Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 07, 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, www.kenailibrary.org/, and Facebook for any possible changes. No items are due while the library is closed.

Heart support group meets today

The regular monthly meeting of the Women's Heart Cardiac Support group will be held March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Mt. Redoubt Room on the lower level. Pharmacist Justin from the Soldotna Professional Pharmacy will speak about cholesterol-lowering medications. This meeting is open to both men and women. For more information call Sharen Sleater at (907) 262-7913.

Relay for Life team captains training tonight

A Relay for Life Team Captain University will be held at Central Peninsula Hospital, Denali Room, on March 7 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 382-1232.

Sterling seniors eat exotic

The Sterling Senior Center is having its first ever Chinese Dinner Night on March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will consist of sweet and sour spare ribs, fried rice, egg rolls, Mongolian beef, steamed rice and egg drop soup. Cost is $12.50 for adults and $7 for children. For reservations call the center at 262-6808, or sign up at the front desk.

Keep the kids busy with art for spring break

"Miss Dee Dee's Class:" Art for Kids activities for elementary school youth are scheduled for spring break. Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, will feature paper mache classes (cost $40), Thursday, March 17 will feature a clay class and Friday, March 18 will be cartoon fun (cost $20 each). All classes are from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Minimum five kids, maximum 10. To enroll, contact Dee Dee at missdeedeesplace@gmail.com, or call 394-3603. Discount if you register before March 9.

Spring break day camp

North Peninsula Recreation is offering their Spring Break Day Camp 2011 from March 15 -- 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Kids in grades 1 -6 are welcome and should bring their own lunch. For more information call Tammy at 776-8800.

Nikiski pool spring break schedule

Nikiski Pool Spring Break hours, March 15 -- 20, are Tuesday through Thursday, Open Swim and Lap Swim from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m., with waterslide starting at 1 p.m. Friday's hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. for Open swim, Lap Swim and waterslide all day. Saturday and Sunday hours are Open Swim, Lap Swim and waterslide from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. For more information call Nikiski Pool at 776-8800.

Weeklong aviation camp in March

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is hosting a spring-break aviation camp, Challengers ACE Academy, for students in grades 8-11. The camp will have an orientation flight, and include hands-on experience with Medallion flight simulator, wing design, forces of flight, weather and other aviation topics. CLCA is an approved vendor for Connections and IDEA. The camp will satisfy some requirements for aviation related badges for Boy and Girl Scouts. ACE runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and costs $275. Participants should bring their own lunch. The Challenger center is located at 9711 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. For registration, contact Spring Larrow at spring.larrow@akchallenger.org. For questions about the program, contact Kathy East at kathy.east@akchallenger.

Take a course on living with the cold

University of Alaska Fairbanks Energy Specialist Rich Seifert offers two courses on efficiency and cold weather construction at Kenai Peninsula College. On March 10, from 5 to 9 p.m., he will discuss ways to optimize solar design and good efficiency in both retrofit and new construction. Text for the course is the fourth edition "A Solar Design Manual for Alaska" ($15). Preregister by March 8 by calling 262-5824.

On March 12, Seifert will conduct an all-day course: The Cold Climate Homebuilding Techniques Workshop, designed for anyone interested in constructing, purchasing or renovating an Alaskan home. Cost is free and includes a manual with CD. Preregister by March 10 by calling 262-5824.

Child safety seat checks available

Certified child passenger safety technicians will make sure the child and seat are a good fit for your vehicle and advise you about what to do if it isn't. The events are March 14, 1 -- 3 p.m. at Nikiski Fire Station #1, 44800 Kenai Spur Highway; March 21, 1 -- 3 p.m. at Kenai Fire Department, 105 South Willow St.; and March 23, 11 a.m. -- 3 p.m. at Central Emergency Services/Soldotna Fire Station #1. For more information call Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539.

Kenai High School 50th reunion

A 50-year reunion dinner for Kenai High School graduates will be held at Paradisos Restaurant in downtown Kenai from 4 p.m. to midnight on July 8. The dinner is open to all graduates of the class of 1961, spouses and/or guests, former teachers and school board members. A reunion school picnic is planned on July 9 at the Cotton Moore Homestead in Sterling. All classmates from the old territorial school through classes of 1964 are invited to attend. For more information contact Pat Falkenberg: 283-7858, 394-2646 or at pet_rainbow@yahoo.com, khsreunion2011.myevent.com.

KCHS grads'70-'79 gather

The Kenai Central High School 1970-79 combined class reunion is on for Saturday, July 23, 6 to11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and payment is due May 15. For more information or to make reservations, contact Sherrie Dahlen at (907) 283-4485 or sad@alaska.net, or go to any of these websites: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639743689; www.classmates.com/reunions/Combined-19701979-reunion/285295.



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