Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kasilof book fair continues

Kasilof Public Library and Tustumena Elementary School Scholastic buy-one get-one free book fair with new and used books continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and April 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Tuesday in the school’s library. Proceeds will benefit the Kasilof Public Library. For complete information or to make a donation, call 252-1120 or 260-3152.

Dance encore presentation set

Nikiski High School dance troupe will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $5 general admission.

Guest performers will be Star Sensations, Peninsula Artists in Motion and Encore Dance Studio.

Academic banquet planned

The Kenai Central High School academic banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. The banquet is held to honor students achieving at least a 3.5 grade point for the fall semester. Students are eligible to receive an academic letter if they achieve at least a 3.5 gpa for two consecutive semesters. The guest speaker will be KCHS graduate Dr. Scott Innes from Kenai Peninsula Orthopedics.

Swim tryouts make a splash

The Soldotna Swim team practices every morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Tryouts for the team are everyday at 5 p.m. at Soldotna High school pool through the end of April. The summer swimming program starts June 4. For more information, call Sohail Marey at SoHi or Lisa Groleske at 262-2960.

Fish and Game feeling froggy

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Partnership for Citizen Science is looking for volunteers to survey for wood frogs through April and May. For more information or to volunteer, visit or call David Tessler at 267-2332.

Beach access road warning issued

Motorist who are using Clam Gulch Beach access road are asked to use caution when negotiating the road due to spring time run off and glacial formation. Advisable to use 4 by 4’s and/ or park within the campground and use extreme caution when walking down to the beach. The stairs at Clam Gulch will be closed due to ice formation at the bottom of stairwell.

Optional High School to be discussed

Informational meetings regarding the creation of the Peninsula Optional High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Borough Assembly Room in Soldotna. Information will be presented explaining the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Standards Based approach to high school. Students, parents, community members, and KPBSD employees are encouraged to attend.

Health fair ready to pump you up

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in the Denali Conference Room, in the lower level of the Mountain Tower. Blood testing, PSA testing for prostate cancer and thyroid screening will be available for a fee. Other basic health screening will be available for free.

For more information, call 714-4775.

Storyteller set to entertain

Kenai Community Library will host Native story teller Jack Dalton from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 22.

Street drugs to be discussed

Kenai Police officer Aaron Turnage will give a presentation titled “Street Drugs: What you NEED to Know,” from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Kenai Community Library. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-4378.

Immunization clinics cancelled

Kenai Public Health Center will not hold walk-in immunization clinics April 25 at the center or April 26 at Cotton wood Heatlh Clininc in Soldotna. For more information, call 335-3400.

Free developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services will hold free developmental, vision and hearing screenings for children ages birth to 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at its office in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to make an appointment, call Renie 714-6647.

Water safety instructor classes offered

The Soldotna High SChool swimming pool will hold water safety instructor class April 28. Partciapnts must be at least 16-years-old. For more information or to register, call 262-7419.

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