Community Events

Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Pool available during school

The Soldotna High School pool has begun its new fall schedule. Pool hours and events are as follows: Morning lap swim from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday; evening lap swim from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and open swim from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call Cindy Aldridge at 262-7419.

Senior apartments available

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center is accepting names of interested seniors who want to move into senior housing that is planned to be built beginning this spring in Nikiski. Occupancy would be available in the fall or winter of 2006. To sign up or for more information, call 776-7654.

CPHC seeks board members

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is seeking applicants to serve on the nonprofit board of directors and board committees. The centers primary constituency consists of individuals and families who have problems accessing affordable health care. For more information, call Michelle at 335-2022 or e-mail

Beekeepers all abuzz

The BeeKeeper's Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (B-KEEP) will meet at 6 p.m. today 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.

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.

Mushroom identification slated

A mushroom identification clinic with expert Dominique Collet will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at River City Books. Space is limited to 30 people. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Youth bowling league set

The Peninsula Strikers youth bowling league will hold registration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the AlaskaLanes Family Bowling Center in Kenai. Youth ages 5 to 21 are eligible to participate. The league has certified coaches and it participates in scholarship tournaments throughout the year.

League play will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call Kathy at 260-9141.

Dinner, raffle fund-raiser planned

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 or to make reservations, call 262-2322.

Dinner, auction fund-raiser set

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula will have its 18th annual auction fund-raiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. The theme is "Seven Clubs — One Vision" and celebrates the peninsula clubs in Homer, Kenai, the Kenai Teen Center, Nikiski, Seldovia, Seward and Soldotna.

The cost is $35 per person or $400 to reserve a table of seven and program recognition. Tickets are available at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club and from any club member. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682, ext. 221.

The event includes a steak dinner, live and silent auctions and prizes.

EMS benefit dinner scheduled

American Legion Ninilchik Post No. 18 will host its fifth annual EMS benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. For more information, call William Fisher at (907) 567-3918.

Oktoberfest fund-raiser planned

The Kenai Elks will hold its sixth Annual Oktoberfest fund-raiser for KDLL public radio Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, apple cake, coffee and juice will be served. Live music will be provided by Alaska Blaskapelle, a nine-piece "oom-pah" band from Anchorage. For tickets or more information, call 283-7776.

Radiothon fund-raiser slated

The 21st annual KRSM-LeeShore Radiothon fund-raiser will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday on KSRM Radio 92 AM. Cash and in-kind donations pledged during the radiothon support the agency's services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and its community and school prevention programs.

To make a pledge during the radiothon, call 283-5811 or mail a pledge to the LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611. For more information, call Cheryl at 283-9479.

AWG dancers, actors sought

Auditions for dancers and actors for the Arctic Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Performers ages 13 and older should arrive early to complete audition forms. For more information, call Chris Morin at 283-7603.

Vets picnics scheduled

Veterans picnics will be held at three locations around the peninsula Sept. 18. Picnics will be held in Kenai at the American Legion Post 20; in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik Senior Center; and in Homer at the American Legion Post 16. Music, games, door prizes and food will be available. All three picnics will run from noon until 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Darlene Sheldon at (907) 235-6789 or Dave at 260-7640.

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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