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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Car seat check up slated

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula Coalition will hold a car seat check up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at CES/Soldotna Fire Department across from Safeway. For more information, call Jane B. Fellman at 714-4539.

Christmas play planned

A community Christmas play "The Gift of a Son" will be held at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 18 in Ninilchik at the Fairgrounds Carol Bock Hall. A potluck dinner also is planned. It is open to the public. Call 567-3424 or 567-3311 for more information.

Cookie sale scheduled

St. Luke Lutheran Church will have a cookie sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mile 16 Kenai Spur Highway. Cookies will cost $5 per dozen.

Call 283-5455 for more information.

Candy fundraisers continues

The Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser continues.

Orders may be placed at any time by contacting any Soroptimist. The group will have a table set up Saturday's through this week at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

For more information, call 260-5451.

Flu clinic set for Saturday

The Central Peninsula H1N1 Task Force will hold a community mass dispensing clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Center, 197 W. Park Ave. There is no charge for vaccination, which are available to those ages 6 months and older.

This will be the last clinic of the year. The task force is planning no additional clinics at this time.

Volunteers, especially nurses, are needed to help with the clinic. For more information or to volunteer, call Bubba at 690-3131.

For more information about Novel H1N1 virus, visit the borough Web site at the borough's school district site at, the state Web site at or call 714-2428 for local updates or the state of Alaska pan flu hot line at 1-888-9panflu.

Strike a pose with Santa

Mrs. Zimmerman's fourth-graders from Nikiski North Star Elementary will set up at the Kenai McDonald's on Saturday to conduct their annual pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to their spring field trips. Call 776-2600 for more information.

Party with Santa

The Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 on the Kenai Spur Highway will have a Christmas party for children up to 8 years old from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be activities and snacks. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For information, call 283-4938 after 4 p.m. daily.

Breakfast with Santa available

Kenai Senior Center is host breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m. at the center Monday. Call the center for reservations or information at 283-4156.

Volley ball camp set to spike

Skyview High School will host a junior high volleyball camp for girls in grades six through eight Monday through Wednesday at the school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Skyview coaching staff and varsity players will provide instruction in fundamental skills. A camp T-shirt is provided. Cost is $40. Registration brochures are available at local elementary and middle schools. Call the school at 260-2300 or coach Sheila Kupferschmid at 262-1476 for more information.

Basketball registration begins

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registration for the seventh and eighth grade basketball season. Deadline to register is Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Cost is $70 and must be a 2010 member. Practices start the week of Jan. 18. Space is limited. Register at the Kenai Recreation Center. Call the athletic department at 283-3318 or e-mail for more information.

Nikiski trails close

The Nikiski pool trails will be closed for Spruce Bark Beetle Mitigation through Dec. 24. For more information, call 776-8800.

Public health closures planned

The Kenai Public Health Center will not hold its regularly scheduled walk-in shot clinic Dec. 24 in Soldotna at the Cottonwood Health Center. The center will be closed Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. It will reopen Dec. 28 at 8 a.m. For more information, call 335-3400.

The center will not hold its regularly scheduled walk-in shot clinic Dec. 31 in Soldotna at Cottonwood Health Center. It will also be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day. It will reopen Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. For more information, call 335-3400.

Tree lighting fundraiser continues

Peninsula Community Health Services, providing services at Cottonwood Health, Aspen Dental and Birchwood Centers, is holding their annual giving program, Love Lights. The premise is to give the community an opportunity to come together and celebrate someone special in their life by honoring them with a bright light.

During this holiday season, join PCHS board and staff in donating through Love Lights to the Patient Assistance Program which assists those in our community dealing with special health needs.

For more information, call Shawna at 260-3691 or

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