Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008

LeeShore classes canceled

The LeeShore Center will not hold support group classes Monday through Jan. 2. It will resume classes Jan. 6.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Developmental screenings slated

Frontier Community Services will hold free developmental screening clinic for newborns through 3-year-old children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at its office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 26 in the Red Diamond Center, next to Tarma Grooming. Hearing and vision tests also will be conducted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 714-6647.

Alumni hockey event planned

The Kenai Central High School Hockey Booster Club is looking for central peninsula alums to play in a KCHS vs. Soldotna High School alumni hockey game at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Players must have proof of 2008-09 USA Hockey registration. Registration is $25. The game is open to all alumni of KCHS, SoHi, Skyview and Nikiski high schools, regardless of age or skill level.

The match will pit KCHS alumni against SoHi alumni with Skyview and Nikiski alums placed on either team as needed. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children, students and seniors.

Santa Claus will be at the game for the kids. Beer and wine will be available for purchase in a restricted area. Proceeds will benefit the KCHS hockey program. To register, call Lisa Gabriel at 283-2175, and for more information, call Rick Koch at 283-8222 or 398-0190.

Youth flu shots offered

Kenai Public Health Center is offering free flu shots for children ages 6 months through 18 years through Vaccines for Children Program. Flu Mist, the intranasal vaccine, also is available for children ages 2 through 18.

Children may be vaccinated from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the center and Thursdays, except this week, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Soldotna at the Cottonwood Health Center. Call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400 for more information.

Challenger center plans family activities

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai will host Wonders of Space and Science from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Experiment with hands-on, interactive activity stations. All children will receive a "Passport to Science" book to present at each station to receive a stamp of completion.

For more information on either event, visit or call 283-2000.

Swim lessons offered

The Kenai Central High School pool will hold American Red Cross level one and two swimming lessons from 5 to 5:40 p.m. and 5:40 to 6:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 5.

The cost is $50. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 283-7476.

Safety Day participants sought

Nancy Mitchell's State Farm office is gearing up for the 2009 Soldotna Safety Days event May 16. Parties interested in participating should call 262-4440.

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