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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2003

Kenai immunization clinics planned

The Kenai Public Health Center holds regular shot clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the clinic on Barnacle Way in Kenai. It also holds a clinic at the Soldotna Elks from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Mary Jane at 335-3403.

Kenai pool holding swim lessons

The Kenai Pool has openings for its summer swim lessons. Lessons are 10, 40-minute sessions, except for session three which will be only nine due to the July 4 holiday. Session one began Monday and runs until June 13; session two is June 16 through 27; session three is June 30 through July 11 (Closed July 4). The last two sessions of the summer are July 14 through 25 and July 28 through Aug. 8. Fees for the pool are $40 for swim lessons; $3 for lap swim or open swim; $25 for a punch card with 10 punches on it; and $10 for a two-hour private lesson.

Registration for swim lessons can be done in advance at the Kenai pool. Pool rentals also are available. For more information on swim lessons, or a complete list of what the pool offers, call 283-7476. To enter the pool this summer, swimmers are asked to use the side door by the football field.

Historical society board to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum building on Centennial Road in Soldotna. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Art classes offered

Kenai Peninsula College is accepting registration for the sixth annual Arts Institute's "A Sense of Place." The one- to three-credit classes will begin Monday and run through June 13. "A Sense of Place" is devoted to improving literacy in the arts while supporting the belief that the role of the arts in learning is fundamental to language acquisition, creative thinking and an educated imagination.

The classes are offered to teachers and parents of home-schooled children. The experience will reinforce the message that while each of the arts is unique in expression, all of the arts communicate important ideas about humanity that may be integrated in the kindergarten through 12-grade curriculum. "A Sense of Place" is honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, e-mail

Volleyball camp to be served up

The Homer Lady Mariner volleyball team is hosting, a "Yes I Can" volleyball day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19-21 at the Homer High School. Dave Cross, author and director of the "Yes I Can" camps, along with assistant coach Jim Hovarth will instruct. Cost is $100 if players preregister by today, or $120 after. While the camp is for players in grades seventh through 12th, players will be grouped according to ability and skill level, not age.

The camp is for any player who wants to unlock their hidden talents, learn to overcome fear and frustration, turn weak skills and attitudes into strengths and lock into a serving groove. Housing can be provided.

For more information or to register for camp, call Beth Trowbridge at (907) 235-7520.

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