Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2000

Registration wraps up

The Boys and Girls Club will hold final registration for the fifth- and sixth-grade basketball league today at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. Practice starts in mid-October and the league ends Dec. 9. For more information, call 283-2682.

Learn to paint

Three "learn to paint" classes will be held separately Saturday, Sunday and Monday at JoAnn Fabrics in Soldotna. The class will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Sunday the class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Each class will produce a papier-mache heart box.

The class is free and open to the public. To register, call Betty Ward at 262-9353.

Membership meeting slated

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its semiannual membership meeting, Fall Fling, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homestead Museum on Centennial Road. Dick Reger, Ph.D., will present a display and speak on Eskimo masks after a brief business meeting.

Hamburgers will be provided by the board and members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert. The meeting is open to the public.

Racing finals planned

The Alaska Barrel Racing Association will sponsor the state horse barrel racing and pole bending finals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sundown Arena on Ermine Way and Otter Trail in Sterling. For more information, call 262-1497 or 260-7788.

Seminar held for referees

A hockey referee seminar will be held Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center for anyone 12 and older. The seminar will include on-ice instruction. Those interested should bring ice skates, a helmet and a whistle.

Attending a seminar annually is required for certification as a hockey referee for all levels. Registration forms may be picked up at Redline Sports or register at the seminar.

PCI offering Quickbooks help

PCI Skills Resource Center is offering Quickbooks 2000 instruction Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.

For more information, call 283-4099.

After school program planned

The Boys and Girls Club will offer an after school program Monday for students 13 to 18 years old. The program will include group activities, games, homework help and food. The Teen Program is open to students from all school areas and will run Monday through Friday from 2:45 to 6 p.m. at the Kenai Club House.

Transportation is available from Kenai Middle School, Kenai Central High School and Nikiski Middle Senior High School. For more information, call 283-2682.

Library offers genealogy research resources

The Family History Center Library in Soldotna offers resources for genealogy research. Assistants are on hand to provide help. The library is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information or to find out how to volunteer, call 262-3581 or 283-2051.

Explore a career with new seminars

Career Exploration Seminars will be offered at Kenai Peninsula College the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124.

The next seminar will be held Thursday. The seminars will cover career investigation strategies, jobs of the future, resume writing, interviewing skills and internships. The seminars are open to the public and free. For more information, call 262-0330.

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