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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2005

Pool available during school hours

The Soldotna High School 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 262-7419.

LeeShore fund-raiser today

The 21st annual KRSM-LeeShore Radiothon fund-raiser will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today 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.

Senior service board to meet

The Nikiski Senior Service Area Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Scouting registrations offered

The Tustumena District of the Western Alaska Council Boy Scouts will hold its annual back-to-school registration at the following dates and times: North Star Elementary at 7 p.m. Thursday; Mountain View and Sears elementary schools at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the gymnasium at Mountain View; Sterling Elementary at 7 p.m. Sept. 22; Redoubt Elementary at 7 p.m. Sept. 27; and Tustumena Elementary at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

For more information on Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops on the peninsula, call Steve Coen, Tustumena District director at 283-1699.

Dog training seminar set

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will host Kay Laurence, a clicker trainer from England, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at its facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Clicker training is a reward-based training method for animals.

Laurence's presentation will cover education, experience, training methods and focus on the whole dog, not just training.

The cost is $75 per day or $140 for both days. It is open to the public. Owners may bring their dogs if they are well-behaved. For more information, call 262-6846 or e-mail info@pendog.org.

AWG dancers, actors sought

Auditions for dancers and actors for the Arctic Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 Sunday. 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. It is for veterans and their families. For more information, call Darlene Sheldon at (907) 235-6789 or Dave at 260-7640.

Women's group to meet

The Peninsula Take A Break will host a Consider A Change luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Solid Rock Conference Center. The topics will be ideas for decorating children's rooms, creative storage ideas and how to achieve goals by substituting action for procrastination. Music will be provided by Bonnie Nichols, Vickie Tinker and Shannon Darling. Free child care is available. The cost is $8. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday. For more information, call 262-4214, 335-6789.

Hospice training announced

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer volunteer training in October. Training will be from held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Space is limited. It is open to the public. To preregister, call 262-0453.

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. For more information, call 283-3855.

Artists, vendors sought

The Peninsula Art Guild Inc. is seeking artists and crafters for its annual arts and crafts fair held Nov. 25-26 at Kenai Central High School. Booth space fees are $80 for an 8-by-8 booth or $40 for a 4-by-4 both.

For more information, call 776-8408 after 6 p.m. or e-mail lauren@alaska.net.

CPHC seeks board members

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is seeking applicants to serve on the nonprofit board of directors and board committees. The center primary constituency consist of individuals and families who have problems accessing affordable health care.

For more information, call Michelle at 335-2022 or e-mail mmaguire@cphc-medical.org.

KDLL seek board members

KDLL Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting has two seats open on its board of directors. The seats are filled by appointment. To be eligible you must be a KDLL members for at least six months. For more information, call 283-8433.

Senior apartments available

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center is accepting names of interested seniors who want to move into a 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.

Kennel club classes planned

The Kenai Kennel Club is gearing up for fall classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience, rally and conformation. Sign-ups also are being taken for a Canine Good Citizen class. For more information or to sign up for a class, call the club at 335-2552.



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