Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2000

After-school program to hold orientation

After the Bell, an enrichment program for Soldotna students, is sponsoring an orientation Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. It is free and lasts about an hour.

The orientation is an opportunity for parents to meet the staff, learn policies and procedures, get memberships cards and handbooks, complete paperwork and get questions answered.

After the Bell is a partnership of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna Community Schools and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. It allows students to stay after school in a safe, supportive environment for tutoring, academic enrichment and recreational opportunities.

Families involved with clubhouses at other schools may attend the SMS meeting. For more information, call the SMS clubhouse at 260-7085 or the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682.

Council to meet

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Center. The council plans to identify Nikiski area groups and organize an action plan, a vision and a mission statement. The meeting is open to the public.

Fall festival slated, pets welcome

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula will have a Fall Festival fund-raiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

There will be crafts, tags, membership forms and contests for the best dog tricks, costumes (for owners and dogs) and weight pulling for dogs 20 pounds and under. Events are $6 per entry, and admission is $3 per person; children 6 and under are free.

For more information, call 262-8800 or 262-8550.

Booster club to hold swap

The Kenai Ski Booster Club's annual Sports Swap will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Kenai Central High School cafeteria. Check-in for items will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 8.

Chamber to hold weekly luncheon

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold its luncheon at Paradisos at noon on Wednesday. The speaker for this week will be Diana McKenney, president of the Alaska League of Women Voters.

Senior center to hold German meal

The Sterling Senior Center is hosting a dinner of German beer, sausage bratwurst and spatzels on Friday at 6 p.m.

Cost is $7 and proceeds go to the United Way of the Kenai Peninsula.

Registration slated for Peninsula Piranhas

The Peninsula Piranhas will hold a registration on Oct. 17 between 6 and 8 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School commons. Bring a parent, $40 for nonrefundable registration, a $20 October fee and $45 for every month after. There will be a $5 discount for siblings.

Swimming begins Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. and there will be bathing suits for sale. Practice will be at the KCHS swimming pool.

SeaLife center to hold haunted house

The Alaska SeaLife Center will hold a haunted house Oct. 27 and 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $3 and all proceeds go to the Seward Teen and Youth Center and The Salvation Army.

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