Good morning to all of my Nikiski neighbors.
I hope you are enjoying the natural bounty of this time of year. My girls and I have been picking clover and fireweed blooms for homesteaders' honey and are excited to make it.
Taking off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Nikiski Pool classroom. The group is a way to get encouragement about weight loss and to meet new friends. For more information, call Elsie Sidback at 776-8259.
The Wednesday Market is held each week from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center through the end of August. For more information, call 776-7654.
The Snappy Crafters will meet Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nikiski senior center.
The Nikiski North Star Parent Teacher Association will sell school supplies at a discounted price starting Monday. For more information, call 776-5575.
The Redoubt Homemakers will meet at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. The group strives to promote a better way of life for all through fellowship, continuing education and service to the community. For more information, call 776-5677.
A class reunion for Nikiski High School class of 1992 will be held the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26. For more information, call Jason at 252-7848.
The First Baptist Church of Port Nikiski will hold an Alaska Christian Sportsman's Retreat at the Solid Rock Bible Camp from Aug. 24-26. The weekend will be filled with those sharing their experiences and participants are asked to bring their hobby material for the event. There will be opportunities to learn about paintball, archery, trap shooting, 3-D target shooting, boating and more. Boys ages 12 to 18 are required to have a family chaperone attend with them. A live auction will be held during the retreat and donations are being sought. For more information about the retreat or auction, call Steve at 398-0065 or Dan at 776-2102 or visit www.aksportsmanretreat.com.
The Cosmic Reading Challenge program continues through Sept. 1 for Nikiski North Star Elementary School students. The program encourages summer reading; younger children are urged to read 100 books while upper grades are encouraged to keep a tally of the number of minutes they spend reading, with a goal of 1,000 minutes. Students can pick up a tally form at the library and participants will receive a free shirt and other prizes.
Congratulations to Chris Jenness for the publication of his children's story "Sammy goes home." This book is his first published work.
Happy birthday wishes go to Jim Rowe on Aug. 16; and Hilda Spires and Diana Summers on Aug, 17.
Happy anniversary to Jim and Nedra Evenson on Aug. 14; Bill and Kelly Warren on Aug. 16; and Morris and Doris Porter and Chuck and Kathy Grimm on Aug. 17.
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