class starting March 22 and American Red Cross Lifeguard Class starting Feb. 22. For more information call Nigel at 776-8800.

Little league registration coming soon

Kenai Little League baseball clinics and registration begin Feb. 21 and 23 at the Kenai Middle School gym. Clinic will be held every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. for players ages 4 to 10. Older players, ages 11 to 18, will have gym time on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Clinics and gym times run through spring break. Call Gary Oliver at 283-7487 or Oliver Amend at 283-0895 for more information.

Taco Feed scheduled for Saturday

Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club is having a taco feed and auction on Saturday at the Nikiski Community Center gym. There will be a silent, Chinese and outcry auctions at the event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call Janell at 776-5684.

MOMS meets

The local chapter of the MOMS Club, an international non-profit support organization for at-home mothers, will have their February meeting on Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in Soldotna. For meeting location or to learn more about the MOMS Club, contact Connie at 262-6712 or Michelle at 394-7527. Some general information about the club can be obtained at

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.

Kenai Resilience Monthly Gathering

"Workers' Cooperatives as a Business Model" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience monthly potluck scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 -- 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

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.

Get your Central Peninsula Counseling records

Central Peninsula Counseling Services patients, whose charts were closed in the year 2003 or earlier are being purged. Anyone interested in a copy of their records need to contact Tracie at 260-5030 by March 1.

It's fiesta time

Sterling Head Start, in cooperation with the Sterling Community Club, is hosting a Fiesta. It will include a Mexican dinner, variety show and auction on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Chef Michael Even is preparing the meal and the Skyview volleyball team will be serving. Tickets are $25 at Sterling Head Start, CBC Rentals, Alaska Wedding Brokers and Sedona Florist. If you would like to make a donation for the auction, inquire about tickets, or have any questions please call Sterling Head Start at 260-7446.

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