Ready to learn?
Soldotna Community Schools is starting winter classes. In-person registration is today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. A list of classes and activities is available on the city of Soldotna’s Web site, www.ci.soldotna.ak.us (click on Community Schools). For more information, call Carmen at 262-6768.
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 Kenai Community Library, the Triumvirate Bookstore and online at kenailibrary.org. Entries should be returned to the Kenai library or mailed to V. Walters at 214 Birch St., Kenai, AK 99611. The deadline 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.
Almanac looking for writers
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is taking submissions for its 2007 essay contest: “The Best Thing I Ever Bought at a Yard Sale.” Entries should be no longer than 200 words and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 26. Winners will be announced in The 2008 Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Kids’ reading program ongoing
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.
Art contest offers tech toys
A “Jobs are Alaska’s Future” art contest is being held with the theme “where the jobs are in Alaska in the future.” Guidelines are as follows: Posters must by 8 1/2 by 11 inches, created by hand (digital images may be applied but artwork must be done by hand) and created individually (no collaborative projects). Posters may be done in any medium and are due at the Peninsula Job Center in Kenai by Feb. 1.
Prizes will be awarded at the 2007 Job Fair on March 29. Prizes are an iPod for first place, thumb drive for second and Blockbuster gift card for third.
Art Briefs run in the Pulse section of the Clarion every Thursday. Submissions may be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.
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