Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007

CPCS board meeting set

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community conference room on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3691.

Women's basketball league forming

The Boys and Girl Club is taking registrations for Women's City League basketball. The deadline to register is Friday. The cost is $250 per team and $50 per player. The season runs January to March. For more information, call 283-3855.

Free gift wrapping offered

The Triumvirate Bookstore, in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, will wrap Christmas gifts for free from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will wrap purchases from any store while shoppers have coffee and eat Christmas cookies.

Local authors also will be on hand to sign their books.

For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

KMS volleyball camp set

Kenai Middle School will have a volleyball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4 at the school.

Youth in grades six through eight from Soldotna Middle, Cook Inlet Academy, Aurora Borealis Charter, Nikiski Junior High, Connections and Kenai Middle schools may participate.

Jason Diorec, 2008 Arctic Winter Games volleyball coach and Toni Steward, Kenai Central High School volleyball coach, will be the camp directors.

Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, snacks, extra socks, water, appropriate clothing, non-marking gym shoes and knee pads (optional).

The cost is $80 per person and includes a T-shirt and water bottle. Payment due with application. Application should be returned to KMS. Registration forms are at the office of above listed schools or online at For more information, call KMS at 283-4896.

Canine Good Citizen class planned

The Kenai Kennel Club is offering a Canine Good Citizen class Dec. 29 at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. The program consists of a six-week class, where students take their dogs through a series of situations designed to teach the dog to be under control, such as in a crowd of people and around other dogs. A test is given at the end of the session. Those who pass may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club, which sponsors the program.

To find out more or to sign up for the class, call KKC at 335-2552 and leave a message.

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi's law office.

For more information, call 398-0480.

Kids reading program continues

The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched.

For more information, call 953-7262.

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.

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