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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pool schedules announced

The Kenai and Skyview high schools pool hours are:

* Kenai Central High School -- 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Lap Swim -- Monday through Fridays; 9 to 11 a.m. Physical Therapy -- Mondays; 9 to 10:30 a.m. age group swim, Tuesdays-Fridays; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Swim, Monday-Friday.

The pool will be closed today, Friday and Jan. 28, 31 and Jan. 1. The cost is $4 Lap swim or Open swim, $35 for a punch card/ 10 punches on the card.

For more information, call 283-7476.

* Skyview High School -- Lap swim/water aerobics, Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and open swim Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 262-3905 or 260-2365.

* Nikiski pool winter break hours will be held through Jan. 3: Tuesday through Wednesday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Jan. 1 -- closed; Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, e-mail Karen Evans at .

Public health closures planned

The Kenai Public Health Center will not hold its regularly scheduled walk-in shot clinic today in Soldotna at the Cottonwood Health Center. The center will be closed Friday in observance of Christmas. It will reopen Monday 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.

Caregiver support offered

The National Family caregiver support program will hold a caregiver support meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 262-1280.

YFU seeks host families

Youth for Understanding at Kenai Peninsula College is recruiting two host families. Each family will be hosting a KPC college student for the spring semester -- first part of January to the middle of May.

One student is a female from the Netherlands and the other is a male from South Korea.

Host families are asked to welcome the student into their homes and provide a room and meals. In addition, each host family will receive a $200 a month stipend. Families are not expected to drive the student everywhere as they have their own funds for transportation.

For more information, call Marilyn Albright at 262-0327 or e-mail her at or call Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or e-mail her at

Kasilof school to offer preschool program

Tustumena Elementary School will begin a preschool program in January.

The program will be for children who turned 4 years old prior to Sept. 1. Applications may be picked up at the school or call 260-1345 for more information.

Catfish fry set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a cat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 2, at the center. Catfish, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies, and bread pudding will be served.

The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6.25 for children 6 years old and under. Call the 262-6808 for more information, or to sign up.

Historical society to meet

The board of directors for the Soldotna Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 2 at the Fine Thyme cafe in the River City Books at the "Y" in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

KPC on holiday break

The Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna will re-open at 2 p.m. Jan. 4.

Registration for the upcoming spring semester is available online at For more information, call 262-0320 or e-mail .

Don Young to host open house

The Kenai Office of Congressman Don Young will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4. at his office at 805 Frontage Road. Suite 110, Kenai.

The public is invited to meet Congressman Young and his new Kenai staffer Bonnie Golden. For more information, call 283-770

Celebration of remembrance planned

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a Celebration of Remembrance as an opportunity from community members whom are processing grief after the death of a loved one to join together to remember those family members.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at Christ Lutheran Church Soldotna. Attendees may bring a photo of their family member to share.

Music, fellowship, and remembering are planned and resources will be available. For more information, call 262-0453.

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

School programs continue

Tot Time and Home-school programs are held at the Kenai Recreation Center on the following days:

Tot Time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 for youth ages 1 to 5 years old.

Home-school will be held from 12:30 from 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 per child.

Rotary club changes venue

The Kenai River Rotary Club has temporarily relocated its Tuesday evening meetings thorough Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. from Nikko Gardens to the Central Peninsula Hospital Borealis Room. Meetings will resume at Nikko Gardens on Jan. 19.

For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-9630.

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