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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center provides immunization services by appointment Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 335-3400.

A special immunization walk-in clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai. Parents are reminded to bring their child's immunization records. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Ski program seeks members

The Tsalteshi Nordic/Masters skiing program will hold an informational and organizational meeting today in the Skyview High School library. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. for those interested in coaching and at 7 p.m. for those interested in participating or learning about the program. The program is geared toward skiers high school age and older. A video and door prizes are planned. For more information, call Kjell Risung at 283-3534.

SoHi after-grad meeting planned

The Soldotna High School parents of seniors will hold an after-graduation party planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the teachers lounge at the school. For more information, call Carmen at 262-2791.

Rummage, bake sale fundraiser slated

The Soldotna Community Playground committee will hold a rummage and bake sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Soldotna High School. Personal rummage tables are available for $40.

Donations will be accepted from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

For prior drop off information, call Rinna at 262-2528 or Dana at 262-2339.

Drivers safety class scheduled

AARP will hold a drivers safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Denali Room. The class is open to the public. For more information or to register, call Jim at 260-4904.

Reunion planning continues

The Soldotna High School Class of 1989 reunion planning committee will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The reunion will be held July 24, 25 and 26. Classmates are invited to share ideas and gather former student's phone numbers and addresses. Updates are being posted on Facebook. Search for Sohi class of 89.

Contact Stacey Herr at 260-3747, Barbara Shipps at 283-4030, Brooke Straume at 394-2938 or Kelly Griebel at 398-7293 or for more information.

Public Health plans 1-day closure

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday to observe Seward's Day. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula.

You may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless you have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. If you have already attended a clinic and been certified, you are not required to recertify. These sessions are walk-in, are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public.

Clinics will be held at:

* Seward -- April 1 at 6 p.m. at the AVTEC Building at 1912 Leirer Road (brown building across the highway from Safeway).

* Soldotna -- April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at Peninsula Sport Center.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Kids talent show rescheduled

Showing Off the Kids, the annual lip-sync and choreography contest sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools, has been rescheduled for April 25, with a mandatory rehearsal April 24. Applications, accompanied by a two-minute taped music selection, must be turned in at Dairy Queen by April 9.

For more information, call Carmen at 262-3151, ext. 24.

Bowling fundraiser set to strike

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Up Your Alley Bowling Tournament at 6 p.m. April 4 at Alaskalanes in Kenai. Tournament play begins at 7 p.m. The theme will be "Flash Back to the '50s."

Team sponsorships begin at $250 and include: two games for three to six players, team/lane banner, team photo, food, music, prizes and more. In addition to the first, second and third place bowling teams, the chamber will award the best dressed 50s team. For more information, call 283-7989 or visit

Youth bereavement camp offered

Applications are available for Hospice of the Central Peninsula's Camp Mend-A-Heart, a free bereavement camp for children ages 6 through 12 years old. The camp will be held Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at Solid Rock Bible Camp.

Limited space is available. Deadline for applications is April 13.

For more information or an application, call Hospice at 262-0453.

Mother, daughter event set

Peninsula Take-a-Break will host a girls' night out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Solid Rock Bible Camp at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway.

This will be a night for mothers and daughters. A light dinner and dessert will be served. The event will feature Courtney Beddow, her daughter, Kiana Beddow, and esthetician Bridget Williams from Alaska Center of Natural Medicine.

The topic will be advice on skin care and makeup. Guest speaker is Pauletta Staley will explain "How We All Are Women of Influence." Music will be provided buy Robin Alleman. Cost is $10 with a free nursery provided.

Deadline for reservations for the event and nursery is April 19. Call Cindy at 260-6262 or Susan at 335-6789 for more information.

Kids dog agility class planned

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a four-week agility class for kids ages 10 and older at 6 p.m. April 6. This is a fun class for kids and their dogs to try their paws in dog agility. The class is open to all dogs (not just purebreds) and their kids.

Dogs must be at least 1 year old, be on a leash and have proof of shot records. The cost is $20.

The kennel club facility is at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, the former Robinson's Mini Mall. For more information, call 335-2552 or e-mail

Lacrosse club seeks volunteers

The Central Peninsula Lacrosse Club is looking for a couple of people to run a middle school lacrosse program. Interested community members may e-mail

Assistive technology available

The Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center has developed a demo center that displays different assistive technology (magnifiers, screen-enlarging software and amplification systems) and other devices to enhance communication and/or low vision skills at its site in Soldotna.

Its goal is to give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to try out different technology in order to live more independently in their homes and communities. Also to offer tips and resources for matching clothes, identifying money or locating the temperature on the stove. For more information, call 262-6333 or 800-770-7911.

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