Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009

Swim lessons set to make a splash

Beginner and intermediate swim lessons are available beginning Tuesday at the Nikiski pool. Registration is available through Monday. For more information, call 776-8800.

Kenai pool sets summer hours

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.

Challenger center offers camps

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is offering the following camps:

* Young Astronaut Day Camps are hands-on, interactive science camps for youth ages 6 through 9 throughout the summer. Day camp is offered Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon through Aug. 13.

* Residential Camps -- Payload Specialists Girls Camp for ages 10 through 12, Monday through Friday, of this week.

For more information, call 283-2000 or visit

Seniors plan events

Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host a bazaar, bake sale and quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the center. There will be a selection of crafts, baked goods and quilts. Lunch will be available.

The center's Endowment Trust Funds' will host a chili cook-off from 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the center. To participate or for more information, call 262-2322.

Chamber seeks parade entries

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for the Progress Days parade and vendor spaces. Progress Days is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The deadline for vendor forms is July 17. Spaces are $35 each. Forms received after July 17 will cost $45 each.

Call 262-9814 for more information.

Teens seek employment

The Soldotna High School football players are seeking jobs to help send players to summer football camps. To schedule an appointment, call Lauri Lingafelt at 398-4298.

Race volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for The LeeShore Center's 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women slated for Aug. 8.

Water table staff, lunch servers and race route safety positions are needed. Flaggers will need to take a short safety course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, call 283-9479.

Immunizations available

The Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Kenai, provides walk-in immunization services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Soldotna Cottonwood Clinic.

Parents are reminded that they need to have their children's second varicella (chicken pox) vaccination before school starts or students will not be admitted. For more information call 335-3400.

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