Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010

Donate those used books

As you clean out your book shelves so Santa can bring you some new books, consider donating your already read books to the Kenai Community Library for their summer book sale. The Friends of the Kenai Community Library collect books, videos, cassettes, DVDs, and puzzles all year long for their summer book sale. Bring your donations to the Kenai Community Library during regular library hours.

Volunteers needed at Triumvirate

The Triumvirate Used Bookstore is looking for adult volunteers to work three hours per week at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall, Tuesday through Saturday, from either noon to 3 p.m. or 3 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed for organizing and shelving books and totaling sales. No heavy lifting is required. For more information call volunteer coordinator Rosie Reeder at 262-7993. The bookstore supports the Triumvirate Theatre in the same location.

Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program starting

Registration is now open for the Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program. Youth ages 6 to 12 are invited. The program runs from Jan. 15 to March 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., and some Saturdays. Find links to registration and membership forms at the bottom of the TTA web page: www.tsalteshi.org. For information about the biathlon component or other questions, contact us at tsalteshi@yahoo.com.

Writer mini-grants available

The Central Peninsula Writers Group is now calling for submissions for the 14th Annual Writers presentation in March, 2011, at the Kenai Visitors Center in Kenai. The Central Peninsula Writers Group is very pleased to announce they have been awarded a mini-grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum to enable them to give those who read their entries this year an honorarium of up to $100. The amount will be determined by the number of readers selected from the submissions received.

Adult and high school aged writers from the Central Peninsula: Cooper Landing to Ninilchik and Nikiski; are eligible to enter. Entries are due Feb. 12, 2011, and must be accompanied by an entry form and three copies of their work.

Complete guidelines and entry forms are available at the Kenai Community Library, the Kenai Visitors Center and online at www.kenailibrary.org, click on the Writer Group link at the left.

Nikiski pool, recreation center holiday closures

Nikiski Pool and Nikiski Community Recreation Center will be closed on Friday and Saturday for the Christmas holiday; and Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's holiday. For more information please call 776-8800.

Nikiski pool, waterslide vacation hours

As a special holiday offering, the Nikiski Pool Waterslide will be open at 1 p.m. daily, except for Mondays, during Christmas break. Hours of operation for the pool facility itself are Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. -- 5 p.m. and 6 -- 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1 -- 5 p.m. and 6 -- 9 p.m. For more information please call 776-8800.

Lots of chances to give food

Support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and bring in turkeys or hams for the holidays to the facility at 33955 Community College Dr., in Soldotna. For each turkey or ham you will receive a chance to win two ERA Aviation round trip tickets between Kenai and Anchorage. The drawing is today.

Youth volleyball, basketball on tap

North Peninsula Recreation is offering Youth Volleyball registration for boys and girls 4th -- 6th grade. Register from Dec. 13 to Jan. 7 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center or the Nikiski Pool. Registrations is also open for the 2011 7th and 8th grade Interleague Basketball season for boys and girls. Register at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center or the Nikiski Pool by Dec. 23. For more information call 776-8800.



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