Community News

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2004

Elks table tennis results announced

Dan Mortenson and Brannon Ames won the Soldotna Elks Lodge's doubles table tennis tournament Wednesday. vJoe Szczesny and Hugh Fisher placed second, and Skip Dove and Steve Carter placed third.

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments every Wednesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Ray at 262-7415.

HCS to show films

The Homer Community Schools will hold a mountain film festival at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Homer High School and at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Homer Theater. The cost for shows are $8 for one or $14 for both shows for students through 12th grade; $10 for one or $18 for both for adults; and $30 for one or $50 for both for families.

Called, "Mountain Film of Telluride," the festival combines adventure, mountaineering, unique personalities and important environmental and social messages. There will be two shows each with different films and content.

T-200 volunteer dinner, orientation scheduled

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race will hold a volunteer taco dinner and orientation meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Tustumena Lodge at Mile 111.5 of the Sterling Highway. Volunteers are needed throughout the race weekend, with positions needed to be filled both indoors and out. No experience is necessary. The race is scheduled for Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. For more information, call Roy Hoekema at 260-6490 or visit

Fine wine, gourmet appetizer fund-raiser planned

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold its annual "Evening with Hospice" auction, fine wine and gourmet appetizer fund-raiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Wine tasting, gourmet appetizers and silent and outcry auctions are some of the planned activities. Two round-trip tickets to Hawaii, donated by Hawaiian Vacations, and a fly-in fishing trip for two, donated by High Adventure Air, are some of the items up for auction. All proceeds will go to hospice.

The event is catered by The Chase is Over and Specialty Imports. Tickets are $40 and are available from board members or by calling Sue at 262-0453.

Youth summit planned

The National Wildlife Federation and Alaska Youth for Environmental Action will sponsor the fifth annual Civics and Conservation Summit for high school students April 4 to 7 in Juneau.

Students will spend four days in the capital city learning about conservation topics, legislation and government function. Participants will research bills and communicate their concerns and interests to government leaders. The cost is $200, and limited scholarships are available.

The registration deadline is Feb. 1. Registration is limited to 15 students. School credit may be available. For more information, call Polly Carr at (907) 339-3907 or e-mail

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