Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

Kids get wrapped up

Triumvirate Bookstore, in the Peninsula Center Mall will sponsor a free kids Christmas gift wrap activity from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

National Honor Society students from Cook Inlet Academy will assist in helping kids wrap presents they bring.

Coffee and Christmas cookies will be provided for waiting adults.

For more information or to donate supplies, call Rosie at 262-2908.

Cribbage tourney set

Cook Inlet Lions 14th annual Kenai Peninsula cribbage tournament continues at 3 p.m. Saturdays through March at American Legion Post No. 20.

For more information, call Bob Harrison at 776-5339.

Phone cards sought

Kenai Central High School honor society is seeking donations to purchase phone cards to send to the men and women serving in the armed forces. Called “Stay Connected,” cash donations will be accepted through Sunday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 283-4156 or mail donations to 361 Senior Court, Kenai, AK, 99611.

Boys and Girls club open for holidays

The Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Clubhouse will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Dec. 29 (except Dec. 25). Youth are asked to bring a sack lunch daily. Attendance for new members will include a free 2006 membership. For more information, call 283-2682 or visit www.positiveplaceforkids.

Middle school basketball offered

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for seventh- and eighth-grade basketball. Deadline to register is Dec. 29. The program fee is $60 before Dec. 29 or $70 after Dec. 29. All participants must be a 2007 member. Registrations are being taken from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Kenai office. Registrations with credit card information should call 283-2682. For more information, visit

Youth New Year's party set to rock

A New Year's Eve party for youth in grades seven through 12 will be held from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Live music and refreshments will be available. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call 283-5060.

Swimming classes available at KCHS

Kenai Central High School pool will offer level two and three Red Cross Swim lessons Jan. 9 through Feb. 8. There will be 10 days of 40 minute lessons that will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents will need to sign-up and pay in advance at the pool. For more information, call 283-7476.

Cancer fundraiser sets high goals

Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring board of directors will present a slide show, refreshments and music at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Kenai Middle School. In addition the school’s climbing wall will be open to the public from 3 to 6:30 p.m. that night.

Bob Hempstead, an accomplished climber will present the slide show. Proceeds will benefit children attending cancer camps.

Tables for local students Gabe Boyle and Ericka Reynolds, battling cancer, will be set up to receive donations. For more information visit

Indian education committee to meet

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold a Title VII Indian Education Parent Advisory committee meeting from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in conference room A in the Borough Building in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call 714-8892, ext. 8866.

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