Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010

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 for its competitive swim and semi-private swim classes starting Tuesday for competitive swim and March 30 for semi-private lessons.

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

Senior Olympics continues

The seventh annual Kenai Peninsula Senior Olympics kick off Tuesday and run through Saturday at venues around the central Kenai Peninsula. Scheduled events are as follows:

Friday

* 9 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Pinochle at the Peninsula Center Mall

* 10 a.m.-noon -- Walk-a-thon at the Peninsula Center Mall

* 2-5 p.m. -- Dominos at the Peninsula Center Mall

Saturday

* 9 a.m.-noon -- Ping Pong, Men at the Soldotna Senior Center, Women at the Kenai Senior Center

* 9 a.m.-noon -- Poker at the Peninsula Center Mall

* 12:30 p.m. -- Awards at the Peninsula Center Mall

* 1-4 p.m. -- No-host dinner at Ginger's Restaurant in the Peninsula Center Mall. Meal will be sweet and sour chicken, pot roast, salad, veggie, steamed rice, mashed potatoes and dessert for $10.95.

Contact your local senior center to sign up for any of the events or for more information. Reach the Kenai Senior Center at 283-4156, the Soldotna Senior Center at 262-2322, Sterling Senior Center at 262-6808, and Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654. Events are open to seniors on the Kenai Peninsula age 55 or older.

Cribbage tourney set

The Cook Inlet Lions cribbage tournament continues Saturdays at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 20 on Cook Street in Kenai. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Bed and breakfast group to gather

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center.

The guest speaker will be Amy Dietrich of "Winter Greens" telling about container gardening.

For an agenda or more information, call John Steckel at 283-0836. It is open to the public.

Sterling to celebrate winter

Sterling Winter Fun Day will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling Log cabin. A potluck style buffet will be offered. Free hot dogs and drinks will also be available.

Free games for kids of all ages, a pie auction, brief safety education courses with free giveaways and fireworks at dark are some of the planned activities. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Jennifer at 740-8018.

St. Baldrick's event upcoming

The fourth annual St. Baldrick's event to raise money for childhood cancer research is March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. We are putting on a fun and inspirational evening to support and honor those touched by childhood cancer and to raise much-needed funds for better treatments and cures.

Volunteers are needed to be Heroes for kids and have their heads shaved in exchange for donations.

Raffle items are needed as well.

Call Dan Nelson at 252-0369 or Marcia Jacobs at 394-4030 for more information, and visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/soldotna.

KPBSD programs committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Advisory Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2, at Land's End Resort in Homer. Lunch will be provided.

The meeting is open to the public and new members are welcome.

To RSVP or for more information, call Mary Blossom at 714-8892.

St. Baldrick's event upcoming

The fourth annual St. Baldrick's event to raise money for childhood cancer research is March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. We are putting on a fun and inspirational evening to support and honor those touched by childhood cancer and to raise much-needed funds for better treatments and cures. Volunteers are needed to be Heroes for kids and have their heads shaved in exchange for donations.

Raffle items are needed as well.

Call Dan Nelson at 252-0369 or Marcia Jacobs at 394-4030 for more information, and visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/soldotna.

Adult volleyball league to begin

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League registration has begun. The season starts March 22.

League night will be Mondays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Cost is $35 per person. The deadline for registration is March 12.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Community ping pong continues

Public ping pong is held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Redoubt Elementary School.

For more information, call Ron at 262-7899.



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