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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

Spin bike time

Spin bicycle classes are Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information please call 776-8800.

Chili Feed Fundraiser planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host a Chili Feed Fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Nov. 6, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m, The menu will include chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost has been reduced to $8 per person. Seating is limited, so please call the Center at 262-6808 for reservations, or you may sign up at the Center's front desk.

KPC Council meeting scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will be meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the MAPTS Building at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. The public is encouraged to attend this important meeting. For further information or a copy of the agenda, contact Sue Evanson at 262-0318 or email

Swim team tryouts

Kenai Peninsula Piranhas Swim Team tryouts will be held Monday, Nov. 8 at the Kenai Central High School pool. High school and middle school students meet from 3 to 4 p.m., and elementary students meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool to be on team. Registration forms will be available and payment will be due. Monthly dues are $60/swimmer for four days a week and $45/swimmer for two days a week. Contact Will Hubler at KCHS pool with questions, 283-7476.

Developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will conduct free Child Find developmental screenings for children from birth to age 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Suite 16 in the Red Diamond Center, across from AKKuts Hair Design. To schedule an appointment or for more infomration, call 714-6647.

Sign up for basketball

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registration for the upcoming youth basketball season.

For 7th and 8th graders the season runs from Jan. 17 to March 5, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 31. The fee is $70 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Dec. 23, at 4 p.m.

For 3rd and 4th graders The season runs from Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 17. The fee is $60 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. To register for either of these programs, visit the Kenai Rec Center or call 283-3318.

Karate classes offered

The Boys & Girls Club hosts a karate program twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays at Kenai Middle School. Classes start at 6 p.m. for beginners and 7 p.m. for advanced. The cost is $50 per month, and the child must be a current member. These classes are for ages 8-18. Parents can participate free with their child. To enroll contact the Athletics Department at 283-3318 or email

Semi-private swim lessons available

Nikiski Pool has space available in the semi-private swim lessons starting Nov. 30 through Dec. 10. Maximum two in a class, For more information call 776-8800.

Basketball turkey shoot coming

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center is offering fun for the whole family at their Basketball Turkey Shoot free throw competition on Saturday, Nov. 20. Fee is $2 or two cans of food to play, and a chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving. Age categories apply. For more information call 776-8800.

Library hosts game day event

Join the Soldotna Public Library, as thousands of libraries across the country host special gaming events in celebration of National Gaming Day at your library. Come and play board games with us! The library will have a number of popular board games available, or bring your favorite game to share. Sign up for prize drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call 262-4227 or visit

HEA Energy Fair this weekend

Homer Electric Association hosts its second annual Energy and Conservation Fair Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. Admission is free. The fair will feature vendors displaying a variety of energy conservation related products, including appliances, construction materials, heating sources, lighting options and alternative energy information. The fair will also highlight the winners of an energy conservation student contest sponsored by HEA. The Fair will also feature door prizes, popcorn, and refreshments, with a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Anchorage compliments of ERA Aviation. In addition to the vendor booths, the Fair will include a series of workshops that will focus on weatherization and rebates programs. The fair will also feature door prizes, popcorn, and refreshments, with a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Anchorage compliments of ERA Aviation. The fair will be repeated the following Saturday, Nov. 13, in Homer at West Homer Elementary School.

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