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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2007

Skyview sports begins

Skyview High School practices start today for the following sports: Swimming from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.; diving from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.; and volleyball tryouts will be from 4 to 8 p.m.

Athletes are required to have an updated physical examination before participating in a practice.

For more information about swimming and diving, call Angie Brown at 398-7761, and for information on volleyball, call Sheila Kupferschmid at 262-1476.

KCHS swim team practice to begin

Kenai Central High School swim practices will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. today. Athletes are to stop by the pool to pick up paperwork. For more information, call 283-7524.

La Leche sponsors picnic

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai and Central Peninsula Breastfeeding Task Force will host a Family Fun Day picnic at 6 p.m. today at Soldotna Creek Park in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. Families are invited to bring a picnic meal. For more information, call Amorette at 260-6141 or Tami at 398-6667.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

Safe Sitter course offered

Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna will hold Safe Sitter courses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the hospital. Participants must be at least 11 years old at the time of class and must preregister.

The cost is $50 per student and includes class materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Library book sale bound to be good

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the old Kenai courthouse next to the library. A presale will be held for members only from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The library also is seeking book donations. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-8462.

KCHS class of 1972 reunion set

The Kenai Central High School class of 1972 will hold its reunion at 6 p.m. Friday at the Four-O-Six Club in Kenai. For more information, call Karen Jaynes Dinkel at 262-1231.

Horse show, class slated

The Kenai Invitational and 4-H Horse Show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik fairgrounds.

It will be a combined an open class and 4-H horse show with classes for youth and adults. The cost will be $5 per class for preregistration by Wednesday or $7 the day of the show (from 8 to 8:30 a.m.).

4-H showmanship, halter, bareback, English and western equitation, English and western pleasure, trail, hunter over fences, judges command and games are some the planned events.

Forms are available at Echo Lake Feed, the 4-H office and by calling Katy Bethune at 776-7638 or Shirley Schollenberg 567-3467.

Tribal community gathering set

The Nakenu Family Center is planning a tribal community family gathering through a grant from Cherish the Children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spirit Lake. The event is to promote family fun activities, share the purpose of the Cherish Planning Project, highlight the Cherish evaluation data findings on issues that place children and families at risk, present information on strengthening families and opening discussions about the highest risk factors to healthy families, and identify ideas about how to build resiliency in children and their families.

The Kenaitze cultural heritage program in conjunction with others will run programs from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lydia Hays and Vickie Oana will be in charge from noon to 4 p.m. They will discuss strengthening families from 1 to 3:30 p.m., then reconvene at 3:30 to review and give out door prizes for those present. Closing will be held at 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required to plan for food. For more information or to register, call Jennifer Showalter Yeoman at 283-6693 ext. 246. It is open to the public.

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