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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2003

Nikiski Boys and Girls Club plans summer fun

The Nikiski Boys and Girls Club has openings for its summer clubhouse. Summer clubhouse hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Nikiski Elementary. Two sessions are planned, the first begins Monday through July 3; session two begins July 7 through Aug. 1. The clubhouse is for children ages 6 (must have completed first grade) through 13.

Fees for the club are $100 per child, per session. Participants must be a Boys and Girls Club member. Scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided, but children are requested to bring their own sack lunch. Space is limited. For more information on the summer clubhouse, the Boys and Girls Club or scholarships, call Ann at 776-4132.

Youth appreciation week begins Monday in Homer

Choices for Teens is planning a week of free events.

The first event, a carnival, begins at 3 p.m. Monday at the Homer High School parking lot. Tuesday at 4 p.m., there will be a beach party at Bishops Beach, with a sand sculpture contest and hot dogs and marshmallows to roast. Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Boys and Girls Club will have an open house and the skate park will hold exhibitions. Thursday events will include a fish-for-fun event at the reservoir at 2 p.m. and a pool party at 6 p.m. at Homer High School. Winding up the week of events Friday is a wilderness hike-scavenger hunt at 1 p.m. at the Pratt Museum and a street dance and barbecue beginning at 8 p.m. at the Point of View Plaza.

For more information about Choices for Teens or Youth Appreciation Week, call (907) 235-1915.

KVCC summer interpretive program continues

All Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center's summer interpretive programs begin at 3 p.m. and are held at the center in Kenai. On Monday, for Science on the Kenai, Mike Fastabend of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Spruce Bark Beetle Task Force office will discuss how tiny little bugs can bring down whole forests on the peninsula; Wednesday, for Arts on the Kenai, Dr. David Wartinbee, Kenai Peninsula College professor and curator of "Alaska 2003: A Celebration of Wildlife Art," will conduct a tour of the summer art exhibition and discuss the artists.

Friday will be Alaska Heritage Day, and author and fishing fanatic Dave Atcheson will demonstrate simple and effective fly-tying techniques for fishers of all skill levels. There is no fee. For more information, call 283-1991.

Swim team holding tryouts

The Silver Salmon swim team will hold tryouts throughout the month of June on Mondays and Wednesdays. Team members need to be at least 6 years of age. The team will learn how to backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and swim freestyle. There are opportunities to compete against other teams, swim in relays and win ribbons. For more information, call the Soldotna pool at 262-1506.

KPB transportation meeting schedule

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kasilof Mercantile Cafe on updating the borough's transportation plan. The public is invited to attend and share its views on road, aviation, marine, rail and trail transportation systems.

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