Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving closures planned

The following businesses, organizations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday:

* Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Thursday. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday. For more information, call 335-3400.

* Kenai Community Library will be closed today through Sunday. For more information, call 283-4378.

* Soldotna Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday.

* State and city offices.

* Banks.

* Kenai Senior Citizens Center will be closed Friday.

* Soldotna and Nikiski and Sterling senior citizens centers will be closed today and Friday.

* The North Peninsula Recreation Center will be closed today and Friday.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072.

Arrangements may be made to pick up donations.

Reading council seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council is seeking community members interested in promoting literacy in the community through a variety of activities.

The group is in the process of planned a reading carnival. For information, e-mail Monica Heath at or call 283-5015.

Counseling association seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association is seeking counseling professionals, students and interested community members. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, in Soldotna. For more information, e-mail Beth at

Women's basketball league forming

The Boys and Girl Club is taking registrations for Women's City League basketball. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. The cost is $250 per team and $50 per player. The season runs January to March. Packets are available at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call 283-3855.

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