Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kenai Historical Society meets in Hope

Kenai Historical Society will not meet this Sunday. Instead, the society meets May 7 in Hope for the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association semi-annual meeting. Bring soup or salad for a potluck. Hope Sunrise will provide meat cuts. KHS bus transportation will be available by calling Bill Nelson at 283-5194.

CPH service area board emergency meeting

The Central Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board of Directors emergency meeting will be held on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Redoubt/Spurr conference room at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

Pitch Hit Run baseball coming

Nikiski Community Recreation Center is hosting a Pitch Hit Run skills competition and barbecue for 7- to 14-year-old boys and girls on May 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the rec. center field. Register at the Nikiski Community Rec. Center. For more information call 776-8800.

Nikiski pool swim lessons set for summer

The first set of summer swim lessons at Nikiski Pool run June 7 through June 23. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. on May 31 at the pool and include beginners, advanced beginners, intermediates, tiny tots and comp swim. Junior Lifeguard class for youth ages 11 to 14 runs June 29 through July 15. For more information call Nigel at 776-8800.

Help clean the Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula clean-up is scheduled for the week of May 1-7. Participants can pick up bags for litter at the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and the Nikiski post office; Alaska Waste will pick up filled bags alongside the road during the clean up week. A free appreciation barbeque will be held in Kenai at the softball green strip near Main Street on May 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Childcare assistance meeting scheduled

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe offers assistance for childcare costs for Alaska Natives and American Indians who meet eligibility criteria. A public hearing on the tribe's child care development plan will be May 4 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information call Charmaine Lundy at 335-7257.

Redistricting sessions scheduled for May

The Alaska Redistricting Board will hold a hearing to take public testimony on the Draft Redistricting Plan. Maps and additional information may be obtained at the Board's website: This hearing will be held at the Kenai City Council Chambers, located at 210 Fidalgo St., Kenai, on May 3 at 4 p.m.

The board will also take take public testimony via teleconference on May 6 at 2 p.m. The teleconference will be held at the Kenai Legislative Information Office on Main Street Loop. For more information call 283-2030.

Kids' book group meets

The Soldotna Public Library kids' book group is reading "Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat," (Young Reader's Edition) by Michael Pollan, during April and May. Books may be picked up at the Soldotna Library. The group will read through Chapter 12 for their April 28 meeting. The meeting is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library. The group is open to youth in 4th through 8th grade. For more information call Rosie Reeder, 262-7993.

Dispose of old drugs

The Drug Enforcement Agency and Alaska State Troopers will hold a national drug collection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30. The event will be at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, 299 North Binkley.

Free community meeting space available

Heritage place at Central Peninsula Hospital has space available for community groups to hold meetings at no cost. For more information contact Gwen Johnson at 714-5037.

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