Community News

Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010

Food bank seek items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized copy paper, silverware, re-sealable plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon).

Birthday bag items needed for youth ages 12 years old and under are: cake mixes, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons and small stuffed toys.

Items for youth over 12 years old needed are re-gifted gifts, seasonal items and large baskets.

For more information, call 262-3111.


Peck graduates from Aerospace Medicine School

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin S. Peck, son of June K. and Randy L. Peck of Kenai, recently graduated from Aerospace Medicine School.

During the course at the Naval Medical Institute, Pensacola, Fla., students are taught the procedures used to assist doctors with special examinations for naval aviators and flight crewmembers.

Studies also include anatomy, physiology in the aviation environment, psychological testing, medical aspects of acceleration, aviation safety, and the maintenance of aviation health records.

Peck is a 2006 graduate of Kenai Central High School and joined the Navy in June 2006.

Soccer sign-ups open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for the 2010 outdoor soccer season.

Youth ages 4 to 18 are welcome to participate. Registrations can be done at the Kenai Rec Center.

Deadline for youth sixth-grade through 12th-grade is April 16 at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 7.

Deadline for youth 4 years to fifth-grade is April 23 at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 14.

For more information, please call the athletics department at 283-3318 or email us at

Cribbage tourney continues

The 16th annual Cook Inlet Lions Cribbage tournament continues at 3 p.m. Saturdays through April, at the American Legion Kenai Post No. 20 at 902 Cook Street, Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

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.

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.

All meetings and library programs are subject to change or cancellation due to library expansion activity. Please contact the library at 283-4378 if you have any questions about an event scheduled at the library.

School programs continue

Tot Time and Home-school programs begin at the Kenai Recreation Center.

Tot Time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 for youth ages 1 to 5 years old.

Home-school will be held from 12:30 from 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 per child.

Kenaitze center accepting applications

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for its Headstart program. Children who were at least 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2009, are eligible. For more information, call 283-0707.


NPRSA activities announced

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area offers the following activities:

* Full swing golf simulator -- Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The simulator offers a driving range or more than 20 world-class 18-hole courses to play. Golf gift certificates are available.

* Open gym times for the following groups: Toddler time - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 12:30 p.m.; home-school open gym - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; middle school gym Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; family gym Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Adult Open Gym Volleyball Thursdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m.; and Adult Open Gym Basketball Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

* Arts and Crafts Class for first through sixth grade youth Fridays from 4 to 5:15 p.m., $3 a class or a 10-punch card for $25.

Unless other wise noted all programs are held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

For more information, call 776-8800.


Safety Day seeks entries

Organizations interested in the annual Soldotna Safety Day are asked to call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440, fax 262-4449, mail her at 35202 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 1, Soldotna, AK 99669, or e-mail her at

The event will be held May 15.


Senior center activities announced

Mondays -- Exercise group at 10 a.m. and Spanish class at 1 p.m.; Tuesdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., and bingo at 7 p.m.; Wednesdays -- exercise group at 10 a.m.; Thursdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., Spanish class and 1 p.m., and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday -- exercise group at 10 a.m. and choir practice at 1 p.m.

Ongoing events: First and third Fridays -- movies with snacks at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; First and third Saturdays -- Carving Club at 10 a.m.; Sundays -- breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call 262-6808 for more information.

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

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