Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2005

Historical society meets today

Early shipping and freighting in Cook Inlet will be discussed by James V. Arness at a meeting of the Kenai Historical Society at 1 p.m. today, downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai. The public is welcome.

Mountain View plans open house

Mountain View Elementary will host an open house Tuesday. Parents should go directly to their child's classroom. The schedule is as follows: third grade from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; fourth grade from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; fifth grade from 6 to 7 p.m.; and fifth grade band meeting from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Beekeepers all abuzz

The BeeKeeper's Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (B-KEEP) will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the music room at Soldotna Middle School.

The topic will be wintering honeybees. Also, beekeepers are encouraged to bring a pint jar of extracted honey to compare colors. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Ray Southwell at 776-3745 or Rosy Thompson at 262-6084.

Swim lessons available

The Soldotna High School Pool is taking registrations for its fall swim classes. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursday beginning Tuesday. Preregistration is suggested. For more information and class times, call 262-7419.

CACP board meeting set

The Community Action Coalition for Prevention will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Kiska room in the Mundell Building at 245 Binkley St. in Soldotna. The meeting is open to the public.

Fall dinner, raffle fund-raiser slated

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host its annual fall roundup fund-raiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the center. Smoked prime rib dinner and a raffle for a hand-carved goose are planned. Entertainment will be provided by the Spur Highway Spankers and the Northstar cloggers and line dancers. Door prizes will be available. Admission prices are $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information and reservations, call 262-2322.

Rec center offers activities

The Kenai Recreation Center has begun registration for its men's city league basketball teams. Sponsor fees are $500 and the player fee is $50. Deadline for registration is Oct. 21. Space is limited to the first 14 paid teams.

The center also is accepting registrations for step aerobics, circuit training and toning classes. Classes begin Tuesday. For more information, call 283-3855.

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