Community Events

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2007

Class of 1987 seeks members

Kenai Central High School class of 1987 will host its 20-year anniversary July 13-15. Reunion organizers are seeking classmates. For more information or to check in, call Sherrie Barlow at (602) 264-3319 or e-mail akladies@qwest.net.

Class of ’97 plans reunion

The Soldotna High School class of 1997 is planning a class reunion for July 27-29. Class members are sought for updates on how they have spent the past 10 years. Anyone who attended SoHi with the class is invited to the reunion, whether they graduated with the class or not. For more information, call Theresa Sin at theresa.sin@gmail.com.

Skyview reunion input sought

Skyview High School Class of 1997 will hold its reunion July 27-29. E-mail Kanani or Autumn at skyview1997@hotmail.com for more information.

Kids reading program continues

Kids are invited to join the Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. Get up to four extra punches each month for special activities like reading to a younger sibling, attending a storytelling session, reading to a nonparent adult or filling out a “kid’s pick” sheet on your favorite book. For more information, call 953-7262.

Help to those in need available

Love, INC (Love In The Name of Christ) is a nonprofit telephone clearinghouse for peninsula residents in need of help. Its hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members seeking help may call 283-5683.

Alzheimer’s information available

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center has an Alzheimer’s resource center. Material is available for lending free of charge to families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Rowing clinic available

Soldotna Community Schools will hold an introduction to sweep rowing from 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will discuss sweep rowing and sculling for recreation, fitness and competition.

The clinic is open to community members ages 14 and up. Prior experience is not necessary.

For more information, call 262-6768.

Talent show ready to entertain

Skyview High School will hold a talent show at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school. Solos, duets and ensembles will be performed. Student artwork also will be on display.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

Kenai library plans events

The Kenai Community Library will hold the following events this week: today -- Russian story time at 11 a.m. and Friends of the Library at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday -- Spanish story time at 11 a.m., preschool story time at 2 p.m. and Totem Tracers at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday -- Computer workshop at 9 a.m. and Wee Read at 11 a.m.; Thursday -- after school stories at 4 p.m. and poetry reading at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday -- knitters at 10 a.m.; and Sunday -- storyteller Jack Dalton at 1 p.m. For more information, call 283-4378.

Refuge looking for youth workers

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for five summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs. Youth ages 15-18 who live in or have lodging available in the commuting area are eligible. Applications may be picked up at the refuge visitors center in Soldotna, Alaska Employment Service Office in Kenai and from high school career counseling offices. Applications are due at refuge headquarters May 4.

Positions will be filled in a random selection process and selected applicants will be notified by phone no later than May 7.

Youth work 40 hours a week from June 11 through Aug. 3 and receive $7.75 per hour. Job duties include trail maintenance, campground cleanup, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. For more information, call the refuge at 262-7021.

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.

Kids activities sought

The Clarion is seeking submissions for its annual Just Kiddin’ section with listings of summer events for youth. Deadline to submit information is noon April 23.

Information may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. E-mail submissions are preferred.

For more information, call 335-1241.

Immunization clinics cancelled

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

The Community page prints every Monday in the Clarion. Information may be submitted to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at our office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. For more information, call 335.1241.



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