Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Boys and Girls Club to begin winter schedule

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will be closed through Monday. The after-school program will resume Sept. 2.

The After School Clubhouse is for ages 6 to 12. Ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend Teen Zone. Hours of operation are from after school until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A $20 membership fee per child, per calendar year is required. For more information, call Kimberli at 283-2682.

The club will no longer hold open gym due to the start of school. For more information, call Michelle at 262-2682.

Health-care group plans luncheon

The Health Care for You group invites the public to its weekly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The group will discuss Central Peninsula General Hospital's proposed expansion and is looking for volunteers. For more information, call 283-8112.

Vendor space still available for Seafair

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Seafair, a safety rodeo, at 1 p.m. Monday in Homer. The rodeo will provide friendly competition among commercial, charter and pleasure boat fleets. Competitions will include an immersion suit relay and damage control trainer operations.

Crews should consist of four individuals, who are or have been employed on a boat. There is a $100 entry fee per boat. Entry forms and guidelines are available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the harbor master's office, Helly Hansen, Kachemak Gear Shed, Nomar, Eagle Enterprises and the fuel dock.

Seafair will kick off with U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration. Children's games, a heaving line contest, boat and gear swap meet, oyster slurp and fish fillet contest also are planned.

For more information, call the Homer chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Soldotna After the Bell to operate in 5 schools

The After the Bell program will operate within five Soldotna schools this year, including Skyview and Soldotna high schools, Soldotna Middle School and Redoubt and Soldotna elementary schools. Each program is designed to meet the homework and tutoring needs of students attending the affiliated school.

Letters will be sent home the first week of school notifying parents of preregistration dates and costs, start-up dates, times of program operation and contact phone numbers.

Redoubt and Soldotna elementary school students may preregister between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 at the respective schools.

For more information, call Tammy Hanley at 283-6711.

Lifesaving courses, youth basketball offered

Homer Community Schools will offer basic life support Saturday and CPR and first aid Sept. 3. For more information and registration, call (907) 235-6090.

It also will begin its new youth basketball skills program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. The program will run Sept. 5 through Oct. 11 on Saturdays.

Cost for program is $20 for ages 5 and 6, $30 for those 7 to 12 or $50 for families of three or more children from the same immediate family.

For more information and starting times, call (907) 235-6090.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will visit the Kenai Peninsula. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Seward City Council chambers; from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

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