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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Swim tryouts make a splash

The Soldotna swim team practices every morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Tryouts for the team are every day at 5 p.m. at the 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.

Immunization clinics canceled

Kenai Public Health Center has canceled its walk-in immunization clinics today at the center and Thursday at Cotton wood Health Clinic in Soldotna.

For more information, call 335-3400.

Car seat check-ups planned

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula/Central will hold a car seat safety check-up from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Kenai Fire Department and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Central Emergency Services in Soldotna

Red Hatters to strut their stuff

The Red Hat Society will hold its annual parade at 3 p.m. today. The parade route will begin at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center, move west on Frontage Road and end at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Members of the society are asked to drive or take the Kenai senior center’s van.

A reception and door prizes for parade participants will be held at the cultural center immediately following the parade. Members are asked to bring a finger food to share.

The community is invited to watch the parade. For more information, call Patsy Clifford at 776-5382.

LeeShore board to meet

The LeeShore Center will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 325 South Spruce Street in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Playing a Beatles fan

Soldotna High School will present the play “John Lennon and Me,” by Cherie Bennett, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at SoHi.

The touching comedy is about Hollywood-wannabe Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, who’s cystic fibrosis diagnosis lands her in the hospital, where she confronts fate with imagination and learns about herself through the help of her roommate, cheerleader Courtney, who is seemingly Star’s opposite.

Kids’ water safety set to make a splash

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula will hold a water event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at the Skyview High School pool entrance. Children ages 4 to 14 may attend.

Topics will include personal flotation devices, safe boat loading, cold-water immersion, river safety and other important topics. Parents or caregivers must attend with children. Children should bring bathing suits and towels. Individually fitted children’s Mustang personal flotation devices will be available for sale for $10.

For more information, call Jane Fellman at 714-4539.

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