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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kenai celebrates with barbecue

The City of Kenai will be recognizing Scott Hamann, Jacob Carlson and Jacob Pass for their contribution to the enhancement of the Scenic Bluff Overlook at a picnic and barbecue to be held Monday at noon at the Scenic Bluff Overlook located behind Louie's, near the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. The event is open to the public.

Kenai plans park upgrade

The public is invited to participate in the first planning meeting for a Municipal Park Playground upgrade, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Call 283-8233 for more information.

Hospice events announced

* Hospice of the Central Peninsula is hosting a nine-week, free of charge, bereavement support group-for those with any kind of loss. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 15. Call 262-0453 for more information.

* Hospice of the Central Peninsula Volunteer training will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on Oct. 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. except Saturday will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call 262-0453.

Lifeguard class offered

Nikiski Pool is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, and Oct. 4 and 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. The cost is $135 or sign up for the T.A.P. program and the fee can be waived.

For more information on T.A.P. or to sign up, call Nigel at 776-8800. Pre-registration is required.

Classes for early education professionals planned

Thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource and Referral Network, will be offering three trainings on Oct. 2. Topics will include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Supportive Environments for Individuals with Autism, and an open forum on Common Childhood Mental Health Disorders. These trainings are being held at The Kenai River Center located at 514 Funny River Road, Soldotna from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Training is $10 each or $30 for all three classes. All community members interested in attending are welcome. Must register prior to training. For more information on these classes or to register, please call thread at 1-800-278-3723 or register on line at

Charity hockey game slated

Central Emergency Services and the Fire Explorer's Program are hosting the 5th Annual 2010 Olympic & NHL Alumni Charity Hockey Game on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. The game will feature Kerry Weiland, Wasilla's 2010 Women's hockey silver medal team winner and NHL alumni and Anchorage Aces coach Brent Thompson. Tickets are available at the gate for $15 for adults and $7.50 for children.

Hockey season upcoming

It's almost hockey time and the "Boys are Back in town." Alaska UAA Seawolves vs. Canada, Windsor Lancers Oct. 2 at the Soldotna Sports Center, sponsored by Tesoro Alaska. Tickets available for $10 at Lucky Puck, KPC Book store, Instant Replay, Buckets, and The Duck Inn, $12 at the door.

Central Peninsula garden club gatherings

* On Wednesday, Susan Wilsrud Director and co-founder of Calypso Farms & Ecology Center near Fairbanks, will present information on organic, small-scale gardening at 7 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College Room 109. The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the KPC Sustainability Club.

* On Thursday, Wilsrud will present another program on organic gardening focusing on Calypso Farms' involvement with school garden programs at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near the Bridge Access Road intersection. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

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