Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ham it up

A class in amateur radio theory and regulations is being organized for anyone interested in obtaining a "ham" radio license. For more information, call Max Carpenter at 394-2907,, Vic Hett at 398-3591, or Bill Nelson at 283-5194, .

Poultry class set

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free class to explain what you need to know to raise poultry in the central peninsula area. The class will be held today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College. Call the 262-5824 for more information.

Drivers safety class set

AARP will hold a driver safety class at the Kenai River Center on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is open to the public. To register or for more information, call Jim at 260-4904.

FCS board members to meet

Frontier Community Services will hold its annual board of director's meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 4 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Election of officers will be held, agency director's will report on the status of individual programs and employees will be recognized for their years of service. Dinner will be provided courtesy of the FCS Day Habilitation and Vocational program.

For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6331.

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.

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.

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