Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2006

CPHC board to meet

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Center at 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

SoHi offers swim lessons

Soldotna High School will hold swim lessons Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Tuesday. The cost is $40 for 10 lessons. For more information and times, call the pool at 262-7419.

The pool’s fall swim schedule is as follows: Morning lap swim — 6 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; evening lap swim — from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; open swim — from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Genealogy society to meet

Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kenai Community Library. The featured speaker will be Kari Mohn. Her topic will be how to use the series of books, “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations.” It is open to the public.

Meditative walking path available

A labyrinth, a meditative walking path, will be available to the public to walk from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month through Oct. 18 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in the Redoubt and Spur rooms. The canvas labyrinth is part of an effort to generate interest and support for a permanent labyrinth and healing garden to be developed at the hospital.

Little League meeting set

Soldotna Little League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the league’s bingo hall. Board member elections will be held. For more information, call Jerry at 260-6650.

Fairbanks orchestra to perform

The Performing Arts Society presents a family-oriented concert by the Fairbanks Arctic Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra will perform “Peter and the Wolf” and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony on Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School.

Basketball registration begins

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registration for start smart basketball for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. The six-week class will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays beginning this week. the cost is $50. Participants must be current Boys and Girls Cub members. Junior membership costs $10. For more information, call 283-2682.

Social change to be discussed

People for Peace and Justice will show the film “Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

The documentary chronicles Zinn’s commitment to social change. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Hockey refs to face off

A USA hockey officiating seminar will be held Sept. 24 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Participants will be trained for levels one through three and are required to bring a helmet, skates and whistle. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $10. For more information and times, call Dick Waisanen at : 262-6298.

Parenting class available

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center Family Support Program will hold a free video-based parenting program called “Active Parenting of Teens” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 27 for eight weeks at the center’s conference room. Class materiels will be provided. For more information, call Jessica Truesdell and Jeanne Coy at 283-7635.

Nikiski neighbors to meet

The Nikiski Neighbors will have its first meeting of the 2006 season at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. This will be an organizational meeting and anyone is welcome to come and be a part of a program that provides presents to needy children in Nikiski. For more information, call Laura Skiba at 776-8732.

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 beginning agility, puppy kindergarten, obedience and rally. 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.

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