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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007

SoHi open house today

Soldotna High School will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today. For more information, call Stephanie at 260-7000.

T-200 race committee to meet

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race committee will hold its first monthly meeting of the season at 7 p.m. today in the downstairs meeting room at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Community members interested in helping out with the peninsula's only Iditarod-qualifying sled dog race are welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-8426.

Nikiski pool plans closure

The Nikiski pool will be closed Sept. 10 through 30 for annual maintenance. The pool will reopen Oct. 2.

Pool hours Saturday through Sept. 9 will be: open and lap swim Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. The water slide will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 776-8800.

Senior fall roundup ready to entertain

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold a fall roundup fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center. The evening's activities will include a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, live bluegrass and western music, door prizes, raffles for a trip and a hand carved goose. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Reservations are required. For more information or ticket reservations, call 262-2322.

Recovery rendezvous ready to go

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a recovery rendezvous from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. at the Soldotna Sports Center in honor of National Recovery Month. For more information or to arrange for a booth, call Christy Walker at 714-4521.

College council meeting scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in Room 121 of the Mining and Petroleum Training Services Building at KPC's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or a copy of the agenda, call Sue Evanson at 262-0318.

Soccer coaches sought

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is seeking coaches for the 2007-08 season.

Coaches must have a E license with a D license preferred. Tuition cost for certification will be reimbursed by the club. Interested community members are asked to send a letter of intent to coach and include a summary of coaching and working with youth experience to or mail to KPSC, Board of Directors, P.O., Box 393, Kenai, AK 99611.

Kids reading program continues

Kids are invited to join the Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. Get up to four extra punches each month for special activities like reading to a younger sibling, attending a storytelling session, reading to a nonparent adult or filling out a "kid's pick" sheet on your favorite book. For more information, call 953-7262.

Food coalition offers mini-grant opportunities

The Alaska Food Coalition is accepting applications for its 2008 mini-grant program. These grants are intended to help food and nutrition programs build on their ability to distribute food by funding equipment purchases or staff training. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. For more information, call Kerri Burrows at (907) 222-3103 or visit to download an application form.

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi law office. For more information, call 398-0480.

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