Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Toddler hour set

Toddler hour for children ages 5 and under is available from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Kenai Recreation Center. There is no fee. Parents are required to stay with their children.

Flag football sign-up kicks off

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will begin registration for flag football from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today 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.

Safe Sitter classes slated

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 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.

Garage sale fund-raiser planned

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a bazaar, garage sale and flea market fund-raiser Friday and Saturday at the center. Space is available and food vendors and bands are encouraged to apply. Donations are being accepted at the center. For more information, call 776-7654.

Montessori presentation slated

There will be a free presentation on Montessori education at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. 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.

Community meeting planned

The Sterling Community Coalition will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Raven Contractors at Mile 84.5 of the Sterling Highway. Gary Davis, head of the roads department for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, will be the featured speaker. The topic will be the Funny River Bridge Project. There will be a question-and-answer session. For more information, call

Shooting, hunting seminar on target

The Snowshoe Gun Club will host Kenai Peninsula Shooting and Hunting Day from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the club. Families will be able to try different styles and types of shooting. Also seminars and demonstrations are planned. There is no cost. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and pets are not allowed. For more information, call Scott Hamann at 776-7676 or Larry Lewis at 262-9368.

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