Community Events

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2007

Can sealer clinic offered

The Cooperative Extension Service will offer a walk-in clinic for can sealers to be checked from noon to 5 p.m. today at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It takes approximately 30 minutes. Cans will be provided. For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-5824.

Library offers summer reading program

The Kenai Community Library will hold a free summer reading program called “Get a Clue at Your Library.” Readers will find clues, solve mysteries and puzzles, and participate in other activities during the program. Registration begins Thursday. School-aged readers will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the library beginning June 7.

Cowboy up

The Soldotna Equestrian Association’s first event in its Cowboy Round-up Family Series will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Soldotna Arena and Rodeo Grounds on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna.

Bull riding, barrel racing, calf riding, team penning, roping, calf scramble and double muggin are some of the planned events. Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and military with an ID.

Fundraiser to flip for NES

Ninilchik Emergency Services will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfastfrom 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through May 28 at the Ninilchik State Fairgrounds.

The menu will include blueberry and buttermilk pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham,eggs and fruit. There also will be a quilt raffle. Tickets are $1 each.

Rowing classes available

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold beginning rowing classes in June for community members at least 14 years old. Session one hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at Mackey Lake; and session two hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at Mackey Lake.

Participants in both sessions are required to take the water safety class held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Registration forms are available at River City Books, Peninsula Athletic Club and the Fitness Place. The cost is $45 per session. For more information, call 262-2222 or 262-6037.

Swim lessons make a splash

Swim lessons are offered at the following pools:

· Soldotna High School — Swim sessions will be 10 days of lessons, for 40 minutes. Lessons are open for children ages 3 and older. Preregistration is recommended. Lessons will be held: June 4-15; June 18-29; (pool closed July 2-6); July 9-20; and July 23-Aug. 3. Lessons are offered six different times a day. For more information, call 262-7419. The cost is $40 for swim lessons set. Private and semi-private lessons available.

The pool’s hours are: lap swim from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, and open swim from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

· Kenai Central High School — Summer swim schedule begins June 4. Swim lessons: Eight days of swim lessons for 40 minutes Tuesdays through Fridays (call for times). Preregistration required. Lessons will be held: June 5-15; June 19-29; July 3-13 (closed July 4); and July 17-27.

Pool hours will be lap swim from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; and swim workout 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $32 per swim lesson session; $3 for lap swim or open swim; or $25 for a punch card with 10 punches on the card. Pool rentals also are available. For more information, call 283-7476.

· Nikiski pool — Swimming lessons will be held: June 5-21 for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediates and Tiny Tots; June 26-July 12 for competitive swim and juniors, lifeguarding, beginners, advanced beginners and Tiny Tots; and July 17-Aug. 2 for intermediates, beginners, advanced beginners and Tiny Tots. For more information, call 776-8800.

Women go on the defensive

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems will bring certified instructors to Soldotna in June to teach a self-defense class to women.

Classes will be held from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 5-8, and a half day June 9 in the Denali Room of Central Peninsula Hospital. Due to sponsorship money the class fee will be $90 instead of $250. For more information or to enroll, call 260-5202.

Golf tourney set to swing

The 21st annual Masonic Open Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held at 8 a.m. June 9 at the Kenai Municipal Golf Course. Supporters may enter as a player for $65; sponsor a hole for $100; or make a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds will benefit the group’s schools awards program. Player fees include greens fees and barbecue dinner. Mulligans are available for $5 each. For more information, call 262-4912.

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