Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eagle Scout blood drive continues

Zack Misner in conjunction with the Blood Bank of Alaska, will host an Eagle Scout project blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at 35911 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit No. 12 in Soldotna, in the Alaska Maxi Storage Building.

Minors ages 16 and 17 wishing to donate must have a signed parental consent form.

Walk-ins are welcome as time permits, however, appointments are preferred. To make an appointment, call 260-5672.

For blood drive and scouting information, call Zack Misner at 260-3559 and leave a message.

Kenai pool sets summer hours

Beginning June 15 the Kenai Central High School pool's hours will be from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday -- lap swim; 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- swim workout for swim team or adults ($35 for a punch card or $4 a day); and from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday and Friday -- open swim.

Swim lesson times are 9 to 9:40 a.m., 9:45 to 10:25 a.m., 10:30 to 11:10 a.m., 11:15 to 11:55 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. (3 and 4 year olds) and private lessons 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-7476.

Wildfires to be discussed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Alaska Division of Forestry will hold a free discussion on topics including the Kenai Peninsula fire history and hazards, landscaping for defensible space, Home Ignition Zone Assessments. The presentation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 18 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

A light supper will be provided. Interested community members are asked to R.S.V.P. to Glenda Landua at 262-2098 or e-mail

Stop and smell the flowers

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a free wildflower fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 at its headquarters on Ski Hill Road.

Some of the activities include wildflower identification, plant product snacks, flower recipe holder craft, invasive plants and pollinators in Alaska, a drawing for wildflower books and 30-minute wildflower identification walks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

For guided walk registration or for more information, call Michelle at 260-2839.

NPRCA events announced

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will host the following activities and events:

* North Community Recreation Center hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

* The Teen Center is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Friday. Teen Night Barbecue will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

* Summer Day Camp will be held June 16 through Aug. 6 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities for boys and girls in grades one through six.

* Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event will be held June 20 from noon to 5 p.m.

* A garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Something to cheer about

Kenai Central High School will hold cheerleading tryouts for its 2009 football season from 4 to 6 p.m. June 29 through July 1 at the school's track and football field.

Students entering ninth through 12th grades may try out.

Attendees are asked to arrive on time and be dressed in workout attire. Anyone interested in being on the team must be present at the tryouts to be considered.

For more information, call Jessica Sims at 738-2012.

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