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Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Womens' self-defense class taught

A Self-defense class taught by certified instructors will be held June1-4from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and a key chain self defense course June5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the LDS Church on Marydale in Soldotna next to the hospital. The cost is $50 per person. Call 260-5202 Betty for more information or to enroll.

Scoping meetings planned for hydro projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be holding two public meetings in Moose Pass to discuss Homer Electric Association's proposed Grant Lake/Falls Creek hydroelectric project. The FERC scoping meetings are scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Moose Pass Community Hall.

The FERC scoping meetings are being held to gather input from the public, non-governmental organizations, resource agencies, and Indian tribes on the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) that be conducted as part of the permit application process for the proposed hydro electric project.

For additional information about the project and the FERC scoping meetings, visit

Toddler playgroups planned

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program will host outside playgroups open to the public on Wednedays beginning this week and running through Aug. 4. Playgroups will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Farnsworth Park on Birch Lane in Soldotna, and from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenai Municipal Park on South Forest Drive in Kenai. For more information, call 714-6647.

Wounded Warrior project seeks help

The Kenai River Professional Guide Association is requesting your help with the Third Annual Wounded Warrior project. In conjunction with Fort Richardson and Fort Wainright, we will provide two fun-filled days including lodging, meals, guided fishing, and gifts from our community for wounded warriors and their support staff June 11th and 12th. While serving our country, our warriors were wounded in action. We want to let these brave men and women know how much we appreciate them.

If you feel that your business or organization can support the Third Annual Wounded Warrior Project, call Dave of Hooky Charters at 907-252-3503 or e-mail

Pools post summer hours

* Kenai Central High School (beginning June 1)

Monday through Friday: lap swim, 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Monday through Friday: Piranha swim team, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Monday through Friday: open swim, 1 to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 283-7476.

* Nikiski Pool (beginning June 1)

Tuesday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open swim begins at noon

Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open swim begins at 1 p.m.

Closed Mondays

For more information, call 776-8800.

* Skyview High School (beginning June 1)

Monday through Friday: lap swim and water aerobics, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: open swim/lap swim, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: water aerobics/independent physical therapy, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: organized lap swim workout, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 262-3905.

* Soldotna High School (beginning June 7)

Monday through Friday: lap swim, 6 to 8 a.m.

Monday through Friday: open swim, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: lap swim, 6 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: water aerobics, 6 to 7 p.m.

Kenai historical society seeking items

Kenai Historical Society is completing a restoration project on five historic homestead cabins located in Old Town Kenai. These cabins will be opened for tours this summer, and the committee is seeking donations of the following items for use in the cabins (items to become property of this project): Wood-fired cook stove, barrel stove with flat top, Trapping and homestead tools, pre-1950s commercial fishing tools, an Alaskan tuxedo, Territorial school blond teacher/student desks, army blanket, small dining table and two chairs.

Please call June Harris at 283-1946 for more information.

Seniors plan events

The Sterling Senior Center will host the following events -- Prime rib dinner June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will include 8 ounces of prime rib steak, baked potato, whole kernel corn or carrots, tossed salad, rolls, beverage and a fruit cup for dessert. The cost will be $12.50 for adults or $7 for children 10 years old and under.

The Senior picnic will be held June 25 at the Soldotna Creek Park. Seniors from the Kenai Peninsula will gather from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture!

Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

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