Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010

Nikiski senior center bingo night

Bingo at the Nikiski Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Doors open at 4 p.m. and play begins at 5 p.m. Participants must be 19 or older. Cash prizes, and a door prize of 25,000 Alaska Air miles. Must be present to win. For more information, please call Loretta at 776-7654.

Youth volleyball, basketball on tap

North Peninsula Recreation is offering Youth Volleyball registration for boys and girls 4th -- 6th grade. Register from Dec. 13 -- Jan. 7 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center or the Nikiski Pool. For more information contact Tammy at 776-8800.

North Peninsula Recreation is now taking registrations for the 2011 7th and 8th grade Interleague Basketball season for boys and girls. Register at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center or the Nikiski Pool by Dec. 23, 2010. For more information call 776-8800.

Holiday day camp for kids

Looking for something for the kids to do during Christmas break? Send them to North Peninsula Recreation's Holiday Day Camp. Dec. 21 -- 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Boys and Girls 1st through 6th grade can come join in arts and crafts projects, gym activities, cookie making and more. For more information contact Tammy at 776-8800.

Cook Inlet Planning Team to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team will hold its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the conference room of the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. The topic of discussion is hatchery updates. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 907-283-5761 or find the agenda online at under "CIAA News."

Snowshoe Gun Club meets

The Snowshoe Gun Club holds its annual membership meeting Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The annual budget will be presented, along with discussions on future plans for facility development. Voting for seats on the board of directors will take place. General members in good standing who are not already voting members can register as voting members and pay the five dollar upgrade at the time of the meeting, prior to voting. For more information contact A. E. Poynor, 398-2683, or email:

Holiday cheer from local school bands

Local high schools will perform holiday music this weekend at the Fred Meyer store in Soldotna. On Saturday, Dec. 11, Kenai Central High School band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, Skyview High band performs at 2 p.m., followed by the Soldotna High band at 4:30 p.m.

Birch Ridge church hosts bazaar

Birch Ridge Community Church hosts a community Christmas bazaarFriday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 33325 Echo Lake Road, Soldotna. Come shop this Christmas season for a hand-crafted gift for those on your list and something special for you. There will be art, leather, herbs, jellies and jams, baked goods, concessions and much more. Contact Juanita Hillhouse at 262-5463 for more information.

Open house, bazaar, bake sale on tap

Harbor Lights House Lakeview Adult Day Center is hosting a holiday open house, craft bazaar and bake sale Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For directions or more information call 260-3646 or 252-0435.

Free, warm coats available

The Kenai Church of God is having a free winter coat giveaway Sat. Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the basement, 14143 Spur Highway (corner of Spur Highway and Cook Inlet View Drive). If you need a good winter coat or have one to donate please come. We have hats, scarves and gloves, too, as long as they last. For information please call 283-4009.

'Hat Day' at Ninilchik Senior Center

The Ninilchik Senior Center hosts "Hat Day" Friday, Dec. 10. At the noon lunch we will hold a free lunch ticket drawing for anyone who participates. To qualify to win a person only needs to wear a hat, but we do encourage creativity. Call 907-567-3988 for information.

St. Nick goes to college

Santa Claus is coming to Kenai Peninsula College Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. He'll greet families in the main commons, by the bookstore. Free cocoa and coffee provided. Parents should bring their own cameras. For more information, call the Student Union at 262-0339.

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