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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Caregiver support group to meet

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold a caregiver peer support group meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information, call 262-1280.

Senior fall roundup ready to entertain

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold a fall roundup fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

Nikiski pool plans closure

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

Pool hours through Sunday 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.

Scouting information nights set

The Boys Scouts of America will hold Cub Scout information nights at 7 p.m. at the following schools: Sept. 11 at Nikiski North Star Elementary and Tustumena Elementary; Sept. 12 at Redoubt Elementary; and Sept. 13 at Sterling Elementary.

For more information, call Camille Sun Vega at 283-1699.

Cheer camp slated

North Peninsula Recreation and Nikiski High School cheerleaders will hold a cheerleading camp for youth in grades second through sixth. The camp will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 through 14 at Nikiski North Star Elementary School. Coach Tesa Sturman and the NHS cheerleaders will prepare participants for a performance during halftime of Nikiski's home game on the Sept. 15. Registration forms are available at NCRC or the Nikiski pool.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Foster care, adoption seminar set

Frontier Community Services will hold a resource family presentation from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at its office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 36, in the Red Diamond Center. For more information, call 714-6644.

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.

Rubber duck race slated

The Kenai Lions Club will hold its annual rubber ducky race Sept. 15 at Cunningham Park on the Kenai River.

For race times or tickets call Teresa Morse at 252-4988 or Terry Linebarger at 398-2880.

Scouting events planned

Boy Scouts of America Tustumena and Rural Districts Great Alaska Council will hold the following events:

* Sept. 28 and 29 A Cub Scout overnighter will be held at the Agrium campsite beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and end at noon Sept. 29.

* Oct. 13 Pinewood derby will be held at 10 a.m. at the Town of Living Trees (the wooden carousel chain saw carving business outside of Soldotna on the way to Sterling).

For more information on these events or scouting registration, call Camille Sun Vega at 283-1699.

Lifeguard training available

Soldotna High School swimming pool staff will hold a lifeguard training class Sept. 29 at the pool. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Preregistration is recommended.

For more information, times and cost of class, call 262-7419.

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.

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 to or mail to KPSC, Board of Directors, P.O., Box 393, Kenai, AK 99611.

Community resource directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only.

The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Kennel club gears up for fall classes

The Kenai Kennel Club is planning its fall classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten and obedience. Sign-ups also are being taken for conformation and Canine Good Citizen classes.

For more information or to sign up for a class, call the club at 335-2552 and leave a message.

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