Community information sought
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth?
Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!
E-mail your community events to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.
The Community page is a way to highlight activities and events that happen with a photo. If your group or organization has a photo of an event to share, submit the photo and the following information for print: Who took the photo, who's in it, when and where it was taken, a brief description of what's happening, and a name and phone number in case we have questions.
Deadline for information is 5 p.m. Mondays. Submissions are printed in the order they are received and as space is available. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241.
Franklins have a girl
Jessica and Chaz Franklin of Kasilof announce the birth of their daughter, Ivy Marie, at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce.
Her grandparents are Rose Trefren, Chuck and Cori Franklin, Joe and Brenda Trefren and Randy and Heidi Cooper.
Senior events, lunches planned
The Kenai Senior Center located at 361 Senior Court will host the following events: Monday -- Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m., exercise at 9 a.m., Grow Stronger and line dancing at 10 a.m. and pinochle at 12:45 p.m.; Tuesday -- Strong Women at 9 a.m., TOPS at 9:30 a.m., Christmas party and bridge at 12:35 p.m., and shopping at 1 p.m.; Wednesday -- Christmas Eve brunch and exercise at 9 a.m. and Social Security and line dancing at 10 a.m.; Thursday -- Christmas day potluck at noon; Friday -- Exercise at 9 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., bowling at 1 p.m. and Bible class at 3:30 p.m.
* Menus- meals come with salad bar and dessert: Monday -- Make your own sandwich and veggie soup; Tuesday -- Cornish game hen, acorn squash and cheesy potatoes; Wednesday -- biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and cheese crepes; Thursday -- potluck; and Friday -- pizza and spinach salad. For more information on center events, menus and activities, call 283-4156.
Tyotkas Elder Center menus announced
The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Tyotkas Elder Center at 1000 Mission Ave., Kenai weekly menu is (Alaska Natives, American Indians, Native Hawaiians and disabled of any age may attend):
* Menus -- Monday -- Turkey sandwich, macaroni salad and dessert; Tuesday -- split pea soup and salad and taco bar; Wednesday -- closed; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- clam chowder and dessert.
Library events slated
The Kenai Community Library regular hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It is located at 163 Main Street Loop. For more information, call 283-4378 or visit www.kenailibrary.org.
Activities at the library this week are: Wednesday -- library closes early at 4 p.m.; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- closed.
The Friends of the Kenai Community Library board of directors are taking applications for community members interested in working with the board for the benefit of the community. Application are available at the library. For more information, call Kathy at 283-7930 or Sal at 283-2869.
Toddler basketball slated
The Boys and Girls Club has five spots left for the Start Smart Basketball program for 3- to 5-year-old boys and girls. Program will be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 3 through Feb. 7. Parent participation is required. For more information, call 283-3318.
Aspergers support group to meet
A.S.P.I.E.'S of Alaska support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Kenai Public Health Department.
The featured speaker will be Sadie Updike. The topic will be on programs offered through Child Care Connections. The group is open to the public. Call Kellie Schneider at 335-0109 for more information.
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.
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 from 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.
Class of '79 to reunite
The Kenai Central High School class of 1979 is organizing its 30th reunion June 19 through 21, 2009, and is seeking addresses and contact information on classmates.
For more information, e-mail Sandra at email@example.com.
The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its crisis and non-crisis programs and a handyman. For more information, call 283-9479.
Challenger center plans events
The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai will host the 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 receive a Passport to Science, present at each station to receive a stamp of completion. For more information on either event, visit www.akchallenger.org or call 283-2000.
Pool, rec center offer events
The following events will be offered at the Nikiski pool and the Nikiski Community Recreation Center:
* American Red Cross lifeguard class will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12 through 16 and Jan. 19 through 21 at the pool. Call Nigel at 776-8800 for more information.
* The recreation center will offer arts and crafts classes from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Fridays for first- through sixth-graders. The cost $3 per session.
* The recreation center will offer a holiday day camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 30 and 31 for first- through sixth-graders. Cooking, crafts and gym activities are planned. Parents are advised that a sack lunch is recommended. The cost is $5 per day.
* The recreation center will offer women's league Monday night basketball, registration deadline is Monday and the season begins Jan. 5. Call for fee amount.
* The recreation center offers; women's gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, the cost is $1; teen gym from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, the cost is $1; family gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, the cost is $1; home-school gym from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, the cost is $1; full swing golf from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, call for fee amount.; and teen center from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for students ages 13 through 18 years old students, the cost is $1. For more information, e-mail Jyll Davis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior events slated
The Sterling Senior Center will host the following events: Monday -- Exercise at 10 a.m., barber at 1 p.m. and Christmas dinner with hula performance, call for time; Tuesday -- quilting at 10 a.m.; Wednesday -- exercise and barber at center at 1 p.m.; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- closed
* Menus (includes soup/bread or rolls/salad/dessert and milk is available upon request: Monday -- Christmas dinner; Tuesday -- spaghetti, garlic bread and zucchini; Wednesday -- chefs choice; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- closed. For more information on center events and menus, call 262-6808.
Senior activities set
The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center located at 197 W. Park Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday -- Art class at 10 a.m. and dancing at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday -- Christmas dinner and gift exchange at noon( reservations required) and cards and board games at 1 p.m.; Wednesday -- cards at 10 a.m., music at 12:15 p.m. and crafts at 1 p.m.; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- closed.
* Menus- meals include bread, rolls, milk, juice/ salad bar on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and soup on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Monday -- Hungarian goulash, broccoli and gingerbread; Tuesday -- Christmas party, prime rib, twice baked potatoes, vegetables and assorted pies; Wednesday -- deep dish party, squash and mixed fruit cup; Thursday -- closed; and Friday -- closed. For more information on center events, menus and activities, call 262-2322.
Ham classes proposed
The Moose Horn Amateur Radio club is considering putting on ham radio classes. Interested community members are asked to e-mail WA7B@AOL.COM or call 394-2907 or 262-9674 and leave a name and phone number.
If there is enough response the club will set up a time and place for classes. Classes will be one evening a week for six to eight weeks. Topics will include electrical theory and safety, frequency allocations, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, and modes of operation.
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