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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010

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 or visit

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.

For more information, call 262-3905 or 260-2365.

* Soldotna High School -- Morning lap swim, 6 to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday; evening lap swim, 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; open swim, 7 to 8:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 262-7419 for more information.

* 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.

Agility class offered

A beginning dog agility class will be held starting Tuesday at the Kenai Kennel Club at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Agility is sport where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and able to do basic obedience commands, such as sit, down and stay. For more information or to sign up for the class, call 283-7515.

Kenai library events announced

The Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St. Loop, will host the following activities in February: Russian story time at 3:15 p.m. Monday; pre-school story time at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday; Wee read at 11 a.m. Wednesday; and After School read at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Special events at the library -- Pet Ownership. Kenai Animal Control Officer, Christi Matti, will make a presentation at the library Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. She will discuss the following: Picking the right pet, Basic pet care, and Winterizing your pet. Contact the library at 283-4378 for more information.

The library's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 283-4378.

Seattle getaway fundraiser begins

The Rotary Club - Kenai River Soldotna is offering a chance to win a Seattle getaway that includes two round-trip airline tickets from Anchorage to Seattle - winner can choose the dates between May and September. Getaway includes two tickets to a Mariners baseball game - reserved seats, two rounds of golf at the Tacoma Country Club, three nights lodging in the home of a Rotarian and more.

Tickets are $25 per chance and can be purchased from any Kenai River Rotarian. Proceeds will be split between Rotary International's goal to eradicate Polio worldwide and other Kenai River projects.

For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-9630.

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.

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