Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Middle school basketball offered

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for seventh- and eighth-grade basketball. Deadline to register is Friday. Program fee is $60 before Friday or $70 after Friday.

All participants must be 2007 members. Registrations are being taken from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Kenai office. Registrations by phone, call 283-2682.

Cribbage tourney continues

Cook Inlet Lions 14th annual Kenai Peninsula cribbage tournament continues at 3 p.m. Saturdays through March at the American Legion Post No. 20. For more information, call Bob Harrison at 776-5339.

Youth New Year’s party slated

A New Year’s Eve party for youth in grades seven through 12 will be held from 7 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday 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.

Soccer coaches sought

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is accepting letters of intent for coaching during the 2007 season. Deadline for letters is Monday. Applications must include the age level and gender coaches wish to instruct, as well as coaching experience. Letters may be mailed to KPSC, P.O. Box 393, Kenai AK, 99611.

For more information, call Evelyn at 262-1298.

Swimming classes available

Kenai Central High School pool will offer level two and three Red Cross swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 9 through Feb. 8. Parents will need to pay in advance at the pool.

Youth volleyball, basketball offered

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will offer co-ed volleyball for youth in grades four through six. Registration deadline is Jan. 10.

Seventh- and eight-grade interleague basketball also will be offered. Deadline to register is Jan. 12.

Interested youth may register at Nikiski Community Recreation Center or at the pool.

For more information, call Tammy Berdahl at 776-8800.

Fundraisers for cancer victim begin

The following fundraisers are being held for Ericka Reynolds, a sixth-grader at Kenai Middle School who was diagnosed with leukemia;

· An account has been set up at Well’s Fargo Bank called the Ericka Reynolds’s Fund the account number is 5229072326.

· Kenai Middle School is selling “ERICKA” bracelets to represent her fight against cancer. The cost is $1 and proceeds will go towards her fund. For more information, call 283-4896.

Those wanting to send get well wishes to Ericka’s may do so at the following address: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Ericka Reynolds Room No. 2143, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105-0317.

Kids’ winter reading program continues

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna invites kids to join its Winter Frequent Reading Program.

When kids sign up at the bookstore, they can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their reading calendar to the bookstore, get it punched and pick up another free book.

Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Writers’ night needs authors

Submissions are being accepted for the 10th annual Central Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Night, put on by the Central Peninsula Writers Group, to be held March 10 at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Submission forms and rules are available at the Kenai Community Library, the Triumvirate Bookstore and online at Entries should be returned to the Kenai library or mailed to V. Walters at 214 Birch St., Kenai, AK 99611. The deadline to enter is Jan. 26.

Authors are allowed to enter no more than two pieces each of fiction or nonfiction that can be read in 10 minutes or poetry not to exceed 100 lines. Each writer should submit three copies of their entries with an entry form. The author’s name should not appear on the entry.

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