Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2005

KCHS conferences today

Kenai Central High School will hold parent-teacher conferences in the auditorium commons from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Report cards will be available to pick up at those times. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Nikiski rec center game for teen night

Teen night is planned from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Activities will include open gym, foosball, pool, pingpong, video games and movies. Ages 13 to 18 are eligible to attend. The cost of admission is $2 per participant. For more information, call 776-8800.

Sports equipment fund-raiser on track

The Kenai Central High School Nordic ski team will host its annual sports equipment swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at the school.

Equipment drop-off is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Ski teams members will price all items and split the proceeds — 80 percent for the owner and 20 percent for the team. For more information, call Susan at 262-9022 or Carol at 776-5452.

Celebration aims to lighten up trails

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host a kickoff celebration for the Tsalteshi Trails new light system Nov. 4. Orienteering challenges, ski or foot race depending on trail conditions, are geared to familiarizing community members with the trail system. The long course begins at 4:30 p.m., short course at 5 p.m. and registration for both begins at 4 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the movie" Tangerine Dream," a skiing and snowboarding movie produced by Teton Gravity Research, will be shown in the Skyview High School commons.

Door prize drawings, a chili potluck with corn bread and cookies also are planned. This is a free community event. For more information, call Patti at 262-5618, Laura at 262-7740 or Josselyn at 260-5449.

Ducks Unlimited banquet planned

The annual Kenai River Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Fred Hammon at the Soldotna "Y" Chevron.

Door prizes included a grand prize of $1,000 in travel money, plus a week's stay at five-star resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For more information, call 262-9074.

Class offers room to 'row'

Kayaking classes are planned at the Soldotna High School pool starting Nov. 12. Introductory classes are from 9 a.m. to noon; intermediate skills from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and sea kayak safety and rescue skills from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the pool at 262-7419 or visit www.alaskakayaks

Team will work for uniforms

The Skyview High School boys soccer team is seeking work opportunities to earn money for new uniforms. The team is willing to shovel driveways, roofs, wash cars, move items and other odd jobs. For more information, call Tyler Thornton at 262-4491.

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