Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2005

Flag football registration set

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will begin registration for flag football from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Aug. 17 at the Nikiski pool. Children in grades four through eight are eligible to participate. Coaches also are needed. For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

Social Security to be discussed

The Independent Living Center will host a presentation on how proposed changes to Social Security will effect residents from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center.

Child protection topic set

The Ninilchik Traditional Council will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Ninilchik Traditional Council substance building across from the school. The topic will be the child protection system in the state of Alaska, to introduce the community to agencies involved in child protection, to clarify roles, functions and responsibilities of these agencies and to explain the interrelation of the agencies. The public is encouraged to attend.

Safe Sitter classes slated

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12. Children must be 11 years old at the time of class and must preregister. The cost is $50 per student and includes all class material. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Vendors, bands wanted for festival

The North Road Summer Festival will be held Aug. 12 and 13 at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Crafters, food vendors and bands are wanted for the event. Space is available in the parking lot and inside the center for vendors and in the garden for bands. The space fee is $10 in the parking lot and $15 inside the building. There is no fee for bands. For more information, call 776-7654.

Soldotna chamber seeks beauty

Nominations for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce annual beautification awards are being accepted Monday through Aug. 12. The program is a way to recognize residences and businesses for landscaping efforts in and around the Soldotna area. Winners will be announced at weekly chamber meetings and receive a $25 gift certificate. Nominations should be submitted to the chamber office or e-mailed to robyn@soldotna For more information, call 262-9814.

Women's run looking for volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Aug. 13. Volunteers are needed to staff waters tables, serve lunch and for safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers will need to take a short flagging course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

Montessori presentation slated

There will be a free presentation about Montessori education at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Tim Seldin, president of the International Montessori Foundation and author will be the featured speaker. His topic will be the importance of quality early childhood education. For more information, call 283-0424.

Citizen scientists sought

The Alaska Citizen Science Project is looking for volunteers in Southcentral and Interior Alaska to help study bats and to monitor nesting loons and grebes. For more information, call Dave Tessler at Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 267-2332 or visit

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