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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Public Health schedules immunization clinics

Immunization visits Kenai Public Health Center are available by appointment to reduce waiting time. Appointment times in Kenai are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m.

Appointment times in Soldotna, at the Cottonwood Health Center, are from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 335-3400.

Family planning services appointment times extended

Kenai Public Health Center's family planning services will offer extended appointement hours on Wednesdays. Appointment times have been extended to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 335-3400.

Watershed Forum kicks off celebration

Kenai Watershed Forum supporters, members, and friends are invited to join in a celebration as the forum kicks off the Ralph Soberg home restoration Friday at 4 p.m. in Soldotna Creek Park. Several special guests will be making remarks and you'll hear all about the new building renovations. In addition, KWF will be speaking about upcoming research, restoration, and education projects. The Kenai River Festival and Rockin the River Concert follows at 5 p.m.

This event is open to the public.

Toddler playgroups planned

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program will host outside playgroups open to the public on Wednedays this summer 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.

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.

Family fun on tap

The annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun/Nikiski Days will be held on June 19 at the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area facilities. Festivities, including food, music, games, and fun for the entire family, will begin at noon and run until 4:30 p.m. Bikes and family prizes will be given away.

For more information call 776-8800.

Cowchip Triathlon slated

The Cowchip Triathlon will take place on June 19 at the Martin's Diamond M Ranch. All ages are welcome. Swimming (tubing) will be on an above-ground pool; bike and run will be off-road on the pasture. Contestants must bring their own inner tube. The entry fee $20. Relays are encouraged. Start time for kids under 10 is 1p.m.; older ages to follow. The event is part of the Solstice/Matti's Farm Festival, which runs noon to midnight with music and activities for all ages. Contact John Steckel at 398-4398 or for more information.

Frontier Community Services plans baseball event

Frontier Community Services will hold its 7th annual World Series baseball event on July 10 at the Soldotna Little League fields.

World Series event goals are: to foster the idea of team work, fair play and healthy fun; give players the feeling of personal accomplishment; and promote community awareness of FCS' services and programs.

Anyone with a developmental disability is welcome to come play ball.

Player sign-in begins at 11 a.m.; games begin at noon. Admission is free. The day includes a barbecue, face painting and more. For more information, contact Kathy Kenner at 262-6331 or

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